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Asian Games 2018 Day 12 highlights:Jinson shines after heartbreak in hockey

Malaysia stuns India in men hockey semifinal meanwhile Jinson Gold medal in men's 1500m race and second Gold of Day 12 come from women's 400m relay. Catch all the live updates on Asian Games 2018 here

Men's 800m Gold medalist Manjit Singh and Silver Medalist Jinson Johnson will be in fray  in the Men's 1500m (Photo: PTI)

Men's 800m Gold medalist Manjit Singh and Silver Medalist Jinson Johnson will be in fray in the Men's 1500m (Photo: PTI)

India won four medals on Day 11: two golds, one silver, and one bronze. Arpinder Singh and Swapna Barman won gold medals in Men's Triple Jump and Women's Heptathlon, respectively. Dutee Chand came second in Women's 200m and won a silver while Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal settled for bronze in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles after being bested by the Chinese in the semi-finals. On day 12, India will have the chance to further bolster their medal tally. Once again, Athletics will be a prime opportunity for the Indians who have Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson in the Men's 1500m final while Lakshaman Govindan participates in Men's 5000m final. The Indian men also have their Hockey semifinal match against Malaysia.

Represented by 804 athletes and officials, the Indian contingent will aim to better the showing at the previous Asiad in Incheon, South Korea, where they finished eighth with 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals on Asian Games Medal Tally. The best performance by India at the Asian Games came at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China where they finished sixth with 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze. This year, around 12,000 athletes from 45 countries will compete in 40 disciplines. The main thrust of the Indian challenge is expected to come from athletics, wrestling, boxing and shooting. It will be interesting to see how many medals Indians will bag in the 18th Asian Games.
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Here is the updated Asian Games 2018 medals tally after the end of Day 12

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Asiad loss is big setback, road to Olympics is lot tougher now: Harendra

Chief coach Harendra Singh slammed the Indian hockey team for making silly mistakes in the Asian Games semifinal against Malaysia and said the 6-7 loss has made Olympic qualification a lot tougher. "Malaysia are the deserving winners. We committed too many unforced errors and paid the price. We did not keep things simple. We tried to show our Indian skills and by doing that we lost the momentum. It is a big setback for Indian hockey. The road to Olympics is a lot bumpier now. We missed the easiest chance to qualify," said Harendra. Click here to read what else India coach said
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Jinson, women's 4x400m relay team win gold on final day in athletics' best show after 1951

The Indian 4x400m women's relay team today clinched its fifth consecutive Asian Games gold medal to maintain a remarkable domination in this event while Jinson Johnson won the men's 1500m final race as the country produced its best ever show in athletics since the inaugural 1951 edition. After six days of competition, India grabbed 7 gold, 10 silver and two bronze. The gold count was same as in 1978 and 2002 Asian Games but India had won a total of 17 medals in these two earlier editions as against 19 this time. Read full article here
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Table Tennis: India's Sathiyan beat Indonesia's Supit Ficky, advances to next round

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Table Tennis: Supit Ficky (Indonesia) wins 5th game; India's Sathiyan lead 3-2 after 5 set

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Malaysia knock defending champions India out of gold-medal contention

Defending champions India were today knocked out of the Asian Games gold medal contention and denied a direct entry into the 2020 Olympics, with Malaysia again proving to be their Achilles heel in the men's hockey semifinals. The Malaysians handed India a heartbreaking 6-7 loss in sudden death after an exhausting shoot-off. Read full story here
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Men's Hockey 2nd semifinal: Japan beat Pakistan 1-0 to reach final

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Table Tennis: Sathiyan (India) leads 3-1 vs Supit Ficky (Indonesia) after 4 set in men's round of 32 match

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Table Tennis: Sathiyan (India) leads 2-1 vs Supit Ficky (Indonesia) after 3 set in men's round of 32 match
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Table Tennis: India's Manika Batra defeats Indonesia's Nanthana in women's round of 32 match

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Table Tennis: India's Sathiyan (India) vs Supit Ficky (Indonesia) men's round of 32 match underway

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Coming up Table Tennis: India's Sathiyan to take on Indonesia's Supit Ficky in men's round of 16 match shortly

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Men's Hockey 2nd semifinal: Japan lead 1-0 against Pakistan in fourth quarter

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 6:56 AM IST

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