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Asian Games 2018, highlights: Saurabh Chaudhary shooting gold leads medal charge on Day 3 - as it happened

Saurabh Chaudhary clinched Gold and Abhishek Verma got bronze in the 10m air pistol event. Sanjeev Rajput clinched silver in the 50m rifle 3 positions. Divya Kakran won a bronze medal in women’s 65kg freestyle wrestling, as did the men’s Sepaktakraw...

By HT Correspondent | Aug 22, 2018 06:32 IST

It was their most successful day at the Asian Games 2018 as India bagged five medals on Day 3. Shooting continued to reap medals for India as 16-year old Saurabh Chaudhary clinched Gold in the 10m air pistol event and Abhishek Verma got bronze. Sanjeev Rajput later clinched silver in the 50m rifle 3 positions. India also won bronze in Sepaktakraw and wrestler Divya Kakran added to India’s tally with another bronze while the wushu contingent assured India of four more medals tomorrow.

Day 3 of the Asian Games 2018 as it happened - highlights:

20:43 hrs IST

Final wushu update

Pardeep Kumar loses 2-1 to Indonesia’s Puja Riyaya in the men’s Sanda 70 kg quarter-finals. Still, India are assured 4 medals in the sport.

20:28 hrs IST

Can India assure another wushu medal?

India’s Pardeep Kumar will take on Indonesia’s Puja Riyaya in the men’s Sanda 70 kg quarter-finals now.

20:23 hrs IST

Wushu update

India are assured of a fourth medal in Wushu, this one coming courtesy of Narender Grewal who beat Akhmal Rakhimov 2-0 to enter the Men’s Sanda 65kg semi-finals.

20:13 hrs IST

India register thumping win

India beat Kazakhstan 21-0 in the women’s tournament Pool B match. What a result this is for the girls!

20:04 hrs IST

Hockey dominance continues

India now lead 20-0. That is not a typo; they have put 20 goals past a hapless Kazakhstan side. And there’s still 6 minutes left!

20:02 hrs IST

Wushu match coming up

India’s Pardeep Kumar will take on Indonesia’s Puja Riyaya in the men’s Sanda 70 kg quarter-finals shortly.

19:55 hrs IST

Hockey update: thrashing incoming

India are leading Kazakhstan 17-0 at this point and there’s still a good portion of the fourth quarter left. At this rate they’ll go over 20 soon enough!

19:44 hrs IST

Wushu medal prospects grow

India’s Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh beat Jean Claude Saclag 2-0 in the Men’s Sanda 60kg quarter-finals, thus assuring himself of a medal.

19:34 hrs IST

Wushu update

India’s Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh takes on Jean Claude Saclag in the Men’s Sanda 60kg quarter-finals shortly.

19:16 hrs IST

Hockey update #3

At the end of the 2nd quarter, the Indian women’s hockey team leads Kazakhstan 9-0!

19:10 hrs IST

Wushu update: anither medal assured

Santosh Kumar beat Thailand’s Phithak Paokrathok 2-1 in the Men’s Sanda 56kg quarter-finals, thus assuring India of another medal!

18:51 hrs IST

Hockey update

India are leading Kazakhstan 5-0 at the end of the first quarter of the women’s Pool B match.

18:48 hrs IST

Wushu coming up

India’s Santosh Kumar will face Thailand’s Phithak Paokrathok in the Men’s Sanda 56kg quarter-finals shortly.

18:43 hrs IST

Hockey update

India are leading Kazakhstan 3-0 and the first quarter is yet to come to a close. Another big win seemingly awaits...

18:30 pm IST

Women’s hockey match begins

India’s match against Kazakhstan has begun. India will be looking for another comfortable win.

18:19 hrs IST

Wushu update: medal assured

India’s Roshibina Devi Naorem has beaten Pakistan’s Mubashra in the Women’s Sanda 60kg quarter-finals.

18:07 hrs IST

Gymnastics update #2

Dipa Karmakar might have missed out on making the vault final but she made it to the title round on the beam by finishing joint seventh with 12.750 points.

18:02 hrs IST

Gymnastics update

Dipa Karmakar, returning to action after a knee injury in Rio 2016, was beaten to the vault final in the Asian Games teammates Pranati Nayak and Aruna Budda Reddy.

17:31 hrs IST

Women’s Freestyle 68 kg Bronze medal match

Divya Kakran has won the bronze medal, beating Chen Wenling by technical superiority 10-0!

16:55 hrs IST

Bopanna, Raina advance

They won the third set 11-9 to advance to the mixed doubles round of 16.

16:50 hrs IST

Khade’s heartbreak

Virdhawal Khade just about misses out on a bronze! He finished fourth, just 0.01 seconds behind the Japanese swimmer who finished third.

16:43 hrs IST

Swimming update

India’s Virdhawal Khade is in action in the men’s 50m freestyle swimming final; the event will begin soon.

16:36 hrs IST

Tennis update

Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina, who are competing in the mixed doubles round of 32 against a South Korean duo, are currently trailing in the second set having won the first.

16:24 hrs IST

India beat Thailand in Kabaddi

India have comfortably got the better of Thailand in Kabaddi, India beat Thailand 49-30 in a Group A game.

16:04 hrs IST

India lead Thailand in Kabaddi

After a shock loss yesterday to Korea, India are currently leading Thailand in men’s Kabaddi.

15:40 hrs IST

Tennis: Mixed doubles action set to begin

Ankita Raina and Rohan Bopanna are set to take on Kim Nari and Lee Jeamoon in mixed doubles round of 16.

15:16 hrs IST

Preview: Hockey

Their campaign off to a rousing start with a record win, defending champions India will be eyeing another massive victory when they take on lowly Hong Kong China in their second pool match of the Asian Games on Wednesday.

15:04 hrs IST

Medal Alert: Sepaktakraw

India go down to Thailand 0-2 in Sepaktakraw (Men’s Team Regu) in the semifinals but they still clinched Bronze Medal thanks to the semis appearance. Ninth medal for India!

14:57 hrs IST

Laksha, Shreyasi eliminated

Team India (Lakshay and Shreyasi Singh) is eliminated from the Mixed Trap shooting event with a score of 18/25.

14:53 hrs IST

Update: Mixed Trap medal event

A good round of shooting from Team India but looks like it is almost game over for the duo as they are 14/23.

14:46 hrs IST

Update: Mixed Trap

After 15 shots, the Indian team of Lakshay and Shreyasi Singh are last with 8/15. Looks like the medal hopes are slowly going away.

14:18 hrs IST

Update: Taekwondo

Kashish Malik loses to South Korea’s Lee Ahreum 8-17 in the quarter-finals of the women’s -57 kg category.

Akshay Kumar goes down to Ukbekistan’s Shokin Dmitriy 1-15 in the men’s +80 kg quarters.

14:16 hrs IST

Update: Fencing Women’s Epee Individual

Jas Seerat Singh loses 13-15 to Thanee Korawan from Thailand

13:54 hrs IST

Update: Women’s Handball

India loses to DPR Korea 49-19 in the women’s handball group stage encounter.

13:48 hrs IST

Update: Wrestling

Indian wrestler Manish got injured midway in QuarterFinal bout (67 kg) and he is out of contention.

13:44 hrs IST

Update: Archery

A horrible shot in the 10th set pushed Indian archer Deepika Kumari to the 17th position in the individual recurve ranking, while the women’s team qualified seventh at the Asian Games.

13:39 hrs IST

Update: Wrestling

Not a good day for Indian wrestlers as Gyanender loses in the Greco-Roman quarterfinal (60 kg).

13:16 hrs IST

Update: Wrestling

Kiran loses 2-4 to Aiperi Medet Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan in women’s Freestyle 76 kg quarterfinals

13:00 hrs IST

Update: Tennis

Karman Kaur Thandi knocked OUT in Women Singles Pre-QF by World No. 278 Liang En-Shuo 6-2, 4-6, 6-7

12:59 hrs IST

Update: Wrestling

Divya Kakran loses in 68kg wrestling 1/8 round

12:58 hrs IST

Update: Silver for Sanjeev

Cracking day for India so far as Sanjeev Rajput walked away with the silver medal.

India’s medal tally rises to 8.

12:35 hrs IST

Update: Wrestling

India’s Gyanender outmuscles Thailand’s Wiratul Piyabut 10-2 in men’s Greco-Roman 60kg event

12:28 hrs IST

Update: Sanjeev maintains his leads

He is number one after 30 shots with 307.1 points

12:16 hrs IST

Update: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final

Sanjeev at the second spot after 15 shots

12:04 hrs IST

Update: 50m rifle 3 positions final about to begin

Sanjeev Rajput leads after 5 shots

11:58 hrs IST

Update: Trap mixed team final

Shreyasi Singh and Lakshay qualify for the finals with a score of 142

11:29 hrs IST

Update: Tennis

India’s Ankita Raina defeats Eri Hozumi 6-1, 6-2 in the Round of 16 to enter quarterfinals

11:28 hrs IST

Update: Archery Recurve Women’s Individual

Deepika Kumari scores a total of 649 and is ranked 17th

Promila Daimary ranked 21st. She scored a total of 642

11:26 hrs IST

Update: Archery Recurve Women’s Team

India team of Deepika Kumari, Majhi Laxmirani, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat finished on the seventh spot. The team scored a total of 1908 in the ranking round

11:24 hrs IST

Update: Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

Sanjeev Rajput shoots a total of 1160 to qualify for the final round

10:51 hrs IST

Abhinav Bindra is chuffed

10:43 hrs IST

Update: Stunning Saurabh

Saurabh Chaudhary held his nerve and slammed a Games record as he walked away with Gold.

Abhishek Verma clinched Bronze.

India now have 7 medals

10:12 hrs IST

Update: Men’s 10m air pistol finals begin

2 Indians in the fray.

Let’s go!

10:09 hrs IST

Update: Taekwondo

Kashish Malik beats Malaysia’s Roslan Nurul Farah Alisa 28-10 in their women’s -57 kg round of 16 match.

10:02 hrs IST

Update: Shooting Trap Mixed Team

The pair of Lakshay and Shreyasi Singh have scored a total of 46. India currently at the number 6th position.

9:51 hrs IST

Update: Volleyball

India lose 18-25, 22-25, 13-25 against Vietnam in Women’s Pool B

9:49 hrs IST

Not a bad day for India so far

9:47 hrs IST

Update: Taekwondo Men +80 kg

Akshay Kumar defeats Fernando Siyabalapitiyage Besh Di from Sri Lanka 13-8 to enter quarters

Akshay will face Uzbekistan’s Dmitriy Shokin quarterfinals

9:35 hrs IST

Update: Women’s volleyball

India are trailing Vietnam by two sets to one in their second group match. India lost the first two sets 18-25 and 22-25.

9:26 hrs IST

Update: Men’s Lightweight Four in rowing

The team of Bhopal Singh, Jagvir Singh, Tejas Shinde & Pranay Naukarkar is through to Final

9:17 hrs IST

Update: Men’s Taijiquan – Wushu

India’s Gyandash Singh comes 12th with a score of 9.59. China’s Chen Zhouli tops the table with 9.75.

9:07 hrs IST

Update: Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions qualification

Sanjeev Rajput is currently in second place after the kneeling and prone positions, with a total score of 785

8:48 hrs IST

Update: 10m Air Pistol Men shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary tops the qualifying round with a score of 585.

Abhishek Verma at number 6 with a score of 580.

Both qualify for the finals

8:43 hrs IST

Update: Women’s Volleyball

India trail 5-8 against Vietnam at the first time-out

8:37 hrs IST

Update: Women’s Epee Individual Fencing

India’s Jas Seerat Singh wins her match 5-4 against Vietnam’s Tran Thi Thuy Trinh in the preliminaries.

8:29 hrs IST

Update: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men event

Saurabh Chaudhary continues to top the list with 547 points

Abhishek Verma has dropped down to the 12th position with 451 points

8:13 hrs IST

Update: Men’s 10m air pistol qualification

Both Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma are in the top 10.

3rd round is currently on.

8:12 hrs IST

Update: Women’s +67 kg Taekwondo

Rodali Barua has lost her match against Taipei’s Tinghsia Ma 0-5

8:11 hrs IST

Update: Women’s kabaddi

India extend their domination as they bulldoze Sri Lanka 38-12

8:00 hrs IST

Update: Swimming Men’s 50m Freestyle

Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.43 seconds, tops heat 5, he makes it to the finals. Top performance by the swimmer.

Anshul Kothari clocked 23.83 to top Heat 1

7:50 hrs IST

Update: Men’s Single Sculls Repechages

Dattu Bhokanal has topped Heat 1. He clocked 7:45.71

He qualifies for the finals

7:48 hrs IST

Update: 10m Air Pistol Men

Saurabh Chaudhary is currently number one with a total score of 158.

Abhishek Verma is at number 10.

7:43 hrs IST

Update: Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification Men event

Sanjeev Rajput is on the 18th spot after the initial shots. He has a total score of 48.

He now moves up to the fourth spot after the latest round.

7:42 hrs IST

Update: Men’s Single Sculls Repechage

Dattu Bokanal is currently leading. He has crossed the 1500m in 5:46.01

7:38 hrs IST

Update: Women’s kabaddi

After the upset yesterday in men’s kabaddi, the women team should tread with caution when they take on Sri Lanka.

Well, and as we speak, they lead Sri Lanka 14-0.

7:11 hrs IST

Hello and welcome to all

After a historic second day, India would look to add more medals to its kitty today. Tuesday begins with archery, kabaddi, rowing, shooting, swimming