On the 9th day of the Asian Games 2018, Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra made the history by clinching a gold medal in the javelin throw event. This is the first ever gold medal for India at the Asiad Games in the javelin throw. India had never won a gold in the javelin throw at the Asiad but Neeraj Chopra, today, changed the statistics. Indian players Neena Varakil, Dharun Ayyasamy and Sudha Singh along with Neeraj Chopra made the nation feel proud by clinching a bunch of medals.
In Badminton, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bagged a bronze medal in women’s singles event and in the second semifinal PV Sindhu registered a thumping victory and stormed into the finals assuring a silver.
Indian women’s hockey team will take on Thailand in their pool B game while the women’s Volleyball team will face-off China in Preliminary group B match.
With Chian leading the fray, India currently stands at 9th position with 8 golds, 13 silver and 20 bronze.
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HERE ARE THE ASIAN GAMES 2018 DAY 9 LIVE UPDATES AND RESULTS:
8:00pm| Athletics: Champion Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra dedicated the gold medal to the former PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
07:37 pm| BOXING: India’s Dheeraj defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Nurlan Kobashev by 3-0 and booked a place in the quarterfinals of men’s 64kg.
07:22 pm| Neeraj Chopra made a national record with the 88.06m throw and bagged first ever gold medal at the Asian Games 2018.
07:20pm| Athletics: India’s Jinson Johnson qualifies for Men’s 800m final.
07:10pm| For making the history at the Asiad Games, President Ramnath Kovind lauded Neeraj Chopra for bagging a gold medal in the javelin throw event.
07: 05pm| Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018.
06:52 pm| Athletics: India’s Neena Varakil clinches silver in women’s long jump event at the Asian Games 2018 Indonesia.
06:35pm| Delighted with performances of Indian athletes, President Ramnath Kovind congratulated Dharun Ayyasamy and Sudha Singh for smashing silver medal at the Asian Games 2018.
06:30 pm| Lauding the Indian athletes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated sprinter Dharun Ayyasamy for bagging the silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 Indonesia.
06:15 pm| Indian athlete Sudha Singh kissed the track after winning the silver medal for country at the 18th Asiad Games 2018.
06:10 pm| Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has subjugated the challenge in the finals and maintains an unassailable lead at the top currently.
06:05 pm| It is silver raining for India! Sudha Singh smashes silver medal in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase.
6:00 pm| Athletics: In the second throw Neeraj Chopra makes a foul, India still in Gold medal position.
5:54 pm| Athletics: India’s Dharun Ayyasamy bags silver medal in Men’s 400m Hurdles.
5:45 pm| Boxing: Amit Panghal enters men’s light fly (49kg) quarterfinals after defeating Mongolia’s Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu by 5-0.
5:40 pm| Athletics: India’s Anu Raghavan finishes on the 4th place in women’s 400m hurdles final.
5:30 pm| A great start for India as Neeraj Chopra starts confidently with 83.64m in his first attempt. He is currently leading the men’s Javelin Throw final.
5:00 pm| Athletics: In the Javelin Throw India’s Neeraj Chopra will try to clinch a gold medal as he did in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.
4:30 pm| Athletics: In the track and field events Indian players will participate in 5 finals including women’s long jump, men’s high jump, men’s javelin throw, women’s 300m, women’s 400 m hurdle race, men’s 300m, men’s 400m.
4: 00pm| Table tennis: India beat Vietnam by 3-0.
3:40 pm| Athletics: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced a cash reward of 1.5 crore to Dutee Chand for winning the silver medal in the women’s 100m final at the Asiad Games.
3:30 pm| Squash: Indian player Saurav Ghoshal, in a tweet, thanked the nation for their continuous support and motivation that helped him to play well and bag a medal at the Asian Games 2018.
3:00 pm| Karate: In the men’s 84 kg, India’s Vishal has lost to Uzbekistan’s Akhatov Shakhboz by 0-8 in the Asian Games quarterfinals.
2:30 pm| Hockey: Indian women’s hockey team advances to semis at the 18th Asiad Games after defeating Thailand by 5-0.
2:00 pm| Tennis: Kidambi Srikanth congratulates shuttler Saina Nehwal for bagging bronze at the Asian Games 2018 Indonesia.
12:45 pm | PV Sindhu storms into singles final after thrashing World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the semis
11:00 am | Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal loses against Tai Tzu Ying in the semis
9:00 am | Action so far: India’s Sharath Kumar Jayendran loses 0-1 to Kim Muil of South Korea in Men’s -75kg 1/16 Final, In Sepaktakraw, India will take on Nepal in the Premilinary Match.
7:30 am | India won seven medals yesterday – 5 silver and 2 bronze
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