Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with and address the contingent of Indian athletes who participated in the Asian Games 2022 at round 4:30 PM on October 10, 2023, at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, New Delhi.
The programme is an endeavour by the Prime Minister to congratulate the athletes for his or her excellent achievement at the Asian Games 2022 and to inspire them for future competitions. India received a complete of 107 medals, together with 28 gold medals in Asian Games 2022. This is India’s finest efficiency in the Asian Games in phrases of complete quantity of medals received.
The program might be attended by the athletes of the Indian contingent for the Asian Games, their coaches, officers from the Indian Olympic Association, representatives of National Sports Federations, alongside with officers from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
India completed in fourth place on the Asian Games medal desk with its best-ever medal tally of 107 medals. Many athletes made the video games memorable with their performances.
Lovlina Borgohain, a Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist in boxing, clinched a silver medal in the Women’s 75kg class, incomes her a spot at the Paris Olympics in 2024. She grew to become the second Indian feminine boxer to attain the gold medal bout at the Asian Games.
Kishore Jena’s outstanding javelin throw of 87.54 meters earned him a silver medal, solidifying his place as India’s second-best javelin thrower after Neeraj Chopra. Jena has improved his private finest seven occasions in 2023. His private finest was 78.05m earlier than this yr.
Young taking pictures prodigy Palak Gulia achieved a historic double by profitable gold in the girls’s 10m air pistol occasion and securing a silver medal as half of the 10m air pistol girls’s group. She grew to become the youngest Indian shooter to medal in this version and the first Indian lady ever to win gold in the 10m air pistol particular person occasion.
India utterly dominated the athletics occasions in this Asiad with 29 medals comprising six golds, 14 silvers, and 9 bronzes – which is India’s best-ever tally since the inaugural version in 1951 in athletics.
Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh ended India’s 25-year medal drought in the Men’s 10,000m occasion with a outstanding 2-Three end, each setting new private bests. These have been India’s first medals in the occasion after Gulab Chand’s bronze at the 1998 Bangkok Asiad. Both athletes additionally etched new private bests in a scintillating show.
Jyothi Yarraji displayed distinctive resilience by profitable a silver medal in the Women’s 100m hurdles, overcoming the challenges of a false begin declare to safe India’s first-ever medal in this occasion.
Mohammad Afsal secured a silver medal in the Men’s 800m, whereas Jinson Johnson returned to profitable methods with a bronze in the Men’s 1500m occasion, changing into the first Indian male athlete to medal in a number of editions of the Asian Games in the 1500m occasion.
Dhruv Kapila in badminton and Simranjeet Kaur in archery contributed considerably to their respective group occasions, with India profitable its first-ever silver in males’s badminton and securing a bronze in girls’s recurve archery. Tushar Shelke was additionally a component of the males’s recurve group that received silver after beating Bangladesh in the semi-finals.
The Indian delegation wrapped their 19th Asian Games journey with 107 medals, ending the continental meet with the largest-ever medal haul after 20 days of intense, glory-filled competitors.
The Indian contingent bagged a document 107 medals – 28 gold, 38 silver and 41 bronze – in Hangzhou, surpassing their earlier finest, set at 2018 Jakarta.
(with inputs from ANI)