Asian Games, Day 10 updates: Manjit wins gold, silver for 4x400m mixed relay team

Tune in for live updates from day ten of the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang.

Manjit Singh runs to the gold medal in 800m followed by Jinson Johnson.   -  AP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of day 10 of the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang. 

Highlights:

  • BADMINTON: India's P.V. Sindhu has to be content with a silver after being completely outplayed by World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles final.
  • ARCHERY: India settles for silver in both the men's and women's compound team finals. While the women's team lost to Korea 228-231, it was much closer battle in the men's final. After the scores were level at the end of the routine four sets, Korea pipped India for the gold in the shootout, one bull's eye shot clinching the deal for Korea.
  • KURASH: Pincky Balhara wins silver in the women's 52kg category while Malaprabha Jadhav loses in the semifinals.
  • TABLE TENNIS: The India men's team settles for bronze after losing 3-0 to South Korea in the semifinal.
  • ATHLETICS: Dutee Chand qualifies for the 200m final. Hima Das is disqualified after a false start.
  • ATHLETICS: Manjit Singh wins gold in men's 800m while Jinson Johnson wins silver.
  • ATHLETICS: India wins silver in 4x400m mixed relay.


Blog:

That's it for tonight. We have had another pulsating track and field day with India dominating in the 800m and second best in the 4x400m relay. We will have more action coming our way on Wednesday.

8.35pm: (ATHLETICS): Athletics Federation of India confirms that India has lodged a protested regarding the 4x400m Mixed Relay result. The bone of contention is that the second Bahraini runner obstructed Hima Das at the baton handover. The result of the protest will be announced by a jury at 10 a.m tomorrow. There is no news yet of a counter-protest from any other team against India.

7.40pm: (DIVING): India finishes sixth in men's synchronised springboard diving. Ramananda Sharma and Siddharth Pardeshi finish with 322.14 points. China takes the gold with 479.52 points.

7.21pm: (ATHLETICS): SILVER for India in 4x400m mixed relay. Muhammed Anas started well before handing over the baton to Poovamma who squandered a lead to Bahrain. Hima Das was up next but catching up with Bahrain was next to impossible. Arokia Rajiv dashed in the final home run and got home the silver! Bahrain got the gold with a timing of 3:11:89 and India clocked 3:15:71.

7.13pm: (ATHLETICS): The mixed teams of 4x400m relay are walking out. India is on Lane 5. Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and MR Poovamma are out on the tracks. This is the first ever mixed relay in the history of the Games. India is going with the male-female-female-male combo. (Anas-Poovamma-Hima-Arokia).

7.05pm: (HEPATHLON): Purnima Hembram finishes first in the 200m heats with a timing of 25.34. Swapna Barman comes fourth with a timing of 26.08. So far, in shotput, Swapna Barman stands first with 2691 points while Purnima is third. In the high jump, Swapna finishes first in high jump and Purnima finishes third. In the 100m Purnima finished third while Swapna finished fifth.

6.59pm: (DIVING): The men's synchronised 3m springboard final is underway. We have Ramananda Sharma and Siddharth Pardeshi in action. At the end of two dives, the Indians have 90.00 points. A mediocre performance, one must admit!

6.57pm: (JAVELIN THROW): India's Annu Rani finishes sixth with a 53.93 mark finish.

 

6.40pm: (ATHLETICS): Manjeet Singh and Jinson Johnson have sprinted their way into the record books too.

6.37pm: (ATHLETICS): In the women's 5000m finals, India doesn't bag a medal as Suriya Loganathan finishes fifth and Sanjivani Jadhav finishes seventh.

6.22pm: (KURASH): Silver for Pinky Balhara as she loses the women's 52kg final to Gulnor Sulaymanova 0-10 in the final.

6.20pm: (ATHLETICS): While we are still yet to recover from that electric 800m final, it is now time for some endurance. We have the women's 5000m final coming up. India's Suriya Loganathan and Sanjivani Jadhav will be in action.

6.13pm: (ATHLETICS): Manjeet Singh finishes with a timing of 1:46:15 while Jinson Johnson clocks 1:46:35. A great run by the Indian duo.

6.11pm: (ATHLETICS): GOLD for Manjit Singh! Silver for Jinson Johnson! What a run by Manjeet and Jinson. Manjeet takes off in the last 50m and finishes first in style. Jinson closely follows him and it has been a field day for India.

6.09pm: (ATHLETICS): It is time for 800m final. Jinson Johnson and Manjit Singh in action.

6.00pm: (KURASH): Mixed luck for India as Malaprabha Jadhav misses a place in the final after losing to Uzbekistan's Gulnor Sulaymanova by a whopping 0-10 margin.

5.50pm: (KURASH): Pincky Balhara is through to the final in the women's 52kg category. She beats Uzbekistan's Oysuluv Abdumajidova 3-0.

5.31pm: (ATHLETICS): In heptathlon Swapna Barman's first attempt at shotput fetches her 12.69 metres. She leads with 707 points.

5.27pm: (ATHLETICS): What an anti-climax. A false start by Hima Das and she is disqualified. Well, how disappointing this can get for the Indian. She is shown the red card and was almost lost in emotions as she walked away. She did briefly applaud the fans but it was a golden chance gone down for Das. But it is not all over for Hima Das. She will be in action for the 4x400m mixed relay later tonight.

5.25pm: (ATHLETICS): Hima Das now. She is on Lane 1.

5.20pm: (ATHLETICS): What a run by Dutee Chand. She clocks 23.00 and finishes first in the 200m first semifinal. Next up, is Hima Das in the second semifinal. Dutee started accelerating in the last 50-60m stretch and jumped from the fourth position to the pole position exactly at the finish line. Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong finished second at 23.01. Talk about a split second!

5:18pm: (ATHLETICS): Dutee Chand lines up for her 200m semifinal. She's on lane no. 6.

4:43pm: (KURASH): Second medal assured for India in Kurash. Pincky Balhara registers a 3-0 win over Indonesia's Terry Susanti in the 52kg quarterfinals.

4.25pm: (SQUASH): Indian men (Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar) come up with another good performance to beat Qatar 2-1. India now plays the semifinal next.

4.21pm: (HOCKEY): Another dominant performance from India. It thumps a listless Sri Lanka 20-0. Big, big wins for India in hockey. India now advances to the semifinals, well no prizes for guessing this, and will play its next match on Thursday. In case you missed following the match - the updates are here.

MEDAL ASSURED IN KURASH

4.20pm: (KURASH):  Women's 52kg category — India assured of a medal after Malaprabha Jadhav progresses to the semifinals with a 5-0 win over Vietnam's Van Ngoc Tu. She will take on Uzbekistan’s Gulnor Sulaymanova next.

4.08pm: (ATHLETICS): The Indian 4x400m mixed relay team has been announced.

 

3:43pm: (KURASH): We have another quarterfinalist in the women's 52kg category. Pincky Balhara registers a 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei's Chiawen Tsou to make the last eight.

3:35pm: (KURASH): Finally some good news in Kurash. Malaprabha Jadhav progresses to the quarterfinals with a 10-0 win over Turkmenistan's Zarina Saparova in the women's 52 kg category.

3:20PM (HOCKEY): After half an hour's play, India is in an unsurmountable position. It leads 7-0 against a Sri Lanka that's trying to keep the score as low as possible. Follow our hockey live blog here.

3:00pm (KURASH):  Parikshit Kumar loses his Round of 16 match to Iran's Jafar Pahlevanijaghargh 0-10 in the  men's 90+ kg category.  Pandari Chandran had earlier lost his Round of 32 match to Turkmenistan's Dayanch Taganov.  Jatin, who won his first bout of the day, bowed out of the competition in Round of 16 with a 3-0 loss to Chinese Taipei's Haocheng Chan in the men's 66kg category.

2:40pm (SQUASH): Indian men's team is up against Qatar in a Pool B match.

2:30pm: (HOCKEY):  India plays its last Pool A game against Sri Lanka. The team is already through to the semifinals and is firmly on top of the table. Follow our hockey live blog here.

2:02pm: (BOXING): Hasanah beats Pavitra in the Women's Light (60kg) Quarterfinals by split decision (3-2).

1:59pm: (BOXING): India's Pavitra is having a tough contest against Indonesia's Huswatun Hasanah in the Women's Light (60kg) Quarterfinals.

1:30pm: (BOXING): Sonia Lather loses 5-0 to North Korea's Jo Son Hwa in the women's feather (57kg) quarterfinals.

1:23pm: (VOLLEYBALL): Pakistan defeats India 3-1 in a 7-12th place quarterfinal. The Indian men won the first game 25-21, but it was downhill from there as they lost the next three games 21-25, 21-25, 23-25.

Rajit Singh of India, foreground, plays against Pakistan during a men's volleyball classification match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday.   -  AP

 

1:15pm: (TABLE TENNIS): India has to settle for bronze as its men go down 3-0 to South Korea. Amalraj Anthony loses India's third match 5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 7-11, allowing Korea a clean win and route into the final.

12:53pm (BADMINTON): World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying was pretty much unstoppable in the final. The Chinese Taipei player takes the gold with a dominating 21-13, 21-16 win over India's P.V. Sindhu. The Indian has to be content wih another silver. Nonetheless, it is still India's best performance in badminton at the Asian Games and Sindhu should be mighty proud of her effort.  Check our badminton blog for a recap of the final.

12:45pm: (KURASH): India's Jatin has progressed to the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Korea's Hee Jun Choi in the men's 66kg category. Jacky Gahlot was not so lucky and suffered a 0-10 loss to Mongolia's Batsuuri Adiya in the same event.  

12:45pm: (BADMINTON): P.V. Sindhu is trailing 8-11 in the second game against World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying. She lost the first game 13-21. Follow the badminton blog for detailed coverage

12:38pm: (TABLE TENNIS): India is in trouble here as Sharath Kamal also loses his match. It was a tight match, stretched to five games. Kamal loses 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11 to Young Sik Jeong. Korea now leads 2-0 and Amalraj needs to win the next match to keep India's hopes alive.  He plays Woojin Jang next.

Silver for the men's compound archery team

12: 34pm: (ARCHERY): What an end to the final. That was quite a heartbreak. Both the teams had 29/30 in the shootouts, but a bull's eye in the first shot from Korea helps it clinch the gold! India has to settle for silver in the men's compound team final as well. It will be a tough pill to digest after such a terrific display in the final for Indian archers Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saina and Abhishek Verma.

12:30pm: (ARCHERY): The scores are level at the end of four sets at 229-229. It seemed like an Indian win but a revision of scores gives Korea 59-57 win in the fourth set.  It's going to be a shootout for gold.

12:22pm: (ARCHERY): India takes the lead again after winning the third set 58-56. It was a good comeback from India and mediocre run from Korea. One more set remains and India leads 172-170. This is the best possible situation to be in for India going into the last set. Will India get the gold?

12:16pm: (ARCHERY): Korea takes the second set 58-54 and levels the score 114-114. India was enjoying a 4-point lead after the first set and has lost it all in the second.  Against the mighty Koreans, that may prove costly.

12:10pm: (ARCHERY): India takes the first set 60-56, a solid four-point lead over Korea in the four-set final. India

12:08am (ARCHERY): The Archery compound men's team final between India and Korea is underway. 

12:01pm (BADMINTON) : P.V. Sindhu is in yet another final and this time, the whole country would be wishing for that elusive gold in Asian Games. She faces World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying against who the Indian has a dismal 3-9 win-loss record. Will the Indian finally get a win in a major final. Follow our badminton blog for live coverage

11:45am (TABLE TENNIS): G. Sathiyan loses the first match to Sangsu Lee 11-9, 9-11, 3-11, 3-11 as Korea takes a 1-0 lead in the men's team semifinals.  Sharath Kamal will take the field next against Korea's Young Sik Jeoung and will look to get India back in the game.

Indian women settle for silver in archery

11:36am (ARCHERY): India needed a perfect 10 from all three shooters in the end, but it was not to be. The team settles for silver in the women's compound team event after losing to Korea 228-231. It will now be up to the men to aim for gold against the mighty Koreans.  The men's final will begin at 12:05pm IST.

11:30am: (TABLE TENNIS): Lee Sangsu takes the third game 11-3. He leads 2-1 against Sathiyan.

11:30am: (ARCHERY): The third set ends in a tie at 58-58, which means the scores are also level at 173-173. It is going to be a tense last set and whoever holds their nerves better will take the gold. Will it be India or Korea?

11:25am: (TABLE TENNIS): Sangsu Lee fights back to take the second game 11-9. It's one game apiece now.

11:25am: (ARCHERY): Korea has come back strongly and taken the second set 58-56. The scores are now level at 115-115. 

11:20am: (TABLE TENNIS): Sathiyan looking strong here. He leads 6-3 in the second game.

11:19am: (ARCHERY): Indian women's team wins the first set 59-57 in the final. The team comprising Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Madhumita Kumari will look to continue in the same vein.

11:16am: (ARCHERY): India leads Korea by two points after maintaining a perfect start. India 30 - 28 Korea after the first series of shots.

11:15am: (TABLE TENNIS): Sathiyan takes the first game 11-10.

11:14am (ARCHERY): The compound women's team final between India and Korea is about to start!

11:12am: (TABLE TENNIS): Sangsu fights back! Sathiyan continues to lead at 8-7.

11:10am: (TABLE TENNIS): Sathiyan starts strong, races to a 6-3 lead.

11:00am: (TABLE TENNIS): We are minutes away from action! Sathiyan Gnanasekaran will begin the proceedings when he takes on Sangsu Lee.

The Indian men's table tennis team will face Korea in the semifinal at 11am IST. This comes a day after the team defeated Japan 3-1 to reach its first Asian Games semifinal. More on this here.

10:30am: (ATHLETICS): Swapna Barman finishes on top of the standings in the high jump event in the Heptathlon with a total score of 1003. Purnima Hembram is in the fifth position with 891 points.

We will see the Indian men's and women's compound archery teams in action later today, with both teams vying for a gold medal. Incidentally, both teams face Korea in the final. 

9:55am: (CYCLING): No medals here. Sonali Chanu finishes fourth in the first heat and Deborah finishes fifth in the second heat of the round one of the repechages. Both women have been eliminated.

9:45am: (SQUASH): That's the win. The Indian women blank Thailand 3-0 to win their second successive tie. The team will return to the court later this evening to clash against home side Indonesia. 

9:40am: (EQUESTRIAN): Not the best of news here. The Indian team has been eliminated from the jumping team event.

9:30am: (SQUASH):
The Indians are making short work of the Thai women here. The side has taken a comfortable 2-0 lead.



9:10am (CYCLING):
The Indian women's team finishes fifth in the women's team pursuit and will not be eligible for any medals.

9:00am (SQUASH): The Indians take the lead! 1-0 to India.

8:45am (SQUASH): The Indian women's squash team takes on Thailand in a women's team pool B encounter.

8:40am (ATHLETICS): Hima Das makes it to the semifinal as one of the four fastest losers.  India will now have two represents in the women's 200m semifinals in Hima and Dutee Chand.



8:40am (ATHLETICS):
What a solid run!  Dutee Chand finishes first in her heats with a timing of 23.37s to book her berth in the semifinals of the women's 200m.

8:30am: (ATHLETICS): Dutee Chand is up next. She will be on lane four in the final heats of the women's 200m. Can she seal a top three finish?

8:25am: (ATHLETICS): How close was that? Hima gets off to a slow start but makes a surging comeback to finish fourth with a timing of 23.47s. She will have to wait to see if she makes it to the semifinal as one of the fastest losers.

8:20am: (ATHLETICS): Hima Das on the track, ladies and gents! She's on lane three in the second heats of the women's 200m.

8:10am: (ATHLETICS): Purnima Hembram finishes third in the 100m event of the women's heptathlon, while compatriot Swapna Burman is on the fifth spot. The next event will be high jump, which is set to begin at 9am IST.

8:00am: The action is all set to begin. Silver medalists Hima Das and Dutee Chand will be seen in action soon in the women's 200m heats. 

7:50am:
Day nine of the Asian Games saw India bag five medals, four from athletics and one from badminton. Click here to view the most striking images of the day.

7:40am:
Did you know Indian silver medallist Dharun Ayyasamy was initially a kho kho player? Read more on his journey to becoming the country's fastest 400m hurdler.

India's Neeraj Chopra stole the limelight on day nine when he claimed a historic gold medal in the men's javelin throw with a national record breaking throw of 88.06m. Along with him were fellow athletes Sudha Singh (3000m steeplechase), Dharun Ayyasamy (400m hurdles) and V. Neena (long jump) bagged silver medals.

The focus will be on ace shuttler P. V. Sindhu today, who faces Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the women's badminton final. Regardless of whether Sindhu wins or loses, it will be India's best finish in badminton in Asian Games history.

Here are the major highlights of day nine:

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • ATHLETICS: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin throw in record-breaking fashion. He beat his own national record to throw 88.06m. (Report)
  • ATHLETICS: Sudha Singh wins silver in the women's 3000m steeplechase. (Report)
  • BADMINTON: P. V. Sindhu makes history by defeating Akane Yamaguchi to enter the final. Saina Nehwal loses to Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles semifinal and settles for bronze.  (Report)
  • SQUASH: The Indian team of Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar defeats Thailand 3-0 in the men's team Pool B match.
  • HOCKEY: Indian women's team secures a 5-0 win over Thailand in its last group fixture. (Report)
  • ATHLETICS: Dharun Ayyasamy wins the silver medal in men's 400m hurdles and also breaks his own national record, finishing with a time of 48.96s.  (Report)
  • TABLE TENNIS: Indian men confirm a historic medal for the country after India beats Japan in the quarterfinal. (Report)
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