After a mixed day at the 18th Asian Games, day 2 offers hope. The action will continue with a clutch of medal contenders taking the field in their respective categories on Monday. India’s medal hopes continue to rest on shooters and wrestlers.
Many would argue that there were more misses than hits on day 1 of competitions in Jakarta.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia bagged the golden glory, while the shooters Apurva Chandela and Ravi Kumar settled for bronze. However, others failed to meet expectations with India’s medal tally reflecting just a gold and a bronze on Sunday. India currently ranks at 8th spot with China leading the fray.
On day 2, Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Shreyasi Singh are firmly in contention in trap events. Sandhu is in line for his Asian Games gold medal, after finishing on top spot with a total of 72 points in qualification. In women’s category, Shreyasi Singh is only 3 shots behind Kazakhstan’s Mariya Dmitriyenko with a total of 71 points in the qualification.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated her arch-rival from China, against whom she suffered an injury in Rio Olympics, in her opening bout. Now, the golden glory doesn’t seem to belong.
Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik will face Aisuluu Tynybekova, whom she defeated in the bronze medal match at Rio 2016.
Indian men’s hockey team will kick off their pool games at the competition against Indonesia in the evening. While the badminton teams both men and women will face Maldives and Japan respectively in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Here are Asian Games 2018, Day 2 LIVE updates and results:
9:17 pm | The day 2 at the Asian Games 2018 ended for India with three medals including a gold medal and two silver medals. While Vinesh Phogat made the country proud after winning a gold in women’s 50kg Freestyle wrestling, Lakshay Sheoran won a silver medal in men’s trap shooting and Deepak Kumar won a silver in 10mm air rifle event.
8:45 | India’s Narender Grewal beats Philippines’ Clemente Jr Tabugara 2-1 in Men’s Sanda 65kg Round of 16 match in WUSHU.
8:30 |India’s Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh beats Indonesia’s Abdul Haris Sofyan 2-1 in Men’s Sanda 60kg Round of 16 match in WUSHU.
8:01 pm | Victory for Indian Men’s Hockey team! Indian hockey team beats Indonesia 17-0.
7:34 pm | The fourth quarter has just begun and India is maintaining a lead 14-o.
7:25 pm | In the third period, India is still maintaining the lead 12-0.
7:15 pm | India leads 9-0 after the first half.
5:56 pm | Vinesh Phogat made the history after she became the first Indian woman to win a gold at Asian Games. Vinesh beats Japan’s Irie Yukie 6-2 in women’s 50kg freestyle wrestling.
5:13 pm| Wrestler Vinesh Phogat showcased a magnificent game in the first round of the sport. Vinesh leads the first round by 4-0.
5:07 pm| India’s badminton star’s Manu Atri and B Sumeeth Reddy faced a defeat by 14-21, 18-21 against Fahar Alfian and Muhammad in doubles encounter.
3:50 pm| Indian men’s kabaddi team faced a defeat against Korea by 23-24 in the group-A match.
3:40 pm| Wrestler Sumit Kumar beat Kazakhstan’s Oleg Boltin by 7-0 in men’s freestyle 125 kg, he will now compete in the Repechage Round 2.
3:20 pm | Shooter Lakshay wins the silver medal in men’s trap shooting.
2:45 pm | Manavjit Sandhu and Laskhay qualify for men’s Trap finals. Both are in action now
2:30 pm | Vinesh dominates on the mat! moves into the finals of 50kg freestyle category
2:20 pm | Sakshi Malik loses 7-8 against Tynybekova Aisuluu of Kyrgyzstan in semifinals of women’s 62kg
1:55 pm | Wrestler Pooja Dhanda loses in the semifinal bout against Jong Myong Suk of Korea in women’s freestyle 57kg
1:40 pm | Sakshi Malik confirms medal, storms into semifinals of women’s 62kg freestyle event
1:35 pm | Not a good start! India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth loses against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 21-23, 22-20, 10-21 in men’s Team Quarterfinals
1:20 pm | Victory hard fought! Kidambi Srikanth strikes back in men’s team quarterfinals, wins the 2nd game after losing 1st.
1:10 pm | Wrestler Pooja Dhanda thrashes Uzbekistan’s opponent in women’s freestyle 57kg quarterfinals to enter semifinals
1:05 pm | Shooter Seema Tomar finishes 6th in women’s Trap event
1:00 pm | Vinesh Phogat cruises into the semifinals of women’s 50kg freestyle, beats Kim Hyungjoo of Korea 11-0 (technical superiority) in the quarterfinals
12:50 pm | Seema Tomar stands on the 6th spot in women’s Trap finals
12:40 pm| Olympian Sakshi Malik cruises into quarterfinals, beating Thailand’s wrestler by technical superiority
12:20 pm | Wrestler Pinky Jangda loses her opening bout by technical superiority, however, can be in the fray for repcharge if the Mongolian gets into the finals
12:05 pm | Wrestler Pooja Dhanda wins her opening bout by technical superiority over Thailand’s opponent
12:04 pm | Shooter Seema Tomar qualifies for the Trap women’s finals
12:00 pm| Wrestler Sumit loses against world champion Parviz Hadibasmanj of Iran in men’s freestyle 125kg
11:35 am | Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, storms into quarterfinals, beating China’s Sun 8-2 in women’s 50kg freestyle
11:20 am | Apurvi Chandela eliminated from women’s 10m Air Rifle event, finishes 5th
11:10 am | India lose 1-3 against Japan in Badminton women’s team quarterfinals
11:00 am | Women’s 10m Air Rifle event underway, Apurvi Chandela in action!
10:45 am | PV Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa lose first game 13-21 against Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan in Women’s Team Quarterfinals, trail in the second game, it’s a do or die game for India
10:30 am | Shooter Apurvi qualifies for women’s 10m Air Rifle finals
10:20 am | India’s Saina Nehwal loses 11-21, 25-23, 16-21 against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in women’s team quarterfinals
10:10 am | Indian women’s Kabaddi team beats Thailand 33-23 in their 2nd pool game
10:00 am | India lead 25-8 against Malaysia in men’s Handball event
9:55 am | Incredible comeback by Saina Nehwal as she makes the game all square in women’s team quarterfinals
9:50 am | 4th match point saved by Saina Nehwal as she takes on Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara!
9:45 am | Deepak Kumar wins silver in 10m Air Rifle event. Ravi Kumar secures 4th spot
9:37 am | Ravi Kumar secures 4th place in men’s 10m Air Rifle finals, India’s another medal confirmed as Deepak is in the race
9:25 am | 10m Air Rifle men’s finals is underway, Ravi Kumar is at 3rd and Deepak at 5th
9:15 am | Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal takes on Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in women’s team quarterfinals
9:00 am | India’s N Sikki Reddy and Arathi Sara lose against Sayaka Hirota and Yuki Fukushima of Japan 15-21, 6-21 in Women’s Team Quarterfinals
8:20 am | Shooters Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar qualify for 10m Air Rifle men’s finals
8:17 am | Good Start! PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi in straight games 21-18, 21-19 in women’s quarterfinals
7:52 am | PV Sindhu wins 1st game 21-18 against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in women’s team quarterfinals
7:45 am | After jittery start PV Sindhu leads 12-10 over Akane Yamaguchi
7:30 am | Badminton sets the ball rolling on day 2 as PV Sindhu takes on Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi
6:45 am | Day 2 Asian Games major events: 4 women including Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik with slug it out on the mat today. Action will be coming from Badminton, Kabaddi, Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Rowing
6:30 am | Here’s a roundup from the opening day of Asian Games 2018