Jakarta/Palembang: Shooter Rahi Sarnobat was the star on Day 4 as she won the gold medal in the 25m pistol competition at the 18th Asian Games. She achieved the feat with a games record score of 34 in the finals to improve upon her bronze medal-winning feat at the 2014 edition. Four bronze medals came in wushu as Roshibina Devi (women’s 60kg), Santosh Kumar (men’s 56kg), Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh (men’s 60kg) and Narender Grewal (men’s 65kg) lost their respective semifinal matches. This is the best ever medal haul by India in Wushu at the Asian Games.
Indian hockey team registered a resounding 26-0 over Hong Kong, China. In tennis, Ankita Raina assured a singles medal by reaching semi-finals. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan have also advanced to mixed doubles semi-finals and have assured a medal for India. Indian women’s team finished seventh in the gymnastics finals.
At the end of the day 4, with four gold, three silver and eight bronze medals in their overall tally, India stood seventh in the medal table, which was led by quite a margin by powerhouse China with 82 medals, including 37 gold medals.
Day 5 of the Games is expected to be a busy one as the Indian badminton contingent start the individual category campaign. P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in action in the women’s Singles Round of 32 while Ashwini Ponnappa will be playing her Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles matches.