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Asian Games 2018: Here is the list of Indian medal winners

Here is the list of Indian medal winners in Asian Games 2018.


Image credit: Twitter Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat Wins Gold In Women's Freestyle 50kg Event

Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal and the country's fifth medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games on Monday. Vinesh Phogat beat Japan's Yuki Irie in Women's Freestyle 50 kg gold medal match. She is also the first female gold medal winner at the Asiad. Vinesh completely dominated the contest, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the yellow metal. Vinesh Phogat hardly broke into a sweat in her earlier semi-final encounter against Daulatbike Yakshimuratova of Uzbekistan, as the referees took just 75 seconds to declare the Indian the winner by technical superiority (10-0).


Image credit: Twitter Asian Games 2018: Teenager Lakshay Sheoran Wins Silver In Men's Trap

India won their second silver adding the medal tally to four on day 2 of Asian games 2018 after Lakshay Sheoran bagged the second position in menís trap shooting event. It was the second silver of the day after Deepak Kumar bagged the 10 meters air rifle silver. 19-year old Lakshay displayed composure and immaculate technique missing just once after the first ten targets. Meanwhile, his compatriot, a veteran of 6 Asian Games hit eight targets after the first ten. After 25 shots, Manavjeet Singh Sandhu and Lakshay were tied in second. However, after 30 shots, it was Lakshay who held the second position and M.S Sandhu was in fifth. However, Manavjit Singh Sandhu was eliminated at fourth spot while Lakshay won the silver.

Image credit: TwitterAsian Games 2018: Deepka Kumar wins 10m air rifle silver

Indiaís Deepak Kumar produced a late surge to steal a silver in the menís 10m rifle event at the Asian Games, giving the shooting contingent its second medal in Shooting. Chinaís defending champion Yang Haoran was a cut above the rest, winning the gold with an aggregate of 249.1. Deepak, who was not in the race for a medal until the 18th shot when he produced a perfect 10.9, earned his maiden Asian Games medal with 247.7, pushing Taipeiís Lu Shaochuan to third with 226.8 in the 24-shot final.

Image credit: TwitterAsian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia Wins Historic Gold in menís freestyle 65 kg

Bajrang Punia registers history after winning Indiaís first gold medal in the Asian games 2018. he defeated Japanís Daichi Takatani in a close encounter which ended at a final scoreline of 11-8 in the favour of the Indian. He again showed his superiority taking a 6-0 lead before the Japanese made it 6-4 at half-time. Both the players displayed world class wrestling. Soon after the break, the Japanese brought things to equal terms. It was 6-6 before Punia again came back in the lead 8-6. The Indian finally bagged gold with an 11-8 win. The 24-year-old Punia is also hailed as the able successor of former Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt. The Haryana-born has learned tricks and traits of the sport under the guidance of Yogeshwar.

Image credit: TwitterShooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar Win Bronze, Indiaís 1st Medal at Asian Games

On Day 1 of Asian Games 2018, Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged bronze in the 10m air pistol mixed team event. Once it happened, India registered the first medal of the campaign and Twitter was abuzz, congratulating the mixed duo of Apurvi and Ravi Kumar. Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore led from the front in congratulating the winners. His tweet read, ďSuperb start to Day 1 of #AsianGames2018. Mixed team of @Apurvichandela and Ravi Kumar wins first medal for India in this Asian Games. They have won in 10m air rifle mixed team. Great show, team. Many congratulations to them!Ē

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