In Photos: Asian Games 2018 Comes to a Glittering End
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.(Photo: AP)

In Photos: Asian Games 2018 Comes to a Glittering End

India finished the 18th edition of the Asian Games with an all-time high count of 69 medals. They won 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals in the competition.

The Asian Games closing ceremony was held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday, 2 September. The ceremony began at at 5:30 pm with spectacular fireworks, which were testament to the energy-filled event.

Indian athletes march into the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
Indian athletes march into the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
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Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal was India's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was India's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony. Chopra went on to win the gold medal in his event comfortably.

A still from the closing ceremony.
A still from the closing ceremony.
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The ceremony saw the sky getting filled with an assortment of colours with fantastic fireworks on display.

Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games at in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games at in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Jakarta skies were too pretty tonight.
Jakarta skies were too pretty tonight.
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Fireworks explode over the stadium during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
Fireworks explode over the stadium during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

During the ceremony, many arts and cultural aspects of Indonesia were showcased through dancers, musicians and singers.

The performers much like the athletes, put their best on show.

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
Dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
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A band performs during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A band performs during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
(Photo: AP)
Musicians perform during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.
Musicians perform during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.
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Spectators film the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games on their mobile phones in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
Spectators film the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games on their mobile phones in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
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(Photo: AP)
Pakistan athletes during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
Pakistan athletes during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
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Malaysian athletes participate in the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
Malaysian athletes participate in the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
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Athletes take selfies during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Athletes take selfies during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The Mascots Make an Appearance

Games mascots march into the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Games mascots march into the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Council President Declares the Ceremony Closed

Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah addressed the audience as he declared the games as closed for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Jack Ma executive chairman of Alibaba Group gestures to the audience during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.

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Dancers release lanterns to mark the closing of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Let’s hope India break records in the 19th edition of the Asian Games as well.

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