New Delhi: On the 8th day of Asian Games, India has got two medals in shooting. The men’s team has won the gold medal in double trap, while the women’s team has also won the silver medal in this event. The trio of Indian shooters Prithviraj Tondaiman, Darius Chenai and Zorawar Sandhu have won the gold medal in double trap. At the same time, the trio of Manisha Keer, Rajeshwari Kumari and Preeti Rajak have succeeded in winning the silver medal in the women’s double trap event.
The Indian trio of Kinan Chenai, Zorawar Singh and Prithviraj Tondiman overpowered the shooters of Kuwait and China and won the gold medal with a score of 361. This is the highest score by any team in trap shooting in the Asian Games. Kinan and Zorawar will also contend for gold in the individual event of double trap.
Earlier, on the 8th day, India had got its first medal in golf. India’s Aditi Ashok missed out on winning gold in the women’s golf event but she has created history by winning the silver medal. She is the first Indian woman golfer to win a medal in the Asian Games. Aditi was leading in the race to win gold but in the last 4 holes the Thai player showed strong play and left Aditi behind. India has so far won 11 gold, 16 silver and 14 bronze medals in the Asian Games.
On the eighth day of the Asian Games, India has a chance to break the Chinese wall and win badminton gold. The men’s team final in badminton will be played at 2.30 pm. Apart from this, India can also win medals in athletics. India’s Amlan Borgohan finished third in the heats of men’s 200 meter race and has reached the semi-finals. Only the athletes finishing in the first three positions in the heats get tickets for the semi-finals.
Apart from this, India also has a chance to win a medal in shooting. Prithviraj Tondaiman, Darius Chenai and Zorawar Sandhu will compete in the men’s trap individual and team events. Whereas, among women, Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak, Rajeshwari Kumari are in the race for medal in women’s trap event.
In boxing, Praveen, Jasmine and Nikhat Zareen will also enter the ring today. India has won a total of 38 medals in the Asian Games so far. India is at fourth place in the medal tally. India has a chance to complete fifty medals on the 8th day. So far India has won 10 gold, 15 silver and 14 bronze medals. India has won most medals in shooting only.
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