After an exciting first day of Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games, Indian athletes are geared up for another big day in Indonesia. And we at LatestLy are also ready with our special coverage of Asian Games 2018 bringing you the live news updates from qualification, medal events, reports to updated medal table, tally and country-wise standings. On Day 2, the contingents in focus are badminton, shooting and wrestling with the medal events to be held on August 20, 2018 (Monday). First up will be Indian shooters whose events begin from 6.30 am IST (match timings in India). Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar in 10m Air Rifle Men and Shreyasi Singh and Seema Tomar in Trap Women qualification event held at JSC - Shooting Range. Asian Games 2018 Day 2 India Schedule in IST & Medal Tally: Full Fixtures List of Indian Athletes in Action on August 20.
In Shooting, there are more events and Indian participation on the second day. Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela will be hoping to make to finals of 10m Air Rifle Event. Chandela had earlier won a bronze medal with Ravi Kumar in 10m Air Rifle mixed team event. Manavjeet Singh Sandhu and Lakshay will be in the qualification lineups of Trap Men event. Depending on all these shooters’ performances in the qualification round, medal event will begin two hours later from 8.30 am IST. Asian Games Medal Tally 2018 Updated: India Ninth With Bajrang Punia’s Gold in Current Positions and Country-Wise Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal Standings.
In Badminton, men’s and women’s team events are going to take place. After receiving a first-round bye, Indian women’s team, which won a bronze medal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Game after finishing third, will be facing top seeds Japan in the quarterfinals. The team comprise of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sikki Reddy, Sai Uttejitha Rao, Arathi Sara, Rutuparna Panda, Ashmita Chaliha, Gayatri Gopichand Pullela and Aakarshi Kashyap. India vs Japan quarterfinals match will begin around at 7.00pm IST. As for Indian men’s team, they beat Maldives 3-0 to next face Indonesia for a place in the semi-finals. The team comprising of Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Manu Attri, B. Sumeeth Reddy, Pranav Chopra, and Sourabh Verma will play Indonesia around 1.00 pm IST. 2018 Asian Games Schedule PDF Download in IST: Full Fixtures With Match Timings of Indian Contingent at Jakarta Palembang Asiad.
In wrestling 1/8 finals (first-round) will begin from 12.00 pm IST. Vinesh Phogat will take on China’s Sun Yanan in Women's Freestyle 50 kg, Pooja Dhanda will face Orasa Sookdongyor of Thailand in Women's Freestyle 57 kg, Pinki will be facing Erdenechimegiin Sumiyaa of Mongolia in Women's Freestyle 53 kg and Sakshi Malik will take on Salinee Srisombat of Thailand in Women's Freestyle 62 kg. They are India’s four female grapplers India has high hopes on. As for men’s event, there’s Sumit Malik who will be facing Parviz Hadi of Iran in Men's Freestyle 125 kg 1/8 Finals to move to next round. Asian Games 2018 Video Highlights Day 1: Bajrang Punia Bags First Gold, Apurvi-Ravi Wins Bronze for India.
Tennis fans in India will also have a lot of catch on the second day of 2018 Asian Games. As many as nine matches will be played by Indian tennis players in Men's Singles Round of 32, Men's Doubles Round of 32, Women's Singles Round of 32, Mixed Doubles Round of 32, Women's Doubles Round of 32. Yes, there is no Leander Paes after the 45-year-old tennis veteran opted out of the multi-sports event, but his absence should not be a reason for you to not follow or hope medals raining from Rohan Bopanna-led side in the 18th edition of Asian Games. Indian Tennis Legend Leander Paes Pulls Out of 2018 Asian Games Due to Lack of ‘Doubles Specialist’ Partner!
Apart from the above games, we also have representation in artistic gymnastics, swimming, taekwondo, wushu, rowing, basketball, and of course there’s an exciting game of field hockey and kabaddi. Both Indian men's and women's teams had clinched the gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and are well on course to defend their medals. In their opening matches, men’s team defeated Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and women’s team blasted Japan out of the contest. On Monday, men’s side will face South Korea, the women’s team will take on Thailand. Coming to Hockey, India will be playing Indonesia in Pool A match beginning at 7.00pm IST.