Monday, Dec 04, 2023

Asian Games 2023, Day 3: Equestrian Team Strike Gold; Silver For Neha Thakur, Bronze For Eabad Ali In Sailing - As It Happened

Asian Games 2023, Day 3: Equestrian Team Strike Gold; Silver For Neha Thakur, Bronze For Eabad Ali In Sailing - As It Happened

The equestrian dressage team won a historic gold medal — the first for India in 41 years. Neha won silver in the Girls' Dinghy ILCA4 category, while Eabad bagged bronze in the Men’s Windsurfer RS:X event. Get all the highlights from Asian Games 2023

The victorious equestrian dressage team in Hangzhou on Tuesday.
The victorious equestrian dressage team in Hangzhou on Tuesday. X/@Media_SAI

Day 3 of the Asian Games 2023 saw India swell up it's medal tally to 14. India won it's third gold medal at the Games in Equestrian. Neha Thakur bagged silver in Girl's Dinghy - ILCA 4 category whereas Eabad Ali won bronze in men's windsurfing RS:X category. Ace Indian fencer Bhavani Devi and shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar, Ramita Jindal fell agonizingly short of a medal. In Tennis, Sumit Nagal and Ankita Raina have entered the quarter-final stage in the men's and women's singles category, respectively. Get all the highlights from day 3 at the Asian Games 2023 here. (Medal Tally Schedule | StreamingFull Coverage More Sports News)

8:17pm: Goodbye folks
Day 3 is done and dusted. Let's see what's in store on day 4 at the Asian Games 2023.

7:18pm: Squash - Men's Team pool - Pool A
India beat Qatar 3-0 in the men's team Pool A match.

6:50pm: Wushu - Quarter-final
Surya Singh loses to South Korea's Minsoo Kim and in turn, goes the hopes of landing a medal.

6:46pm: Swimming - 4x100m medley relay race - Men's category
India's Srihari Nataraj, Likith Selvaraj, Sajan Prakash and Tanish George have finished fifth in the 4x100m medley relay race after clocking 3:40.20.

6:29 pm: Boxing- Men's Category
Narender Berwal has knocked out his opponent in just one minute due to which he progresses to the quarterfinal.

6:22 pm: Swimming - Men's 1500m freestyle -Fast Heat Final
India's Aryan Nehra and Kushagra Rawat have finished 7th & 8th, respectively, in men's 1500m freestyle - fast heat final.

5:05 pm: Tennis - Mixed Doubles - Round 2
Indian pair of Ankita Raina and Yuki Bhambri beat their Pakistani counterparts Sarah Khan and Aqeel Khan of Pakistan 6-0, 6-0.

3:50 pm: Tennis - Men's Singles
Sumit Nagal beats Kazakhstan's Beibit Zhukayev 7-6 (9), 6-4 to go into the quarterfinals.

3:45 pm: Sailing - Who Is Neha Thakur?
Know more about silver medalist Neha Thakur right here

3:04pm: Judo - Tulika Ends 4th
Judoka Tulika Maan loses her bronze medal bout to finish fourth in the 78kg category.

2:52pm: Tennis - Nagal Wins First Set
Sumit Nagal wins a marathon first set after a long-drawn tiebreak. The Indian is pumped up.

2:46pm: Equestrian - Dressage Team Win Gold!
India has won a gold medal in the Team Dressage event for the first time in 41 years. The quartet of Hriday Chheda, Divyakriti Singh, Anush Agarwalla and Sudipti Hajela has bagged the historic gold.

2:41pm: Tennis - Nagal In Duel
Sumit Nagal is engaged in an intense battle with Kazakhstan's Beibit Zhukayev. The big-serving Kazakh is making it very difficult for Sumit to break. The first set has now gone to a tie-break.

1:28pm: Tennis - Nagal In Action
India's numero uno singles player Sumit Nagal is now coming out to play his third round match. Nagal had earlier spoken about the financial struggles he has been facing while pursuing a professional career in tennis. Read all about it here

1:16pm: Sailing - Eabad Wins Bronze!
India gets another medal in sailing. Eabad Ali wins bronze in the Men’s Windsurfer RS:X event. Neha Thakur had earlier won a silver medal in Girls' Dinghy ILCA4 category. Know more about her, here.

1pm: Boxing - Sachin Wins
Sachin defeats Indonesia’s Asri Uddin by a 5:0 unanimous decision to march into the men's 57kg Round of 16.

12:38pm: Boxing - Sachin In Action
India’s Sachin Siwach is now in the boxing ring. He takes on Indonesia’s Asri Udin in the men’s 57kg category in their round of 32 bout.

12:29pm: Shooting - Recap of Divyansh-Ramita's Near-Bronze
Asian Games 2023 medallists Divyansh Panwar and Ramita Jindal buckled under pressure as they squandered a big lead to lose to Korea in an engrossing bronze medal match of the 10m air rifle mixed team event. Divyansh and Ramita were leading 8-0 initially but the Korean pair of Park Hajun and Lee Eunseo made a remarkable comeback to win the match 20-18. Ramita, who on Monday won the 10m air rifle team silver and individual bronze, was the more consistent of the two and had four shots of 10.8 while Divyansh had one. Divyansh also had two bad shots of 9.9 and 9.8. The 20-year-old Panwar, who was part of the 10m air rifle gold-winning team on Monday, shot 314.3, while the 19-year-old Ramita shot 313.9 to aggregate 628.2. 

12:25pm: Tennis - Ramkumar Out
Ramkumar Ramanathan has crashed out of the men's singles competition after losing her third-round match in three sets. 

12:23pm: Tennis - Ankita into QFs
Ankita Raina coasts into the women's singles quarterfinals with a straight-set victory in her third-round match.

12:08pm: Equestrian - Hriday Does Well

Hriday Vipul Chedda and his horse Chemxpro Emerald score 69.941 points in Individual Dressage, and is currently placed on top of the standings in his category. 13 more riders to come, however, so it is subject to change.

11:38am: Tennis - Rutuja Bows Out
India's Rutuja Bhosale bows out in the third round of women's singles, losing 6-7 (5), 2-6 to Alex Eala of Philippines.

11:00am: Sailing - Neha Bags Silver!
Neha Thakur has won the silver medal in the Girls' Dinghy ILCA4 category.

10:12am: Fencing - Recap of Bhavani's Campaign
Star Indian fencer Bhavani Devi's impressive run at the Asian Games came to an end in the quarterfinals, suffering a 7-15 loss to local favourite Yaqi Shao in the women's sabre individual category. One win shy from a maiden Asian Games medal, Bhavani managed three touches in the first period of the quarterfinals. But her Chinese opponent was superior as she took an 8-3 lead and needed just seven more touches to qualify for the semi-final. The 30-year-old Bhavani out-skilled all her five opponents to top her pool that gave her a bye to the pre-quarters, where she overwhelmed Tonkhaw Phokaew 15-9.

10:05am: Judo - Tulika To Fight For Bronze
Tulika Maan has won her repechage bout against Chinese Taipei’s Tsai Jia Wen in the 78kg category and will fight for the bronze medal at 1:30pm.

10:01am: Hockey - Recap of India's Big Win
Skipper Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh slammed a hat-trick each as India mauled Singapore 16-1 to register their second consecutive win. The Indians continued their goal-scoring spree after the 16-0 rout of Uzbekistan. Harmanpreet (24th, 39th, 40th, 42nd minutes) and Mandeep (12th, 30th, 51st), Abhishek (51st, 52nd), Varun Kumar (55th, 55th), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (16th), Gurjant Singh (22nd), Vivek Sagar Prasad (23rd), Manpreet Singh (37th), Shamsher Singh (38th) were the goal scorers for India. India will next face defending champions Japan on Thursday.

9:53am: Squash - Indian men beat Singapore
The Indian men's squash team blanks Singapore 3-0 in their opening pool game. They will next take on Qatar at 4:30pm.

9:35am: Shooting - Manu 1st, Esha 2nd In Qualifying
Manu Bhaker finishes in the top spot and Esha joint second in the 25m women's pistol precision qualification round. 

9:31am: Fencing - Bhavani Loses In QFs
Bhavani Devi misses out on a medal, losing 7-15 at the quarterfinal stage to China's Shao Yaqi. Bhavani was just one step away from a confirmed medal.

9:07am: Squash - India beat Pakistan
The Indian women have blanked Pakistan 3-0 in their Pool B encounter.

9:03am: Shooting - Divyansh-Ramita End 4th
Divyansh and Ramita miss the bronze medal by a whisker, and after a thrilling shoot-off, end in the fourth spot behind the Korean pair.

8:38am: Shooting - Divyansh-Ramita In Action
Divyansh and Ramita are now back in action for their bronze medal match against Korea in the 10m air rifle mixed team event.

8:27am: Squash - India Lead 2-0
Joshna Chinappa doubles India's lead against Pakistan with another easy win. India need just one more win to seal the tie. Tanvi Khanna in action next.

8:25am: Fencing - Bhavani In QFs
Bhavani Devi comfortably wins her Round of 16 bout to enter the individual sabre quarterfinals. She is one win away from confirming a medal.

8:18am: Hockey - India Win 16-1
India wrap up the thrashing with a clincial 16-1 scoreline against Singapore.

7:53am: Squash - India Lead 1-0
Anahat gives India the lead with a facile 3-0 win over Sadia Gul. Veteran Joshna Chinappa in action next.

7:45am: Squash - India-Pak Begins
India's 15-year-old squash prodigy Anahat Singh is in action against Sadia Gul in the first match of the India-Pakistan tie. Read our exclusive interview with Anahat here

7:42am: Hockey - India On Rampage
India have scored 10 goals against a hapless Singapore defence. Skipper Harmanpreet scored the 10th goal for India with a precise drag-flick. He completes his hat-trick.

7:32am: Shooting - Divyansh-Ramita In Medal Round
India's Asian Games 2023 medallists Divyansh Singh Panwar and Ramita have entered the bronze medal round in the 10m mixed team air rifle event after finishing sixth in qualifying. The bronze medal round will be played at 8:40am.

7:25am: India's Medal Tally
India is currently placed sixth in the medal tally with 11 medals, including two gold. Read our detailed report here.

7:20am: Fencing - Bhavani Enters Pre-QFs
Bhavani Devi wins her fifth bout in a row to sail though the pool stage, and will now directly compete in the Round of 16 in an hour's time.

7:17am: Men's Hockey - India Lead 6-0
India finally found the goals going in the second quarter, and are leading Singapore 6-0 at half-time.

7:06am: Fencing - Bhavani Winning Easy
Ace India fencer and Olympian Bhavani Devi is in action in the women's individual sabre pool stage, and has won four bouts in a row. Bhavani is a medal prospect for India and if she qualifies for the semifinal, we will see her vying for a medal around 4pm IST. 

6:57am: India's Schedule For The Day

Here are the key India events lined up today after the hockey clash (all timings in IST):

Cycling Heats: Men's team sprint, Women's team sprint, Men's team pursuit: 7:30 AM onwards

Women's squash: India vs Pakistan at 7:30 am

Judo: Indubala Maibam in action from 7:40 am onwards
Tulika Mann and Avatar Singh in action from 1:30 pm onwards

Shooting: 8:15 am onwards (if India qualify for medal rounds)
Ganemat Sekhon, Darshna Rathore, Parinaaz Dhaliwal: Skeet women's individual qualification 
Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh and Manu Bhaker: 25m pistol women's
Divyansh Singh Panwar and Ramita: 10m air rifle mixed team 

Sachin Siwach vs Udin Asri - Men's 51-57Kg (Round of 32) at 12:30 pm
Narinder Berwal vs Elchoro Uulu Oomatbek - Men’s 92kg (Preliminary) at 6:15 PM

Mixed Doubles: Ankita Raina/Yuki Bhambri vs Pakistan 1:00 pm
Men's Singles: Ramanathan Ramkumar (not before) 9:00 am
Men's Singles: Sumit Nagal (not before) 1:00 pm
Women's Singles: Ankita Raina at 7:30 am
Women's Singles: Rutuja Bhosale (not before) 9:00 am
Women's Doubles: Not before 10:00 am

Fencing: Bhavani Devi in action from 4:00 pm onwards if she makes it to the semifinals. The final will be broadcast at 5:50 pm.

Swimming: Medal rounds at 5pm onwards
Shivangi Sharma (Women 100M Freestyle)
Palak Joshi (Women 200M Backstroke)

Wushu: Suraj Yadav in action in men's 65 kg from 7:30 PM onwards

6:55am: Men's Hockey - India Score Again
Lalit Upadhyay scores another field goal for India. Lalit had scored a hat-trick in the previous game.

6:51am: Men's Hockey - First Quarter Ends
No more inroads in the first quarter for India. India 1, Singapore 0. 

6:44am: Men's Hockey - Mandeep Scores 
Mandeep Singh opens the floodgates with India's first goal in the 12th minute.

6:32am: Men's Hockey - Action Underway
Play begins as India skipper Harmanpreet Singh features in the starting line-up. The drag-flick specialist didn't get much game time in the previous encounter.

6:28am: Men's Hockey - National Anthem Time
Both the teams are out on the field and the national anthems are underway.

6am: Greetings
Hello and welcome to our Day 3 live blog. The Indian hockey team will soon be out on the field against Singapore.