Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 7: Tajinderpal Singh Toor Wins Shot Put Gold; 3 Bronze In Squash

Updated: 25 August 2018 23:30 IST

2018 Asian Games Highlights: Tajinderpal Singh Toor threw the iron ball to 20.75m to win the gold and set a national record as well.

Asian Games 2018 Highlights Day 7: Tajinderpal Singh Toor Wins Shot Put Gold; 3 Bronze In Squash
Asian Games 2018: Tajinderpal Singh Toor clinched the gold with a record-shattering throw. © PTI

Tajinderpal Singh Toor clinched the men's shot put gold with a record-shattering throw to open India's medal account in athletics in the Asian Games. The 23-year-old threw the iron ball to 20.75m to win the gold and set a national record as well. He bettered the six-year-old record of 20.69m in the name of Om Prakash Karhana.

Earlier, squash player Dipika Pallikal opened India's medal account on Day 7 of the Asian Games 2018 by taking home a bronze medal. Dipika lost her women's singles semi-final 0-3 to Nicol David of Malaysia. Joshna Chinappa added another squash bronze to the Indian tally. The 31-year-old player, lost 1-3 to 19-year-old Sivasangari Subramaniam of Malaysia.

India's athletics camping of the Games started on a high as Muhammed Anas and Arokia Rajiv qualified for the men's 400m semi-finals. Muhammed Anas topped heat 1 with a timing of 45.63 seconds, while Arokia Rajiv finished second in heat 4 with a timing of 46.82. High-jumper Chethan Subramanya also qualified for the men's high-jump final. He finished fifth in Group B as he cleared the mark of 2.15.

However, it was not a good day at the office for the shooters as Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla failed to qualify for the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final, finishing 9th and 11th respectively. Currently, India are placed eighth in the medal tally with a total of 29 medals (7 gold, 5 silver, 17 bronze). (MEDAL TALLY)

Highlights of Asian Games 2018, Day 7 straight from Jakarta, Indonesia

20:15 IST: Thank you for joining us for the day. Do tune back in tomorrow for Day 8 of the Games.

19:54 IST: In Women's Hockey, At full-time, India beat South Korea 4-1 in Pool B match.

19:54 IST: In Volleyball, India lose 2-3 against Chinese Taipei in women's Pool B game

19:53 IST: In Athletics, India's Muhammad Anas and Rajiv Arokia qualify for men's 400m finals

19:49 IST: In Women's Hockey, GOAL! Vandana Katariya scores the fourth goal for India in 56th minute. India 4-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:48 IST: In Women's Hockey, GOAL! Another penalty corner and yet another goal for India. Gurjit Kaur strikes again. India 3-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:46 IST: In Women's Hockey, GOAL! Gurjeet Kaur scores the second goal for India in 54th minute. India 2-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:44 IST: In Women's Hockey, Penalty corner to India in the 54th minute, India 1-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:41 IST: In Volleyball, India lose the fourth set against Chinese Taipei 18-25.

19:39 IST: In Athletics, India's Nirmla Sheoran also qualifies for semis of women's 400m after clocking 54.09s.

19:34 IST: Medal alert in athletics! Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in men's Shot Put. This is India's 7th gold medal at the Games.

19:32 IST: In Women's Hockey, Third quarter comes to an end. India 1-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:28 IST: In Athletics, India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor throws 20.75m in his fifth attempt, a new games record, continues to lead in men's Shot Put finals.

19:26 IST: In Athletics, India's Hima Das finishes second clocking 51.00s in Heat 1 to qualify for final of women's 400m.

19:20 IST: In Athletics, India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor throws 19.96m in his fourth attempt, continues to lead in men's Shot Put finals.

19:17 IST: In Women's Hockey, third quarter gets underway. India 1-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:13 IST: In Volleyball, India win the third set against Chinese Taipei 25-18.

19:06 IST: In Women's Hockey, Second quarter comes to an end. India 1-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

19:02 IST: In Athletics, Foul throw by India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor in his third attempt, continues to lead in Men's Shot Put Finals.

18:55 IST: In Women's Hockey, GOAL! Lee Yurim successfully converts the penalty stroke and South Korea have equalised. India 1-1 South Korea in Pool B match.

18:54 IST: In Women's Hockey, South Korea awarded penalty stroke after video referral.

18:52 IST: In Athletics, India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor throws 19.15m in his second attempt, continues to lead in men's shot put finals.

18:48 IST: In Women's Hockey, GOAL! Navneet Kaur scores the first goal for India in the 16th minute. India 1-0 South Korea in Pool B match.

18:46 IST: In Women's Hockey, At the end of first quarter, India 0-0 South Korea in Pool B match.

18:46 IST: In the men's shot put final India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor throws 19.96m in his first attempt to take first spot

18:43 IST: The Women's 10,000 metre featuring India's Sanjivani Jadhav and Suriya Loganathan is underway

18:35 IST: The women's hockey preliminary round match between India and Republic of Korea is underway.

18:30 IST: In women's volleyball preliminary round, India lose second set 21-25 against Chinese Taipei in 21 minutes. The match is tied at 1-1 now.

18:09 IST: In Women's 100 m qualification, Dutee Chand clocks 11.38 to top Heat 2 and qualify for the semi-final event.

17:59 IST: In women's volleyball preliminary round, India win first set 25-23 against Chinese Taipei in 27 minutes.

17:53 IST: In Women's Hammer Throw Final, Sarita Singh commits another foul in her sixth attempt to finish sixth.

17:46 IST: In Women's Hammer Throw Final, Sarita Singh commits a foul in her fifth attempt.

17:40 IST: In Women's Hammer Throw Final, Sarita Singh throws 60.57m in her fourth attempt to remain on the fourth spot.

17:28 IST: In the Men's Long Jump, India's Sreeshankar leaps 7.83m to qualify for the final event

17:26 IST: In Women's Hammer Throw Final, Sarita Singh throws 62.03m in her third attempt. She has moved up to fourth place.

17:17 IST: The Men's Long Jump qualification event featuring India's Sreeshankar is underway

17:16 IST: In Women's Hammer Throw Final, Sarita Singh throws 59.26 m in her second attempt. She has dropped to sixth spot. 

17:05 IST: In Women's Hammer Throw Final, Sarita Singh throws 59.90 metre in her first attempt to take fourth spot.

17:00 IST: Bronze Medal for India! India's Sourav Ghoshal loses 2-3 to and Hong Kong's Chun Ming in the men's singles squash semifinals to help India bag a podium finish 

16:50 IST: In Squash, India's Sourav Ghoshal and Hong Kong's Chun Ming Au are tied 2-2 in the men's singles semifinals

16:45 IST: In Badminton, India's Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy lose 13-21, 21-17, 23-25 to against Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu of China in men's doubles Round of 16.

16:40 IST: In Squash, Hong Kong's Chun Ming Au pulls one back but India's Saurav Ghosal still leads 2-1 in men's singles squash semifinal.

16:25 IST: In Squash, India's Saurav Ghosal is 2-0 up against Chun Ming Au of Hong Kong in men's singles semifinal.

16:09 IST: In Golf, at the end of Round 3 in men's individual event, India's Rayhan Thomas John and Aadil Bedi is T10, Kshitij Naveed Kaul is T21, Hari Mohan Singh is T41. In the men's team event, India have dropped to T5 at the end of Round 3.

16:05 IST: In Badminton, India's Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy lose the first game 13-21 to Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu of China in men's doubles Round of 16.

16:00 IST: In Badminton, at mid-break of the first game, India's Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy trail 6-11 against Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu of China in men's doubles Round of 16.

15:55 IST: In Badminton, India's Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy take on Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu in men's doubles Round of 16 match.

15:47 IST: Squash men's single semifinal between India's Saurav Ghosal and Hong Kong's Chun Ming Au begins.

15:45 IST: In Golf, India's Aadil Bedi and Rayhan Thomas John is currently T10, while Kshitij Naveed Kaul is T21 and Hari Moham Singh is T41. In men's team event, India are currently ranked second after Japan.

15:40 IST: In Golf, India's Ridhima Dilawari (T20), Sifat Sagoo (T23) and Diksha Dagar is ranked 26 after the end of round 3 of women's individual event. In women's team event, India are placed at ninth position after Round 3.

15:26 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Joshna Chinappa loses women's singles squash semifinal, takes home bronze. This is India's 27th medal.

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14:50 IST: In Badminton, India's Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy knocked out after losing women's double quarterfinals 11-21, 22-24 to Q Chen/Y Jia of China.

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14:45 IST: In Squash, women's singles semifinal between India's Joshna Chinappa and Malaysia's Sivasangari Subramaniam begins.

14:38 IST: In Boxing, Indian Pavitra through to Women's Light (60kg) quarterfinals after a comprehensive win (RSC) over Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen.

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14:36 IST: In Badminton, at mid-break of the second game, India's Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy trail 10-11 against Q Chen/Y Jia of China in women's doubles quarterfinals.

14:33 IST: India's Vikas Thakur finishes a lowly 8th in men's 94kg weightlifting event.

14:32 IST: In Badminton, India's Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy lose the first game 11-21 to Q Chen/Y Jia of China in women's doubles quarterfinals.

14:28 IST: In Boxing, Women's light (60kg) Round of 16 bout between India's Pavitra and Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen begins.

14:15 IST: In Badminton, PV Sindhu beats Gregoria Mariska 21-12, 21-15 to enter women's singles quarterfinals.

14:08 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Dipika Pallikal takes home bronze after losing to Malaysia's Nicol David in women's singles squash semis.

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14:05 IST: In Badminton, at mid-break of the second game, PV Sindhu leads 11-4 against Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in women's singles Round of 16.

14:00 IST: In Weightlifting, India's Vikas Thakur fails to lift 197kg in his second and third clean and jerk attempt and finishes with a total lift of 335 kgs.

13:57 IST: In Badminton, PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-12 against Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in women's singles Round of 16.

13:53 IST: In handball, India women's team beat Korea 54-19 in 9th and 10th classification match.

​13:48 IST: In Badminton, at mid-break of the first game, PV Sindhu leads 11-8 against Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in women's singles Round of 16.

13:47 IST: In Squash semi-final, India's Dipika Pallikal faces Nicol Ann David of Malaysia in women's singles semifinal.

13:43 IST: In Archery, India's Recurve campaign ends as they lose the 3rd set 54-56 against Korea to go down 1-5 in Recurve Men's Team quarterfinal.

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13:40 IST: In Badminton, India's PV Sindhu takes on Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in women's singles Round of 16.

13:37 IST: In Archery, India lose 2nd set 54-56 to Korea, trail 1-3 in Recurve Men's Team quarterfinal.

13:33 IST: In Archery, 1st set of Recurve Men's Team quarterfinal between India and Korea ends in 54-54 draw.

13:25 IST: In Archery, Recurve Men's Team quarterfinal between India and Korea begins.

13:18 IST: In Badminton, India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lose 17-21, 21-19, 17-21 to Korea's Solgyu Choi/Minhyuk in men's doubles Round of 16.

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13:09 IST: In Sepak Takraw, India lose 0-2 to Korea in Men's Regu Preliminary Group B match.

13:07 IST: In Badminton, At mid-break of the third game, India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lead 11-9 against Korea's Solgyu Choi/Minhyuk in men's doubles Round of 16 match.

12:57 IST: In Weightlifting, India's Vikas Thakur manages a successful lift of 145kg in his 3rd snatch attempt of men's 94kg event.

12:56 IST: In Badminton, India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty take the 2nd game 21-19 against Korea's Solgyu Choi/Minhyuk in men's doubles Round of 16 match

12:54 IST: In Weightlifting, India's Vikas Thakur fails to lift 145kg in his 2nd snatch attempt of men's 94kg event.

12:52 IST: In Weightlifting, India's Vikas Thakur fails to lift 145kg in his 1st snatch attempt of men's 94kg event.

12:50 IST: In Handball, India women lead Malaysia 15-3 in the first half of the classification 9th-10th place match.

12:48 IST: In Sepak Takraw, Korea lead India 1-0 in men's Regu Preliminary Group B match.

12:47 IST: In Weightlifting, Men's 94kg event involving India's Vikas Thakur begins.

12:45 IST: In Badminton, At mid-break of the second game, India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lead 11-10 against Korea's Solgyu Choi/Kang Minhyuk in Men's doubles Round of 16 match.

12:37 IST: In Bowling, after the first block of men's team of six event, India finished at 13th place.

12:35 IST: In Badminton, India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lose 1st game 17-21 to Korea's Solgyu Choi/Minhyuk in men's doubles Round of 16 match.

12:26 IST: In Archery, India's women Recurve Team knocked out after losing 2-6 to Chinese Taipei in quarterfinal.

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12:24 IST: In Badminton, at mid-break of the first game, India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty trail 7-11 against Korea's Solgyu Choi/Minhyuk in Men's doubles Round of 16 match.

12:20 IST: In Archery, India win the 3rd set 54-52 vs Chinese Taipei, trail 2-4 in Recurve Women's Team quarterfinal.

12:18 IST: In Badminton, Men's doubles Round of 16 match between India's Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and Korea's Solgyu Choi/Minhyuk is underway.

12:16 IST: In Archery, India lose the 2nd set 51-56 to Chinese Taipei, trail 0-4 in Recurve Women's Team quarterfinal.

12:14 IST: In shooting, India's Ganemat Sekhon and Rashmi Rathore in 9th and 10th place respectively in women's skeet qualification Day 1.

12:11 IST: In Archery, India lose the 1st set 55-56 to Chinese Taipei in Recurve Women's Team quarterfinal.

12:08 IST: In Archery, Recurve Women's Team quarterfinal between India and Chinese Taipei is underway.

12:05 IST: In Badminton, Saina Nehwal romps to a 21-6, 21-14 win over Indonesia's Fitriani to reach women's singles quarterfinals.

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12:00 IST: In Badminton, at the mid-break of 2nd game, Saina Nehwal leads 11-9 against Indonesia's Fitriani in the women's singles Round of 16 match.

11:56 IST: In women's skeet Qualification Day 1, India's Ganemat Sekhon is currently 9th while Rashmi Rathore is in 10th place.

11:55 IST: In men's skeet Qualification Day 1, India's Angad Vir Singh Bajwa is currently 13th while Sheeraz Sheikh is 14th.

11:54 IST: In Badminton, a long rally comes to an end with Saina Nehwal winning the point. However, the Indian trails 4-7 against her Indonesian opponent.

11:46 IST: In Badminton, Saina Nehwal takes the first game 21-6 against Indonesia's Fitriani in just 13 minutes in the women's singles Round of 16 match.

11:42 IST: In Badminton, At the mid-break of 1st game, Saina Nehwal leads 11-5 against Indonesia's Fitriani in the women's singles Round of 16 match.

11:37 IST: In Badminton, Saina Nehwal is currently leading 5-2 against Indonesia's Fitriani.

11:30 IST: In Badminton, India's Saina Nehwal takes on Indonesia's Fitriani in women's singles Round of 16.

10:51 IST: India's Anish and Shivam Shukla fail to qualify for the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final event. They finished ninth and 11th respectively.

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10:37 IST: In Golf, India's Ridhima Dilawari is T21, Sifat Sagoo is T25 and Diksha Dagar is placed 27 in Round 3. In women's team event, India are placed 9th in Round 3.

10:33 IST: In Golf, India's Aadil Bedi is T3, Rayhan Thomas John is T5, Kshitij Naveed Kaul i T9 and Hari Mohan Singh is T34 in Round 3. In men's team event, India are still placed 2nd after Japan.

10:28 IST: In Equestrian, India's Fouaad Mirza, Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh is placed first ,12th ,17th ,23rd in cross-country eventing Individual.

10:18 IST: In Athletics, India's Chethan Balasubramanya qualifies for men's high jump final. He finished fifth in Group B. This is a strong start by the Indians athletes.

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10:15 IST: In Athletics, India's Arokia Rajiv finishes 2nd in Heat 4 with a time of 46.82 to join compatriot Muhammed Anas Yahiya men's 400m semifinal.

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10:06 IST: In Athletics, Chethan Balasubramanya clears the mark of 2.15 in his 2nd attempt. He sits in joint 5th place in Group B of men's high jump qualification.

09:50 IST: In Athletics, India's Chethan Balasubramanya successfully clears the mark of 2.10 in men's high jump first attempt. He is joint-first in Group B rankings.

09:47 IST: In volleyball, India beat Maldives 25-12, 25-21, 25-17 in men's Pool F match.

09:44 IST: GREAT NEWS! India's Muhammed Anas Yahiya wins Heat 1 with a time of 45.63 to qualify for men's 400m semifinal.

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09:30 IST: In Athletics, India's Chethan Balasubramanya clears the mark of 2.05 in his first attempt.

09:25 IST: In Archery, India beat Vietnam 5-3 to enter the quarterfinal of Recurve Men's team Archery event.

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09:03 IST: In Athletics, Men's high jump involving India's Chethan Balasubramanya gets underway.

09:00 IST: In Shooting, India's Anish is currently ranked 3rd and Shivam Shukla is currently ranked 12th in Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event in qualification stage 2

08:53 IST: In Canoe/Kayak Sprint, India men's team finish fifth in Canoe TBR 200m heat 2 event. However, they will be competing in the Repechage round.

08:43 IST: In Canoe/Kayak Sprint, India women's team finish last in their Canoe TBR 200m heat 2 event. However, they will be competing in Repechage round.

08:35 IST: India beat Mongolia 5-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of Recurve Women's Team Archery event.

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08:25 IST: India vs Mongolia Recurve Women's Team 1/8 Eliminations is underway. India are leading 4-0 after 2 sets.

08:23 IST: In Shooting, India's Anish is currently 3rd while Shivam Shukla is 11th in men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification Stage 2.

08:17 IST: In Shooting, after series 1, India's Sheeraz Sheikh and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa are placed 12th and 14th respectively.

08:15 IST: In Shooting, after series 1, India's Rashmi Rathore and Ganemat Sekhon are placed fifth and 10th respectively in women's skeet qualification Day 1.

07:40 IST: In Bowling, India men's team is in action in bowling men's team of six 1st block.

07:35 IST: In Golf, India's Aadil Bedi (T3), Rayhan Thomas John (T5), Kshitij Naveed Kaul (T8), Hari Mohan Singh (T35) currently in action in men's individual Round 3. In men's team round 3, India are currently placed second, behind Japan.

07:30 IST: In Golf, India's Diksha Dagar (T18), Ridhima Dilawari (T21), Sifat Sagoo (27) currently in action in women's individual Round 3. In Women's team round 3, India are currently placed 9th.

07:23 IST: In Equestrian, India's Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh, Fouaad Mirza is currently in action in cross-country eventing individual.

07:20 IST: In Shooting, India's Shivam Shukla and Anish will be featuring in men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol qualification Day 2.

07: 16 IST: In Shooting, India's Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Sheikh Sheeraz is currently in actio in men's skeet qualification Day 1.

07:15 IST: In Shooting, India's Ganemat Sekhon and Rashmi Rathore is currently in action in women's skeet qualification Day 1.

07:10 IST: In Athletics, India's Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav and Suriya Loganathan will be featuring in women's 10,000m final event.

07:05 IST: In Athletics, India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor will be featuring men's Men's Shot Put final event.

07:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the Day 7 of the 2018 Asian Games.

On Day 7, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be in action in the women's singles badminton event. They will be playing their respective Round of 16 matches.

The Indian women's hockey team will be up against South Korea at 6:30 pm IST on the seventh day of the tournament.

World junior champion Hima Das will be in action in women's 400m qualification.

Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal will play their respective semifinals in squash. 

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