India had a great day three at the 2018 Asian Games. With one gold, one silver and two bronze, the Wushu Sando players confirmed a medal each in four different categories. Let us have a sport wise look at India’s performance on day three of the Asian Games 2018.
Asian Games 2018 highlights India – Day 3
India’s Virdhawal Khade narrowly missed a medal in the men’s 50m freestyle event as the 26-year old finished fourth. His time of 22.47s just short of 0.01 second than the bronze medal winner Shunichi Nakao of Japan.
He had earlier bettered his national record during the heats by clocking a time of 22.43s.
On the first day of the Archery event, Deepika Kumari and Promila Daimary qualified for the next round of the women’s individual recurve event. They are joined by Ankita Bhakat and Laxmirani Majhi, who finished 36th and 44th respectively in the qualifying event.
The women’s team of Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat finished seventh to reach the next round of the recurve event. Atanu Das and Deepika went ahead in the mixed team recurve event.
In the men’s recurve event, Vishwas, Atanu Das, Sukhchain Singh and Jagdish Chaudhary qualified for the next round. The men’s team finished eighth with the next rounds of the event on 23rd of August.
India had two women fencers in play on the third day of the Asian Games. Playing in the Individual Epee, Jas Seerat Singh failed to go past the Round of 32. On the other hand, Jyotika Dutta reached the quarterfinals but lost 3-15 to Hong Kong fencer Vivian Kong.
The Indian women’s hockey team played their second group match against Kazakhstan on Day three of the 2018 Asiad. In a totally dominating match, the Indian team won 21-0 with four goals from Gurjit Kaur and three goals from Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur and Vandana Katariya. They play South Korea next on 25th August.
In the women’s team event of Artistic Gymnastics, the Indian team of Aruna Reddy, Pranati Das, Dipa Karmakar, Pranati Nayak, Mandira Chowdhury qualified for the finals after finishing seventh in the qualifications round.
India had a slight disappointment in the women’s vault event. While Pranati, Dipa and Aruna qualified for the finals of individual vaults, Dipa had to miss out as only two gymnasts from each nation could go on to the finals. Since Dipa was placed slightly lower than the other two women gymnasts from India, she will not play the finals.
However, Karmakar qualified for the finals of the Balance Beam event.
In the Canoe single women heats, Champa Mourya finished ninth in the qualifying heats to reach the semi-finals.
The poor performance of Indian women’s handball team continued on the third day in Jakarta as they lost 49-19 to North Korea in their final group match. India will now play a match for the ninth place on 25th August.
The Indian men’s were back to winning ways against Thailand in their last group match. After a close loss against South Korea, India defeated Thailand 49-30 and reached the semifinals.
Similarly, the Indian women’s team also finished their group matches. On the last day of the groups, they defeated Sri Lanka and Indonesia by a large margin of points.
Both men’s and women’s Kabaddi teams will play their semi-finals matches on 23rd August.
In the men’s singles sculls repechage, Dattu Bhokanal reached the finals after he finished first with a time of 7:45.71.
Sanjukta Dung Dung and Harpreet Kaur will play for places 7-9 after finishing third in the women’s Pairs repechage. The Indian men’s team of Bhopal Singh, Jagvir Singh, Tejas Shinde, Pranay Naukarkar finished second in men’s Lightweight Four repechage to qualify for the finals.
Sepak Takraw – Indian men win bronze
The Indian men’s team won a Bronze medal in the team regu event after the lost the semi-final match to Thailand 0-2. They created history as the team became the first Indian team to reach the semi-finals of the Team Regu event and win a medal at the Asian Games.
In the women’s regu event, Indian women faced their third loss to end their campaign.
India had another great day at the shooting range as Indian shooters got their hands on another three medals.
Sanjeev Rajput claimed a silver in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions final. The Arjuna Awardee finished with a score of 452.7 after China’s Zicheng Hui, who won the gold medal with a score of 453.3.
India won two medals in the men’s 10m air pistol events. Playing in their maiden Asian Games, Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma clinched gold and bronze respectively as India’s medal tally from shooting reached six. 16-year old Chaudhary also went on to surpass the Asian Games record in the event.
The Indian tennis team at the 2018 Asian Games won four of their six tennis matches in various events. Ankita Raina won the women’s round of 16 match to reach the quarterfinals. He counterpart, Karman Kaur Thandi, had to face a loss.
Karman Kaur Thandi/Divij Sharan also lost in the mixed doubles round of 16 match, leaving the pair of Rohan Bopanna / Ankita Raina in medal contention.
India won both their men’s doubles matches and the pairs of Ramkumar Ramanathan / Sumit Nagal and Rohan Bopanna / Divij Sharan will play quarterfinals on 22nd August.
Divya Kakran clinched a bronze in the women’s Freestyle 68 kg category after losing to Chen Wen-ling in the semi-finals. It was India’s third medal from the sport.
Santhosh Kumar, Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh and Narender Grewal confirmed a medal each for India after reaching the semifinals of the Sanda in 56 kg, 60 kg and 65 kg categories.
Roshibina Devi Naorem also assured India of a medal after she reached the semis of the women’s Sanda event in 60 kg category.
Asian Games India medal tally
India now stands seventh in the medal tally with a total 10 medals, which includes three gold, three silver and four bronze medals.