India at Asian Games 2018

India at Asian Games 2018


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India’s performance in the Asian Games 2018 was remarkable as it matched its earlier best medal tally. India finished at 8th position at Asian Games 2018 with 15 Gold, 24 Silver and 30 Bronze Medals. The last time India won 15 gold medals was in the inaugural edition in New Delhi, 1951. Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal was India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony at the Asian Games 2018. Jinson Johnson became the first Indian in 56 years to win Men’s 1500m event at the Asian Games, following Mohinder Singh’s gold at the 1962 Games. India’s Arpinder Singh becomes the first Indian to win gold in men’s triple jump in 48 years. While PV Sindhu created history as she became the 1st Indian to reach Badminton Women’s Finals in Asian Games. This year’s Asian Games was hosted in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18th August 2018 to 2nd September 2018.

India at Asian Games ( Medal Tally )

SPORTS - 69

GOLD - 15

SILVER - 24

BRONZE - 30

Shooting - 9

Saurabh Chaudhary , Rahi Sarnobat

Deepak Kumar , Sanjeev Rajput , Lakshay , Shardul Vihan

Abhishek Verma , Apurvi Chandela , Ravi Kumar

Wrestling - 3

Bajrang Punia , Vinesh Phogat

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Divya Kakran

Sepaktakraw - 1

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Men's Team Regu

Tennis - 3

Mixed Double Team - Rohan Bopanna & Sharan Divij

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Ankita Raina , Prajnesh Prabhakaran

Wushu - 4

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Santosh Kumar , Surya Bhanu Pratap , Narendra Grewal , Roshibina Devi

Kabaddi - 2

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Women's Team

Men's Team

Rowing - 3

Men's Quadruple Sculls Team

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Dushyant , Men's Lighweight Double Sculls Team

Athletics - 19

Tajinderpal Singh , Neeraj Chopra , Manjit Singh , Arpinder Singh , Jinson Johnson , Swapna Barman , Women's 400m Relay.

Muhammed Anas , Dharun Ayyasamy , Dutee Chand in both 100m and 200m , Hima das , Sudha Singh , Neena Varakil , Jinson Johnson , Mixed 400m relay , Men's 400m relay

Seema Punia , Chitra Unnikrishnan

Equestrian- 2

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Fouaad Mirza , Men's Eventing Team

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Squash- 5

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Women's Team

Saurav Ghosal , Joshana Chinappa , Dipika Pallikal , Men's Team

Bridge- 3

Men's Pair

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Men's Team , Mixed Team

Badminton- 2

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P. V Sindhu

Saina Nehwal

Archery - 2

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Men's Team and Women's Team

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Table Tennis - 2

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Men's Team , Mixed Doubles

Kurash - 2

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Pinky Balhara

Malaprabha Yallappa

Sailing - 3

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49er FX Women's Team

Harshita Tomar , 49er FX Men's Team

Hockey - 2

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Women's Team

Men's Team

Boxing - 2

Amit

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Vikas Krishan

Interesting facts about the Asian Games - 2018 :

  • The Asian Games is a sports event that is held every four years in which athletes from Asian Countries can participate.

  • The Asian Games first began in the year 1951, in New Delhi , India.

  • The opening and closing ceremony of the 18th Asian Games were held in Gelora Bung Karno Main stadium in Jakarta.

  • The 18th Asian Games witnessed athletes from 45 countries competing in 465 events approx.

  • Jakarta hosted most of the events but sports like Shooting and Tennis were played in Palembang.

India and Asian Games - 2018 :

  • The India's contingent at the Asian Games 2018 had 572 athletes - 312 men and 260 women competing across 36 events.

  • Young Javelin - thrower Neeraj Chopra carries India's flag and led the contigent at the Asian Games 2018.

  • India's best performance at the Asian Games was in Guangzhou 2010, where India won 65 medals , including 14 gold.

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