India Shines with 15 Medals on Day 8 of Asian Games 2023, Surpasses 50-Medal Mark
Day 8 of the 2023 Asian Games was a remarkable day for India, with a total of 15 medals secured, including three gold, seven silver, and five bronze. The track and field contingent played a significant role in this achievement. India’s overall medal count now stands at an impressive 53, with 13 gold medals, placing them firmly in the fourth position on the medal table, ahead of Uzbekistan.
The pursuit of ‘Sau Paar’ (beyond 100 medals) seems within reach if the Indian athletes maintain their exceptional performance.
In badminton, China secured gold after a thrilling comeback against India, while India claimed their first-ever silver in men’s badminton at the Asian Games.
In a dramatic twist, Jyothi Yarraji faced a false start controversy in the women’s 100m hurdles final, but ultimately, her bronze medal was upgraded to silver after the disqualification of the Chinese athlete who was at fault.
Medals continued to flow in track and field, with Seema Punia winning bronze in discus throw and Nandini Agasara securing bronze in women’s heptathlon. Swapna Barman narrowly missed a podium finish.
The men’s badminton final was evenly poised, with China making a comeback, setting the stage for a decider.
In other sports, Aditi Ashok secured silver in golf, while trap shooters contributed with a gold and silver in team events, and Kynan Chenai won bronze in the individual men’s trap event.
India anticipates more medals, especially in men’s badminton and athletics, in the upcoming days of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Overall, India’s medal tally now stands at 53, with an inspiring performance across various sports, making the nation proud.”