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Asian Games 2023 Highlights on September 24: India finish with three Silvers, two Bronze medals on Day 1 of Asian Games

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 27, 2023 16:44 IST

Asian Games 2023 Highlights September 24: Team India started their Asian Games 2023 campaign in style, winning three silver medals and two bronze medals on the Day 1 of the grand extravaganza. With many more medal matches lined up tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how they perform. Follow Sportskeeda for Asian Games 2023 live updates on September 24.

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19:14 (IST)24 SEP 2023

That's all folks..... for today!

Oof, quite the day it has been for the Indian contingent in Hangzhou, China today. Plenty of emotion - joy, desire, heartbreak, elations - we've seen versions of them all over a massive Day 1 (is it really the first day though?) of the Asian Games. 

The highlight for the day has to be the 5 medals that Indian athletes have brought home today. 3 in Rowing (2 silver, 1 bronze) and 2 in Shooting (1 silver, 1 bronze). The gold medal may still elude the Indian contingent but the first one of the games can't be too far away. For now though, India find themselves in third place on the medal tally table. China and Hong Kong find themselves in first and second place by virtue of them having won gold medals at all (9 for China, 1 for Hong Kong). 

Tomorrow's a new day though. And tomorrow, we, Team Sportskeeda, will still be here to bring you all the action as India try to chase down that first gold medal of Asian Games 2023. Join us!

On behalf of the whole team, I wish you a good night. Hope to see you here (well, on a different page probably) tomorrow!

18:57 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Tie Score: India 0-3 Republic of Korea 

Harmeet Desai 0-3 Jaehyun An (9-11, 8-11, 9-11)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 2-3 Ganghyeon Park (12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 6-11)
Sharath Kamal 2-3 Jungsung Oh (11-2, 9-11, 1-11, 11-2, 10-12)

India bow out of the tournament with a performance that they wouldn't have hoped for. They were just one step away from going into the semi-finals, which would've given them a chance to improve their 2018 Asian Games outcome but it was not to be. Harmeet was beaten in straight games to start off after which Sathiyan won two games to give India a glimmer of hope. However, that glimmer was quickly extinguished as Park won the remaining three games to extend Korea's lead. Sharath Kamal, too, kept himself in the hunt till the last game, where Jungsung Oh held his nerve better to win it. Republic of Korea move on to the Semi-Finals! 

18:56 (IST)24 SEP 2023

SWIMMING

Women's 4x100 Freestyle relay

Well, that wasn't what any of us would have hoped. A second behind what they had in the heats but 7 seconds ahead of Macao in 8th. 7th place finish for India in 3:54.66, nearly 21 seconds behind China's Asian Games record of 3:33.96. Another gold medal for the hosts.

18:47 (IST)24 SEP 2023

SWIMMING

Women's 4x100 Freestyle relay

India start off on lane 7 (not that you can see it but we're telling you anyway) and will hope to put in a proper performance in this race. Will they be able to add to the 9 swimming medals the country has accumulated over the years? Only time can tell! Time being a few minutes, of course. And we'll let you know all about it in just a bit.

18:46 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 3, Game 4: Sharath Kamal 11-2 Jungsung Oh 
(Match Score: Sharath 2-2 Jungsung) 

Sharath is back and in style too! He's returned the favour by beating Jungsung by a similar margin. He needs to win the first game too to ensure that the tie is not over for India! 

18:41 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 3, Game 3: Sharath Kamal 1-11 Junsung Oh
(Match Score: Sharath 1-2 Jungsung)

Oh dear! This is an absolutely travesty for Sharath! He's completely surrendered to his opponent and Jungsung has run away with the game comfortably. 

18:39 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 3, Game 2: Sharath Kamal 9-11 Junsung Oh
(Match Score: Sharath 1-1 Jungsung)

He's turned it around in quick time, has Junsung Oh. Sharath Kamal has not been upto the mark and is paying the price. Can Sharath get back to winning ways in the next game? 

18:25 (IST)24 SEP 2023

SWIMMING

No glory for Nataraj in the 100m backstroke in the end. He finishes 6th in 54.48s - a full 2 seconds behind Xu Jiayu of China, who claims gold with an Asian Games record time of 52.23s. 

18:24 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 3, Game 1: Sharath Kamal 11-2 Junsung Oh

Well, these are easy pickings for Sharath Kamal. He's raced away to a win in the first game and if that is anything to go by, this match promises to get over in quick time! 

18:18 (IST)24 SEP 2023

SWIMMING

Srihari Nataraj starts in lane 2 in the Men's 100m backstroke final in just a few minutes. Stay tuned as we bring you the results from the event.

18:14 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Tie Score: India 0-2 Republic of Korea

Harmeet Desai 0-3 Jaehyun An (9-11, 8-11, 9-11)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 2-3 Ganghyeon Park (12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 6-11)

Oh dear! This has certainly not gone how India was expecting it to. After making a dominant strong to the match, Sathiyan has thrown it all away as his opponent wins the next three matches to hand Korea a lead in the tie!

18:12 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 2, Game 5: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 5-5 Ganghyeon Park

It's neck-and-neck in the fifth game as both players are not ready to back down. This match promises to have a thrilling finish. Can Sathiyan hold her nerve? 

18:05 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 2, Game 4: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 8-11 Ganghyeon Park
(Match Score: Sathiyan G 2-2 G Park)


The momentum has shifted completely! After winning the first two games, Sathiyan has just not been upto the mark as his opponent has found a way to adjust to his game and win the next two games. We go down to the decider! 

17:57 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 2, Game 3: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 7-11 Ganghyeon Park 
(Match Score: Sathiyan G 2-1 G Park)

Is there a twist in the tale? Park has won a game here and although he'll need to win the next two too to win the match, Sathiyan needs to tread lightly here. He should not squander the game from this position. 

17:52 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 2, Game 2: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 11-5 Ganghyeon Park 
(Match Score: Sathiyan G 2-0 G Park)

Not a lot of resistance from Park on that occasion as Sathiyan cruised to a comfortable game win. The Indian will be looking to seal the encounter by winning the next game itself. 

17:45 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 2, Game 2: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 7-2 Ganghyeon Park

He's taken a considerable 5-point lead here, has Sathiyan! This is turning out to be quite a one-sided contest as Park seems to just be lacking against Sathiyan's prowess and skills. 

17:42 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 2, Game 1: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 12-10 Ganghyeon Park
(Match Score: Sathiyan G 1-0 G Park)

Sathiyan stepping up once again when the times get tough for Team India. He's kept his opponent at bay throughout the game and did not give him any chance at making a comeback. He has taken a lead in the match, one that he surely wouldn't want to squander. 

17:31 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Tie Score: India 0-1 Republic of Korea

Harmeet Desai 0-3 Jaehyun An (9-11, 8-11, 9-11)

Well, Harmeet fails to hold his nerve and get over the line. He allows his opponent to get back in the game and Jaehyun makes full use of it, sealing the deal in straight games! India off to a poor start. Can Sathiyan turn it around against Ganghyeon Park?

17:25 (IST)24 SEP 2023

FOOTBALL

India 1-0 Myanmar

Captain. Leader. Legend! Sunil Chhetri's penalty puts India ahead after striker Rahim Ali was brought down in the box in the 22nd minute. The Indian skipper calmly slots it to the right of the keeper, and in the process, has put the Blue Tigers in the knockout rounds. For now.

17:24 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 1, Game 3: Harmeet Desai 7-5 Jaehyun An

Harmeet has a good lead once again but he needs be quick to extend it lest he'll be giving his opponent an opportunity to make a comeback in this contest. 

17:18 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 1, Game 2: Harmeet Desai 8-11 Jaehyun An
(Match Score: Harmeet 0-2 Jaehyun)


After having the lead for the majority of the contest, Harmeet squanders it all away as he loses the second game to a superior-looking Jaehyun An. He needs to win all remaining games from here on. 

17:15 (IST)24 SEP 2023

WUSHU

India's Mayanglambam Sunil Singh loses to Philipines' Arnel Mandal by WPD in the Men's 56kg 1/8 Final. Sunil Singh has crashed out of the event and won't progress to the next round of the competition. 

17:12 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 1, Game 2: Harmeet Desai 4-1 Jaehyun An

A cracking start from Harmeet in the second game after losing the first. However, he will need to be wary of the Korean. 

17:08 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 1, Game 1: Harmeet Desai 9-11 Jaehyun An

Harmeet was down 6-9 at one point and put in a good attempt at a comeback but in the end, the gap to bridge was just a little too much. An takes home the first game. 

17:07 (IST)24 SEP 2023

WUSHU

India's Mayanglambam Sunil Singh will take on Philipines' Arnel Mandal in the Men's 56kg 1/8 Final. The event has begun with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.

17:05 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 1, Game 1: Harmeet Desai 5-7 Jaehyun An

Harmeet had taken the lead after granting Jaehyun the first two points but it is the Korean who makes a good comeback to assume the lead. Can Harmeet make a comeback? 

17:01 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

Match 1 - Harmeet Desai vs Jaehyun An

17:01 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

It's time for the Quarter-Finals to commence as we have India locking horns with a strong Republic of Korea side. It will be a massive challenge for India surely as they will have to get past a team filled with players who are much higher to them in rankings! 

16:57 (IST)24 SEP 2023

FOOTBALL

India vs Myanmar

Big game again for Igor Stimac's men. Not necessarily a must-win, but a win would confirm the Blue Tigers' place in the Round of 16 without them having to depend on results anywhere else. Last time around, yet another Sunil Chhetri penalty saw India take home a gritty 1-0 win. Find out if they can keep the momentum going by following all the action here.

16:57 (IST)24 SEP 2023

CHESS

More news coming from Chess and the Women's contingent has much better news to deliver. Both GM Koneru Humpy and GM Harika Dronavalli win their matches against IM Le That Nguyen and WGM Qianyun Gong respectively. 

16:54 (IST)24 SEP 2023

CHESS

Disappointing news for India as GM Vidit Gujarathi loses to Kazakhstan's IM Kazybek Nogerbek. Meanwhile, Arjun Kumar Erigaisi draws with Vietnam's Le Tuan Minh. 

16:44 (IST)24 SEP 2023

BOXING

Nikhat Zareen vs Nguyen Thi Tam

Impressive start from India's Nikhat Zareen in the preliminary round of the women's 50 kg weight class. She wins the bout 5-0 by judges' decision to qualify for the Round of 16. Comfortable victory in the end.

16:40 (IST)24 SEP 2023

BOXING

Nikhat Zareen vs Nguyen Thi Tam

It looked like Nguyen did do better in the second round than the first round. But another standing eight count and we have the judges rule heavily in favour of the Light Flyweight World Champion.

16:35 (IST)24 SEP 2023

BOXING

Nikhat Zareen vs Nguyen Thi Tam

Fiery start to the preliminary round bout between these two familiar foes. The World Championship gold medalist has had the wood over the silver medalist from then though. Nguyen survives two standing eight counts only for all five judges to rule the first round 10-8 in Nikhat's favour.

16:28 (IST)24 SEP 2023

BOXING

Nikhat Zareen vs Nguyen Thi Tam

Nikhat Zareen kicks (well no, she's boxing!) off her Asian Games campaign against Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Tham in just a few moments. Stay with us for all the updates!

16:17 (IST)24 SEP 2023

TABLE TENNIS

The Table 3 at the stadium is currently hosting a Women's Quarter-Final match between Thailand and DPR Korea, where it is all tied up at 2 apiece going into the decider. UTT winner Suthasini Sawettabut in action and has won the first game of the fifth match. 

The Indian men's team will be playing their quarter-final against Republic of Korea on this very table and will have to wait for this match to finish. 

16:09 (IST)24 SEP 2023

ESPORTS

Here's how India's eSports contingent has performed today:

EA Sports FC Online:

Round of 32:
1. Charan Jot Singh lost to China's Jiacheng Liu (0-2)
2. Karman Singh lost to Bahrain's Abdulaziz Faqeehi (1-2) 

Losers' Bracket Round 1:
1. Charan Jot Singh beat Philippine's Jorrel Aristorenas (2-0) 
2. Karman Singh beat Palestine's Abdelrahman Kiswani (2-1) 

Losers' Bracket Round 2:
1. Charan Jot Singh beat Bahrain's Rashed Khaled M. Alrowaihi (2-1) 
2. Karman Singh lost to Kuwait's Meshari Aldhafiri (1-2) 

15:58 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

FULL-TIME! Japan thrash India 45-0 in their 2nd group stage match of the Women's Rugby Sevens event. They will now take on Singapore in their final group-stage match tomorrow at 8:20 am IST. However, India has been knocked out of the event and won't progress to the next round of the competition. 

15:53 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

Another try goal for Japan by Mei Othaia (5 points), which was converted by Michiyo Suda (+2 points). Japan add seven more points to their tally are 45-0 up with one last minute to go.

15:52 (IST)24 SEP 2023

CHESS

Round 2 of Chess action is underway as GM Vidit Gujarathi takes on Kazakhstan's Kazybek Nogerbek, while GM Arjun Kumar Erigaisi takes on China's GM Le Tuan Minh. Stay tuned for results! 

15:50 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

Japan are much stronger when compared to the Indian side. They are leading 38-0 with four minutes to go on the clock!

15:46 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

HALF-TIME! At the end of the 1st half, Japan are leading 24-0. India haven't opened their account and are well behind in the game. They need to pull off a stunner to make a comeback in this game. 

15:43 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

Two more try goals for Japan by Chiharu Nakamura (5 points) and Yukino Tsujisaki (5 points) helped Japan extend their lead to 22-0 in the match.

15:41 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

Fumikoedeiburijietto Otake try's goal adds another five points to the Japanese team's tally. However, Emil Tanaka converts the goal to make it 12-0.

15:39 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

A Try Goal by Japan's Chiharu Nakamura earns her team 5 points in the 56th second of the game. Japan are 5-0 up!

15:34 (IST)24 SEP 2023

RUGBY SEVENS

The Indian Women's Rugby Team will take on Japan in the Rugby Sevens Event. The Pool F match will commence in a couple of minutes.

15:28 (IST)24 SEP 2023

FOOTBALL

India 0-1 Thailand

The Indian women's team have been knocked out of the Asian Games after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Thailand, following a 50th minute goal from Thongrong, early in the second half. The men's team play for their place in the tournament later in the day. Do join us for all the action.

15:18 (IST)24 SEP 2023

FENCING

Taniksha Khatre 7-15 Kong MV

Taniksha loses out on seminfinal berth after facing tough competition from Kong MV. The India number one displayed a lot of courage but Kong's abilities shone at the end. 

14:41 (IST)24 SEP 2023

FENCING

Taniksha Khatri (World Rank 82) is set to play World no.2 Kong MV from Hong Kong in the Quarterfinals. She qualified for the quarters with a close win over Uzbekistan's Shakhzoda Egamberdieva earlier in the day. She now faces a really tough opponent and will have to produce her best game to see India through to the semifinals. 
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