Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023

Asian Games 2023, Day 11: Neeraj Chopra, Kishore Jena Win Gold, Silver In Javelin Throw; Men's 4x400m Relay Team Victorious - As It Happened

Asian Games 2023, Day 11: Neeraj Chopra, Kishore Jena Win Gold, Silver In Javelin Throw; Men's 4x400m Relay Team Victorious - As It Happened

India collected 12 medals on Day 11 of the 2023 Asian Games with javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra taking centre stage in Hangzhou. Catch highlights

Indian Athletes ruled on Day 11 of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou.
Indian Athletes ruled on Day 11 of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou. X/ @India_AllSports

Day 11 was very satisfactory for the Indian contingent as the Jyothi-Ojas pair won the compound mixed team gold medal in Archery. The men's hockey team also defeated South Korea 5-3 in the semi-final. In Greco-Roman Wrestling, Sunil Kumar won the Bronze medal for the first time after 2010 in the Asian Games. In Boxing, Lovlina Borgohain secures silver in the 75kg category. Saurav Ghosal also sealed the spot in the Squash singles finals. Avinash Sable bagged silver in 5000m and Harmilan Bains secured silver in the Women's 800m final. India also secured a silver in the 4x400m women's relay whereas the men's team won gold in the 4x400m relay race.

Athletics dominated the day with Neeraj Chopra clinching the gold in the Javelin throw with his Indian counterpart Kishore Jena bagging Silver. Indian team in Kabaddi also performed well in both men's and women's categories. Catch all the important details and highlights of Day 11 of the Asian Games 2023 from Hangzhou here (Medal Tally | Schedule | StreamingFull Coverage | Sports News)

That's All For Today!

6:36 pm: Siddharth Pardeshi places 11th in the men's 10m Platform final in Diving
Siddarth Bajrang Pardeshi of India finished 11th in the Diving Men's 10m Platform final with a score of 268.

Hao Yang of China won Gold with a score of 554.35.

6:33 pm: Women's Team Round 6: India defeats Uzbekistan
In Round 6 of the Chess Women's Team tournament, India defeated Uzbekistan 4.0 - 0.0.

Yakubbaeva, Omonova, Khamdamova, and Bobomurodova were defeated by Koneru Humpy, Vaishali R, Vantika Agrawal, and Savitha Baskar, respectively.

6:30 pm: Bridge: Men's Team - India advances to the finals versus Hong Kong
In the final of the Bridge Men's Team event, India will meet Hong Kong, China.

After Session 6 of the Men's Team Semifinal, China and Japan took Bronze.

6:28 pm: Chess: Men's Team Round 6 - India and China draw
Indian Men's Team drew 2.0-2.0 with China in Round 6 of the Chess Men's Team tournament.

Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa, Vidit, and Hari Krishna each drew with Yi Wei, Xiangzhi Bu, Qun Ma, and Xinagyu Xu.

6:13 pm: Athletics: India wins gold in the men's 4x400m relay
Anas Muhammed Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, and Rajesh Ramesh of India won gold in the men's 4x400m relay with a time of 3:01.58.

6:09 pm: Kishore Jena gets silver in the men's javelin throw!!
Kishore Jena won silver in the Men's Javelin Throw with a personal best throw of 87.54m, giving India a 1-2 finish in the event.

6:06 pm: Neeraj wins gold in the men's javelin throw!!
Neeraj Chopra of India won gold in the Men's Javelin Throw final, reclaiming his Asian Games title from four years before. His best throw was 88.88m, which he achieved on his fourth try.

5:57 pm: Men's High Jump: Anil Kushare finishes fourth
Anil Kushare of India finished fourth in the Men's High Jump with a season-best leap of 2.26m. The Indian failed to pass the 2.29m threshold required to compete for medals.

Jesse Sandesh finished ninth with a 2.19m leap.

5:51 pm: India won silver in the 4x400m Women's Relay
India wins silver in the 4x400m Women's Relay with Vithya Ramraj, Aishwarya Mishra, Prachi, and Subha Venkatesan.

5:48 pm: Athletics: Men’s Javelin Throw - Neeraj Chopra moves back into the lead
India’s Javelin throwers are setting the stadium on fire.

Neeraj Chopra takes the lead with a throw of 88.88m and Kishore Jena manages to close the gap with an improvement of 87.54m.

5:31 pm: Kishore Jena climbs into first place in the men's javelin throw
Kishore Jena of India surged ahead of compatriot Neeraj Chopra in the Men's Javelin Throw final with a throw of 86.77m.

5:37 pm: Avinash Sable wins silver in the 5000m
Avinash Sable of India added a 5000m silver medal to his 3000m steeplechase gold.

Gulveer Singh of India finished fourth, barely missing out on a medal. Sable finished in 13:21.09, while Gulveer completed in 13:29.93, a personal best.

5:16 pm: Men's Javelin Throw: Neeraj extends the lead, and Kishore finishes second
India's Neeraj Chopra extended his lead in the Men's Javelin Throw final with a throw of 84.49m on his second try.

Kishore Jena throws 79.96m on his second attempt after being confused about his foot positioning.

5:09 pm: Harmilan Bains wins Silver in the Women's 800m final
Harmilan Bains of India won silver in the Women's 800m final with a last-leg sprint to beat the Chinese runners.

She comes in second place with a timing of 2:03.75.

5:05 pm: Athletics: Kishore finishes second in the men's javelin final
Kishore Jena got out to a strong start in the final. He breaks the 80m barrier. The Indian managed to cover the precise distance of 81.26.

5:03 pm: Athletics: Men's Javelin Final - More Confusion for Neeraj
Neeraj's retake was under 80m, however, the scoreboard now shows the distance as 82.38m, which is where he landed the javelin on the first try.

4:48 pm: Sunil Kumar wins Bronze in Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 87kg
Sunil Kumar of India wins bronze in the Men's Wrestling Greco-Roman 87kg category, defeating Kyrgyzstan's Atabek Azisbekov 2-1.

4:46 pm: Athletics: Men’s Javelin throw - Neeraj starts with first throw
First up, Neeraj makes a great throw. The drop is between 80 and 85 metres, however, there has been a major delay owing to a problem with the marking system. Keep an eye out.

4:36 pm: Sunil trails in the bronze medal match for men's Greco-Roman wrestling at 87kg
Sunil gets penalised for inactivity, and his opponent, Atabek Azisbekov, receives a point. Sunil defends brilliantly from the upside-down position on the mat, limiting the lead to one point.

4:21 pm: Men's Singles Round of 16 - Srikanth loses 0-2 to Naraoka
Kidambi Srikanth of India Srikanth was eliminated from the Badminton Men's Singles event after losing to Japan's Kodai Naraoka in the Round of 16.
Naraoka wins 2 - 0 (21-16, 21-17) vs Srikanth.

4:15 pm: Squash: Men’s Singles Semifinal: Saurav Ghoshal seals spot in final
Game 3: Henry Leung covers a lot of ground to get to the sliced forehand. For the first time in the match, he appears unafraid to use the slice. HKG 2 - 1 IND

Leung misses the slice yet again, like he did in the previous two games. Saurav maintains his excellent slice play as he evens the score. IND 4 - 4 HKG

Saurav advances because Leung is no match for his drop shots. IND 9 - 6 HKG 
After defeating Hong Kong's Henry Leung 3-0 in the Squash Men's Singles Semifinals, Saurav wins Game 3 and the match to go to the final.

Saurav wins 3 - 0 (11-2, 11-1, 11-6)

4:00 pm: Athletics Schedule for today
Here are the Indians in action in athletics today

4:30 p.m. - Men’s High Jump Final - Sarvesh Kushare and Sandesh Jesse

4:35 p.m. - Men’s Javelin Throw Final - Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Kumar Jena

4:40 p.m. - Women’s Triple Jump Final - Sheena Nellickal Varkey

4:55 p.m. - Women’s 800m Final - Harmilan Bains and Chanda

5:10 p.m. - Men’s 5000m Final - Avinash Sable and Gulveer Singh

5:45 p.m. - Women’s 4x400 Final

6:05 p.m. - Women’s 4x400 Final

3:57 pm: Squash: Saurav Ghoshal leads Henry Leung 2-0 in the Men's Singles Semifinal
Game 2: Saurav continues where he left off in Game 1. Henry has failed to take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to him. IND 5 - 1 HKG

Saurav has a commanding lead in Game 2. The game is only two points away from being over. IND 9-1 HKG

Saurav had another easy game. Blitzes his way to a 2-0 lead over Hong Kong's Henry Leung.

Saurav has a 2-0 lead over Henry (11-2, 11-1).

3:51 pm: Srikanth loses Game 1 in Men's Singles R16
In the Badminton Men's Singles R16 match, India's Kidambi Srikanth lost the first game 16-21 to Japan's Kodai Naraoka.

Srikanth 0-1 Naraoka (21-16)

3:05 pm: HOCKEY: India wins 5-3 over South Korea
India is fighting for a place in the Asian Games gold medal match. The goal of qualifying for the Olympics in Paris remains unchanged.

Abhishek scored in the fourth and final quarter to secure the game's outcome.

The final score was IND 5-3 KOR.

2:55 pm: KABADDI: India progresses to the semifinals after defeating Thailand 54-22
With a resounding 54-22 victory against Thailand, India advances to the medal rounds.

In the semifinals, it will face Nepal.

2:04 pm: Satwik-Chirag reach the quarterfinals of badminton
The Indian duo easily won the last game 21-12 to advance to the last-eight stage.

The final scores were 24-22, 16-21, and 21-12.

1:58 pm: India leads in the first quarter
In the first quarter, it was all one-way traffic. India has a 3-0 advantage.

Mandeep Singh scored his 10th goal of the tournament to make the score 2-0 before Lalit Kumar Upadhyay sounded the final buzzer with a straightforward touch.

India has been similarly effective in defence, clearing any balls into the circle.

1:40 pm: Men's Hockey: India Vs South Korea Semi-finals
In the semi-finals, India takes an early lead.

Hardik Singh is the quickest to react to a deflection in the Korean circle, and he shoots. A defender on the line tries to block it, but the ball nevertheless finds its way into the net.


1:35 pm: Lovlina settles for Silver!
Round 3: Lovlina is under pressure to turn this around. As she approaches the gold medal, the Chinese fighter has a bounce in her stride.
Qian cautioned her about holding, but it should not stop her in this battle.
Lovlina attempts a right-handed blow, but Qian easily avoids it by leaping out of the path. That is the battle! I believe we know the outcome of this one.
Li Qian has been declared the winner! Lovlina Borgohain has silver.

Round 2: Qian makes the initial move yet again, but Lovlina evades.
Qian lands a flurry of blows on Lovlina. To avoid being caught, the Indian must take a step back. She manages to get out of the way on a couple, but the final two hit her.
Lovlina landed a crisp right-handed jab. That concludes the second round. Qian also won the second round.

1:25 pm: The boxers proceed to the ring 

Round 1: China's Qian makes the initial attack, but Lovlina defends well.

The referee pauses for a time before instructing Lovlina to get a move on in the battle. She eventually hits the opponent with a right-hand strike.

Lovlina is still relying on her defences to be safe in the fight.

1:07 pm: India lose in the second game in Badminton
The men's doubles Round of 16 match between Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and their Indonesian opponents would be the decisive game. The second game was won by Leo/Martin 21-16.

12:53 pm: Indian duo leads in Badminton
The Indian badminton team of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is facing a stiff challenge from their Indonesian opponent. The Indians eventually won the first game 24-22.

12:10 pm: India knocked out of Archery
The Indonesian duo shot a 20 in the shoot-off. While Ankita received a 10, Atanu only received a 9! The Indian couple!

11:47 am: Parveen settles for Bronze
Parveen will also be unable to turn the tables in the third round against Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Ting. The boxer wins a bronze medal in the women's 57 kg division! after Lin Yu Ting won the third round with all five judges siding with her over Parveen Hooda.

11:28 am: Bronze in Squash for India
The Malaysian duo defeated Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh 9-11 in the last game. They'll have to settle for a bronze medal!

11:07 am: Squash - Anahat-Abhay In Action
Time for the second Indian mixed doubles pair to contest their semifinal. Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh are up against the Malaysian duo of Aifa Azman and Mohammas Syafiq Kamal Bin Mohammad.

10:24am: Squash - Harinder-Dipika In Final!
India's Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Dipika Pallikal have won a close encounter against Hong Kong's Lee Ka Yi and Wong Chi Him 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 to enter the mixed doubles final. 

9:58am: Squash - 3 SFs Today
The Indian squash contingent will play three semifinals today - two in mixed doubles and one in men's singles (Saurav Ghosal). The first of the three is now underway, with Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Dipika Pallikal in action against Hong Kong's Lee Ka Yi and Wong Chi Him.

9:29am: Wrestling Campaign Begins
India's wrestling contingent has begun its campaign today, and a lot of Indian grapplers are in action through the day. Here's our detailed preview and analysis on what to expect from them.

8:57am: India's Best-Ever Medal Haul
With the archery gold, India now has 71 medals from this edition of the Asiad, overtaking 70 medals at the 2018 Jakarta Games. This is already the country's best-ever medal haul, with four more days to go.

8:46am: Gold Medal In Compound Archery!
They have done it in style. Jyothi and Ojas beat the South Korean pair 159-158 to annex the gold medal. Splendid performance from the Indians, who were the top seeds at the event.

8:32am: Archery - Compound Mixed Team Final
Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale are now in action in their gold medal match against South Korea.

8:30am: Badminton - PV Sindhu In QFs
Sindhu wins her round of 16 match in straight games to advance to the women's singles quarterfinals.

7:58am: Medal In 35km Mixed Team Racewalk!
India’s Ram Baboo and Manju Rani bag a bronze medal in the 35km mixed team racewalk. They clock a combined time of 5:51.14s to finish in third place overall. 

7:53am: Archery - Compound Mixed Team In Final!
Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale are now in the final. They have defeated Kazakhstan in the last-four stage to book a place in the summit clash of the event.

6:54am: Men's Kabaddi - India Win
India beat Thailand 63-26 in their Group A match. 

6:34am: Archery - Compound Mixed Team In SF
Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale have won their quarterfinal, beating Malaysia 158-155. 

6:27am: Schedule
Here's a quick glance at the key events through the day:

Men’s High Jump Final: Sarvesh Anil Kushare & Jesse Sandesh — 4:30 pm
Men’s Javelin Throw Final: Neeraj Chopra & Kishore Kumar Jena – 4:35 pm
Women’s Triple Jump Final: Sheena Nellickal – 4:40 pm
Women’s 800m Final: KM Chanda & Harmilan Bains – 4:55 pm
Men’s 5000 Final: Avinash Sable & Gulveer Singh – 5:10 pm
Women’s 4X400m Relay Final: 5:45 pm
Men’s 4X400m Relay Final: 6:05 pm

Men’s Hockey:
India vs Korea, Semifinal (1:30 pm)

Lovlina Borgohain (75 Kg final, 1:15 pm), Parveen (57kg semifinal, 11:30 am)

Women’s singles R16: PV Sindhu – 7:30 am
Men’s singles R16: HS Prannoy – 7:50 am
Women’s doubles R16: Treesa/Gayatri – 8:10 am
Mixed doubles R16: Tanisha/Sai – 8.30 am
Men’s doubles R16: Satwik/Chirag – 9:10 am
Men’s singles R16: Srikanth Kidambi – 10:10 am
Women’s doubles R16: Tanisha/Ashwini – 10:30 am

Compound mixed team quarterfinal: 06:10 am
Recurve mixed team quarterfinal: 11:50 am (Olympic quota event)

Mixed Doubles semifinal: Harinder & Dipika – 09:30 am
Mixed Doubles semifinal: Abhay & Anahat – 10:30 am
Men’s Singles semifinal: Saurav Ghosal – 3:30 pm

Gyanender (GR 60kg), Neeraj (GR 67kg),Vikas (GR 77kg), Sunil Kumar (GR 87kg) 07:30 IST Onwards

Men’s Kabaddi:
India vsThailand, Group A (6:00 am)

Women’s Kabaddi:
India vs Thailand Group A (1:30 pm)

6:10pm: Greetings!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 11 of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Lots of action lined up all through the day.We start off with the Indian men's kabaddi team taking on Thailand in their Group A match.