In Asian Games at Hangzhou, India's Roshibina Devi Naorem clinches Silver medal in Women's 60 kg category in Wushu

Asian Games 2023 have entered its Day 5 at Hangzhou, China. India has a overall of 23 medals in its kitty with 5 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze. We currently stand at the seventh position on the ranking board. In a major disappointment, Naorem Roshibina Devi lost in the 60 kg category final in women's Wushu event today. She fought hard till the last moment against China’s Wu Xiaowei. Devi brings home a silver medal which is a first for the country in Wushu. She has definitely improved her form from the last Asian Games, where he bagged the bronze medal. There is more to come from the fiery Manipuri in the future.

On a positive note, world number 17 and India’s badminton star, PV Sindhu, had a smooth start today in a match against Mongolia’s Myagmartseren Ganbataar in the round of 16. She beat Ganbataar 21-2, 21-3 in no time. In shooting, Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal and Arjun Singh Cheema compete in the 10m air pistol in the individual and team competitions today. Arjun is at 14th with 9.650, Sarabjot is 30th with 9.500 after 16 shots, Shiva is 37th with 9.400 after 20 shots.

India’s Anant Jeet and Ganemat ranked seventh in the skeet mixed team final, with 18 points after round 1. Hopefully they will catch up in the upcoming rounds. In gymnastics, India's leading gymnast, Pranati Nayak will compete in the women's vault final today. In football, a highly anticipated match will be played between the Indian men’s football team against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16. The match is scheduled in the evening today.

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