The Indian shooters Divyansh Panwar, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Rudrankksh Patil on Sunday gave India its first Gold medal at the Asian Games 2023 as the trio clinched the top prize in Men's 10m Air Rifle Team event. The trio finished with a score of 1893.7 and also shattered the World record with a jaw-dropping performance at the 10m range in Hangzhou.
Rudrankksh registered a score of 632.8, Tomar shot 631.6 and Divyansh scored 629.6. Rudrankksh and Tomar have also qualified for the individual event's final, however, Divyansh misses out as only two shooters from a country advance to the final.
Individually, Rudrankksh finished in 3rd place overall, Tomar took the 5th spot and Divyansh finished at 8th. Only the top 8 athletes from the team's event reach the individual final and despite being 8th, Divyansh misses out. Kazakhstan's Islam Satpayev finished 9th overall and got the qualification for the individual final.
India secure two Bronze in Rowing
This was not the only joy for the Indians at the Asiad on Day 2 in Hangzhou. India secured two more Bronze medals in rowing at the Asiad. The Men's Four team and the Men's Quadruple team clinched Bronze medals to give India its 8th medal of the Games. The Four team of Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish finished with a timing of 6:10.81, to win the Bronze, while Uzbekistan and China won the Gold and Silver medals respectively. Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh gave India its 8th medal in Men's Quadruple Sculls as they finished with a timing of 6:08.61s, behind China and Uzbekistan, who won Gold and Silver, respectively.
After winning five medals on the opening day, India added three more medals on Day 2 on Monday. The nation now has one Gold, three Silver and four Bronze. Out of these seven medals, five were won from rowing, while shooting gave three medals to the nation.