Asian Games: India betters medal tally with 71 laurels, breaks Games 2018 record

The India contingent set a new Asian Games records after the country won 71 medals surpassing the previous best figure of clinching 70 medals, which the contingent won in the 2018 edition of the showpiece event.

India has won 71 medals in the Asian Games so far. Photo Courtesy: Anurag Thakur X page

India achieved the feat after the archery pair of Ojas Pravin and Jyothi Surekha clinched the gold medal in the mixed-team compound final.

India had won 16 gold, 23 silver, and 31 bronze medals in the 2018 edition.

In the current Games, the country has so far clinched 16 gold, 26 silver and 29 bronze medals.

SAI Media wrote on X: "With this gold in archery, 's medal tally at #AsianGames2022 now stands tall at an incredible 71 medals!" 

"Our athletes' dedication and hard work have made this moment possible," the post said.

India is expected to add more medals to the tally with four more days of competition still left.

India sent its largest-ever contingent to the Asian Games this year, which saw the inclusion of cricket for both the men and women division.