India recently tallied third gold medal in the Asian Games on Tuesday. The Equestrian team topped the podium in the dressage event. Anush Agarwalla, Hriday Chheda, Divyakriti Singh, Sudipti Hajela and their respective horses combined to score 209.205 and landed India its first gold in the sport after 41 years.
India grab third gold medal
It was back in 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi that Raghubir Singh had secured a gold in eventing individual, while the last medal in dressage, a bronze, came during the 1986 edition.
The Indian team managed to make an impressive comeback after dropping to third place in the initial period. This allowed China and Hong Kong to go ahead. Still in contention of a bronze medal, Anush and his astride Etro, scored 71.088, pushing him in the second position in the individual rankings.
India remained in contention for the top spot and took the top honors in a competition lasting 10 hours. Chheda and Emerald (horse name) scored 69.941, Divyakriti and astride Adrenalin Firdod (horse) got 68.176. Meanwhile, Sudipti and astride Chinski secured 66.706 to finally end India’s wait for a gold on Day 3 of the Asian Games.