India added another Gold to their growing medals tally on Day 5 of the Asian Games 2023 on Thursday, September 28. India registered their sixth Gold of Asiad 2022 after winning the men's team 10m air pistol shooting event and finished the successful day with two individual medals.
Boxer Roshibina Devi opened India's account on Day 5 with a Silver medal in the women's 60kg Wushu Sanda. Roshibina had famously won the Bronze in the previous edition in 2018 and now updated her silverware cabinet after a 0-2 defeat against China's Wu Xiaowei in the final on Thursday.
In the men's 10m air pistol event, a team of Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal and Arjun Singh Cheema pulled off a stunning comeback win to claim the Gold. Cheema shot 9 in his last attempt but a perfect 10 each from Sarabjot and Shiva took India to 533 points, only one more than China's team.
India added their third medal of the day when Anush Agarwalla bagged the Bronze in the individual dressage event of Equestrian. Anush was part of the team that won the Gold in the team's dressage event after 41 years for India on Tuesday (Sep 26) and he performed brilliantly to hand India their 25th medal in the 2023 edition.
In other events, India men's football team suffered a heartbreaking 2-0 defeat against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 which also ended their Asiad 2023 campaign. In hockey, the men's team beat Japan 4-2 to top the Pool A table with three perfect wins in their opening three games.
India also enjoyed much-needed success in tennis as Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan stormed into the final of the men's doubles with a 1-6, 7-6, 0-10 (tiebreaker) win over a South Korean pair of Hong Seongchan and Kwon Soonwoo. The pair of Mahesh Bhupati and Rutuja Bhosale also won in the mixed event to enter the semi-final round on Thursday.
India's medal winners on Day 5:
- Silver - Roshibina Devi in women's 60kg Wushu Sanda
- Gold - Men's team in 10m air pistol shooting
- Bronze - Anush Agarwalla in individual dressage event (Equestrian)
India's overall medal tally and standings in Asian Games 2023 after Day 5: