Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 6: Gold In Rowing, Tennis; Silver For Women's Kabaddi Team

Updated: 24 August 2018 20:10 IST

2018 Asian Games Highlights: The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan won tennis doubles gold after beating their opponents in straight sets. Earlier, Indian rowers won one gold and two bronze medals.

Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 6: Gold In Rowing, Tennis; Silver For Women
Asian Games 2018: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan won tennis doubles gold. © AFP

Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan notched up their maiden men's doubles gold medal at the Asian Games by beating Aleksander Bublik and Denis Yevseyev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 in 52 minutes. Less than 20 minutes into the match, the Indians were 4-1 ahead, breaking Bublik and Yevseyev at the very first opportunity they got. In no time, the top seeds were serving for the set with a 5-3 lead and Bopanna's booming serve wrapped it up in style for them. In men's singles, Prajnesh Gunneswaran Prabhakaran took home bronze after losing to Denis Istomin of Usbekistan 2-6, 2-6 in the semi-final.

In shooting, Heena Sindhu took home the bronze in women's 10m Air Pistol final after Manu Bhaker was eliminated. Earlier, India started their Asian Games 2018 Day 6 campaign with a bang by winning a gold and two bronze medals in rowing. The day started with Dushyant winning bronze in men's Lightweight Single Sculls. This was followed by another bronze with Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh finishing third in men's Lightweight Double Sculls. Following that, the the Indian team of of Sawarn Singh/Dattu Bhokanal/Om Prakash/Sukhmeet Singh won gold in men's Quadruple Sculls to add to India's gold medal tally.

The India women's kabaddi team missed out on their third successive Asiad gold medal as they lost 24-27 to Iran in the final. It was also the third consecutive time when the India women's team entered the Asian Games final after clinching a gold medal at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games each. Defending champions India were outplayed in the second half to settle for a silver medal. In boxing, Manoj Kumar defeated Bhutan's Sangay Wangdi 5-0 in Men's Welter (69kg) to enter round of 16 while in badminton HS Prannoy suffered a shocking 12-21, 21-15, 15-21 to Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men's Singles Round of 32. 

India ended the day with a comfortable 8-0 victory against Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game. (MEDAL TALLY)

Highlights of Asian Games 2018, Day 6 straight from Jakarta, Indonesia

20:00 IST: Thank you for joining us for the day. Do tune back in tomorrow for Day 7 of the Games.

19:59 IST: India beat Japan 8-0 in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:53 ISTGOAL! Mandeep Singh scores the eighth goal for India in 57th minute. India 8-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:49 IST: Another penalty corner for India in the 53rd minute but Harmanpreet Singh fails to convert. India 7-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:47 IST: Saved! Good save from the Japanese goal-keeper. India 7-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:46 IST: Fifth penalty corner for India in the match. Will they further extend their lead? 

19:43 IST: Penalty corner for Japan and easily saved by the Indian goalkeeper. India 7-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:39 ISTGOAL! Vivek Sagar Prasad scores the seventh goal for India in 47th minute. India 7-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game. 

19:38 ISTGOAL! Akashdeep Singh scores the sixth goal for India in 46th minute. India 6-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:38 ISTIn hockey, fourth quarter between India and Japan gets underway. India lead Japan 5-0 after three quarters. 

19:36 IST: That's the end of third quarter. India 5-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:33 IST: Penalty corner for India in the 43rd minute but Rupinder Pal Singh fails to convert. India 5-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:27 IST: GOAL! Penalty Stroke for India and Rupinder Pal Singh scores. India 5-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:18 IST: GOAL! Mandeep Singh scores the fourth goal for India in 32nd minute. India 4-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:17 IST: Back to back penalty corners for India but they fail to convert on both the occasions. India 3-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

19:15 ISTIn hockey, third quarter between India and Japan gets underway. India lead Japan 3-0 after two quarters. 

19:05 IST: Half-time! That's the end of the second quarter. India 3-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

8:52 ISTGOAL! Rupinder Pal Singh scores from a penalty corner in the 17th minuteIndia 3-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

18:49 IST: In hockey, second quarter between India and Japan gets underway.

18:47 IST: That's the end of first quarter. India 2-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

18:46 IST: Amit Rohidas fails to convert the penalty corner. India 2-0 Japan with just under one minute to go. 

18:45 IST: First penalty corner for India with just one minute to go in the first quarter.

18:42 ISTGOAL! Dilpreet Singh scores the second goal for India in the 12th minute. India 2-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

18:37 ISTGOAL! SV Sunil scores in the 7th minute. India 1-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A game.

18:35 IST: In hockey, We are 5 minutes into the first quarter. India 0-0 Japan in the preliminary round of men's tournament Pool A.

18:30 IST: In hockey, Men's Pool A match between India and Japan is underway.

18:05 IST: In tennis, India's HS Prannoy loses 12-21, 21-15, 15-21 to Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men's Singles Round of 32

17:59 IST: In squash, India's Joshana Chinappa beats Ho Ling Chan of Hong Kong 3-1 to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles.

17:44 IST: In badminton, India's HS Prannoy wins the second game 21-15 against Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men's Singles Round of 32.

17:43 IST: MEDAL ALERT! In tennis, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran Prabhakaran takes home bronze after losing men's singles tennis semifinal. He loses to Denis Istomin of Usbekistan 2-6, 2-6 in straight sets. 

17:30 IST: In boxing, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar beats Bhutan's Sangay Wangdi 5-0 in Men's Welter (69kg) Round of 32.

17:23 IST: In badminton, India's HS Prannoy loses the first game 12-21 to Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men's Singles Round of 32.

17:22 IST: In boxing, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar takes on Bhutan's Sangay Wangdi in Men's Welter (69kg) Round of 32.

17:19 IST: In badminton, India's HS Prannoy takes on Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Men's Singles Round of 32.

17:07 IST: In tennis, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran Prabhakaran loses the first set to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the Men's singles semi-final.

16:59 IST: In gymnastics, Dipa Karmakar disappoints in women's balance beam final.

16:45 IST: In boxing, India's Gaurav Solanki loses 0-5 to Japan's Ryomie Tanaka in men's fly (52kg) Round of 32 match.

16:43 IST: In swimming, India's Sandeep Sejwal finishes in 7th place in Men's 50m Breaststroke final.

16:40 IST: In swimming, Men's 50m Breaststroke final involving India's Sandeep Sejwal begins.

16:38 IST: In badminton, Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy beat Mei Kuan Chow/Meng Yean Lee of Malaysia 21-17, 16-21, 21-19 to advance to women's doubles quarterfinals.

16:33 IST: In boxing, men's fly (52kg) Round of 32 match between India's Gaurav Solanki and Japan's Ryomie Tanaka gets underway.

16:10 IST: In badminton, Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy lose the second game 16-21 vs Mei Kuan Chow/Meng Yean Lee of Malaysia in women's doubles Round of 16 match. The Indian pair had won the first game 21-17.

16:00 IST: Men's singles semifinal match between India's Prajnesh Prabhakharan and Uzbek Denis Istomin begins.

15:46 IST: In squash, Another medal assured for India as Saurav Ghosal beats compatriot Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu 3-1 to advance to the men's singles squash semifinals.

15:44 IST: In gymnastics, India's Dipa Karmakar, who scored 12.500 in her attempt, finishes fifth in women's Balance Beam final. China's Chen Yile (14.600) wins gold, Su Jong Kim (13.400) of North Korea takes home the silver and Jin Zhang (13.325) of China gets bronze.

15:42 IST: In golf's men's individual event, India's Aadil Bedi is tied 3rd, Rayhan Thomas John is tied 5th, Naveed Kshitij Kaul is tied 8th and Mohan Hari Singh is tied 35th after Round 2. In golf's men's team event, India are placed 2nd after Round 2.

15:39 IST: In gymnastics, India's Dipa Karmakar, who scored 12.500 in her attempt, drops to fourth place in women's Balance Beam final with one more athlete remaining.

15:35 IST: In badminton, upset for India as Kidambi Srikanth is knocked out after losing his Round of 32 match 21-23, 19-21 against Hong Kong's Vincent Wong.

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15:32 IST: In Gymnastics, India's Dipa Karmakar scores 12.500 in her attempt to take third place with 3 more athletes remaining in women's Balance Beam final.

15:20 IST: In squash, India assured of another medal as Dipika Pallikal beats Japan's Misaki Kobayashi 3-0 to enter women's singles semi-final.

15:15 IST: In badminton men's singles Round of 32, Kidambi Srikanth loses the first game 21-23 against Vincent Wong.

15:12 IST: Women's Balance Beam final involving India's Dipa Karmakar begins.

15:04 IST: In badminton men's singles Round of 32, At mid-break of first game, Kidambi Srikanth 11-9 vs Vincent Wong.

14:58 IST: Badminton men's singles Round of 32 match between Kidambi Srikanth and Vincent Wong gets underway.

14:55 IST: Compound Mixed Team archery, India's Abhishek Verma-Jyothi Vennam lose 153-155 to Iranian pair in quarterfinal.

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14:50 IST: In golf women's individual round 2, India's Sifat Sagoo is tied 20th, Ridhima Dilwari and Diksha Dagar are tied 24th. In women's team round 2, India are placed 9th.

14:41 IST: In Squash, Dipika Pallikal and Misaki Kobayashi are facing off in women's singles squash quarterfinals. 

14:40 IST: In Squash, Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu are facing off in men's singles squash quarterfinals. With one of them reaching the semifinal, another medal assured for India.

14:38 IST: In Archery, India vs Iran Compound Mixed team quarterfinal gets underway.

14:14 IST: Defending champions India take home the silver after losing the Kabaddi women's final 24-27 to Iran.

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14:11 IST: Kabaddi women's final: Brilliant raid from Sakshi Kumari gets India three crucial point. India trail 24-25. Just few seconds to go. Can India stage a famous come around?

14:09 IST: Kabaddi women's final: Another unsuccessful raid attempt from India. Iran are running away with the game, they lead 25-21.

14:05 IST: Kabaddi women's final: 10 minutes into the second half and Iran are maintaining their 23-20 lead against India. Time is running out for the defending champions.

14:03 IST: Kabaddi women's final: Time out taken. Iran still leading India 22-19. The Indian men's kabaddi team is cheering from the stands.

14:00 IST: Kabaddi women's final: Five minutes into the second half and Iran are leading the defending champions 18-15. Can India stage a comeback?

13:55 IST: Kabaddi women's final: Iran draw level at 13-13 in the second half and following that Iran take 17-13 lead against Iran.

13:49 IST: Kabaddi women's final: India lead Iran 13-11 at the end of the first half. Can they hold on to their lead and take home the gold?

13:41 IST: Kabaddi women's final: 10 minutes into the game and India are leading 10-7. This is dominating performance from the Indian team.

13:38 IST: Kabaddi women's final: India are eyeing a hat-trick of gold medal at the Games.

13:34 IST: Kabaddi women's final: India, the defending champions, are off to a strong start as they are leading Iran 6-2.

13:27 IST: The Kabaddi Women's final between India and Iran is underway. 

13:10 IST: In Golf men's individual event, Aadil Bedi is tied third, Rayhan Thomas John is tied fifth, Naveed Kshitij Kaul is tied 8th, Mohan Hari Singh is tied 37th. In men's team event, India are currently placed second behind Japan.

13:08 IST: In Golf women's individual event, currently, India's Sifat Sagoo in tied 14, Dagar Dikhsa is tied 20 and Rishiman Dilwari is tied 23. In women's team event, India is current placed 9th.

12:55 IST: In weightlifting, India's Rakhi Halder fails in all 3 snatch attempts to lift 93 kgs in women's 63kg weightlifting event.

12:15 IST: First doping case of Asian Games 2018 | Meanwhile, A Turkmenistan wrestler became the first doping case at the Asian Games and has been disqualified, the Olympic Council of Asia said. Rustem Nazarov tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, a masking agent, in a pre-tournament urine test last week. Nazarov "has been disqualified from the 18th Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018... and his results during the competition held on the 19th August annulled", a statement said. The athlete, 24, had competed in the men's 57kg freestyle event and was defeated in his first match by India's Sandeep Tomar.

11:55 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Heena Sidhu wins bronze in women's 10m Air Pistol event. This is India's 23rd medal at the Games.

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11:48 IST: Women's 10m Air Pistol final: Big, big upset as 16-year-old Manu Bhaker is eliminated. Heena Sidhu, on the other hand, drops to 4th place.

11:45 IST: MEDAL ALERT | The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan beat their Kazakhstan opponent in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, to win tennis men's double gold medal.

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11:43 IST: Tennis doubles final: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan hold their serve to take 5-3 lead in the second game. They are one game away from the gold medal.

11:41 IST: Women's 10m Air Pistol final: After 10 shots, India's Manu Bhaker has moved up to 5th place while Heena Sidhu drops to 7th place.

11:38 IST: Tennis doubles final: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan break Aleksandr Bublik/Denis Yevseyev to take 4-3 lead in the second set.

11:37 IST: Women's 10m Air Pistol final: After 5 shots, India's Heena Sidhu is in 5th place with Manu Bhaker in 6th.

11:34 IST: Women's 10m Air Pistol final involving India's Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu gets underway. Can the shooters add to India's gold medal tally?

11:27 IST: Tennis doubles final: India draw level at 2-2 against Kazakhstan in the second game.

11:18 IST: Tennis doubles final: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan take the 1st set 6-3. The Indian pair are a set away from a gold medal.

11:08 IST: Tennis doubles final: Currently, the Indian pair is leading 4-1 in the first set against their Kazakhstan opponents. Strong start by the Indians.

11:00 IST: Tennis men's doubles final between India's Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan and Aleksandr Bublik/Denis Yevseyev is currently underway.

10:50 IST: What a thrilling finish to the game! India beat Pakistan 28-27 in men's Handball main round, group 3 match.

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10:45 IST: India's Anish and Shivam Shukla finish third and 11th respectively in shooting men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol qualification  Stage 1

10:40 IST: In Handball, India lead Pakistan 24-23 in men's Handball Main Round - Group 3 match. 10 minutes of play left.

10:27 IST: In Golf men's individual event Round 2, Aadil Bedi is placed 3rd, Rayhan Thomas John is tied 4th, Naveed Kshitij Kaul is tied 7th, Mohan Hari Singh is tied 42nd. Indian men's team, on the other hand, are placed second.

10:20 IST: In Golf women's individual event Round 2, Diksha Dagar is tied 16th, Sifat Sagoo is tied 22nd and Ridhiman Dilawari is tied 28th.

10:08 IST: In Fencing, India lose 25-45 to China in women's Epee Team quarterfinals.

09:55 IST: In Pencak Silat, India's Boynao Singh Naorem loses 0-5 to Dines Dumaan of Philippines in Men's Class B : 50kg to 55kg Quarterfinal Match 1.

09:50 IST: In Archery, clinical India beat Iraq 155-147 in Compound Mixed Team event to advance to the quarterfinals.

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09:47 IST: In shooting, India's Harjinder Singh and Amit Kumar finish fourth and fifth respectively in 300 metre Standard Rifle Men final.

09:35 IST: In rowing, India finish fourth in men's lightweight eight final. Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong won gold, silver and bronze respectively.

09:20 IST: Reports coming in that rower Dushyant Singh was taken ill and had to be stretchered off during the prize distribution ceremony.

09:05 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Indian rowers Sawarn Singh/Dattu Bhokanal/Om Prakash/Sukhmeet Singh win gold in men's Quadruple Sculls. Indonesia and Thailand are placed second and third respectively.

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08:47 IST: In shooting, Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu finish in 3rd and 7th place respectively in qualification stage to reach the final of women's 10m Air Pistol Final. Can they add to India's gold medal tally?

08:44 IST: In men's 300 metre Standard Rifle final event, currently, Harjinder Singh and Amit Kumar are placed sixth and eighth respectively.

08:37 IST: In Archery recurve mixed team pre-quarterfinals, Mongolia beat India 5-4.

08:34 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Rohit Kumar/Bhagwan Singh win bronze in men's Lightweight Double Sculls. This is India's 20th medal at the Games.

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08:31 IST: In fencing, India women's Epee team beats Indonesia 45-24 to advance to the quarterfinals.

08:25 IST: In Archery recurve mixed team pre-quarterfinals, India lead Mongolia 4-2 after three sets.

08:20 IST: In golf women's individual event Round 2, currently, India's Diksha Dagar is tied 10th place, Sifat Sagoo is placed 22nd, and Ridhima Dilwari is tied 26th.

08:15 IST: In 300m standard Rifle men final, Harjinder Singh is currently placed fifth with a total score of 378 while Amit Kumar is placed 10th with a total score of 193

08:07 IST: In swimming, India's Sandeep Sejwal tops heat 1 with a timing of 27.95 to qualify for men's 50 metre breaststroke final.

08:00 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Great news for India early on day six! Rower Dushyant wins bronze in men's lightweight singles sculls with a timing of 7.18.76. Korea's Hyunsu Park and Hong Kong's Chun Gun Chiu have won gold and silver respectively.

07:54 IST: In rowing, Dushyant is currently second after 500 metres.

07:50 IST: In shooting, Manu Bhaker is currently in the seventh position with a total score of 124 and Heena Singhu is placed 18th with a total score of 131 points.

07:42 IST: In shooting, India's Shivam Shukla finishes fourth with a total score of 289 in qualification stage 1 in 25 metre Rapid Fire Pistol men.

07:38 IST: In shooting, 300 metre standard rifle men final event featuring India's Amit Kumar and Harjinder Singh is underway

07:35 IST: In shooting, 10m Air Pistol women's qualification featuring India's Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu is underway.

07:30 IST: In rowing, men's lightweight single sculls final event featuring India's Dushyant is underway.

07:20 IST: In shooting, India's Amit Kumar and Harjinder Singh will be featuring in 300m Standard Rifle men final event.

07:16 IST: Golf's men's team event featuring India is underway.

07:14 IST: Golf's men's individual event featuring India's Aadil Bedi, Rayhan John Thomas, Naveed Kshitij Kaul, Mohan Hari Singh is underway.

07:12 IST: Golf's women's team event featuring India is underway.

07:10 IST: Golf's women's individual event featuring India's Dagar Diksha, Sifat Sagoo, Ridhima Dilwari is underway.

07:06 IST: In Equestrian team event, India are currently competing in dressage team event. 

07:05 IST: In Equestrian individual event, India's Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh, Fouaad Mirza are currently competing in dressage event. Along with that, India 

07:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 6 of Asian Games straight from Jakarta, Indonesia.

On Day 6, gymnast Dipa Karmakar will be in action in the balance beam event at 2:38 pm IST. Karmakar hasn't been able to perform exceedingly well in the competition yet. Hopefully, she will shine in the balance beam event. The Indian hockey team will be up against Japan at 6:30 pm IST. They beat Indonesia 17-0 and Hong Kong 26-0 in their first two Pool A games. Kidambi Srikanth will take on Wong Wing Ki in the round of 32 match at 10:30 am IST.

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