Asian Games 2018 Day 6 highlights: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan win gold, three medals assured in squash
India won two gold in rowing and tennis respectively, while three medals are assured in squash. Men’s badminton and kabaddi were big disappointments of Day 6.
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It was a very good day for India at Asian Games 2018 as there were gold medals in Tennis and Rowing. Rohan Bopanna and partner Divij Sharan beat Aleksander Bublik and Denis Yevseyev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 to win their first gold. There was gold in rowing to take India’s tally to six. Squash provided further good news as three more medals were assured after Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal won their respective quarter-finals. Heena Sidhu won bronze in 10m pistol but it wasn’t good news for Manu Bhaker was eliminated. Kabaddi was another big disappointment as women’s team settled for silver, while men settled for bronze. (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)
That’s it for day 6
That’s it from us for day 6 of the Asian Games 2018. Do join us for Day 7 as India eye more medals.
India thrash Japan
India thrash Japan 8-0 in a Pool A hockey game. India had 8 different goal scorers in what was a relative cruise. India’s total goal tally is now 51 in three games.
Goal: India 7-0 Japan
It’s seventh heaven for India as the team now leads 7-0 against Japan. It is also India’s 50th goal in men’s hockey in Asian Games 2018.
4th quarter begins, India score 6th
India have now scored their sixth goal and it’s a beauty. coming from the narrowest of angles.
Goal: India 5-0 Japan
India have scored their fifth goal against Japan. It comes from the penalty .
Goal: India lead 4-0
India now lead Japan 4-0. Mandeep Singh with the goal. India cruising now
End of quarter 2, India lead 3-0
Rupinder Pal Singh added a third goal to India’s tally in the second quarter. India now lead 3-0 at half time against Japan.
India extend lead
India extended their lead over Japan in the second quarter. the goal coming courtesy Rupinder Pal Singh. 3-0 India lead.
India lead after first quarter
India lead Japan 0-2 after first quarter, goals coming courtesy SV Sunil and Dilpreet Singh.
India hockey team takes to field
Record breaking Indian hockey team has taken to the field against Japan.
Three bronze assured in squash
India are now assured of three bronze medals in squash. Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal are through to the semifinals of women’s and men’s categories.
Joshna through to semis
Joshna Chinappa is through to the semifinal in women’s squash. She beat Ho Ling Chan of Hong Kong 3-1. Joshna is now assured of Bronze medals.
HS Prannoy loses third game and the match to Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 12-21, 21-15, 15-21. Bitterly disappointing for India.
Prannoy wins second game
HS Prannoy has won the second game 21-15 against Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men’s Singles Round of 32.
Prajnesh settles for bronze
Prajnesh Gunneswaran settles for bronze in men’s singles tennis after losing 2-6, 2-6 to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
Manoj wins in boxing
India’s Manoj Kumar beats Sangay Wangdi of Bhutan 0-5 in Men’s Welter (69kg) Round of 32.
Prannoy loses first game
HS Prannoy has lost first game to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men’s Singles Round of 32. Prannoy went down 12-21.
Gunneswaran loses first set
India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran has lost the first set to Denis Istomin 2-6 in men’s singles tennis semifinal. Must win second set for Prajnesh.
Swimming:Sejwal finishes seventh
Sandeep Sejwal finished seventh in men’s breaststroke final.
Win in badminton
Ashwin Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy have beaten Mei Kuan Chow and Lee Meng Yean of Malaysia 21-17, 16-21, 21-19 to advance to the quarter-finals.
Gaurav Solanki has gone down 0-5 to Tanaka Ryomei of Japan in men’s Fly (52kg) Round of 32.
Iran win Kabaddi gold
Iran have beaten South Korea to claim gold in men’s kabaddi for the first time. Iran had lost to India in the last two editions, but there was no stopping the rising power in men’s kabaddi. This has been a historic day for Iranian kabaddi after the women defeated India in the final of women’s kabaddi to claim gold.
Ponappa-Sikki Reddy lose second game.
The Indian duo lost a hard-fought second game and that means the match goes into a decider.
Another tennis medal awaits
Prajnesh Gunneswaran will play in the men’s singles tennis semi-finals today. A loss ensures him a bronze but he will hope to make the final and go for gold.
Ponappa-Sikki Reddy win first game
Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy, who are facing Malaysia’s Mei Kuan Chow and Meng Yean Lee in the women’s doubles badminton round of 16, have won the first game 21-17.
Dipa Karmakar misses out on medal
Karmakar has finished fifth in the women’s balance beam event. The event was certainly not her biggest strength but the loss will no doubt be hard to take for the gymnast.
Kidambi knocked out!
Well, talk about an upset. Kidambi Srikanth has been knocked out of the men’s singles badminton event after a straight games loss to Vincent Wong Wing Ki! This is a big blow for India; Kidambi was the biggest hope among the men contenders.
Dipika Pallikal assured of medal
In squash, India assured of a medal as Dipika Pallikal beats Japan’s Misaki Kobayashi 3-0 to enter women’s singles semi-final.
Kidambi trails, in danger of getting knocked out
Oh dear. Kidambi Srikanth started the second game strong but is now once again behind and will need to mount a fightback pronto.
Dipa Karmakar begins gymnastics medal charge
Dipa Karmakar is in action in the women’s balance beam gymnastics final.
Kidambi loses first game
Despite being at game point a few minutes earlier, Kidambi Srikanth ends up on the wrong end of the scoreline at the end of the first game. He’s got a big task ahead of him if he has to make it to the next round.
Iran triumph over India yet again, this time in archery
As if defeating India in both men’s and women’s kabaddi matches wasn’t enough, Iran have now defeated India in the mixed team compound archery event 155-153. The jinx for India continues!
Kidambi Srikanth begins singles badminton campaign
Kidambi Srikanth is currently facing Hong Kong’s Vincent Wong Wing Ki. The Indian will be favourite to make it to the next round here.
Compound Archery - mixed team quarter-final
Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Vennam are in action against Iran and have started off really well.
Wishes pouring in
Heartiest Congratulations Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan for the Gold in Men’s Tennis doubles. Also congratulations to Heena Sidhu for her bronze in 10m air rifle. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/ALXw87nxu0— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2018
Medals on Day 6 so far
GOLD: Men’s Quadruple Sculls (Rowing), Men’s doubles (tennis)
SILVER: Women’s kabaddi team
BRONZE: Men’s Lightweight Doubles Sculls, Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls (Rowing), Heena Sidhu (10m air pistol)
The Indian team is gutted, but well, the decisions never went in their favour, as many as four howlers were made and all went against the Indian team.
Women’s Kabaddi team has to be content with SILVER
Lightning has struck twice, two upsets in two days. After the men’s team, it is the turn of the women’s team which has to settle with SILVER.
What an inspired performance by Iran, but it has been a shocking day for the umpires.
1 minute to go, Iran go in with a do or die raid
Final four minutes
Moment of reckoning for India, Iran still ahead by 3 points.
Boy, this is a jostle and a half
Iran in the ascendancy, India looking for some inspiration
Controversies galore, umpiring errors creeping in and Iran lead India by four points. This is not looking very good for India
India under pressure and they are looking rattled
Iran have got all the momentum and they are not willing to hand it back to India so easily. This battle is really intense, a real humdinger.
Iran stage a comeback and this is really intense
Iran are there to fight and the defence is bringing down all the Indian raiders. Woah, is this another upset?
Second half begins
India have looked good in defence, but Iran is not blinking here. It really is a match befitting a finale.
Iran making a strong comeback
India had sped away to a 6-point lead with some crucial raid and defence points but Iran have come right back into the contest. The Indian defence gifting a few points away there and this match is neck and neck again. India lead, but only just - 13-11 - and with that the first half comes to an end.
Iran and India trading early blows
The defence is working like a clockwork for both India and Iran and getting crucial points for either team. India has a slight edge at the half-way mark of the first half. It is fascinating to watch tyhese two teams play as they are so technically sound.
Captain Payel leading from the front
India’s top raider is their captain Payel Chowdhury and she is leading from the front with some good attacking raids which have yielded points. India though have looked shaky in the defence with Iran stealing points. India lead 7-3 currently.
Women’s kabaddi final - Tight start
India and Iran are neck and neck at the beginning of the first half with both teams getting raiding points. Both are accomplished teams and know the opponent really well, having played a lot against each other.
India’s Halder flops in weightlifting
Rakhi Halder is out of medal contention in 93 kg event after failing her third attempt in the snatch category. That is another disappointment in weightlifting for India
Can Iranian women upset India in Kabaddi final?
The women’s kabaddi final will start in some time. The women from India will be up against Iran in the gold medal match. Remember the Iranian men pulled off a huge upset on Thursday, when they beat India in the semis. This was the first time India were beaten in the Asian Games, since men’s kabaddi was inducted in 1990. Women’s kabaddi was inducted in the 2010 Guangzhou Games and India have won the gold medal in both 2010 as well as 2014. Iran lost to India in Incheon four years ago in the final and had settled for a bronze in 2010 after a narrow semi-final loss to India. So, just like the men, the Iranian women also have a chance to take revenge from India.
Respect coming in from the legend
A great fight @HeenaSidhu10. Compliments— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 24, 2018
Heena Sidhu with her third consecutive medal at the Asian Games. This one is the first one in an individual event.
The Tennis champs
India’s medal tally
It has been a good day so far. Take a look at the medal tally.
MEDAL ALERT: Heena Sidhu clinches bronze in 10m air pistol women’s final
Sidhu was the saving grace as she gets Bronze. It was a stunning comeback by her after a jittery start as she shot successive 10s to bump up and eventually finish third.
Shocking exit for young Manu Bhaker.
Bopanna and Sharan bag doubles GOLD medal match
TENNIS - Men’s doubles GOLD medal match
The Indian pair is only 2 games away from clinching GOLD
TENNIS - Men’s doubles GOLD medal match
Bopanna/Sharan sprint away with the first set 6-3.
It is looking good, so far!
Handball: India beat Pakistan
India edged past Pakistan 28-27
The men’s double finals has begun
Bopanna/Sharan are fighting it out for gold.
Focus now shifts to Tennis
Ankita Raina has received her bronze medal.
The action now shifts to the final of men’s doubles. Bopanna and Sharan and their charge for GOLD about to begin.
India go down in Pencak Silat
N Boynao Singh loses in Men’s Class B 50-55kg quarterfinals against Dines Dumaan of Philippines 0-5. He had won his round of 16 match yesterday.
Some joy from Archery
India beat Iraq 155-147 in Compound Mixed Team event to advance to the quarterfinals.
No medals in 300 metre Standard Rifle Men for India
India’s Harjinder Singh and Amit Kumar finish fourth and fifth respectively
Ahh, so close for India, so very close in Rowing
The Indian team has finished fourth in Men’s Lightweight Eight. It was desperately close as India were just 0.54 seconds off the Hong Kong.
In Women’s four finals, India finish 6th.
It has been a blazing day for India so far. Recap:
GOLD in Men’s Quadruple Sculls, BRONZE in Men’s Lightweight Doubles Sculls, Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls
Women’s 10m air pistol: Heena Sidhu and Manu Bhaker qualify for the final
Swimming: Sandeep Sejwal reaches the men’s 50m breaststroke final
Archery: Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das knocked out of the mixed recurve event
Fencing: Women’s Epee team qualify for the quarter-finals
GOLD MEDAL ALERT: Men’s Quadruple Sculls team featuring Sawarn singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash, Sukhmeet Singh bag India’s 5th GOLD!
Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash, and Sukhmeet Singh win GOLD in men’s quadruple sculls with a timing of 6:17.23
Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu enter finals
Manu Bhaker and Heena Sindhu qualify for the finals in 10m air pistol event.
Shooting boosts hope again.
Manu Bhaker’s scores: 94, 98, 96, 97, 95, 94
Heena Sidhu’s scores: 94, 94, 96, 93, 99, 95.
MEDAL ALERT: Rohit Kumar/Bhagwan Singh clinch bronze in men’s Lightweight Double Sculls.
Major blow as India go down in recurve mixed team Archery
From leading 4-2, the Indian team has managed to drop the match 4-5 in the quarters. This is a major blow
India beat Indonesia in FENCING
It was an easy win for India In the Women’s Epee Team Round of 16 as they walked past Indonesia 45-24. Jyotika Dutta won all three of her matches as did Kabita Devi. Ena Arora had two wins and one loss.
On the mark from the Archers
India lead Mongolia 4-2 in Archery recurve mixed team pre-quarterfinals
Inconsistent from the shooters, so far
In 10m air pistol, Manu Bhaker has moved to the top. Heena is languishing at the 15th position.
Shivam Shukla is 4th in his relay with a score of 289 in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol.
Anish Bhanwala is yet to start his relay.
Dushyant confirmed BRONZE medal in skulls
What a bright start for India it has been.
India finish on the podium with Dushyant finishing third with a time of 7:18.76.
Korea’s Hyunsu Park and Hong Kong’s Chun Gun Chiu have won gold and silver respectively.
Swimmer Sandeep Sejwal into the final
He makes the final in the 50m breaststroke final after topping his heat with a timing of 27.95. He was sixth overall.
Good start to the day.
25 metre Rapid Fire Pistol men
India’s Shivam Shukla finishes fourth with a total score of 289 in qualification stage 1
Positive bit of news from Fencing
Led by Jyotika Dutta, India are currently facing Indonesia in this round of 16 fixture. They have won the first four matches of a possible nine.
Not a very bright start from Sidhu and Bhaker
These are really early rounds, but based on the initial average, the duo are ranked 14th and 15th.
Will Rowing bring good luck?
It was not a very good Thursday for the rowers.
Will today be any different for them, quite a number of events lined up.
Expectations from shooting
Heena Sidhu and Manu Bhaker will feature in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol Qualification round. They are medal hops for India today.
Hello and welcome
After the men’s team shock defeat against Iran in the semi-final, India’s women’s kabaddi team eye gold medal against the same opposition as action continues at the Asian Games on Friday.
Also, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will be in action in the men’s doubles gold medal match.