Asian Games 2018: India's highest ever medal haul

With a total of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver, and 30 bronze, India has recorded its highest ever medal tally at Asian Games 2018, held in Indonesia. Securing 8th position this time, India bettered its record achieved at Asian Games 2010, held in China.

With 18 medals, Haryana has the maximum contribution in the total medal tally, while the Athletics has topped the chart with as many as 19 medals.

Jammu and Kashmir's Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh managed to make the state proud by securing a bronze medal in 60kg Men's Sanda Wushu.

 

 

Day 1 (August 19):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

65kg Men’s Freestyle Wrestling

Bajrang Punia

Gold

10m Mixed Team Rifle Shooting

Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar

Bronze

 

Day 2 (August 20):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

50kg Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

Vinesh Phogat

Gold

10m Men’s Air Rifle Shooting

Deepak Kumar

Silver

Men’s Trap Shooting

Lakshay Sheoran

Silver

  • Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold at Asian Games
Day 3 (August 21):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

10m Men’s Air Pistol Shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary

Gold

 50m Men’s Rifle Three Positions Shooting

Sanjeev Rajput

Silver

10m Men’s Air Pistol Shooting

Abhishek Verma

Bronze

68kg Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

Divya Kakran

Bronze

Sepak Takraw Men’s team regu

Niken Khangembam, Gurumayum Jiteshor Sharma, Malemnganba Sorokhaibam, Seitaram Thokchom, Henary Wahengbam, Sanjeck Waikhom, Akash Yumnam, Harish Kumar, Lalit Kumar, Ngathem Jotin Singh, Dheeraj, Sandeep Kumar

Bronze

  • Saurabh Chaudhary, a 16-year-old boy won the first shooting gold for India at Asian Games
  • Bronze medal in the men's team regu event was the country's first medal in sepak takraw since the debut of the sport in the 1990 Asian Games

 

Day 4 (August 22):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

25m Women’s Pistol Shooting

Rahi Sarnobat

Gold

Wushu 60kg Women’s Sanda

Roshibina Naorem

Bronze

Wushu 56kg Men’s Sanda

Santhosh Kumar

Bronze

Wushu 60kg Men’s Sanda

Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh

Bronze

Wushu 65kg Men’s Sanda

Narendar Grewal

Bronze

  • In the 25-meter rapid fire pistol event, Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman to clinch the gold medal in a shooting event of Asian Games

 

Day 5 (August 23):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Men’s Double Trap Shooting

Shardul Vihan

Silver

Women’s Singles Lawn Tennis

Ankita Raina

Bronze

Men’s Kabaddi

Girish Ernak, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Mohit Chillar, Sandeep Narwal, Pardeep Narwal, Rishank Devediga, Monu Goyat, Rohit Kumar, Ajay Thakur, Rajulal Chaudhary, Mallesh Gangadhari, Rahul Chaudhari

Bronze

 

Day 6 (August 24):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Men’s Quadruple Sculls Rowing

Sawarn Singh, Dattu Baban Bhokanal, Sukhmeet Singh, Om Prakash

Gold

Men’s Doubles Lawn Tennis

Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan

Gold

Women’s Kabaddi

Kavita, Priyanka, Manpreet Kaur, Payel Chowdhary, Ritu Negi, Sonali Vishnu Shingte, Sayali Sanjay Keripale, Randeep Kaur Khera, Shalini Pathak, Sakshi Kumari, Usha Rani Narsimhaiah, Madhu

Silver

Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls Rowing

Dushyant Chauhan

Bronze

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Rowing

Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh

Bronze

10m Women’s Air Pistol Shooting

Heena Sidhu

Bronze

Men’s Singles Lawn Tennis

Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Bronze

 

Day 7 (August 25):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Men’s Shot Put (Athletics)

Tajinderpal Singh Toor

Gold

Women’s Singles Squash

Dipika Pallikal

Bronze

Women’s Singles Squash

Joshna Chinappa

Bronze

Men’s Singles Squash

Saurav Ghosal

Bronze

 

Day 8 (August 26):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Equestrian Individual Eventing

Fouaad Mirza

Silver

Equestrian Team Eventing

Fouaad Mirza, Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitendar Singh

Silver

400m Women’s Athletics

Hima Das

Silver

400m Men’s Athletics

Muhammed Anas

Silver

100m Women’s Athletics

Dutee Chand

Silver

Bridge Men’s Team

Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumder, Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani

Bronze

Bridge Mixed Team

Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Rajeev Khandelwal, Gopinath Manna, Himani Khandelwal, Hema Deora,  Kiran Nadar

Bronze

 

Day 9 (August 27):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Men’s Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra

Gold

Men’s 400m Hurdles

Dharun Ayyasamy

Silver

Women’s 300m Steeplechase

Sudha Singh

Silver

Women’s Long Jump

Neena Varakil

Silver

Women’s Singles Badminton

Saina Nehwal

Bronze

  • Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold in Javelin Throw at Asian Games
  • Saina Nehwal won India's first ever medal in the women's singles event in badminton at the Asian Games when she won the bronze

 

Day 10 (August 28):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

800m Men’s Athletics

Manjit Singh

Gold

Women’s Team Compound Archery

Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari, Jyothi Surekha Vennam

Silver

Men’s Team Compound Archery

Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini

Silver

Women’s Singles Badminton

P V Sindhu

Silver

800m Men’s Athletics

Jinson Johnson

Silver

52kg Women’s Kurash

Pincky Balhara

Silver

Mixed 4*400m relay

Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, MR Poovamma

Silver

Men’s Table Tennis Team

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Manav Thakkar

Bronze

52kg Women’s Kurash

Malaprabha Jadhav

Bronze

  • India secured its first ever medal in table tennis in the Asian Games as the men's team won a Bronze medal
  • P. V. Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of a singles badminton event at the Games and eventually won a silver.

 

Day 11 (August 29):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Men’s Triple Jump

Arpinder Singh

Gold

Women’s Heptathlon

Swapna Barman

Gold

200m Women’s Athletics

Dutee Chand

Silver

Mixed Doubles Table Tennis

Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra

Bronze

 

Day 12 (August 30):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

1500m Men’s Athletics

Jinson Johnson

Gold

Women’s 4*400m relay

MR Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Hima Das, Vismaya

Gold

Men’s 4*400m relay

Dharun Ayyasamy, Kunhu Mohammed, Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas

Silver

1500m Women’s Athletics

P U Chitra

Bronze

Women’s Discuss Throw

Seema Punia

Bronze

 

Day 13 (August 31):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

49er FX Women’s Sailing

Shweta Sherveger, Varsha Gautham

Silver

Women’s Field Hockey

Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Monika Malik, Reena Khokhar, Deepika Thakur, Udita, Namita Toppo, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sunita Lakra, Rani Rampal, Lilima Minz, Nikki Pradhan, Savita Punia, Rajani Etimarpu, Vandana Katariya

Silver

Open Laser 4.7 Sailing

Harshita Tomar

Bronze

49er Men’s Sailing

Varun Thakkar, Ganapathy Chengappa

Bronze

Men’s Squash Team

Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar

Bronze

75kg Middleweight Boxing

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Bronze

  • Vikas Krishan Yadav sets the record to become the first Indian boxer to clinch a medal in three successive Asian games.

 

Day 14 (September 1):

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

49kg Light flyweight Boxing

Amit Panghal

Gold

Men’s Pair Bridge

Pranab Bardhan, Shibnath Sarkar

Gold

Women’s Team Squash

Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa, Tanvi Khanna, Sunayna Kuruvilla

Silver

Men’s Field Hockey

Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surendar Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Sardara Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak, Varun Kumar, SV Sunil, Birendra Lakra, Akashdeep Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Amit Rohidas, Vivek Prasad

Bronze

  • Indian pair of Pranab Bardhan & Shibnath Sarkar won the gold medal in the inaugural edition of Contract bridge at the 2018 Asian Games – Men's pair

 

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Author

Harry Walia