It’s said that once an athlete overcomes an injury, he/she becomes stronger, wrestler Vinesh Phogat justified the phrase on Monday when she became the first Indian women to win gold in women’s wrestling after leaving the Rio mat in 2016 on a stretcher. Vinesh battered her Rio nemesis Sun Yanan and one of the trickest wrestler known, Japan’s Yuki Irie, en route the golden glory.
However, Vinesh was not the only one to prove her mettle, Shooter Deepak Kumar made an incredible comeback after trailing on the 5th spot to clinch silver in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event on Asian Games 2018 day 2.
Now, India currently stands at 7th position with 3 Golds, 3 silver and 2 bronze. But the games are just getting started with many more athletes waiting to bring glory to the nation.
Asian Games 2018 Day 3 schedule
On day 3 of the Asian Games 2018, Indian athletes will look to increase the medal tally with gymnast Dipa Karmakar leading the fray. (In action-2:30pm)
On the wrestling mat, Divya Kakran in women’s 76kg freestyle category has a favourable draw, while on the men’s side Manish and Gyanendra will be in action.
In the bow and arrow arena, Atanu Das will present the Indian challenge along with Jagdish Chaudhary, Sukhchain Singh, Vishwas in the Recurve event. (9 am onwards)
Indian men’s Kabaddi team will take on Sri Lanka Indonesia and Thailand in the group clashes while the badminton teams will take the net by storm in the semifinals at 11 am.
In Shooting, Abhishek Verma, Saurabh Chaudhary will be in action in the 10m air pistol qualifications. (Final-9:45am)
Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally (at the end of day 2)
China is on top spot with a total of 36 medals. Japan and Korea are at 2nd and 3rd spot respectively.
India is at 7th position with 3 golds, 3 silver and 2 bronze.
Here ARE THE ASIAN GAMES LIVE UPDATES AND RESULT
9:16 pm | The day 3 for India concluded with the total of 10 medals. Today, Divya Kakran brought the glory for India with winning bronze in Women’s Freestyle 68kg. Also, shooter Sanjeev Rajput won silver in men’s 50m Rifle event. In India’s medal tally there are total 10 medals that include 3 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes.
8:26 pm | Indian players did not give a single chance to Kazakhstan players to hit a score. With 21-0, India hammered Kazakhstan to top Women’s Tournament Pool B.
7:21 pm | India 20-0 Kazakhstan
7: 17 pm | India has showcased a remarkable game until now. In the first half, Lalremsiami, Neha Goyal and Navneet Kaur score a goal back to back. The magnificent display of game was then carried forward by Navjot Kaur and Gurjit Kaur. India 7-0 Kazakhstan.
6: 59 pm | India leads Kazakhstan in the second quarter. India 6-0 Kazakhstan.
6:41 pm | India is facing Kazakhstan in Indian Women’s Hockey Tournament Pool B. In the first period, India is in lead 1-0.
6:34 pm | PM Modi congratulated wrestler Divya Kakran for bringing glory to India in Women’s Freestyle 68kg.
05:37 pm | India continues to win another medal in wrestling on the third consecutive day. Divya Kakran wins bronze in Women’s Freestyle 68kg.
5:29 pm | India’s Divya Kakran is fighting for a bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg category. It is 1-1 so far and both of the wrestlers are avoiding taking any risks. Divya is fighting for the bronze against China’s Taipei’s Chen Wenling.
4:56 pm | India wins the Mixed Doubles Round of 32 against Korea 1-2. With the victory, Rohan and Ankita have entered in the mixed doubles Round of 16. In the three sets, they have beaten their Korean opponents Kim Nari and Lee Jeamoon 6-3, 2-6, 11-9.
4:49 pm | Rohan Boppana and Ankita Raina lose the second set. Rohan and Ankita lost the second set to Kim and Jeamoon 6-2.
4:27 pm | India beats Thailand 49-30 in Men’s Kabaddi Team Group A.
4:20 pm | Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina win the first set. The game of Indian duo was a bit average at the first end but then it won three games back to back and won the first set.
4:17 pm |
4:01 pm | Currently, India Vs Thailand Kabbadi Group A match is underway. India is maintaining a lead with 28-15 in the second half.
3:50 pm | India clinch bronze in men’s Team Regu Sepak Takraw event
2:45 pm | Divya Kakran will contest in the women’s freestyle 68kg bronze-medal match against Chen Wenling of Chinese Taipei
2:30 pm | Shreyasi Singh and Lakshay Sheoran presents Indian challenge in Mixed Team Trap
1:45 pm | Not so great day for wrestlers! India’s Manish loses against Almat Kebispayev of Kazakhstan 0-8, Gyanender loses 0-5 against Islomjon Bakhramov of Uzbekistan
1:30 pm | India now stands at 7th position with 3 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronze.
12:50 pm | Shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in men’s 50m Rifle event
11:45 am | India beat Indonesia 54-22 in Women’s Kabaddi Team Group A
11:00 am | Abhinav Bindra congratulates Saurabh Verma!
10:45 am | Saurabh Chaudhary clinches gold, Abhishek Verma wins bronze in 10m Air Pistol
10:15 am | Saurabh Choudhary and Abhishek Verma at second and fourth spot respectively after Stage 1 in 10M Air Pistol Final
9:45 am | Indian shooters Saurabh Choudhary and Abhishek Verma in action in 10M Air Pistol Final
9:30 am | India lose against Vietnam in Volleyball Women’s Group B match
9:10 am | Shooters Saurabh Choudhary and Abhishek Verma qualify for 10M Air Pistol Final
8:45 am | India lose first set in Volleyball women’s preliminary round
8:30 am | Medal tally as of now
8:15 am | India’s women’s Kabaddi team thrashes Sir Lanka 38-12
8:00 am | At halftime: Indian women’s Kabaddi team leads by a huge margin
7:45 am | Indian women’s Kabaddi team dominates Sri Lanka in their pool game. Score:21-4
7:30 am |