Asian Games 2018: India’s Fouaad Mirza claims a silver medal in an individual equestrian event
India’s Fouaad Mirza finished 2nd in the individual equestrian jumping event at the Asian Games 2018.
Behind Japan’s Oiwa Yoshiaki, its first individual medal in the sport at the Asian Games since 1982.
Fouaad Mirza won the silver medal with a score of 26.40.
Japan’s Oiwa Yoshiaki clinched the gold medal with a score of 22.70.
China’s Hua Tian Alex finished in a 3rd position to win the bronze medal, with a score of 27.10.
The Indian team, comprising Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, and Jitender Singh apart from Fouaad Mirza, also won the silver with a score of 121.30, the deed coming days after their last-minute arrival owing to combat in the Equestrian Association of India.
Japan finished on top with a score of 82.40, while Thailand bagged the bronze medal with a score of 126.70.
Fouaad Mirza topped the equestrian sport and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40 and went into the jumping finals game as a favorite. In the medal round, he notched up 26.40 to bag silver medal in the 3-day competition.
Fouaad Mirza, who has been athletic training under German Olympian Bettina Hoy, is the first Indian to win in Europe.
The 26-year-old made the Indian team after racing his way to winning in the first 2 trials at the Asian Games CCI equestrian event held in Montelibretti, Italy last year. He emerged as the lead for the Asian Games on the basis of his performance.