It was a Super Sunday for India at the 18th Asian Games Indonesia as Indian players managed to bag a bunch of medals on the 8th day of the multi-sporting international event. Team India won 5 silver and 2 bronze medals today. Badminton ace Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu stormed into the women’s singles semis with historic and thumping victories against Thai opponent Ratchanok Intanon and Nitchaon Jundapol.
Indian athletes Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Fouaad Mirza were the among who made the nation proud and raised the Indian medals tally. In the 10, 000-meter category, India faced a major set back as racer Govindan Lakshmanan, who first awarded the bronze, missed the medal as he got disqualified after an official review.
Indian contingent is currently on the 9th position in the medals tally with 36 medals including 7 gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze in the pocket.
Here are the Asian Games 2018, Day 8 Live updates and results:
8: 15 pm| Another successful day ended for India with a total of 36 medals in the Asian Games 2018.
8:00 pm| Athletics: India’s Dutee Chand bags silver in 100m final and completed the race in only 11.32 seconds.
7:39 pm| Athletics: Dharun Ayyasamy qualified for 400m men’s hurdles final. He qualified with a mark of 49.55.
7:31 pm| Athletics: Major set back for India as Lakshmanan Govindan got disqualified for stepping outside the white line in 10000m and his bronze medal has China’s Changhong Zhao.
6:50 pm| Table Tennis: India’s Manika Batra marked a win on Iran’s Neda Shahsavari by 11-7, 5-11, 12-14, 14-12, 11-1 in the Group A match.
6:35 pm| Athletics: India’s Lakshmanan Govindan wins a bronze medal in men’s 10000m final.
6:26 pm| Former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha congrats men’s hockey team for a thumping victory against Korea.
6:24 pm| Hockey: India men’s hockey team crushes Korea by 5-3 in pool A match.
6:00 pm| Athletics: India’s Muhammed Anas Yahiya clinched another silver medal in men’s 400m at the international multi-sporting event at Jakarta.
5:50 pm| India Olympics Association congratulated Hima Das for winning a silver medal at Asiad Game 2018.
5:45 pm| Athletics: India’s Hima Das bagged silver medal in women’s 400m race at Asian Games 2018.
5:35 pm| Hockey: At the half-time, men in blue maintained the lead by 3-0 against South Korea in the pool games at Asian Games 2018.
5:05 pm| Athlete Dutee Chand secured the third place in the 100m final. She completed the 100 m race in just 11.43 seconds and qualified for the finals.
4:50 pm| Hockey: Team India finishes the first quarter with 2-0 lead against Kore in the fourth Pool match of Asian Games 2018.
4: 20 pm|
4:00 pm| Hockey: India men’s hockey team to take on Korea at 4:30 pm.
3:30 pm| Archery: India beat Chinese Taipei 230-227 in the men’s compound team event.
2:55 pm | PV Sindhu storms into the semi-finals after thrashing Thailand’s Jindapol Nitchaon 21-11, 16-21 and 21-14
2:45 pm | Indian shuttler PV Sindhu is seen struggling her way to semifinals as Thailand’s Jindapol gives tough competition
1:25 pm | In Archery — Compound women’s archery team defeats Chinese Taipei 225-222 to enter the finals
1:15 pm | Indian star shuttler Saina Nehwal has assured India a bronze medal after beating Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon 21-18, 21-16 in women singles quarterfinals.
12:35 pm|India’s Fouaad Mirza bags silver in Eventing Individual Equestrian event earning adding the 30th medal to India’s kitty
Women’s skeet updates:
12:02 pm| Rashmi Rathore and Ganemat Sekhon fail in women’s skeet semifinal. Ganemat Sekhon stood at 10th position with 112 points while Rashmi Rathore stood at 12th with 111 points
11:50 am| PV Sindhu will also be battling against Thailand’s with Jindapol Nitchaon for a place in the women’s singles semifinals in Badminton
11:30 am| Saina Nehwal will be seen playing against Ratchanok Intanon in women’s singles quarterfinals
11:00 am| India lost the match to Chinese Taipei in the Main Round: Group 3 – Match 7 of Men’s Handball
10:05 am| India is currently in action against Chinese Taipei in the Main Round: Group 3 – Match 7 of Men’s Handball
9:55 am| India beat Qatar 227-213 in 1/8 eliminations to jump into the Compound Men’s Team quarterfinals in Archery
9:35 am| In table tennis women’s team Group A, Indian women beat Qatar 3-1 to enter into quarterfinals
9:13 am| Anu Raghavan advances to the next race of the Women’s 400m Hurdles after completing the track in 56.77 seconds
9:10 am| Anu Raghavan on track to start the race for Women’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 heat 2 category