The Indian contingent moved to the sixth place in the medals tally after a convincing day on Friday. Four gold medals on the day moved them to 14 gold, their second best gold tally in Asiad.
Starting the day at the eighth position, India leapfrogged over Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei to moved amongst the top six.
It is unlikely they’ll move below that unless Chinese Taipei now win both the marathons on Saturday.
It has been a great chievement. Athletics provided 5 gold to the kitty while boxing, tennis and kabaddi provided two gold medals each.
Interestingly, in wrestling, a traditionally strong sport for India and in which they earned a rich haul at CWG, there was no gold.
Same is with chess, where we got two gold last time.
On Friday, Indian chess team managed to eke out a bronze medal.
P Harikrishna was the only Indian to play out a draw as the rest — Sasikiran Krishnan, Surya Shekar Ganguly and B Adhiban — won their respective matches to help India beat Iran 3.0-0.5 in the ninth and last round match at the Chess Institute here. The women’s team missed out on a bronze by just a whisker.