Vinesh Phogat made history when she became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold at the Asian Games. Vinesh beat Japan’s Yuki Irie 6-2 in women’s 50kg freestyle wrestling.

India also won two silver medals thanks to Lakshay Sheoran and Deepak Kumar. Sheoran won silver in men's trap event. He finished with 43 points behind Kunpi Yang of Chinese Taipei who registered 48 points. Deepak won silver in 10m air rifle event.

The Indian men's hockey team also thrashed Indonesia 17-0 in their opening match. 

Elsewhere, Santosh Kumar beat Yemen's Zaid Ali Wazea 2-0 in men's sanda 56kg Round of 16. This has kept India's medal in wushu alive for Day 3. In fact, India is also assured of its first ever medal in sepak takraw after the team beat Iran to progress to the semi-finals.

India's tennis singles specialists Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina booked a spot in the men's and women's quarterfinals respectively.

India also lost big today. Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik crashed out of the race for a bronze, losing her 62kg category match 2-12 to North Korea’s Rim Jong-Sim over technical superiority. Wrestler Sumit Malik too failed to win bronze after losing 0-2 to Uzbekistan’s Modzmanashvili Davit in the men’s 125kg category.

What was also disappointing was the bowing out of the Indian men's badminton team. The men's team lost in the quarter-finals 1-3 to Indonesia. Seven-time gold medallist India also suffered their first-ever loss in the Asian Games to South Korea in the men's kabaddi Group A match. South Korea beat India 23-24. This is India's first defeat in the Asian Games in 28 years.