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Asian Games 2023, September 27, Day 4: Sift Kaur and Ashi Chouksey pull double success; check September 28 schedule for India

Indian shooters have taken on the day 4 of the 19th Asian Games by storm by winning multiple medals including two golds on the same day.

Aditya Kaushik




New Delhi: India saw their most successful day of the Asian Games 2023, on Wednesday, when they won a total of 8 medals across different events, including two gold, three silver and three bronze medals, taking the total medal tally to 22.

India started their day with a silver in the women’s 50m 3 positions team event, courtesy of the Indian shooting trio of Sift Kaur Samra, Manini Kaushik and Ashi Chouksey.

The second medal of the day came in the form of a gold medal when the Indian shooting team of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan secured the top spot in the women’s 25m pistol team event.

Then, the women’s 50m rifle 3 position individual event, came as a double success event for the Indian contingent as India’s Sift Kaur Samar and Ashi Chouksey won gold and bronze, respectively.

Indian men’s shooting team of Anant Jeet Singh Naruka, Gurjoat Singh Khangura and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa then gave India bronze in the men’s skeet team event, while the member of the same team, Anant Jeet Singh Naruka, won silver in the individual skeet event to add two more medals to the Indian tally.

India won their third medal in the sailing event when Vishnu Saravanan won a bronze medal in the men’s ILCA 7 event.

While all eyes were on Manu Bhaker in the women’s 25m pistol individual event, who eventually finished fifth, Esha Singh came out of nowhere and swept a silver medal from the event.

Indian Medal Tally- (Gold-5), (Silver-7), (Bronze-10): (Total-22)

Check India’s Day 5 full schedule:


4:00: Women’s Golf round-1

8:00: Men’s Golf round-1


10:00: Women’s India vs Malaysia

13:30: Men’s India vs Nepal


17:00: Men’s R16 – India Vs Saudi Arabia


6:30: 10m Air pistol Men’s qualification

6:30: Skeet Mixed team qualification

9:00: 10m Air pistol Men’s Final (Medal Match)

10:30: Skeet Mixed team Final (Medal Match)


6:30: Men’s, Mixed First round Match-5

11:00: Men’s, Mixed First round Match-6, Women’s Match-4

13:30: Men’s, Mixed First round Match-7, Women’s Match-5


7:30: Men’s Omnium (Niraj Kumar)

7:48: Men’s Sprint Quarterfinal (David Becham)

16:00: Men’s mixed First round Match-8


12:00: 60Kg R16 women (Jasmine)

17:30: 51Kg R16 men (Deepak)

18:45: 71 Kg R16 men (Nishant Dev)


9:42: Women’s 60 kg final


6:30: Women’s team Round of 16


12:30: Dressage Final (Medal Match)


18:15: Men’s India Vs Japan


Key moments from day 4:

18:05: Medal assured

Indian tennis pair Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni won their quarterfinal match against  China’s Yibing Wu and Zhizhen Zhang by 6-1, 7-6, to qualify for the semifinals of the men’s doubles event to ensure one more medal for India.

17:33: World Champion stands tall

Indian world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen has qualified for the quarterfinals in the women’s 60 Kg division after defeating Korea’s Chorong Bak in the round of 16.

17:30: Wushu magic

Indian wushu star Roshobina Devi qualifies for the finals of women’s 60 Kg division, ensuring at least one more silver for India.

Roshobina will play her gold medal match on Thursday.

16:22:Table tennis update (Mixed doubles)

Indian table tennis pair Manika Batra and G Sathiyan defeated their opponents from Thailand’s pair of Napat and Suthasini by 3-1, to enter the round of 16.

15:35: Squash update (Women’s team)

Indian women’s squash team is turning out to be the team’s top beat after their third 3-0 win in the group-stage matches against Macao.

14:52: M and M effect

Indian table tennis duo of Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah qualifies for the round of 16 of the men’s table tennis doubles event after defeating Thailand’s pair Napat Thanmathikom and Sitisak Nuchchart by, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10.

14:40: Tennis update (Men’s singles)

India’s Sumit Nagal goes down against top-seeded Chinese Zhizhin Zhang after winning the first set by 7-6, 1-6 and 2-6, in the quarterfinals, ending India’s challenge in men’s single competition.

13:55: Shooting their way to the medals tally

Anant Jeet Singh Naruka completed his double in the Asian Games 2023, as he secured a silver medal in the men’s skeet individual event.

13:37: Cycling update

Indian cyclist David Beckham Elkatohchoongo qualifies for the quarterfinals for the cycling men’s sprint event.y.The quarterfinal will be played on Thursday.

13:36: Shocking upset

India’s one of the top medal prospects in boxing, Shiva Thapa, lost to Kyrgyzstan’s Askat Kulataev in the round of 16, to bow out of the tournament.

12:40: Fencing update

Indian fencing women’s epee team bows out of the competition after losing out in the quarterfinals by 25-45, against the Republic of Korea.

12:33:Another medal from shooting

Indian shooter Esha Singh secured a silver medal in the women’s 25m pistol individual event to take India’s medal tally to 21.

Top Indian prospect Manu Bhaker had to settle down with the fifth spot.

12:00: Hockey update

Indian women’s team have started their campaign with an easy 13-0, win over the Singapore women’s team.

11:10: Raining medals

Indian sailor Vishnu Saravanan gives India another medal in sailing by securing a bronze medal in the men’s dinghy ILCA 7 event.

10:58: Another shot on target

India secures their fifth medal of the day in shooting as the men’s team of Anant Jeet Singh Naruka, Gurjoat Singh Khangura and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, clinches a bronze medal in the men’s skeet team event.

Anant Jeet Singh Naruka also qualified for the individual finals at the same event.

10:22: Double success

Shooting is now officially India’s most successful event in Asian Games 2023, after India clinches gold and silver in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position individual event.

India’s Sift Kaur Samra bags gold, while Ashi Chouksey secures bronze at the same event.

9:48: Squash update (Men’s team)

Indian contingent continues their unbeaten run in squash as the Indian men’s team defeats the Qatar men’s team 3-0 to win their second match in group stages.

The men’s team will now face Pakistan at 16:45 IST, in their third match.

9:03: Cycling update (Men’s Sprint, 1/16 finals)

India gets mixed results from the men’s cycling sprint even as India’s  David Beckham Elkatohchoongo wins his 1/16 finals to enter the 1/8 round, while Ronaldo Singh Laitonjam bows out of the competition after losing out in his 1/16 match.

9:01: Squash update (Women’s team)

Indian women teams registered another whitewash as they beat Nepal by 3-0, in their second group match.

8:52: Golden target

India won their second gold in shooting with the help of the women’s shooting team of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan in the 25m pistol team event.

Manu Bhaker and Esha Singh qualified for the individual finals after finishing in first and fifth positions, respectively. Rhythm Sangwan also finished seventh, within qualification, but has to miss out as a maximum of only two individuals from each contingent is allowed.

7:53: Start with a silver

India starts their medal tally on day 4, with a silver medal in the women’s 50m 3 positions team event.

Indian shooting trio of Sift Kaur Samra, Manini Kaushik and Ashi Chouksey finished with a total to 1764 points to clinch the silver medal ahead of Republic of Korea.