In the athletics medal rush, Avinash Sable and Tajinderpal Singh win gold, while Jyothi Yarraji takes silver

India won 15 medals, including three gold, seven silver, and five bronze. Avinash Sable broke the Asian Games record while winning India's first men's 3000m steeplechase gold medal at the continental meet.

(Sports news) On a spectacular eighth day at the Asian Games 2023 on Sunday, India won 15 medals, including three gold, seven silver, and five bronze. Avinash Sable broke the Asian Games record while winning India’s first men’s 3000m steeplechase gold medal at the continental meet. Meanwhile, Tajinderpal Singh Toor successfully defended his men’s shot put title and won gold in Hangzhou.

Jyothi Yarraji won the women’s 100m hurdles in dramatic fashion after China’s Wu Yanni, who had finished second, was disqualified for a false start. Harmilan Bains won silver in the women’s 1500m and Murali Sreeshankar won silver in the men’s long jump. Ajay Kumar Saroj and Jinson Johnson finished second and third in the men’s 1500m, respectively.

History created in badminton, golf and shooting:

Despite losing a thrilling final against China, the Indian men’s badminton team made Asian Games history by capturing the first-ever men’s team silver medal. Aditi Ashok made history as well. After taking silver in the women’s solo event, she became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Asian Games golf tournament.

Shooters won three medals, one of each color, to finish their Hangzhou campaign with a total of 22 medals, the most for India in a single edition of shooting. Boxer Nikhat Zareen, on the other hand, was content with a bronze medal in her Asian Games debut. The Indian women’s hockey team was held to a 1-1 tie by the Republic of Korea, the five-time Asian Games champions. Archery began today as well.

Badminton- India win first-ever men’s team silver:

The Indian men’s badminton team won their first silver medal at the Asian Games 2023 after defeating China in the final 3-2. It is only India’s second Asian Games silver medal, following PV Sindhu’s silver medal in singles in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. India had previously won three bronze medals in men’s team competition.

Lakshya Sen and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty had given India a 2-0 lead in the gold medal match for men’s team badminton. However, Li Shifeng defeated former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth in straight games, while Liu Yuchen / Ou Xuanyi easily defeated Dhruv Kapila / Sai Pratheek to draw the match. China defended their championship as Weng Hongyang won the decider 21-12, 21-4 against Mithun Manjunathan.

Athletics- Jyothi Yarraji bags dramatic 100m hurdles silver:

Ace Jyothi Yarraji of India recorded 12.91 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the Asian Games 2023. The bronze medal was first awarded to the 24-year-old athlete. However, after the race, China’s Wu Yanni was disqualified, raising Yarraji’s medal to silver. Jyothi Yarraji and Wu Yanni were being investigated for false beginnings. Meanwhile, the race went on without any disqualifications, but Wu Yanni lost her silver medal due to the post-race probe.

Lin Yuwei of China won gold with a personal best timing of 12.74 seconds. Yumi Tanaka of Japan, who started fourth, finished third in 13.04 seconds.

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