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Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

In boxing, Pavitra will take on Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen in Women's Lightweight 60 Kg category. Catch all the updates on Asian Games 2018 here

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Tajinderpal Singh Toor. Photo: Reuters
Tajinderpal Singh Toor. Photo: Reuters

After a mixed sixth day in Asian games 2018, where India won two Gold medals one in Men's Double Tennis while the second Gold was grabbed by Men's Quadruple Rowing. On the other hand, Women's Kabaddi team lost to Iran in the final to settle for Silver come as a major disappointment while in Badminton men's singles Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy lost in Round of 32. India have a packed schedule on Day 6 at Jakarta and Palembang as the athletics events will kick off from today. On the Day 7 of Asiad 2018, Women's hockey team will clash with South Korea, while in athletics event Hima Das, Muhammed Anas, Tajinder Pal etc will start their campaign. In shooting, Manu Bhaker will take part in Women's 10m Air Pistol event. Meanwhile, in boxing, Pavitra will take on Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen in Women's Lightweight 60 Kg category. Teenager Anish Bhanwal would love to prove his mettle in Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification. India will hope to keep the good work going and win more medals at Jakarta and Palembang. With a lot of medals on the line, athletes of 45 nations, playing 58 different kinds of sports, will give their best to win one of those at the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta Palembang


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 18th Asian Games.

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins Gold, Bridge team assure 2 medals Shot-putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor's record-shattering gold gave a perfect start to India's athletics campaign and lifted a relatively dull day for the country, which also picked up three singles bronze medals in squash, in the 18th Asian Games. In the medal standings, India were placed eighth with a compilation of seven gold, five silver and 17 bronze. Read full article here

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Asian Games 2018: As father fights cancer, Tajinder wins gold in Shot Put It was not easy to leave behind his father, battling cancer in a Punjab hospital, but Tajinderpal Singh Toor remained strong in pursuit of his passion and all the sacrifices made, paid off on Saturday with an Asian Games gold medal at Jakarta and Palembang. Read full story here

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

India's Hima Das after competing in the the women's 400m heat during athletics competition at 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. Hima Das qualifies for 400m semifinal which will be held on Sunday. 

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Many congratulations to @Tajinder_Singh3 for New Asian Games record and national record with 20.75 m Throw. Grabbing  for India. Proud जय हिंद — Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 25, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

PM Narendra Modi congratulates India's medal winners on Day 7 A historic Gold and a new record! Congratulations to Tejender Pal Singh Toor for winning the prestigious Gold medal in the Shot put event at the @asiangames2018. Proud of him for setting a new Asian Games record as well. pic.twitter.com/19Ccik3ovi — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2018 It’s a wonderful day for Indian squash. The country is immensely proud of young Saurav Ghosal, who brings home a Bronze in the men’s singles squash event. His hardwork and diligence is commendable. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2018 More laurels from squash! Well done @joshnachinappa for winning a Bronze Medal and enhancing India’s pride. Your winning the medal will motivate several youngsters across India to excel in squash. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/8y8v990chJ — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2018 Great game by our noted squash player @DipikaPallikal! Congratulations for the Bronze medal in the @asiangames2018. She’s been consistently distinguishing herself and achieving remarkable success internationally. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/UaKXTOiJXm — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Kick, punch, more kicks, punch again, some more kicks, and another punch! This are the things you will see when you watch the Karate Kumite event debut at #AsianGames2018 today. #EnergyOfAsia  INASGOC/ANTARA pic.twitter.com/QGNYgSSiKe — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 25, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Widely played around the world, Volleyball was first contested at the 1958 Tokyo Asian Games, for men; and for women's in 1962 Jakarta Asian Games. pic.twitter.com/QYoS6AY2Fo — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 25, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Tennis Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match ended triumphant for Indonesia as Christopher Rungkat and Aldila Sutjiadi contributed Indonesia's second Gold in the event after 1990. pic.twitter.com/NcD9DTZSRf — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 25, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Golf is a sport which prioritizes tranquility and concentration in the game. It is often said that golf is a game against yourself. Pictured are Rivani Adelia Sihotang (INA) during Women's Individual Round 3, pic.twitter.com/jSUphYhI8I — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 25, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

Story: Tajinderpal Singh Toor clinches gold in men's shot put, breaks previous Games record India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor set a new meet record to clinch the gold medal in the men's shot put event at the 18th Asian Games. Toor hurled the iron ball a distance of 20.75 metres to smash the previous Games record. Read full article here  

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

India's Muhammed Anas Yahiya qualifies for Men's 400m Finals at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. The finals will be held on Sunday

First Published: Sat, August 25 2018. 07:30 IST

Asian Games 2018 Day 7 highlights: Tajinderpal wins 7th Gold for India

In boxing, Pavitra will take on Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen in Women's Lightweight 60 Kg category. Catch all the updates on Asian Games 2018 here

After a mixed sixth day in Asian games 2018, where India won two Gold medals one in Men's Double Tennis while the second Gold was grabbed by Men's Quadruple Rowing. On the other hand, Women's Kabaddi team lost to Iran in the final to settle for Silver come as a major disappointment while in Badminton men's singles Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy lost in Round of 32. India have a packed schedule on Day 6 at Jakarta and Palembang as the athletics events will kick off from today. On the Day 7 of Asiad 2018, Women's hockey team will clash with South Korea, while in athletics event Hima Das, Muhammed Anas, Tajinder Pal etc will start their campaign. In shooting, Manu Bhaker will take part in Women's 10m Air Pistol event. Meanwhile, in boxing, Pavitra will take on Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen in Women's Lightweight 60 Kg category. Teenager Anish Bhanwal would love to prove his mettle in Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification. India will hope to keep the good work going and win more medals at Jakarta and Palembang. With a lot of medals on the line, athletes of 45 nations, playing 58 different kinds of sports, will give their best to win one of those at the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta Palembang


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 18th Asian Games.

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