Players are getting into action at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. On September 20, 2023, the India’s rowing team ot into action. The Indian Women’s Fours team of PB Aswathi, Mrunmayee Salgaonkar, Priya Devi Thangjam and Rukmani warmed up for the final with a sixth place finish in 7:09.07 in the Preliminary Race. All six teams would figure in the medal race.
Meanwhile, Neeraj, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetish Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Ashish and Dhananjay Pande (Cox) finished second in 5:38.65 in the Men’s Eight Preliminary Race. All the six teams will race in the final.
In the Men’s Pair Preliminary Race, Babulal Yadav and Lekh Ram finished third in 6:42.59. All the six pairs will race in the final. Further, Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh finished second behind the Chinese in their Men’s Double Sculls heats in 6:27.01 to get to the Repechage round with immense confidence.
The Indian Lightweight men’s Double Sculls pair of Arun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished second in its heats in 6:27.45. They will compete in the Repechage for a place in the medal rounds. Furthermore, the Indian Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls pair of Kiran and Anshika Bharti finished fourth in its heats in 7:27.57. Iran won the heats in 6:59.11 and entered the final. They will now compete in the Repechage on Friday for a place in the final.
Schedule of Team India
On September 20, India will be participating in the Men’s individual in Modern Pentathlon at 12 pm IST and the Volleyball men’s team will take on South Korea at 4:30 pm IST. There will also be Rowing heats at 12:30 pm IST.
The Indian men’s volleyball team on September 19 defeated Cambodia, with scores of 25-14, 25-13, 25-19. On the other hand, Indian football team went down to China 1-5.
19th Asian Games
The 19th Asian Games will take place from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China, India will participate in 41 of the total 61 sports with a strong squad of 655 competitors. There will be 56 distinct locations where these events will played. However, certain sports, like beach volleyball, cricket, football, and volleyball, will begin a few days earlier.