Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta and Palembang, Day 11 Highlights: India’s Swapna Barman wins gold in women’s heptathlon. Purnima Hembram finishes in fourth place. India’s tally now stands at 54 medals – 11 gold, 20 silver, 23 bronze. Earlier, Dutee Chand won the silver in the 200m race event, she finished second with the time of 52.20 seconds.Also Read - Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Sreeshankar, Dutee Chand to Compete in World Indoor Athletics
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After Amit Panchal’s dominating effort in the men’s light flyweight (49kg) quarterfinals, it was the chance for veteran pugilist Vikas Krishan to prove his mettle in the ongoing Asian Games 2018, co-hosted Jakarta and Palembang. Regarded as India’s brightest medal prospect in boxing – Vikas defeated China’s Tuoheta Erbieke 3-2 to move into the semifinals of 75kg middleweight category.
Earlier, Amit entered the semifinals with a 5-0 win over DPR Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong With this win, India have been assured of at least a bronze medal at the ongoing Asian Games. Hello and Welcome to our live coverage of the day 11 of the ongoing Asian Games at Jakarta and Palembang. Athletics: India’s Swapna Barman is presently at the top position in the women’s heptathlon field after the javelin throw event, while Purnima Hembram is at the fourth. There was a disappointment for India’s men’s race walkers early in the morning, as both Irfan KT and Manish Singh Rawat were disqualified under the IAAF’s 230.7c ‘loss of contact’ rule. On Monday, the success story of four-lap runner Manjit Singh turned out to be the highlight of the day as India clinched their sole gold medal on Tuesday. A day on which it lost two compound archery team finals and P.V. Sindhu gold-medal match, while men’s table tennis team settled for a maiden bronze and India reached 50 medals at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
Manjit led India’s top-two finish in the 800 metres race with Jinson Johnson, while 4X400 metres relay team, comprising Muhammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia, Hima Das and M.R. Poovamma, claimed the silver medal, even as Pinky Balhara clinched silver, while Malaprabha Jadav settled for the bronze in the women’s 52kg category of the Kurash competition.
Among other success stories of the day, Indian men’s hockey team thrashed Sri Lanka to top Pool A and reach the semi-finals, while Dutee Chand stormed into the women’s 200 metres final after topping the semi-finals.
However, India endured defeats in the gold medal matches in archery to teams from South Korea. While the Indian women’s team of Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Vennam lost 228-231, the men’s team comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma lost in the final which ended in a shootout after both teams were locked 229-229.