Sarabjot Singh bagged a Silver medal in a mixed team event along with Divya Thadigol in the 10m air pistol at the Asian Games 2023. This was the second medal for both the Indians at the Asiad. The Indian and Chinese shooters then celebrated Sarabjot’s 22nd birthday Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh made his 22nd birthday very special as he clinched his second medal at the Asian Games 2023. The Indian shooter clinched a Silver medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event to complement his Gold medal in the 10m team event The 22-year-old marked his birthday with a Silver medal victory and celebrated it alongside Indian and
After the shooting final medals were awarded, the ‘Happy Birthday to you’ was played at the shooting arena. The fans in the stadium cheered and clapped on the special occasion. He was later seen being wished by the Indian and Chinese shooters. In a video being circulated on social media, Sarabjot is standing alongside the Indian shooters and Chinese shooters who are Chinese shooters in Hangzhousinging the famous chorus ‘Happy Birthday to youThe video was shared by Team India account on social media platform X. “A very happy birthday to our shooter Sarabjot Singh. Celebrating with a Silver Medal win today in the 10M Mixed Team Pistol event gold medal-winning Chinese shooters were seen singing ‘Happy Birthday To You’ in full pomp as Sarabjot finally had a smile on his face
The Chinese Gold Medal-winning pair joining in the birthday celebrations!Heart to Heart, Future!” the account wrote in a post Sarabjot and Divya bagged India’s 19th medal in shooting and 34th overall with a 14-16 defeat to China in the final. Sarabjot and Divya were on course of a Gold medal and were leading 5-1 after three series in the 16-series final. The Indians kept a 7-3 advantage but a time-out by China brought a turn into the match with China going 7-7. However, the Indians were in series 16-14touching distance of a Gold when they led 11-7 but the home pair then made another comeback and clinched the Gold This was both Sarabjot and Divya’s second medal at this Games. Sarabjot had won gold in the men’s 10m air pistol team event while Divya had got silver in the women’s event. Their silver medal on the mixed team even was India’s first on Saturday. This also took India’s shooting medal tally at the Games to 19, of which six are gold, eight silver and five bronze
Sports bridges gaps. Sports knows no boundaries. Sports is the ultimate unifier. These may seem superfluous or overused
Just in the case of the 10m air pistol mixed team event final between India and China at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou. The final was a nail-biter. Shooters of both teams did not give an inch during the tense gold medal match but the moment it finished – in China’s favour – the pistols gave way to clap, the deep breaths were overtaken by a cheerful chorus as sportsman spirit took over. The shooting arena and then the Chinese shooters celebrated India’s Sarabjot Singh’s 21st birthday together phrases at times but on most occasions, they turn out to be true
It all started with the DJ at the shooting arena in Hangzhou playing “Happy Birthday To You” for Sarabjot after the medals were awarded to China (gold), India (silver), South Korea and Pakistan (bronze). It was a lovely gesture as the packed arena filled with Chinese fans clapped and wished happy birthday to the Indian shooter, who was still far from getting over the shock of coming second in the finalBarely a few minutes ago, disappointment was written all over Sarabjot’s face. He had won silver in the 10m air pistol mixed team event with partner Divya TS but he knew the colour of the medal could easily have been gold if he had given his best effort in the final against China.
India and China squared at 14-all, it boiled down to the last series where Divya shot a brilliant 10.5 compared to the female Chinese shooter, Ranxin Jiang’s 10.3. Sarabjot had a 0.2 advantage but he shot a disappointing 9.9 in his last attempt. World champion and two-time Olympic medallist, Bowen Zhang showed his class by shooting a 10.7 to win the series and gold for ChinaSarabjot hung his head. The top shooter, who topped the qualification round, had shot 7 out of his 15 shots in the 9-series in the final, which ultimately cost India the gold medal. But little did he know that there was a surprise in store for him entire shooting arena celebrating the ‘Happy Birthday To You’ tune during the medal ceremony was not the only grand gesture reserved for the Indian shooter. When they returned to the changing room, the Chinese shooters along with their coach joined in to celebrate his birthday with the Indian team