A 655-member Indian contingent participated in the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8. The 19th edition of the event was originally scheduled for 2022 but was postponed by a year due to COVID-19.
- India achieved a record medal haul of 107 medals at the Asian Games 2023, including 28 gold, 38 silver, and 41 bronze.
- This performance surpassed India’s previous record from the Jakarta 2018 edition, where they won 70 medals (16 gold, 23 silver, and 31 bronze).
- China led the overall medal tally with 200 gold medals, followed by Japan (51) and South Korea (42).
- Shooting was the leading sport for India at the Asian Games 2023, winning 22 medals, including seven gold.
- Athletics, highlighted by Neeraj Chopra’s gold in the javelin throw, secured six gold medals along with 14 silver and nine bronze.
- The archery compound team won all five gold medals in their category.
- Cricket and kabaddi teams each won two gold medals, while the men’s hockey team’s gold earned them a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
- India also earned their first Asian Games badminton gold medal through the men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.
- Squash, tennis, and equestrian contributed to India’s total of 28 gold medals in Hangzhou.
- Hangzhou offered 74 Paris 2024 Olympic quotas in various sports, and India secured six of them, including four in boxing and one each in athletics and men’s hockey.
MCQ on Asian Games 2023
Q.: When did the Asian Games 2023 take place in Hangzhou, China?
A) September 22 to October 7, 2022
B) September 23 to October 8, 2023
C) August 15 to September 1, 2023
D) July 10 to August 25, 2022
Ans : B) September 23 to October 8, 2023
Q.: How many medals did India win in total at the Asian Games 2023?
A) 84 medals
B) 107 medals
C) 100 medals
D) 121 medals
Ans : B) 107 medals
Q.: Which country led the overall medal tally at the Asian Games 2023?
D) South Korea
Ans : C) China
Q.: Which sport contributed the most medals for India at the Asian Games 2023?
Ans : B) Shooting – 22 medals, including seven gold.
Q.: What was India’s previous best medal tally at the Asian Games before the Asian Games 2023?
A) 50 medals
B) 70 medals
C) 90 medals
D) 110 medals
Ans : B) 70 medals – Jakarta 2018 , (16 gold, 23 silver, and 31 bronze)