Sheetal Devi, the archer from J&K who created history by winning three medals in the Asian Para Games 2023, in China's Hangzhou, has returned home. The 16-year-old armless archer received a warm welcome upon her arrival in Jammu.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced the sports program for the 9th Asian Winter Games to be held in Harbin, China in 2025.
His involvement with Laureus dates back to 2022 when he was shortlisted for the Breakthrough of the Year award at the Laureus World Sports Awards as a result of winning the first gold medal for an Indian track and field athlete at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj became interested in Laureus after learning more about the athlete-led organisation that honours sport's transformative power.
"The whole country is feeling proud of your (athletes') performance in the Asian Games. I also thank the trainers and coaches of the athletes on behalf of the nation," Modi said while interacting with the athletes at the Dhyan Chand stadium here.
Embedded with LED lights, the turf is capable of outlining changeable images of a sea of stars, the turf is supposed to represent an interaction between “People and Landscape” showcasing the vibrancy of Hangzhou’s natural scenery, and the shared bonds and closely connected nature of Asia.
The team not only failed to convert a large number of Penalty corners it earned, but it also conceded quite a few goals via PCs.
Punia, who missed a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, fought superbly to reach the gold medal match but bowed down to Iran's Hassan Yazdanicharati, the Rio Olympic Games gold medallist who claimed a silver in Tokyo in 2021 and a three-time World Champion in the 86kg.
Indian team was trailing by three points (6-9), before the halfway stage of the first half, however, India, after going down 9-12 at one point, came back strong to finish 17-14 at the end of the first half against Iran.
Team India, by virtue of having a higher seeding, won the gold medal.
The Indian team comprising Raju Tolani, Ajay Prabhakar Khare, Sumit Mukherjee, Rajeshwar Tiwari, Jaggy Shivdasani and Sandeep Thakral was trailing 132.1-97 after scores went 55-32, 46-29, 28-30 in the first three sets in the two-day final.
Satwik and Chirag, the world no. 3 pair, registered a 21-17, 21-12 win over the Malaysians, who are the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist, to seal the place in the final.
Aman Sehrawat, the Asian Championships gold medallist, beat China's Liu Minghu 11-0 by technical superiority, in the men's freestyle 57kg bronze medal match.
The bonus they gained for their consistent performance in the hockey competition in Hangzhou was a berth in next year's Paris Olympics as the Asian Games in a qualifying tournament for the Olympics.
Sonam was under immense pressure from Jia Long but the Indian did well to avoid conceding more than 2 points. Soon some great counter from the Indian resulted in a pushout, as Sonam led 4-2 with less than a minute left.
The duo of Gaikwad and Varma toyed with the Bangladesh bowling and were mostly dealing in fours and sixes at the small Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field.