The Asian Games 2023 commenced on September 19 in Hangzhou, China. Sporting events including men’s football and volleyball are scheduled to be played on Tuesday. However, the opening ceremony for the sporting extravaganza will not be held until September 23.
On September 20, the Indian contingent will be competing in sporting events including rowing, sailing, modern pentathlon and men’s volleyball. Ever since the introduction of rowing back in the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi, India has managed to secure 23 medals in the sporting event. This impressive medal tally also includes two golds. India can expect some healthy competition from Chinese rowers at the Asian games.
Sailing made its first appearance in the 1970 Asian Games. Since then, India has managed to accumulate one gold, seven silvers and 12 bronze medals in the competition’s history. It was Farokh Tarapore and Zarir Karanjia who achieved India’s only gold medal in the fireball category at the Asian Games held in 1982.
Mayank Vaibhav Chapheker is the only athlete who has been included in Modern Pentathlon by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the Asian Games 2023. Whereas in volleyball, India is set to take on Korea on Wednesday. India has been a regular participant in this particular sporting discipline since 1958. It would be interesting to see if the Men in Blue can secure another podium finish this time.
Here is a list of events where India will compete on September 20 of the 2023 Asian Games:
Rowing (Round 1): Kiran and Geetanjali Gurugubelli (Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls)
Arun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh Lightweight (Men’s Double Sculls)
Parminder Singh and Satnam Singh (Men’s Double Sculls)
PB Aswathi, Mrunmayee Salgaonkar, Priya Devi Thangjam, Rukmani (Women’s Fours)
Babulal Yadav and Lekh Ram (Men’s Pair)
Charanjeet Singh, Dhananjay Pande, Naresh Kalwania, Neeraj, Neetish Kumar, Ashish, Bheem Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Punit Kumar (Men’s Eight)
Heats (6:30 am)
Balraj Pawar (Men’s Single Sculls)
Ashish, Bheem Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Punit Kumar (Men’s Four)
Parminder Singh, Satnam Singh, Jakhar Khan, Sukhmeet Singh (Men’s Quadruple Sculls)
Geetanjali Gurugubelli, Ritu Kaudi, Sonali Swain, Tendenthoi Devi Haobijam, Varsha Babu, PB Aswathi, Mrunmayee Salgaonkar, Priya Devi, Rukmani (Women’s Eight)
Fuyang Water Sports Centre
Heats, (12:30 pm).
Sailing (Day 1): Chitresh Tatha, Adhvait Menon, Vishnu Saravanan, Jerome Kumar, K. C. Ganapathy, and Varun Thakkar, Ishwariya Ganesh, Neha Thakur, Nethra Kumanan, Harshita Tomar, and Shital Verma, Preethi Kongara, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Siddheshwar Doiphode, and Ramya Saravanan (9 am)
Modern Pentathlon (Fencing): Mayank Chaphekar (12 pm)
Men’s Volleyball: India vs Korea (4:30 pm)
Ahead of India’s events in the Asian Games 2023 on September 20; here is all you need to know:
Where is the Asian Games 2023 being held?
The Asian Games 2023 is being held in Hangzhou, China.
Which TV channels will broadcast the Asian Games 2023 in India?
The Asian Games 2023 will be televised on the Sony Ten Network in India.
How do I watch the Asian Games 2023 live streaming in India?
The Asian Games 2023 will be streamed live on the Sony LIV app and website in India.
Indian Men’s Volleyball Team: Amit, Vinit Kumar, Shameemudheen Ammarambath, Muthusamy Appavu, Hari Prasad Bevinakuppe Suresha, Rohit Kumar, Manoj Lakshmipuram Manjunatha, Ukkrapandian Mohan, Ashwal Rai, Santhosh Sahaya Anthoni Raj, Guru Prasanth Subramanian Venkatasubbu, Erin Varghese