Asian Games 2023: Neha Thakur Wins 1st Medal In Sailing, India’s Tally Rises

New Delhi: India’s Neha Thakur has clinched the silver medal in the Girl’s Dinghy ILCA4 event at the ongoing Asian Games 2023. This was India’s first medal in sailing and 12th overall at the Hangzhou Games.

Emerging from the National Sailing School Bhopal, Neha, an up-and-coming sailor, showcased her prowess by finishing with a remarkable total of 32 points. However, it was her impressive net score of 27 that granted her the second-place position, tailing closely behind the gold medallist, Noppassorn Khunboonjan from Thailand. With a net score of just one point less than Neha, Singapore’s Kiera Marie Carlyle had to be content with the bronze medal.

Judoka Tulika Maan will fight for bronze at 1:30 PM. Later in the day, Wushu stars Surya Bhanu Partap Singh and Suraj Yadav will compete in their respective quarter-finals.

A semi-final entry will assure India of at least bronze medals. Meanwhile, the Indian Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Team qualified for the final after finishing overall fourth in the heats with a timing of 3:40.84s, which is a national record. In shooting, Manu Bhaker is topping the list for 25m pistol qualification. The Indian men’s hockey team thrashed Singapore 16-1 in a Pool-A match. (Asian Games 2023 Medals Tally)


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