Asian Games 2023: India bags gold and sets world record in 10m air rifle team; also secures bronze in rowing
Asian Games 2023: In a remarkable display of marksmanship, India's 10m men's rifle team achieved a historic feat at the 2023 Asian Games, securing the gold medal and shattering the world record by amassing an extraordinary 1893.7 points. The trio of world champion Rudrankksh Patil, Olympian Divyansh Panwar, and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar showcased their exceptional skills and precision to surpass the previous world record of 1893.3 points held by China.
The Indian shooting contingent's stellar performance unfolded on Day 2 of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil, and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar collectively demonstrated unwavering focus and unmatched talent, rewriting the record books in the men's 10 air rifle team event.
Simultaneously, India added another feather to its cap by clinching a bronze medal in the Men's Four Rowing event. The quartet of Jaswinder, Bheem, Punit, and Ashish displayed exceptional teamwork, recording a remarkable time of 6:10.81.
However, there was a touch of disappointment as Balraj Panwar narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing in fourth position in the men's singles sculls final.
Meet the golden guns ???? From left @DivyanshSinghP7 coach @SumaShirur foreign rifle coach Thomas Farnik, #AishwaryTomar & @RudrankkshP jubilant after winning India’s 1st ???? at the @19thAGofficial in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle team event. Go India!???????????????? pic.twitter.com/X5nqpdAUdw — NRAI (@OfficialNRAI) September 25, 2023
As the Asian Games 2023 continue to unfold, all eyes are now on the Indian women's cricket team, poised for an exciting battle with Sri Lanka in the gold medal match. Furthermore, fans eagerly anticipate the mixed team table tennis action, hoping for redemption following the respective defeats of the men's and women's teams on Day 1. India remains in contention for medals in several other events, with athletes like S Nataraj and Maana Patel vying for glory in the finals of the men's and women's 50m Backstroke.
- With inputs from agencies