Neeraj’s perfect 88.88, Lovlina’s special treble, relay team’s 0.47; India’s Day 11 at Asian Games defined by numbers

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India on Wednesday made the 19th Asian Games their most successful, surpassing the 70 medals won in Jakarta five years ago. It was a day that was ultimately headlined by a sensational battle between Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Kumar Jena in the javelin and a brilliant run in the men’s 4x400m relay.

Here, ESPN India picks 9 unique numbers that really helped define India’s day on Wednesday, October 4.


88.88

Perfect numbers for the perfect champion. Neeraj Chopra, under immense pressure, threw a season’s best 88.88m to take the gold from compatriot Kishore Kumar Jena in men’s javelin.

0.04

Jenna, meanwhile, improved on her personal best twice (and by a lot). The second time he did it, with 87.54 m, he came within 0.04 m (4 cm) of the mark that won Neeraj Chopra Olympic immortality.

2-2-1

In her first Asian Games, Harmilan Bains did quite a feat, winning silver in the 1500m and 800m.

What makes the next medal even more special is: https://twitter.com/ESPNIndia/status/1709533190002724873

0/4, 1/5?

Sourav Ghoshal has now won five consecutive Asian Games men’s singles medals; But he had never won gold before. Come tomorrow, can the 37-year-old finally do it?

Note 6

2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018: 4x400m women’s relay, India gold. Five years in a row, they won, and the sixth (2023) they broke the Games record. And still finished second as Bahrain ran an incredible race to break a remarkable race.

0.47 seconds

The men’s team, however, made up for it by beating defending champions Qatar in the men’s 4x400m relay gold. And they did it in 0.47 seconds.

3

Only three Indian boxers have won medals at the Olympics, World Championships and Asian Games: Vijendra Singh, MC Mary Kom and now πŸ—vlina𝗕𝗗𝗗π—₯.

32

After opening their Asian Games with a 34-34 tie vs Chinese Taipei; But have since beaten South Korea 56-23 and beat Thailand 54-22 this afternoon, despite going into second gear halfway through the game.

1

Three points separated the losers in the quarter-finals. Five people in the semi-finals. And in the final, only one. By a narrow margin, Ojas Deotale and Jyoti Surekha Vennam pulled off some magic and with it the mixed team won the Asiad gold in the compound archery team event.



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