Highlights of Asian Games 2018 – Concludes with India’s highest ever Medal Count

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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.

 

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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
Winners’ Name Sport Medal Profile
 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  
 Divya Kakran  Wrestling  Bronze  
 Rahi Sarnobat  25m Pistol  Gold  
 Naorem Roshibini Devi  Wushu  Bronze  
 Santosh Kumar  Wushu  Bronze  
 Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh  Wushu  Bronze  
 Narendra Grewal  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
Dipika Pallika Squash Bronze
Joshna Chinappa Squash Bronze
Sourav Ghosal Squash 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
Men’s Team Bridge Bronze
Mixed Team Bridge Bronze
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  
Pincky Balhara Kurash 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

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 132 92 65 289
2 Japan 75 56 74 205
3 Republic of Korea 49 58 70 177
4 Indonesia 31 24 43 98
5 Uzbekistan 21 24 25 70
6 Iran 20 20 22 62
7 Chinese Taipei 17 19 31 67
8 India 15 24 30 69
9 Kazakhstan 15 17 44 76
10 North Korea 12 12 13 37
11 Bahrain 12 7 7 26
12 Thailand 11 16 46 73
13 Hong Kong, China 8 18 20 46
14 Malaysia 7 13 16 36
15 Qatar 6 4 3 13
16 Mongolia 5 9 11 25
17 Vietnam 4 16 18 38
18 Singapore 4 4 14 22
19 Philippines 4 2 15 21
20 United Arab Emirates 3 6 5 14
21 Kuwait 3 1 2 6
22 Kyrgyzstan 2 6 12 20
23 Jordan 2 1 9 12
24 Cambodia  2 0 1 3
25 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  1  2 3 6
26 Macau, China  1  2 2 5
27 Iraq  1  2 0 3
28 Korea  1  1 2 4
28 Lebanon  1  1 2 4
29 Tajikistan  0  4 3 7
30 Lao PDR  0 2 3 5
31 Turkmenistan  0  1  2 3
32 Nepal  0  1  0 1
33 Pakistan  0  0  4 4
34 Afghanistan  0  0  2 2
35 Myanmar  0  0  2 2
36 Syria  0  0  1 1
Total 465 465 622 1552

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