Hangzhou, China, September 30, 2023: India has wrapped up its outstanding campaign at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, with an astonishing record-breaking tally of 34 medals, including a remarkable 13 gold. This performance marks India’s most impressive showing at the Asian Games since 1982, establishing the nation as a major force in Asian sports.
The gold medals poured in from a diverse range of sports, showcasing India’s versatility and prowess in various athletic disciplines, including archery, athletics, boxing, shooting, swimming, and wrestling. Several standout athletes delivered stellar performances for India:
Archery: India’s archery contingent secured a triumphant total of three gold medals, with two in team events and one in the women’s individual recurve event.
Athletics: India’s track and field athletes excelled with two gold medals in the men’s events. Neeraj Chopra continued his javelin throw supremacy, clinching his second consecutive gold. Eldhose Paul also made a mark by earning gold in the triple jump.
Boxing: India’s pugilists demonstrated their mettle, amassing four gold medals, including three in the men’s events and one in the women’s category. Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa, and Nitu Ghanghas were among the Indian boxers who achieved gold.
Shooting: India’s sharpshooters claimed two gold medals in the men’s events. Saurabh Chaudhary secured gold in the 10m air pistol event, while Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar triumphed in the 50m rifle 3 positions event.
Swimming: Sajan Prakash carved his name in the annals of Indian swimming history by clinching a gold medal in the 200m butterfly event.
Wrestling: India also celebrated a gold medal in wrestling, courtesy of Ravi Kumar Dahiya’s outstanding performance in the 57kg freestyle event.
In addition to this historic gold haul, India also added 13 silver and 13 bronze medals to its tally, further solidifying its position as a dominant force in Asian sports. This overall medal count reflects a significant improvement over India’s performance at the previous Asian Games in 2018, where the nation secured 69 medals, including 15 gold.
India’s exceptional performance at the 2023 Asian Games underscores the dedication, hard work, and talent of its athletes and coaches. It sends a resounding message that India is on the path to becoming a formidable presence in the world of Asian sports.