India’s historic campaign at the Hangzhou Asian Games concluded on a brilliant note as the nation crossed the elusive 100-medal mark. India finished in fourth place in the Asian Games overall tally with 107 medals, the highest ever won by the country in Asian Games history. The fourth-place finish was also India’s best-ever rank since the 1962 Jakarta edition when India finished third.
In total India won 28 gold medals, 38 silver and 41 bronze, as they finished their campaign after an action-packed event of more than 14 days.
India had won 95 medals on Day 13, on Saturday, Aditi Swami won bronze to kick-start proceedings, and in total, 12 medals followed including the one won by Swami.
In total, India won six gold medals, four silver and two bronze medals on the last day of the Asian Games.
Aditi’s bronze in the women’s compound individual archery event started the day on a bright note, followed by a gold won by Jyothi Surekha Vennam in the same event.
Ojas Pravin Deotale won gold in the men’s compound individual event, while Abhishek Verma bagged silver. The Indian women’s Kabaddi team won gold, beating Chinese Taipei, securing a historic 100th medal for India.
The star duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won a doubles gold, while the men’s Kabaddi team beat Iran in a highly controversial affair, taking home their 8th Asiad gold medal.
The Indian men’s cricket team also won gold, while the women’s hockey team secured a bronze, beating Japan 2-1 in the third-place match.
Deepak Punia won a silver medal in the men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling event, followed by the double silver in men’s and women’s team events in chess to draw curtains on India’s campaign.
With a tally of 107 medals and 28 gold, India were assured of a fourth-place finish, even as other medal events continued on Saturday.
China were assured of a first-place finish as they have been sitting pretty at the top, while Japan were assured of a second-place finish, who had won ten more gold medals than South Korea as the athletes from both nations were still in contention across multiple events.