10.40 pm: That’s a wrap from us on this Sunday. What an eventful day it was!

Check out all the results here and India’s schedule for Monday here.

10.10 pm: Table Tennis

Sathiyan ran Lin Yunju close but loses in four games. Chinese Taipei win the group stage tie 3-2. Good signs for India’s paddlers though, this should given them a lot of confidence going forward. The men’s team face Macau and Vietnam on Monday.

9.59 pm: Just a quick recap of the main action today. Quite the day it has been!

9.42 pm: There were plenty of congratulatory messages for the Indian trio of Anas, Das and Chand.

Read here.

9.39 pm: Table Tennis

Sharath Kamal loses to world No 14 Chihyuan Chuang 1-11, 8-11, 12-10, 1-11 and Chinese Taipei have levelled the tie 2-2. Can Sathiyan win the decider and give India a win in this group stage fixture? He will be up against world No 36.

9.16 pm: BADMINTON

Soon after Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu ensured that India would win at least two badminton medals from the 2018 Asian Games, nine-time national champion and now a commentator, Aparna Popat tweeted about how she was fed up of people asking her why India doesn’t enjoy success at the Asian Games.

The other person who would have been haunted by the 36-year individual medal drought in the Asian Games since 1982 would have been Saina Nehwal. Seeded second, the then 28-year-old was touted to win the gold medal eight years ago in Guangzhou given that she had won three back-to-back titles and her first Commonwealth Games gold in the second half of the year and was the player in form.

At long last, a resilient Saina Nehwal breaks her Asian Games hoodoo, writes Abhijeet Kulkarni. Read more here.

9.07 pm: Table Tennis

Well, well. How about that? Another good win for India in the men’s team event. Harmeet Desai has beaten Chienan Chen 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 7-11, 13-11 to give India the lead in this group game. India 2-1 Chinese Taipei


Not good news for India as the appeal seems to have been overruled. A wonderful run from the Indian, but he misses out on a medal for one minor infraction. Sport can be sometimes cruel like that.

8.45 pm: GOLF

The golf events came to an end today and after a flying start, the men’s team fell away a little bit. Read more on that here.

8.33 pm: Table Tennis

Sathiyan pushes world No 14 Chihyuan Chuang but loses 10-12, 9-11, 9-11. Good fight by the Indian no. 2.

India 1-1 Chinese Taipei

Stats from that game, here.

8.15 pm: Athletics - Hima Das does it again!

Interviewer: “What was your target ahead of the Asian Games?”

Hima Das: “Target is always the same, to produce my best timing. And today, best timing, national record and silver medal - I am delighted”

And she broke her own record and her national record twice in two days. Stupendous effort.

8.08 pm: Table Tennis

Well, well. Sharath Kamal has won the first game against Lin Yunju to put India 1-0 ahead against Chinese Taipei. Good win, that. Sharath is ranked 3 places ahead of his opponent.

8.05 pm: A quick update on the Lakshmanan situation, in case you missed it.

7.54 pm: Dutee Chand’s smile says it all! Three silver medals from the track for India and all three of them special.


Dutee Chand was fantastic in the final, missing out on a GOLD by 0.02 seconds. After all that she has gone through in her career, that is a sweet, sweet silver medal though!


Dutee Chand puts in a fantastic effort... it’s a photofinish and it seems Dutee has done enough to finish second!


Proud moment for Anas and India! A performance he will remember for a long time. Congrats!

7.29 pm: ATHLETICS - Men’s 10000m final

Looks like there will be an appeal from AFI on the decision to DQ Lakshsmanan. Let’s wait and see what comes out of it.

7.26 pm: ATHLETICS - Men’s 400m hurdles

Confirmation of two Indians making it to the 400m hurdles final (men)

7:22 pm: Men’s 400m hurdles

Two Indians make it to the 400m Hurdles final. This is what the final line-up looks like. Dharun was second fastest among all qualifiers. After Santosh Kumar’s 2nd place finish in the 2nd semifinal, Dharun finishes second in the Semifinal 3.

Meanwhile, here’s the moment that got Lakshmanan DQ’d.

7.21 pm: ATHLETICS

More on Lakshmanan G’s disqualification: 163.3 (b) states in part ‘In all races (or part of any races) not run in lanes, an athlete running on the bend, ………, shall not step or run on or inside the curb or line marking the applicable border…..’

The possible reason for this could be Lakshmanan stepped out of the lane when he was getting lapped by the winner. Tough luck, this.


India’s Lakshmanan G has been disqualified! He had finished the 10000m race in bronze medal position but the decision has been overturned. The official ruling is IAAF 163.3b, which is basically obstruction. More details as we get.

07:09 pm ATHLETICS

400m hurdles - Semifinal 2. The 20-year-old Santhosh Kumar will make it to the final after a brilliant last 100m.

7.03 pm: ATHLETICS

Time for the 400m hurdles. Semifinal 2 coming up and Santhosh Kumar is in the mix.

6:56 pm: ATHLETICS

Hima Das celebrates the silver medal in her first Asian Games appearance. Reminder that she broke the national record twice in two days!

STAT ALERT: For the first time since 1982, India have a medallist in both men’s and women’s 400m races at the Asian Games. Superb.

06:54 pm: Table tennis

India finish second in Group A behind China and progress to the quarterfinals. Details of the opponents should be known later in the day. They would need to be better than they were today – a tough QF is in store for sure.

06:45 pm: Table tennis

Indian women’s team survive a scare against Iran! Manika Batra was facing match point against Neda Shahsavari, but saves it and wins 11-4, 5-11, 12-14, 14-12, 11-1. India take the tie 3-1.


Sreeshankar needed to better 8.09m in his final attempt to bag an unlikely bronze. But it was a foul. He will finish with a best attempt of 7.95m. “I’ll be back!” he says looking into the camera. And we are sure the 19-year-old will be. Good solid showing over the last two days by him.


Sreeshankar has fallen out of the medal places with one attempt to go. His fourth attempt was a 7.87m and fouls in his 5th.

06:25 pm: BRIDGE

BRONZE MEDAL ALERTS! After the 3 semifinals are done, India’s men’s and mixed teams finish with the bronze medals. Congratulations!

06:22 pm: Athletics - Men’s 10000m final


G Lakshmanan wins the bronze in men’s 10000m final – the first medal in this event in 20 years for India! The Bahrain racers finished first and second by a whopping distance (even lapping Lakshmanan!) but it’s a famous medal for India, nonetheless. After Gulab Chand in 1998, India have a men’s 10000m medal at the Asiad.

06:12 pm: HOCKEY - INDIA WIN!

It finishes India 5-3 Korea And that is how it ends. India went off to sleep in Q3 and conceded two goals but were otherwise quite brilliant. India have confirmed top place in the Group. Check out the goals scored column!

As it happened, here.

6:02 pm: Hockey

India have opened up a 3-goal lead. It’s 5-2 in the closing minutes of the match.

Follow live here.


Sreeshankar goes 3rd in the Men’s Long Jump. It’s a jump of 7.95 metres that helps him move to the bronze medal position. Wang Jianan improves on the Games record, jumping 8.24 metres. Gold and silver seem set for China, can Sreeshankar hang on to the third position?

05:51 pm: HOCKEY

India have reestablished their 2-goal lead! A 3-on-2 break led to a wonderful goal by Manpreet. He received the ball on the right, cut in and slammed a superb reverse hit into the goal.

Follow live here.

05:48 pm: SQUASH

A non-India update. In squash, Nicol David has done it again at the Asian Games!

1998: GOLD
2002: SILVER
2006: GOLD
2010: GOLD
2014: GOLD
2018: GOLD

Happy 35th birthday!

05:45 pm: BOXING

Oh dear. Shiva Thapa loses his men’s 60kg bout against China’s Shan Jun after referee stops contest.

05:43 pm: SILVER MEDAL - Anas finishes 2nd in Men’s 400m final

Muhammed Anas comes second with a timing of 45.69 in men’s 400m final. Arokia Rajiv misses out on a bronze by 0.14 seconds!

5:38 pm: Men’s 100 final

Moving on to the men’s quarter-miler, it’s Muhammad Anas and Arokia Rajiv looking to win silverware in the 400 metres final.


Hima Das gets the silver. She breaks the national record again, with a time of 50.79 seconds but Bahrain’s Naser wins with a scorching time of 50.09. Nirmala finishes fourth. It was always going to be tough for Hima, as Naser has run sub-50 times five times this year, while the Assamese’s previous personal best was 51 seconds.

05:34 pm: Athletics - Women’s 400m final


05:31 pm: Athletics - Women’s 400m final

It’s Hima Das time!

5:23 pm: Athletics - Women’s 100m final

Confirmation of Dutee Chand’s qualification for the 100m final with the 5th best timing overall. The final will start at 7:40 pm IST.

5.18 pm: Athletics - Men’s Long Jump Final

Sreeshankar starts off with a 7.76m jump, best among the first five jumpers.

5.16 pm: Hockey

End of the first half. India got the early goals and then kept the pressure on the Koreans throughout the half. Good value to for a 3-0 lead.

Follow live here.

05:11 pm: Athletics

The next Indian interest comes in Men’s Long Jump Final.

Sreeshankar is India’s hope, he had qualified for the final with his very first attempt on Saturday. His 7.83 was the 4th best among qualifiers.

5.07 pm: Hockey

India meanwhile are leading 3-0 in the second quarter and are playing some scintillating hockey.

Follow live here.

5.05 pm: Athletics

DUTEE CHAND QUALIFIES FOR FINAL. In a thrilling photo-finish, Dutee finishes third and is automatically through to the final.

5.01 pm: Athletics

What a race to start this session off! Dutee Chand and three other races involved in a mighty close photofinish. All four *SHOULD* qualify but let’s see what the timings are.

4.59 pm: Athletics

And it’s time for track and field! First up, Dutee Chand in the semifinal of women’s 100m.

04:54 pm: Table Tennis

The women’s team are back in action with Manika Batra and Co taking on Iran in the group match. Batra gives India a lead, outclassing Ashtari Mahshid in the first match of the tie, winning 11-6 11-4 11-3.

4.45 pm: Some badminton trivia via Vinayakk M:

China won their first singles medals in badminton at Asian Games in 1974. Every year since they have had at least one player on the podium. And that run has now come to an end. No Chinese singles player will finish on the podium at the Asian Games 2018.

4.32 pm: Golf

Indian women finish 8th in the team event. In the individual events:

Ridhima (+4) – Tied-17th

Sifat Sagoo (+7) – Tied-22nd

Diksha Dagar (+7) – Tied-22

In the men’s team event, India finish 7th. In the individual events:

Aadil Bedi and Rayhan John Thomas (-2) – Tied 13th

Naveed Kaul (+1) – Tied 23rd

4.19 pm: It’s time for some hockey, where the Indian men’s team will come up against their toughest – or rather only – test yet at these Games – against Korea. You can follow our hockey live blog here.

4 pm: Men’s compound team – Archery

Chinese Taipei scored 59/60 in the fourth set to put some pressure on India, but it isn’t enough. The Indians score 58 but still win the tie by three points. The final score is 230-227 to India and they are through to the final, where they will face Korea. The final is on Tuesday.

3.52 pm: Men’s compound team – Archery

Two shots of 8 hamper Chinese Taipei again as India extend their lead to four points at the end of three sets. India should wrap up this semi-final easily now. One more set to go.

3.47 pm: Men’s compound team – Archery

Both teams score three 10s in the second set but an 8 by Chinese Taipei does them in, as India take a 114-113 lead after two sets.

3.42 pm: Men’s compound team – Archery

The Indian team manages to hit three 10s compared to Chinese Taipei’s two, but Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma also score two 9s, which results in the score being tied 57-57 after the first set.

3.40 pm: Table tennis

The men’s team is off to a good start, blanking UAE in their first pool match. Sathiyan G, Harmeet Desai and Sharath Kamal win their matches in straight games.

3.35 pm: Archery

India’s compound men’s team semi-final against Chinese Taipei has just begun.

3.12 pm: Boxing

Sarjuabala Devi wins her preliminary bout by unanimous decision, outscoring Ghaforova 30-27.

3.11 pm: Archery

India needed only a score of 16 from their last three shots of the match to win, but Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma made it a tight finish by hitting an 8 each. Rajat Chauhan then needed to score a minimum of 9 to tie the scores, but managed to hit 10, sealing the match for India by one point. India are through to the semi-finals, where they will take on Chinese Taipei at 3.30 pm IST.

3.04 pm: Archery

India take a three-point lead after the third set as they shoot five 10s in the set, taking their total score to 173. Philippines’s score is 170 going into the final set.

2.58 pm: Archery

The judges revise India’s first-set score to 56, meaning both teams are tied. In the second set, Philippines edge India 57-56 to take the lead in the tie.

2.55 pm: Badminton

PV Sindhu joins Saina Nehwal in the semi-finals after winning the deciding game 21-14 against Jindapol. Sindhu will take on either Chen Yufei or Akane Yamaguchi in the semis.

2.52 pm: Archery

After the first set, India lead Philippines 56-55 in the men’s compound team quarter-finals. Both teams scored three 10s in the first set.

2.43 pm: Badminton

Sindhu steps it up again in the deciding game, taking a 11-7 lead into the break. That included a run of seven straight points for Sindhu.

2.31 pm: Badminton

Nitchaon Jindapol launches a fightback in the second game, completely dominating Sindhu and beating her 21-16. We’re into a decider.

2.30 pm: Boxing

Manoj Kumar loses his round of 16 match to Kyrgyzstan’s Abdurakhmanov Abdurakhman by a unanimous decision in the men’s welterweight category. The 31-year-old Indian took too many heavy blows to his head in the last round and looked out of it.

2.11 pm: Table tennis

An expected result coming from the table tennis as China beat India 3-0. In the third match of the tie, Wang Manyu beat Madhurika Patkar 11-4, 11-4, 11-2.

2.08 pm: Badminton

No trouble for Sindhu as she wins the first game 21-11 against Jindapol.

2 pm: Badminton

PV Sindhu has a healthy lead of 14-8 against Nitchaon Jindapol, who is committing too many errors, in the first game.

1.49 pm: Table tennis – women’s team

Ayhika Mukherjee gives a good fight to China’s Chen Meng but loses in four games: 11-8, 8-11, 14-12, 11-9. Manika Batra then goes down in straight games 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 to Zhu Yuling, as China take a 2-0 lead in the tie.

1.32 pm: Shooting

India’s Sheeraz Sheikh and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa fail to reach the men’s skeet final. They finish on 120 and 119 out of 125 points respectively, ending up 13th and 14th respectively. That’s it for shooting at the Asian Games. India end up with nine shooting medals – two gold, four silver and three bronze.

1.30 pm: Archery

Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Vennam take India into the final of the women’s compound team event after a superb last set. India were trailing by three points going into the fourth and final set, but shot two bullseyes and as many 10s, along with two 9s to take their total to 58/60 in the set. Chinese Taipei had to get all 10s in their final three shots but managed only one! So it will be either a gold or silver for India.

1.17 pm: Badminton

Saina Nehwal secures herself a medal with a nonchalant backhand flick winner, beating Ratchanok Intanon 21-18, 21-16 in the quarter-finals. What a comeback win this was! Saina was trailing 3-12 in the first game! This is also India’s first medal in women’s singles at the Asiad, as Saina becomes the first Indian singles players since Syed Modi to win a medal at the continental event.

1.11 pm: Canoe

In the men’s TBR 500m Tail Race, India finish fourth among five teams with a time of 2:24.965. This was not a medal race.

1.05 pm: Badminton

Saina Nehwal has a 11-9 lead in the second game against Ratchanok Intanon and looks in control of the match. Can she hold on and assure herself of a medal?

1.01 pm: Equestrian

The Indian men’s eventing team has just received its silver medal. Proud day!

12.57 pm: Volleyball

The Indian men’s team stays alive in the match by winning the third set 25-23, but Japan lead the match 2-1.

12.56 pm: Badminton

Saina Nehwal wins five points in a row to take the first game 21-18! Incredible turnaround after the interval. She was trailing 3-12. Saina was helped by Ratchanok switching off and committing too many errors but credit to the Indian for not giving up. The momentum is with Saina now.

12.52 pm: Badminton

For the first time in this match, Saina is in the lead. It’s 19-18 to the Indian now.

12.49 pm: Badminton

She’s back level! After a lonnnng rally, Ratchanok finds the net and the scores are level at 17-17 in the first game! Saina was trailing 3-12!

12.45 pm: Badminton

Some unforced errors by Ratchanok after the interval allow Saina to close the gap to 10-14 in the first game, but she is still conceding too many points at the net.

12.38 pm: Badminton

It’s been a very poor start by Saina Nehwal as she trails Ratchanok Intanon 3-11 at the break of the first game of their quarter-final.

12.30 pm: Equestrian

India also win a team silver medal in eventing, coming behind Japan. Two silver medals to kick things off on Sunday!

12.22 pm: Equestrian

It’s a silver medal for India in the eventing individual event as Fouaad Mirza and his horse Seigneur Medicott finish second with a score of 26.40, behind Japan’s Oiwa Yoshiaki and his horse Bart L Jra, who got 22.70. This is India’s first individual equestrian medal since the 1982 Asian Games, which were held in New Delhi.

12.08 pm: Volleyball

Japan take a 2-0 lead against India, taking the second set 25-22. It will be tough for India to mount a comeback from here.

11.57 am: Shooting

India’s Rashmi Rathore and Ganemat Sekhon are out of contention for the women’s skeet final. Sekhon finished 10th in qualification with 112 points out of 125, while Rathore was placed 12th with a score of 111.

11.50 am: If you missed Tejinder Pal Singh Toor’s gold-winning performance in the shot put final on Saturday, you can watch the video here:

11.43 am: Equestrian

The eventing individual and team jumping finals have begun, where India have a good chance of getting a medal.

11.35 am: Men’s volleyball

Japan take the first set by a narrow margin of 25-23 against India.

11.29 am: Canoe

The Indian women’s 500m TBR team finishes fourth in their semi-final with a time of 2:33.987 and this means they go into the B-final, which does not make them eligible for a medal.

11.27 am: The badminton action is about to begin, with Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu looking to book semi-final spots and assure themselves of a medal.

11.05 am: Handball

Not to be for the Indian men’s handball team as they go down 31-35 to Chinese Taipei in their final group match despite a brave effort in the second period. India have lost all their group matches, meaning they have failed to progress.

10.55 am: Handball

Going into the final four minutes, India trail Chinese Taipei 29-32. Can they sneak ahead?

10.40 am: Handball

India were trailing Chinese Taipei 15-21 but have caught up to make it 21-22 in the second half, with just over 15 minutes to go. It looks like we’re in for a thrilling end.

10.27 am: Canoe

India finish fifth in their semi-final of the men’s 500m TBR, which means they go into the B-final, which is not a race for the medals.

10.07 am: Handball

The Indian men’s team trails Chinese Taipei 12-15 at the end of the first half in their group match.

10.05 am: Archery

India will play Philippines in the men’s compound team quarter-final later today.

9.49 am: Canoe

India finish second in the repechage round of the men’s 500m TBR with a timing of 2:23.162 and have qualified for the semi-finals.

9.45 am: Archery

India’s men’s compound team has won their round of 16 match against Qatar by four sets to love. The Indian team, comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma win 57-52, 56-55, 56-54, 58-52 after hitting three bullseyes.

9.30 am: Sepaktakraw

India lose their second men’s regu group match, to Malaysia 0-2. They had lost to Korea by a similar margin on Saturday.

9.27 am: Shooting

Sheeraz Sheikh shoots a perfect score of 25 in the fourth series of the men’s skeet qualification to take his total to 97/100. He is currently in the top six. Angad Vir Singh Bajwa shoots a 22 in the fourth series and his total is 94 but he is in 19th position. One more series to go.

9.25 am: Table tennis

India beat Qatar in their first tie of the women’s team championship 3-0. Mouma Das first beat Maha Ali 11-3, 11-2, 11-4, before Ayhika Mukherjee needed four sets to get past Aia Mohamed 11-2, 10-12, 11-2, 11-3. Sutirtha Mukherjee then wrapped up the tie by defeating Maha Faramarzi 11-3, 11-3, 11-6.

9.15 am: Athletics

India’s Anu Raghavan finishes third in her heat of the women’s 400m hurdles heats with 56.77 seconds and this means she directly qualifies for the final.

Oh, hang on...Jauna Murmu has also made it! The scorecard has been updated and shows that she was not disqualified. She makes the cut for the final as one of the two fastest losers. So India will have two finalists in the women’s 400m hurdles.

9.10 am: Canoe

India finish fifth in their heat of the men’s TBR 500m with a time of 2:24.806. They will go into repechage.

9.08 am: Athletics

India’s Jauna Murmu crosses the finish line in fourth position in her women’s 400m hurdles heats with a time of 59.20 seconds, but the final scorecard shows that she has been disqualified. Still not clear as to why she was disqualified. Will update you as we get the news.

8.50 am: The table tennis action has begun, with India’s women’s team first taking on Qatar in their group match.

The women’s 400m hurdles is also about to begin, with India’s Jauna Murmu and Anu Raghavan in the fray.

8.45 am: Shooting

In the men’s skeet qualification, Sheeraz Sheikh scores 23/25 in the fourth series to take his total to 95/100, while Angad Vir Singh Bajwa has 94 points with a 22 in his fourth. One more series to go to decide the final lineup.

8.39 am: ICYMI, the upsets kept rolling out of the badminton courts as world champion Kento Momota crashed out on Saturday at the hands of Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting. The 21-year-old beat the Japanese world No 4 21-18, 21-18 and then collapsed on the court in disbelief.

“Thank God I could win today’s match and win against Momota,” the world No 12 told reporters, as quoted by AFP. “I was trying a new strategy with my coach and thankfully it worked. Nothing special, but was just more focused on today’s game.”

8.10 am: ICYMI, there was an invader on the athletics track on Saturday during the 100m hurdles heats. Pretty sure this guy would have aced the hurdles and won a gold had he been allowed to compete.

Image: PTI

7.43 am: Shooting

On day 2 of the women’s skeet qualification, India’s Rashmi Rathore has shot a 23/25 in the fourth series to take her total to 91/100. She currently is in ninth position and would definitely need more than 23 in the final round to make the cut for the final. Ganemat Sekhon could only manage a 22 in the fourth series, which takes her total to 90.

Good morning and welcome to The Field’s live blog for Day 8 of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

On the second Sunday of the Games, India will be looking to add to the 29 medals won from the first week.

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal would look to end a long wait for a women’s singles medal for India at the Asiad, as they play their quarter-finals. Athletics will feature Hima Das and Muhammed Anas in the 400m finals, and they are favourites to finish on the podium.

In shooting, skeet events move into day two of qualification followed by the finals.

The table tennis team gets its campaign underway as well while the bridge teams, with medals already assured, would look for a place in the final.

If you missed the action on Saturday, here is a round-up.