Asian Games 2018 Day 9 updates: Neeraj wins javelin gold with national record

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Neeraj Chopra secured gold with a throw of 88.06m.   -  PTI

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of day nine of the 2018 Asian Games. India had medal rush on Sunday when athletes Hima Das, Muhammad Anas and Dutee Chand bagged silver medals in their respective events. More medals came from the Equestrian event, where India clinched two silvers, while the bridge team claimed two bronze medals.

READ| Indians in action day 9

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.
  • 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.
  • VOLLEYBALL: India's campaign in the women's volleyball comes to an end after it suffers a fifth successive loss, this time losing to China 3-0.
  • 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.

 

That's it folks for the night. A wonderful day for Indian athletes with Neeraj Chopra headlining the medal winners. We hope to have a wonderful day tomorrow.

9:05 pm: (TABLE TENNIS): That's a medal confirmed for India. This is historic. It will be India's first table tennis medal in Asian Games. India beats Japan 3-1 in the men's quarterfinal. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beats Kenta Matsudaira 12-10, 6-11, 11-7, 11-4 to seal the tie in India's favour. 

8.35pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Japan stretches India to the fourth match after Masaki Yoshida beats Harmeet Desai 9-11, 14-12, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4. It is now upto Sathiyan to beat Kenta Matsudaira in a hope to finish it off.

8:15pm: (TABLE TENNIS): India's Harmeet Desai has a chance to seal the tie in favour of India as he takes on Masaki Yoshida in the third match.

7.57pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Sharath Kamal has defeated Kenta Matsudaira 11-8, 12-10, 11-8. India now has a 2-0 lead against Japan and is one win away from winning its first Table Tennis medal at the Asian Games.

7.35pm: (BOXING): Dheeraj moved to the quarter-finals, winning his 64 kg match 3-0 against Kyrgyzstan’s Nurlan Kobashev.

7:33 pm: (TABLE TENNIS): In the men's team quarterfinal, India is taking on Japan. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran gets India off to a good start, beating Jin Ueda.

7:25 pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Indian women lose to Hong Kong 3-1 in the quarterfinals. While Manika Batra got India off a good start beating Ho Ching Lee, Ayhika Mukherjee lost her match to Hoi Kem Doo, Mouma Das suffered a loss at the hands of Wai Yam Minnie and Manika lost the 4th match of the game to Hoi Kem Doo to seal the tie in Hong Kong's favour.

7:15pm: (ATHLETICS): Sudha Singh wins silver in the women's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:40.03.

7:02pm: (ATHLETICS): Jinson Johnson qualifies for the men's 800m final after finishing first in his heat with a time of 1:47.39s, well below his national record time of 1:45.65s. Also, Manjeet Singh joins him with a timing of 1:48:64.

6:57pm: (ATHLETICS): Shankar Lal Swami finished eighth in the men's steeplechase final.

6:51pm: (BOXING): Mohammad Hussamuddin loses his men's bantamweight (56kg) round-of-16 bout 2-3 to Mongolia's Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu.

6:44pm: (TABLE TENNIS): India is 2-1 down against Hong Kong as Mouma Das also loses to Soo Wai Yam Minnie 6-11, 13-11, 11-8, 3-11, 5-11.

6:37pm: (ATHLETICS): Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin throw! And in record-breaking fashion. He beat his own national record to throw 88.06m.

6:20pm: (ATHLETICS): Neena Varakil bags silver in women's long jump, finishing with a best jump of 6.50m.

6:20pm: (ATHLETICS): Women's long jump final: After five jumps, Neena Varakil is in second with her best effort of 6.50 m coming on her fourth attempt. With one attempt left, she needs to beat the Vietnam's Bui Thi Thu Thao's 6.55m to bag gold, provided the Vietnamese fails to better her score.

6:04pm: (ATHLETICS): Another track silver for India! Sudha Shah wins silver in women's steeplechase, finishing with a time of 9:40.03. (Report)

6:00pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Ayhika Mukherjee loses her match against Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem 14-12, 4-11, 10-12, 8-11. Hong Kong levels the tie with India at 1-1.

5:57pm: (ATHLETICS): Neeraj Chopra breaks his own national record with a 88.06m throw in the men's javelin throw final. He's in gold medal position.  He's been the big favourite to win it here.

5:54m: (ATHLETICS): Chethan Balasubramanya clears the 2.15m mark in the men's high jump final.

5:50pm: (ATHLETICS): Neena Varakil reaches 6.50m on her third jump. She's in silver medal position now in women's long jump.

5:34pm: (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. Santhosh Kumar Tamilarasan finished fifth.  (Report)

5:33pm: (BOXING): Amit Phangal defeats Mongolia's Enkhmandakh Kharkuu 5-0 in men's fly 49kg round-of-16 and moves into the quarterfinals.

5:31pm: (ATHLETICS): Neena Varakil jumps 6.40m on her second attempt. She's currently in bronze medal position, but there are four more rounds to go.

5:25pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Manika Batra wins her match against Lee Ho Ching 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 and puts India ahead in the tie. Next up is Ayhika Mukherjee, who takes on Soo Wai Yam Minnie.

5:23pm: (ATHLETICS): Neeraj Chopra throws 83.46m on his first attempt in the men's javelin throw final.  He leads at the end of the first round.

5:21pm: (ATHLETICS): Nayana James jumps 6.04m on her first attempt in the women's long jump final.

5:14pm: (ATHLETICS):  Anu Raghavan finishes fourth and Jauna Murmu finishes joint-fifth in women's 400m hurdles finals. No medals for India here.

5:12pm: (ATHELTICS): Neena Varakil and Nayana James are in action in the women's long jump final. Neena Varakil jumps 6.41m in her first attempt.

4:48pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Manika Batra is playing Lee Ho Ching in India's first match against Hong Kong in their quarterfinal tie.

4:33pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Coming up is India women's team's quarterfinal match against Hong Kong. A win here could assure another medal for India.

4:28pm: (ATHLETICS): Get ready for a big day in athetics. We have Indian participation in women's long jump final, men's javelin throw final, men's and women's 400m hurdles finals, men's high jump final, men's and women's 3000m steeplechase finals and men's 800m qualification. The women's long jump final starts at 5:10pm. We'll keep you updated on this fast-paced day in athletics at Asian Games.

4:00pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Men's Team Group D: India finishes second in the group after a 3-0 win over Vietnam. Harmeet Desai wraps up the tie with a 2-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8 win over Duc Le Dinh. In just two hours, the team will be in action again, this time in the quarterfinals.

3:35pm: (TABLE TENNIS): Men's Team Group D: Sharath Kamal makes it 2-0 for India with a 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 win over Vietnam's Duc Tuan Nguyen. Harmeet Desai is the next man up for India and will look to seal the match in India's favour.

3:10pm: (TABLE TENNIS): G. Sathiyan slugs it out for a 6-11, 11-2, 5-11, 11-4, 11-2 win in the opening encounter against Vietnam's Anh Tu Nguyen. India leads 1-0.

3:00pm: (BOXING): Men's middleweight 75kg category:  India's Vikas Krishan registers a 5-0 win over Pakistan's Tanveer Ahmed in a Round of 16 match.  The quarterfinal clashes will be held on Wednesday.

2:35pm: (TABLE TENNIS): India takes on Vietnam in a men's Group D fixture. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is first up, and he takes on Anh Tu Nguyen.

1:54pm: (HOCKEY): A slurry of goals in the fourth quarter gets India a 5-0 win over Thailand. India goes into the semifinals as Pool B toppers with 12 points from its 4 games. Detailed coverage here

1:43pm: (HOCKEY): Hat-trick for Rani Rampal and India surges to a 5-0 lead against Thailand. Follow our hockey blog for detailed coverage

1:30pm: (SQUASH): Indian women's team also begins its campaign with a 3-0 over Iran in Pool B.  Indian men till play their second pool match of the day at 5:00pm IST against Singapore.  The women's team will be back in action against Thailand the next day.

1:27pm: (HOCKEY):  After a goalless stretch in the first half, India scores the first goal of the match in the 37th minute. India leads Thailand 1-0. Follow our hockey blog for detailed coverage

1:00 pm: (KARATE): India's Vishal loses to Uzbekistan's Shakhboz Akhatov 0-8 in the men's 84 kg quarterfinal.

12.41 pm: (BADMINTON): P. V. SINDHU IS THROUGH TO THE FINALS! India has never won Detailed coverage here

12.35 pm: (SQUASH): India (team of Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar) beats Thailand 3-0 in the men's team Pool B match.

12:16 pm: Just a reminder, 12 Indian athletes are in contention in seven finals (Athletics) in the evening today. Keep following the blog for quick updates.

12:14 pm: (VOLLEYBALL):  India's campaign in the women's volleyball comes to an end after it suffers a fifth successive loss, this time losing to China 3-0 ( 18-25, 19-25, 9-25).

11:53am: (BADMINTON): P.V. Sindhu captures the first game 21-17 in the semifinal against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi. Check our live badminton blog here

11:50am: (VOLLEYBALL): India is inching towards yet another defeat after losing the second set 25-19 in a women's Pool B game.

11:45am: (CYCLING): India finishes seventh in the women's team sprint qualification and fails to qualify for the medal playoffs. 

11:40am: (VOLLEYBALL): India loses the first set against China 18-25 iin a women's Pool B game. The Indian team has already been eliminated, having lost its first four matches. This will be the last match for India in the women's tournament. 

11:37am: (BADMINTON): P.V. Sindhu faces Akane Yamaguchi in the second semifinal. India will hope for better run from Sindhu after compatriot Saina settled for bronze with a loss to Tai Tzu Ying earlier in the day. Follow our live badminton blog here

11:33am: (SQUASH): The team events begin today and India is currently leading host Indonesia 1-0 in its first tie in Pool B. India had collected three bronze medals through Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal in the singles events.

11:25am: (TABLE TENNIS): Manav Thakkar seals the win for India as he defeats Ian Tin Mak 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 to steer India to a 3-0 win over Macau. The Indian men's team will next take on Vietnam in its final group D match at 2:30pm IST.

11:10am: (TABLE TENNIS): Harmeet Desai gets the better of Zikang Xiao to register a 11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3 win and extend India's lead to 2-0.

India's Saina Nehwalin in action against Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying during the women's singles semifinal on Monday.   -  AFP

 

11:05am: (BADMINTON): Saina Nehwal settles for the bronze after losing 17-21, 14-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying. This is India's first Asian Games badminton medal in 36 years. ===> Follow our special badminton blog here

10:55am: (CANOE): The Indian men's team fails to qualify for the final of the Canoe TBR 1000m after clocking a timing 4:47.649s in the semifinal.

10:50am:
(BADMINTON): Tai Tzu Ying wins the first game 21-17. Saina Nehwal has to come up with something special to stay alive against the World No. 1. Follow our badminton blog here

10:45am: (TABLE TENNIS) Anthony Amalraj defeats Macau's Chun Wang 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 to put India 1-0 ahead. Harmeet Desai takes on Zikang Xiao in the next match.

10:42am: (CANOE): The Indian men's team has qualified for the semifinal after finishing second in the Repecharge round of Canoe TBR 1000m.

10:30am: (TABLE TENNIS): The Indian table tennis team takes on Macau in their Men's Team Group D Preliminary round clash. Anthony Amalraj will take on Chun Wang in the opening clash.

10:30am: (BADMINTON): India's Saina Nehwal faces World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinal. The Indian has lost the previous nine encounters against the World No. 1 from Chinese Taipei. Will she break the jinx to enter the final today? Follow our badminton blog here

10:00am: (SEPAK TAKRAW): And that's the match. The Indians win their second successive match after registering a comfortable 21-5, 21-15 win over Nepal.

9:45am: (SEPAK TAKRAW): LEAD! The Indians draw first blood and take the first set 21-5 to lead 1-0.

9:30am: (SEPAK TAKRAW): The clash against Nepal is underway. The Indians will have to register a win today to have a shot at reaching the semifinal.

9:00am: (SEPAK TAKRAW): Up next for the Indian contingent is the Sepak Takraw Men’s Regu Preliminary Group B match against Nepal. The Indian team suffered successive losses to Korea and Malaysia but staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Chinese Taipei 2-1 on Sunday to remain in contention for a semifinal spot. Match to begin at 9:30am.

8:40am: “2014 was very a bad year for me. People said many things about me. The same girl today came back and won a medal for the country, it is really big achievement for me,” Dutee Chand said after her silver medal feat on Sunday. READ MORE HERE

8:30am: (KARATE): Sharath Kumar puts up a tough fight but loses by the narrowest of margins (0-1) to Korea's Kim Muil.

8:25am: (KARATE): And we're underway! Sharath Kumar in action, ladies and gents.

8:20am: When asked if she knew how fast she can run in future or if she is close to her best after her national record breaking run which saw her clinch the silver medal in the women's 400m final on Sunday, Hima Das coolly said, “I am not sure how fast I can run.” FULL STORY

8:10am: (KARATE): The first Indian in action today will be Sharath Kumar Jayendran, who takes on Korea's Kim Muil in the round of 16 of the men's 75kg event. The bout is set to begin at 8:15am IST.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of day nine of the 2018 Asian Games. India had medal rush on Sunday when athletes Hima Das, Muhammad Anas and Dutee Chand bagged silver medals in their respective events. More medals came from the Equestrian event, where India clinched two silvers, while the bridge team claimed two bronze medals.

READ| Indians in action day 9

India will have a chance to move up the medal tally today with P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal participating in the women's badminton semifinals, while a host of athletes including the likes of flag bearer Neeraj Chopra will be seen in action later in the day. 

 

Here are the major highlights from day eight (Sunday) of the Asian Games:

 

  • Athletics: Hima Das and Muhammad Anas won silver medals in the women's and men's 400m respectively. Hima Das rewrote own national record in the process. (Report)
  • Athletics: Dutee Chand bags silver in the women's 100m final. (Report)
  • Bridge: India settles for two bronze medals in bridge (men's team and mixed team)
  • Equestrian: Two silver medals! Yes, India has two medals in equestrian jumping events. Fouaad Mirza earned a silver in the individual event and helped India to another medal in the team event.  (Report)
  • Athletics: Jauna Murmu and Anu Raghavan qualify for the women's 400m hurdles final. (Report)
  • Badminton: Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu's are through to the semifinals and India is now assured of at least two bronze medals. (Report)
  • Archery: Indian women's and men's compound teams have made it to the final. (Report)
  • Hockey: The Indian men's team through to semifinals. (Report)