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Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

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Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary at Asian Games 2018. Photo: PTI
Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary at Asian Games 2018. Photo: PTI

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 at Jakarta Palembang. Indian athletes would love to prove their mettle in various events like Kabaddi, Shooting, Volleyball, Wushu, and others. Hopes of Indian fans would be high after Bajrang Punia won the first gold medal for India at 2018. In Badminton, the women's team will take on Japan in team qualifier event. Men's hockey team play against Indonesia. In shooting, India will present their challenge in various categories and the responsibility to clinch medal will be on them. 

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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 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 Indians fair on the first day of  

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Rathore congratulates Asian Games medal winners Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday congratulated all the players, who clinched medals in the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games. The minister further credited the government schemes like Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and Khelo India for the glory at the prestigious quadrennial event. Speaking to ANI Rathore said, "Every time Indian players win medal at Asian Games we all feel proud. Youngsters feel confident that if fellow players could do well then they are also capable of performing well. All the players who won medals be it Bajrang Punia, Lakshay Sheron, Vinesh Phogat, Sourabh Chaudhary we had already selected them under Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). We provided them with all the required facilities and coaching." Read more

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Women's Hockey: India defeated Kazakhstan 21-0

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Selfie mode is automatically on when it's time for medal ceremony! China Water Polo women team posed with the gold medal after striking Hong Kong, China 3 - 16 and became the group champion. #AsianGames2018 #EnergyOfAsia pic.twitter.com/qD39Z7KSsw — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 21, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Women's Hockey: India leading by 16 goals vs Kazakhstan at the end of third quarter

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Superb feat from 16 year-old Saurabh Chaudhary! India's Gold medal receiver for Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men happens to be the youngest athlete in Shooting at the Asian Games! Silver goes to Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN), Bronze to Abhishek Verma (IND). #AsianGames2018 #EnergyOfAsia pic.twitter.com/QlfQbxBoVm — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 21, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Women's Hockey: India leading by 9 goals vs Kazakhstan in third quarter

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Breaking News: 2nd medal assured for India in Wushu | Santosh Kumar is through to Semis (Men's Sanda -56kg) as he beats Thai opponent 2-1 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/ttE6zuAXUa — India@AsianGames2018 (@India_AllSports) August 21, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Lakshay-Shreyasi sixth in mixed trap shooting event India's mixed trap shooting team of Lakshay Sheoran and Shreyasi Singh finished sixth and last at the 18th Asian Games. Lakshay-Shreyasi scored 16 points in the finals to be eliminated first with a disappointing performance. Lebanon's Alain Moussa and Ray Bassil came up with an Asian record score of 43 to take the gold medal, while Chinese Taipei and China claimed the silver and bronze medals. Click here to read more

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Women's Hockey: India leading by 5 goals vs Kazakhstan in Pool B match

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Women's Hockey: India vs Kazakhstan match underway

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

MEDAL ALERT: Another medal assured for India in Asian Games 2018 Just in: Wushu | Roshibina Devi is through to Semis (Women's Sanda -60kg) as she beats Pakistani girl 2-0 Worth mentioning that both Semifinalists get Bronze in Wushu; so medal assured for India #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/cHTZzjxMeq — India@AsianGames2018 (@India_AllSports) August 21, 2018

First Published: Mon, August 20 2018. 06:10 IST

Asian Games 2018 Day 3 highlights: India get 1st ever medal in Sepak Takraw

Game by game details and medal tally changes, catch all the updates of 18th Asian Games 2018 live

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 at Jakarta Palembang. Indian athletes would love to prove their mettle in various events like Kabaddi, Shooting, Volleyball, Wushu, and others. Hopes of Indian fans would be high after Bajrang Punia won the first gold medal for India at 2018. In Badminton, the women's team will take on Japan in team qualifier event. Men's hockey team play against Indonesia. In shooting, India will present their challenge in various categories and the responsibility to clinch medal will be on them. 

Check
live updates here

Check Medal Tally here

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 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 Indians fair on the first day of  

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