Asian Games 2018 - Day 8 (Sunday) is set to witness plenty of drama, moments of history, glory, heartbreak and nail-biting action as the Indian athletes will participate in the fields of athletics, shooting, badminton, hockey, bridge, etc. Furthermore, India’s Table Tennis contingent led by the 2018 Commonwealth Games champions Manika Batra and Achanta Sharat Kamal also begin its campaign on Sunday.
Spotlight will also be on the badminton courts as Indian aces Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu play their respective matches in the women’s singles semi-finals on Day 8 of the Asian Games 2018, while the Indian men’s hockey team will eye a berth in the semi-finals as they take on dark horses South Korea in Pool A match.
In the field of athletics, Sreeshankar will show his metal in the men’s long jump final, while Muhammad Anas and Rajiv Akoria will participate in the 400m men’s final. Hima Das and Nirmala will look for medals in the women’s 400m finals as India look to increase their medal tally on the Day 8 of Asian Games 2018.
Asian Games 2018 highlights:
# ATHLETICS: Dutee Chand clinches silver in Women's 100m.
# ATHLETICS: Govindan Lakshmanan disqualified; officials found his leg outside the circuit during one of the laps of 10,000m final.
# INDIA's MEDAL Tally: 36 (Gold-7, Silver-9, Bronze-20)
# ATHLETICS: Sreeshankar misses out on a medal in long jump.
#ATHLETICS: Lakhmanan Govindan creates history; clinches bronze medal in men's 10,000m. This is India's first medal in the event in 20 years.
#HOCKEY: India defeats South Korea 5-3 in men's hockey Pool A match.
#ATHLETICS: Muhammed Anas wins Silver medal in Men's 400m final.
# ATHLETICS: Hima Das wins silver in women's 400m Final.
# SEPAK TAKRAW: India beats China 2-1 in Men's Regu Preliminary Group B match.
#ARCHERY: India advances to the final of Compound Men's Team event with a 230-227 win over Chinese Taipai.
# ARCHERY: India defeats Philippines 227-226 in the Compound Men's Team event, reaches semi-final.
# BOXING: Sarjubala Devi beats Tajikistan's Ghaforova Madina 5:0 in Women's Fly (51kg)
# BOXING: HUGE UPSET! Manoj Kumar loses by 0-5 to Kyrgyzstan's Abdurakhman Abdurakhmanov in men's welter (69kg) Round of 16.
# BADMINTON: PV Sindhu wins 2-1 against Nitchaon Jindapol. She advances to the semi-finals and assures India another medal!
# BADMINTON: Sindhu, after winning the first game, loses the second one! This is a nail-biter! 1-1 now.
# TABLE TENNIS: Indian women's team goes down 3-0 to China.
# BADMINTON: PV Sindhu vs Nitchaon Jindapol is underway!
# TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra goes down by 5-11, 6-11, 10-12 to China's Yuling Zhu. China lead tie against India 2-0.
# ARCHERY: India advance to the final of Compound Women's Team event assuring another medal.
# BADMINTON: Saina Nehwal reaches women's singles semi-finals by defeating Ratchanok Intanon by 21-18, 21-16. India are now assured of another medal.
# VOLLEYBALL: Japan defeat India by 3-1 to enter the quarter-finals of Men's Volleyball.
# CANOE TBR: India finish fourth in Canoe TBR 500m Men Tail Race
# BADMINTON: Saina Nehwal's match against Ratchanok Intanon is underway!
# EQUESTRIAN: Fouaad Mirza, riding the Seigneur Medicott bags a silver for India in Eventing Individual Equestrian event. This is India’s first individual medal in the sport since 1982. Meanwhile, India has also bagged silver in Team event.
# VOLLEYBALL: India go down in the second set of the Classification Round by 22-25 to Japan
# SHOOTING: Ganemat Sekhon and Rashmi Rathore fail to qualify for Women's Skeet Final
# VOLLEYBALL: India lose first set of the Classification Round by 23-25 to Japan.
# HANDBALL: India lose to Chinese Taipei by 31-35 in the Men's Handball match.
# CANOE TBR: India qualify for TBR 500m Men Semifinal
# Rajyavardhan Rathore visits the Athletes Village in Indonesia.
With our champions at Athletes Village, #AsianGames2018. Great to see all in high spirits.
A moment of nostalgia for me. :) Very proud to be with the Indian contingent. pic.twitter.com/I6ZLBMSvti— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018
# HANDBALL: India trail by 15-12 to Chinese Taipei at Half Time.
# SEPRAK TAKRAW: India goes down by 2-0 to Malaysia in Men's Regu Preliminary Group B match.
# TABLE TENNIS: India defeat Qatar by 3-0 in the table tennis Women's Team event.
# Anu Raghavan makes it to the Final of Women's 400m Hurdles.
# Jauna Murmu disqualified and she fails to make it to the Final of Women's 400m Hurdles.
# Big Update coming from Palembang, Indonesia:
Handed over forex cards to athletes and informed IOA, but yes some got it activated and some of them are waiting as it took 2-3 days.There were issues of signatures.They will get allowance once card is activated: BS Kushwaha,Dy Chief De Mission to ANI in Palembang #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/7KA4gdshFy— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2018
# BRIDGE: Men's and mixed team semi-final 1 gets underway. India is already assured of atleast two bronze medals.
# India's Medal Tally: 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 17 Bronze
# On Day 7, Tajinderpal Singh Toor created history by shattering Asian Games record and bagging a gold in Shotput by throwing 20.75 metre as the Indian contingent took their gold tally to seven.