Guangzhou: Two silvers came India's way in rowing and a bronze in shooting at the Asian Games Thursday, while two medals were in sight in golf and one in boxing. Indian men and women moved into the quarterfinals of the squash singles as tennis star Sania Mirza also advanced.
After six days of competitions, India slipped further to 12th place in the medal's tally with a mere 16, comprising one gold, seven silver and eight bronze.
China head the table with 202 medals (109-47-46), followed by South Korea-109 (37-30-42) and Japan-106 (21-45-40). North Korea, Iran, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Malaysia and the Philippines are the other countries above India.
India's challenge in the table tennis event ended as Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj lost in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals, while Arvind Bhat bowed out of the pre-quarterfinals of the badminton men's singles.
Image: Silver medalists Saji Thomas, Jenil Krishnan, Anil Kumar and Ranjit Singh of India celebrate with an unidentified official during the awards ceremony of the men's Four final competition at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 18, 2010. China won gold ahead of India for silver and Uzbekistan for bronze.