So, that's the end of today's action as far as India is concerned. Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal in Javelin throw was the highlight of the day, It was India's eight gold medal at the Asian Games 2018. Apart from the gold, India bagged three silver medals in track and field events. Dharun Ayyasamy, Sudha Singh, and Neena Varakil won silver medals in different events. Saina Nehwal also clinched the bronze medal in badminton singles. Updated Asian Games 2018 Medals Tally.
India beat Japan 3-1 in men's table tennis team to qualify for the semifinal. And that assures India of another medal.
In men's high jump final, Chethan Balasubramanya has finished eighth. China’s You Wang won the gold, Korea’s Sanghyeok Woo took silver while Syria’s Majd Eddin Ghzal and Japan’s Naoto Tobe finished joint third.
Jinson Johnson qualifies for the of final men's 800m after finishing on top in Heat 1 with a timing of 1:47.39. Manjit Singh also qualifies for final with a timing of 1:48.64, he finished 8th. In women's table tennis team quarterfinals, India suffered a 1-3 defeat to Hong Kong after Manika Batra lost 8-11, 8-11, 13-11 to Wai Doo Hoi Kem in the fourth match.
In boxing, Dheeraj beats Kyrgyzstan's Nurlan Kobashev 3-0 to make it to quarterfinal of Men's Light Welter (64kg) and in squash, India beat Singapore 3-0 to register their second successive win in men's team event.
BIG NEWS! India's Neeraj Chopra wins gold in men's javelin throw final. This is India's 8th gold at the 2018 Asian Games. China’s Qizhen Liu takes silver medal while Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem walks away with the bronze medal. Neeraj’s best throw of 88.06 came in the third attempt. It’s a national record for the 20-year-old champion. Updated Asian Games 2018 Medals Tally.
India's Neena Varakil has won a silver medal in Women's long jump final. She finishes second in the women's long jump final with a best jump of 6.51m. Thi Thu Thao Bui of Vietnam takes the gold medal with her best jump of 6.55. Xiaoling XU settles for silver.
Apart from two back to back silver medals in track and field events, Indian boxers enjoyed a good outing with Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal registering comprehensive victories by identical 5-0 margins in their respective bouts. Vikas overpowered Ahmed Tanveer of Pakistan by unanimous decision while Amit earned a similar decision against Mongolia's Enkhmandakh Kharkhu. Both boxers have now entered the quarter-finals. Vikas will fight Tanglatihan Erbieke of China in the last eight stage. The Chinese had defeated Pazzyyev Nursahet of Turkmenistan in the pre-quarterfinals. Amit will take on Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea in the quarters. Kim had faced tough challenge from Omid Ahmadisafa of Iran in the round of 16 before scraping through with a narrow 3-2 verdict.
Another silver medal comes India's way as Sudha Singh clocking 9:40.03 finishes second in Women's 3,000m Steeplechase event. She finishes behind Bahrain’s Winfred Ravi who looked 9:36.52 while Vietnam’s The Oanh Nguyen wins bronze medal.
There you go! It's a silver medal for India. Dharun Ayyasamy clinches it in Men's 400m Hurdles. As he clocks 48.96 seconds, this is a national record as well. Abderrahman Samba of Qatar takes the gold medal after clocking 47.66. Japan’s Takatoshi Abe bags bronze.
Beat the Monday Blues on 26th August by following pure sporting action from Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. It is the ninth day of quadrennial multi-sports tournament and there’s a lot in store for India. We have badminton stars, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in action in women’s singles semi-finals matches. There’s Indian men’s and women’s compound archery teams in gold medal match and there’s of course, medal events lined up in athletics. So, get ready to catch the live news updates of all the action (in Indian timing) here at LatestLY, in addition to the live telecast, and online streaming of Asian Games 2018 is carried on by Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. Asian Games 2018 Day 9 India Schedule in IST & Medal Tally: Full Fixtures List of Indian Athletes in Action on August 27.
In Badminton, the women’s singles semi-finals will begin from 10.30am IST onwards with Saina Nehwal vs Tzuying Tai match, followed by PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi. This is the first time Indian women singles shuttlers are assured of a medal in Asian Games. And India will have the first singles medals in badminton after the 1982 Asiad when Syed Modi won the bronze. Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 8: Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Muhammed Anas Win Silver; Govindan Lakshmanan Denied Bronze For Overstepping.
India has high hopes from archery apart from athletics and badminton. India's men's and women's compound archery teams have entered finals getting better of Taiwan teams. They will be going against South Korean teams in the gold medal matches. The mens' team, comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma and the Indian women's team of Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam will be all pumped up to win first Asiad 2018 medal for India.
Asian Games 2018 Medal Table and Team Standings
Coming to athletics, Neeraj Chopra who was also flag-bearer at the Asian Games opening ceremony will be participating in the Men’s Javelin Throw finals. The 20-year-old will also have Shivpal Singh in the gold medal event. In Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final, Sudha Singh and Chinta are medal hopefuls. Dharun Ayyasamy and Santosh Kumar Tamilarasan have also qualified for Men’s 400m Hurdles finals while Jauna Murmu and Anu Raghavan have made to the Women’s 400m Hurdles finals.
Apart from these finals and medal events, there are other interesting matches to follow like India women’s hockey team taking on Thailand in Pool B. In Table Tennis and Squash, team events are taking place and these two sports have potential to earn medals for the country. So, sit back, relax and catch all the live action of Indian athletes at 2018 Asian Games right here at LatestLY.