Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta and Palembang, Day 10 Highlights: The Indian 4 x 400m relay team comprising of Muhammed Anas Yahiya Machettira, Raju Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv finished second to clinch silver in 3:15.71 minutes.
The highlight of the day was Manjit Singh and Jinson Jonson clinching gold and silver respectively in men’s 800m finals.
India are assured of a silver medal as Pincky Balhara beats Oysuluv Abdumajidova of Uzbekistan to enter the women’s 52kg final. Hima Das disqualified after making false. In a photo finish, Dutee Chand edges out the Bahrainian runner to reach finals. Indian men’s hockey team continued their dream run as they thrash Sri Lanka 20-0. Olympic medallist PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu-Ying on Tuesday. No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who lost 13-21 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai in just 34 minutes.
Earlier, India finish with a silver medal in the women’s compound archery final after they lost to the world champions South Korea. India faltered right at the end and lost 228-231. The Indian athletes Dutee Chand and Hima Das qualified for the women’s 200 metres semifinals at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Tuesday. Dutee won Heat 4 with a time of 23.37 seconds which earned her a direct spot in the semi-finals. She was second in the overall standings at the end of the first round, behind Nigina Sharipova of Uzbekistan, who won Heat 3 with a personal best time of 23.31.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold medal, along with three silver medals in athletics, continued success stories of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal and the men’s table tennis team’s first-ever medal assurance marked a successful day for India at the Asian Games on Monday.
India continued to shine in athletics for the second straight day, with Neeraj creating a new national record on his way to the title, while Dharun Ayyasamy (400m hurdles), Sudha Singh (3,000 metres steeplechase) and Neena Varakil (women’s long jump) clinched the silver medals.
Asian Games 2018 Day 9 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra Bags Historic Javelin Gold
India now is ninth in the medal standings with 41 medals (8 gold, 13 silver and 20 bronze). Global superpower China leads the table with 191 medals, followed by Japan (136 medals) and South Korea (106 medals).
The day, for India, began with the performances of the badminton superstars, Sindhu and Saina. The latter had to settle for bronze after suffering a 17-21, 14-21 defeat in the semi-finals to Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan. The 28-year-old’s bronze was the first individual badminton medal at the Asiad for India in 36 years.
However, Sindhu soon brought joy to the Indian fans as she stormed into the final with a 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 victory over World No.2 Akane Yagamuchi of Japan.