Asian Games 2018 Day 3: 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary brought India’s third Gold medal on Day 3 of 2018 Asian Games in the shooting event. Saurabh shot a Games Record of 240.7 in the finals of Men’s 10m Air Pistol event where Abhishek Verma also added another a Bronze for the country. China solidifies their position at the top of medals tally with 29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals. As it stands, India currently ints on the seventh position.
Earlier on day 2, China topped medals tally with 14 golds, 8 silver and 8 bronze, (total 31) followed by Japan 7 gold, 10 silver, 11 bronze (28) and Korea on the third with 4 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze (21). India stands on eights position with 5 medals which includes two golds 2 silvers and one bronze.
Day 2 of the 2018 Asian games was an eventful one with the headlines coming from Vinesh Phogat, the wrestler registered history and added to gold medal tally.
Phogat clinched second gold for India in 50 kg freestyle wrestling after defeating her Japanese counterpart 6-2. This is India’s first gold medal in women’s wrestling in Asian Games.
Indian Trap shooter, Lakshay Sheoran also wrote his name in the books of history when he won his first-ever silver medal in the ongoing Asian Games 2018 on Day 2 in Jakarta.
It was the second silver of the day after shooter Deepak Kumar handed India its third medal after he clinched silver in the Mens 10m Air Rifle event. Deepak finished second with a score of 247.7 while compatriot Ravi Kumar finished fourth scoring 205.2. It was also the 30-year-old’s first medal at the Asiad.
On day 1, of 2018 Asian games, The Indian pair of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar made the country proud as they bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games. The Indian duo scored 429.9 points to hand India their first medal of the prestigious quadrennial event.
Headlines were made by 24-year old Bajrang Punia who won India’s first gold in the Asian games 2018 on Sunday, after winning three consecutive bouts with technical superiority before taking on Japan’s Takanaki for the gold, after a close encounter Punia emerged on top and made the country proud
India currently ranks seventh on the medal tally count at the end of the opening day.
Asian Games 2018 Medals Tally
Hopes were pinned on Olympic medallist but unfortunately, she bowed out in third/fourth place match against her Japanese counterparts
On Day 4, India will pin their hopes on the kabaddi team and also the hockey side, whoc have shown the potential to bring home medals. Apart from that, gymnast Dipa Karmakar will also be in action.