Asian Games 2018, Day 8 Complete Schedule: After a decent outing on day seven, India will be aiming for more glory on the weekend with some renowned stars taking the centre stage in the ongoing 18th edition of Asian Games in Indonesia. Four medals came for India on day 7 as their tally now stands at 29 medals with 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 17 Bronze.
After a disappointing start in Squash where India clinched three bronze medals, shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh emerged as the saviour of the day as he created a new Asian Games Record to clinch the gold in the final of men’s shot put.
Star Squash players Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal lost their respected squash singles semifinals matches.
Toor, the season’s leader, smashed the Games record and the national record to claim the top prize, something that was expected of him. The 23-year-old was heads and shoulders above the field, throwing the iron ball to 20.75m to better the six-year-old national record of 20.69m in the name of Om Prakash Karhana.
Tajinderpal’s domination can be gauged from the fact that silver-medallist, China’s Liu Yang’s best throw was 19.52m.
The women’s hockey team also continued its fine run so far and advanced to the semifinals with a 4-1 triumph over defending champions South Korea. Gurjit Kaur’s two penalty corner conversions late in the game was high point of the match for India. In men’s 400m race, Rajiv and Muhammed Anas qualified for the finals. Hima Das and Nirmala have also qualified for women’s 400m finals.
In badminton, top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal advanced to the women’s singles quarterfinals after beating their respective opponents in straight games.
In the boxing ring, 31-year-old debutant Pavitra (60kg) advanced to the quarterfinals after out-classing Pakistan’s Rukhsana Perveen in a bout that lasted just one round.
Here is India’s Day 8 schedule (All timings in IST):
Women’s 400m Hurdles – Juana Murmu: 9:00 AM IST
Men’s 400m Hurdles – Santhosh Kumar Tamilarasan, Dharun Ayyasamy: 9:30 AM IST
Women’s 100m Semifinal – Dutee Chand: 5:00 PM IST
Men’s Long Jump Final – Sreeshankar: 5:10 PM IST
Women’s 400m Final – Hima Das, Nirmala Sheoran: 5:30 PM IST
Men’s 10,000m Final – Lakshmanan Govindan: 5:50 PM IST
Compound Men’s Team 1/8 Eliminations – India vs Qatar: 9:20 AM IST
Compound Women’s Team Quarterfinals – India vs TBD: 12:10 PM IST
BADMINTON: (Starting 11.30 AM IST onwards)
Women’s Singles (Quarterfinal) – Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
Women’s Singles (Quarterfinal) – PV Sindhu vs Jindapol Nitchaon (Thailand)
BOXING Round of 16:
Men’s Light (60kg) – Shiva Thapa vs Jun Shan (China) 5:45 PM IST
Men’s Welterweight (69kg) – Manoj Kumar vs Abdurakhman Abdurakhmanov (Kyrgyzstan): 2:15 PM IST
Women’s Fly (51kg) – Sarjubala Devi vs Madina Ghaforova (Tajikistan) 3:00 PM IST
BRIDGE: Starting at 8:00 Am IST
Sprint 500m Women (Heats) – India: 8:30 AM IST
Sprint 500m Men (Heats) – India: 8:50 AM IST
Men’s Individual and Team Round 4: 4:30 AM IST
Women’s Individual and Team Round 4: 4:30 AM IST
Men’s Main Round Group 3 Round 7 Match: India vs Chinese Taipei: 9:30 AM IST
Men’s Pool A: India vs Korea: 4:30 PM IST
Men’s Regu Preliminary Group B match – India vs Malaysia: 8:30 AM IST
Men’s Regu Preliminary Group B match – India vs China: 2:30 PM IST
Skeet Women (Qualification) – Rashmi Rathore, Ganemat Sekhon: 6:30 AM IST
Skeet Men (Qualification) – Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Sheeraz Sheikh: 7:30 AM IST
Women’s Team Preliminary Round (Group A) – India vs Qatar: 8:30 AM IST
Women’s Team Preliminary Round (Group A) – India vs China: 12:30 PM IST
Women’s Team Preliminary Round (Group A) – India vs Iran: 4:30 PM IST
Men’s Team Preliminary Round (Group D) – India vs UAE: 2:30 PM IST
Men’s Team Preliminary Round (Group D) – India vs Chinese Taipei: 6:30 PM IST
Men’s Group match – India vs Japan: 11:00 AM IST.