The Asian Games 2023 in Doha, Qatar has reached its eighth day of competition, and India continues to make its mark on the international sporting stage. The country’s athletes have been delivering exceptional performances across various disciplines, and Day 8 was no exception.
One of the standout moments of the day came from golfer Aditi Ashok, who created history by winning a silver medal in the women’s individual golf event. This is India’s first-ever medal in golf at the Asian Games, and Ashok’s achievement will go down in the annals of Indian sporting history.
The shooting contingent also had a stellar day, with India clinching gold and silver medals in different events. In the men’s 10m air rifle event, Saurabh Chaudhary emerged victorious, securing the gold medal and setting a new Asian Games record. His teammate, Abhishek Verma, bagged the silver medal, ensuring a double celebration for India.
On the overall medal tally, India has now accumulated a total of 30 medals, including 8 golds, 10 silvers, and 12 bronzes. The country’s athletes have showcased their prowess across a diverse range of sports, from wrestling and badminton to shooting and archery.
Other notable performances on Day 8 included wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s impressive run in the women’s freestyle 53kg category. She secured a spot in the semi-finals with a dominant display, keeping India’s hopes high for yet another medal in wrestling.
In table tennis, the Indian women’s team put up a spirited fight against strong opponents from Japan but fell short in the quarterfinals. Despite the defeat, their performance was commendable, and they have gained valuable experience competing against some of the best players in the world.
The Indian men’s hockey team continued their winning streak, defeating South Korea 3-1 in a thrilling encounter. With this victory, they have secured their place in the semi-finals and are now just one step away from a shot at the gold medal.
As the Asian Games 2023 progresses, India’s athletes are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for glory. Their dedication, skill, and resilience are a testament to their hard work and the country’s growing presence in the world of international sports.