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The 19th edition of the Asian Games 2022, which are being played in 2023 officially kicked off with its opening ceremony on the 23rd of September. The Games themselves commenced on Tuesday, September 19, and will run until October 8. This sporting extravaganza will witness the participation of the finest athletes from across the Asian continent as they strive for glory. Over the course of 20 days, a contingent of 655 Indian athletes will compete in a remarkable 41 different disciplines out of the total 61 being contested.
Historically, the Asian Games has proven to be a stage where Indian athletes have shone brightly. In the 2018 Asian Games, India achieved a historic feat by securing a record 70 medals. This year, India aspires to surpass that remarkable tally at the Asian Games 2022.
The Asian Games 2022 is being hosted across 56 venues in Hangzhou, China, where athletes from various nations will display their skill. India has high hopes for its top athletes, including stars like Neeraj Chopra and PV Sindhu, who will be competing with great determination. The Indian hockey teams and the badminton duo of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are also anticipated to perform exceptionally well.
As the Games unfold, sports enthusiasts and the entire nation eagerly await the remarkable performances and extraordinary achievements that will emerge from the Asian Games 2022.
History of Asian Games
First Asian Games were organised way back in 1951 in New Delhi, India. Since 1982, the Asian Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). These Games hold recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are often referred to as the second-largest multi-sport event globally, following the Olympic Games.
Throughout the history of the Asian Games, nine different nations have had the privilege of hosting the event. A total of 46 nations have actively participated in the Games, with Israel being notably excluded from the competition after its last participation in 1974. The most recent edition of the Games took place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from August 18 to September 2, 2018. The current Asian Games 2022, being played in 2023, hosted in Hangzhou, China.
Since the year 2010, host cities have been responsible for managing both the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games. The Asian Para Games provide a platform for athletes with disabilities to compete among themselves. These two events are typically held in succession, with the Asian Para Games immediately following the Asian Games. However, it’s important to note that the exclusion of the Asian Para Games from any Asian Games host city contract ensures that both events will run independently of each other.
Which Games are played?
Fifty-one sports, spanning 39 different disciplines and nearly 400 events, have been part of the Asian Games program at one point or another, including the 2018 Games in Indonesia. Eight extremely popular sports in Asia are in the program, plus up to seven chosen by the local organization.
Asian Games 2022: Live Updates Day 2 (24th September 2023)
India wins three silvers, two bronze medals; men’s football team into round of 16; Nikhat Zareen reaches pre-quarterfinals
India had an impressive start at the Asian Games 2022, clinching several medals on the first day of the competition.
Silver Medals for India
- In the women’s 10m air rifle event, the Indian trio consisting of Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ashi Chouksey showcased their excellence and secured a silver medal for India.
- In the men’s lightweight double sculls event, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind, representing the Indian Army, displayed remarkable skill and determination, earning another silver medal for India.
- India’s rowing team continued to shine as the men’s eight team contributed to the medal haul by winning a silver medal.
Bronze Medals for India
- Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram teamed up to win a bronze medal in the men’s pair final with a commendable timing of 6 minutes and 50.41 seconds.
- In the women’s 10m air rifle final, Ramita secured a bronze medal, further bolstering India’s medal tally to a total of 5 medals.
India’s early success at the Asian Games 2022 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its athletes, and the nation looks forward to more outstanding performances in the days to come.
The Indian women’s cricket team defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets to enter into Finals. India to face Sri Lanka in Finals on 25th September.
Meanwhile, India lost to Thailand 2-3 in their women’s table tennis team round of 16 fixture, with Manika Batra losing the decider.
Women’s Football team suffered a defeat by 1-0 against Thailand. Indian team is out of the tournament now.
Boxer Nikhat Zareen reached the pre-quarterfinals after India won silver in shooting and rowing on Day 1
Events completed so far:
Volleyball: India lost 0-3 to Japan in their men’s top-six classification fixture
Men’s hockey: India beat Uzbekistan 16-0 in Pool A match
Latest Update from day 3 (25th September 2023)
Until now, India has bagged eleven medals and jumped to sixth position in medal tally. Indian athletes are able to win 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze medals, making total tally in medal tables to eleven.
1st Gold for India
INDIA BREAKS 10 m men’s rifle(team) WORLD RECORD! with 1893.7 points. Earlier best was by China (1893.3 points) created this year at the Baku World Championship.
The team of world champion Rudrankksh Patil, Olympian Divyansh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh clinched Gold by setting up World Record.
Aishwary also won bronze in the men’s 10m air rifle final.
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men’s Team, with the talented Anish Bhanwala, Vijayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh, won Bronze Medal in the Asian Games 2022.
2nd Gold for India
Indian women’s cricket team won its maiden gold medal after defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs!
With eleven medals (2G+213S+6B), India is currently at sixth position in medal tally. China with 69 medals (39G+21S+9B) leading the table, followed by Republic of Korea (33 medals, 10G+10S+13B) and Japan (31 medals, 5G+14S+12B).
Asian Games 2022: Where to watch?
Shooting medal events, cricket finals, rowing final, swimming final will be broadcasted on Sony Sports Network, Sony Sports Ten 2 SD and HD, Sony Sports Ten 3 SD and HD (Hindi) TV channels in India.
You can access live streaming of Asian Games on the link below: Sony Liv
Note: You need to have paid subscription of Sony Liv to access live streaming.