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Asian Games 2018-India in action

Asian Games 2018-India in action

August 20th, 2018

The 2018 Asian Games is the 18th edition of the Asian Games, with the first games being held in 1951. The tournament has begun from 18th August and will be held till 2nd September 2018 and is being hosted in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. This is the first time that the games are being hosted by two cities together.


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The tournament will host around 10,000 athletes from 45 countries, competing in 39 sports. This will be the second time Indonesia is hosting the Asian Games after the Jakarta Asian Games in 1962.

In an eventful opening day of Asian games 2018, China led the medal tally with an impressive 7 golds, 5 silvers and 4 bronze, with a staggering total of 16. The Japanese follow with 3 golds, 6 silvers and 3 bronze (14) and Korea on third with 2 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronze.

Punia

India currently (Day 1) ranks seventh on the medal tally count on an opening day was two, with the 24-year-old wrestler, Bajrang Punia clinching a historic gold after winning three consecutive bouts with technical superiority before taking on Japan’s Takanaki for the gold, after a close encounter Punia emerged on top and made the country proud by winning his first ever Asian games gold.

Apurvi

PV Sindhu’s straight game victory over World No 2 Akane Yamaguchi – her second successive win over against Japanese – remained the lone bright spot after Saina Nehwal’s defeat in three games by Nozomi Okuhara. India was left training Japan 1-2 in the women’s team quarterfinals. The scratch doubles combination of Sikki Reddy and Arathi Sara had lost in straight games to Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.

Ravi

India's Advait Page has finished third in the Men's 800m Freestyle swimming event with a timing of 8:09.13.

Here's latest medal tally at Asian Games 2018

Pos         Country                Gold      Silver    Bronze  Medals

1              China     7              5              4              16

2              Japan    3              6              5              14

3              S Korea 2              3              5              10

4              Iran        1              2              1              4

5              Kazakhstan         1              1              2              4

6              Indonesia            1              1              0              2

7              Chinese Taipei   1              0              3              4

8              India      1              0              1              2

8              Mongolia             1              0              1              2

8              Thailand               1              0              1              2

8              Uzbekistan         1              0              1              2

12           Lebanon              0              1              0              1

12           N Korea                0              1              0              1

14           Philippines          0              0              2              2

14           Vietnam               0              0              2              2

16           Hong Kong          0              0              1              1

16           Malaysia              0              0              1              1

The medal tally was updated last at 9:30 pm IST on Sunday, August 19.