The 2018 Asian Games is the 18th edition of the
continental Games. It is the first time that the
sporting extravaganza is being co-hosted by two cities. Jakarta
and Palembang are the two Indonesian cities that are hosting the
Games. This edition will be held from 18th August to 2nd
September 2018 and will see around 10,000 athletes from 45
countries competing in 58 disciplines. Indonesia is
hosting the Asian Games for the second time after the Jakarta
Asian Games in 1962.
Here is a list of all the Indian athletes who have won a
medal at the 2018 Asian Games.
Previous viewership of Asian Games were significantly lower at 40.9 million and 32.6 million in 2014 and 2010, respectively. However, these numbers, measured by TV ratings agency TAM, were for a different universe and hence no direct comparison can be made.
Harshita Tomar,16, missed her class X exams to be in Jakarta for the Asian Games and as it turns out, the risk was worth taking as she ended up with a bronze in laser 4.7.
Govindan Lakshmanan had stepped off the track momentarily, as he was hit by the spike of another athlete. The Indian team protested against the disqualification at two levels but it was turned down.
Fouaad Mirza recently 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 in Indonesia.
During an interaction with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat, the Divya Kakran said the city government offered her help only after she won the medal, but no assistance came her way “at the time of need”.
India won a record medal haul at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, by bagging 69 medals, beating the previous best of 65 won at the Guangzhou Asiad in 2010.
Neeraj Chopra broke the national record with a throw of 88.06m, while China’s Liu Qizhen (82.22m) and bronze to Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem (80.75m) were distant second and third.
Swapna Barman collected 6026 points, her career best, to win the gold. Her earlier best total from the seven events was 5942. The national record of 6211 still stands in the name of J J Sobha since 2004.
While individual gold medal winners at the Asian Games 2018 were given away Rs 40 lakh, the silver and bronze winners took home Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each
Manjit Singh , who won a gold in the men’s 800m race in the Asian Games, was left without a job in March 2016 after the ONGC refused to extend his contract as he was not producing results.
The resilient 26-year-old from Hisar, Haryana, braved the injury to win the match by a split decision. However, Vikas had to withdraw from the semi-finals because of the injury and settled for a bronze.
Asian Games 2018 closed at a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.
The Asian Games 2018 come to and with a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.
Rani led India to a silver medal finish at the Asian Games on Friday. They made their first final in 20 years but ended up losing to Japan 1-2.
Amit’s golden run at the Asian Games once again demonstrates that local, makeshift academies in the country have been laying good foundation across disciplines.
India registered it’s best-ever medal tally by winning 69 medals at the Asian Games 2018.
Away from the hullabaloo of the main stadium, the Ball Room at the Jakarta Expo Centre is a picture of serenity, where the duo of Sarkar and Bardhan have been quietly going through their job, unnoticed.
The last time India won 15 gold medals at the Asian Games was in the inaugural edition in 1951 when the event was held in New Delhi. Back then, India had finished second in the medals table behind Japan with 51 medals.
For a lad hailing from Mayna village in Rohtak, Haryana, Amit Panghal’s story is not any different from the hundreds of other Indian athletes here who come from impoverished backgrounds and make sports the ladder to a better life.
The Indian team, which has been unbeaten in nine matches against their archrivals, showed some nerves as it came out for the bronze medal match, in which it had to survive some nerve-wrecking moments in the fourth and last quarter.
As it happened, India vs Pakistan: India will finish with a bronze medal at the Asian Games as they beat Pakistan 2-1 in a frenetic bronze medal match
Amit Panghal overcame reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to clinch the 14th gold medal for India at the Asian Games 2018.
Harshita Tomar, 16, won the bronze medal in Open Laser Sailing Category Friday. She had totalled 62 after race 12 to finish third.
Asian Games 2018 highlights of Day 13: Amit Panghal’s gold makes it India’s best ever gold tally since 1951 games in New Delhi
Amit Panghal will look to win gold for India in men’s (49 kg) light fly category/
India were playing in the final for the first time since 1998, when they had finished runners-up to South Korea. The Indian women’s team had finished with the bronze medal in 2006 and 2014.
Amit prevailed 3-2 in a draining contest to make the finals after Vikas Krishan (75kg) had to withdraw from his last-four bout owing to an eye injury sustained in the pre-quarters.
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.
India vs Japan hockey finals, as it happened: Japan were the better side as they never allowed India any breathing space and got the game and clinched gold. India missed many chances and have to be content with silver.
Her march to victory was completed in a personal best score of 6,026 points and Barman hopes the focus will now shift from her unusual feet to her breakthrough performance.
India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event and Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 at the 18th Asian Games.
The Indian team, comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna, defeated Malaysia 2-0 to assure itself of at least a silver here. The Indian men’s team will play Hong Kong in the semi-finals later in the day.
Indian athletes won two gold medals at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday, taking their gold medals to seven and the total tally to 19 (10 silver and two bronze), their best ever performance since the 1978 Bangkok Games, and the third best performance overall.
Asian Games 2018 highlights of Day 13: India women’s hockey team lose 1-2 to Japan, get silver.
It was a heartbreak for the Indian men’s hockey team as they went down to Malaysia 6-7 in the penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday.
Asian Games 2018 Day 13 India schedule: A look at India’s medal hopes on Day 13 of Asian Games 2018.
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 at Asian Games 2018.
It was a good day for Indian athletes on the track as both Johnson and Chitra ran impressive races to boost India’s medal tally.
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.
It all came down to the wire, it was frenetic shoot-out and in the end Malaysia held their nerve to edge past India.
No Indian in the history of heptathlon had won gold before Swapna Barman, with Soma Biswas winning two consecutive silver medals at the 2002 Busan and the 2006 Doha Games and Karnataka’s JJ Shobha winning bronze at the 2006 Games.
Jinson Johnson and the Women’s 4x400m relay team clinched gold medals while Seema Punia and PU Chitra settled for bronze in Women’s Discus and Women’s 1500m respectively at Asian Games 2018
Gurjit Kaur’s strike from a penalty corner in the 52nd minute was the difference between the two sides, in a match that lacked the quality of a high-profile semifinal.
India men’s hockey will look to book a final berth when they take on Malaysia in the semifinal.
Swapna 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).
Achanta Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra were outplayed 4-1 (9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11) in 39 minutes by China’s Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha in the last-four clash.
Arpinder Singh, 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.
India dished out a dominating performance as both the men’s and women’s teams won their respective matches by an identical 3-0 margin.
Following their successful run in Jakarta, Ashish Malik believes that this win can be a huge boost for equestrian in India and the authorities need to promote the sport in order to increase their talent pool.