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Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

On the penultimate day of the Games, India are sitting at the eighth spot with 15 gold, 24 silver 30 bronze for a total of 69 medals

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Asian Games 2018, India Hockey Team after medal ceremony
India Hockey Team after medal ceremony. Photo: Reuters

With athletics wrapped up on Day 12, India had fewer opportunities to win a medal on Day 13. India opened their day's medal account with a silver and bronze in sailing which came quite late in the day, only after India had lost its medal contention in Table Tennis, where Manika Batra lost her round of 16 women's singles match. Both Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan also lost their round of 16 matches in men's singles soon after that. While Varsha Gautham and Sveta Shervegar won a silver medal in 49er FX women event, Harshita Tomar got a bronze in Open laser 4.7. Another bronze came from 49er Men event. Vikas Krishnan had to settle for a bronze in Boxing due to an injury sustained in the semis, but India will hope for a gold in men's light fly (49kg) on day 14 from Amit, who will be facing an Uzbek opponent. Indian women failed to clear the last hurdle in hockey, losing 1-2 to Japan in the final on day 13. India's day 14 match schedule will begin with Bridge and Canoe/Kayak finals where it will look to start its campaign on a high with an early medal. In squash, India will have a chance of winning a gold, as the women's team beat Malaysia in the semifinal to book a berth in the final against Hong Kong, China. Another big match to watch on day 14 today will be India men's hockey team facing Pakistan for a bronze medal.

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.

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

The final day of India’s participation saw #history being created as India went higher than the previous record tally of 65. Also 2 golds in #Boxing & #Bridge enabled India to equal the gold record that stood for 67yrs. Congratulations to our champions!#AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/PZtXuu4Q5U — SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) September 1, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

Amit stuns Olympic champion as India post biggest ever tally Upcoming boxer Amit Panghal stunned the reigning Olympic champion to add the extra glitz to a day on which the Indian contingent recorded their best ever tally even as the bridge team won gold while the women's squash and men's hockey teams added silver and bronze respectively at the 18th Asian Games on Saturday. On the penultimate day of the Games, India are sitting at the eighth spot with 15 gold, 24 silver 30 bronze for a total of 69 medals. India have thus surpassed their previous highest tally of 65 medals which they registered at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou. Amit's title winning effort also enabled the Indian contingent to equal the best ever gold medal count which came at the inaugural edition way back in 1951. Read full article here

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

'Building Bridges': When Asiad gold medallist Bardhan fought perceptions of gambling The incident happened some years back and it's still vivid in the memory of Asian Games gold medallist bridge player Pranab Bardhan. The 60-year-old Bardhan was then getting ready to represent India in an international competition in Montreal but he needed to renew his passport. But the officer at the passport office, scrutinising his application form made an allegedly offensive remark. "He (passport officer) asked me, aap jua khelne Canada jaa rahein hain (you are going to Canada to take part in gambling). I told him you have not read my file properly. He was an educated man but still did not know, it's a sport and not gambling. Sensible people would not think like that," Bardhan, who today became India's oldest gold medal winner at the Asiad, spoke about how perceptions rule our society. Read Full story here

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

Asiad success will popularise bridge among youth, says India coach Bridge as a game will gain popularity among the youth of the country after the Bengal duo of Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar bagged gold in the men's bridge pair competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, the teams non-playing captain and coach Debasish Ray said on Saturday. "Dreams come true. I just cannot express the joy in words. We were waiting for the moment for many years. Their performance will motivate youngsters to involve with the game which is probably the most scientific mind game," Ray said. Read full story here

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

The final day of India’s participation saw #history being created as India went higher than the previous record tally of 65. Also 2 golds in #Boxing & #Bridge enabled India to equal the gold record that stood for 67yrs. Congratulations to our champions!#AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/PZtXuu4Q5U — SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) September 1, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

FINAL RESULT  Football Men Gold Medal Match KOR  2 vs 1  JPN#AsianGames⁠ ⁠ #AsianGames2018⁠ ⁠ #EnergyOfAsia⁠ ⁠ — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) September 1, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

Kim Hyun-soo and Yang Hyeon-jong (KOR) equal Lim Chang-Yong as only players winning three Baseball Gold medals. #AsianGames2018 #EnergyOfAsia  INASGOC/ANTARA pic.twitter.com/p0X78oQ0dk — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) September 1, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

Japan win Hockey Final, qualify for Tokyo 2020

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

MAS 1 - 3 JPN MURATA Kazuma (JPN) successfully converts the penalty

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

TAJUDDIN Tengku Ahmad (MAS) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

OCHIAI Hiromasa (JPN) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper

First Published: Sat, September 01 2018. 09:21 IST

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 highlights: India post biggest ever medal tally

On the penultimate day of the Games, India are sitting at the eighth spot with 15 gold, 24 silver 30 bronze for a total of 69 medals

With athletics wrapped up on Day 12, India had fewer opportunities to win a medal on Day 13. India opened their day's medal account with a silver and bronze in sailing which came quite late in the day, only after India had lost its medal contention in Table Tennis, where Manika Batra lost her round of 16 women's singles match. Both Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan also lost their round of 16 matches in men's singles soon after that. While Varsha Gautham and Sveta Shervegar won a silver medal in 49er FX women event, Harshita Tomar got a bronze in Open laser 4.7. Another bronze came from 49er Men event. Vikas Krishnan had to settle for a bronze in Boxing due to an injury sustained in the semis, but India will hope for a gold in men's light fly (49kg) on day 14 from Amit, who will be facing an Uzbek opponent. Indian women failed to clear the last hurdle in hockey, losing 1-2 to Japan in the final on day 13. India's day 14 match schedule will begin with Bridge and Canoe/Kayak finals where it will look to start its campaign on a high with an early medal. In squash, India will have a chance of winning a gold, as the women's team beat Malaysia in the semifinal to book a berth in the final against Hong Kong, China. Another big match to watch on day 14 today will be India men's hockey team facing Pakistan for a bronze medal.

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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