The Indian contingent has put up a solid show on the back of podium finishes by the women's cricket team, shooters, equestrian dressage team and rowers at the Asian Games 2023 so far, bagging 38 medals - 10 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze. India is currently placed fourth on the medal tally. China continues to assert its dominance with 114 gold in a tally of 216 medals at the time of writing, followed by Japan (105 medals, 28 gold) and Korea (110 medals, 27 gold). (Updated till 1:41 am IST, October 1) (Medal Tally | Schedule | Full Coverage | Sports News)
Let's take a look at the athletes behind all the medals won by the Indian contingent so far.
Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale - Tennis Mixed Doubles - Gold (September 30)
Rohan signed off his Asiad career with a gold medal along with Rutuja, to ensure that the Indian tennis contingent's campaign ends with at least one gold.
Saurav Ghosal, Abhay Singh, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Harinder Pal Sandhu - Men's Squash Team - Gold (September 30)
The Indian team won a pulsating final against arch-rivals Pakistan to bring home the gold medal.
Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS - 10m Air Pistol Mixed Event - Silver (October 30)
Sarabjot and Divya narrowly missed out on a gold medal, but brought India its 19th shooting medal so far the 2023 Asiad.
Kartik Kumar - Men’s 10000m - Silver (October 30)
Kartik sneaked into medal contention in the last 100 metres and registered his personal best time to bag the silver.
Gulveer Singh- Men’s 10000m - Bronze (October 30)
Gulveer closely followed compatriot Kartik to gift India a two-three finish in the event.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran - Men’s 50m 3-Positions Rifle Team - Gold (September 29)
Aishwary continued his medal-winning run at the 2023 Asiad and along with Swapnil and Akhil, shot a world record score to win the 50m 3P rifle team event.
Palak - Women’s Individual 10m Air Pistol - Gold (September 29)
17-year-old Palak came on the shooting scene just last year, and shot 242.1 in the final for an Asian Games record.
Esha Singh- Women’s Individual 10m Air Pistol - Silver (September 29)
Esha gave Palak a close fight before finishing second, to give India a memorable one-two finish in the event.
Esha Singh, Divya TS and Palak - Women’s 10m Air Pistol Team - Silver (September 29)
Esha, Divya and Palak combined to aggregate 1731 points for their silver medal, while China took the gold with a total of 1736.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar - Men’s Individual 50m 3-Position Rifle - Silver (September 29)
Aishwary bagged his fourth medal at Asian Games 2023 with the second-place finish at the 50m rifle 3P individual event.
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni - Men’s Doubles - Silver (September 29)
Ramkumar and Saketh fell short of winning the final, but gave India its first tennis medal at the 2023 Asiad so far.
Kiran Baliyan - Women’s Shotput - Bronze (September 29)
With her third-place finish, Kiran made sure that the athletics contingent did not end the first day of its campaign without a medal.
Joshna Chinappa, Anahat Singh, Tanvi Khanna and Dipika Pallikal - Women's Squash Team - Bronze (September 29)
The Indian women's squash team clinched bronze after losing to Hong Kong in the semifinal.
Naorem Roshibina Devi - Women's 60kg Wushu Sanda Event - Silver (September 28)
Roshibina Devi clinched silver in women’s 60kg Sanda category after going down 0-2 to China’s Wu Xiaowei in the final
Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shiva Narwal - Men's 10m Air Pistol - Gold (September 28)
Indian trio of Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shiva Narwal accumulated 1734 points to edge past second-placed China and clinch gold.
Anush Agarwalla - Individual Dressage - Bronze (September 28)
The 23-year-old from Kolkata stood third in the event, making it India's second equestrian medal at this edition of Asian Games so far.
Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, Rhythm Sangwan - Women’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol - Gold (September 27)
The trio of Manu, Esha and Rhythm was highly fancied and delivered on the expectations with the top-place finish.
Esha Singh - Women’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol - Silver (September 27)
Esha topped off her team gold with a silver medal in the individual event.
Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Gurjoat Singh Khangura, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa - Men’s Team Skeet - Bronze (September 27)
The trio achieved a score of 355, which put it in third position behind hosts China and Qatar.
Anantjeet Singh Naruka Individual Men’s Skeet - Silver (September 27)
Naruka topped off his team bronze with a second-place finish in the individual event, earning his second Asiad 2023 medal.
Sift Kaur Samra - Shooting 50m 3P - Gold (September 27)
Sift Kaur won gold medal in the Individual shooting 50m 3P event on Wednesday. Ashi Chouksey claimed a bronze medal at the same event.
Read our detailed profile of Samra here
Ashi Chouksey, Manini Kaushik, Sift Kaur Samra - Shooting Team Event - 50m 3P - Silver (September 27)
The team of Sift Kumar Samra, Ashi Chouksey and Manini Kaushik have won silver at the Asian Games 2023 as they finish second behind China's Xia Siyu, Han Jiayu and Zhang Qiongyue in Shooting Team event for 50m 3P.
Vishnu Saravanan - Men’s Dinghy ILCA7 - Bronze (September 27)
Vishnu finished third in the Men’s Dinghy ILCA7 with 34 net points, just one behind South Korea’s Jeemin Ha (33). Singapore’s Jun Han Ryan Lo took gold (26).
Divyakriti Singh, Sudipti Hajela, Hriday Chheda and Anush Agarwalla - Equestrian Team Dressage - Gold (September 26)
India's dressage team cantered to its first ever Asian Games gold and only second in this discipline in the history of the sport with the quartet of Sudipti Hajela, Divyakriti Singh, Vipul Hriday Chheda and Anush Agarwalla living up to expectations.
Read our detailed report here
Neha Thakur - Girl's Dinghy ILCA4 - Silver (September 26)
Neha brought home India's first sailing medal at Asian Games 2023. Read our detailed profile of Neha here.
Eabad Ali - Men's Windsurfer RS:X - Bronze (September 26)
Eabad bagged the second sailing medal for India on Tuesday, winning a bronze in the men's windsurfer RS:X category.
Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar - Men's 10m Air Rifle Team - Gold (September 25)
The trio of Rudrankksh, Divyansh and Aishwary secured India's first gold medal at Asian Games 2023. Their teammate Aishwary also bagged the individual bronze in the men's 10m air rifle later.
Read our detailed profile of the trio here.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar - Men's 10m Air Rifle Individual - Bronze (September 25)
The 22-year-old Aishwary has a special liking for the 50m 3P men's category, where he would be gunning for gold at the Asian Games later this week.
Read our detailed profile of the youngster here.
The Women's Cricket Team - Gold (September 25)
The Indian women's cricket team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur in the final and by her deputy Smriti Mandhana in the quarterfinals and semifinals, lived up to expectations to clinch a historic gold medal at the Asian Games. This was Indian cricket's first-ever medal at the Asiad.
🇮🇳 𝑯𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚-𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒓𝒔!— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 25, 2023
The incredible women's cricket team of India strike GOLD for the first time ever, clinching a thrilling victory against Sri Lanka! 🥇🎉 Let's celebrate these remarkable women who've made India proud at #AsianGames2022! 🥳👏 #Cheer4Indiapic.twitter.com/0xUrGdgfbA
Vijayveer Sidhu, Adarsh Singh and Anish Bhanwala - Men’s 25m Rapid Pistol Team - Bronze - September 25
The trio of Vijayveer, Adarsh and Anish secured India's fifth shooting medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish - Men’s Four Rowing - Bronze - September 25
The quartet of Jaswinder, Bheem, Punit and Ashish came from behind to finish on the podium, though they were left ruing the opportunity of bagging a silver and upstaging favourites China, who beat the Indians by less than a second.
Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh - Men’s Quadruple Sculls - Bronze - September 25
The quartet of Satnam, Parminder, Jakar and Sukhmeet staged a comeback in the final 500 metres of the 2,000-metre race, moving from fourth place to third in the home stretch to hand India another bronze medal.
Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh - Men's Lightweight Double Sculls - Silver (September 24)
The Army pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh gave the country its first medal in this Asiad edition, securing silver in men's lightweight double sculls.
Read our detailed profile of Arjun and Arvind here.
Ashi Chouksey, Mehuli Ghosh and Ramita Jindal - Women's 10m Air Rifle Team - Silver (September 24)
The women's 10m air rifle team of Ashi Chouksey, Mehuli Ghosh and Ramita Jindal bagged a silver in shooting on Sunday morning.
Their teammate Ramita later won an individual bronze in the 10m air rifle event.
Ramita Jindal - Women's 10m Air Rifle Individual - Bronze (September 24)
A 19-year-old born in Ladwa district in Kurukshetra, Ramita's fondness towards rifle shooting grew at the age of 13 years, when she began her career in the discipline.
Read our detailed profile of Ramita here.
Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram - Rowing Men's Pair - Bronze (September 24)
The rowing men's pair of Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram too bagged a bronze medal at the prestigious event.
3️⃣rd Medal of the Day! 🚣♂️🇮🇳!— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) September 24, 2023
Babulal Yadav and Lekh Ram have clinched the Bronze 🥉 in the Men's Coxless Pair #Rowing event at #AsianGames2022, clocking a stellar time of 6:50:41⏲️. Their determination and grit have propelled them to the podium, making India proud… pic.twitter.com/PBOikiMx9K
Men's Coxed Eight Team - Silver (September 24)
The men's coxed eight team comprising Neeraj, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetish Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Ashish, Uttam Pande won silver to notch up India's third rowing medal of the day.
The current contingent will do well to take a leaf out of former Indian Asiad champions' book. Legends like PT Usha, Leander Paes and Jaspal Rana have covered themselves in glory at the continental event with their rich medal hauls.
Yesteryear sprinter Usha is the most successful Indian athlete in the event’s history, with 11 glittering medals to her name – four gold and seven silver. Indian tennis legend Paes, with a record five gold, has the most gold medals by an Indian at the Asiad. He has eight medals in all from the event, including three silver. Former ace shooter Rana is tied with Paes in the number of Asian Games medals. Rana bagged four gold, two silver and as many bronze to end up with eight medals at the multi-sport event.