Asian Games 2023, Day 4: Indian Shooters Set Hangzhou On Fire; Sift Kaur Samra, Esha Singh Strike Gold - As It Happened

Indian shooters bagged seven medals, including two gold, on Day 4 of the 19th Asian Games. There was another medal in sailing as the country's tally swelled to 22. Catch all the highlights of Indian performances on Wednesday

Sift Kaur Samra bagged gold medal for India in Women's 50m 3P in shooting

After clinching a historic gold in equestrian team dressage on Day 3 of the 2023 Asian Games, in Hangzhou, there was more glory in store as the Indian contingent grew the medal tally to 22 on day 4. The day began with the team of Sift Kumar Samra, Ashi Chouksey and Manini Kaushik bagging silver in the shooting team event for 50m 3 Positions rifle. Then, the trio of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Esha Singh clinched gold for India in the women's 25m pistol team event. Samra also bagged gold in the women's 50m 3P rifle event, with Ashi Chouksey claiming bronze. Sailor Vishnu Saravanan too bagged a bronze medal in the Men's Dinghy - ILCA7 event to make it eight in all for India on the day. Catch all the highlights from Day 4 of the 2023 Asian Games here. (Medal Tally | Schedule | Streaming | Full Coverage | More Sports News)

8:27pm: Goodbye!
That's it from us today. See you tomorrow morning as India continues its medal quest on Day 5 of the Hangzhou Asian Games.

7:58pm: India's Medal Tally
After bagging eight medals on Wednesday, India now have 22 medals at Asian Games 2023. Read our detailed breakdown here

7:17pm: Basketball - India Beat Singapore
India defeat Singapore 66-46 to start their Asian Games campaign with a big win. The Indian team have two more group matches left to play against China and Mongolia.

7:15pm: Squash - India Lose To Pakistan
Mahesh Mangaonkar loses a closely fought match against Nasir Iqbal. Indian men lose the tie 1-2 to Pakistan. 

7:13pm: Tennis - Rohan-Rutuja Win
Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale set aside Shinji Hazawa and Ayano Shimizu of Japan 6-3, 6-4 in their third-round mixed doubles match. 

7:07pm: Tennis - Yuki-Ankita Exit
Yuki Bhambri and Ankita Raina are knocked out from the mixed doubles event as they lose to Philippines’ Francis Alcantara and Alex Eala 4-6, 6-4, 8-10. With this, both Yuki and Ankita's Asian Games 2023 campaign ends. Yuki had earlier lost in the second round of men’s doubles with Rohan Bopanna, and Ankita was defeated in the women’s singles quarterfinal and women’s doubles second round.

6:26pm: Handball - India Draw Hong Kong
India plays out a 26-26 draw against Hong Kong in their women's preliminary round Group B match.

6:21pm: Squash - India Vs Pak At 1-1
Saurav Ghosal brings India back into the contest. He beats Muhammad Asim Khan 11-3, 11-5, 11-1 to bring the tie at 1-1 after Abhay Singh lost the opening match against Noor Zaman. India's Mahesh Mangaonkar will play the deciding match against Nasir Iqbal. 

5:53pm: Tennis - Medal Confirmed!
Ramkumar and Saketh have won their men's doubles match in straight sets to ensure at least a bronze medal.

5:36pm: Wushu - Roshibina Confirms Silver!
India's Naorem Roshibina Devi beats Ngyuen Thi Thu Thuy 2-0 to storm into the gold medal bout. She’ll compete in the final tomorrow.

5:35pm: Boxing - Nikhat Wins
Nikhat Zareen outclasses her Korean opponent Chorong Bak to post a dominant win and move to the women's 50kg quarterfinals.  

5:25pm: Tennis - Ramkumar-Saketh Win Set 1
Ramkumar and Saketh have won the first set and just need to win one more to confirm a medal for India.

5:22pm: Boxing - Nikhat In Action
India's two-time world champion Nikhat Zareen is now in action for her round of 16 encounter.


5:02pm: TT - Harmeet-Sreeja Win
Harmeet and Sreeja have won their mixed-doubles match against the Macau pair in straight games. The Indians win 12-10, 11-7, 11-7 to proceed to the round of 16.

4:38pm: TT - Harmeet-Sreeja In Action
India's Harmeet Desai and Sreeja Akula are up against Macau’s Cheong Chi Chen and Seak Hui Li for a place in the mixed doubles round of 16.

4:33pm: Tennis - Saketh-Ramkumar In Action
India’s Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan are now facing China’s Zhizhen Zhang and Yibing Wu in the men’s doubles quarterfinals. The Indians are the second seeds at the event. 

4:32pm: Chess - Arjun Ends 5th
Arjun Erigaisi and Vidit Gujrathi finish fifth and sixth, respectively in the open individual category, with 5.5 points each out of 9 rounds. While Gujrathi lost his final match against bronze medallist Javokhir Sindarov, Erigaisi won his last-round match against a Grandmaster from Bangladesh.

4:30pm: Chess - Harika Wins
Harika Dronavalli wins her final round match to finish with 6 points out of nine in the women’s individual category, while Koneru Humpy plays out a draw and ends with 5.5 points. Dronavalli ends the competition at sixth position whereas Humpy is placed eighth.

4:27pm: Squash - India Vs Pak
Time for the Indian men take on Pakistan in their Pool A match. Abhay Singh will start proceedings for India. He will be up against Pakistan's Noor Zaman.

4:21pm: TT - Manika-Sathiyan Win
The World No. 8 Indian duo of Manika and Sathiyan win the match 3-1 to advance to the round of 16.

4:09pm: TT - Manika-Sathiyan In Action
Manika Batra and G Sathiyan are in action for their mixed doubles round of 32 match against Thailand’s Napat Thanmathikom and Suthasini Sawettabut. The best-of-five match is currently tied at one game each.


3:53pm: Bridge - India Men’s/Mixed teams
India men’s and mixed teams register wins, while the women’s team loses.

3:28pm: Tennis - Women's Singles - Quarter-final
India’s Ankita Raina has lost her women's singles quarter-final tie 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Japan’s Haruka Kaji.

2:40pm: Tennis - Men's Singles - Quarter-final
Sumit Nagal bows out in quarterfinal stage to Chinese Zhizhin Zhang

2:08pm: India Move To Fifth In The Medal Tally
With Anant Nakura's silver medal, India moved to the fifth in the medals tally.

2:04pm: Men’s Shotgun Skeet 
Anant Naruka bags Silver in men's Men’s Shotgun Skeet event. Another medal for India today.

1:52pm: Boxing - Men’s - 80-92kg Category
Indian boxer Sanjeet loses against Uzbekistan’s Lazizbek Mullojonov in the round of 16.

1:08pm: Wushu: Men’s Daoshu and Gunshu All-Round Result
India's Rohit Jadhav finishes ninth.

12:34pm: Shooting - Women’s 25m Pistol Individual Final
Esha Singh finishes second to clinch silver with the final score of 34. China's Liu Rui wins gold.

12:29pm: Shooting - Women's 25m Pistol
Esha Singh is confimed a medal but Manu Bhaker finishes fifth and misses out on a medal.

12:00pm: Hockey - Women's Tie - India vs Singapore
India Women's team open their Asian Games campaign with a dominating 13-0 win over Singapore.

11:54 am: Coming Up Next - Women’s 25m Pistol Final
India's Manu Bhaker and Esha Singh will be competing at the Women's 25m Pistol final.

11:25am: Sailing - Men's Dinghy - ILCA7
Vishnu Saravanan has clinched bronze in the men's dinghy ILCA7 sailing. What a day for India today!

11:21am: Shooting - Sift Kaur Samra
Know more about the gold medalist at the Asian Games 2023, Sift Kaur Samra right here

10:56am: Hockey - Women's tie - India vs Singapore
Savita Punia-led side are 8-0 up against Singapore. Goals could swell up in the coming minutes.

10:54am: Skeet - Men's team - India vs Kazakhstan
Medal alertt! India have won bronze in men's team skeet event. They were tied with Kazakhstan for third with 355 but claim it on countback.

10:14am: Shooting - Individual Women's - 50m 3P final
Sift Kaur Samra Shoots 10.2 to Win Gold in 50m 3Positions Rifle! She also creates a Asian Games record, and bags India's first individual gold of Hanghzou. Ashi Chouksey wins Bronze.


10:02am: Cricket - Men's T20I - NPL Vs MGL
Nepal have broken T20I records today with their 273 run win over Mongolia. Get all the highlights here.

9:47am: Squash - Men's Event - IND Vs KUW
Indian Squash team have beaten Kuwait 3-0

8:45am: Gold Medal alert!
Trio of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh have clinched gold for India in women's 25m pistol team event. Manu 590-28x; Esha 586-17x; Rhythm 583-23x. India's total was 1759.

8:40am: Cricket - Men's T20I - Nepal Vs Mongolia
Elsewhere, Nepal have just hammered the highest score in T20Is - 314 thanks to Kushal Malla's 137. Check the live score here.

8:11am: Medal Alert - Shooting - Women's Team 50m 3P Event
India Bag Silver In Shooting Team Event Of 50m 3P. The team of Sift Kumar Samra, Ashi Chouksey and Manini Kaushik finish behind China's Xia Siyu, Han Jiayu and Zhang Qiongyue.

8:08am: Swimming - Women's 100m Backstroke
India's Maana Patel finishes fifth

7:58 am: Cycling - Men's category - Individual Sprint event
Indian pair of David Beckham and Ronaldo Singh have both qualified for the next round of the individual sprint event.

7:36am: Fencing - Men's category - Round of 16
Indian men's fencing team lose 30-45 to Singapore in the round of 16.

7:14am: Doashu And Gunshu All round - Men's final
Rohit Jadhav ends up with a score of 9.413, finishes eighth.

7:06am: Cricket - Nepal vs Mongolia - Men's Asian Games T20 Match
Meanwhile Nepal are in cricket action against Mongolia. After 5 overs, Nepal are 41/1/. Check scorecard here.

6:51am: Shooting - 50m 3P

Indian shooters' ranks after the kneeling position section:


6 Sift Kumar Samra

10 Ashi Chouksey

32 Manini Kaushik

6:45 am: Doashu And Gunshu All round - Men's final
India's Rohit Jadhav is in action at the men's. Rohit is one of 12 athletes in the final.

6:14 am: Indian contingent's schedule for day 4
Equestrian: Dressage, Semifinals (5:30am)

Fencing (Preliminary to Final): Men’s Foil Team – Dev, Arjun, Akash Kumar, Bibish Kathiresan (6:30am); Women’s Epee Team – Taniksha Khatri, Ena Arora, Yashkeerat Kaur, Jyotika Dutta (9:30am)

Shooting: Women’s 50m rifle 3-position (Individual & Team) – Sift Kaur Samra, Ashi Chouksey, Manini Kaushik, Women’s 25m pistol (Individual & Team) – Rhythm Sangwan, Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh; Men’s and Women’s Skeet (Individual & Team) – Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Gurjoat Singh Khangura and Ganemat Sekhon, Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Darshana Rathore (6:30am)

Cycling (Men’s Sprint, Preliminary Round): Ronaldo Singh, Rojit Singh, David Beckham, Esow Alban (7:30am)

Squash (Round 1): Women’s Team – Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Anahat Singh, Tanvi Khanna (7:30am); Men’s Team – Saurav Ghosal, Abhay Singh, Mahesh Mangaonkar, Harinderpal Singh Sandhu (10am)

Swimming (Round 1 to Final): Maana Patel, Lineysha AK (7:30am)

Table Tennis (Round 1,2): Ayhika Mukherjee/Sutirtha Mukherjee, Diya Chitale/Sreeja Akula, Manav Thakkar/Manush Shah, Sharath Kamal/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Manika Batra/ Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula, Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (7:30am)

Tennis: Singles and doubles (7:30am)

Sailing: Finals (9am)

Women’s Hockey: India Vs Singapore (10am)

Women’s Basketball: India Vs China (11:30am)

Boxing (Round 2): Shiva Thapa, Sanjeet (11:30am/4:30pm)

Gymnastics (Final): Pranati Nayak (12:30pm)

Women’s Handball: India Vs Hong Kong (4:30pm)

Wushu (Semifinals): Onilu Tega, Roshibina Devi, Vikrant Baliyan, Surya Singh, Sunil Singh (5pm)

Men’s Basketball: India Vs Macau (5:30pm)

Esports: EA Sports FC Online Final (6pm

5:53 am: Greetings
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