Highlights of Asian Games 2018 – Concludes with India’s highest ever Medal Count
- 18th Asian Games | Jakarta Palembang 2018
- India’s Medal Tally & Participation
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 15 – 2nd September 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 14 – 1st September 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 13 – 31st August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 12 – 30th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 11 – 29th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 10 – 28th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 9 – 27th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 8 – 26th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 7 – 25th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 6 – 24th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 5 – 23rd August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 4 – 22nd August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 3 – 21st August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 2 – 20th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 1 – 19th August 2018
- Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally
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18th Asian Games | Jakarta Palembang 2018
The 18th Asian Games was started with the opening ceremony held on 18th August 2018. The event is hosted in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province. The games ended on 2nd September 2018. India has made the countrymen proud with the highest-ever medal count till date in the Asian Games. Matching the gold medal count of 1951 – the first Asian Games – and surpassing the silver medal count with 24 victories.
India’s Medal Tally & Participation
- Flag Bearer of India in Opening Ceremony – Neeraj Chopra
- Flag Bearer of India in Closing Ceremony – Rani Rampal
- No. of Participants – 804 members
|Ravi Kumar||10m Air Rifle||Bronze|
|Apurvi Chandela||10m Air Rifle||Bronze|
|Bajrang Punia||Free Style Wrestling||Gold|
|Deepak Kumar||10m Air Rifle||Silver|
|Lakshay Sheoran||Trap Shooting||Silver|
|Vinesh Phogat||Free Style Wrestling||Gold|
|Saurabh Chaudhary||10m Air Pistol||Gold|
|Abhishek Verma||10m Air Pistol||Bronze|
|Sanjeev Rajput||50m Rifle||Silver|
|Men’s Team Regu||Sepak takraw||Bronze|
|Rahi Sarnobat||25m Pistol||Gold|
|Naorem Roshibini Devi||Wushu||Bronze|
|Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh||Wushu||Bronze|
|Ankita Raina||Tennis singles||Bronze|
|Shardul Vihan||Double Trap Shooting||Silver|
|Men’s Kabbaddi Team||Kabbaddi||Bronze|
|Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan||Tennis Doubles||Gold|
|Indian Men’s Rowing Team||Quadruple Sculls Rowing||Gold|
|Heena Sidhu||10 m Air Pistol||Gold|
|Dushyant Chauhan||Single Sculls Rowing||Bronze|
|Rohit Kumar-Bhagwan Singh||Double Sculls Rowing||Bronze|
|Indian Women’s Kabaddi team||Kabaddi||Silver|
|Prajnesh Gunneswaran Prabhakaran||Tennis||Bronze|
|Tejinder Pal Singh Toor||Athletics – Men’s Shot Put||Gold|
|Fouaad Mirza||Equestrian – Eventing Individual||Silver|
|Men’s Team||Equestrian – Eventing Team||Silver|
|Hima Das||Athletics – Women’s 400m||Silver|
|Muhammad Anas||Athletics – Men’s 400m||Silver|
|Dutee Chand||Athletics – Women’s 100m||Silver|
|Saina Nehwal||Badminton – Women’s Singles||Bronze|
|Dharun Ayyasamy||Athletics – Men’s 400m Hurdles||Silver|
|Sudha Singh||Athletics – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase||Silver|
|Neena Varakkil||Athletics – Women’s Long Jump||Silver|
|Neeraj Chopra||Athletics – Men’s Long Jump||Gold|
|Manjeet Singh||Athletics – 800m Running||Gold|
|Jinson Johnson||Athletics – 800m Running||Silver|
|P.V Sindhu||Badminton Singles||Silver|
|Men’s Table Tennis Team||Table Tennis||Bronze|
|Indian Relay Mixed Team||Athletics – 4x400m relay race||Silver|
|Arpinder Singh||Athletics – 800m Running||Gold|
|Dutee Chand||200 m race||Silver|
|Manika Batra||Table Tennis||Bronze|
|Swapna Barman||Athletics – Women’s Heptathlon||Gold|
|Chitra Unnikrishnan Palakeezh||Women’s 1500 m race||Bronze|
|Seema Punia||Women’s Discus Throw||Bronze|
|Women’s Team||Women’s 4x400m relay||Gold|
|Men’s Team||Men’s 4x400m relay||Silver|
|Amit Panghal||Men’s 4x400m relay||Gold|
|Men’s Hockey Team||Men’s Hockey||Bronze|
|Pranab Bardhan & Shibnath Sarkar||Bridge Men’s Pair Event||Gold|
|Women’s Squash Team||Squash||Silver|
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 15 – 2nd September 2018
No participation (only event that was held was the triathlon after which the Closing Ceremony started)
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 14 – 1st September 2018
- Amit Panghal won Gold in Lightweight Boxing (49 kgs).
- Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar won Gold in Bridge Men’s Pair Event.
- Indian Women Squash team won Silver in Squash.
- Indian Men Hockey Team won Bronze in Hockey.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 13 – 31st August 2018
- Varsha Gautham and Shweta Sherveger won Silver in 49er FX Women’s Sailing.
- Harshita Tomar won Bronze in Open Laser 4.7.
- Varun Thakkar and Ganpathy Chengappa won Bronze in 49er Men’s Sailing.
- Vikash Krishnan won Bronze in Middleweight Boxing (75 kgs).
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 12 – 30th August 2018
- Chitra Unnikrishnan Palakeezh wins Bronze in Women’s 1500m race.
- Seema Punia wins Bronze in Women’s Discus Throw.
- Women’s Team wins Gold in Women’s 4x400m relay.
- Men’s Team wins Silver in Men’s 4x400m relay.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 11 – 29th August 2018
- Arpinder Singh wins Gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump.
- Dutee Chand wins Silver medal in 200 m race.
- Manika Batra – Sharath Kamal wins Bronze medal in Table Tennis.
- Swapna Barman won Gold in Athletics – Women’s Heptathlon.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 10 – 28th August 2018
- Manjeet Singh wins Gold in Athletics – 800m Running
- Jinson Johnson wins Silver – 800m running
- P.V Sindhu settles for Silver – Badminton Singles
- Men’s Table Tennis Team wins Bronze – Table Tennis Doubles
- Indian Relay Team wins Silver – 4X400m Relay race
- Pincky Balhara wins Silver – Kurash
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 9 – 27th August 2018
- Dharun Ayyasamy wins Silver in Athletics – Men’s 400m Hurdles.
- Sudha Singh wins Silver in Athletics – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase.
- Neena Varakkil wins Silver in Athletics – Women’s Long Jump.
- Neeraj Chopra wins Gold in Athletics – Men’s Long Jump.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 8 – 26th August 2018
- Dutee Chand wins Silver in Athletics 100 m final.
- Lakshmanan Govindan wins Bronze in men’s 10000 m final.
- Muhammed Anas Yahiya wins Silver in Athletics men’s 400 m.
- Hima Das wins Silver in women’s 400 m.
- Team India’s Men’s Team wins Silver in Eventing Team Equestrian event.
- Fouaad Mirza wins Silver in Eventing Individual Equestrian event.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 7 – 25th August 2018
- Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins Gold in men’s Shot Put.
- Sourav Ghosal wins Bronze in Squash.
- Joshna Chinappa wins Bronze in Squash.
- Dipika Pallikal wins Bronze in Squash.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 6 – 24th August 2018
- Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan win Gold in Tennis Doubles.
- Indian Men’s Rowing Team wins Gold in Quadruple Sculls Rowing.
- Indian Women’s Kabaddi team clinches Silver medal.
- Heena Sidhu wins Bronze in 10 m Air Pistol.
- Dushyant Chauhan wins Bronze in Lightweight Single Sculls Rowing.
- Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh secures Bronze in Lightweight Double Sculls Rowing.
- Prajnesh Gunneswaran Prabhakaran wins Bronze medal in Tennis.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 5 – 23rd August 2018
- Ankit Raina wins Bronze in Tennis singles event.
- Shardul Vihan wins Silver in Double Trap Shooting.
- Indian Men’s Kabaddi team wins Bronze medal.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 4 – 22nd August 2018
- Rahi Sarnobat wins gold in the women’s 25 m Pistol.
- Naorem Roshibini Devi wins Bronze in Wushu.
- Roshibini Devi wins Bronze in Wushu.
- Santosh Kumar wins Bronze in Wushu.
- Narender Grewal wins Bronze in Wushu.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 3 – 21st August 2018
- Saurabh Choudhary won gold in 10 m Air Pistol event with an Asian Games record.
- Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in 50 m Rifle.
- Abhishek Verma won bronze medal in 10 m Air Pistol Shooting.
- Men’s Team Regu has won Bronze medal in Sepak takraw.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 2 – 20th August 2018
- Vinesh Phogat wins Gold medal in freestyle wrestling, in 50 kg category. She is a cousin of the world-famous wrestlers, Geeta and Babita Phogat.
- Deepak Kumar secures the silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event.
- Lakshya Sheoran clinches silver in Trap Shooting.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 1 – 19th August 2018
- Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal in freestyle wrestling, 65 kg category, securing the first gold in the 18th Asian Games, after hopes went down with Sushil Kumar’s early exit.
- Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won the bronze medal in the 10 m mixed Air Rifle event.
Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally
|3||Republic of Korea||49||58||70||177|
|13||Hong Kong, China||8||18||20||46|
|20||United Arab Emirates||3||6||5||14|
|25||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||1||2||3||6|
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