Asian Games 2018, Day 9 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold In Javelin Throw; Dharun Ayyasamy, Neena Varakil, Sudha Singh Win Silver Medals In In Track And Field

Updated: 27 August 2018 21:27 IST

Highlights of Asian Games 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia: Neeraj Chopra threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch the gold.

Asian Games 2018, Day 9 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold In Javelin Throw; Dharun Ayyasamy, Neena Varakil, Sudha Singh Win Silver Medals In In Track And Field
Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia: Neeraj Chopra threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch the gold. © AFI

Reigning Asian champion Neeraj Chopra created a new national record on his way to the men's javelin gold at the 18th Asian Games. Neeraj threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch the gold. Shivpal Singh, the other Indian in the fray, registered 74.11m to finish eighth. India's Neena Varakil clinched silver in the women's long jump. Neena recorded a best attempt of 6.51 metres to finish second. Bui Thi Thu Thao of Vietnam registered her season's best attempt of 6.55m to win the gold medal. The bronze medal went to China with Xu Xiaoling jumping 6.50m. Nayana James, the other Indian in the fray, finished at a disappointing 10th in the 11-member field with an attempt of 6.14m. India's Sudha Singh grabbed the silver medal in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase. Sudha clocked 9:40.03 minutes to finish behind Bahrain's Winfred Yavi, who completed the race in 9:36.52 minutes. India's Dharun Ayyasamy claimed the silver medal in the men's 400 metres hurdles. Dharun produced a personal best of 48.96 seconds to finish second behind Qatari Abderrahman Samba, who delivered a Games record timing of 47.6s. Saina Nehwal opened India's medal account on Day 9. Saina won a historic bronze after losing to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in women's singles semifinals. In a match that lasted 37 minutes, the Indian lost in straight games -- 17-21, 14-21. By virtue of this win, Saina became the only second singles player to win an Asiad bronze after Syed Modi, who had won a bronze in 1982. (MEDAL TALLY)

Highlights of Asian Games 2018, Day 9 straight from Jakarta, Indonesia

21:12 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India beat Japan 3-1 in men's table tennis team event to storm into semis. Another medal assured.

20:20 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India are leading 2-1 against Japain in Men's team quarter-finals.

19:36 IST: BOXING: India's Hussam Uddin Mohammed loses to Mongolia's Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu in the Men's bantam (56 kg) Round of 16 bout.

19:25 IST: SQUASH: India beat Singapore 3-0 in men's squash team event

19:20 IST: BOXING: India's Dheeraj beats Kyrgyzstan's Nurlan Kobashev 3-0 to enter quarters of men's light welter (64kg) Round of 16

19:10 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India lose 1-3 to Hong Kong in women's team quarterfinals.

18:47 IST: India's Jinson Johnson qualifies for Men's 800m final

18:45 IST: Neeraj Chopra throws a brilliant 88.06 to clinch the yellow metal.

18:40 IST: MEDAL ALERT: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold In Javelin Throw.

18:37 IST: MEDAL ALERT: India's Neena Varakil wins SILVER in Women's Long Jump.

18:33 IST: JAVELIN THROW: Neeraj Chopra throws 86.36 in his fifth attempt. He is in Gold medal position.

18:30 IST: ATHLETICS: Shankar Lal Swami finishes 8th Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final clocking 8:43.43

18:14 IST: Women's Long Jump: After 4 attempts: Neena Varakil at 2nd spot (6.51m). Two attempts left.

18:12 IST: ATHLETICS: Men's 3000m Steeplechase featuring India's Shankar Lal Swami is underway.

18:03 IST: MEDAL ALERT: India's Sudha Singh wins SILVER medal in women's 3000m steeplechase.

17:58 IST: JAVELIN THROW: Neeraj Chopra stamps his authority on Gold medal with an outstanding 88.06 throw in his third medal.

17:45 IST: JAVELIN THROW: Foul throw by Neeraj Chopra in his second throw. The Indian is still in Gold medal position.

17:37 IST: MEDAL ALERT: India's Dharun Ayyasamy wins SILVER in Men's 400m Hurdles.

17:34 IST: BOXING: Amit Panghal beats Mongolia's Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu 5-0 to enter Men's Light Fly (49kg) quarterfinals.

17:30 IST: LONG JUMP: Women's Long Jump featuring India's Neena Varakil and James Nayana is underway.

17:27 IST: JAVELIN THROW: India's Shivpal Singh throws 74.11 in his first attempt, moves to third.

17:26 IST: ATHLETICS: India's Anu Raghavan finishes 4th clocking 5.92s and Jauna Murmu finishes joint 5th clocking 57.48s in women's 400m hurdles final.

17:25 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Manika Batra beats Hong Kong's Ho Ching Lee 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6 in the 1st match of the quarterfinals. IND 1-0 HKG

17:20 IST: JAVELIN THROW: Neeraj Chopra at his best. Starts at 4th and throws a magnificent 83.46. Neeraj is in gold medal position now with his first throw.

17:19 IST: The Javelin Throw final has begun. Neeraj is fourth in the start list.

17:17 IST: ATHLETICS: Women's Long Jump Final featuring India's Neena Varakil is underway.

17:05 IST: All eyes will be on Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra. He won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Can he continue his gold-winning form today?

17:00 IST: ATHLETICS schedule:

Women's long jump final - Neena Varakil, Nayana James (5.10 pm)

Men's javelin throw final - Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh (5.15 pm)

Women's 400m hurdles final - Jauna Murmu, Anu Raghavan (5.15 pm)

Men's 400m hurdles final - Dharun Ayyasamy, Santosh Kumar (5.30 pm)

Men's high jump final - Chethan Balasubramanya (5.30 pm)

Women's 3,000m steeplechase final - Sudha Singh, Chinta Yadav (5.45 pm)

Men's 3,000m steeplechase final - Shankar Lal Swami (6.00 pm)

Men's 800m qualification - Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh (6:35 pm)

16:59 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India women's team quarter-final is underway. In Match 1, Manika Batra is in action against Ching Ho Lee.

16:10 IST: In Table Tennis, India beat Vietnam 3-0 in men's Team Group D Table Tennis for their third win. India's only loss in the group stage was against Chinese Taipei.

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15:33 IST: In Table Tennis, India's Sharath Kamal Achanta beats Duc Tuan Nguyen 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 to give India 2-0 lead in men's Team Group D match against Vietnam.

15:12 IST: In Table Tennis, India's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins the first match 6-11, 11-2, 5-11, 11-4, 11-2 against Anh Tu Nguyen in men's Team Group D match.

15:09 IST: In Boxing, India's Vikas Krishan beats Pakistan's Tanveer Ahmed 5-0 to reach men's Middle (75kg) quarterfinals.

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14:55 IST: In Boxing, Men's Middle (75kg) Round of 16 bout between India's Vikas Krishan and Pakistan's Tanveer Ahmed begins.

14:43 IST: In Table Tennis, men's team Group D match between India and Vietnam begins.

14:38 IST: In Cycling, India finish 10th in men's Team Pursuit Cycling Track event, fail to qualify for Round 1.

14:00 IST: In Sailing, India finish in 8th place in Mixed RS One Race 10.

13:51 IST: In Hockey, India women's hockey team beat Thailand 5-0 in Pool B match.

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13:45 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | A hat-trick for captain Rani Rampal as she finds the back of the Thai goal. India are cruising now.

13:44 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | Navjot Kaur scores the fourth goal vs Thailand. India are looking comfortable now after failing to breach the Thai defence in the first two halves.

13:41 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | Monika gives India a 3-0 lead against Thailand in women's Pool B match.

13:34 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | Rani Rampal scores the second goal of the match to give India 2-0 lead vs Thailand.

13:31 IST: In Hockey, at the end of third quarter, India still hold a slender 1-0 lead vs Thailand.

13:25 IST: In Squash, India beat Iran in women's team Pool B match.

13:23 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | India's Rani Rampal scores the opening goal for India in women's Pool B match against Thailand. The Indian captain scooped the ball past the Thai goalkeeper. | India 1-0 Thailand.

13:13 IST: In Karate, India's Vishal loses to Uzbekistan's Shakhboz Akhatov 8-0 in men's -84kg quarterfinal.

13:05 IST: In Hockey, at half-time, India 0-0 Thailand in women's Pool B match.

12:47 IST: In Hockey, India 0-0 Thailand in women's Pool B match at end of quarter 1.

12:45 IST: In Hockey, India comfortably resist the Thai attack that was building from the right flank. | India 0-0 Thailand.

12:40 IST: In Badminton, meanwhile, India's PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 to enter women's singles final. By virtue of this win, she becomes the first Indian player to enter the singles final. PV Sindhu will face Tai Tzu Ying in women's singles final. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

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12:36 IST: In Hockey, India get a penalty corner bu Deep Grace Ekka's drag-flick is saved by the goalkeeper. | India 0-0 Thailand

12:33 IST: In Squash, India beat Indonesia 3-0 in men's team Pool B match.

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12:27 IST: In Hockey, India vs Thailand Pool B match begins. India will be looking to continue their fine form and register yet another win.

12:25 IST: In Squash, women's team Pool B match between India and Iran is underway.

12:16 IST: In Volleyball, India lose 18-25, 19-25, 9-25 to China in women's Pool B match.

12:14 IST: In Cycling, India finish in ninth place in men's team sprint qualification round

12:05 IST: In Sailing, India finished in eight place in Race 9.

11:55 IST: In Badminton, PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-17 against Akane Yamaguchi in women's singles semifinals. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

11:50 IST: In Cycling, India finish in seventh position in women's team sprint event. China and Hong Kong qualify for the gold medal match.

11:49 IST: In Volleyball, India lose the second set 19-25 against China in women's Pool B match.

11:35 IST: In Volleyball, India lose the first set 18-25 against China in women's Pool B match

11:32 IST: In Badminton, India's PV Sindhu faces Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in women's singles semifinals. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

11:30 IST: In Squash, India lead Indonesia 1-0 in men's Pool B match.

11:29 IST: In Table Tennis, India beat Macau 3-0 in men's group D match.

11:20 IST: In Canoe, India finish in fifth place in men's Canoe TBR 1,000m semifinal 1, fail to qualify for medal race. Will take part in Final B.

11:17 IST: In Volleyball, India are currently trailing 16-18 in the first set against China in women's Pool B match.

11:13 IST: In Squash, men's team Pool B match between Indian and Indonesia begins.

11:10 IST: MEDAL ALERT | In Badminton -- Saina Nehwal takes home the bronze after losing her women's singles semifinal match 17-21, 14-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

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11:00 IST: In Table Tennis, India lead 1-0 in their men's Team Group D clash against Macau.

10:30 IST: In Badminton, Saina Nehwal faces Tai Tzu Ying in women's singles semifinals. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

10:07 IST: In Sepak Takraw, India beat Nepal 21-5, 21-15 in men's Regu Preliminary Group B match.

10:02 IST: In Equestrian, In 1st qualification of Jumping Team Equestrian event, India are in 17th position.

10:00 IST: In Equestrian, India not faring too well in 1st qualification of Jumping Individual Equestrian event. Best placed Indian, Kaevaan Kevic Setalvad, is in 50th place with Zahan Kevic Setalvad 57th and Chetan Reddy joint 63rd

09:48 IST: In Sepak Takraw, India lead the match 1-0 against Nepal after winning the first set.

09:47 IST: In Canoe, India finish second in men's Canoe TBR 1000m Repechage round to qualify for the semifinals.

09:35 IST: In Sepak Takraw, Men's Regu Preliminary Group B match between India and Nepal begins. India are currently leading 5-1 in the first set.

08:58 IST: In Canoe, India finish fifth in men's Canoe TBR 1000m with a timing of 4:54.198, go into Repechage round.

08:40 IST: In Karate, India's Sharath Kumar Jayendran loses 0-1 To Korea's Muil Kim in men's -75kg 1/16 final.

08:24 IST: Here is how the medal tally looks after Day 8 of Asian Games 2018.

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07:30 IST: India's Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu will be in focus today as they take on Tai Tzu Ying and Akane Yamaguchi respectively in women's singles badminton semi-finals. Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, will be looking to repeat his Commonwealth Games show in the men's javelin throw final.

07:25 IST: RECAP | Fouaad Mirza Gives India Individual Equestrian Silver In Asiad After 36 Years. Read here.

07:20 IST: In Equestrian, India are currently fourth in Equestrian Jumping team 1st qualification. However, in Equestrian Jumping individual 1st Qualification, India's Kevic Kaevaan Setalvad is currenlty 20th while Chetan Reddy Nukala is 37th, and Kevic Zahan Setalvad is 55th.

07:10 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 8 of Asian Games 2018.

The Indian women's hockey team will play their group match against Thailand. The Indian team has scored 33 goals in their last three matches and have conceded only one in return. There are four boxing matches scheduled on Monday with Vikas Krishan going up against Pakistan's Tanveer Ahmed in the 75kg middleweight category. The men will be competing in four separate weight categories. India's flag-bearer Neeraj Chopra will be looking to repeat his Commonwealth Games show in the men's javelin throw final. Alongside Neeraj Chopra, Nayana James and Neena Varakil will compete in the women's long jump finals. Juana Murmu and Anu Raghavan will be competing in their 400m hurdles final. Men and women's 3000m steeplechase final will see the participation of Shankar Lal Swami (men's), Sudha Singh and Chinta Yadav.

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