Bringing pride in India, women athletes won a gold medal for the nation, at the 2023 Asian Games. Indian women's compound team rallied to down their Chinese Taipei rivals by one point in a tense final to secure the medal in archery. The top-seeded reigning world champion trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami and Parneet Kaur shot 60 out of 60 in a perfect final end, securing 5th medal.
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India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra defended his Asian Games gold medal with a best throw of 88.88m in the final at Hangzhou. Neeraj Chopra beat his compatriot Kishore Jena for the top honour. Kishore Jena overtook Neeraj Chopra at one stage in the final with his personal best throw of 86.77m but he ended with a silver medal as Neeraj registered his best throw after, claiming on top.
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Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has raised concerns alleging that she lost her medal to Nandini Agasara, who she thinks is a transgender woman. in the Asian Games 2023 and is ineligible to compete. Barman took to her official handle on X and said, ". I want my medal back as it is against the rules of our Athletics. Help me and support me please." She said she deserved it.
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India's medal tally rises after athletes representing the nation won gold and silver medals in shooting, at the Asian Games 2023. The women’s 25m pistol shooting team claimed India’s fourth gold medal of the Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games on September 27, morning, minutes after the women’s rifle team had claimed a silver in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event. With this, India won a total of 14 medals.
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India won its first gold medal on the day in Equestrian, with the dressage team securing a historic top-podium finish, beating the likes of China and Hong Kong, China. The quartet of Sudipti Hajela, Divyakriti Singh, Hriday Vipul Chheda, and Anush Agarwalla scored a total of 209.205 to win gold. Earlier in the day, Neha Thakur opened India's medal account on the day with a silver in sailing.
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, on Friday, cancelled his scheduled visit to China as the government lodged a strong protest after three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh were denied entry into China for the 19th Asian Games that begin in Hangzhou on Saturday. Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu were discriminated against by Chinese authorities who refused the sportspersons entry in a "targeted and pre-meditated manner",
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Protesting wrestlers including Sakshi Malikkh, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and all others resumed their duties, after meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. However, both Malikkh and Punia denied reports of withdrawing their names from protest against the Central Government, demanding arrest of Wrestler's Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Notably, he has been alleged of sexual harassment, and is still not… read-more
The wrestlers who were protesting against the Central Government, gave an ultimatum of five days to the GoI, demanding the arrest of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The protesting wrestlers, who were scheduled to immerse their winning medals, in the Ganga, gave a final call demanding Bhushan's arrest in sexual assault allegations. Notably, Sakshi Malik said, they would immerse their medals and will go for indefinite hunger strike.… read-more
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Responding to the comments of Wrestlers Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the protesting wrestlers said, "His ego is bigger than Ravana". Vinesh Phogat, one of the protestors, said that the WFI president's charge that they are involved in politics is 'baseless'. Notably, after the FIR, BJP MP Brij Bhushan said, he's ready to face investigation and denied all the allegations of the wrestlers, who continued protest.
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Scoring 699 out of 720 points, India's master archer Rakesh Kumar bagged the third spot while Shyam Sundar Swami with 682 points finished 21st in the men's compound individual archery ranking round in the Tokyo Paralympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field. Kumar secured the spot after a perfect 60 in the fourth and fifth set. Both are set to head for a possible mixed event with Jyoti Balyan.