Day 2 of the Asian Games 2018 have come to an end, and India have added two silver and a gold to take their tally to 2 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze. Commonwealth games 2018 gold medal winner – Vinesh Phogat brought smiles to the nation yet again as she brought gold in women’s freestyle 50 kg by defeating Japan’s Yukie Irie by 4-1. While Lakshay Sheoran scored 39 out of 45 in men trap shooting to bag India the silver medal. Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar won a well deserved Silver medal, in Shooting in the Men's 10m Air Rifle Finals event to add to the tally.
Wushu Athletes Santosh Kumar (-56kg) Bhanu Pratap (-60kg) and Narender Grewal (-65kg) have advanced to the quarters by 2-0, 2-1, and 2-1 respectively.
Meanwhile, the Indian hockey team thumped the Indonesia by a staggering 17 goals to nil in the Men’s Pool A match.
Sumit Malik lost his bronze medal match against Uzbekistan’s Davit Modzamashvili.
In Men’s Sanda (-56kg) Round of 16, Santosh Kumar beat Yemen’s Zaid Ali Wazera by 2-0.
Olympic bronze medal winner – Sakshi Malik lost an opportunity to win the bronze in the Asian Games after falling short 2-12 to DPR Korea’s Jong Sim Rim.
Pooja Dhanda lost her women’s freestyle 57kg bronze medal match to Japan’s Katsuki Sakagami.
In the Men’s Tennis double event – Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Nepal’s Bastola and Bajracharya 6-1,6-1 through to the pre quarterfinals.
The Indian Volleyball men’s team beat Hong Kong 27-25, 25-22, 25-19 in the Pool F match.
Manu Aattri Sumeeth Reddy lost 14-21, 18-21 to Indonesia’s Muhammad Ardianto – Fajar Alfian in the men’s double tie
HS Prannoy defeats Indonesia's Christie Jonatan 21-15, 19-21, 21-19 in a three-game thriller
The shocking news came from Indian men’s Kabaddi as they lost to South Korea 23-24 in a Group A match. This was India’s first ever defeat in Asian Game history.
Sumit Malik beat Kazakhstan’s Oleg Boltin 7-0 in Men’s freestyle 125kg repechage round 2 event and is now in contention for the bronze medal.
Chirag Shetty-Satwik Rankireddy lose 21-19, 19-21, 16-21 to Indonesia's Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamujlo in Badminton Men’s team quarterfinal event.
Ramanathan Ramkumar defeats Wong Hong Kit from Hong Kong 6-0, 7-6(4) to enter Round of 16 in Tennis Men’s single event.
Kidambi Srikanth lose 21-23, 22-20, 10-21 to Indonesia's Anthony Ginting in Badminton men’s team quarterfinals event.
Karman Kaur Thandi defeats Jarga Altansarnai from Mongolia 6-1, 6-0 in straight sets in the round of 32 Tennis women’s singles.
India lose 1-2 to Lao PDR in Group A match of Sepaktakraw Women's Team Regu event.
The India women’s badminton team were knocked out by Japan after getting a 3-1 lead in the event.
Swimming Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay event update
India finished fourth in Heat 1 to qualify for the final event in Swimming Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.
India lost to Unified Korea in the Group A match by 54 – 104.
India beat Thailand by 33-23 in Group A match of women’s Kabaddi.
India are currently on 8th in the medal tally as we look forward to Day 3.
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