On day 2 of the Asian Games 2018, Vinesh Phogat created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asiad. Vinesh defeated her Japanese rival Yuji Irie 6-2 in the 50 kg category. This was India’s second Gold medal at 2018 Asian Games after Bajrang Punia, who won yellow metal in the 65 kg Freestyle wrestling event on day 1.
Earlier on Sunday, India had a decent start in the Asian Games 2018 and bagged two medals - a gold by Punia and bronze by the duo of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar. Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza also witnessed some big upsets for India as Sushil Kumar got knocked out in the qualifying round and the duo of Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma failed to qualify for the medal round.
Day 2 has many exciting matches lined up and the fans are definitely in for a treat as Indian athletes eye for more medals!
Updates of Asian Games 2018:
# India assured of first ever medal in Sepak Takraw: India has assured itself of a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepak Takraw by progressing to the semifinals with a win over Iran. India defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.
# Another GOLD: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestling
# BADMINTON - India lose in Quarters to Indonesia 1-3
# VOLLEYBALL: Indian men's volleyball players opens their campaign with a 3-0 win over Hong Kong in Pool F
# KABADDI: Men's Kabaddi team lose to Korea by a narrow margin of 23-24.
# WRESTLING: Sumit Malik enters the bronze medal match
# SHOOTING: Lakshay bags Silver medal in Men's Trap Final!
# WRESTLING: Vinesh Phogat in Women's Freestyle 50kg Finals after a 10-0 win over Uzbekistan's Yakhshimuratova Dauletbike.
# WRESTLING: Sakshi Malik loses to Kyrgyztan's Tynybekova Aisuluu in Women's Freestyle 62kg by 7-8.
# SHOOTING: Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Lakshay qualify for Men's Trap Final.
# WRESTLING: Pooja Dhanda loses to North Korea's Jong Myong Suk by 0-10 in what was a total domination in Women's Freestyle 57kg category.
# WRESTLING: Sakshi Malik reaches semi-finals by thumping Kazakhstan's Kassymova Ayaulym 10-0 in Women's Freestyle 62kg category.
# BADMINTON: Kidambi Srikanth loses to Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting by 21-23, 20-22, 10-21 in Men's Team Quarter-Finals.
# TENNIS: Kamran Kaur Thandi defeats Altansarnai Jargal of Mongolia by 6-1, 6-0 in Women's single round of 32.
# WRESTLING: Pooja Dhanda enters Women's Freestyle 57kg semi-finals with a 12-1 win over Uzbekistan's Esenbaeva Nabira.
# SHOOTING: Seema Tomar ends in last position in Women's Trap Final.
# WRESTLING: Pooja Dhanda absolutely mauls Thailand's Sookdondyor Orasa by 10-0 to advance to Women's Freestyle 57kg quarter-finals.
# SHOOTING: Seema Tomar qualifies for Women's Trap Finals. While Shreyasi Singh failed got eliminated
# SHOOTING: Vinesh Phogat enters quarter-finals by defeating China's Sun Yanan 8-2 in Women's Freestyle 50kg.
# SHOOTING: Apurvi Chandela finished fifth in the Women's 10m Air Rifle event.
# HANDBALL: India defeats Malaysia by 45-19 in Men's Handball main round
# SEPAKTAKRAW: India defeats Iran
# ROWING: Team India advance to Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final
# TENNIS: Ankita Raina defeats Indonesia's Gumulya Beatrice to reach Women's singles Last 16.
# BADMINTON: Saina Nehwal has been beaten by Nozomi Okuhara by 21-11, 23-25, 21-16 in the third match. Japan now leads 2-1.
# SHOOTING: Apurvi Chandela qualifies for 10m Air Rifle Women Finals.
# BASKETBALL: India were defeated by Unified Korea 54-104 in their second Group A match.
# KABADDI: Indian women team beat Thailand 33-23 in Group A match.
# MEDAL TALLY: India-3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
# SHOOTING: Deepak Kumar bags the silver medal in Men's Shooting 10m Air Rifle.
# SHOOTING: Deepak Kumar confirms Silver medal as Chinese Taipei shooter gets eliminated, he is fighting for the GOLD now!
# #Badminton: Japan levels India 1-1 as Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota defeat N Sikki Reddy and Arathi Sara by 15-21, 6-21.
# SWIMMING: Advait Page finishes third in Men's 800m Freestyle swimming event
# BADMINTON: PV Sindhu defeats Akane Yamaguchi by 21-18, 21-19 in the first match of the Women's Team Quarter-final.
# SHOOTING: Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar finish fourth and fifth in the qualification and qualify for the 10m Air Rifle Men Finals.
# ROWING: Dushyant qualifies for Men's Lightweight Single Sculls Finals