Asian Games 2018, Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal Singh wins gold with games record, three bronze in squash
Tajinderpal Singh Toor was the undoubted star of the day for India as he broke Asian Games’ record with a throw of 20.75 meters to win gold.
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Tajinderpal Singh Toor lit up day 7 for India at the Asian Games 2018. The 23-year-old broke games record with a throw of 20.75 meters to win India’s only gold of the day. There was further good news as Rajiv Arokia and Muhammed Anas qualified for men’s 400m. In women’s division Hima Das and Nirmla made it to the finals. Although India managed to get three bronze in squash it was slightly disappointing that none of them could be converted into silver or even gold. India continued to blaze a trail in hockey and women beat Korea 4-1. India are also assured of at least two more medals in bridge in men’s team and mixed team.
That’s it. Thank you for joining us
That’s it for today from Asian Games 2018. A day that will be remembered for Tajinderpal Singh Toor’s record breaking throw.
Do join us tomorrow as the action continues.
India beat Korea
India women’s hockey team beat Korea 4-1 in a pool B match. The game was level for a long time but a late blitz from India gave them a comfortable win in the end.
Both Rajiv Arokia and Muhammed Anas Yahiya have qualified for the final of Men’s 400m. While Anas finished first, Arokia came second in his heat.
India women’s team go down to Chinese Taipei in the pool B match. India lost 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 18-25, 13-15.
Update: Women’s 400m
Nirmla has also qualified for the final of Women’s 400m. She clocked a time of 54.09 seconds in the third heat.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold
Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold with Asian Games record throw of 20.75m in men’s shot put. This is India’s first gold of Day 7 of the Asian games 2018.
Hima Das qualifies
Hima Das has qualified for the final of women’s 400m. She finished second taking 51 seconds.
Tajinderpal makes Asian Games record
Tajinderpal Singh has just broken the Asian Games record with a throw of 20.75 meters. A gold looks a certainty now.
Women’s 10,000m marathon update
India’s Sanjivani BaburaoJadhav and Suriya Loganathan finish sixth and ninth respectively and fail to win a medal.
After losing the second set to Chinese Taipei, India have taken the third set 25-18. India lead 2-1 after three sets.
Korea have equalised against India in women’s hockey. Lee Yurim with the equaliser from a penalty stroke.
India lead Korea
Navneet Kaur has given India the lead against Korea in women’s hockey.
Men’s shot put begins
Tajinderpal Singh Toor is currently first in men’s shot put. His first throw was 19.96 meters.
Women’s hockey match between India and Hockey is now underway.
Women’s 10,000 m marathon to begin
Women’s 10,000 m marathon featuring Sanjivani BaburaoJadhav and Suriya Loganathan is set to begin.
India women are currently playing Chinese Taipei and after two sets the score stands at 1-1. India won the first set but then lost the second.
Dutee Chand qualifies
Dutee Chand has qualified for the next round of women’s 100m. She finished top with a time of 11.38 seconds.
No medal in women’s hammer throw
Sarita committed a foul throw in his fifth and sixth throws to finish outside of the medal positions. At one point she had a real chance to at least win a bronze.
Sarita now 5th
After a foul throw in her fifth attempt Sarita Romit Singh is now fifth in women’s hammer throw.
Sreeshankar qualifies for final
In men’s long jump Sreeshankar jumped 7.83m to qualify for the final of the event. The jump was his first attempt.
Sarita up to 4th
Sarita Romit Singh is now up to 4th in Women’s Hammer Throw. In her third attempt she threw 62.03m.
Long Jump qualification
India will be represented by Sreeshankar in long jump qualification event which is now underway.
India in men’s archery
India’s recurve archery campaign at the Asian Games came to an end on Saturday as the men’s team lost to South Korea 1-5 in the quarter-final moments after the women faced a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Taiwan.
Saurav Ghosal gets bronze
Another disappointment for India as Saurav Ghosal squandered a two-game lead to settle for bronze in the men’s singles squash. He was defeated 2-3 by Chun Ming AU of Hong Kong.
Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy lose
Disappointment for Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy in men’s doubles. They come from 14-17 down in decider to bring up match before losing 13-21, 21-17, 23-25 against Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu.
Good news for India
India might get to host the Diamond League of athletics as the glitzy showpiece, which features the top stars of the sport, needs to be taken to all major cities of the world, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Saturday.
Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke the world record in the 94kg snatch event by lifting 189kg. He eclipsed the previous mark of 188kg set by Akakios Kakiavilis of Greece in 1999.
Squash recap: India’s double bronze
Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa had to be content with bronze medals in women’s singles after losing to their respective opponents in the semifinals.
While Dipika lost to defending champion Nicol David of Malaysia in the first semifinal, Joshna was shown the door by Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam of Malaysia.
Loss in badminton
In the men’s doubles category, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost their pre-quarter final match to the South Korean pair of Kang Minhyuk and Choi Solgyu 17-21, 21-19,17-21.
India in Handball
The Indian women’s handball team defeated Malaysia 54-19 in their Classification 9th-10th Place match at the Asian Games. Also, in bridge, 2 medals are assured for India in men’s team and mixed team
Good start in men’s squash
Sourav Ghosal has taken a 1-0 lead over Chun Ming AU of Hong Kong and funnily, it was the first game that an Indian athlete won in squash today.
Pavitra registered a comprehensive win over Pakistan’s Rukhsana Perveen to proceed to the quarterfinals of women’s 60 kg weight category in the Asian Games. Pavitra, the former National Games gold medallist, dominated the bout that saw the scoreline reading 10-8 in her favour after the referees were forced to stop the competition even before the opening round ended.
Indian weightlifters’ listless campaign in the Asian Games came to an end today as Vikas Thakur finished eighth in the men’s 94kg category. Thakur lifted a total of 335kg (145kg+190kg).
Two medals in squash
India already has two bronze medals in squash thanks to Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Palikal. Up next, Saurav Ghosal will take part in the men’s singles semifinal.
United Korea wins
A Unified Korea team featuring athletes from North and South Korea won dragon boat bronze for their first medal at the Asian Games on Saturday.
Chinappa settles for bronze
Joshna Chinappa settles for bronze after losing in the women’s semi-finals to Sivasangari Subramaniam.
Chinappa trails in semi
Joshna Chinappa was trailing 2-0 to Sivasangari Subramaniam but has clawed back and the deficit is now 2-1.
Ponappa, Sikki Reddy lose in quarters
The women’s pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy suffered a straight games defeat to China’s Jia Yifan and Qingchen Chen.
Vikas Thakur could only manage an eighth placed finished in the men’s 94 kg weightlifting category.
Pavitra wins vs Pakistani boxer
Indian boxer Pavitra beat Pakistan’s Rukhsana Parveen in the women’s 60 kg round of 16 bout.
India in boxing, squash action
Indian boxer Pavitra will take on Pakistan’s Rukhsana Parveen in the women’s 60 kg round of 16 bout. At the same time, Joshna Chinappa will play the women’s singles squash final against Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam.
PV Sindhu reaches quarter-finals
Sindhu wins her round of 16 game vs Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12, 21-15. Easy win for the Hyderabadi shuttler and it will do her confidence a world of good.
Pallikal settles for bronze
Dipika Pallikal lost the third game as well, meaning she will not make the final and will settle for a bronze medal in the Asian Games.
PV Sindhu has raced to an 11-4 lead in the second game. At this rate she is easily sealing her passage into the next round.
Dipika Pallikal update
Pallikal, who’s in women’s squash semi-finals action against Nicol David, is 2 sets down and needs to win the next game pronto if she has to have any chance of advancing to the finals.
Sindhu wins first game
Sindhu cruises to a first game win in just 14 minutes. Tunjung found her footing late in the game but the Indian sealed it 21-12.
Indian men’s team lost 5-1 to South Korea in the men’s recurve quarter-final.
PV Sindhu leads in break
Sindhu is up 11-8 at the break. At this rate she will easily clinch the first game.
PV Sindhu’s round of 16 enconter begins
Sindhu had to fight hard in her previous match. She will hope to have an easier outing today.
Indian men’s archery team take on South Korea
India are facing off against South Korea in the men’s team recurve quarter-final.
Sindhu match to begin shortly
PV Sindhu’s women’s singles match against Gregoria Mariska Tunjung to begin shortly. The winner advances to the quarter-finals.
Doubles badminton loss
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have lost the final game 21-17 and have thus been eliminated.
Doubles badminton update
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are currently in the deciding game of the men’s doubles round of 16 match. They lost the first game 21-17 but won the second 21-19.
Vikas Thakur aims for weightlifting gold
India’s Vikas Thakur will look to win a gold medal in the men’s weightlifting 94 kg. The event is now underway
Skeet shooting results
India’s Ganemat Sekhon and Rashmi Rathore have finished 9th and 10th, respectively, on day 1 of qualification in the women’s skeet shooting. In the men’s event, Sheeraz Sheikh finished 10th and Angad Singh Bajwah finished 13th.
India lose out in archery
It wasn’t to be. Despite a valiant fightback in the third set, India succumbed to a 2-6 loss in the women’s recurve quarter-final.
India fight back in archery
Being 4-0 down after the first two sets, the Indian women’s archery team is now trailing 2-4 after winning the third set.
The women’s recurve quarter-final between India and Chinese Taipei is underway and India are currently trailing. Can the girls mount a comeback?
Saina Nehwal into quarters
Saina Nehwal registers a straight games win over Fitriani. 21-6, 21-14 is the scoreline. It doesn’t tell the whole story of the match - Fitriani dominated early parts of the second game - but Nehwal fought back and sealed the match.
Saina, Fitriani battle hard in second game
Fitriani looked like she would open up a massive lead at one point but Saina has fought back hard here.
Saina Nehwal wins first game
Well, that didn’t take much time or effort! Saina wins the first game 21-6 in a dominating show. She was helped by Fitriani’s errors but that doesn’t take much away from the Indians confident showing.
Saina Nehwal in action shortly
Saina Nehwal will take on Indonesia’s Fitriani at 11:30 PM IST in the women’s singles round of 16.
Anish Bhanwalla fails to make final
Well, this is an absolute shocker. Anish, who was at one time third and all but a shoo-in to qualify for the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event, has finished 9th overall and will not feature in the medal round.
India’s Ridhima Dilawari is T21, Sifat Sagoo is T25 and Diksha Dagar is placed 27 in Round 3 in the women’s individual event. In the women’s team event, India are placed 9th in Round 3.
Women’s archery team beat Mongolia
Indian women’s archery team beat Mongolia 5-3 in Recurve Women’s Team 1/8 Eliminations.
Arokia Rajiv qualifies for men’s 400 m semis; Balasubramanaya in high jump finals
Arokia Rajiv has joined Muhammed Anas Yahiya in the men’s 400m semi-finals. Meanwhile, Chethan Balasubramanya made the finals of the high jump event.
Chethan Balasubramanya clears 2.15 m
Balasubramanya has now inched closer to the automatic qualification mark in the high jump event. He will likely reach that mark in his next jump. Fingers crossed!
One more Indian in men’s 400m semi-finals?
India’s Arokia Rajiv will be in action shortly for his heats in the men’s 400m event. Can India have another competitor in the semis?
Chethan Balasubramanya closer to finals
India’s Chethan Balasubramanya has now cleared the 2.10 m mark in high jump qualifications. The automatic qualification mark is 2.20, so it will be interesting to see if he attempts that.
Indian archery team in quarter-finals
The Indian men’s recurve team beat Vietnam 5-3 and have progressed to the quarter-finals.
India beat Maldives
India beat Maldives 25-12, 25-21, 25-17 in men’s Pool F volleyball match.
Muhammad Anas in semi-finals
India’s Muhammed Anas Yahiya has won Heat 1 with a time of 45.63 to qualify for men’s 400m semi-final.
High jump update
India’s Chethan Balasubramanya has cleared the 2.05 mark in the high jump qualifications.
Indian men’s archery team lead
India lead Vietnam 4-2 in the men’s archery recurve round of 16 match.
High jump medal hope?
India’s Chethan Balasubramanya is in action in the men’s high jump qualification round. He will look to ensure his passage into the final that will be held in the evening today.
Canoe/Kayak sprint update
In Canoe/Kayak Sprint, the Indian men’s team finished fifth in the Canoe TBR 200m heat 2 event. However, they will compete in the Repechage round.
India beat Mongolia in archery
India have registered a 5-3 win over Mongolia in the women’s team recurve ⅛ eliminations and have now enter the quarter-finals.
Sport climbing qualification
The lead qualification for both men’s and women’s combined sport climbing events is currently taking place. Chingkheiganba Maibam and Bharath Pereira are India’s representatives in the men’s event; Shreya Nankar the lone Indian woman in the fray.
India in bowling, equestrian events
India are currently taking part in team and individual equestrian events and are also in with a shot in the men’s team bowling event. More updates on those will be provided here once they are available.
Men’s skeet shooting update
Sheeraz Sheikh is currently placed tied 5th while Angad Singh Bajwa is tied 13th. Still some time to go before it ends but India’s medal chances in this event look bleak as of this time. That may yet change though.
Women’s skeet shooting update
In Women’s Skeet qualification, Rashmi Rathore is currently fifth and Ganemat Sekhon is at 10th. Still some ways to go before this ends, mind.
Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol qualification underway
Qualification for the men’s 25m pistol rapid fire is underway. Two India shooters - Shivam Shukla and Anish - are part of the 21 hopefuls who will look to make the finals that will take place at 1:30 PM IST today.
More shooting medals for India?
The men’s and women’s skeet shooting qualifying events are underway and Indians feature in both events. It will be interesting to see if shooting brings the country more medals.
Day 6 recap
The 6th day of the 2018 Asian Games was a memorable one for India. By the end of the day, 6 medals had been added to the tally: 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. You can check out yesterday’s highlights here. You can also relive Day 6 in pictures here.
Events to look forward to
Today sees quite a few events that could potentially bring India medals. There are three medals guaranteed in squash, while young athlete Hima Das will take to the field too. There’s also boxing, hockey and volleyball action to look forward to. Stay tuned for all the updates.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Day 7 of the Asian Games 2018. After a good showing on Day 6, no doubt the Indian contingent will be keen to add more medals to their kitty.