Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 3: Shooters Boost Medal Tally, Historic Sepak Takraw Bronze

Updated: 21 August 2018 21:20 IST

Highlights of Asian Games 2018: Saurabh Chaudhary clinched gold for India, Abhishek Verma settled for bronze in the 10m Air Pistol on the third day of Asian Games 2018.

Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 3: Shooters Boost Medal Tally, Historic Sepak Takraw Bronze
Asian Games 2018: Saurabh Chaudhary bagged gold, Abhishek Verma clinched bronze in 10m Air Pistol © AFP

Teen shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched gold, while Abhishek Verma bagged bronze in men's 10m air pistol shooting at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Tuesday. The 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shot a total of 240.7 to claim the top honours at the JSC - Shooting Range. Saurabh Chaudhary's show was also an Asian Games record in 10m air pistol event. Abhishek Verma shot a total of 219.3 to finish third on the podium. Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan secured the silver with 239.7. Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final. This was India's second gold after wrestler Bajrang Punia bagged one in men's 65kg on Sunday. With this, India rose to the seventh spot in the Asian Games 2018 medal tally with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Vinesh completely dominated the contest, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the yellow metal. India's shooter Lakshay Sheoran won the silver medal by finishing second, while compatriot Manavjit Singh Sandhu finished fifth in the men's trap final. The 20-year-old, who had finished fourth in the qualification round, got 43 points to finish second behind Chinese Taipei's Kunpi Yang, who equalled the world record score of 48. (MEDALS TALLY) 

Highlights of Asian Games 2018, Day 3 straight from Jakarta, Indonesia

20:48 IST: WUSHU: India's Pradeep Kumar loses 1-2 to Indonesia's Puja Riyaya in men's Sanda -70kg Quarter-finals

20:12 IST: ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS: Dipa Karmakar has qualified for the finals in balance beam

 

20:00 IST: WUSHU: India's Narender Grewal wins 2-0 against Uzbekistan's Akmal Rakhimov in men's Sanda 65kg Quarter-finals

 

19:35 IST: HOCKEY: India take 13-0 lead against Kazakhstan in women's tournament Pool B match

19:10 IST: WUSHU: India's Santosh Kumar wins 2-1 against Thailand's Phithak Paokrathok in men's Sanda -56kg Quarter-finals

18:40 IST: HOCKEY: Lalremmsiami scores as India take 2-0 lead against Kazakhstan in women's tournament Pool B match

18:30 IST: WUSHU: India's Roshibina Devi Naorem wins 2-0 against Pakitan's Mubashra in Women's Sanda 60kg Quarter-finals

17:45 IST: TENNIS:Divij Sharan-Kamran Thandi lose their mixed doubles Round of 16 tennis match 1-2 to Kazakhstan's Danilia-Nedovyesov 17:38 IST: MEDAL ALERT: Divya Kakran wins bronze in women's freestyle 68 kg wrestling. This is India's 10th medal at the Games

17:09 IST: End of Period 1: Divya Kakran 1-1 Wenling Chen

17:00 IST: WRESTLING: Divya Kakran is in action against Chinese Taipei's Wenling Chen in women's freestyle 68 kg bronze medal match

16:56 IST: TENNIS: India's Rohan Bopanna/Ankita Raina beat Jeamoon Lee/Nari Kim of South Korea 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 to reach the Mixed Doubles Round of 16

16:43 IST: Swimming Men's 50m Freestyle update

Virdhawal Khade misses bronze by the narrowest of margin. He finishes 4th in men's 50m Freestlye final with a time of 22.47. Bronze went to Japan's Shunichi Nakao (22.46)

16:29 IST: Kabaddi Men's Team event update

India beat Thailand 49-30 in Group A match

15:49 IST: Kabaddi Men's Team event update

India lead 16-5 against Thailand in the Group A match

15:31 IST: Archery Recurve Mixed Team event update

India ranked eighth with a total scored of 1309

15:30 IST: Archery Recurve Men's Individual event update

Atanu Das ranks 14th. He shot a total of 660

Vishwas ranked 17th with 658 points

Jagdish Choudhary 39th with 638 points

Sukhchain 46th with 631

15:12 IST: Fencing Women's Epee Individual

Jyotika Dutta loses 3-15 to Kong Man Wai Vivian from Hong Kong in Quarterfinals 

15:08 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team Final update

Lakshay/Shreyasi Singh eliminated. The pair could shoot only 16 

14:51 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team Final update

India remain on the last spot after 20 shots

14:48 IST: Bronze medal for India! 

India lose 0-2 to Thailand in the Sepak Takraw Men's Team Regu semifinals to bag a podium spot

First ever medal for India in the sport

14:45 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team Final update

Lakshay shoots 3/5. India on the last spot after 15 shots

14:41 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team Final update

Poor from Shreyasi Singh. She shoots 1/5. India on the sixth spot after 10 shots

14:36 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team Final update

Lakshay shoots 4/5 to put India in joint-second place

Shreyasi Singh will take over now

14:20 IST: Handball Women's Handball event update

India lose 19-49 against DPR Korea in Group A match

14:14 IST: Sepak Takraw Men's Team Regu event update

India trail 0-1 to Thailand in semifinals

14:10 IST: Fencing Women's Epee Individual event update

Jas Seerat Singh loses 13-15 to Thanee Korawan from Thailand 

13:37 IST: Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg event update

Gyanender loses 0-5 to Islomjon Bakhramov from Uzbekistan in quarterfinals match

13:33 IST: Men's Doubles Round of 16 event update

Rohan Bopanna-Sharan Divij beat Thailand's Nuttanon Kadchapanan and Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul 6-3, 6-1 to reach men's doubles quarterfinals

13:18 IST: Women's Freestyle 76 kg event update

Kiran loses 2-4 to Aiperi Medet Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan in quarterfinals

13:05 IST: Tennis Men's Doubles event update 

Rohan Bopanna-Sharan Divij clinch first set 6-3 against Nuttanon Kadchapanan and Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul

12:52 IST: Silver medal for India!

Sanjeev Rajput shoots a total of 452.7 in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final to bag a podium finish

Sanjeev Rajput finished behind Zicheng Hui from China. He scored a total of 453.3

12:49 IST: A medal assured for India from 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final

Sanjeev Rajput moves to second spot after 43 shots. He has shot a total of 431.7

12:47 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Standing Stage

Sanjeev Rajput drops to third spot after second elimination. He has shot a total of 411.2.

12:45 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Standing Stage

Sanjeev Rajput holds his top spot after stage 1. He has shot a total of 402.8.

12:37 IST: Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg event update

Manish defeats Japan's Shimoyamada Tsuchika 7-3 in the 1/8 Finals match

12:34 IST: Sepak Takraw Women's Team Regu event update

India lose 0-3 to Thailand

12:33 IST: Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg event update

Manish leads 3-1 against Japan's Shimoyamada Tsuchika in the first period

12:30 IST: Tennis Women's Singles event update

Karman Kaur Thandi loses 6-2, 4-6, 6(4)-7 against Liang En-Shuo from Chinese Taipei

12:28 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Prone Stage

Sanjeev Rajput holds his top spot after 30 shots. He has shot a total of 307.1. He has a three-point lead

12:25 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Prone Stage

Sanjeev Rajput holds his top spot after 25 shots. He has shot a total of 254.3

12:24 IST: Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg

Gyanender defeats Wiratul Piyabut from Thailand 10-2 in the 1/8 Finals match

12:23 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Prone Stage

Sanjeev Rajput climbs to top spot after 20 shots. He has shot a total of 202.6

12:19 IST: Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg

Gyanender leads 6-2 against Wiratul Piyabut from Thailand in the first period of the 1/8 Finals match

12:13 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

After Kneel Position

Sanjeev Rajput slips to second spot after 15 shots. He has shot a total of 151.2

12:10 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Sanjeev Rajput maintains his lead after 10 shots. He has shot a total of 103.0

12:08 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Sanjeev Rajput shoots a total of 51.3 to begin on top spot after first 5 shots

12:05 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Sanjeev Rajput shoots 9.7 on his first kneel attempt

12:00 IST: 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Final Update

Sanjeev Rajput will fight for a podium finish

11:57 IST: Bridge Men's Team event update

India have finished third with 17.45 points in the Qualification Round 1

11:50 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team event update

Lakshay and Shreyasi Singh have qualified for the final round. The duo shot a total of 142

11:42 IST: Congratulatory messages pour in for 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma. The duo have made the nation proud! 

11:39 IST: Sepaktakraw Women's Team Regu

India trail 0-2 to Thailand in the Preliminary Group A round

11:23 IST: Tennis Women's Singles update

Ankita Raina defeats Eri Hozumi 6-1, 6-2 in the Round of 16 to enter quartefinals

11:15 IST: Sepaktakraw Women's Team Regu match update

India trail 0-1 to Thailand

11:10 IST: Kabaddi Women's Team event update

India lead 34-11 against Indonesia in Group A match

11:04 IST: Archery Recurve Women's Team event update

India team of Deepika Kumari, Majhi Laxmirani, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat finished on the seventh spot. The team scored a total of 1908 in the ranking round

11:00 IST: Archery Recurve Women's Individual event update

Deepika Kumari ranked 17th. She scored a total of 649

Promila Daimary ranked 21st. She scored a total of 642

10:54 IST: Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event update

Sajeev Rajput shoots a total of 1160 to qualify for the final round

10:41 IST: One Gold and One Bronze for India in 10m Air Pistol Men Final

16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary bags gold. He shot 240.7 to finish above Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda

Abhishek Verma settles for bronze. He shot a total of 219.3

10:37 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

After fourth elimination

Saurabh Chaudhary moves to second. He has shot 180.0

Abhishek Verma has dropped to third spot. He has shot 178.9

10:34 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

After third elimination

Saurabh Chaudhary remains on third spot. He has shot 159.4

Abhishek Verma moves to second spot. He has shot 160.8

10:32 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

After 14 shots

Saurabh Chaudhary drops to third spot. He has shot 139.4

Abhishek Verma moves joint on third spot. He has shot 139.4

10:30 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

After first elimination

Saurabh Chaudhary remains on the second spot. He has shot 120.0

Abhishek Verma remains on the fourth spot. He has shot 119.4

10:28 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

After 10 shots

Saurabh Chaudhary remains on the second spot. He has shot 101.4

Abhishek Verma remains on the fourth spot. He has shot 99.4

10:24 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

After 5 shots

Saurabh Chaudhary is on the second spot. He has shot 50.6

Abhishek Verma is on the fourth spot. He has shot 50.5

10:21 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men Final update

Abhishek Verma shoots 10.5 in first attempt, takes top spot

Saurabh Chaudhary shoots 10.2, he is on third spot

10:01 IST: Taekwondo Men +80 kg event update update

Akshay Kumar loses 1-15 to Dmitriy Shokin in the quarterfinals

09:57 IST: Shooting Trap Mixed Team event qualification update

India are on the sixth spot. The pair of Lakshay and Shreyasi Singh have scored a total of 46

09:50 IST: Kayak Single Women event update

Aarti Pandey fails to qualify for the final event. She scored 137.65 to finish 11th

09:46 IST: Volleyball Women's event update

India lose 18-25, 22-25, 13-25 against Vietnam in Women's Pool B

09:37 IST: Taekwondo Men +80 kg event update

Akshay Kumar defeats Fernando Siyabalapitiyage Besh Di from Sri Lanka 13-8 to enter quarters

Akshay Kumar will take on Uzbekistan's Dmitriy Shokin quarterfinals

09:32 IST: Wushu Men's Daoshu & Gunshu All-Round event update

Chirag Sharma finishes eighth 

09:30 IST: Rowing Women's Pair event update

The team of Harpreet Kaur and Sanjukta Dung Dung fail to qualify for the final event. The pair finished third with a time of 8:54.67

09:20 IST: Rowing Men's Lightweight Four event update

The team of Bhopal Singh, Jagvir Singh, Tejas Shinde and Pranay Naukarkar qualify for the final event

09:09 IST: Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men qualification event update

Sanjeev Rajput has shot 785 to drop to second spot

Akhil Sheoran has shot 775. He is on the 16th spot

09:06 IST: Fencing Women's Epee Individual

Jas Seerat Singh defeats Megawati 5-3 to enter Round of 32

09:01 IST: Volleyball Women's event update

India lose first set 18-25, trail 5-7 in the second set to Vietnam

08:49 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men event update

Saurabh Chaudhary has shot a brilliant 586 to qualify for the final event

Abhishek Verma shot 580 to qualify for the final event

08:42 IST: Volleyball Women's event update

India trail 9-14 against Vietnam in the first set

08:35 IST: Volleyball Women's event update

India trail 5-8 against Vietnam at the first time-out

08:31 IST: Volleyball Women's event update

Vietnam take an upper hand against India in first set. Lead 3-0

08:30 IST: Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men qualification event update

Sanjeev Rajput has moved up to fourth spot with 499 points

08:22 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men qualification event update

Saurabh Chaudhary continues to top the list with 477 points

08:15 IST: Kabaddi Women's Team event update

India beat Sri Lanka 38-12 in Group A match

08:10 IST: Swimming Men's 50m Freestyle event update

Virdawal Khade qualifies for the final round. He finished third in the standing with a time of 22.43

07:58 IST: Kabaddi Women's Team event update

India maintain their lead 32-5 over Sri Lanka

07:55 IST: Swimming Men's 50m Freestyle event update

Vikram Khade clocked 22.43 to top Heat 5

Anshul Kothari clocked 23.83 to top Heat 1

07:45 IST: Men's Single Sculls Repechages event update

Dattu Bhokanal has topped Heat 1. He clocked 7:45.71

Dattu Bhokanal has qualified for the final event

07:42 IST: Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men qualification event update

Saurabh Choudhary is on the top spot with 99 points

07:39 IST: Kabaddi Women's Team event update

India lead 14-0 against Sri Lanka in the Group A match

07:38 IST: Men's Single Sculls Repechage event update

Dattu Bhokanal is currently leading. He has crossed the 1500m in 5:46.01

07:35 IST: Shooting 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification Men event update

Sanjeev Rajput is on the 18th spot after the initial shots. He has a total score of 48

07:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the Day 3 of the Asian Games 2018 

India were assured of its first-ever medal in Sepaktakraw as they entered the semi-finals of the mens team Regu event after finishing second in Group B. There are only six teams in the competition, which means India is assured of a medal as the losing semi-finalists will get bronze. In the preliminary round, India got the better of Iran 2-1, later losing to Indonesia 3-0. They qualified for the last four stage as the second best team in their group.

India's men's badminton team lost 1-3 to hosts Indonesia in the quarter-finals. HS Prannoy was the only Indian to have got a point for India, while Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost. Srikanth lost to Anthony Ginting 21-23, 23-21, 10-21 as the hosts got a 1-0 lead. The hosts doubled their advantage when Satwik-Chirag fell to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 21-19, 19-21, 16-21.

Indian tennis players enjoyed a successful day with Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina registering comprehensive victories in their respective matches. Ramanathan and Gunneswaran entered the Round of 16 in the men's singles category with straight sets wins.

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