New Delhi: India has so far won 13 medals in the Asian Games 2023. Neha Thakur won silver medal in sailing. Ibad Ali also won the bronze medal in sailing in the men’s category. Talking about the games being played in China, India has so far won 2 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals. This is India’s first medal in sailing. Earlier on Monday, 6 medals were won. Indian women’s cricket team created history and won the gold medal.
It defeated Sri Lanka in the final. Meanwhile, India’s men’s team has secured a place in the finals by creating a national record in the 4×100 meter medley relay. Neha Thakur, a budding player from National Sailing School, Bhopal, stood second with 32 points. However, her net score was 27 points, leaving her behind gold medalist winner Nopsorn Khunboonjan of Thailand. The bronze medal went to Kiara Marie Carlile of Singapore, whose net score was 28.
In sailing, the net score is calculated by subtracting the players’ worst score from the overall race score. Dinghy ILCA-4 was a competition of total 11 races. In this Neha scored a total of 32 marks. During this period, his performance in the 5th race was the worst. Neha got 5 points in this race. By subtracting this 5 points from the total 32 points, his net score was 27 points. Talking about the Indian men’s 4x100m medley relay team, the quartet of Srihari Nataraj, Likhit Selvaraj, Sajan Prakash and Tanish George Mathew clocked 3:40.84 seconds and finished second in heat one after Japan.
He broke the record of 3:44.94 set by Nataraj, Sandeep Sejwal, Prakash and Aaron D’Souza at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. The Indian team stood fourth overall. The final will also be played today. India’s Shivangi Sharma finished 17th in the women’s 100 meter freestyle category and could not reach the final. Palak Joshi stood 14th among 19 swimmers in women’s 200 meter backstroke.
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