The Asian Games 2018 officially began on Saturday after India's flagbearer and Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra led India's contingent in the opening ceremony. India will start their campaign in different categories, including team badminton, shooting, wrestling, and hockey. After a resounding performance at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, the Indian shooters will kick-start their campaign on Sunday at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. The trap players Seema Tomar and Shreyasi Singh will start the day, followed by Lakshay and Manavjit Sindh Sandhu.
Qualification round of 10m air rifle and 10m air pistol is also scheduled for the day for India. All eyes will be on young starlets Manu Bhaker and Apurvi Chandela alongside their teammates Abhishek and Ravi Verma. While Badminton ace Kidambi Srikanth will lead India’s team badminton against the Maldives.
LIVE Updates of India’s Asian Games 2018:
# End of day one. Thank you for joining us. We will be back Tomorrow with a hope of more yellow metal for India. Till then take care. Have a good night.
# Pawan Kumar loses to Uitumen Orgodol: India's Pawan Kumar loses to Uitumen Orgodol in the men’s freestyle 86 kg category in a hard-fought match. Orgodol defeated Kumar 8-1.
# India beat host Indonesia in women's hockey: The Indian women’s hockey team has started the tournament with a thumping victory over host Indonesia. They defeated the hosts 8-0 win in their first match at the Asian Games. What a brilliant performance that was!
# First GOLD for India: Bajrang Punia wins Gold medal in men’s freestyle 65 kg wrestling. He defeated Daichi Takatani.
# Indian women lead 6-0 at half-time: India lead 6-0 against Indonesia in women's hockey encounter.
# India beat Srilanka in Kabaddi: After beating Bangladesh 50-21 earlier today, India have now beaten Sri Lanka 44-28 to get their second win of the preliminary stage.
# PM congratulates Chandela, Kumar for winning India's first medals at Asiad: "Our talented shooters give us our first medals at the @asiangames2018. Well done @apurvichandela and Ravi Kumar for bagging the Bronze medal in the 10m Air rifle mixed team event," Modi said in a tweet.
# Bad News for wrestling fans: Sushil Kumar eliminated from the Asian Games 2018 as Adam Batirov lost in the quarterfinals.
# WRESTLING! Bajrang Punia beats Abdulqasim on technical superiority and enters the SEMI-FINAL!
# WRESTLING: Men's Freestyle 57kg quarter-final | Another shocker! Sandeep Tomar loses 15-9 to Iran's Atrinagharchi Reza in the Men's Freestyle 57kg quarter-final.
# BADMINTON: Mixed Doubles Round of 32 | Divji Sharan and Kamran Kaur Thandi defeat Marian Jade Capadocia and Alberto Jr Lim.
# BADMINTON: Indian men's badminton team win a solid 3-0 win match against Maldives.
# KABADDI: India destroys Bangladesh with a 50-21 win in men's Kabaddi Group A match.
# WRESTLING: Wrestling star Bajrang Punia beats Uzbekistan's Sirojiddin Khasanov on technical superiority, as he marches through to quarter-finals.
# WRESTLING: Sandeep Tomar has won 12-8 against Turkmenistan's Nazarov Rustem after winning by 12-8 and advances to SEMI FINALS!
# WRESTLING: MASSIVE UPSET! India's Gold medal hopeful Sushil Kumar loses 5-3 in the Men's Freestyle 74kg Qualification
# Manavjit Singh Sandhu finished the Day 1 of Men's Trap qualification on numero uno with a total of 72 while Lakshay was placed on the fifth spot.
# SHOOTING: BRONZE for India! Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar clinch the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event after finishing at a total of 429.9
# SHOOTING: Chandela and Kumar scores 308.5 as India sits at second spot behind Chinese Taipei after first round.
# SHOOTING: India's 10m Air Pistol Mixed team of Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma fail to qualify for the medal round
Heartbreak in Shooting..... Manu Bhaker & Abhishek Verma fail to qualify for Final of 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event. Finished 6th in Qualification; only top 5 qualify. Lose out on inner 10s #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/ngP5Jq5Z2r— India@AsianGames2018 (@India_AllSports) August 19, 2018
# SHOOTING: Women's Trap Qualification | Shreyasi is placed third with an average score of 0.947, while Seema Tomar is in the fifth spot.
# SHOOTING: India's 10m Air Pistol Mixed team of Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma have jumped to the sixth spot after scoring a total of 759 points
# BASKETBALL: India lose to Chinese Taipei by 84-61 in Women's Basketball Group A match
# SHOOTING: India's 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team of Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma are struggling at 13th position in the qualifying round.
# SHOOTING | Men's Trap Qualification: Manavjit Singh Sandhu leads the table with an average of 1.000.
# Wushu: Anjul Namdeo finishes 5th in Men's Wushu with a score of 9.66
# SWIMMING: India's Srihari Nataraj in Men's 100m Backstroke Final
# Rowing: Om Prakash and Sawaran Singh are through to the Final of Men's Double Sculls
# Swimming: Saurabh Sangvekar fails to qualify for Final in Men's 200m Freestyle
# Rowing: Dattu Bhokanal finished second in Heat 1 and finished fourth with a timing of 8:09.21
# India vs Chinese Taipei Women's Basketball: Chinese Taipei leads by 18-17
# India Men's Double Rowing: Sawarn Singh and Om Prakash recorded a time of 7:10:26
# India vs Chinese Taipei Women's Basketball: India are off to a good start, but Chinese Taipei are leading 12-8.
# 10m AIR RIFLE MIXED TEAM: Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar score 208.6; 208.7; 206.7; 211.3 - a total of 835.3
# KABADDI: India hammers Japan by a score of 43-12. What a game for them and what a start for the campaign!
# KABADDI: India women vs Japan women | Indian team absolutely battering the Japanese as they dominate each and every sector. Excellent team effort! IND 31-10 JPN
# SHOOTING: Shreyasi Singh and Seema Tomar score 19 and 16 points respectively in Women's Trap Qualification Rounds.
# AIR RIFLE MIXED TEAM: Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela score 208.6, 208.7, 206.7in the first three series as they look set to qualify to the finals.