PM hails historic gold medal by Equestrian Dressage Team after decades at Asian Games 2023

  • Hriday Chheda, Anush Agarwalla, Sudipti Hajela and Divyakriit Singh won the gold medal in Equestrian Dressage Team event after 41 years at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou.
  • India had won three gold medals, three silver medals and six bronze medals in equestrian at the Asian Games 1982 in Delhi.
  • In 1982, Raghubir Singh, won in individual event and won a gold in team event with Ghulam Mohammed Khan, Bishal Singh and Milkha Singh. Rupinder Singh Brar won a gold medal in individual tent pegging.

Dressage event:

  • The horse and rider are judged on how they perform a series of movements.
  • Each movement is marked out of 10 (from 0 to 10).
  • Each rider gets an overall score and a percentage is calculated.
  • The rider with the highest percentage is the winner of that class.
  • Top three scorers in a team are counted to determine the winner.
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