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India At Asian Games 2023, Day 9: Silver And Bronze In Women's 3000m Steeplechase; Ancy Sojan Secures Long Jump Silver - As It Happened

India At Asian Games 2023, Day 9: Silver And Bronze In Women's 3000m Steeplechase; Ancy Sojan Secures Long Jump Silver - As It Happened

Indian athletes, especially in track and field events, performed well on Day 9 of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. Catch highlights

Ancy Sojan wins silver medal in Long Jump.
Ancy Sojan wins silver medal in Long Jump. X/ @India_AllSports

India won seven medals on Monday at the ongoing 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. India started Day 9 with a bronze medal in the roller skate event then added three silver and three more bronze. As of October 2, India has won 60 medals, comprising 13 gold, 24 silver and 23 bronze.  (Medal Tally | Schedule | Full Coverage | Sports News)

Then India's Vithya Ramraj ran a fantastic 400m hurdles race and equals PT Usha’s 39-year-old national record achieved at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Vithya clocks 55.42s to win her heat and qualify for the final. The Sutirtha-Ayhika pair also claimed bronze in the women's Table Tennis. India's Parul Chaudhary and Priti Lamba secured silver and bronze respectively in the 3000m steeplechase event. After that Ancy Sojan bags silver in the long jump event, and India's mixed 4x400m relay team claims silver to end the day to take the total number of medals in the tally to 60. Catch the important details and Highlights of Day 9 from here.

6:45 pm: Men’s Decathlon: 400m
Tejaswin Shankar places first in the 400m men’s decathlon event as he extends his lead by 250 points.

6:34 pm: Other results for the day!

CHESS Round 4-

Men’s Team- India 3.5-0.5 Kyrgyzstan

Women’s Team- India 1.5- 2.5 China


Men’s 1m Springboard- London Singh finishes 12th with a score of 207.80

6:20 pm: India wins mixed 4x400m relay Silver!
India earned bronze in the 4x400m relay as Sri Lanka overtook India in the final few yards, with Bahrain finishing first. However, in the end, Sri Lanka was disqualified for lane infringement TR17.3.1. This led to Kazakhstan placing third.

6:15 pm: Ancy wins Silver!!
With a personal best of 6.63m, Ancy Sojan takes silver in the women's long jump. Shaili Singh placed sixth with a 6.48m jump.

6:06 pm: Women's Long Jump Final
Shaili's leap of 6.31m, compared to Ancy's jump of 6.30m, did not appear to be very good on the Indians' fourth try.

Shaili's fifth effort results in a 6.48m, keeping her in fifth position. Ancy improves on her personal best and prior tries to leap a magnificent 6.63m and maintain second place.

5:45 pm: Men's Decathlon
Tejaswin Shankar breezes through the high jump event and is now attempting the 2.09m to boost his points after easily jumping 1.97 and 2.03m.

He cleared 2.09 on his first attempt and is currently attempting 2.12 to secure his podium spot.

This event has concluded for the remaining six competitors, the highest of whom was Sun Qihao's 1.97m.

Tejaswin also jumps 2.12m. At the moment, it's a one-man show.

Tejaswin clears the 2.15m high jump in his second try.

Tejaswin's point lead over the other athletes grows as he clears 2.18m on his first try.

Tejaswin clears 2.21m on his first try to cross 1000 points and equal his season-best.

5:32 pm: Men's 200m final
Amlan Borgohain of India finished sixth in the men's 200m final with a time of 20.98, while Japan's Koki Ueyama won gold.

5:26 pm: Women's Long Jump Final
Ancy Sojan's third leap of 6.56m ties her personal best, propelling her over Chinese Taipei's Nga Yan into second place. Shaili Singh, on the other hand, leaped 6.15m to get fourth.

5:20 pm: Women’s Pole Vault Final
Pavithra Vengatesh fails to make it over the 4m mark for the third time. Pavithra is now fourth, with the two Chinese competitors Niu Chunge and LI Ling remaining to compete.

Pavithra Vengatesh fails to clear 4.10m on both occasions. She will only be allowed one more chance to go over the same material.
5:10 pm: Women’s Long jump: India's second attempt

Shaili Singh clears 6.34m, while Ancy Sojan clears 6.49m.

5:05 pm: Silver and Bronze medal alert!
Silver goes to Parul Chaudhary, but bronze goes to Priti Lamba, who beat out Bahraini Tigest Getent.

4:58 pm: Bahrain and India will compete in the final of the women's 3000m steeplechase
The Indians and Bahrainians are the first four athletes in the women's 3000m steeplechase final. Parul is in second position.

4:51 pm: Women's 3000m Steeple Chase Final
India's Parul Chaudhary takes the lead as the women's steeplechase final gets underway.

4:49 pm: Women's long jump final
Shaili Singh's first try measured 6.38m, while Ancy's first attempt was 6.13m.

4:46 pm: Men's Decathlon - High Jump
Tejaswin Shankar was a high jumper before entering the decathlon arena. So this is his favourite event!

4:43 pm: Women's Pole Vault Final
Pavithra Vengatesh of India is competing in the women's pole vault final; her personal best effort is 4.10m.
She easily clears 3.80m on her first attempt!

4:30 pm: Bridge results
Men’s team-278.93 points, Rank- 2
Women’s team-106.83 points, Rank- 7
Mixed team- 234.37 points, Rank-5

4:05 pm: Archery updates
Dhiraj Bommadevara defeats Mohammad Hakim Ahmed Rubel of Bangladesh 6-5 in the recurve men's solo 1/8 elimination to go to the final 16.

Women's recurve 1/8 elimination: Bhajan Kaur was defeated 3-7 by An San of South Korea.

Recurve Men's 1/8 Elimination: Atanu Das beat Tajikistan's Robert Nam 7-1.


4:30 PM: Pavithra Vengatesh in Women's Pole Vault Final

4:35 PM: Tejaswin Shanker in Men's Decathlon High Jump

4:40 PM: Shaili Singh, Ancy Sojan Edappilly in Women's Long Jump Final

4:50 PM: Parul Chaudhary, Priti in Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

5:25 PM: Amlan Borgohain in Men's 200m Final

6:10 PM: Muhammed Anas, Jisna Mathew, Aishwarya Mishra, Soniya Baishya, Muhammed Ajmal in 4 x 400m Relay Mixed Final

6:40 PM: Tejaswin Shanker in Men's Decathlon 400m

3:40 pm: Archery 1/16 Elimination Results: 
Recurve Women's Individual 1/16 Elimination- Ankita Bhakat was defeated 5-6 by Rezza Octavia of Indonesia. Atanu Das defeated Malaysia's Bin Mohamad 6-4 in the Recurve Men's Individual 1/16 Elimination.

3:30 pm: Basketball - India Women's lose to North Korea
North Korea defeats India 57-96 in the women's quarterfinals.

3:23 pm: Saurav Ghosal returns with a win
Saurav Ghosal easily defeats Kuwait's Ammar Altamimi 11-4, 11-4, 11-6. Meanwhile, Mahesh Mangaonkar falls to Japan's Tsukue Ryunosuke 0-3 (6-11, 2-11, 6-11).

2:51pm: Men's Hockey - India Win 12-0
India end their Pool A campaign with a bang, thrashing Bangladesh 12-0. Catch all the highlights of the match here.

2:39pm: Squash - Joshna Kocked Out
India's star squash player Joshna Chinappa has been knocked out of the singles competition. Lower-ranked Heo Mingyeong of South Korea beats Joshna in the pre-quarterfinals to dash India's medal hopes in the category. 

2pm: Sepaktakraw - India Lose 
India lose 18-21, 15-21 to the Philippines in their Men’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B match.

1:48pm: Men's Hockey - IND Lead 5-0 
India are leading Bangladesh 5-0 in the second quarter. Stroll in the park for the Indians so far.  

12:52pm: Men's Hockey - IND Vs BAN
The Indian men's hockey team will soon be up against Bangladesh in their final Pool A encounter. India will be seeking their fifth consecutive victory before contesting in the semifinals. Follow the match live on our blog here

11:43am: Archery - India On The Move
Indian archers continue to do well in their opening-round fixtures. They have won all four of their compound men’s and women’s 1/16 elimination matches. Abhishek Verma beats Belal Ayman Alawadi 147-139, Ojas Deotale pips Ahmad Alshatti (KUW) 148-138, Jyothi Surekha Vennam prevails over Sri Lanka’s Anuradha Karunaratne 145-132 and Aditi Gopichand Swami knocks out Nepal’s Imayung Rai 149-137.

11:31am: TT - Sutirtha-Ayhika Win Bronze!
The Indian pair goes down fighting in the semifinal, losing the match 3-4. Nevertheless, the Mukherjees have bagged India's first-ever table tennis women's doubles medal at the Asiad. 

11:25am: TT - Sutirtha-Ayhika SF At 3-3
It's going down to the wire. India win the sixth game to make it 3-3 and force a deciding seventh game.

11:07am: TT - Sutirtha-Ayhika SF At 2-2
We are back on level terms in the contest as the North Korean pair wrests a game back. Quite a close contest.

10:57am: TT - Sutirtha-Ayhika Lead 1-1
The Mukherjees take the third game 11-7 to now lead the contest 2-1. The Indian pair needs to win two more games to enter the final.

10:50am: TT - Sutirtha-Ayhika SF At 1-1
Sutirtha and Ayhika win the first game, but lose the second one to the North Korean pair. The best-of-seven match is tied at 1-1. 

10:26am: TT - Sutirtha-Ayhika In Action
It's time now for the big table tennis women's doubles semifinal. India's Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee have already confirmed a historic medal, and are looking to go beyond as they take on the North Korean duo of Cha Suyong and Pak Sygyong. 

10:06am: Squash - Anahat-Abhay Win
India's mixed doubles pair of Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh has won its Pool D match against Thailand in straight games 11-5, 11-6.

9:23am: Archery - Men, Women Enter Recurve QFs
The good show continues in archery with both the men's and women's teams making the last-eight stage. The Indian women beat Thailand 5-1 and the men beat Hong Kong 6-0 to enter the quarter-finals.

 8:58am: Decathlon: Tejwasin In 5th Spot
Tejaswin Shankar comes up with a season-best effort of 13.39m and is placed fifth in the overall standings.

8:47am: 400m Hurdles: Vithya Equals PT Usha's 1984 Olympics Mark!
India's Vithya Ramraj has just run a fantastic 400m hurdles race. Vithya runs her personal best and equals PT Usha’s 39-year-old national record achieved at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Vithya clocks 55.42s to win her heat and qualify for the final.  

8:10am: Men's Compound Archery - India Into QF
The Indian men's compound team of Ojas Pravin Deotale, Abhishek Verma and Prathamesh Jawkar prevails over the Singaporean trio with a 235-219 scoreline in the 1/8 elimination round.

7:36am: Second Bronze In Roller Skating!
And the men's team follows up the women's team's podium finish with one of their own. The quartet of Aryanpal Ghuman, Anandkumar Velkumar, Siddhant Kamble, and Vikrant Ingale come up with a time of 4:10.128s to win the men's 3000m speed skating relay race bronze medal. 

7:18am: Bronze Medal In Roller Skating!
India bags its first medal of the day, and its first medal in roller skating in this edition of the Asiad. The team of Sanjana Bathula, Karthika Jagadeeswaran, Heeral Sadhu, and Kasturi Raj Aarathy brings home the bronze medal in the women's speed skating 3000m relay race. They clock 4:34.861s to finish behind Chinese Tapei and South Korea. 

7:07am: Decathlon - Time For Long Jump
Tejaswin Shankar now in action in the long jump section of the decathlon event. Gets 7.37m on the first go, and is top of the pile for now.

6:55am: Archery - India Start With Wins
India have started their recurve and compound mixed team campaigns with wins. In recurve, Ankita Bhakat and Atanu Das combine to give India a 6-2 win over Malaysia in the 1/8 elimination. In the compound mixed team (Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale), India beat UAE 159-151 in the 1/8 elimination.

6:44am: Decathlon - Tejaswin With New PB
India's Tejaswin Shankar comes up with a new personal best in the 100m section of the decathlon event, clocking 11.12s and finishing fourth. He has secured 834 points in the race.

6:16am: Schedule
Here'a quick look at some of the key events during the day:

Archery: Individuals Round 1-3, Team Round 1 (6:30am)

Roller Sports (Round 1 to finals): Men’s and Women’s Speed Skating Relay teams (6:30am)

Canoeing & Kayaking: Finals (7am)

Badminton (Round 1): HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Ashmita Chaliha, Satwik/Chirag, Dhruv/Arjun, Gayatri/Treesa, Tanisha/Ashwini, Sai Prateek/Tanisha, Rohan/Sikki (11:30am)

Squash (Round 1): Mixed Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Individual (12:30pm)

Equestrian: Eventing Team and Individual (12:30pm)

Table Tennis: Sutirtha Mukherjee/Ayhika Mukherjee - Women's Doubles (Semi-final) (10:15 am)

Men’s Hockey: India Vs Bangladesh (1pm)

Athletics: Medal Events – Pavithra V, Shaili Singh, Ancy Sojan, Parul Chaudhary, Preeti Lamba, Jyothi Yarraji, Amlan Borgohain, Mixed 4x400m Relay; Heats – Sarvesh Kushare, Jesse Sandesh, Krishan Kumar, Md Afsal, Santhosh Kumar, Yashas P, Sinchal Ravi, Vithya Ramraj (3:30pm)

Diving: Siddharth Pardeshi, London Singh (4:30pm)

6:09am: Greetings!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 9 of the Asian Games 2023. We have a lot of action in store, starting off with Tejaswin Shankar in decathlon 100m, and individual and team elimination rounds in recurve and compund archery.