Gold Coast, April 15: Bolstered by the momentous run in the just concluded Commonwealth Games 2018, India, having recorded a bettered gold and overall medal tally in comparison to the 2010, 2014 CWG will aim to contain record medals at the Asian Games at Jakarta which is slated to get underway in Indonesia from August 18.Also Read - Tokyo Olympics: Pullela Gopichand Won't Travel With Indian Team to Games
India clinched a record 26 Gold, 20 Silver, 20 Bronze at the Gold Coast 2018, to finish third below Australia and England respectively. The medal tally also depicts that India remained one of the top contenders in the Commonwealth Games. Also Read - Pistol Shooter Heena Sidhu Opens up on Depression: Speak to Someone Who Has Knowledge | WATCH VIDEO
However, India having bagged 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 36 Bronze with a total accumulation of 57 medals to finish eighth at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea, will look to get better off themselves in the upcoming marquee tournament. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics Hopes End For Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal After BWF Says no Further Events in Qualifying Window
In the past, the highest medals clinched by the Indian contingent in the Asian Games were 57 — joint in 2014 Incheon and 1982 New Delhi.
For India – shooting, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Badminton bolstered by star players like Mirabai Chanu, new-find Sanjita Chanu and Ragala Venkat Rahul, Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu, P.V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth will be the key disciplines and players to help the nation better their record in the Asian Games due to get underway, later this year.