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Asian Games 2023, Day 1: Rowers & Shooters Bag 5 Medals for India, Nikhat Wins

Asian Games 2023 Live News Updates: India won five medals on the first day of the 19th Asian Games.

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  • India's medal count at the 2023 Asian Games was opened by the women's 10m Air Rifle team of Ramita, Mehuli and Ashi won a silver.

  • Ramita returned to win an individual bronze in the 10m Air Rifle event.

  • The rowing contingent was the most successful on Sunday, winning three medals – two silvers and a bronze.

  • The women's cricket team is assured a medal after entering the final with a big win over Bangladesh.

  • World champion Nikhat Zareen started her campaign with a comfortable win.

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8:14 PM , 24 Sep

Asian Games 2023 Live Updates, Day 1: Curtain Call

THAT'S IT, FOLKS!

It has been a fairly satisfactory day from the Indian perspective, with many highs, but a few lows as well. Courtesy of shooters and rowers, India have five medals to their tally.

Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita and Ashi Chouskey's women's 10m air rifle team secured a silver medal, whilst Ramita secured an individual bronze in women's 10m air rifle.

In rowing, the pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh won a silver medal in men's lightweight double sculls, whilst Babulal Yadav and Lekh Ram won a bronze medal in men's coxless pair. The team of men's coxed eight also won a bronze medal.

Elsewhere, Nikhat Zareen won her first bout, while the men's football team are also through to the round of 16. The women's cricket team breezed past Bangladesh to assure a medal. In table tennis, however, both the men's and women's teams were knocked out.

We will be back with live action tomorrow morning, with events starting as early as 6am! Till then, good night.

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8:02 PM , 24 Sep

Asian Games 2023 Live Updates, Day 1: Defeat in Wushi

In wushu, Sunil Singh Mayanglambam suffered a defeat against Philippines' Arnel Mandal in the quarter-finals of men's 56kg. Mandal secured victory by points gap.

Asian Games 2023 Live News Updates: India won five medals on the first day of the 19th Asian Games.

Sunil Singh Mayanglambam lost his match.

(Photo: Asian Games website)

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7:49 PM , 24 Sep

Asian Games 2023 Live Updates, Day 1: FIFA Pair Suffer Defeats

The Indian Esports contingent started their campaign today with FIFA Online, wherein both Charanjot Singh and Karman Singh have been handed defeats. Charanjot, who made it to the round 4 of losers' bracket, lost 0-2 against China's Jiacheng Liu. Karman Singh, meanwhile, lost in the second round of losers' bracket against Kuwait's Meshari Aldhafiri.

7:19 PM , 24 Sep

Asian Games 2023 Live Updates, Day 1: Women's Swimming Team Finishes Seventh

The last swimming event of the day – women's 4x100m freestyle relay – sees India finishing in the seventh position. The quartet of Maana Patel, Shivangi Sharma, Jahnvi Choudhari and Dhinidhi Desinghu clocked a time of 3:54.66. They were 20.70s behind the gold medal-winning team from China.

Asian Games 2023 Live News Updates: India won five medals on the first day of the 19th Asian Games.

India finished in seventh position.

(Photo: Asian Games website)

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Published: 24 Sep 2023, 5:57 AM IST
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