India Secures Tennis Mixed Doubles Gold at Asiad; Total of 35 Medals, Including 9 Golds

Day 7 Highlights of the 19th Asian Games

Today marks the 7th day of the 19th Asian Games being held in Hangzhou, China. In a thrilling match on Saturday, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale secured a third-set tie-breaker victory against Chinese Taipei’s En-Shuo Liang and Sung-Hao Huang, clinching the gold medal in mixed doubles.

In the shooting events, Sarabjot Singh and Divya TAE10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Event bagged a silver medal. Sarabjot and Divya also faced a tough match in the gold medal game, where they narrowly lost to the Chinese pair Zhang Bowen and Jiang Renshixin with a score of 16-14, settling for silver.

India has now won a total of 35 medals, including 9 gold, 13 silver, and 13 bronze, placing them fourth in the medal tally.

What is a Tiebreak? 

A tiebreak is used to determine the winner between two tennis players when a set reaches a 6-6 score. Players start a tiebreak, and the first player to reach seven points or more with a margin of at least two points wins the tiebreak and the set. If players are tied at 6-6, the tiebreak continues until one player leads by two points.

In the 19th Asian Games, tiebreakers were used in 10-point tiebreak format. The rules are similar to classic tiebreakers, with the key difference being that the first player to reach 10 points with a two-point margin wins. If the score reaches 10-10, the tiebreak continues until one player leads by two points.

India’s Outstanding Performance in Shooting

India currently boasts an impressive tally of 19 medals in shooting, comprising 6 gold, 8 silver, and 5 bronze medals. This remarkable performance in shooting makes it India’s best showing in the sport in the 72-year history of the Games. The shooters had previously broken records at the 2006 Games in Doha, where they won 3 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze medals.

Athletics: Five Athletes Advance to Various Finals

Indian athletes Murali Shankar and Jeswin Eldrin have qualified for the finals in the men’s long jump event. Ajay Kumar and Jinson Johnson have also secured their spots in the 1500m run final. Meanwhile, Jyoti Yaraji has ensured her place in the women’s 100m hurdles final.

Tennis: Gold Medal Match for Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja

Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja will compete in the gold medal match of the mixed doubles category. The Indian pair defeated Chinese Taipei’s Ahsu Yuyuchan and Hao-Ching Chan 2-1 in the semifinals to secure a medal for India.

Mirabai Chanu to Compete in Weightlifting

Weightlifting events are set to begin today, with Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu making her debut in the women’s 49kg category. Alongside Chanu, Vandana Devi will participate in the women’s 55kg category.

Boxing: Lavalina in Action

Following Nikhat Zareen’s commitment to medal contention for India, world champion Lavalina Borgohain, along with four other Indian boxers, will compete in the quarterfinals. Lavalina’s match is particularly anticipated in the women’s 50kg weight category. These bouts are scheduled for later today.

India Adds 8 Medals on the Sixth Day

Indian shooters made an impressive start to the day, securing two gold and three silver medals on Friday. Later, Rohan Kumar and Saketh Myneni secured a silver in tennis. Following that, the Indian men’s squash team clinched a bronze medal.

The last medal of the day came in the women’s shot put event, where Kiran Baliyan secured a bronze with a throw of 17.36 meters.

Additionally, the Indian men’s badminton team defeated Nepal 3-0, winning an Asian Games medal for the first time in 37 years.

Lastly, boxer Nikhat Zareen won a medal in the 50kg weight category, also earning a quota for the Paris Olympics in 2024.

India’s Total Medals Count so Far: 35 Medals

9 Gold, 12 Silver, 14 Bronze

1: Mehuli Ghosh, Ashi Chauksi, and Ramita Jindal – 10 Meter Air Rifle Team Event (Shooting): Silver

2: Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh, Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls (Rowing): Silver

3: Babu Lal and Lekh Ram, Men’s Coxless Doubles (Rowing): Bronze

4: Men’s Coxed 8 Team – (Rowing): Silver

5: Ramita Jindal – Women’s 10 Meter Air Rifle (Shooting): Bronze

6: Aishwary Tomar, Rudranksh Patil, and Divyansh Pawar, 10 Meter Air Rifle Team Event (Shooting): Gold

7: Ashish, Bhim Singh, Jaswinder Singh, and Punit Kumar – Men’s Coxless 4 (Rowing): Bronze

8: Paraminder Singh, Satnam Singh, Jakar Khan, and Sukhmeet Singh – Men’s Quadruple Sculls (Rowing): Bronze

9: Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar – Men’s 10 Meter Air Rifle (Shooting): Bronze

10: Anish, Vijayveer Sidhu, and Adarsh Singh – Men’s 25 Meter Rapid Fire Pistol (Shooting): Bronze

11: Women’s Cricket Team: Gold

12: Neha Thakur Dingi – ILCA4 Event (Sailing): Silver

13: Ibaad Ali – RS:X (Sailing): Bronze

14: Divyakirti Singh, Hriday Vipul Chhed, Anush Agrawala, and Sudipti Hazela – Dressage Team Event (Shooting): Gold

15: Sift Kaur Samra, Ashi Chaukse, and Manini Kaushik – 50 Meter Rifle 3 Positions Team Event (Shooting): Silver Medal

16: Manu Bhaker, Isha Singh, and Ridham Sangwan – 25 Meter Pistol Team Event (Shooting): Gold

17: Sift Kaur Samra – Women’s 50 Meter Rifle 3 Positions (Shooting): Gold Medal

18: Ashi Chaukse – Women’s 50 Meter Rifle 3 Positions (Shooting): Bronze

19: Angad, Gurjot, and Anantjeet – Men’s Skeet Team Event (Shooting): Bronze

20: Vishnu Sarvanan – ILCA7 (Sailing): Bronze

21: Isha Singh – Women’s 25 Meter Pistol (Shooting): Silver

22: Anantjeet Singh – Men’s Skeet (Shooting): Silver

23: Roshbina Devi Wushu (60 kg): Silver

24: Arjun Cheema, Sarabjot Singh, and Shiv Narwal – Men’s 10 Meter Air Pistol (Shooting): Gold

25: Anush Agrawala (Equestrian Dressage Individual Event): Bronze

26: Isha Singh, Divya TS, and Palak Guliya (10 Meter Air Rifle Shooting): Silver

27: Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, Akhil Sheoran, Swapnil Kusale (50 Meter Rifle 3P Shooting): Gold

28: Tennis Doubles (Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni): Silver

29: Palak Guliya (10 Meter Air Pistol): Gold

30: Isha Singh (10 Meter Air Pistol): Silver

31: Squash (Women’s Team Event): Bronze

32: Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar (Shooting: 50 Meter Rifle 3P Mixed Event): Silver

33: Kiran Baliyan (Shot Put): Bronze

34: Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS, Shooting (10 Meter Air Pistol Mixed Event): Silver

35: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale, Mixed Doubles (Tennis): Gold”

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