Asian Games 2018 can be dubbed as the start for India's rise in the realm of sports. The sleeping giants as India is known at the world level, has been outstanding this year.
Asian Games 2018 can be dubbed as the start for India’s rise in the realm of sports. The sleeping giants as India is known at the world level, has been outstanding this year. India has already bagged 50 medals and is seven medals short to go past the 2014 Asiad’s medal tally. On Day 10, Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson made the country proud by grabbing gold and silver in the 800m event respectively. In the 200m semi-final, although Hima Das had a sad ending after disqualification due to false start, Dutee Chand finished first in her group.
Neeraj Chopra, Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Vinesh Phogat had earlier bagged a gold in javelin, shot out and wrestling respectively. Hima Das also grabbed a silver in the 400m event.
In badminton, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal finished second and third in women’s single.
Earlier, a team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh clocked 6:17.13 to win the gold medal in men’s quadruple sculls. This came after Dushyant won the country its first rowing medal at the ongoing Games, claiming a bronze in men’s lightweight single sculls.
Here is the Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally –
|3||Republic of Korea||35||40||49||124|
|14||Hong Kong, China||4||12||16||32|
|18||United Arab Emirates||3||6||3||12|
|25||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||1||2||1||4|
This is India’s 18th appearance in Asian Games. Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony of the Games which are taking place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18 August to 2 September 2018. India secured the Bronze medal in the Men Team Regu event which was the first medal for India in Sepak takraw since it’s debut in the 1990 Asian Games.