Comparison of India’s Asian Games record breakers with all-time greats | spcilvly


At the 2023 Asian Games, India created history with a record 107 medals in Hangzhou, 28 gold, 38 silver and 41 bronze. India easily surpassed its previous tally of 70 medals and also surpassed the hundred medal mark on the final day. Due to such dominant displays, pressure has increased on Indian athletes for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics.

Sift Kaur Samra and Avinash Sable broke records in Hangzhou.
Sift Kaur Samra and Avinash Sable broke records in Hangzhou.

In shooting, India’s dominance continued with the country’s shooters also setting new records. The Indian shooting contingent surpassed their previous Asian best of 14 medals, bagging 22 in Hangzhou. Archery and badminton also made India win medals. Meanwhile, the cricket and kabaddi teams clinched gold in their respective categories. The men’s kabaddi final between India and Iran generated a lot of controversy in the last minute, halting the match for a long period.

In javelin throw, we saw Neeraj Chopra clinch gold, which was also helped by the absence of his rival Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan. Meanwhile, India’s Kishore Kumar Jena won silver in the event. The Indian men’s 4×400 relay team, which broke the Asian record at this year’s World Championships, came out on top and took the lead from the start of the race. Meanwhile, defending champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor regained the title from him in the last throw, with a massive effort of 20.36m to take gold, ahead of Saudi Arabia’s Mohamed Daouda Tolo (20.18m). He also became the fourth Indian to win consecutive golds at the Asian Games.

Here is a list of some of India’s Asian Games records and their standing in comparison to the all-time greats:

1. Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team

The Indian men’s 10m air rifle team clinched India’s first gold in Hangzhou. Comprising Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, the team scored a total of 1893.7 points during the individual qualification round, 0.4 points more than the previous world record set by China in the World Cup. last month in Baku. They also broke China’s Asian record (1887.4) and the Games record (1886.4).

2. Sift Kaur Samra

In the women’s 50m rifle 3 position individual event, SIft Kaur Samra broke the world record with a score of 469.6. Great Britain’s Seonaid McIntosh was the previous world record holder with 467 points. Meanwhile, she also broke the Asian (463.3) and Games record (458.8), previously held by China’s Chang Jing and Mongolia’s Gankhuyag Nandinzaya.

3. 50 m Rifle 3P Men’s Team

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran bagged gold in the men’s 3P rifle team event. The trio reached a cumulative 1,769 points to break the world record, eight more than the previous one set by United Stages in 2022 at the CAT championships.

4. Marta Avinash

The great Indian runner won a gold medal in the men’s 3,000 meters steeplechase final. On the way to his gold, he also broke the previous Games record held by Iran’s Hossein Keyhani. Sable clocked 8:19:50, besting Hossein’s 8:22:79. Such was Sable’s dominance that the Japanese Ryoma Aoki, second placed, recorded 8:23:75. Sable is still very far from the Asian or world record in this test. They were established by Qatari Saif Saaeed Shaheen in 2004, in Brussels. He clocked 7:53:63.

5. Palak Gulia

Sensation Palak Gulia, 17, made history in the women’s 10m air pistol final, setting a new Games record with a total of 242.1 and also taking gold. The previous record holder was Chinese Qian Wang, who clocked 240.3 in the 2018 edition in Jakarta. In this event, the Asian record is held by Japan’s Yukari Konishi, who scored 245.3 in Japan in 2017. Meanwhile, the world record is held by Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic, who scored 246.9 in 2017 in Maribor.


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