15 Gold, 68 medals: The Best ever Asian Games for India

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India has capped the best ever Asian Games with a haul of 68 medals, including 15 gold, at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

With two gold medals on the last day of the ongoing Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang –  one for young boxer Amit Panghal in the Men’s Light Fly (49kg) and one by the men’s pair of Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar in Bridge – India has written yet another golden lettered chapter in its sports heritage. There are miles to go, but the progress on the way is giving a lot of hope.

India’s overall medal tally has reached 68 (15 Gold, 24 Silver and 29 Bronze) at the 18th edition of the Asian Games, creating a record medal overhaul in the history of the Asian quadrennial multi-sport event which had started at the National Stadium in New Delhi in 1951.

Also, this edition marks the highest number of silver medals ever won by India at the Asian Games and has equaled the record highest number of gold medals (15) achieved at the inaugural edition in 1951 in New Delhi.

India broke the record medal haul achieved that time during the 2010 Asian Games in the Chinese city of Guangzhou when it brought home 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals. The third highest number of medals (57) were clinched during the last edition at Incheon and the 1982 edition when the games were held for the second time in the Indian capital.

India pocketed their latest medal at the Jakarta and Palembang Games with the women’s squash team silver by Joshana Chinnapa, Dipika Pallikal, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna.

India also has a chance of a bronze in hockey as the men’s team will take on Pakistan later today (Saturday) evening, after a shocking defeat at the hands of Malaysia in the semi-finals during the penalty shootouts.

Below is the complete list of Indian medallists at the Asian Games 2018:

Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally (India)

GOLD

Bajrang Punia – Wrestling (Men’s freestyle 65kg)

Vinesh Phogat – Wrestling (Women’s freestyle 50 kg)

Saurabh Chaudhary – Shooting (Men’s 10-meter air pistol)

Rahi Sarnobat – Shooting (Women’s 25-meter pistol)

Sawarn Singh, Dattu Baban Bhokanal, Om Prakash, Sukhmeet Singh – Rowing (Men’s quadruple sculls)

Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan – Tennis (Men’s doubles)

Tajinderpal Singh Toor – Athletics (Men’s shot put)

Neeraj Chopra – Athletics (Men’s javelin throw)

Manjit Singh – Athletics (Men’s 800 meters)

Arpinder Singh – Athletics (Men’s triple jump)

Swapna Barman – Athletics (Women’s heptathlon)

Jinson Johnson – Athletics (Men’s 1500 meters)

  1. R. Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Hima Das, Vismaya Athletics – Athletics (Women’s 4 x 400 m relay)

Amit Panghal – Boxing (Men’s Light Fly 49kg)

India Men’s Bridge Pair

SILVER

Deepak Kumar – Shooting (Men’s 10-meter air rifle)

Lakshay Sheoran – Shooting (Men’s trap)

Sanjeev Rajput – Shooting (Men’s 50-meter rifle three positions)

Shardul Vihan – Shooting (Men’s double trap)

India women’s national kabaddi team

Fouaad Mirza – Equestrian (Individual eventing)

Fouaad Mirza, Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh – Equestrian(Team eventing)

Hima Das – Athletics (Women’s 400 meters)

Muhammed Anas – Athletics (Men’s 400 meters)

Dutee Chand – Athletics (Women’s 100 meters)

Dharun Ayyasamy – Athletics (Men’s 400 meters hurdles)

Sudha Singh – Athletics (Women’s 3000 meters steeplechase)

Neena Varakil – Athletics (Women’s long jump)

Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari, Jyothi Surekha Vennam – Archery (Women’s team compound)

Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini – Archery (Men’s team compound)

PV Sindhu – Badminton (Women’s singles)

Jinson Johnson – Athletics (Men’s 800 meters)

Pincky Balhara – Kurash (Women’s 52 kg)

Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, M. R. Poovamma – Athletics (Mixed 4 x 400 meters)

Dutee Chand – Athletics (Women’s 200 meters)

Dharun Ayyasamy, Kunhu Mohammed, Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas – Athletics (Men’s 4 x 400 m relay)

Shweta Shervegar, Varsha Gautham – Sailing (49er FX Women)

India women’s hockey team

Indian Women’s Squash team

BRONZE

Ravi Kumar, Apurvi Chandela – Shooting (10-meter air rifle mixed team)

Abhishek Verma – Shooting (Men’s 10-meter air pistol)

India men’s national sepak takraw team

Divya Kakran – Wrestling (Women’s freestyle 68 kg)

Roshibina Naorem – Wushu (Women’s Sanda 60 kg)

Santhosh Kumar – Wushu (Men’s Sanda 56 kg)

Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh -Wushu (Men’s Sanda 60 kg)

Narender Grewal – Wushu (Men’s Sanda 65 kg)

Ankita Raina – Tennis (Women’s singles)

India men’s national kabaddi team

Dushyant Chauhan – Rowing (Men’s lightweight single sculls)

Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh – Rowing (Men’s lightweight double sculls)

Heena Sidhu – Shooting (Women’s 10-meter air pistol)

Prajnesh Gunneswaran – Tennis (Men’s singles)

Dipika Pallikal – Squash (Women’s singles)

Joshna Chinappa – Squash (Women’s singles)

Saurav Ghosal – Squash (Men’s singles)

India men’s Bridge Team

India mixed team Bridge

Saina Nehwal – Badminton (Women’s singles)

India men’s team table tennis

Malaprabha Jadhav – Kurash (Women’s 52 kg)

Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra – Table tennis (Mixed doubles)

PU Chitra – Athletics (Women’s 1500 metres)

Seema Punia – Athletics (Women’s Discus Throw)

Harshita Tomar – Sailing (Open Laser 4.7)

Varun Thakkar, Ganapathy Chengappa – Sailing (49er Men)

India Men’s Team Squash

Vikas Krishan Yadav – Boxing (Men’s Middleweight (75kg)

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