After making India proud with one gold and two silver on the second day of the 2018 Asian Games, shooters, wrestlers, gymnast and archers now moved forward to better the medal tally on the day 3 of the sporting event. The third day will witness events of swimming, archery, basketball among others. Indian men and women Kabaddi teams will continue their respective group matches while the Indian hockey women team is set to take on Kazakstan in Group B match on Tuesday.
On Monday, India witnessed a nail-biting second day of Asian games 2018 as wrestler Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to bag an Asian Games gold. The 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie to add the prestigious medal to her kitty. Indian shooter Lakshay Sheoran won silver medal by finishing second in the men's trap final. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, on the other hand, finished fifth in the same. With this, India rose to the seventh spot in the Asian Games medal tally and bagged 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze so far.
Also, Day 3 has a slew of exciting matches lined up and the fans are definitely in for a treat as Indian athletes eye for more medals in Asia’s Asian sporting extravaganza.
Here are the updates on Asian Games 2018, Day 3:
# 03:19 PM: Sepak Takraw: Another Bronze! India win first ever medal in Sepak Takraw. They lost its semi-final tie against Thailand.
# 01:32 PM: Tennis - India's Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan enters the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event.
# 01:10 PM: Tennis- India's Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan enters the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event.
# 01:05 PM: #MEDAL TALLY - India-8 (3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
# 12:53 PM: Shooting - India's Sanjeev Rajput wins Silver medal in Men's 50m air rifle, secures the third position.
India's Sanjeev Rajput wins Silver medal in Men's 50m air rifle( 3 positions) event pic.twitter.com/B1yTPDnV4w— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2018
# 12:35 PM: Wrestling - India's Gyanender outmuscles Thailand's Wiratul Piyabut 10-2 in men's Greco-Roman 60kg event.
# 12:04 PM: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 50 lakh award for Meerut's Saurabh Chaudhary who won a gold medal in 10m air pistol event.
# 11:47 AM: "Phenomenal feeling to see all the hard work, sweat, and long hours spent on the mat paying off! Nothing can match the feeling of winning a Gold for #India and all the wonderful people of our country whose blessings and wishes give me strength 🇮🇳💪🙏," tweets Vinesh Phogat.
Phenomenal feeling to see all the hard work, sweat, and long hours spent on the mat paying off! Nothing can match the feeling of winning a Gold for #India and all the wonderful people of our country whose blessings and wishes give me strength 🇮🇳💪🙏🥇 pic.twitter.com/hkKisxk3Ci— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) August 21, 2018
# 11:40 AM: Former Asian Games champion Vijender Singh wishes Saurabh and Abhishek for their performance at Asian Games 2018.
Congratulations to India's Young Champ, 16-year-old #SaurabhChaudhary for clinching GOLD and truly Hardworking #AbhishekVerma, for winning Bronze in Men's 10m Air Pistol event.— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 21, 2018
The Nation is celebrating Your Victories with Pride !!!#AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/smXRVFaRXN
# 11:35 AM: Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulates shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma for their mind-boggling performance at Asian Games 2018.
# 11:34 AM: Kabaddi: India women's kabaddi team thrash Indonesia by 54-22.
# 11:15 AM: Tennis - India's Ankita Raina enters the quarter-finals of the women's singles event.
# 11:00 AM: #MEDAL TALLY - India-7 (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
# 10:43 AM: Shooting: Abhishek Verma wins BRONZE in men's 10m air pistol.
# 10:42 AM: Shooting - Sixteen-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary clinches Gold in men's 10m air pistol.
# 09:15 AM: Shooting - Sanjeev Rajput qualifies for the finals of 50m Rifle 3.
# 09:14 AM: Shooting - Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma qualify for 10m Air Pistol Finals.
# 08:18 AM: Kabaddi - INDIA 38-12 SRI LANKA.
# 08:04 AM: Swimming - India’s Virdhawal Khade qualifies to the finals of men’s 50m freestyle category.
# 07:54 AM: Rowing- Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal qualifies for final of the Men's single sculls as he finishes on top in the repechage.
# 07:42 AM: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Indian archers, and shooters set to begin their campaign on the third day of Asian Games 2018.