Asian Games 2018 Day 5, Highlights: Shardul Vihan wins shooting silver, India miss out on men’s kabaddi gold
Shardul Vihan bagged silver in the double trap shooting event while in tennis, Prajnesh Gunneswaran assured India of a medal. In a major upset, the Indian men’s kabaddi team lost to Iran in the semifinal stage.
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The Indian men’s kabaddi team had to settle for bronze after they were outplayed 27-18 by Iran on Day 5 of the Asian Games 2018. Earlier, Shardul Vihan held his nerve and bagged a silver in the double trap shooting event. It was a sensational performance by the 15-year-old as he displayed tremendous composure and ended one point behind Shin Hyunwoo. In tennis, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan held their nerve to enter men’s doubles finals while Ankita Raina tried her best but had to settle for a bronze medal in women’s singles. In men’s singles,Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Kwon Soon-woo in the quarterfinals to assure India of a medal. (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)
Not a bad day for India.
Not a bad day for India at the Asian Games 2018. Shardul Vihan won silver in double trap shooting event while Ankita Raina and Prajnesh Gunneswaran assured India of medals in tennis. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan also reached the finals of mixed doubles and now, they are poised to clinch atleast two more medals.
India’s Rohan Bopanna, Ankita Raina crash out of mixed doubles tennis after losing to Rungkat CB, Sutjiado A of Indonesia in quarterfinals
Bopanna-Raina fight back
What a comeback! India’s Rohan Bopanna, Ankita Raina win the second set 6-1 against Rungkat CB and Sutjiado A of Indonesia.
Anup Kumar worried for Indian kabaddi
India’s shocking ouster from the gold medal contention in the 18th Asian Games kabaddi will have “far-reaching implications”, feels two-time Asian Games gold medallist Anup Kumar. Owing to their defeat to Iran in the semifinals, this is the first time that India will not be playing an Asian Games final since the inception of the sport at the Beijing edition in 1990.
Rohan Bopanna/Ankita Raina are one set down against Indonesia’s CB Rungkat and A Sutjiadi in mixed doubles tennis quarterfinals.
Sad day for Indian kabaddi
Iran scripted history in the annals of world kabaddi by stunning India 27-18 in the semi-finals.This is the first time since the traditional sport was included in the Asian Games in 1990 that the Indian men’s team will not take home the gold.
Indian boxers get byes
Six Indian boxers, including two-time medallist Vikas Krishan and Sarjubala Devi, got byes into the pre-quarterfinals, while one got a direct entry into the last-eight stage after draws for the Asian Games
India lose in women’s basketball
India go down fighting against Indonesia in women’s basketball as they lose 66-69! Indonesia are through to the quarterfinals thanks to this victory.
Medal at 43
Seven-time Olympic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina has taken the silver medal in the vault at the Asian Games.
The 43-year-old from Uzbekistan missed the gold medal by one-tenth of a point. She has already said she expects to compete in Tokyo in her eighth Olympics at 45.
Bopanna-Raina in action
The Indian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina are trailing 1-3 in the mixed doubles’ tennis quarterfinal against Indonesia’s CB Rungkat and A Sutjiadi.
Dipika Palikal wins
Dipika Pallikal beats Rohmah Yeni Siti 3-0 in women’s singles Round of 16. Good start for India in squash!
Dipika Pallikal in action
Deepika Pallikal will be taking on Yeni Siti Rohmah of Indonesia in the Women’s Singles squash Round of 16.
Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Palikal will represent India in the women’s singles squash and their Round of 16 matches will begin shortly.
India lose in women’s volleyball
The Indian women’s volleyball team suffered its third defeat on the trot with a 0-3 loss against Kazakhstan. The Indians lost 8-25, 19-25, 23-25 in the one hour and eight minute Pool B match. India remained at the bottom of the five-team pool without opening their account so far.
India’s kabaddi woes
India will not take part in Asian Games men’s kabaddi final for the first time since 1990 after losing to Iran in semifinals.
Medal Tally Position
India is currently in the tenth spot when it comes to the overall medal’s tally. They have 18 medals in total - 4 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze. Shardul Vihan won the silver in Men’s Double Trap.
One medal assured
India are guaranteed to get one medal in men’s squash as Saurav Ghosal are Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu will face each other in the quarterfinal stage.
Good news in squash
Saurav Ghosal are Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu are through to Quarter-Finals in Men’s Singles. One more win and medal would be assured for both of them!
Still no medal in swimming
Srihari Nataraj finishes sixth in 200m backstroke swimming final with 2:02:83.
Altercation in Indonesia
A South Korean swimmer was assaulted by a Chinese athlete following an altercation at the Asian Games, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.
The incident happened after Kim Hye-jin accidentally struck the Chinese swimmer’s face while training at Jakarta’s Aquatic Center, Yonhap said, citing the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC).
Shocker in Kabaddi
India are defeated in men’s kabaddi and the final score is 27-18. Since its inception at the Asian Games in 1990, India have never missed out on the gold medal. But, they are completely outplayed by Iran and they will take on Korea in the final.
Major upset on cards
Iran lead 25-14 against India and this is huge! India have won the gold every time since 1990 but it is all going wrong for them today!
This is looking quite grim for India. 7 minutes into the second half and they are currently trailing 12-14 against Iran.
The first two points in the second half is scored by India as they lead 11-10 against Iran.
End of Indian contention in Mixed Doubles as Pranaav Jerry Chopra/ Sikki Reddy go down to World no. 9 Thai pair 15-21, 21-23. A bad day for Indian shuttlers.
End of the first half. India and Iran are tied at 9-9. It has been a tough passage of play for the defending champions and a late super tackle brought them back into the encounter.
Two super tackles from Iran and they level the scores at 8-8 against India. This is brilliant stuff by Iran and it is going to be a tough challenge for India to continue their dominant run.
India’s poor run in badminton continues as Ashwini Ponnappa/ Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lose in 1st round of mixed doubles.
India lead 6-1 against Iran and it has been a great start by the defending champions. A win here will put them in the final where they will face either Pakistan or Korea.
Virdhawal Khade misses out on a medal in Men’s 50m butterfly as he finished last in the final. India still has a medal hopeful in Srihari Nataraj who will take part in the Men’s 200m backstroke.
Update: Men’s Tennis
Prajnesh Gunneswaran survives a marathon battle against Kwon Soon-woo to win the match 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 and thanks to this victory, he is now assured of a medal in men’s singles.
Ajay Singh finished a creditable fifth with a personal best effort while his senior compatriot Sathish Sivalingam got injured during the men’s 77kg category weightlifting competition to end at 10th in the Asian Games.
Badminton mixed doubles update
The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa have lost the first game of their round of 32 match to Thailand’s Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Dechapol Puavaranukroh.
Gymnastics final update
India’s Aruna Reddy Budda finishes 7th, Pranati Nayak 8th in Women’s Vault final. No medals there then.
Rain resuces Prajnesh with the score tied at 6-6 in the tie-breaker of the deciding set.
Shardul gets praise from India’s best
So much to learn from Shardul Vihan’s pre shot routine. Well done and all the very very best for your career ahead.— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 23, 2018
WHAT A STAR!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 23, 2018
At 15 YEARS, Shardul Vihan, one of our youngest in #AsianGames2018, has made us immensely proud with a silver in Double Trap Shooting.
His prowess convinces me that the future of Indian sports is in VERY safe hands! #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames @asiangames2018 pic.twitter.com/nSh6K8mXto
Indian gymnasts Aruna Budda Reddy and Pranati Nayak will be seen in action in the women’s vault final now.
Kabaddi medal assured
Indian women’s kabaddi team cruises into the final after beating Chinese Taipei 27-14 in the semi-finals.
Update: Archery - Atanu Das ousted
Atanu Das loses 3-7 in QF
India finish without a medal in Recurve Individual event
Update: 15-year-old Shardul Vihan bagged a silver
He ended up one point behind Shin Hyunwoo, who gets the gold!
Shooting- double trap men’s final about to begin
15-year old Shardul Vihan qualified in the top position
The clean and jerk section has started, where India’s Sathish Sivalingam and Ajay Singh have both successfully lifted 170 kg in their first attempts.
Saina Nehwal wins opening game 21-7 against Iran’s Soraya Aghaeihajiagha in women’s singles Round of 32 match.
She leads 11-2 at mid-break in second game.
And, she has shunted her 21-7, 21-9 in Round 32.
Major embarrassment for Indian kit provider
Indian tennis players are forced to use their own shorts.
Read the story here.
Update: Badminton - Sindhu enters round 16
After a humdinger of a contest, PV Sindhu edged through to Round 16.
That was some game.
Update: Shooting - Women’s double trap
India’s Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman come sixth and seventh in the final, thereby missing out on a medal.
Sathish Kumar Sivalingam fails his second snatch attempt, of 144 kg. He gets it in the third attempt.
Ajay Singh, meanwhile, lifts a clean second attempt of 145 kg.
Sathish Kumar Sivalingam and Ajay Singh have made impressive starts as they have both lifted 140 kg in their first snatch attempts in the men’s 77 kg.
Update: Men’s double trap final
Shardul Vihar has qualified for the final after shooting 28, 28, 29, 27, and 29 in five rounds for a total of 141.
And, he is just 15.
PV Sindhu wins opening game 21-10 against Vietnam’s Trang Thi Vu in her women’s singles Round of 32 match. She trails 5-6 in the second game.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have won their match against Hong Kong’s Chung/Tam. Enter round of 16.
Update: Ankita Raina clinches Bronze
It was a tough match for the Indian and she fought all the way through, but then went down in straight sets.
She now gets the bronze.
Stunning comeback from Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan
They were a set down, they fought back, then held their nerves in the tie breaker and are now in the finals.
Update: Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan fight back
The match is locked 1-1 and we enter the final set to decide the winner
Men’s Weightlifting 77kg event at the Asian Games featuring India’s Sathish Sivalingam and Ajay Singh is underway.
Sathish is a serious medal hope.
Update: Sports Climbing
Chingkheinganba Maibam qualifies for the final by securing the 16th spot in the men’s speed category, with a score of 7.53. China’s Zhong Qixin tops the chart with 5.82.
Atanu Das marches on to the quarter-finals, winning 7-3 against Denis Gankin.
However, Deepika Kumari has lost 3-7 against Taipei’s Lei Chien Ying.
And then Vishwas also loses 1-7 to Abdullin Ilfat.
Update: Badminton - Ashwini-Sikki advance
Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy beat Hong Kong’s NT Yeung and WY NG 21-16, 21-15 to enter Women’s Doubles Round of 16.
This can be a huge day for Swimming in India.
Congratulations!National Records for @virdhawalkhade & #TOPSAthlete @srihari3529!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 23, 2018
With a timing of 24.09s #VirdhawalKhade set a NR in heats of Men’s 50m Butterfly while #SrihariNataraj set a NR in heats of Men’s 200m backstroke with a timing of 2:02:97.Good luck for finals today! pic.twitter.com/6Fuq4chqyF
Champa Mourya finishes seventh in Canoe Single Women Final. She scored 161.63 points. China’s Shi Chen bags gold with a score of 110.32.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy win the first game of their first-round match against Hong Kong’s Ng/Yeung 21-16.
Ankita Raina drops first set 4-6.
Good positive start by the Indians. Vishwas progresses to the round of 16 with a 6-2 win over Mongolia’s Purevsuren in men’s recurve. Atanu Das was put under pressure by Pak Yong Won but then wins his round after 5 rounds.
Men’s double trap qualification is also underway. Both Shardul Vihan and Ankur Mittal are in the top six after first two rounds.
Update: Shooting - Double Trap Women
The final has begun. Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman in action.
India’s Viswash beats Mongolia’s Purevsuren Bataa 6-2 to enter Recurve Men’s Individual Pre-quarters
India’s Deepika Kumari is through to Pre-quarters of Recurve Women’s Individual event
The Indian women’s team has lost to Kazakhstan in straight sets – 8-25, 19-25, 23-25. India have lost all three of their group matches so far.
Update: Tennis - Ankita Raina in action
She is assured of a medal, however, qualification for the finals will be on her mind
India’s men’s lightweight four team (Bhopal Singh, Jagvir Singh, Tejas Shinde and Pranay Naukarkar) miss out on a medal as they finish fourth in the A-final.
Harinder Sandhu has won his round of 32 match against South Korea’s Ko Youngjo in straight games.
India’s Harinder Pal Singh beats Korea’s Youngjo Ko 3-0 in Men’s Singles Round of 32 match.
Update: Heartbreak in Rowing for India
Jeez, that was so close. Malkeet Singh and Gurinder Singh come fourth in the men’s pair A-final after finishing 0.33 seconds behind the bronze medallists.
India’s Pooja and Sayali Shelke finish sixth and last in the A-final of the women’s doubles sculls with a timing of 8:21.76.
Saurav Ghosal has won his men’s singles round of 32 match and will advance to the next round. The 32-year old registered an easy win over his Sri Lankan opponent.
Update: Swimming - Srihari Nataraj enters finals of 200m backstroke
Srihari Nataraj manages to edge into the men’s 200m backstroke final after recording the seventh fastest time across three heats.
His timing of 2:02.97 in the 200m backstroke is his new personal best and also a new national record.
Sanjukta Dung Dung and Harpreet Kaur finish on top in the B-final of the women’s pair event, but then they are not eligible for any medal.
Srihari Nataraj finishes third in his heat of the men’s 200m backstroke with a timing of 2:02.97 and this might not be good enough for him to make the final.
Champa Mourya finishes seventh out of 10 semi-finalists. All 10 semi-finalists have made it to the final.
Not good news for India as Dattu Bhonakal has finished last among six rowers in the men’s single sculls A-final with a timing of 8:28.56.
Aaron Dsouza tops his heat in the 100m freestyle with a timing of 51.50 seconds. Well, this timing might not be enough for him to progress into the final.
Update: Virdhawal Khade qualifies for the finals
He has the fifth-best timing across six heats, which means he has made the cut for the final of the 50m butterfly.
Virdhawal Khade has topped his heat with a timing of 24.09 seconds. He now awaits the results of more heats to find out his fate.
Anshul Kothari tops the unseeded heat, which had three swimmers, with a timing of 25.45 seconds. Well, this timing might not be enough for him to progress.
India’s Anshul Kothari and Virdhawal Khade in the mix in the men’s 50m butterfly heats
Steady start by India’s Diksha Dagar who is through with eight holes in the women’s individual round 1 and is currently leading with a -2. The other golfers have not yet started, so we need to wait and watch.
Marquee names in action on Day 5
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will look to book their place in the final of the men’s doubles tennis event when they play the semi-finals on Thursday.
Ankita Raina will be in action in the women’s singles semis while Prajnesh will compete in the men’s singles quarter-finals.
Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman will be competing in the women’s double trap final.
Gymnasts Aruna Budda Reddy and Pranati Nayak will be eyeing a medal finish the women’s vault final in artistic gymnastics.
Medal events for the day
Men’s weightlifting (77kg) where Commonwealth Games champion Satish Sivalingam will be in action.
Shooting features two finals
Rowers will be in action across various finals
Pranati Nayak and Aruna Budda Reddy could bring a medal in the women’s vault final.