Asian Games 2018 day 11 as it happened: Arpinder, Swapna bag gold, India women book hockey final berth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Aug 29, 2018 10:40 PM IST

Athletics continued to pay rich rewards for India on Day 11 of the Asian Games 2018. Arpinder Singh won triple jump gold while Swapna Barman won gold in Heptathlon. Dutee Chand who already has a medal at the games added to her and India’s kitty with another silver, this time in women’s 200m. Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson who won gold and silver in men’s 800m qulfied for the final of men’s 1500m. Further good news was forthcoming with India’s women’s hockey team reaching the final beating China 1-0 in the semifinal. In table tennis pair of Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal lost in the semis and had to settle for bronze. Visit HT’s India at the Games page.

20:08 pm IST

That’s it for Day 11. Thanks for joining us

Gold medal winner India's Arpinder Singh at the medal ceremony of men's triple jump event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI8_29_2018_000234B)(PTI)
Gold medal winner India's Arpinder Singh at the medal ceremony of men's triple jump event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI8_29_2018_000234B)(PTI)

That’s it for another scintillating day of action at the 2018 Asian Games. Do join us tomorrow as the action once again rolls on.

19:56 pm IST

India beat China, through to final

India have beaten China 1-0 in the semifinal of the women’s hockey to advance to the final. Gurjit Kaur’s goal in the fourth quarter the difference between the two sides.

19:49 pm IST

India lead against China

India have take the lead against China in women’s hockey semifinal. Gurjit Kaur with an unstoppable drive from a penalty corner. 1-0 to India

19:34 pm IST

India v China still to see a goal

India and China hockey semi is still to see a goal. India have improved things but still no tangible difference between the teams.

19:08 pm IST

India vs China still goalless

India vs China hockey semifinal still to see a goal. The game has reached half-time.

18:57 pm IST

Swapna Barman bags gold

India’s Swapna Barman has claimed yet another gold, She has won women’s heptathlon. Purnima another Indian in the event failed to make the podium.

18:51 pm IST

Judokas eliminated

Indian judokas Vijay Kumar Yadav and Kalpana Devi Thoudam were knocked out of the Asian Games after losing their respective bouts in the men’s and women’s elimination rounds.

Vijay lost 0-10 to Uzbekistan's Urozboev Diyorbek in the men's 60kg elimination round, while Kalpana lost to Uzbekistan's Gulnoza Ziyaeva in the women's 52kg elimination round of 16

18:47 pm IST

India vs China hockey semifinal goalless

India vs China hockey semi is goalless after the first quarter. India have been far too slow so far. They need to inject more pace.

18:29 pm IST

Men’s 4*400m relay final qualification confirmed

India have qualified for the final of Men’s 4*400m relay final. The team finished second in qualification behind Japan with a timing of 3:06.48.

18:22 pm IST


India’s Arpinder Singh has bagged gold in men’s triple jump. his winning jump was 16.77m. India’s other representative Rakesh Babu failed to make podium.

18:14 pm IST

Men’s squash team qualify for semis, assured bronze

India’s men’s squash team have finished second behind Malaysia in Pool B of the squash and have qulified for the semifinals. The qualification assures them of bronze.

18:07 pm IST

Jinson Johnson qualifies for men’s 1500m final

Like Manjit Jinson Johnson has qualified for the final of men’s 1500m. Perhaps another 1-2 finish is on the cards.

17:56 pm IST

Brilliant from Manjit, qualifies for 1500m final

Manjit Singh, who yesterday won gold for India in men’s 800m final, has qualified for the final of men’s 1500m with a timing of 3:50:59 seconds.

17:49 pm IST

Rakesh Babu slips to fourth

Rakesh Babu has now slipped to fourth in men’s triple jump, Arpinder still leads.

17:42 pm IST

Praise for Dutee


17:39 pm IST

Arpinder still top, Rakesh Babu second

Arpinder has consolidated his position at the top with a jump of 16.77m in men’s triple jump, Rakesh Babu is now third.

17:30 pm IST

Dheeraj Loses

India’s Dheeraj has lost 0-5 in the quarter-final of Men’s Light Welter weight category. He lost to Baatarsukh Chinzorig of Mongolia.

17:18 pm IST

Dutee Chand claims silver

India’s Dutee Chand has claimed silver in women’s 200m final. She finished second with a time of 23.20 seconds.

17:14 pm IST

Women’s 200m final to begin

Women’s 200m final is set to begin.

17:11 pm IST

Arpinder top, Rakesh Babu second currently

Arpinder Singh has gone top with a jump of 16.58m. Rakesh babu is currently second to with a jump of 16.40 m.

17:03 pm IST

Men’s triple jump is underway

Men’s triple jump is underway. Rakesh Babu and Arpinder Singh are India’s representatives in the event.

16:53 pm IST

Achanta-Manika get bronze

India pair of Achanta-Manika and go down 8-11 in the fifth game of the mixed doubles semifinal and 1-4 overall. The pair get bronze.

16:48 pm IST

Game five in the balance

Game five of this match is evenly balanced. India are 6-4 ahead but they need to close this game out.

16:44 pm IST

India lose fourth game

India pair of Achanta-Manika lose fourth game 4-11. They are now 3-1 down and have it all to do in the match.

16:41 pm IST

China lead in fourth game

India started brightly but China have pulled ahead in the game and now lead 3-7. Can India fight back?

16:36 pm IST

Achanta-Manika take third game

Achanta-Manika have taken the third game 13- 11 to halve the deficit. It got closer than it should have been but the score now 2-1 to china.

16:29 pm IST

Better start in third game

Achanta-Manika have made a better start in third game. They are 7-3 up. They need to close this game out now.

16:25 pm IST

Achanta-Manika lose second game

Achanta-Manika are now 0-2 down in the semifinal of the mixed doubles. They lose the second game 5-11 in just 6 minutes.

16:22 pm IST

Poor start in second game

Achanta-Manika haven’t started that well in the second game. They are 2-7 down

16:18 hrs IST

Nervy start by Achanta-Manika

They started in the right earnest, but then lost momentum towards the middle phase. Strokes landed in the back end but India go down in the first game.

16:12 hrs IST

Table tennis: Semi-finals commence

Achanta Sharath and Manika Batra are back for their semis.

15:55 hrs IST

Kurash - India misses out on a medal

Megha Tokas loses in the quarterfinal to her Indonesian opponent. She also misses out on a medal.

15:33 hrs IST

India win - medal ensured

What a win, enter semis, stunning comeback after the first game.

The Indians clinch the match 4-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8

15:23 hrs IST

India hit back

2 -2 and we are down to the final set to decide the winner of the match.

An absolute cliffhanger this one. Achanta seems to be in the groove, Manika landing her strokes too.

15:14 hrs IST

Go down in the 3rd set

The Indians fell behind in the initial stage of the 3rd game and could not stage a comeback

15:06 hrs IST

Woah, what a comeback from the Indian duo

Manika - Achanta were down 7-10 and then made a roaring comeback to clinch the game 12-11.

15:03 hrs IST

Sepaktakraw quadrant group B

India goes down 0-2 to Vietnam

14:57 hrs IST

Not a very good start for Batra - Achanta

The Indian pair have been blown away in the first set, they have to make a comeback now

14:52 hrs IST

Mixed double Table Tennis quarters begins

Achanta and Manika Batra in the fray, they will ensure a medal if they win this match

14:33 IST

Cycling track

Esow Esow knocked out of the event in round 16.

14:26 hrs IST

Good news from Kurash

Megha Tokas wins in the Women’s -63 kg category to enter the quarterfinals. Another win in the semis and she is assured of a medal.

14:15 hrs IST

Sarjubala disappoints

India’s Sarjubala Devi has been knocked out of the women’s 51 kg category, after losing her quarter-final bout to China’s Chang Yuan. She was India’s biggest hope in women’s boxing in the absence of the legendary Mary Kom.

14:04 hrs IST

More joy in Table-Tennis

After their historic first ever medal in the men’s team event, the table-tennis contingent has continued the good work. The pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra have entered the mixed-double quarter-finals after beating the world number three South Korean pair of Lee Sabgsu & Jeon Jihee

14:02 hrs IST

Sarjubala Devi’s quarter-final bout begins

India’s Sarjubala Devi begins her 51 kg quarter-final bout against China’s Chang Yuan with a flurry of punches. She could assure India’s third boxing medal today

13:58 hrs IST

Delight in boxing camp

The Indian boxing contingent is contributing to the medal haul and they are a happy bunch

13:43 hrs IST

Boxer Vikas Krishan wins, ensures medal

India’s Vikas Krishan is through to the semi-final of the 75 kg category with a hard-fought win over China’s Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan in the quarters. He becomes the second Indian boxer to ensure a medal on Day 11.

13:35 hrs IST

Early scare for Vikas Krishan

Vikas Krishan has suffered a cut right above his left eye-lid and that is a big scare for the Indian boxer who is fighting his quarter-final bout in the 75kg category against China’s Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan. A victory in this match will ensure a medal for the Indian boxer

13:28 hrs IST

India leads in Handball

India are ahead of Indonesia at the end of the first half, with a lead of 16-13. This is a Classification match. No medals at stake here.

13:20 hrs IST


India’s Esow qualifies for Men’s Sprint Pre-quarters. He will now face South Korea’s Chaebin IM in Heat 1 of pre-quarterfinals.

12:53 hrs IST

Squash - India win, assured of medal

India beat China 3-0 in the women’s team event

12:36 hrs IST

MEDAL ALERT!! Boxing medal for India

1st Medal assured in Boxing folks as Amit Panghal is through to Semis (49 kg); beats North Korean pugilist 5-0

12:30 hrs IST

Boxing - Amit impresses

India’s Amit vs North Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong in the men’s 49kg flyweight and it is the Indian who walks away as the winner

11:54 hrs IST

Boxing starts

India have four boxers in the fray today. Amit will kick things off with a bout against North Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong.

11:46 hrs IST

Update on India’s protest against Bahrain

The referee has rejected the protest and it will now be heard by the Jury at 5pm

10:53 hrs IST

Yeah, good news from Table tennis

Mixed Doubles pair of Anthony Amalraj/Madhurika Patkar are through to Pre-QF with 3-1 win over Indonesian pair

Also, Achanta Sharath Kamal/ Manika Batra are through to Pre-QF with 3-0 win over Malaysian pair

10:35 hrs IST

It has been a good Asian games for India

The sports minister believes that a revolution is taking place in the country.

Read his interview here.

10:32 hrs IST

Nothing too positive from Table tennis

Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj lose the second game of their mixed doubles match against L Indriani and Aji DP 11-13.

It’s one-game-all in the match now.

10:10 hrs IST

Kayak update

Naocha Singh and Ching Ching Sing Arambam finish sixth and last in the men’s Kayak Double (K2) 1,000m. They head into the semis.

10:00 hrs IST

JUDO: Not very good for India

India’s Kalpana Devi loses to Uzbekistan’s Ziyaeva Gulnoza in the women’s -52 kg Elimination round of 16.

9:46 hrs IST

Positive news from Cycling

Esow Alban, who is also the junior world championship silver medallist, has qualified for pre-quarterfinals in men’s sprint after beating his Thai opponent by 0.144 seconds.

9:24 hrs IST

Javelin round - heptathlon

India’s Swapna wins this round. Good consistent performance by her.

Purnima Hembram sits at the number 4 position.

9:16 hrs IST

India go down in Sepaktakraw

India go down 0-2 to Malaysia in their Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B match. They will play Vietnam next later today.

9:04 hrs IST

Heptathlon - Great start by India in javelin throw

Purnima Hembram records an average 39.89m in her first throw.

Swapna Barman breaches the 50m mark, she moves to the number 1 slot.

8:55 hrs IST

Pencak Silat - India in medal contention

India’s Sonia and Simran are in contention for medals in the women’s double gold round in pencak silat.

8:46 hrs IST

Judo - No good news for India

Vijay Kumar Yadav loses his bout to Uzbekistan’s Diyorbek Urozboev 0-10 in the men’s -60 kg elimination round of 16 match.

8:32 hrs IST

Kayak - India miss out on a direct qualification

India finish sixth and last in their heat of the men’s Kayak Four (K4) 500m.

They progress to the semi-finals.

8:13 hrs IST

Ahh, the red flag

Both Indian athletes, Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram are shown the red flag.

However, Swapna has the lead with a best jump of 6.05m heading into the javelin throw.

8:12 hrs IST

Cycling update

India’s Manorama Devi finishes ninth in the women’s omnium scratch race, fetching her 24 points.

Uzbekistan’s Renata Baymetova bags Gold.

7:57 hrs IST

Athletics - hitting their stride

Great second jump by Swapna Barman who has now recorded a near perfect second attempt in the long jump of the heptathlon, recording an impressive 6.05m.

7:46 hrs IST

Not very promising from the Athletes so far today

Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram both start the long jump event of the women’s heptathlon with pretty average jumps, recording 5.82m and 5.85m respectively.

India’s Khushbir Kaur misses out on a bronze medal after finishing fourth in the women’s 20km racewalk. Soumya Baby was, however, disqualified.

Also, Irfan Kolothum Thodi and Manish Singh Rawat were both disqualified.

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