Day 10, Asian Games: India Clinch Silver in Mixed 4x400m Relay
- PV Sindhu wins silver after losing to world number one Tzi Tzu Ying in the final.
- Indian men’s and women’s compound archery team win silvers after losing to Republic of Korea in the final.
- Indian men’s table-tennis lose their semi-final to Korea, settle for bronze.
- Manjit Singh wins gold and Jinson Johnson wins silver in 800m event.
- Pincky Balhara wins silver and Malaprabha Yallapa Jadhav wins bronze in Kurash.
Squash: India Continue Good Work in Squash
India continued their march with another fairly comfortable day in the squash team event.
Barring Harinder Pal Sandhu, who lost to Al Tamini Abdulla in the men's tie against Qatar, no other Indian faced any problem as both the men and the women inched ahead in their pursuit to qualify from the group stage.
Harinder's loss meant both Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar had to be extra cautious but both were up to the task as India eked out a 2-1 win. All other matches ended in India's favour with an identical 3-0 margins.
Men: India bt Qatar 2-1 (Harinder Pal Sandhu lost to Al Tamini Abdulla 8-11, 9-11, 8-11; Ramit Tandon bt Amjad Syed 11-3, 11-5, 11-3; Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Al Malki Abdulrahman 11-9, 11-6, 11-2)
Women: India bt Thailand 3-0 (Joshna Chinappa bt Prasertratanakul Anantana 11-9, 12-10, 11-6; Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Thamronglarp Tuddaw 11-2, 11-6, 11-2; Tanvi Khanna bt Phongrattana Pranghatai 11-3, 11-4, 11-2); India bt Indonesia 3-0 (Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Rohmah Yeni Siti 11-5, 11-5,11-7; Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Maryani Irma 11-3, 11-9, 11-1; Tanvi Khanna bt Nadiya Maudy Wafa 11-1, 11-3, 11-7).
Mixed 4x400m Relay: India Win Silver
India’s mixed 4x400m relay team comprising Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Poovamma Raju and Arokia Rajiv win silver with a timing of 3:15.71 minutes. Bahrain finished with gold with a timing of 3:11.89 minutes.
Women's Heptathlon: Purnima Hembram Finishes First in 200m Heats
Purnima Hembram finishes first in the 200m heats with a timing of 25.34 seconds. She is currently third in heptathlon with 3424 points after four events.
Kurash: India Bag Silver and Bronze
Malaprabha Yallapa Jadhav became the first Indian to win a medal in Kurash at the Asian Games after losing 0-10 to Gulnor Sulaymanova in the 52 kg category.
Later in the day, Pincky Balhara settled for silver after losing 0-10 to Sulaymanova in the final.
Athletics: Manjit Singh Wins Gold in 800m
Manjit Singh wins gold in 800m with a timing of 1:46.15 minutes and Jinson Johnson finishes with a silver with a timing of 1:46.35 minutes.
Athletics: Dutee Chand Qualifies for 200m Final
Dutee Chand finishes with the fastest timing in the consolidated standings of the 200m semi-final. Kazakhstan’s finished second in the second semi-final with a timing of 23.41 seconds.
Athletics: Hima Das Disqualified
Heartbreak for India! Hima Das is disqualified from the 200m semi-final. She takes off way before the shot went up and is shown the red card. No chances given to the athlete for the false start!
Athletics: Dutee Chand Finishes First in Her Semi-Final
Dutee Chand finishes first in her 200m semi-final with a timing of 23 seconds. The Indian beat Edidiong Odiong by just 0.01 seconds.
Squash: India Beat Qatar
The Indian men’s squash team featuring Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar beat Qatar 3-2.
Men's Hockey: India Thrash Sri Lanka 20-0
India finish top of Pool A with 15 points after thrashing Sri Lanka 20-0 in their last group match. The men’s hockey team added 6 more goals in the last quarter, courtesy Rupinder (51’, 52’), Dilpreet (52’), Lalit (57’, 58’) and Mandeep (58’) find the back of the net for India.
Men's Hockey: India Lead 14-0 at the End of the 3rd Quarter
The Indian men’s hockey team is relentless in this match. They add seven more goals in the third quarter. Vivek Sagar Prasad (31’), Akashdeep (32’, 42’), Harmanpreet (33’), Mandeep Singh (35’, 43’), Amit Rohidas (38’) score for India!
Men's Hockey: India Lead 7-0 at Half-Time
The Indian men’s hockey team added three more goals in the second quarter. Akashdeep (17’, 22’) found the back of the net twice, while Harmanpreet netted India’s seventh goal in the 21st minute.
Men's Hockey: India Take 4-0 Lead at the End of 1st Quarter
The Indian side hit the back of the net four times against Sri Lanka in the first quarter. Akashdeep (10’, 11’) scored a brace while Rupinder (4’)and Harmanpreet (6’)scored a goal each. Out of the five penalty corners awarded, India managed to convert only one of them.
Men's Hockey: India 1-0 Sri Lanka
India gets a penalty corner but Harmanpreet fails to convert it but India is awarded a penalty stroke, which Rupinder Pal Singh converts. India go one up.
Men's Hockey: India vs Sri Lanka underway
Indian men’s hockey team take on Sri Lanka in their final Pool A encounter. India are yet to loose a match at the Asiad.
Boxing: Pavitra Loses Quarters
Another Indian boxer has lost her quarter-final match. Pavitra is outclassed 2-3 by Indonesia’s Huswatun Hasanah in the women’s light 60 kg category.
Boxing: Sonia Lather Loses Quarters
Indian boxer Sonia Lather loses her 57kg quarter-final bout to North Korea’s Son Hwa Jo.
Table Tennis: Men's Team Settle for Bronze
Indian men's table-tennis team win bronze after losing 0-3 to Republic of Korea in the semi-final. Not too much disappointment with this loss because India still bring home the first table-tennis medal in the history of the Asian Games.
All three Indian paddlers – Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj – were no match for their opponents and lost their respective singles games.
Badminton: PV Sindhu Wins Silver
PV Sindhu wins a silver after losing 13-21, 16-21 to World no 1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the women’s singles event.
World no 3 Sindhu wasn’t any match to her opponent who maintained a lead through the match. Comprehensive win for Tai, and she now has a 10-3 head-to-head lead over Sindhu.
This is India’s first-ever silver in badminton at the Asian Games. Sindhu is also bringing home a medal in the sport 36 years after Syed Modi won a bronze in the men’s singles event in 1982.
Archery: Men's Team Win Silver
The Indian team of Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma win silver in the men’s compound archery team event after losing to South Korea in the final.
After four ends, the score was level at 229, taking the match into a shoot-off.
Once again, the scores were level. However, the Koreans bagged the gold courtesy having more arrows in the centre circle.
Badminton: Sindhu Loses 1st Game
PV Sindhu has the lost the first game 13-21 to World no 1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying. Sindhu won two points after the break, reducing her opponent’s lead to 11-9.
But World no 1 Tai races away to a 17-11 lead over Sindhu in the first game, eventually winning the first game of the final.
Badminton: Sindhu Trailing
World no 1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying gets off to a great start, with a 5-0 lead before Sindhu can win her first point.
However, Sindhu manages to edge her way back into the game. At the break, the Indian shuttler is trailing 11-7.
Badminton: PV Sindhu Plays World No 1 in Final
PV Sindhu is playing World no 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the gold medal match of the women’s singles event.
The Olympic silver medallist is the first-ever Indian to enter the finals of a badminton event at the Asian Games.
The Chinese Taipei player has played Sindhu 12 times so far and holds a dominant 9-3 head-to-head lead over her. In fact, the last time Sindhu came out on top was the 2016 Rio Olympics when she won the match in straight games.
Archery: Compound Men's Team Final Underway
India men’s compound team have won the first set 60-56 against Republic of Korea in the final.
India are the defending champions in the event, and favourites to win this year too.
They had defeated Chinese Taipei 230-227 in the semi-finals.
Men's Volleyball: India vs Pakistan Underway
India have won the first set 25-21 against Pakistan in the quarter-final of the men’s volleyball tournament.
Archery: Compound Women's Team Win Silver
Indian women’s compound archery team have won the silver after losing 231-228 to Republic of Korea in the final.
India were leading 59-57 after the first set before Korea won the second set 58-56. With the scores level at 173-173, both teams were on even keel in the third set scoring 58 points each but India wilted under pressure losing 55-58 to end up second best.
This result is an improvement from the silver they won at the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.
The Indian men's compound team will also face South Korea in the finals.
Archery: Compound Women's Team Final Underway
India’s Compound women's team have won the first set 59-57 against Korea in their final match.
The Indian women have bettered their last edition's performance – a bronze at Incheon – by entering the summit clash of the compound team.
Table Tennis: Men’s Team Semi-final Underway
Indian are playing Republic of Korea in the semi-final of the men's Table Tennis team event.
Courtesy of being in the semis, India have assured themselves of the country’s first-ever medal in table tennis in the history of the Asian Games.
Indians in Action Soon
A few big events featuring Indians starting soon. Here’s a list of what to look out for:
11:00 am IST
Table Tennis Men’s Semi-final: India vs Korea
11:15 am IST
Compound Women's Team Final: India vs Korea
Badminton Women's Singles Final: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying
Compound Men's Team Final: India vs Korea
Cycling: Deborah, Chanu Fail to Qualify
Deborah and Sonali Chanu fail to qualify for Round 2 of the Women’s Keirin event. Both Indian cyclists finished fourth in their respective heats of the repechage round.
Athletics: Swapna Leading in Women's Heptathlon Event
Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram are currently competing in the Women's Heptathlon event, which includes 100m, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m, Long Jump, Javelin Throw and 800m.
With a taped chin, Swapna has been super impressive in the high jump event, clearing all 1.73, 1.76, 1.79 and 1.82 on her first attempts! She is currently in the lead, while Purnima sits in fifth place.
Squash: Women's Team Register 2nd Win
India has defeated Thailand 3-0 to register their second straight win in Pool B of the women’s Squash team event.
In their campaign opener yesterday, the team of Tanvi Khanna, Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, and Sunayna Kuruvilla had defeated Iran 3-0.
They will be playing Indonesia at 5:00 pm IST later today.
Cycling: Deborah, Sonali in Repechage Round
Cyclists Deborah and Sonali Chanu moved to the repechage round of the Women's Keirin after finishing fourth and fifth in their respective Heats.
In the women’s team pursuit, India clock a time of India 5:07.863 in Heat 1, and fail to qualify for the Finals.
Athletics: Dutee, Hima in 200m Semis
Dutee Chand and Hima Das qualify for the semi-finals of the women’s 200m event! Both athletes, who’ve already bagged silvers in this Asian Games, finished just 0.10 seconds apart in the heats.
Dutee finished first in Heat 4, and second overall with a timing of 23.37.
Hima Das finished fourth in Heat 1, but stands 7th out of the 16 athletes moving to the next round of the event.
The semi-final is scheduled to start at 5:20 pm IST.
Athletics: Dutee Tops 200m Heat
Dutee Chand on top! The Indian sprinter clocks a timing of 23.37 to finish first in Heat 4 of the Women’s 200m event. She has qualified for the semi-finals.
Athletics: Hima Finishes 4th in Heat
Hima Das finishes fourth in her heat of the women’s 200m event.
It's not over for Hima, just yet. She really caught up in the last 100 meters and finished with a time of 23.47. While just the top 3 runners from each heat make it through, there's always an opening for the 'fastest loser' and in this case it may be Hima who finished fourth in her heat with a time that was still better than what the winner of Heat 1 clocked.
Athletics: Hima Das, Dutee Chand to Compete in Women's 200m
Big event this morning! Hima Das and Dutee Chand will be competing in the qualification round of the 200m sprint at 8:15am IST.
Both athletes have already won a silver each in this Asian Games.
Dutee finished second in the women's 100m event to win the country's first medal in 20 years in this event. Sprinter Das, who became the U20 World Champion earlier this year, also clinched a silver in the women's 400m. She clocked 50.79s to break her own national record.
Time-Wise List of Events
Equestrian - Jumping Individual and Team: Kaevaan Kevic Setalvad, Vhetan Reddy Nakula, Zahan Kevic Setalvad
Women's Hepthalon: Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram
Cycling Women's Keirin: Deborah, Sonali Chanu
Cycling Women's Team Pursuit
Bridge Mixed Pair Qualification
Women's 200m Qualification: Hima Das, Dutee Chand
Bridge - Men's Pair Qualification
Bridge - Women's Pair Qualification
Squash - Women's Team Pool B match: India vs Thailand
Table Tennis Men’s Semi-final - India vs Korea
Compound Women's Team Final: India vs Korea
Badminton Women's Singles Final: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzuying
Compound Men's Team Final: India vs Korea
Women's Boxing (57kg) Quarterfinals: Sonia Lather vs Jo Son Hwa (North Korea)
Women's Boxing (60kg) Quarterfinals: Pavitra vs Hasanah Huswatun (Indonesia)
Hockey Men's Pool A match: India vs Sri Lanka
Squash - Men's Team Pool B match: India vs Qatar
Squash - Women's Team Pool B match: India vs Indonesi
Women's Javelin Throw: Annu Rani
Men's 800m Final: Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh
Women's 5000m Final: Suriya Loganathan, Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav
Men's 45x400m Relay Final
Day 9 Ends With 40 Medals
A big day for India in athletics as India end Monday in Indonesia with 40 medals - 8 gold, 13 silver and 20 bronze.
Archery, Women's Badminton and Mixed Relay Hopeful for Gold on 10th Day
On the tenth day of the 18th Asian Games, the Indian men’s and women’s compound archery teams will both be in action. They will fight Korean teams in the final for a gold.
Apart from archery, the Indian mixed 4x400m relay team are also favourites for a gold in the evening session.
The big match of the day though will be when Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu plays world number one Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s singles gold medal match.
We will also see Indian athletes take part in Boxing, Equestrian, Hockey and Squash.