Hima Das, the 18-year-old, who broke a 14-year-old national record in 400m on Saturday, bettered her own mark on Sunday to win a silver. She clocked 50.79 seconds in the final
Jakarta: It was a fruitful Sunday for India as seven medals were won by the nation’s athletes at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia.
The day started off with two silver medals from equestrian while athletics gave India three silver. On bridge’s debut at the Games, India bagged two bronze.
At the end of the eighth day in Indonesia, India’s medal tally rose to 36 with seven gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze.
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Fouaad Mirza, the 26-year-old from Bengaluru, opened the nation’s account on Sunday as he won silver in equestrian eventing individual final at Jakarta Equestrian International Park.
Mirza ended India’s 36-year wait in the competition for an individual medal.
At the same venue, Mirza, along with Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik and Jitender Singh came second in eventing team competition.
In bridge, men’s team lost the semi-final and settled for a bronze. Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani, Debabrata Majumder and Sumit Mukherjee were part of the team.
The mixed team too failed to cross the last-four hurdle. Kiran Nadar, Hema Deora, Himani Khandelwal, Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Gopinath Manna and Rajeev Kandelwal settled for a bronze.
After Tajinderpal Singh Toor gave India its first athletics medal, a gold in shot put yesterday, two more medals were added to the tally, this time from the track.
Hima Das, the 18-year-old, who broke a 14-year-old national record in 400m on Saturday, bettered her own mark on Sunday to win a silver. She clocked 50.79 seconds in the final.
In the 400m men’s final, Muhammed Anas joined Hima in bagging silver. He clocked 45.69 seconds to come second.
Later, in the men’s 10,000m run, Lakshmanan Govindan had claimed the bronze after finishing third. However, later, he was disqualified as he had stepped out of his track.
The day's final medal arrived when Dutee Chand finished second in the women's 100m dash. She clocked 11.32 seconds to take silver.
Correction: #LakshmananGovindan stands disqualified in the Men's 10,000m event as it has been confirmed that Lakshmanan had stepped outside the white line. #TeamIndia misses out on a historic win at the #AsianGames2018! #GreatEffort Lakshmanan pic.twitter.com/NEX4XJBptp— Team India (@ioaindia) August 26, 2018
From the badminton arena, India is assured of two medals as the nation’s superstars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the semi-finals of the women’s singles competition on Sunday.
In hockey, Indian men’s team stormed into the semi-finals after registering their fourth win in a row. They defeated Korea 5-3 on Sunday.
In men’s long jump, 19-year-old Sreeshankar finished sixth. His best in the final was 7.95m while the gold-medal effort was 8.24, a Games record, from Jianan Wang from China.
There was good news from archery as both men’s and women’s compound teams entered the final. They both defeated Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals.
In boxing, Shiva Thapa was out of the competition after losing to Jun Shan of China in the men’s light (60kg) Round of 16 bout.
#TeamIndia at the #AsianGames2018— Team India (@ioaindia) August 26, 2018
Champions finish what they start and our #Champion brings home a Silver! #DuteeChand clocks 11.32 to finish 2nd and win Silver No. 10 for India in Women's 100m Finals. #WellDone @DuteeChand 🏃👏🇮🇳#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/qyLcHIxL2I
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Last Updated 9, Sep 2018, 10:38 AM