Guangzhou: The men’s and women’s kabaddi teams expectedly maintained their supremacy by clinching the gold as India created history by recording their best-ever medal tally in the Asian Games by adding six more medals on a productive 14th day of competitions here today.
While the kabaddi teams did not sweat much to keep their reputation intact in rather lopsided finals, long distance runners Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut had their moment of glory by winning the silver and bronze medals respectively in the women’s 5000 m event.
Rollersports fetched India a couple of unexpected bronze medals with Anup Kumar Yama bagging one in men’s single free skating before combining with Avani Panchal to finish third in the pairs skating event.
With the addition of six more medals, India’s medal tally climbed to a record 12 gold, 15 silver and 32 bronze (total 58), the biggest ever haul in the Asian Games so far. India’s best medal haul till date was recorded in the 1982 Games in Delhi when they had won 13 gold, 19 silver and 25 bronze for an overall tally of 57.
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