Indian women's shooters won India's first medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games

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India's women's shooting team comprising Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ashi Chowksey won a silver medal in the women's 10m air rifle event at the 19th Asian Games on September 23, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The 19th Asian Games officially began on September 23, 2023, and will end on October 8, 2023.

India's medal table of the first day in the Asian Games:-

  • India's second medal in Hangzhou was won by Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind in the men's lightweight double sculls event and a silver medal.

  • The men's eight-rowing team also won a silver medal.

  • Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram won bronze medals in the men's pair rowing event.

  • Ramita won the bronze medal in the 10-meter air rifle event.

  • India finished the first day with a total of five medals: three silver medals and two bronze medals.

First gold medal in Hangzhou

  • The first gold medal of the Hangzhou Asian Games was won by China's Zhou Jiaqi and Qiu Xinping in the women's lightweight double sculls event.

The remarkable performance of India and China in Jakarta 2018

  • At the 18th Jakarta Asian Games held in 2018, China won notable medals with a total of 289 medals including 132 gold medals, 92 silver medals and 65 bronze medals and India won a total of 70 medals including 16 gold, 23 silver and 31 bronze medals.

China's continued dominance

  • China has consistently topped the medal tally at the Asian Games since the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games.

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