India achieved a new record for their highest-ever medal count at the Asian Games, thanks to the gold medal victory by the archers in the compound mixed team event on Wednesday. In the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Indian team secured a total of 70 medals. However, in the current ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, with more than four days left, they have already exceeded that previous record.
India has secured a grand total of 71 medals, which includes 16 gold, 26 silver, and 29 bronze medals. In an impressive display of athleticism, Indian race walkers Manju Rani and Ram Baboo earned a well-deserved bronze medal during the 35km mixed race walk event on Wednesday, contributing significantly to India’s achievement. Furthermore, India’s medal tally reached 71 when compound archers Ojas Deotale and Jyothi Surekha Vennam clinched the mixed team gold medal in a thrilling final match against South Korea.
India has deployed its most extensive team ever, with the goal of surpassing the 100-medal milestone at the prominent continental event. India’s chef de mission Bhupender Singh Bajwa stated,
“It is with great pleasure that I would like to state that India has forged its impression with the best ever medal haul in the Asian Games by crossing the 70 mark in medals tally and there are more to come,”
Up to this point, India has secured 24 medals in athletics (comprising 4 gold, 10 silver, and 10 bronze), and they have also earned 22 medals in shooting (including 7 gold, 9 silver, and 6 bronze). Remarkably, on October 1, India achieved an impressive feat by winning a total of 15 medals in a single day, marking their most successful day in the ongoing Asian Games thus far.
Also Read | Top 10 Highly Nutritious Food for a Sportsperson