Asian Games, Day 5: Squash girls Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa reach quarter-finals (Photo: Twitter)
Day 5 of 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia was a good one for India as they added three more medals to their ranks on Thursday, taking their tally to 18 at the ongoing Asiad 2018. India's 15-year-old shooter Shadul Vihan won a silver medal in men's Double Trap on the 5th day of the 2018 Asian Games, while Ankita Raina bagged a bronze in the women's single Tennis event.
Apart from all the glitz and glory, there was a suffering heartbreak for the Men's Kabaddi team as Iran handed them a shock defeat in the semi-finals of the Kabaddi event by 18-27. The team settled with a bronze medal, which itself is a major upset for the team, such are the standards that the Men's Kabaddi team had placed for themselves after being undefeated in the Asian Games since its inauguration.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Day 4 of the Asian Games 2018, 27-year-old Rani Sarnobat from Pune bagged the fourth gold for India while Wushu players savoured its best ever show, clinching four medals at Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia. With this, India placed at the seventh spot in the Asian Games medal tally with total 15 medals, including 4 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze.
Here are the Highlights of the Asian Games 2018, Day 5:
# 20:10: Squash: Joshana Chinappa defeats Jemyca Aribado by 3-0 to reach quarter-finals
# 19:40: TENNIS Mixed Doubles: Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina lose 4-6, 6-1, 6-10 to Indonesia's Christopher Benjamin Rungkat and Aldila Sutjiadi
# 18:40: Volleyball: India's women team suffer three defeats on a bounce with a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan.
# 18:35: Squash: Dipika Pallikal Karthik beats Yeni Siti Rohmah of Indonesia by 3-0. She heads to the quarter-finals.
# 18:30: Golf men's team: India finish second after the first round with a score of 3-under 213
# 18:00: Squash: Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu defeats Robert Andrew Garcia 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals.
# 17:25: MASSIVE SETBACK! Indian Men's Kabaddi team crashes out after losing 18-27 to Iran.
# 17:15 PM: Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy defeated by Malaysian pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying by 15-21, 23-21. India's journey in mixed doubles ends.
# 17:08: India trail to Iran by 11-14 in the first 6 minutes of second quarter.
# 16:47: India lead 7-4 to Iran in the first 12 minute of the first quarter.
# 16:44: Ashwini Ponappa and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy bow out after losing 25-27, 16-21 to Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.
# 16:33: Kabaddi: India's men Kabaddi team lock horns with Iran for a place in final. The winners will face the Republic of South Korea.
# 16:30: Tennis - Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeats Kwon Soon-woo 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 to reach semi-finals of men's singles tennis
# 15:40: Indian Badminton team land in Jakarta
# 14:50: Archery - Atanu Das gets eliminated in quarterfinals.
# 14:44: WeightLifting - Sathish Kumar Sivalingam, Ajay Singh defeated in Men's 77 kg category.
# 14:38: Shooting - India's Shardul Vihan wins a silver medal in men's double trap event.
# 14:02: #MedalTally - India drop down to ninth position on Day 5.
# 14:00: Badminton - Saina Nehwal registers a comfortable 21-7, 21-9 win over Soraya Aghaeihajiagha in the women's round of 32.
# 13:45: Tennis - Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses the first set of Men's Singles Quarterfinals against Korea.
# 13:29: Badminton - PV Sindhu wins opening game 21-10 against Vietnam's Vu Thi Trang in the first round of the women's singles event.
# 12:30 PM: #MedalTally - India - 16 Medals - 4 gold, 3 silver and 9 bronze medals.
# 12:20 PM - Tennis - Indian tennis player Ankita Raina wins bronze in Women's Singles semi-final.
# 12:13 PM: Tennis - India's Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan enter men's Doubles final.
# 12:00 PM: Archery - Atanu Das has entered into quarters, winning 7-3 against Kazakhstan.
# 11:51 AM: Archery - Deepika Kumari has lost in the women's single.
# 11:08 AM: Badminton - Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy win their first game in Women's Doubles against Hong Kong.
# 10:56 AM: Tennis - Ankita Raina loses first set 4-6 against China's Zhang Shuai in Women's Singles semifinal. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan are playing the Men's Doubles semifinals against Japan.
# 10:17 AM: Swimming - Srihari Nataraj qualifies for the final in Men's 200m Backstroke.
# 09:40 AM: Canoe slalom - Champa Maurya from Madhya Pradesh enters the finals.
# 09:37 AM: Squash - Saurav Ghosal defeats Sri Lanka's Shamil Mukhtar to move to the Round of 16 with straight games win 3-0.
# 09:30 AM: Swimming - Srihari Natraj has made it to the final of the men’s 200m backstroke swimming event.
# 08:23 AM: Swimming - Virdhawal Khade has qualified for the final of the men's 50m butterfly event.
# 07:50 AM: Badminton - Shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal begin their singles campaign, will look to add to India's medal haul.