Asian Games Day 8: Silver Day For India

Day 8 was eventful for India. No Gold was won, although some came very close to creating history. 5 Silver were won in Athletics and Equestrian, while Bridge earned two Bronze. Lakshman won Bronze in Men’s 10,000m but was disqualified later. Saina and Sindhu created history, Women’s Compound team reached final for the first time as their counterpart Men’s Compound team entered second consecutive final. Sarjubala Devi entered quarters in Boxing, Men’s Hockey team continued dominance while Shooters signed off without adding to medal tally.

View complete results for India on Day 8
Indian Schedule and Results: Day 7, Day 6, Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1

Indian History at Every Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Indian Medal Winners at Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Indian Performance at Asian Games in Different Sports

Archery
Two medals assured as Men’s and Women’s Compound team enter final. To decide the color of medals, both to play Korea on Aug 28.

Athletics – Day of Silver and Success
Out of 5 finals they appeared, Indians won 3 Silver medals creating new records while both athletes in Men’s and Women’s 400m Hurdles qualified for finals. Dutee Chand in Women’s 10m, Hima Das in Women’s 400m, Muhammed Anas Yahiya in Men’s 400m won Silver medals while 19-year old Sreeshankar finished 6th in Men’s Long jump final despite his personal best of 7.95m. Lakshmanan Govindan won Bronze but was disqualified because his foot touched the inside the track in Men’s 10,000m.

Badminton
Saina and Sindhu created histoby as India ensured first time medals in Women’s Singles. Before them only Syed Modi has won a medal in Singles event at Asian Games. Both are chasing history now as Indians have never reached the finals of any Badminton event at Asian Games.

Boxing
Sarjubala Devi entered quarterfinals of Women’s FLy (51 Kg) while Shiva Thapa and Manoj Kumar lost.

Bridge
Indian teams won two Bronze medals in Men’s Team and Mixed Team.

Canoe
Indians failed to qualify for finals in any of the two events they participated today.

Equestrian
History was created as Indians won two Silver medals after 36 years.

Sepak Takraw
Men’s Regu Preliminary Group B India lost to Malaysia but won against China.

Shooting
Indians failed to qualify for Skeet finals of both events and signed off as the best Sporting squad of Indian contingent.

Table Tennis
Women’s Team lost to China, but won against Qatar and Iran in Group A Preliminary Round.
Men’s team won against UAE in Group D Preliminary Round.

Other Games
Volleyball: Indian Men’s lost Classification 1-12 to Japan.
Handball: Men’s team lost to Chinese Taipei
Hockey: Men’s team won 5-3 against South Korea.
Golf: Men’s and Women’s Individual and Team event finished Round 4.
Sailing: Indians participated in Race 6 and Race 7.

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