Asian Games Update : Rahi becomes first Indian woman shooter to win gold


On Wednesday, Indian men’s hockey team beats Hong Kong (26-0) in second match at Jakarta Asian Games.

Rupinderpal Singh (3rd, 5th, 30th, 45th, 59th minutes), Harmanpreet Singh (29th, 52nd, 53rd, 54th) and Akashdeep Singh (2nd, 32nd, 35th) scored a hattrick each, while Manpreet Singh (3rd, 17th), Lalit Upadhayay (17th, 19th), Varun Kumar (23rd, 30th), SV Sunil (7th), Vivek Sagar Prasad (14th), Mandeep Sinhgh (21st), Amit Rohidas (27th), Dilpreet Singh (48th), Chinglensana Singh (51st), Simranjeet Singh (53rd) and Surender Kumar (55th) were the other goal getters for India.

In previous match, Indian men’s hockey team managed to defeat host country Indonesia by 17-0.

Indian female shooter Rahi Sarnobat from Kolhapur, Maharastra wins the women’s 25m pistol event on Wednesday. She becomes first Indian female shooter to win gold in Asian Games. This was India’s fourth gold at Asiad 2018.

On the other hand, Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has pulled out of the women’s artistic gymnastics final due to a knee injury, says Dipa’s coach Bisweswar Nandi. As per reports, Agartala girl Dipa Karmakar’s injury occurred while landing during a practice session on Tuesday.

India has 4 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze in Asiad 2018 tally so far.


Featured image : PTI, TOI

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