Asian Games 2018, Day 10 as it happened: Manjit Singh, PV Sindhu star on another day of medal rush | Cricket - Hindustan Times

Asian Games 2018, Day 10 as it happened: Manjit Singh, PV Sindhu star on another day of medal rush

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Aug 28, 2018 11:52 PM IST

India’s medal rush in athletics continued as Manjit Singh won the gold medal in men’s 800 metres while Jinson Johnson won the silver in the same event. Pincky Balhara won the silver medal in women’s 52 kg Kurash and Mallaprabha Jadhav settled for a silver. India also won the silver medal in the first ever mixed 4x400 metres relay with a timing of 3 minutes and 15.71 seconds. The team comprised Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Rajiv Arokia & Poovamma Raju. PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win a singles silver medal in badminton. The Indian men’s table tennis team also got a bronze medal after losing to South Korea in the semi-finals. The Indian men’s hockey team continued to impress as they thrashed Sri Lanka 20-0 in their final Pool A game.

20:00 IST

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Manjit Singh (right) took the yellow metal in men’s 800 metres and was closely followed by Jinson Johnson who won the silver.(AFP)
Manjit Singh (right) took the yellow metal in men’s 800 metres and was closely followed by Jinson Johnson who won the silver.(AFP)

That is all we have from Day 10 of the 18th Asian Games, see you tomorrow for live coverage of Day 11. Manjit Singh led the show with a gold in the men’s 800m final as India had a field day.

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19:47 hrs IST

India’s men finish sixth in diving

Ramananda Sharma Kongbrailatpam and Siddharth Bajrang Pardeshi finished sixth in Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard diving with China taking the gold medal.

19:22 hrs IST

India wins silver in 4x400 metres relay

India’s mixed 4x400 metres relay team of Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Rajiv Arokia & Poovamma Raju win silver medal behind Bahrain. India clocked an impressive timing of 3 minutes and 15.71 seconds.

19:18 hrs IST

First ever 4x400 metres relay begins

India’s mixed 4x400 metres relay team of Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Rajiv Arokia & Poovamma Raju starts off well.

19:06 hrs IST

Indian women win squash pool match

The Indian women’s team has registered a victory over Indonesia in the team event of squash. It was a pool B match and India swept the tie 3-0.

19:04 hrs IST

Disappointment in women’s javelin throw

Annu Rani performed well below her best to finish a disappointing sixth in the women’s javelin throw final. Her best attempt was 53.93 metres. The gold medal Liu Shiying of China, who broke the Asian Games record with a throw of 66.09 metres.

18:50 hrs IST

Twitter celebrates Manjit’s Gold

Applause has been pouring in on social media after Manjit Singh’s come from behind victory in the men’s 800 metres final. Here’s a look at some messages:

18:38 hrs IST

Disappointment in women’s 5000 metres

India’s Suriya Loganathan finishes fifth with a timing of 15 minutes and 49.30 seconds while Sanjivani Jadhav finishes seventh in 15 minutes and 52.96 seconds. Gold medal went to Bahrain’s Kalkidan Befkadu.

18:35 hrs IST

Annu struggling in Javelin

India’s Annu Rani is struggling in the women’s javelin throw as she stands fifth after four attempts. Her best attempt so far has been a poor 53.93 metres, which is way below her personal best.

18:23 hrs IST

Pincky Balhara wins silver in Kurash

19-year old Pincky Balhara has gone down in the final of the women’s 52 kg Kurash competition and settled for a silver medal.

18:17 hrs IST

Huge win for India

It is a huge win for India as the last time they won a medal in this event was way back in 2006. Manjit Singh, who came from behind to take the gold clocked an impressive 1 minute 46.15 seconds. Jinson Johnson won the silver medal with a timing of 1 minute 46.35 seconds

18:14 hrs IST

Gold and silver in Men’s 800 metres for India

A huge result for India as Manjit Singh wins the gold medal in men’s 800 metres and he is followed by compatriot Jinson Johnson who collects the silver medal.

18:09 hrs IST

Malaprabha loses in Kurash semis, settles for bronze

India’s Malaprabha has lost the semi-final bout of the women’s 52 kg Kurash event. She was comprehensively beaten 10-0 by her Uzbek opponent Gulnor Sulaymanova. The Indian will have to settle for bronze.

18:00 hrs IST

Pincky enters Kurash Final

India are assured of at least a silver medal in Kurash. Pincky Balhara has entered the final of the women’s 52 kg event. This is a great achievement for an Indian in a sport which does not get a lot attention in the country.

17:50 hrs IST

Indian women in pole position in Heptathlon

India’s Swapna Barman had made a great start to the Heptathlon and is currently in the gold medal position after the end of three events. Barman leads the field currently and the other Indian, Purnima Hembram is in the third position. There are 4 more events to go.

17:38 hrs IST

Indian athletes in action soon

India are still looking for their first gold medal of the day and athletics could provide some joy. After Neeraj Chopra’s golden feat on Monday, it will be Annu Rani’s turn in women’s javelin throw. She has personal best of 61.86 metres and that puts her in the fourth spot among medal contenders in the starting list. She will have to produce a superlative performance in order to land a medal in a strong field.

17:28 hrs IST

Hima Das disqualified from women’s 200 metre semi-final

India’s Hima Das has been disqualified from the women’s 200 metre semi-final after she makes a false start. This is a huge setback for Das who had won a silver in the 400 metres race. That means Dutee Chand is the only Indian in the 200 metre final.

17:20 hrs IST

Dutee Chand enters women’s 200m final

India’s Dutee Chand finishes first in the women’s 200 metres semi-final with a timing of 23.00 seconds, qualifies for the final

17:18 hrs IST

Indians in action in women’s Heptathlon

Purnima Hembram and Swapna Barman are in action in women’s heptathlon. Both these women have made a good start to the event and are in medal contention after the first two rounds.

16:50 pm IST

Another medal assured in Kurash

Pincky Balhara has also made it to the semifinal of Women 52 kg Kurash. She beat RR Terry Kusumawardani Susanti of Indonesia 3-0 in the quarter-final.

16:35 pm IST

India beat Qatar in squash

India have beaten Qatar 2-1 in the men’s team event in Pool B. India will next take on Thailand.

16:33 pm IST

Medal assured in Kurash

India are assured of another medal, this time in Kurash. Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav has entered the semi-final of women 52 kg.

16:14 pm IST

India complete rout of Sri Lanka

India have beaten Sri Lanka in their last Pool A game in men’s hockey. It takes India’s goal tally to 76 in five matches.

16:02 hrs IST

India lead 16-0

Rupinder Pal Singh also completes his hat-trick and it is now 16-0 for India!

15:48 hrs IST

India take huge lead

End of third quarter. India lead 14-0 against Sri Lanka in Men’s hockey group stage encounter.

15:42 hrs IST

Indian boxers falter

Pavitra’s valiant effort fell just short while Sonia Lather couldn’t figure things out at all as Indian boxers endured a win-less day in the Asian Games.

Sonia, a two-time Asian and world silver-medallist, was up against North Korea’s Jo Son Hwa in her featherweight 57kg category quarterfinal bout.

Pavitra took the ring against home favourite Huswatun Hasanah in the lightweight 60kg category.

15:33 hrs IST

India lead 11-0

The goals continue to flow for India as Harmanpreet made it 10 and now, Mandeep makes it 11-0 for them. Carnage!

15:23 hrs IST

India’s double strike

Two goals from Akashdeep Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad take india’s lead to 9-0 and this is turning out to be an absolute demolition.

15:12 hrs IST

Athletics Recap

Indian athletes Dutee Chand and Hima Das qualified for the women’s 200 metres semi-finals.

Dutee won Heat 4 with a time of 23.37 seconds which earned her a direct spot in the semi-finals.

She was second in the overall standings at the end of the first round, behind Nigina Sharipova of Uzbekistan, who won Heat 3 with a personal best time of 23.31.

Hima clocked 23.47 to finish fourth in Heat 2, just 200th of a second short of a direct semis berth as Marie Knot of the Philippines took the third spot with 23.45.

15:05 hrs IST

India lead 7-0

Two penalty corners and two goals from Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh! Looks like it will be a landslide win for India as they lead 7-0.

14:59 hrs IST

PM Modi all praise for Sindhu

14:57 hrs IST

Hat-trick for Akashdeep

Goal number three for Akashdeep Singh and India lead 5-0 against a hapless Sri Lanka!

14:54 hrs IST

India’s golden performance

14:51 hrs IST

India lead 4-0

End of first quarter. India lead 4-0 against Sri Lanka in Men’s hockey group stage encounter.

14:46 hrs IST

Akashdeep scores for India

5 minutes remaining in the first quarter and Akashdeep Singh hands India a 3-0 lead with a calm and composed finish. Sri Lanka have looked quite helpless in the game till now and Akashdeep makes it 4-0 in the very next minute.

14:43 hrs IST

Defeat in volleyball

Indian volleyball men’s team lost 1-3 to Pakistan in a 7-12 classification match. The Indian team made an impressive start, pocketing the first 25-21. But, Pakistan fought back to win the second and third sets 25-21 both. In the fourth set, India could only score 23-25 as Pakistan emerged victorious in the contest that lasted 100 minutes.

14:40 hrs IST

Harmanpreet converts

As expected India are pumping in the goals. They are up 2-0 in no time. This time the goal coming off a penalty corner with Harmanpreet Singh converting for the blues. India are making life difficult for the Sri Lankans with their attacking hockey.

14:34 hrs IST

Rupinder Pal scores

India take an early lead as Rupinder Pal Singh converts a penalty stroke. India received a penalty corner early in the match and that led to a stroke, which was put into the back of the net by India’s top drag-flicker.

14:20 hrs IST

India vs Sri Lanka - Men’s hockey begins

The Indian men’s hockey team has been ruthless to say the least in their performances so far in the group stages and they will be looking for another goal fest against the Sri Lankan team. India has won all four matches so far, scoring a humongous 56 times and conceding only 3 goals. A victory over Sri Lanka will guarantee Harendra Singh’s wards the top spot in the group.

14:20 hrs IST

Saluting the champions

Social media is full of messages cheering the twin badminton medals of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu and the historic first ever table-tennis medal, with Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore leading the way. Take a look

14:02 hrs IST

Pavitra loses in women’s 60kg

Pavitra loses to Indonesia’s Hasanah Huswatun and with that goes the opportunity to bag a bronze. The final result is 3-2. She looked good in patches, but lacked the consistency needed.

13:16 hrs IST

Boxer Sonia Lather loses in quarter-finals

Sonia Lather, who was seen as a medal contender for India in boxing, has lost in the quarter-finals of the women’s 57kg event to North Korea’s Jo Son Hwa.

13:10 hrs IST

Table tennis bronze

Indian men’s table tennis team get bronze medal after losing to South Korea in the men’s team semi-final. They lost all their first 3 matches; despite the Indians fighting hard, the Koreans were far superior today.

13:00 hrs IST

Indian men’s TT update

India are currently in a precarious position in the men’s singles semi-final match against South Korea. At this rate, they will get only a bronze.

12:53 hrs IST

Sindhu gets silver

Tai Tzu Ying put in a commanding performance to beat PV Sindhu 13-21, 16-21. This means Sindhu gets a silver medal, the first ever second-place finish for an Indian in badminton at the Asian Games. Follow live updates here.

12:45 hrs IST

Table tennis update

India are currently trailing South Korea 2-0 in the men’s table tennis semi-final. A loss here sees the team get a bronze, whereas a win takes them to the final for a showdown against China.

12:38 hrs IST

India settle for silver

So it is Korea who emerge victorious after hitting the bulls-eye more times in the final.

12:32 hrs IST

Scores Updates - Archery Final enters shootout

India had in fact won a gold but the scores were updated after the final ended. The match goes into shootout.

12:30 hrs IST

India win gold!

Indian men’s archery compounds team win gold medal after beating South Korea 229-227 in the final. What an achievement this is; only the second gold medal for India in archery.

12:17 hrs IST

India ahead after second set

India maintain their lead over Korea in the men’s compound team final.

12:10 hrs IST

India, Korea clash in men’s archery

The men’s compound archery team event is underway and India are ahead 59-56 after the first set.

11:47 hrs IST

Men’s badminton final update

Hometown hero Jonatan Christie has won the men’s singles badminton gold medal.

11:36 hrs IST

India get silver in archery

A near-perfect performance in the deciding set sees Korea win gold 231-228. India can be proud of their performance though.

11:30 hrs IST

India, Korea engaged in tight archery battle

The Koreans seemed to have raised their level in the third set but India responded in kind. The score is 173 apiece with the final set to be played.

11:25 hrs IST

India, Korea level in archery

The end of the second set sees both teams level at 115 apiece.

11:20 hrs IST

Archery update

India are currently leading South Korea in the women’s compound final.

11:00 hrs IST

PV Sindhu final begins soon

Sindhu could make history today by becoming the first Indian to win a singles badminton medal at the Asian Games. You can follow updates for that match on our separate live blog here.

22:30 hrs IST

Soft tennis update

India’s Jay Meena beats Sophorn Kann 4-3.

10:05 hrs IST

Cycling update

Indian cyclists Deborah and Sonali Chanu fail to qualify for the next round in the women’s keirin repechage.

09:52 hrs IST

India register squash win

The Indian women’s team easily beat Thailand 3-0 in their Pool B encounter.

09:35 hrs IST

Squash update

India are currently leading Thailand 2-0 in the women’s team Pool B match.

09:25 hrs IST

Cycling update

The Indian women’s team did not make the team pursuit finals, finishing with a timing of 5:07:863

09:15 hrs IST

Heptathlon update

India’s Purnima Hembram is currently tied fourth in the high jump part of the event.

08:40 hrs IST

200m update - Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand qualifies for the semi-finals by topping her heat. Hima Das also qualifies by time.

08:30 hrs IST

200m update - Hima Das

Hima Das finished fourth in her heat, just about missing out on automatic qualification in the semi-finals. But she could make it as a lucky loser should she have the best timing among athletes who finish fourth in all the other heats.

08:15 hrs IST

Cycling update

India’s Deborah finishes fourth Heat 1 of Round 1 of Women’s Keirin. She was 1.798 seconds behind the leader, Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong. She will move to the repechage round.

07:50 hrs IST

Women’s Heptathlon 100m Hurdles update

Purnima Hembram comes in at second with a time of 13.85 seconds while Swapna Burman finishes fourth with 13.98 seconds on the clock.

07:35 hrs IST

Other medal hopes for the day

India are guaranteed two medals in archery - the men’s and women’s team have reached the compound finals, which will be played later today. Two more medals could be sealed in boxing should Sonia Lather and Pavitra win their respective quarter-finals today.

07:20 hrs IST

Equestrian update

Indian riders are currently part of qualifiers for both the jumping individual and team events. Stay tuned for updates on that as they come in.

07:10 hrs IST

PV Sindhu eyes history

PV Sindhu has the chance to become the first Indian shuttler - male or female - to win a gold medal at the Asian Games. However, her opponent Tai Tzu Ying is no pushover. Even a silver medal for Sindhu would be a history-making moment, but the youngster will definitely be disappointed if she misses out on gold.

07:00 hrs IST

Welcome to Day 10

Hello, good morning and welcome to all the live action at the Asian Games 2018. We have entered the 10th day of the sporting mega-event, meaning the stakes are higher due to the number of medal matches coming our way from a variety of sports.

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