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In the Asian Games 2018, India started the bronze medal on Friday. Dushyant Chauhan received this medal from India on the Lightweight Singles Sculls event of Rowing. Dushyant has added this number to 19 at the beginning of the day while increasing this number. In the Rowing Doubles Sculls event, India’s Rohit Kumar and Lord Singh have given the country bronze medal. This is the 20th medal in India’s Asian Games so far. In the EP team event of Fencing, India defeated Indonesia 45-24 to make it to the quarter-finals.
Earlier, on the fifth day of Asian Games, 15-year-old shooter Shardul Vihan won the silver medal in the double trap event. Apart from this, India had also won two bronze medals on the fifth day and reached the number of medals to 18. In the men’s category of kabaddi, there was a major setback to India yesterday. The Indian men’s team, who won gold seven times, had to face the defeat of 18-27 in Iran in a fierce contest. So far, in every Asian Games, the Indian team has won gold. This is the first time in the history of 28 years of kabaddi that the Indian team has to be deprived of gold in these games. With this defeat, the Indian male kabaddi team had to be satisfied with the bronze medal. Earlier, yesterday, in the Artistic Gymnastics, Indian women players were disappointed. Aruna Reddy, who is considered a medal contender, remained seventh in this event. Pranati Nayak was ranked eighth in the women’s vault event. In the men’s singles match, Pradesh Guneshwaran of India defeated Kwon Soon and entered the semi-finals.
India’s Sandeep made the final in swimming (Asian Games)
Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal Nesukkravar has entered the final of the men’s 50m breaststroke competition in swimming on the sixth day. Sandeep secured sixth place in the final. In the Heat-1 competition, Sandeep secured the 1st place with a time of 27.95 s and qualified for the final.
Badminton (Asian Games)
In the singles category of Badminton, PV Sindhu entered the pre-quarterfinals after the confrontation on Thursday. Rio Olympics silver medalist P.V. Sindhu started her campaign well, the Indian player Sindhu defeated Ran Wai 2-1 in the match against Vietnam in the last-32 round. Sindhu beat the quartet 21-10, 12-21, 23-21 in 58 minutes in this exciting match. In another match, Saina Nehwal also easily entered the last 16. In the mixed doubles event of Badminton, the pair of Runcie Reddy and Ashwin Ponnappa was defeated by the badminton pair of Thailand. In the mixed doubles category, the pair of India’s Pranav Jerome Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also got out of the match, defeating the duo of Malaysia by two games.
On the good start of the campaign, Sawatiksaiyaraj Ramchandani and Chirag Shetty have entered the final-16 round of badminton men’s doubles event. Satyavik and Chirag outplayed pair of Chun Hei Tam and Yoon Chung in Hong Kong last-32 round of men’s doubles event. The Indian pair of Satvik and Chirag beat Hei and Chung in straight games by 21-12, 21-14 in the last 16 minutes.
Earlier, Indian women’s pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy entered the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s doubles event in Badminton, starting on the fifth day. The pair of Ashwini and Reddy beat Hong Kong’s NGA Yeong and Ng Wing pair in the final – 32nd round. The Indian pair entered the final -16 round of Yeung and Wing in just 32 minutes by defeating 21-16, 21-15 in straight games. In the first game, Ashwini and Reddy kept the pressure on the pair of Hong Kong and got a good lead from 14-9, but the opponent duo got a good return from 15-15.
On this occasion, Ashwini and Reddy put their game in the name of 21-16 after noting a chance to pair Yeung and Wing, taking a new look in their strategy. In the second game, there was an equal struggle between the two pairs. At one time, the score of both of them was equal to 10-10 but after returning to the game here, the Indian pair of Ashwini and Reddy made it to the second game 21-15 to make it to the pre-quarterfinals.
Shooting (Asian Games)
Medal hopes are rising in double trap competition 15-year-old Shardul Vihan topped the Heat with 141 points. But Ankur Mittal did not prove so fortunate. Mittal is jointly tied for 8th position. In the women category, shooter Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Barman missed the medal in women’s double trap shootout competition. Commonwealth Games medalist Shreyasi was the sixth in the final, and the rain got seventh place.
Shreyasi secured the sixth position with 121 points in the competition, while the rain remained at seventh place with a score of 120 points, the gold medal of this tournament was won by China’s Qinglian Lee, earning 136 points. In addition, his compatriot Ying Bai captured silver medal with 134 points. Kazakhstan’s Maria Dimitrienko hit a bronze with 125 points.
Archery (Asian Games)
Indian lady Archer Deepika Kumari got disappointed in the women’s recurve individual event Deepika, in the pre-quarterfinals, was beaten by Taiwan’s archer Ying Chen Li by 7-3. Due to this defeat, the hope of a medal in India has ended in this competition. Prior to this, Deepika made Deepika a place in the pre-quarterfinals by defeating North Korean Ji Jiang Rie 6-2 in the elimination round of the final 16th round of women’s individual event.
In the men’s category, Atanu Das retained the medal for the men’s recurve individual event in the quarter-finals. Atanu beat Kazakhstan’s Denis Gunkin 7-3 in the pre-quarterfinals. In the pre-quarterfinals, Atanu was defeated in the set-1 by 27-28 but in the second set, he made a good comeback and won 30-27 against Dennis. After this, the score of both of them was equal to 29-29 in the third set. The fourth set was won by Indian Archery Atanu 28-27. In the fifth set also, Atanu beat Dennis 27-26. He achieved a total of 141 points. In the quarter-finals, Atanu will face Indonesia’s Riau Agata in the quarter-finals. Apart from this, another Indian archer, Vishwas, got his opponent in the pre-quarter-finals and Kazakhstan’s archer Illafad Abdullin 7-1.
Swimming (Asian Games)
Natraj finished seventh in the final list. India’s other swimmer, Advaita, has not been able to qualify for the final of this competition. In Heat-1, Natraj took the second position, taking 2 minutes and 02.97 seconds and secured his place in the final. Apart from this, Aditya took the second position in Heat-2 with a time of 2 minutes and 06.85 seconds. In this case, he was ranked 12th in the final list.
Squash (Asian Games)
In the squash, India’s Sourav Ghosal defeated Taiy Aslam of Pakistan in the last eight of the singles category. Harinder Pal Sandhu of India has also reached the men’s quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, Sandhu and Sourav Ghosal will compete against each other. India’s women’s doubles player Deepika Pallikal defeated Sethi Yeni Rohmah of the hosts Indonesia to make it to the quarter-finals of the singles category. Joshna Chinappa is also a pre-session of the singles category. The quarter-finalists have reached the final. Earlier, Sourav Ghosal and Harinder Sandhu had started well and entered the men’s singles category pre-quarterfinals. Sourav defeated Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed 3-0 in the final-32 round. In addition to another match, Sandhu beat South Korea’s Jeongju 3-0.
The Third consecutive defeat of women India’s women’s volleyball team has consistently suffered third defeat in group-level competitions. In a Group B match on Wednesday, Kazakhstan defeated India 3-0. Kazakhstan started the match with a strong start and secured one-sided win in the first set by 25-8. India gave a tough challenge to the opposition in the second set but they could not stop Kazakhstan from winning the set for 25-19. India continued their belligerent performances in the third set also, but Kazakhstan took control in the last moments and won the match by 25-23 and won the match in its own name. This is the third consecutive defeat of the Indian women team in group-level competitions. Earlier, India had to face defeat against Vietnam and South Korea.