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Asian Games Medals 2023 Day 12 Highlights

Sports  •  6 Oct, 2023  •  1,12,739 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami

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On the 12th day of the 2023 Asian Games in India, there were both triumphs and disappointments. India won gold in archery and squash but experienced unexpected losses in badminton and hockey. Throughout the day, people in the country watched with anticipation, cheering for the victories and commiserating with the defeats.


Archery's Golden Moments

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India has achieved an impressive victory in the archery arena by winning gold medals in both the compound men's and women's team finals. Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami, and Parneet Kaur displayed exceptional skill during their intense competition against Chinese Taipei. The women's team triumphed with a 230-229 score, showcasing their outstanding precision. The men's team continued the winning streak, making it a memorable day for Indian archery.

Badminton's Bittersweet Day

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PV Sindhu's exit in the singles came as a surprise to many. However, the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lifted spirits by reaching the doubles semi-finals, ensuring at least a bronze, marking a pivotal moment in the competition. HS Prannoy added to India's pride by winning his quarter-final clash, guaranteeing a medal. Sindhu's loss to China's He Bingjiao underscored the intensity and competitiveness of the games.



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Wrestling's Mixed Bag

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The wrestling mat witnessed contrasting outcomes. Antim Panghal clinched bronze after defeating Tokyo Olympics medallist Bolortuya Bat-Ochir. However, the journey ended for some, like Pooja Gehlot, reflecting the unpredictable nature of the sport. Mansi, too, faced a setback against Uzbekistan’s Laylokhon Sobirova, missing out on a bronze medal. The challenges witnessed showcased the sheer calibre of competition in Asian wrestling.

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