Asian Games 2023: Women’s Kabaddi Triumph, Compound Archery Dominance, and More

The Asian Games 2023, held in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China, have been nothing short of spectacular for India. Day 14 brought thrilling contests, unforgettable victories, and historical moments.

Aditi Swami won
Aditi Swami won (Image source: Twitter)

In this article, we’ll provide you with live scores, updates, and highlights of the day’s events, including the women’s kabaddi triumph and the clean sweep in compound archery. Let’s dive into the action!

Kabaddi: Indian Women’s Team Clinches Gold

The Indian women’s kabaddi team showcased their dominance, winning a nail-biting contest against Chinese Taipei with a score of 26-25 in the gold medal match. This victory marked India’s third women’s kabaddi title at the Asian Games.

The match was a closely contested affair, with Chinese Taipei inflicting an all-out on the Indian team in the second half. However, India’s superior raiding skills allowed them to outscore their opponents.

Men’s Cricket Final: India vs. Afghanistan

In the highly anticipated men’s cricket final, India faces Afghanistan. This clash promises to be a thrilling battle for the gold medal, and cricket fans around the world are eagerly watching as these two teams compete for Asian Games glory.

Compound Archery: India’s Golden Sweep

Indian archers showcased their prowess in compound archery, securing all five gold medals on offer. Ojas Pravin Deotale faced off against Abhishek Verma in an all-Indian men’s individual final, with Deotale emerging victorious with a score of 149-147.

This marked Deotale’s third gold medal in the competition, while Verma finished with a gold and a silver.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam demonstrated her exceptional skills in the women’s individual compound gold medal match, defeating So Chae-won of the Republic of Korea with a score of 149-145. Vennam’s remarkable performance included 10s in all her remaining arrows, equaling the Asian Games record score.

Adding to India’s triumph, Aditi Swami secured the bronze medal by defeating Indonesia’s Ratih Zilizati Fadhly with a score of 146-140. Aditi’s flawless performance included a perfect 30 at the fourth end, further highlighting India’s dominance in compound archery.

Wrestling: Deepak Punia’s Impressive Win

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia displayed his prowess in the men’s freestyle 86kg qualification round, defeating Bahrain’s Magomed Magomed R Sharipov with a score of 3-2. He is set to face Indonesia’s Randa Riandesta in the pre-quarterfinal, where fans hope to witness another remarkable performance.

Day 14 at the Asian Games 2023 has been a memorable one for India. From the women’s kabaddi team’s thrilling victory to India’s dominance in compound archery, the nation has added numerous medals to its tally.

With more events yet to unfold, Indian athletes are determined to make their mark on this grand stage. Stay tuned for further updates and live scores as we witness history in the making at the Asian Games 2023.

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