Horse riding became an Olympic sport in 1900. This game was included in the Asian Games program in 1982. Japan has dominated the sport at the Asian Games over the past few years, winning 43 medals, including 18 gold. Korea has 15 gold medals.
India had earlier won three gold medals, three silver medals and six bronze medals (i.e. a total of 12 medals) in horse riding at the Asian Games. India got all three gold medals in horse riding in Delhi 1982. Raghubir Singh, who became champion in the individual event in that edition. He also won a gold medal in the team event with Ghulam Mohammad Khan, Bishal Singh and Milkha Singh. Rupinder Singh Brar won the gold medal in individual tent pegging, the only category in the Asian Games in that edition.
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At Jakarta 2018, Olympian Fawad Mirza won a silver medal in the individual event. The quartet of Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh and Fawad Mirza also finished second on the podium in the team event category.
India ended its 41-year wait for a gold medal by topping the team dressage event at the Asian Games equestrian competition here on Tuesday. Divyakirti Singh, Hriday Vipul Chhed (Chemxpro Emerald) and Anush Aggarwala (Etro) riding Adrenaline Firfod secured the top position with a total score of 209.205 percent.
Sudipti Hajela was also a part of the team, but only the scores of the top three players were counted. China's team stood second with a score of 204.882 percent, while Hong Kong won the bronze medal with a score of 204.852 percent.
This is the first time in the history of sports that India won a team gold medal in a dressage event. India had last won a bronze medal in dressage in 1986. India had won the last gold medal in horse riding at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.
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