After an underwhelming Day 5 which featured just three Indian medals, Day 6 was a far more fruitful one for the India contingent, with eight more medals accruing to the country's medal tally. The Indian men’s 50m rifle 3P team bagged gold and women’s 10m air pistol team clinched silver. The tennis doubles duo of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni too bagged a silver, and Kiran Baliyan claimed India's first 2023 Asiad athletics medal in shot put at the fag end of the day. Catch the highlights from Day 6 of the 2023 Asian Games here. (Medal Tally | Schedule | Full Coverage | Sports News)
That's it from us today. We will back tomorrow morning with plenty more Indian action at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
7:36pm: Women's shotput - Bronze Medal!
Kiran Baliyan holds firm and wins the bronze medal, bringing India's first athletics medal in this edition of ther Games.
7:25pm: Women's Shotput - Medal In Sight
Kiran Baliyan is currently competing in the shot put final and is placed third, with just one round to go. Needs to maintain this to fetch India its first athletics medal at the 2023 Asiad.
6:36pm: Men's Squash - India Enter Final!
The Indian men have defeated Malaysia 2-0 to enter the gold medal round of the men's team event. They will face arch-rivals Pakistan in the final tomorrow.
6:24pm: Women's Hockey - India Win 6-0
The Indian women have turned in a dominant performance, thrashing Malaysia 6-0 to post their second win on the trot.
4:56pm: Boxing - Nikhat Confirms Medal!
India's boxing superstar Nikhat Zareen has assured herself of a medal after dominating her quarterfinal bout against Jordan's Hanan Nassar.
4:43pm: Athletics - Aishwarya Enters Final
India's Aishwarya Mishra has come up with a season best of 52.73s in her heat to advance to the final of the women’s 400m.
4:22pm: Women's Hockey - India Lead Malaysia
India are leading Malaysia 3-0 in the first quarter of their Pool A Match.
4:17pm: Badminton - Historic Medal Confirmed!
The Indian men's badminton team have scripted history by securing a medal at the Asian Games after 37 years. They have defeated Nepal 3-0 in the quarterfinals and will face the winner between Indonesia and Korea in the semifinals.
3:25pm: Badminton - Lakshya Wins First Match
Lakshya Sen wins the first match of Indian men’s team quarter-final tie against Nepal. Lakshya wins 21-5, 21-8 against Prince Dahal to put India in the lead.
12:27 pm: Tennis - Mixed Doubles - Semi-final
Indian tennis mixed doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale are through to mixed doubles final! What an achievement.
12:21 pm: Shooting - 50m Rifle 3 Positions- Individual Event A
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar bags silver in 50m Rifle 3 Positions individual event
10:50 am: Table Tennis - Round Of 16 - Men's Category
India's Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah are through to quarterfinals
10:29 am: Swimming Finals Today
Into the Finals⏩— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 29, 2023
Watch out for the Swimming Finals scheduled to take place today evening🏊🏻. Our champs, @swim_sajan and @Advait17zzz will be in action🌟👍🏻
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10:26 am: Squash - Women's Team - Semi-final
India are out of the Squash Women's Team SF, going down 1-2 in the tie. However, they are guaranteed of a bronze medal.
9:58 am: Squash - Women's Team - Semi-final
After India's Tanvi Khanna lost the opening singles match to Chan Sin Yuk, the experienced Joshana Chinappa bounced back to win the second tie 3-2 (7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8) against Ho Tze Lok. All hinges on 15-year-old Anahat Singh who takes on 29-year-old Lee Ka Yi.
9:56 am: Table Tennis - Women's Match - Round Of 16
Manika Batra beats Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut 4-2 (11-7, 6-11, 12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 11-6) to progress in the round of 16.
9:25 am: Shooting: Women’s 10m Air Pistol individual - Final
Palak grabs gold whereas Esha Singh settles for silver. Pakistan's Kishmala Talat takes bronze.
9:21 am: Shooting: Women’s 10m air pistol individual final
India confirmed two medals - Esha Singh and Palak in action
8:58 am: Medals keep fying in - Tennis - Men's Doubles Final
Indian pair of Saketh-Ramkumar have lost in the final and have to settle for silver.
8:40 am: Swimming - 200m backstroke heats
India's Advait Page qualifies for men’s 200m backstroke final
8:33 am: Badminton - Women’s Team Quarterfinals - India vs Thailand
Treesa-Gayatri lose to the Thai pair. India are 0-2 down in the tie.
8:26 am: Badminton - Women’s Team Quarterfinals - India vs Thailand
Treesa-Gayatri in doubles action. They are down one game and are trailing 4-12 in the second.
8:16 am: Tennis: Men’s doubles final
Indian pair of Saketh-Ramkumar lose first set 6-4 to Jason Jung and Hsu Yu-hsiou.
8:05 am: Shooting - Men's 50m Rifle 3P - Gold
🥇 1️⃣𝙨𝙩 𝙂𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮🔥— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 29, 2023
🇮🇳's M 50m Rifle 3Ps team, featuring the trio - Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, @KusaleSwapnil, and Akhil Sheoran, secured the 𝙂𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝘼𝙇 today, beginning the day on a golden note! 🏆🎯
Let's shower our champions with applause and… pic.twitter.com/YxcsvLXuSG
7:50 am: Shooting - Women's 10m Air Pistol - Silver
Women's 10m air pistol team of Esha Singh, Palak G, Divya TS bag silver
7:47 am: Tennis - Men's Doubles Final
Sakethy Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan take on Jason Jung and Hsu Yu-hsiou of Chinese Taipei in the gold medal match. Both duos tied at 1-1.
7:43 am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
Sindhu loses Pornpawee 21-14, 15-21, 14-21. Thailand lead 1-0 in the tie.
7:39 am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
Pornpawee about to seal the match, 18-11 she leads Sindhu in third game.
7:35am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
Sindhu is struggling now. Pornpawee leads 13-8
7:29 am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
This match is going down the wire. Pornpawee giving a good account of herself here with Sindhu still on par. 8-6
7:14 am: Shooting - 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men - 10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification
Indians looking good in men’s 50m 3p qualification. In Women's, as it stands in the team event, China lead the way (right now they have 1st, 3rd and 6th) with India in second.
7:08 am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
Sindhu struggling in the second game. Her Thai opponent is leading 10-7
6:33 am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
PV Sindhu has won her opening game 21-14. Strong start by the Indian ace shuttler.
6:44 am: Shooting - 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men - 10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification
Indians in action at the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men and 10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification.
6:33 am: Badminton - Women's Team Quarter-final - India vs Thailand
PV Sindhu in action against Pornpawee Chochuwong as India take on Thailand in Women's team QF
6:26 am: Women's 20km Race Walk
India's Priyanka Goswami finishes fifth with a timing of one hour, 43 minutes and seven seconds.
6:13 am: Schedule for Day 6
Golf: Round 2 (3:30am)
Athletics: Medal Events – Sandeep Kumar, Vikash Singh, Priyanka Goswami (5:30am), Tanya Kumari, Rachna Kumari, Kiran Baliyan, Manpreet Kaur (4:30pm); Heats – Aishwarya Mishra, Himanshi Malik, Md Anas, Md Ajmal
Shooting: Women’s 10m air pistol (Individual & Team) – Divya TS, Esha Singh, Palak; Men’s 50m rifle 3-position (Individual & Team) – Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale, Akhil Sheoran (6:30am)
Swimming (Round 1 to finals): Sajan Prakash, Kushagra Rawat, Nina Venkatesh (6:30am)
Table Tennis (Round 3, Mixed Doubles SF): Singles and doubles (7:30am)
Tennis: Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles finals; Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles semifinals (7:30am)
Squash (Semifinals): Women’s Team (8:30am), Women’s Individual (12:30pm), Men’s Team (1:30pm)
Badminton (Round 2): Men’s and Women Teams (10:30am, 3:30pm)
Boxing (Round 2, QFs): Parveen Hooda, Nikhat Zareen, Lakshya Chahar, Sanjeet (11:30am/4:30pm)
Cycling (QFs to finals): Women’s Sprint (11:30am)
Esports: League of Legends Final (11:30am)
Men’s Basketball: India Vs Malaysia (12pm)
Women’s Handball: India Vs China (3:30pm)
Women’s Hockey: India Vs Malaysia (4pm)
5:56 am: Greetings
Hello and welcome to day 6 at the Asian Games 2023.