There was a massive upset when seven-time kabaddi champions India lost to Iran in the semi-final and had to settle for bronze
Jakarta/Palembang: The shooters have been the biggest contributors to India's medal tally at the ongoing Asian Games so far. Fifteen-year-old Shardul Vihan won silver in the men's double trap event on Thursday.
The Indian women's kabaddi team once again made their nation proud by entering their third consecutive final at the Asian Games. They beat Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals.
In badminton, Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu suffered a scare before notching up a win against World No 52 Vu Thi Trang of Vietnam. Saina Nehwal, however, easily beat her opponent, Iran's Soraya Aghhajiagha and sailed into the next round.
There was some good news in tennis too as Ankita Raina became only the second Indian woman player to claim a singles medal at the Asian Games. Twenty-five-year-old Ankita, India’s top-ranked singles woman player, went down to Zhang Shui of China in the semi-final, but in keeping with the rule of losing semi-finaists being given bronze medals, she ended up with a podium finish.
In men's doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan used all their might to spring back and enter the men's doubles final at the Asian Games.
However, there was a massive upset when seven-time kabaddi champions India lost to Iran in the semi-final and had to settle for bronze. This is the first time that India did not reach the final in kabaddi after the sport was introduced back in 1990.
India has a total tally of 18 medals (four gold, four silver and ten bronze medals) after Day 5.
(With agency inputs)
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Last Updated 23, Aug 2018, 10:34 PM