Hangzhou: India’s shooting prowess reached new heights at the ongoing Asian Games 2023 as the men’s 10 metre air rifle team clinched a historic gold medal and set a remarkable world record. The Indian trio, consisting of Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil, and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, delivered an outstanding performance in Hangzhou, China, on Day 2 of the prestigious event.
In what can only be described as a spectacular display of skill and precision, the Indian team collectively amassed a staggering total of 1893.7 points, eclipsing the previous world record. The triumphant team’s remarkable feat sent ripples of pride and joy through the Indian contingent and fans worldwide.
Adding to the glory, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar also secured a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air rifle final, highlighting his individual excellence in the event. Meanwhile, Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil secured a commendable fourth position, narrowly missing a podium finish.
India’s success was not limited to shooting alone, as the country’s rowing team made its mark in the men’s four-stroke final, securing a well-deserved bronze medal with a commendable timing of 6:10:81. However, Balraj Panwar came agonisingly close to a medal in the men’s singles sculls final, finishing just outside the podium in fourth place.
In the men’s quadruple sculls final, India once again showcased its rowing prowess, clinching another bronze medal. The Indian rowers displayed incredible determination and skill, finishing behind China and Uzbekistan.
Switching gears to swimming, Srihari Nataraj displayed his talent and secured a place in the men’s 50m backstroke final after finishing in a respectable sixth place during the heats.
As the Asian Games 2023 continue to unfold, all eyes are set on the Indian women’s cricket team, which is competing in the gold medal match against Sri Lanka, with hopes of bringing home another medal for the nation. Additionally, mixed-team table tennis action is eagerly anticipated as Indian athletes strive to excel in their respective events.
With an impressive medal tally that now reads: