April 17, 2024 05:08 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
EC bans Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over derogatory remarks against Hema Malini | LS poll: MK Stalin trains guns at PM Modi in his poll campaigns, calls him 'vasool raja', 'anit-Tamil Nadu' | Boat capsizes in Kashmir's Jhelum River, police recover 4 school bags; six feared dead | 'We will finish Lawrence Bishnoi': Eknath Shinde tells Salman Khan over firing incident | Top Maoist leader among 29 killed in massive Chhattisgarh encounter
Indian men's bridge team defeats China to enter finals in Asian Games Bridge
Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

Indian men's bridge team defeats China to enter finals in Asian Games

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Oct 2023, 07:56 pm

Hangzhou: The Indian men's team exhibited exceptional skill and unwavering determination to defeat China 2-1 and advance to the finals of the bridge competition at the Asian Games in China's Hangzhou.

This ensures India of at least a silver medal. The Indian men's team, consisting of Jaggy Shivdasani, Sandeep Thakral, Sumit Mukherjee, Rajeshwar Tiwari, Raju Tolani, and Ajay Khare, is set to compete against Hong Kong for the gold medal on Friday.

In the 2018 Jakarta Games, India secured a bronze medal.

Following an intense 96-board match spanning two gruelling days and 15 hours of play, India accumulated a total of 155.60 points, while the host nation settled for 135 points.

In the other semifinal, Hong Kong secured 153 points, surpassing Japan's 118 points.

Initially, India faced a subpar performance, conceding the first session to China with a score of 16-36.

However, the Indian players made a remarkable comeback in the second session at noon, outplaying China with a score of 37-24.

In the crucial third and final session in the evening, the Indian team elevated their performance to outscore China 35-25, securing their spot in the summit clash.

The dynamic pair of Rajeshwar, an accomplished IIT alum holding a leadership position at HCL Technologies, and Sumit, who hails from Indian Railways, displayed flawless execution. Similarly, Jaggy and his partner Sandeep delivered an outstanding game, contributing to the victory.

Despite receiving the devastating news of his mother's passing on September 30th, Ajay Khare, a member of the Indian Bridge Team, exhibited remarkable mental fortitude by choosing to stay and compete.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.