Asian Games: Indian men descend on Hong Kong in the bridge; settle for silver

The Indian men’s team stumbled at the final hurdle against Hong Kong and settled for a silver medal in the bridge competition at the Asian Games in Hangzhou on Friday. India, winners of gold and two bronze medals at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, lost to Hong Kong 152-238.1 in the gold medal match in Hangzhou. The Indian team consisting of Sandeep Thakral, Jaggy Shivadasni, Raju Tolani and Ajay Prabhkar Khare could not challenge the Hong Kong outfit at any point during the six sessions spread over two days. (Asian Games 2023 medals | Asian Games 2023 full schedule)

Trailing 1-2 after the first two sessions, Indian men got off to a woeful start, losing the first session of the day 32-42 to Hong Kong.

Trailing 1-3, India needed to win the second session of the day but Hong Kong ran out emphatic 38-17 winners to all but seal the gold with a 4-1 lead.

Indian women skaters remain in medal contention at the Asian Games

Roller skaters Greeshma Dontara and Sai Samhitha Akula kept alive their hopes of winning laurels for India as they placed fourth and sixth respectively in the women’s artistic single free skating short program final at the Asian Games in Hangzhou on Friday.

Greeshma was ranked fourth with a segment score of 20.94 (9.81 in element, 11.13 in component) while Samhitha had a segment score of 16.95 (6.95 in element, 11 in component and one point deduction) .

Chinese Taipei’s Hsiao-Ching Hung and Japan’s Miki Fujikura placed first and second with segment scores of 38.76 and 27.41 respectively.

Both Indian skaters will look to improve their performances in a bid to strengthen their chances of winning medals in the final round at the Qiantang Roller Sports Center on Saturday.

Earlier, all other Indian roller skaters had lost in their respective events.

Indian roller skaters had won two bronze medals at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.

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