The Indian contingent's remarkable performance at the Hangzhou Asian Games solidified their commitment to achieving the ambitious 'Is Baar Sau Paar' (This Time, Hundred Plus) target, as the nation celebrated the official attainment of 100 medals on a thrilling Saturday. India had already been on the verge of reaching this milestone as Friday's tally closed with a remarkable 95 medals secured across various sporting disciplines. With more medals guaranteed in compound archery (3), kabaddi (2), badminton (1), and men's cricket (1), the century was all but confirmed.
On the final day of events for Indian athletes in Hangzhou, India further bolstered their medal count by capturing an additional four medals in archery. However, the crowning achievement came when the women's kabaddi team triumphed over Chinese Taipei in the final, making it official that India had crossed the 100-medal mark.
This historic achievement symbolizes India's growing prowess in the world of sports and showcases the dedication and hard work of its athletes who have excelled on the Asian stage. It's a moment of immense pride for the nation and a testament to the bright future of Indian sports on the global front.