A mixed day five for India at Asian Games 2018 | KreedOn

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Indian shooters continued their top-notch performance on day five representing India at Asian Games in Jakarta. Shardul Vihan clinched a silver medal in the men’s double trap event. In tennis, Ankita Raina settled for bronze after she lost her semi-final match.

India at Asian Games 2018 – Day 5

Shooting

Shardu Vihan (TOI Sports)

Fifteen-year old Shardul Vihan joined teenagers Saurabh Choudhury and Lakshay Sheoran in winning a medal in the shooting event at the 2018 Asian Games. Shardul won a silver medal in the men’s double trap shooting event. In a closely fought shoot-offs for the gold, Shardul had to settle for silver.

In the women’s double trap event, Varsha Varman, Shreyasi Singh managed to finish sixth and seventh respectively in the finals.

Tennis

Indian tennis player Ankita Raina won a bronze medal after she lost her semi-final match in the women’s singles event. She lost her match against China’s Zhang Shuai, who is the highest ranked Chinese women’s player at present.

Ankita Raina (TOI Sports)

The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan confirmed India of a silver in the men’s doubles event. The pair went on defeat the Japanese pair of Kaito Uesugi-Sho Shimabukuro in the semis to reach the finals.

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan (The Field)

Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Kwon Soonwoo of Korea 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 in a thrilling game to reach the semis of the men’s singles. In doing so, he has assured India of at least a bronze medal even if he loses his next encounter.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran (The Field)

In the mixed doubles, the pair of Bopanna and Raina failed to win their quarterfinal match to end their campaign.

Kabaddi

A still from India – Iran match (TOI Sports)

A huge shock came from Kabaddi when the Indian men’s kabaddi team was outclassed in the semifinals by the Iranian team. Iran went on to win the match 27-18 to reach the finals. In a roughly fought match, the Iranian defence was too strong for the India team, making it really hard for India to score points on the raid.

India had to settle for bronze after winning seven straight gold medals in the Asian Games.

Indian women’s kabaddi team (The Field)

However, the Indian women’s kabaddi team reach the finals by defeating Chinese Taipei 27-14. They will play for their third successive gold in the finals against Iran.

Basketball

In the last group match, the Indian women’s basketball team lost 66-69 to hosts Indonesia in a closely fought match. They bow out of the competition by finishing last in their group.

Rowing

In the men’s single sculls final A, Dattu Bhokanal finished sixth while Om Prakash and Swarn Singh finished fourth in the men’s doubles sculls final A.

Sanjukta Dung Dung and Harpreet Kaur finished seventh overall in the women’s pairs final Bb. In the women’s doubles sculls finals, Shelake Sayali Rajendra and Pooja Sangwan finished sixth.

Squash

Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu won their respective singles matches in the Round of 32 and Round of 16. In the quarterfinals, the duo will meet each other.

Saurav Ghosal (Twitter)

The women’s singles had similar results as Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won their respective Round of 16 matches.

Chinappa and Pallikal (Twitter)

Swimming

In yet another disappointing day for India at Swimming, Virdhawal Khade finished eighth in the men’s 50m butterfly finals. In the men’s 200m breaststroke finals, Srihari Nataraj finished sixth.

Khade and Aaron D’souza had earlier failed to qualify for the finals of the men’s 100m freestyle finals.

Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team went down 0-3 to Kazakhstan in the third group match of indoor volleyball. Placed last in the Pool B, they will play their next match against Chinese Taipei who is placed just above India.

Weightlifting

India had a poor day in weightlifting too as Satish Kumar Sivalingam and Ajay Singh failed to win a medal in the men’s 77 kg category. While Ajay finished fifth, Satish finished 10th in the finals.

Archery

No good news comes archery as all the three Indian archers failed to go past into the next round. In the men’s individual recurve event, Atanu Das and Vishwas lost their respective matches in the quarterfinals and the round of 16 respectively.

In the women’s recurve, Deepika Kumari also lost in the round of 16 to end India’s challenge in the recurve individual events. Kumari and Das also lost in the mixed team event of recurve.

Badminton

A slight respite comes from badminton as Indian shuttlers win their round one match.

In the men’s doubles, the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty and Manu Attri/ B. Sumeeth Reddy won their respective matches to advance to the next round.

PV Sindhu after winning her match (Twitter)

PV Sindhu overcame a scare to win her first round match against Vu Thi Trang. After winning the first game easily, Sindhu lost the second and had to put on a hard fight for the third. She won the match 21-10, 12-21, 23-21.

Saina Nehwal (Twitter)

In the other women’s singles for India, Saina Nehwal just eased past her opponent. She defeated Iran’s Soraya Aghaei Hajiagha 21-7, 21-9.

The Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy won their first women’s doubles match against the Hong Kong pair of NG Wy and Yeung NT.

Ponappa and Sikki Reddy (Twitter)

However, the other Indian women’s doubles pair of Rutuparna Panda/Arathi Sunil lost their match along with the mixed doubles pairs of Pranav Chopra / N. Sikki Reddy and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Ashwini Ponnappa.

The Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy won their first women’s doubles match against the Hong Kong pair of NG Wy and Yeung NT.

However, the other Indian women’s doubles pair of Rutuparna Panda/Arathi Sunil lost their match along with the mixed doubles pairs of Pranav Chopra / N. Sikki Reddy and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Ashwini Ponnappa.

Contact Bridge

The Indian team finished first in the qualifications of the mixed team, fifth in the super mixed team event and seventh in the men’s team events of contact Bridge.

At the end of day four, India had won a total of 18 medals, including four gold, four silver and 10 bronze.

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