Asian Games 2018, Day 9, Medal Tally: At the end of day nine, China continues to top the points standings in the ongoing Asian Games 2018 as they once again top the medals tally after a stellar show with 85 Gold, 62 Silver and 43 Bronze. They are followed by Japan with 43 Gold, 36 Silver and 56 Bronze, on the third position are the Republic of Korea with 28 Gold, 35 Silver and 42 Bronze. Also Read - Badminton: Saina Nehwal Confirms That She's 'Definitely in The Race' For Tokyo Olympics
India currently stands at the ninth spot in Asian Games medals tally with – 8 Gold, 13 Silver and 20 Bronze taking their total tally to 36 after star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra added a gold. Also Read - Happy Diwali 2020 Wishes: Virat Kohli Leads Sports Fraternity Wishes on Diwali, Urges Fans 'Not to Burst Crackers'
On day 9, Neeraj Chopra clinched the gold medal after recording a staggering 88.06 as his best throw and breaking his own national record of 87.43 at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday. His medal marked India’s eighth gold swelled the total medal tally to 41. Also Read - 'I Retire' | PV Sindhu's Tweet Has an Important Message During Pandemic
This was a historic win for the 20-year-old, as it is India’s first-ever gold medal in a Javelin event at Asian Games history.
Neeraj was off to a great start, recording a distance of 83.46 in his first throw. After a stumble in his second throw which was called foul, he threw a record-breaking 88.06m in his third throw, which sealed the first place.
Neeraj Chopra was one the brightest prospects for gold at the Asian Games 2018, leading the Indian contingent as the official flag bearer and he lived up to the expectations of the nation after his sensational display.
In other track events, India’s Dharun Ayyasamy clinched a silver in men’s 400m hurdles in national record time as athletics continued to swell India’s medal tally in the Asian Games on Monday.
Ayyasamy clocked 48.96 seconds to shatter his own national record and finish behind Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba who won the gold with a Games record time of 47.66.
His earlier national record was 49.45 which he had come up with during the Federation Cup in March.
In the Women’s Steeplechase 3000m event, Sudha Singh wins silver in women’s athletics 3000m steeplechase. Sudha clocked 9:40.03 to finish second. Chinta clocked 10:26.21 to finish in 11th position.
India’s Neena Varakil also clinched the silver medal after finishing second at the at the women’s long jump event.
In badminton women’s singles event, Saina Nehwal clinched the bronze medal after crashing out against Chinese Taipei ace Tai- Tzu-Ying. India’s ace PV Sindhu assures herself of at least a silver medal by reaching the final with a 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 win over world No.2 Akane Yamaguchi. She will face world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the final. It is set to be an interesting encounter between the world number 3 and world number 1.
|3||Republic of Korea||28||36||42||106|
|13||Hong Kong, China||3||11||15||29|
|15||United Arab Emirates||3||6||3||12|
|30||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||0||2||1||3|
In the men’s 400 m race event, India’s Muhammed Anas Yahiya won the Silver No. 9 for India as he finished second. Anas clocked a time of 45.69 while Arokia Rajiv finished 4th with a timing of 45.84. On day 8, Hima Das wrote her name in the books of history again, the world champion lived up to the nation’s expectations after winning a silver medal at the 400m race event in the Asian games 2018. She came second to Salwa Naser and registered a time of 50.79.
Dutee Chand displayed a tremendous performance to win the silver medal in the 100 m race event clocking at a splendid 11.32 seconds.
India will look to add to their medal tally on the day 10th of the Asian games with another possibility of a gold medal in PV Sindhu’s badminton final event.