At the end of Day 14 of the Asian Games 2018, India ended its Asiad campaign on a high. On an eventful day, the Indian contingent won 2 Gold Medals, a Silver and a Bronze Medal on Saturday. With the medal wins, the Indian team has now won a total of 69 medals at 2018 Games - their best performance till date!
Earlier in the day, it was boxer Amit Panghal who opened the account with a Gold medal. The 22-year-old boxer defeated former Olympic Gold medallist to win the Men's 49kg Flyweight tournament. Soon after, Indian duo of Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar who won a Gold Medal in Bridge Men's Pair event.
There were high hopes from the Indian Women's Squash team, but India had to remain content with the Silver medal. Ending their Asian Games 2018 campaign on a high, the Indian team beat Pakistan to secure a Bronze medal in the event.
As per the latest Medal standings, India is currently on the 8th spot, with 69 medals in its kitty. So far, the Indian contingent has won 15 Gold Medals (equalling their previous best at 1951 Asian Games), 24 Silver Medals, and 30 Bronze Medals. Asian Games Medal Tally 2018: India Surpasses 2014 Asiad Total Medal Count in Countrywise Table at Jakarta Palembang.
The 18th Asian Games are underway in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. The 2018 Asian Games started with the opening ceremony on August 18. And the sporting events began on August 19. The Asian Games 2018 will end on September 02. For the first time, Asian Games will see the introduction of eSports and eSports. Though they will be contested as a demonstration sport and as medal events at the 2022 Asian Games. Meanwhile, around 45 nations will participate at the multi-sport event and all of them will be looking to conquer the Asian Games 2018 medals tally.
Asian Games Medal Tally 2018: Full Medal Table
Over 1100 athletes will take part in the 2018 Asian Games. These athletes will participate around 460 events across 40 sports. Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra was India’s flag-bearer as he led the Indian contingent featuring around 572 athletes. The Indians will be in action around 36 sports categories. India’s Asian Games Medal Tally: A Look at India’s Performance at Last Five Asiad Ahead of 2018 Asian Games Jakarta Palembang
China has often dominated the Asian Games medals tally. In last consecutive nine editions, China maintained the numero uno positions on the Asian Games medals table. In the last edition of Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, China finished with a total of 345 medals (151 gold, 109 silver, and 85 bronze). At the Asian Games 2010 in, on home soil, China bagged 416 medals. Out of these 199 were gold, 119 silver, and 98 bronze. 2018 Asian Games Schedule PDF Download in IST: Full Fixtures With Match Timings of Indian Contingent at Jakarta Palembang Asiad.
India managed to secure 57 medals at the Incheon Asian Games 2014 that included 11 gold, 9 silver, and 37 bronze. In 2010 at Guangzhou, India had secured 65 medals which included the 14 gold in addition to 17 silver and 34 bronze. It is India’s best performance at the Asian Games as far as overall medals tally is concerned. When it comes to gold medals, India clinched 15 yellow metals at the inaugural edition in 1951, the most till date for the country at the Asian Games. AT Guangzhou, in 2010, India managed to bag 14 gold medals. At the recently concluded, 2018 Commonwealth Games, India finished third with 66 medals. The athletes can take a cue from that and push for a strong finish at the Asian Games 2018.