The Indian women's squash team finished second best to a clinical Hong Kong in the final, settling for a successive silver at the 18th Asian Games Saturday. Sunayna Kuruvilla and India number one Joshna Chinappa lost their respective singles as the team suffered its second defeat against Hong Kong in a space of three days. With a runners-up finish, India equalled their best ever performance at the Games. They had also reached the final at Incheon four years ago.
Amit Panghal (49kg) on Saturday became only the eighth Indian boxer ever to claim a gold medal at the Asian Games with a stunning tactical win over reigning Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the summit clash.The 22-year-old Armyman, the only Indian to make the finals, prevailed 3-2 against the more fancied Dusmatov, who had beaten him in a split verdict in last year's world championships.
Pranab Bardhan became the oldest man in Indian contingent to win a medal at the 18th Asian Games as he joined forces with Shibhnath Sarkar to clinch gold in men's pair event of the bridge competition on Saturday. The 60-year-old Bardhan and his 56-year old partner finished the men's pair event with a score of 384 as they edged out China's Lixin Yang and Gang Chen, who finished with 378 points after five round of competition. Bridge made its debut at the Asian Games, this year.
The Indian women's hockey team failed to break its 36-year-old gold jinx after losing to Japan 1-2 in a keenly contested summit clash to settle for the silver medal at the 18th Asian Games. The loss will hurt the Indians badly as a gold here would have guaranteed a direct qualification in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Minami Shimizu and Motomori Kawamura scored for Japan through penalty corners in the 11th an 44th minute while Neha Goyal's field goal in the 25th minute was the lone strike for India, who were aiming to win their first Asiad gold since 1982. The Indians had qualified for the final of the Asian Games after a gap of 20 years, having beaten China in the semifinals.
Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, who had sustained an eye injury during the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games, has pulled out of the semi-final bout of the men's middle 75 kg boxing event. As a result of the pullout, the 26-year-old had to settle for a bronze medal in the prestigious quadrennial tournament. Krishan became the first Indian boxer to clinch three medals in the Asian Games. He had won a gold medal in the 60 kg category in Guangzhou 2010 followed by a bronze in middleweight category at 2014 Incheon edition of the Asian Games.
Defending champions India settled for a bronze medal after losing 0-2 to Hong Kong in the semifinals of the men's squash event at the 18th Asian Games. The Indian men's team comprising Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar was no match for Hong Kong, who had won bronze in the last edition at Incheon, South Korea.
Not long after giving up text books, Varun Ashok Thakkar and K C Ganapathy are happily writing their own scripts -- in water -- and feel the plunge into sailing was a risk worth taking. They don't regret dropping out of full time school, and the bronze medal at the ongoing Asian Games vindicates their decision as well as the feeling. Once fierce rivals, Thakkar and Ganapthy today joined forces to clinch a bronze medal in 49er event after finishing third with 43 net points.
Harshita Tomar settled for bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 category at the 18th Asian Games on Friday. She scored a total 62 points and 50 net points to finish third. Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah of Malaysia took gold and the bronze went to Jianxiong Wang of China.
Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar bagged a silver medal in the 49er FX women sailing competition at the 18th Asian Games on Friday. They scored a total of 44 points and 40 net points to finish second. The gold went to Singapore's Min Kimberly Lim and Rui Qi Cecilia Low with 44 total points and 14 net points while the bronze went to Thailand's Nichpa Waiwai and Kamonchanok Klahan.
India's 4x400m men's relay team won a silver in the final event of athletics in the Asian Games. The Indian quartet of Kunhu Muhammed, Dharunn Ayyasamy, Mohd. Anas and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:01.85 to finish behind Qatar who won gold in an Asian record time of 3:00.56. Japan took the bronze in 3:01.94.
India's 4x400m women's relay team today clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal in the Asian Games to maintain a remarkable domination in this event in the continental showpiece. The Indian women's quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3 minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold. Bahrain (3:30.61) and Vietnam (3:33.23) took the silver and bronze respectively.
India's Asian champion P U Chitra won a bronze in the women's 1500m race in the Asian Games.Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for a bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds. Bahrain claimed 1-2 through Kalkidan Befkadu (4:07.88) and Tigist Belay (4:09.12).
Defending champion Seema Punia today settled for a bronze in the women's discus throw event in the Asian Games. The 35-year- old Seema cleared a best distance of 62.26m, her best in six years, but that was just enough for a bronze medal. Asian champion Chen Yang of China hurled the disc to gold winning distance of 65.12 in her last attempt, which was a huge 2.86m more than the Indian at the GBK Main stadium.
India's Jinson Johnson claimed a gold medal in the men's 1500m event, in which 800m champion Manjit Singh finished fourth. Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours ahead of Iran's Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62sec, his season's best effort. Johnson earlier won a silver in the 800m event. Ending with a bronze was Bahrain's Mohammed Tiouali (3:45.88sec).
Swapna Barman today created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold here, a feat he achieved despite competing with pain due to a toothache. The 21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. En route the title, she won the high jump (1003 points) and javelin throw (872 points) events and finished second-best in shot put (707 points) and long jump (865 points).
Arpinder Singh clinched India's first men's triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games. Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m which he came up with in his third attempt. Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan took the silver with a best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m.
Dutee Chand today joined her illustrious compatriots such as P T Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at the Asian Games as she added a silver to her kitty after finishing second earlier in the women's 100m dash. She crossed the finishing line in 23.20 seconds, behind Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong who clinched the gold in 22.96. The bronze went to China's Wei Yongli (23.27).
The Indian table tennis contingent's dream run at the Asian Games got better today when the mixed doubles pairing of A Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra exceeded its own expectations to win a historic bronze. It was only yesterday that the Kamal-led men's team had secured a bronze, ending India's 60-year-wait for a maiden medal at the Asian Games.
India clinched a silver in the debut event of 400m mixed relay race, finishing behind Bahrain in the Asian Games. The Indian quartet of Mohd. Anas, M R Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3 minute and 15.71 seconds, while Bahrain ran away with the gold in 3:11.89. Kazakhstan took the bronze in 3:19.52.
Manjit Singh upstaged pre-race favourite compatriot Jinson Johnson to win gold in men's 800m in a 1-2 finish for India in the event. The 28-year-old Manjit ran his personal best time of 1 minute and 46.15 seconds to win his maiden major international medal. Johnson, who smashed legendary Sriram Singh's 42-year-old 800m national record in June during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships, finished second in 1:46.35. He holds the national record of 1:45.65.
Olympic medallist PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women's singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu-Ying. No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who lost 13-21 16-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai in just 34 minutes. It is the first time that India has won two individual medals at the Asian Games with Saina Nehwal clinching a bronze earlier. Saina was also conquered by Tai in the semifinals.
India's Pincky Balhara clinched silver, while Malaprabha Jadav settled for bronze in the women's 52 kilogram category of the kurash competition at the 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday. Pincky was outclassed 0-10 by world and Asian champion Gulnor Sulaymanova of Uzbekistan in the final. Yallappa lost to Sulaymanova 0-10 in the semifinal to claim the bronze as both the semifinalists are assured of medals. Significantly, kurash, a traditional central Asian form of wrestling has been included in the Asian Games.
Gold eluded India as the Indian men's compound archery team settled for silver medals at the 18th Asian Games after going down to powerhouse Korea in the finals. It was a dramatic men's final in which the Indian team was a point ahead of the Koreans at the end of the regulation four sets. But the celebrating defending champion side, comprising Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini, was in for a surprise when Korea managed to log a point on review.
The Indian women's team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, lost 228-231 to Korea in a contest that went down to the wire till the final set of arrows. India were leading 59-57 after the first set before Korea won the second set 58-56. The two teams were on even keel in the third set scoring 58 points each but India wilted under pressure losing 55-58 to end up second best.
The Indian table tennis men's team settled for a historic bronze medal after going down 0-3 to South Korea in a lop-sided semifinal at the 18th Asian Games. The team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj couldn't put up a fight against the mighty Koreans, who set up a summit clash against defending champions China in a repeat of 2014 edition.
Neena Varakil gave India another silver medal from the athletics arena after she came second in the women's long jump event at the ongoing Asian Games. Varakil's best jump of 6.51m came in the fourth attempt, which was enough to fetch her the silver. Thi Thu Thao Bui of Vietnam won the gold with a season's best jump of 6.55, which she managed in her first attempt. The bronze was bagged by Xiaoling Xu of China with an effort of 6.50.
Veteran Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh today clinched a silver in women's 3000m steeplechase event in the Asian Games here. Sudha clocked 9 minute 40.03 seconds to win her second Asian Games medal. Winfred Yavi of Bahrain took the gold in 9:36.52 while Thi Oanh Nguyen of Vietnam bagged the bronze in 9:43.83. The 32-year-old Sudha had won a gold medal when women's 3000m steeplechase was introduced in the Asian Games in 2010.
Reigning Asian champion Neeraj threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch the gold, bringing India's second medal in the event in Asiad history. Gurtej Singh had taken a bronze at the 1982 edition in New Delhi. Such was the domination of the 20-year-old that even his lowest throw of 83.25m was better than the nearest competitor. In his first attempt, Neeraj recorded 83.46 metres. He fouled his second attempt but the next three attempts saw him throwing 88.06m, 83.25m and 86.36m respectively. Neeraj again fouled his final attempt but it did not matter as the other athletes in the field came nowhere close to his performance
India's Dharun Ayyasamy clinched a silver in men's 400m hurdles in national record time as athletics continued to swell India's medal tally in the Asian Games. Ayyasamy clocked 48.96 seconds to shatter his own national record and finish behind Qatar's Abderrahman Samba who won the gold with a Games record time of 47.66.Dharun clinches silver in men's 400m hurdles
Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal had to be content with a bronze medal after suffering her 10th straight defeat to world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women's singles semifinals of the 18th Asian Games. World number 10 and Olympic medallist Saina played with good intensity but lost 17-21 14-21 to a superior Tzu Ying, who stood out with her court coverage and retrieving in the 36-minute match.
India settled for bronze medal from the debut sport of bridge in the Asian Games after the men teams lost their semifinal match.The men's team of Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumder, Raju Tolani and Ajay Khare, fell against Singapore in the semi-finals. The men's team has an average age of 52 while the mixed team has 57.
India's mixed bridge team got a bronze medal after losing their semi-final matches at the 18th Asian Games on Sunday.The mixed team is made up of Kiran Nadar, Hema Deora, Himani Khandelwal, Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Gopinath Manna and Rajeev Khandelwal. The team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand.
Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the equestrian event since 1982 besides guiding the country to a second-place finish in the team competition here. Mirza won the silver medal in individual jumping with a score of 26.40, while Japan's Oiwa Yoshiaki clinched the gold with a score of 22.70. China's Hua Tian Alex finished in third 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 Mirza, also claimed the silver with a score of 121.30, the feats coming days after their last-minute arrival owing to infighting in the Equestrian Federation of India. Japan finished on top with a score of 82.40, while Thailand bagged the bronze with a score of 126.70. Fouaad topped the dressage and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40 and went into the jumping finals as a favourite. In the medal round, he notched up 26.40 to bag silver in the three-day competition.
Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand clinched a silver in women's 100m dash in the 18th Asian Games to win the country's first medal in 20 years in this event.Running in lane number 7, Dutte clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds.Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain won the gold in 11.30 while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33 in a close finish.
Hima Das shattered the 400m national record for a second time in two days for a silver in the Asian Games.India's new track sensation, Hima clocked 50.59 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain's Salwa Naser who won the gold in a new Games record time of 50.09 seconds. .
Joshna Chinappa missed out an opportunity of eyeing a gold medal as she lost her semifinal match in the women's singles squash semifinal against Malaysia's Sivasangari Subramaniam and settle for bronze. Joshna failed to match up to the level of her 19-year-old opponent, losing 1-3 (10-12 6-11 11-9 7-11).
Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal had to be content with bronze medals after losing in the semifinals of the 18th Asian Games today.Top seed Ghosal lost to Chung Ming Au of Hong Kong China 12-10 13-11 6-11 6-11 6-11 in the men's singles semifinals. Ghosal had won a silver in the men's singles in the 2014 Asian Games.
India's Dipika Pallikal Karthik today settled for a bronze in squash women's singles after losing to defending champion Nicol David of Malaysia in the semifinals of the 18th Asian Games. Dipika lost to the Malaysian stalwart and former world number one Malaysian 0-3 (7-11 9-11 6- 11) in the semifinals.
Yahiya Muhammed Anas poses for photograph after securing silver medal in men's 400m final athletics event during the presentation ceremony at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. Photo: PTI
India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the men's shot put during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta
India on Friday won their fourteenth bronze medal in the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games as Prajnesh Prabhakaran lost his semi-final clash against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand in Men's Singles event of Tennis. In badminton, on the other hand, Indian challenge in Men's Singles event came to an end after HS Prannoy lost his opening round to Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.
Indian rowers Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh came up with a superb performance to win gold in the men's quadruple sculls category at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. This is only the second gold for India since they started participating in the rowing events at the Asiad. The first was won by Bajrang Lal Takhar in men's singles sculls at the 2010 Games. The Indian team clocked a time of 6 minutes and 17.13 seconds while hosts Indonesia clocked 6:20.58 to take the silver. Thailand had to be content with the bronze at 6:22.41.
Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan notched up their maiden men's doubles gold medal at the Asian Games, dominating the final clash with a thoroughly clinical performance. Bopanna and Sharan defeated Aleksander Bublik and Denis Yevseyev of Kazakhstan 6-3 6-4 in 52 minutes. Less than 20 minutes into the match, the Indians were 4-1 ahead, breaking Bublik and Yevseyev at the very first opportunity they got. In no time, the top seeds were serving for the set with a 5-3 lead and Bopanna's booming serve wrapped it up in style for them
Indian shooter Heena Sidhu on Friday won a bronze medal in the Women's 10m Air Pistol event at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian games.The 28-year-old scored a total of 219.2 points to finish third on the podium. While Chinese shooter Qian Wang bagged gold with a score tally of 240.3, Minjung Kim of Korea settled for a bronze medal with 237.6 points.
Indian women's Kabaddi team settled for a silver medal in the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games as they went down 24-27 against the Iranian side in the summit clash on Friday. After a strong start to the match, the defending champions could not hold on to their initial three-point lead and conceded the first-half 19-22 to their Iranian counterparts.
Indian tennis player, Ankita Raina on Thursday won a bronze medal after losing to Shuai Zhang of China in women's singles event semi-final at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games. The 25-year-old was defeated 6-4, 6-7 by her Chinese opponent in the two hours and eleven minutes. Raina had earlier thrashed Wong Eudice Chong of Hong Kong 6-4, 6-1 in the quarter-final of the event.
Dushyant won India its first medal in rowing at the ongoing 18th Asian Games, claiming a bronze in men's lightweight single sculls. Korea's Hyunsu Park and Hong Kong's Chun Gun Chiu won the gold and silver medals respectively.Dushyant finished third on the podium with a timing of 7.18.76 as India enjoyed a good beginning to the sicth day of competition.
All of 15, Shardul Vihan clinched the silver medal in the men's double trap shooting event at the 18th Asian Games. Uttar Pradesh teenager Vihan shot 73 to claim the silver medal, while Korea's 34-year-old Shin Hyunwoo clinched the gold medal with a score of 74. Qatar's Al Marri Hamad Ali bagged the bronze after shooting 53 at the Jakabaring shooting range.
India bagged two bronze medals in rowing through Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in lightweight double sculls after Dushyant started the day with a third-place finish in lightweight single sculls at the Asian Games here. They clocked 7:04.61 to win bronze in their event at the JSC Lake. Japan's Miyaura Masayuki and Takeda Masahiro won the gold with a timing of 7:01.70 while Koreans Kim Byunghoon and Lee Minhyuk (7:03.22) bagged silver.
Indian men's Kabaddi team settled for Bronze Medal in the Asian Games. The men's kabaddi team suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Iran in the semi-finals. Iran scripted history in the annals of world kabaddi by stunning India 27-18 in the semi-finals. Pakistan lost 24-27 to a much improved South Korea in the other last four clash. The two Sub-continental powers reigning world champions India and once formidable Pakistan will thus have to be satisfied with a bronze medal each. This is the first time since the traditional rural sport was included in the Asian Games in 1990 that the Indian men's team will not take home the gold.
Santosh Kumar, a bronze medallist from 2013 World Championships, lost 0-2 to Vietnam's Truong Giang Bui in the Sanda 56 kg category. Earlier in the week, Santosh had beaten Myanmar's Linn Thu Rain in the Round of 32 and followed that with a win over Yemen's Wazid Zaid Ali in Round of 16. Santosh reached the medal round with a win in the quarterfinals over Thailand's Phithak Poakrathok.
Roshibina Devi (60kg women's Sanda) had a lucky draw and was seeded straight into the quarterfinals, where she beat Pakistan's Mubashra before losing 0-1 to China's Cai Yingying in the semifinals today.
Surya Bhanu Partap Singh (60kg Sanda), who had beaten Abdul Soyan Haris and Jean Claude Saclag in the earlier rounds, also lost 0-2 to Erfan Ahangarian of Iran in the semifinals. Wushu, a Chinese Kung-fu, is different from other combat sports as it is a mix of kick-boxing and wrestling.
Narender Grewal (65kg) had to be content with a bronze medal yet again in the Asian Games after losing the men's Sanda semifinals even as the Indian Wushu team savoured its best ever show at the continental showpiece with four medals. He lost 0-2 to Iran's Foroud Zafari in the 65kg semifinals after getting the better of Clemente Tabugara of the Philippines and Akmal Rakhimov in the earlier rounds.
Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian female shooter to win a gold at the Asian Games, achieving the rare feat after a nerve- wracking 25m air pistol finals. The 27-year-old held her nerve to pip Thailand's Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a heart-stopping contest after both were tied at 34 points following 10 series of five shots each, taking it to a shoot-off. Both found the target four times in the shoot-off, leading to another shoot-off where Rahi shot three and the Thai two, ensuring a historic gold for the Kohlapur-born shooter.
Divya Kakran added the first bronze to India's wrestling tally at the 18th Asian Games, beating Taipei's Chen Wenling in the third-place play-off bout for the 68kg category. The 20-year-old Asian championships silver-medallist prevailed on account of Technical Superiority with the final scoreline reading 10-0.
India clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepaktakraw despite its men's regu team losing to defending champion Thailand. The Indian men's regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal. India had defeated Iran 21 -16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.
Debutant teenager Saurabh Chaudhary clinched India's first shooting gold of the 18th Asian Games, fetching the top honours in the men's 10m air pistol event. The 16-year-old Chaudhary, who topped the qualifying round, shot a Games record score of 240.7 to pip Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7) in an exciting final to add a gold to India's shooting tally of two silver and a bronze this Asiad. Hobby shooter Abhishek Verma, also making his Asian Games debut at 29, settled for the bronze medal in the same event with a score of 219.3.
Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal after letting slip early domination in the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event at the 18th Asian Games. The 37-year-old shot 452.7 to claim the silver medal, while China's Hui Zicheng notched up the gold medal with a score of 453.3. Japan's Matsumoto Takayuki bagged the bronze with 441.4.
Vinesh Phogat created history on Monday by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category. She was a medal-favourite in her category and was likely to face stiff competition from Japan's Yuki Irie, whom she outclassed 6-2 in the final. It is surely a ground-breaking achievement for the 23-year-old firebrand Haryana wrestler, who is connected to Dangal-famed Phogat family.
Young Indian shooter Lakshay claimed the silver medal in the men's trap event of the Asian Games.The 19-year-old Lakshay shot 39 out of 45 to finish second on the podium. Taipei's Kunpi Yang won the gold medal while equalling the Games record with 48. Korea's Daemyeong Ahn bagged bronze after scoring 30 at the JSC Shooting Range in Jakarta.
After a hard-fought final, Indian shooter Deepak Kumar bagged a silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event. Deepak secured a score of 247.7 to finish at the second position behind China's Haoran Yang, who bagged the gold with an Asian Games record score of 249.1 at the JSC Shooting Range. Ravi Kumar, the other Indian in the fray, made a fourth-place finish with a score of 205.2.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia bagged the first gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games on Sunday, defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in Men's 65kg freestyle event. The 24-year-old played aggressively throughout the game and never allowed his opponent to take a lead. He dedicated his medal to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at 93 last week.
The Indian pair of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar made the country proud on Sunday as they bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event. The Indian duo scored 429.9 points to hand India their first medal of the prestigious quadrennial event. Starting with the second position with 10 initial shots, Chandela and Kumar maintained their spot with a score of 308.5 points.