Asian Games 2018 Day 7 will witness the spotlight shift to the track and field events as athletes kick-star their Asiad journey on Saturday. Stars like Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Niramala Sheoran will be seen in the track events. Many eyes will be on the global stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they play in the second round of the badminton singles event.
India added a total of seven medals to their take their tally to 25 on the Day 6 of the Asian Games 2018 as men's quadruple Sculls' team bagged the gold, while the women's Kabaddi team settled for the silver. Squash contingent also assured three more medals by reaching the semi-finals, while shooter Heena Sidhu bagged the bronze.
Asian Games 2018 Day 7 LIVE Updates:
# Shot Put GOLD for India: Tajinderpal Singh Toor makes new Asiad record, throws 20.75 m in his fifth attempt. Wins gold for India.
# Squash: Sourav Ghoshal and Ming Chun Au are tied 2-2 in the men's singles semifinals.
#Badminton: PV Sindhu beats Gregoria Mariska 21-12, 21-15 to enter women's singles quarterfinals
# Badminton: Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy bow out after losing 11-21, 22-24 against Q Chen and Y Jia of China.
# Boxing: Pavitra defeats Pakistan's Rukhsana Perveen to advance into the women's Light (60kg) quarterfinals.
# Weightlifting: India's poor outing comes to an end without a single medal as Vikas Thakur finishes 8th in the men's 94kg category.
# Badminton: PV Sindhu advances to quarterfinals after defeating Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung by 21-21, 21-15.
# India's Medal Tally: India 26 medals - 6 gold, 5 silver, 15 bronze
# Squash: Dipika Pallikal bags bronze medal after losing 0-3 in the women's singles squash semifinals against Malaysia's Nicol Ann David.
# Badminton: PV Sindhu wins the first game by 21-12 against Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women's singles Round of 16.
# Badminton: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lsoe byg 17-21 21-19 17-21 against South Korea's Solgyu Choi and Minhyuk in the round of 16.
# Badminton: Saina Nehwal advances to quarterfinals in Women's singles event after defeating Indonesia's Fitriani by straight sets.
# Badminton: Saina Nehwal takes the first game by 21-6 against Indonesia's Fitriani in Women's singles round of 16 match.
# Shooting: Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla fail to qualify for the final of 25m Rapid Fire Pistol.
# Track and Field: Rajiv Arokia finishes second in Heat 4 of men's 400m, qualifies for semi-finals.
# Volleyball: India defeat Maldives in straight sets of 25-12, 25-21, 25-17.
# Track and Field: Muhammed Anas Yahiya finishes first in Heat 1 of the men's 400m race with a time of 45.63 seconds to qualify for the main event
# Volleyball: India take a 2-0 lead against Malaysia in the men's volleyball Pool F match.
# ARCHERY: India beat Mongolia 5-3 to reach women's recurve team quarterfinals
The Indian team, comprising of Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat, beat Mongolia 5-3 to reach the women's Recurve Team Quarterfinals
# Major medal events for the day: Shooting, Shotput, Athletics, Squash, Archery, Badminton, Boxing and Hockey.
# Athletics schedule for the day:
#AsianGames2018 Athletics from tomorrow, here's #India's DAY-1 schedule #WillToWin #GoForGlory #TeamIndiaAthletics@asiangames2018 has uploaded the start lists,check here-https://t.co/c6rqrXbK6U pic.twitter.com/fQBAfXsdJQ— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 24, 2018