At this year’s Asian Games, mixed relay made its debut. And India bagged a silver. The team of Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv, Hima Das and MR Poovamma came second in the 4x400 relay race. They clocked 3:15.71. Bahrain won gold (3:11.89) while Kazakhstan picked up the bronze (3:19.52)
Jakarta: It is a half century for India at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia. The nation has 50 medals (nine gold, 19 silver, 22 bronze) after 10 days of competition.
On Tuesday, India won nine medals (one gold, six silver, two bronze). Manjit Singh (pictured below) was the gold medal winner as he topped the men’s 800m final.
It was a one-two finish for India in the 800m event as Jinson Johnson was second behind Manjit. Johnson was the favourite to win the race but Manjit produced a brilliant run in the final 90 metres to pick up the yellow metal.
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Ace shuttler PV Sindhu created history by becoming India’s first-ever silver medallist in badminton at Asian Games. She lost the women’s singles final 13-21, 16-21 to world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.
At this year’s Asian Games, mixed relay made its debut. And India bagged a silver. The team of Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv, Hima Das and MR Poovamma came second in the 4x400 relay race. They clocked 3:15.71. Bahrain won gold (3:11.89) while Kazakhstan picked up the bronze (3:19.52).
Two more silver medals were added to India’s kitty from the archery field. The men’s and women’s teams lost the compound finals to Korea. It was heartbreak for the men as they were edged out in the shoot-off after the scores were tied 229-229.
Pincky Balhara won silver in Kurash women’s -52kg category while Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav settled for bronze after losing the semi-final. Kurash is a form of wrestling and made its debut at Asian Games this year.
Indian men’s table tennis team scripted history when they settled for bronze after losing their semi-final 0-3 against South Korea.
In women’s 200m, Dutee Chand, who won 100m silver, entered for the final while Hima Das was disqualified after a false start in the semi-finals.
India continued to dominate men’s hockey as the defending champions thrashed Sri Lanka 20-0 to storm into the semi-finals unbeaten. They will meet Malaysia in the last-four stage on Thursday.
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