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Friday, 7 September 2018

India At Asian Games 2018

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India competed at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18th August to 2nd September. Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony while Rani Rampal was named as the flag bearer for the closing ceremony.

India has won 15 Gold, 24 Silver and 30 Bronze medals in the games. 

Firsts in the Games

1. India secured a bronze medal in the men's team regu event which was the country's first medal in sepak takraw since the debut of the sport in the 1990 Asian Games.

2. India secured its first ever medal in table tennis in the Asian Games as the men's team won a Bronze medal by defeating Japan in the quarterfinal of the Table tennis at the 2018 Asian Games.

3. In the 25 meter rapid fire pistol event, Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman to clinch the gold medal in a shooting event of Asian Games.

4. Vinesh Phogat, who won gold in the women's freestyle 50 kg category, became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Games.

5. Saina Nehwal won India's first ever medal in the women's singles event in badminton at the Asian Games when she won the bronze medal after losing the semi final.

6. P. V. Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of a singles badminton event at the Games and eventually won a silver.

7. Neeraj Chopra won the country's first javelin gold medal, setting a new national record.

8. Indian pair of Pranab Bardhan & Shibnath Sarkar won the gold medal in the inaugural edition of Contract bridge at the 2018 Asian Games – Men's pair

9. Vikas Krishan Yadav sets the record to become the first Indian boxer to clinch a medal in three successive Asian games.

Gold Medal Winners From India

Name
Sport
Event
Bajrang Punia
Wrestling
Men's freestyle 65 kg
Vinesh Phogat
Wrestling
Women's freestyle 50 kg
Saurabh Chaudhary
Shooting
Men's 10 metre air pistol
Rahi Sarnobat
Shooting
Women's 25 metre pistol
Sawarn Singh
Dattu Baban Bhokanal
Om Prakash
Sukhmeet Singh
Rowing
Men's quadruple sculls
Rohan Bopanna
Divij Sharan
Lawn tennis
Men's doubles
Tajinderpal Singh Toor
Athletics
Men's shot put
Neeraj Chopra
Athletics
Men's javelin throw
Manjit Singh
Athletics
Men's 800 metres
Arpinder Singh
Athletics
Men's triple jump
Swapna Barman
Athletics
Women's heptathlon
Jinson Johnson
Athletics
Men's 1500 metres
M. R. Poovamma
Saritaben Gaikwad
Hima Das
Vismaya
Athletics
Women's 4 x 400 m relay
Amit Panghal
Boxing
Light flyweight (49 kg)
Pranab Bardhan
Shibhnath Sarkar
Bridge
Men's pair


Source: Wikipedia

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