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Aditi Ashok created history in Asian Games

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Aditi Ashok

India had a great start on the eighth day of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. India’s star female golfer Aditi Ashok created history in the world of golf on Sunday, October 1. She won the first medal in the history of Asiad in women’s golf event for India. Before this, in the 72-year history of the Asian Games, no female golfer had won a medal. Aditi was on top till the end on Saturday but on Sunday, Arpachiai Ubol of Thailand defeated her and won the gold medal.

Aditi had missed the medal in Tokyo Olympics after coming very close, but here she did not repeat this mistake. Also, on the 8th day, India also got a gold medal in the early hours and it was won by the Indian men’s shooting team in the trap team event. For India, Zorawar Singh, Prithviraj Tondaiman and Kainan Chenai won the country’s 11th gold medal in the men’s trap team event. So far this year, this was the seventh gold out of 11 won in shooting and overall this was the 21st medal in shooting. Indian players continue to excel in shooting.

Increase in India’s medal count

The women’s team also won the silver medal in the trap team event. With this, India has won a total of three medals on the 8th day. India’s total medal count reached 41. Which includes 11 gold, 14 bronze and 16 silver medals. Sunday may prove to be Super Sunday for India. Because many medal events are to be held in the world of athletics today, along with this the final of the men’s badminton team will also take place. In such a situation, there may be a line of medals for India on Sunday.

What is the latest status of medal tally?

If we talk about the recent medal tally, India is still at fourth place in it. India has so far won a total of 11 gold, 16 silver and 14 bronze. While the host China is at the top which has won 114 gold, 69 silver and 334 bronze medals. Whereas, Japan with 29 and South Korea with 28 gold are at second and third place respectively. Uzbekistan is in fifth place, which has 10 gold so far.

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