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Hangzhou, (UNI) India won a Gold medal in equestrian for the first time since 1982 at the Asian Games as their team topped the Team Dressage event with a total score of 209.205 here on Tuesday.

This was India’s third gold medal this Asiad after the women’s cricket team and men’s 10m air rifle team of Rudrankksh Patil, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Divyansh Singh Panwar won the other two gold medals.

The Indian squad featured Anush Agarwalla, Hriday Vipul Chheda, Divyakriti Singh and Sudipti Hajela. The 23-year-old Anush, riding her horse Etro, scored 71.088, the most points for India.

Mounting on Chemxpro Emerald, Hriday Chheda followed Anush with 69.941, while Divyakriti Singh and her horse Adrenalin Firfod obtained 68.176. Sudipti Hajela, with horse Chinski, contributed 66.706.

As per the individual rankings, Anush and Chheda were the second and third-best scorers of the day behind Siu Jacqueline Wing Ying.

Out of the four gold medals India won equestrian, three of them were won in 1982 Asiad. Raghubir Singh won the Individual Eventing Gold, while India won Team Eventing Rupinder Singh Brar won a Gold medal in individual tent pegging.

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