Hangzhou. Indian boxer Narendra lost 0-5 to Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Kamshibek Kunkabayev of Kazakhstan in the semi-finals in the 92 kg category at the 19th Asian Games on Tuesday, leaving him with a bronze medal. Had to be satisfied with. Narendra won the third boxing bronze medal for India after Nikhat Zareen and Preeti Pawar.
On the other hand, Preeti Pawar also had to settle for a bronze medal in the 54 kg category after losing a tough match against China’s Yuan Chang. Reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen ended her campaign with a bronze medal. Zareen was defeated by Chuthamat Rakshat of Thailand by a 2:3 split decision in the semi-finals of the women’s 50 kg category.
Star boxer Lovlina Borgohain gave India a chance to win a gold medal in the boxing event by defeating Thailand’s Bison Manekon 5-0 in the semi-finals and reaching the final of 75 kg category. With this win, Lovlina has now become the fourth Indian boxer after Nikhat Zareen, Preeti and Parveen Hooda to win an Olympic quota for the Paris Olympics.
Tejaswin Shankar won silver medal in men’s decathlon with national record
Indian athlete Tejaswin Shankar on Tuesday won a silver medal in the decathlon event of the 19th Asian Games being held in Hangzhou, China. Shankar, 24, finished second in the event with 7,666 points and broke the national record.
Let us tell you that this is India’s first medal in decathlon in the Asian Games since 1974. The Indian finished fourth in the last event of the decathlon 1500m final but it was enough for him to create a new national record with 7666 points.
Ace high-jumper turned decathlon athlete Shankar topped the long jump, his favorite events high jump and 400m. He surpassed the previous Indian men’s decathlon national record by eight points. 10 different sports are played in this competition.
Chinese athlete Sun Qihao won the gold medal with a total of 7,816 points, while Japan’s Maruyama Yuma won the bronze medal with a total of 7,568 points. It is noteworthy that the last men’s decathlon medal in the Asian Games was won by Vijay Singh Chauhan in 1974. Earlier, Bharatinder Singh had set a national record of 7,658 points. India has so far won 69 medals in the Asian Games, which includes 15 gold, 26 silver and 28 bronze medals.
Mohammad Afsal won silver in 800 meter race, Praveen Chitravel won bronze medal in triple jump.
Indian athlete Mohammad Afsal Pulikkalath won a silver medal in the men’s 800m final at the Asian Games on Tuesday. Whereas, Praveen Chitravel won bronze medal in men’s triple jump.
Afsal won the silver medal with a timing of 1:48.43 seconds. The Saudi Arabian athlete finished the event with a timing of 1:48.05 seconds, ahead of him by 0.39 seconds. Oman’s Hussain Mohsin Hussain won the bronze medal with a timing of 1:48.51 seconds.
On the other hand, Chitravel made a good start with a jump of 16.68 meters and placed himself at second position. In the second jump, he maintained his consistency with 16.63 metres, but slipped to third place as eventual gold medalist Zhu Yaming moved ahead with a distance of 16.97 metres.
Chitravel made a strong jump during his third jump and it looked like he would move into second place, but it turned out to be a foul. He cleared 16.24m and 16.07m in his fourth and fifth attempts but his first jump was enough to give him the bronze medal. Another Indian athlete Abubakar Abdullah finished fourth with a distance of 16.62 metres, which he achieved in his second jump.
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