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ASIAN GAMES 2018, DAY THREE, LIVE UPDATES: India Looks To Add To It's 5 Medal Haul

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

Update 8:10 PM: GOALFEST! The Indian women's hockey team cruises past Kazhastan scripting a remarkable 21-0 victory. 

Update 7:53 PM: The India contingent continues their fine showing in the Wushu event. Surya Bhanu Partap Singh beats his opponent from the Philippines to enter the Men's Sanda 60kg semi-finals.

Update 7:50 PM: The Indian women's hockey team are proving too good for their opposition. At the end of Quarter 3, the scorelines reads India 16-0 Kazakhstan.

Update 7:20 PM: Second medal assured for India in Wushu. Santosh Kumar progresses to the semis after defeating his Thai opponent 2-1 in the Men's Sanda -56kg category.

Update 7:15 PM: The Indian women's hockey team continue to stamp their authority as they extend their lead. At the end of Quarter 2, the scoreline now reads India 9-0 Kazakhstan.

Update 5:50 PM: Dominating performance by Indian women's hockey team at the end of the first quarter. The scoreline reads India 5-0 Kazakhstan.

Update 6:32PM: Roshibina Devi reaches semifinal after defeating Pakistan's Mubashra in the Women's Sanda 60kg category. 

Update 5:34 PM: India's Divya Kakran claims bronze after outclassing Taiwan's Chen Wenling 10-0 on technical superiority. 

Update 5:05 PM: Meanwhile, other mixed doubles pair Divij Sharan and Karman Thandi go down 4-6, 6-3, 5-10 against Kazhakstan’s Danilina Anna and Nedovyesov Aleksandr in the pre-quarterfinals.

Update 5:00 PM: Mixed doubles pair Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina progressed to the Round of 16 after a hard-fought 3-6, 6-2, 11-9 victory over South Korea's Kim Nari and Jeamoon.

Update 4:40 PM: Virdhawal Khade misses on bronze after finishing 4th in Men's 50m Freestyle Final clocking 22.47s.

Update 4:25 PM: Clinical performance by the Indian Men's Kabaddi Team as they brushed aside Thailand 49-30 in their final Group A clash.

Update 4:00 PM: Indian Men's Kadabbi team have taken a huge lead against Thailand which reads 21-12 at the break.

Update 3:30 PM: The Indian Men's Kabaddi Team takes the mat to get their Group A clash against Thailand underway.

Update 3:15 PM: Indian challenge in the Women's Epee Individual event comes to an end as Jyotika Dutta loses 3-15 in the quarterfinal.

Update 3:00 PM: India settles for the bronze medal in the Sepak Takraw event after losing 0-2 to Thailand in the semifinals. This also becomes India's first ever medal in the sport at the Asian Games.

Update 2:50 PM: Lakshay Sheoran and Shreyasi Singh bow out of the Trap mixed team event.

Update 2:33 PM: Indian doubles pair Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan power through into the quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-1 straight sets win over Kadchapanan N and Trongcharoenchaik of Thailand. 

Update 2:06 PM: Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan battled past Chinese Taipei duo Chen T and Peng H 7-6(5), 7-6(2) to enter the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event.

Update at 12:52 PM: India's Sanjeev Rajput wins Silver medal with a score of 452.7 in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals of the Asian Games 2018.

Update at 12:51 PM:  Silver Medal confirmed for Sanjeev Rajput in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals of the Asian Games 2018. Gold medal possible.

Update at 12:48 PM: Rajput falls down to third place, with a score of 411.2.

Update at 12:45 PM: After first stage, India's Rajput leads with a score of 402.8.

Update at 12:40 PM: After 35 shots, India's Rajput leads over Yang Horan in the 50m Rifle event 3 finals.

Update at 12:28 PM: Rajput still on top with a score of 307.1 after 30 shots in the 50m Rifle event 3 finals.

Update at 12:26 PM: With 254.3, Sanjeev Rajput leads in the 50m Rifle event 3 finals after 25 shots.

Update at 12:23 PM: Sanjeev Rajput in lead with a score of 202.6 in the 50m Rifle event 3 finals.

Update at 12:11 PM: Sanjeev Rajput is in No.2 with a score of 151.2 in the 50m Rifle event 3 finals.

Update at 10:41 AM: Saurabh Chaudhary wins Gold medal after scoring 240.7!

Update at 10:40 AM: Abhishek Verma wins Bronze medal after finishing third.

Update at 10:37 AM: After 18 shots, both the Indians are in with a reckoning to win a medal.

Update at 10:34 AM: After 16 shots, Saurabh Chaudhary is at No.2 and Abhishek Verma is at No.3.

Update at 10:31 AM: After 14 shots, Saurabh Chaudhary is at No.3 and Abhishek Verma is at No.4.

Update at 10:27 AM: After Stage 1, India's Saurabh Chaudhary Chaudhary is at No.2 with 101.4, whereas Abhishek Verma is at No.4 with 99.4.

Update at 10:24 AM: After 5 shots, Saurabh Chaudhary is at No.2 with 50.6, whereas Abhishek Verma is at No.4 with 50.5.

Update at 10:14 AM: The Men's 10m Air Pistol is about to get undeway.

Update at 9:50 AM: Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary will be representing India in the finals of Men’s 10m Air Pistol. That event starts at 10:15 AM

Update at 9:45 AM: India lose badly to Vietnam in the women's volleyball preliminary match. They lost 18-25 22-25 13-25

Update at 9:20 AM: Bhopal Singh, Jagvir Singh, Tejas Shinde & Pranay Naukarkar of India are through to the finals of Men's lightweight four rowing.


The Day One for the Indian contingent proved to be fairly successful, with Apurvi Chandela And Ravi Kumar winning Bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Final event, thus opening India's medal-tally account. It soon became much better, with wrestler Bajrang Punia winning Gold medal in the 65kg freestyle wrestling category. 

Though, there was disappointment in other results. The most notable of those was the defeat of Sushil Kumar in the 75kg category in the hands of Bahrain's Adam Batirov in the first round.

Day Two saw Lakshay Sheoran claim Silver in the Men's Trap shooting event with a score of 43 of 50 shots. Yang Kunpi of Chinese Taipei took the Gold. After that, Vinesh Phogat clinch gold after defeating Japan's Yuki Eri in the final of the 50kg freestyle event. Phoghat also becomes the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal in the history of the Asian Games.

After settling for bronze in the previous edition of the Asian Games, Phoghat performed brilliantly en route to the finals as he was determined to change the color of the metal. The wrestler got the better of her Japanese opponent 6-2 to add to India's gold medal tally of two at the Asian Games.

Vinesh Phoghat, started on a cautious note, but slowly grew as the game progressed. Her tactic paid off brilliantly as she took an early 4-0 lead in the first round. In the second round, Vineesh looked to her defend her lead as Yuki Eri could only manage to scrape one point.

Vinesh Phoghat's run to the finals has been nothing short of remarkable. The Indian wrestler avenged her revenge over China's Yanan Sun, against whom she had suffered a heart-breaking leg injury during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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