Day 7, Asian Games: Tejinderpal Singh Wins Gold in Shot Put
- Tejinder Pal Singh wins gold in men’s shot put.
- Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu enter quarter-finals of the women’s singles event.
- Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal win a bronze each in squash.
- Dutee Chand qualifies for the 100m semi-finals.
- Muhammed Anas Yahiya and Arokia Rajiv enter 400m finals.
- Hima Das and Nirmla in Women’s 400m semi-finals.
Asian Games Day 7 live blog has been closed, you can catch updates from Day 8 here.
India End Day 7 With 29 Medals
After a less eventful day, Tajinderpal Singh Toor made sure India has a reason to rejoice at the end of Day 7. He clinched the gold in the men’s shot put.
Earlier in the day, Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal won three bronze medals after they had to settle for it with their respective semi-final losses.
Athletics: Hima Das and Nirmla in Women's 400m Semis
India’s Hima Das and Nirmla Sheoran enter the semi-finals of the women's 400m.
Nirmla was the first person to qualify when she topped her Heat with a timing of 54.09 to qualify for the semi-final.
Hima was the next to qualify for the semis with a timing of 51.00. She also topped her Heat. In the process she broke national record in the Women's 400m qualifiers.
Women's Hockey: India beat South Korea 4-1
Gurjeet Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women’s team beat South Korea in a Pool B match 4-1.
Navneet Kaur and Vandana Katariya scored the other two goals for India.
The women’s team is still unbeaten in the competition with wins against Indonesia and Kazakhstan. They have scored 32 goals till now in the competition.
Athletics: Muhammed Anas and Arokia Rajiv in 400m Final
India’s Muhammed Anas Yahiya and Rajiv Arokia enter men’s 400m final.
Muhammed Anas Yahiya qualified for the final after finishing first in the semi-final with a timing of 45.30.
Arokia Rajiv qualified for the final after finishing second in the semi-final with a timing of 46.08
Athletics: Tejinderpal Wins Gold in Shot Put
Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinches gold in men’s shot put final with Games Record throw of 20.75, in his fifth attempt.
Tejinderpal was leading the final from his first attempt, when he threw 19.96.
Athletics: Dutee in Women's 100m Semis
India’s Dutee Chand qualifies for Women's 100m semi-final with the third best timing of 11.38.
Athletics: No medal for Sarita Romit Singh in Hammer Throw
India’s Sarita Romit Singh finishes fifth in the women’s hammer throw final and fails to win a medal.
In her first attempt, Sarita managed to throw 59.90 and was fourth in the standing. After her second attempt of 59.26, Sarita went down to the sixth position. Sarita was back in the fourth spot after third attempt of 62.03, which was her best attempt. She 60.57 in her fourth attempt to stay fourth.
Sarita’s final two attempts were called foul which meant she failed to clinch a medal.
Athletics: Sreeshankar in Men's Long Jump Final
Sreeshankar crosses the qualification mark with a jump of 7.83 to qualify for the Men's Long Jump final
Squash: Saurabh Settles for Bronze
Despite holding an early 2-0 lead, Saurav Ghosal lost the following three sets of his semi-final against Hong Kong’s Au Chun Ming and will now settle for bronze.
Saurav is India’s top ranked male squash player and was the top seed in the men’s draw. He had won a silver at the 2014 Asian Games.
This is India’s third bronze in squash today after both Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa lost their semi-final matches as well.
Badminton: Manu and Sumeeth Also Lose
Bringing an end to India’s campaign in the doubles events at the Asian Games is Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy’s in the pre-quarters.
The Indian pair were up against China’s Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, the number 2 ranked team in the world and managed to drag the match to three games.
In fact, they had three match points as well but squandered them all to lose the match 13-21, 21-17, 23-25.
Squash: Saurav Leads 2-0
India’s top male squash player Saurav Ghosal leads his semi-final against Hong Kong’s Au Chun Ming 2-0. A victory here will ensure him of a silver.
In fact, he is a silver medallist in the singles event from the 2014 Asian Games as well.
Weightlifting: Vikas Thakur Finishes 8th
India’s campaign in weightlifting at the Asian Games has ended without a medal. The last of the competitors in action, Vikas Thakur finished eighth in the men's 94kg category. He lifted a total of 335kg (145kg+190kg).
After two unsuccessful attempts, Thakur managed to lift 145kg in his snatch. In the clean and jerk, he successfully lifted 190 kg but faltered in his final two attempts of 197kg.
For the 24-year-old Indian, a total of 335 kg was a climb down from the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, where he lifted his personal best of 351 kg (159kg+192kg) to win a bronze medal.
Squash: Joshna Loses Semi-final
Joshna Chinappa will be joining Dipika Pallikal at the third spot in the women’s singles podium after losing her semi-final match as well.
Playing Malaysian 19-year-old Subramaniam Sivasangari, Chinappa did manage to win a game but it was eventually not enough as Subramaniam set up an all-Malaysian women’s final against Nicol David.
Badminton: Women's Doubles Campaign Ends
Not a good day for India in doubles badminton.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy lost their quarter-final tie 11-21, 22-24 to Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China, ending India’s campaign in the event.
Boxing: Pavitra Enters Quarters
It was an India vs Pakistan match-up and Pavitra has managed to come out on top in the 60kg women’s boxing quarter-final against Rukhsana Perveen.
Just one round of the bout was enough for Pavitra to close the match as she knocked down Ruksana twice and the bout was ended by the referee.
Pavitra, who is a former National Games gold-medallist, won with a unanimous 10-8 scoreline.
The 31-year-old is making her debut at the Games, having replaced former world and Asian champion L Sarita Devi in the lightweight category.
Badminton: Easy Win For Sindhu
PV Sindhu has joined Saina Nehwal in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles draw with an easy 21-12, 21-15 win over the 2017 junior world champion from Indonesia Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.
Squash: Dipika Pallikal Wins Bronze
It was a tough match to start and Dipika Pallikal could not get the better of six-time Asian Games gold medallist Nicol David.
The semi-final ended in a 3-0 win for the Malaysian. With two players finishing third in squash, Pallikal will get the bronze medal.
This is Dipika’s second bronze medal at the Asian Games after she lost the women’s singles semi-final four years back in Incheon as well. Little trivia, it was Nicol who halted her campaign four years back as well.
Badminton: Sindhu Wins Opening Game
After Saina sailed into the quarters earlier today, PV Sindhu is also looking set for a place among the final eight as she’s closed the first game against local favourite Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12 in 14 minutes.
19-year-old Tunjung is a junior world champion from 2017.
Archery: Loss for Men's Team
The Indian men’s recurve team comprising Jagdish Choudhary, Atanu Das and Vishwas are also out of the team event, after the women were defeated earlier today.
Playing the Korean team, India lost 5-1 to be knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals.
Badminton: Men's Doubles Team Knocked Out
Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have lost their Round of 16 match to Korea's Solgyu Choi and Kang Minhyuk 17-21, 21-19, 17-21.
Despite tying the match at 1-1 after two games and leading 10-8 at the break in the third, Satwik and Chirag could not manage to close out the victory and are now out of the tournament.
Badminton: 1-1 in Men's Doubles
After both of India’s singles players got knocked out on Friday, the medal hope among the men now lies with Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. They’re playing Korea's Solgyu Choi and Kang Minhyuk and lost the first game 17-21 in 17 minutes. In danger of getting knocked out, the Indian pair recovered fast and won the second game 21-19 in 20 minutes.
The third game is 10-8 to the Indians at the break.
Archery: Women's Team Out in Quarters
A final scoreline of 6-2 and the Indian women’s archery team comprising Ankita Bhakat, Promila Diamary and Deepika Kumari have been knocked out.
India lost the first set 55-56 followed by a defeat in the second as well at 51-56. The team won the third set 54-52 but trailed 2-4 to eventually lose the battle.
Badminton: Saina Enters Quarters
Saina cruises to another victory, and enters the quarter-finals of the women’s singles event. She dispatched crowd-favourite Fitriani in straight games 21-6, 21-14.
It’s an easy win but she is not easy opponent to play with. She did well against (Nozomi) Okuhora in the team championship. There were pretty long rallies and crowd was also supporting her. The conditions were also tough today, there was more drift.Saina Nehwal
Badminton: Saina Takes Lead
After trailing 4-7 in the second set, Saina Nehwal manages to recover and take an 11-9 lead.
Badminton: Saina Wins 1st Set
Saina Nehwal wins the first set 21-6 with ease! She gives away just one point after leading 11-5 at the break time before winning the set in less than 15 minutes.
Badminton: Saina Nehwal's Match Underway
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s Round of 16 match against Indonesia’s Fitriani (40) in the women’s singles event is now underway.
Former world no 1 Saina has a 3-0 record against her 19-year-old opponent. The Indian shuttler had registered a comfortable 21-7, 21-9 against Iran's Soraya Aghaeihajiagha (256) in the previous round.
Shooting: Anish, Shivam Fail to Enter Final
India's Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla fail to qualify for the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final event.
After holding the third position in the first stage of the qualification round, the 15-year-old Anish finished ninth overall. Shivam on the other hand, was 11th after the first stage and eventually finished in the same spot.
15-year-old Anish, who became the youngest Indian to win a CWG gold this year, had shot an impressive 97, 99, 97 in his first three series. But in the second stage, shots of 96, 94 and 93 pushed him down in the table.
Shivam finished with a total score of 569.
Athletics: Chethan in High Jump Final
Chethan Balasubramanya qualifies for the men’s High Jump finals! He finishes fifth in Group B after clearing the 2.15 on his second attempt.
Athletics: Muhammed, Arokia in 400m Semis
Muhammed Anas Yahiya wins Heat 1 with a timing of 45.63 to qualify for men's 400m semi-final.
Arokia Rajiv also qualifies for the semis after finishing second in his heat with a timing of 46.82.
The 400m semis are scheduled to start at 7:15 pm IST.
Athletics: Chethan Clears 2.10
In the men's High Jump, Chethan Balasubramanya clears the marks of 2.05 and 2.10 in his first attempts.
Archery: Men's Recurve Team Enter Quarters
The Indian men’s recurve team are through the quarter-finals with a 5-3 win over Vietnam. The team comprising Atanu Das, Viswash and Jagdiesh Choudhary will next take on Republic of Korea at 1.35 pm IST.
Shooting: Anish in Top 3
15-year-old Anish Bhanwala shoots 97, 99, 97 in the first stage of the qualification round. He sits on third place in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event.
Competing in the same event is Shivam Shukla, who’s 11th in the qualification round after shooting 98, 98, 93 in the first three series.
Archery: Indian Women Recurve Team in Quarters
Indian women’s recurve archery team beat Mongolia 5-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. They will next compete against second seeds Chinese Taipei for a spot in the semis.
Archery: Positive Start for Indian Women
The Indian women’s recurve archery team have got off to a great start in the Women's Team 1/8 Eliminations.
The team comprising Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat are leading 4-0 against Mongolia after two sets.
India’s recurve archery team has been struggling in this Asian Games so far. Just yesterday, the team of Deepika and Atanu Das suffered an upset at the hands of lower-ranked Mongolia in the mixed team event. The defeat had left Deepika shattered as she sat on the pavement outside the stadium, her hands covering her face in dejection.
Shooting: Anish Bhanwala's Event Underway
The Indian shooters start Day 7 of the Asian Games.
The 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event featuring CWG gold medallist Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla is underway.
At just 15, Haryana-born shooter Anish had created ripples by becoming the youngest Indian to win a Commonwealth Games. In his maiden CWG, he achieved the feat with a Games record score in the same event he is competing in today.
Competing in the women’s skeet qualifiers are Rashmi Rathore and Ganemat Sekhon while Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Sheeraz Sheikh are shooting in the men’s skeet event.
Indians in Action Today
Asian Games 2018 – Day 7
Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan notched their maiden men's doubles gold medal at the Asian Games tennis competition, dominating the final clash with a thoroughly clinical performance on Day 6 of the tournament.
The lone Indian in fray in the men's singles event, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, settled for a bronze after losing 2-6, 2-6 to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in a semi-final which was much more competitive than what the scoreline might suggest.
Heena Sidhu put behind a modest qualification to win her maiden Asian Games individual medal on the sixth day of the competition. Sidhu came from behind in the finals and was just 0.1 from the lead after she produced a 10.8 on the 21st shot. Her next shot was a 9.6 and her overall score of 219.2 could only give her a bronze.
Sixteen-year-old Manu Bhaker was left disappointed again, this time in her main event, finishing fifth.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be in action in the women’s singles event on Day 7 of the Asian Games. They will be playing their respective Round of 16 matches.
The Indian women’s hockey team will be up against South Korea at 6:30 pm IST on the seventh day of the tournament.