asian games 2018]
Live Updates: The closing ceremony of Asian Games 2018 took place in Jakarta. Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, who guided her team to the sliver medal, was India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony. Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.Riding high on the Games’ success, President Joko Widodo has announced a bid to hold the 2032 Olympics -- which would have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago.Follow Asian Games 2018 closing ceremony live here -
India continued to win medals on day 14 of the Asian Games 2018 with Amit Panghal leading the way with gold in men’s flyweight category. Panghal beat reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to claim the gold medal India men’s hockey team beat Pakistan 2-1 to win bronze. Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet scored for India while Muhammad Atiq scored for Pakistan. Perhaps the most surprising medal came in Bridge where Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won gold. InSquash women’s team won silver after going down 0-2 in the final. (MEDAL TALLY) (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)
India added to their medal tally on Day 13 of the Asian Games 2018. India women’s hockey team lost the final to 1-2 to Japan and settled for silver. It was an improvement from 2006 and 2014 when the team got bronze. Amit Panghal reached the final of men’s (49 kg) light fly category and will now Rio Olympics gold medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan on Saturday. Sailing India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham/Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event, Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 and Varun Thakkar Ashok/Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda too bagged the bronze in the 49er men’s even. (MEDALS TALLY) (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)
Live Updates: Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal of the match as India defeated China 1-0 to reach the Women’s Hockey final at the Asian Games 2018. The match was quite evenly contested with the solitary goal coming in the fourth quarter. In the group stages, India maintained a hundred percent win record with the strikes pumping in a lot of goals. India will now take on Japan in the summit clash on August 31 after Japan defeated South Korea in the other semifinal.
Live Updates: PV Sindhu clinched silver after losing 13-21, 16-21 against World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s badminton singles final at Asian Games 2018. Earlier, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the Asian Games badminton finals after defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. Till that point, Syed Modi’s bronze in men’s singles at the 1982 Games in New Delhi was the only individual medal for India at the Asian Games. Saina Nehwal claimed the bronze medal after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals. (Medals Tally) (India at Asian Games)
Asian Games 2018: Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv move to 400m semis; Chetan qualifies for high jump final