Complete List of India’s Medallists at the 2018 Asian Games
Check out the list of all the athletes who made it to the podium of the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia.
India's Best-Ever Asian Games
India ended the Asian Games 2018 with a total of 69 medals. They won 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals. This is India’s best-ever performance at the Asian Games.
The previous best performance was at the 2010 Guangzhou Asain Games where India won 65 medals – 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals.
Two gold medals were added to the medal tally on the penultimate day of the 2018 Asian Games with 22-year-old boxer Amit Panghal and 60-year-old bridge player Pranab Bardhan with 56-year-old Shibhnath Sarkar finishing on top of the podium.
Panghal out-punched reigning Olympics and Asian Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov 3-2 to bag India’s only boxing gold medal of the games. And just when he got on the podium to receive his medal, Pranab and Shibhnath closed out the bridge final, amassing 384 points to bag the second gold of the day.
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1. Ravi and Apurvi Open India's Account
India opened its account at the 18th Asian Games after Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela bagged the bronze in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event on Sunday, 19 August.
The Indians aggregated 429.9 after 42 shots in the 48-shot final and were in second spot for a major part of the 48-shot finals before China overtook them to take the silver.
2. Deepak Kumar Wins Silver
Indian shooter Deepak Kumar bagged the silver medal in men's 10m air rifle event after producing excellent scores at crucial junctures at the 18th Asian Games on Monday, 20 August.
Deepak shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China's Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1 at the JSC Shooting Range of this port city.
3. Gold From Bajrang Punia
Twenty-four-year-old Bajrang Puniya won all his bouts to win the gold in the 65kg category on Sunday, 19 August.
Puniya outclassed Uzbekistan's Sirojiddin (13-3), Tajikistan's Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia's N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.
The final against Daichi Takatani was a close-fought encounter but Bajrang managed to hold his lead throughout and close out the win with an 11-8 scoreline.
4. 19-Year-Old Lakshay Clinches Silver
Nineteen-year-old Lakshay bagged the 4th medal for India at the 2018 Asian Games as the young shooter bagged the silver in the men’s trap event on Monday, 20 August.
Lakshay scored 43 points in 50 shots and finished behind Chinese Taipei’s Kunpi Yang who equalled the world record with 48 points.
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