And India's campaign at this Asian Games comes to an ending with the silver medals won by the Men's and Women's Chess teams. Just ahead of it, Indian Men's Cricket and Kabaddi teams won gold medals and Deepak Punia won Silver medal in freestyle wrestling. With this medals, India's overall count has increased to 107. The 100-medal mark was attained when the Indian women's kabaddi team won the gold medal by beating Chinese Taipei. India stay cemented in fourth place with a tally that includes 27 gold, 35 silver and 40 bronze medals. The country's first medal in this edition of the Asiad came from the Indian women's 10m air rifle team of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita and Ashi Chouksey who won silver in the event. People's Republic of China occupy the top spot on this medal table with 188 gold medals secured so far. Japan is second with 47 gold medals. This is the 19th edition of the historic continental competition, with India hosting the first-ever Asian Games in 1952. The last edition of this continental event was held in Jakarta, Indonesia where China had finished at the top of the medal standings, with a combined total of 289 medals. On Which Channel Asian Games 2023 Will Be Telecast Live? How To Watch Live Streaming Online of Continental Event in India?
India had a great time in Jakarta in the 2018 Asian Games, winning a total of 70 medals, which included 16 gold, 23 silver and 31 bronze. This time, India would hope to win a record number of medals with the country sending its highest-ever contingent for the Asian Games 2023, comprising 655 athletes from several disciplines. This edition of the Asian Games is a bit special as it would see the return of cricket and chess and also ESports making its debut. Let us take a look at the updated medal tally below. India at Asian Games 2023: Check Full Schedule of Indian Athletes, Important Dates and Contingent Size.
Asian Games 2023 Medal Tally
|3||Republic of Korea||39||55||89||183|
|8||Democratic People's Republic of Korea||11||18||10||39|
The Hangzhou edition was scheduled to be held in 2022 but was postponed due to rising cases of COVID-19 in China. Hangzhou is also the third city in China to host this prestigious competition after Beijing did it in the 1990 edition and Guangzhou in 2010. China tops the all-time medal tally list in Asian Games history, with a total of 3187 medals so far, including 1473 gold, 994 silver and 720 bronze. India stands fifth in this list, with a combined total of 672 medals that comprises 155 gold, 201 silver and 316 bronze.
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