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How can India get to 100 medals in Asian Games 2023?

The Indian contingent has already surpassed the country's best-ever tally in the Asian Games in Hangzhou which currently stands at 87 but the target is to reach the 100-medal mark. With just a couple of days remaining can the contingent reach the mark, here's how-

Anshul Gupta Edited By: Anshul Gupta @oyegupta_ New Delhi Updated on: October 06, 2023 11:04 IST
Indian contingent's challenge in the Asian Games 2023 has
Image Source : AP Indian contingent's challenge in the Asian Games 2023 has reached its final frontier with 86 medals already in the bag

The medal tally crawled to 86 for India on Day 12 after a rather quiet day at the office in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. Three Gold, a Silver and a Bronze - that's what the archers, the squash players and wrestler Antim Panghal got India on Thursday, October 5. #Issbaar100paar which means this time more than 100, the tagline of the Indian broadcaster Sony Sports might hold just true this time after the Indian contingent has already recorded its best tally at the Asiad.

After a five-medal small addition, it looked like India could end up in the nervous nineties but there is a century on the horizon and if a few things go India's way, the historic century could be scored in China. Here's how

Medals assured: 11

3 - Archery (compound)

An all-India final in men's individual event means a Gold and Silver will be added to the tally on Saturday. On the same day, Jyothi Surekha Vennam will be participating in the women's individual final and hence is assured of at least a Silver.

1 - Bridge

The men's team final will continue on Friday and the Indian contingent will win at least a Silver medal.

1 - Men's Hockey team

A Paris Olympics berth is at stake for the men's hockey team apart from a Gold medal. At least a silver is coming in the men's team hockey event for India.

2 - Kabaddi

India's Women Kabaddi team has qualified for the final while the men's team will face Pakistan in semi-final. 

2 - Badminton

Similarly in badminton, HS Prannoy, who put on a brave face in the quarter-finals to qualify for the semis is assured of a medal even if he fails to reach the final. The men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy left the Singaporean pair to hang dry in the quarters and will now face the Malaysian duo of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik. They too are assured of at least a bronze.

1 - Men's cricket

Indian men's team led by Ruturaj Gaikwad has assured a medal with a win over Bangladesh by nine wickets in the semi-final. They will face either Pakistan or Afghanistan in the Gold medal match on Saturday (October 7).

1 - Sepaktakraw

The women's regu team has qualified for semifinals and have confirmed at least a bronze medal. They will face a tough opponent in Thailand in the semis.

After 98 medals, what happens? Is there a chance of 100?

Medal opportunities

The women's hockey team will get two bites at the cherry ahead of their semi-final against China.

Archers have already assured three more medals and there is an opportunity to get three more. Aditi Gopichand Swami will feature in the bronze medal match of the women's individual event while the men's and women's recurve teams will be hoping to replicate the success of the compound teams.

Bajran, Aman, Kiran and Sonam will fight for the Bronze medal after losing their respective semifinal bouts. A maximum of eight medals are up for grabs in Wrestling overall. So even if two medals are won out of these, the 100 mark will be breached. Will it happen?

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