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Asian Games 2023, September 28, Day 5: Anush Agarwalla creates history with bronze in equestrian, India confirms 2 more medals; check the Indian schedule for September 29

Roshibina Devi opened India’s medal tally account on day 5, total medal tally moves to 25.

Aditya Kaushik




New Delhi: The Indian contingent enjoyed yet another day of great success at the Asian Games 2023, in Hangzhou, China.

India added three more medals to their overall medal tally on day 5, taking their overall number to 25.

India now has six gold, eight silver and eleven bronze medals under their name.

The first medal of day 5 came when the star wushu player Rohibina Devi clinched a silver medal in the women’s 60 Kg division.

Shooting took the Indian flag to the podium once again as the Indian shooting trio of  Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal, and Arjun Singh Cheema secured the top spot in the men’s 10m air pistol team event.

India’s equestrian contingent created history once again when Anush Agarwalla became the first Indian to win an individual medal in the equestrian event by securing a bronze medal in the equestrian dressage individual event.

Indian Medal Tally- (Gold-6), (Silver-8), (Bronze-11): (Total-25)

Check out India’s full day 6 schedule:


6:30:Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual and Team events

6:30:Women’s 10m Air Pistol Individual and Team events

Table Tennis

8:15: Manika Batra, Women’s Singles Round of 16

9:00: Manush Shah and Manav, Men’s Doubles Round of 16

9:35: Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan, Men’s Doubles Round of 16

13:30 pm: Sreeja Akula and Diya, Women’s Doubles Round of 16

14:05: Sutirtha Mukerjee and Ayhika, Women’s Doubles Round of 16

14:40: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Men’s Singles Round of 16

15:25 pm: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Men’s Singles Round of 16


12:06: David Beckham, Men’s Keirin (Heat 2), Esow Alben (Heat 3)

3×3 Basketball

17:20: India vs China, Men’s Pool C match


17:30: India vs Mongolia, Women’s Group A match


12:00: Parveen Hooda, Women’s 57kg Round of 16

13:45: Lakshya Chahar, Men’s 80kg Round of 16

16:45 pm: Nikhat Zareen, Women’s 50kg quarterfinal


4:00: Men’s Individual and Team events, Round 2

4:00: Women’s Individual and Team events, Round 2


6:30: Women’s Team Quarterfinal

17:00: Men’s Team Quarterfinal


4:30: Men’s 20km race walk

4:40: Women’s 20km race walk

16:30: Women’s 400m

16:55: Men’s 400m

16:40: Women’s Hammer Throw

18:15 pm: Women’s Shot Put


6:30: Men’s and Mixed team Round Robin

11:00: Women’s team Round Robin


8:30: India vs Hong Kong, Women’s Team Semifinal

14:00 pm: India vs TBD, Men’s Team Semifinal


6:30: Men’s and Mixed team Round Robin

11:00: Women’s team Round Robin


15:30: India vs China, Women’s Group B match


11:30: India vs Kyrgyzstan, DOTA2 Group A Match

12:30: India vs Philippines, DOTA2 Group A Match


12:06: Men’s Keirin (Heat 2), Esow Alben (Heat 3)


16:00: India vs Malaysia, Women’s Pool A match


12:30: Men’s and Women’s Team Round 1

Key moments from day 5:

18:59: Boxing update (Men’s 71 Kg)

Indian boxer Nishant Dev now stands one win away from an assured medal, after defeating Vietnam’s Phuoc Tung Bui in his round of 16 bout.

18:52:Curtains called

Indian men’s football team bows out of the Asian Games 2023, after losing 0-2, against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 match.

17:49: Tough loss

Indian boxer Deepak Bhoria suffered heartbreak as he bowed out of the Asian Games 2023, after losing out to Japan’s Tomoya Tsuboi in his round of 16 bout.

17:43: Another medal confirmed

Indian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale confirmed yet another medal for India as they qualified for the semifinals of the mixed doubles event by defeating Kazakhstan’s Zhibek Kulambayeva and Grigoriy Lomakin in straight sets of 7-5 and 6-3, in their quarterfinal match.

15:52: Big success ensured

Indian tennis duo of Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan ensured one more big medal for India after reaching the finals of men’s doubles by defeating South Korea’s Seongchan Hong and Soonwoo Kwon in the super tiebreaker round by 10-0, in the semifinals.

India won the first set by 6-1, but South Korea made a comeback by winning the second set by 7-6, forcing the match to go in the super tiebreaker round.

15:10: Individual glory ahead 

Indian table tennis star Sharath Kamal sails into the men’s singles round of 16, after winning his round of 32 match by 4-0 against Maldives’ Mohammed Saffan.

G Sathiyan also qualified for the round of 16 by beating Saudi Arabia’s Turki Lafi.

14:57: Finishing round 1 on high

Indian squash team won their final group-stage match against Nepal by 3-0, to finish at the top of ‘Group A.’

14:47: History created

Indian equestrian Anush Agarwalla has created history by winning the first-ever individual medal in equestrian dressage event in the Asian Games.

14:28:Table tennis update (Women’s double)

India’s women’s double pairs of Sreeja Akula, Diya Chitale and Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ayhika Mukherjee, qualified for the round of 16, after winning their round of 32 matches, respectively.

12:08: Boxing update

India’s Jaismine Lamboria defeated Saudi Arabia’s Hadeel Ghazwan via referee stop contest (RSC), in the round of 16, to qualify for the quarterfinals in the women’s 60 Kg division.

11:56: Down but not out

Indian women’s squash team lost to Malaysia women in their last group match. However, they still qualified for the semifinals of the competition.

11:07: Table tennis update (Men’s double)

Indian pair of Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan won their round of 32 match with ease against Mongolia’s Gankhuyag and Manlaijargal by 32, to qualify for the round of 16.

10:43: Table tennis update (Men’s double)

Indian table tennis duo of  Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah qualifies for the round of 16 after winning their round of 32 bout against Maldives’ Moosa Munsif and Mohamed Shaffan in the round of 32.

9:31: Cycling update (Women’s sprint)

Indian cyclist Triyansha Paul lost her round of 16 match to Japan’s Mina Sato. However, she will have a shot at the bronze medal through the repechage round.

9:27: Swimming update

Indian men’s swimming team of Tanish George, Vishal Grewal, Anand Anilkumar Shylaja and Srihari Nataraj qualifies for the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final after finishing fifth in the qualification round.

The final will take place at 18:15 IST.

9:05: So close yet so far

After winning gold in the 10m air pistol team event, India’s Sarbjot Singh and Arjun Singh finished in fourth and eight spots respectively.

8:21: Double upset

Indian suffered a double upset in the table tennis mixed doubles event as the Indian pairs of Sreeja Akula, Harmeent Desai and Manika Batra, G Sathiyan lost their round of 16 bout to Thailand’s Phakpoom Sanguansin, Orawan Paranang and Singapore’s Chew Zhe Yu Clarence and Zeng Jian, respectively.

7:54: Another shot on the gold

Indian shooting contingent adds yet another gold in the Indian medal tally as the Indian shooting trio of Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal and Arjun Singh Cheema clinched gold in the men’s 10m air pistol team event.

China gets silver while Vietnam settles with bronze.

7:50: Badminton starts with a win

Indian women’s badminton team started their Asian Games 2023 campaign with a win over Mongolia in the round of 16.

India will now face Thailand in their quarterfinal match.

7:14: Opening the account

Indian wushu star Roshibina Devi opened India’s account on the fifth day of the event by winning a silver medal in the women’s 60 Kg division.