India's shining stars at 2018 Asian Games

India went past its best-ever medal tally at the Asian Games, winning 69 medals in total - 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze - bettering the 65 it had collected at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China. A look at all the medal winners.

Manjit Singh upstaged pre-race favourite and compatriot Jinson Johnson to win gold in men’s 800m in a 1-2 finish for India. Photo: PTI
Jinson Johnson claimed a gold medal in the Asian Games men’s 1,500m event. Johnson clocked 3:44.72 to claim the top honours ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62. Photo: PTI
Tajinderpal Singh Toor clinched the men’s shot put gold with a record-shattering throw as the 23-year-old's throw of 20.75m was enough to win the gold and set a national record as well. He bettered the six-year-old record of 20.69m in the name of Om Prakash Karhana. Photo: PTI
Neeraj Chopra won India's first javelin throw gold medal at the Asian Games as he set a new Indian record with a throw of 88.06m – the fourth time he’s broken the national mark this year – on his third throw. Photo: PTI
Arpinder Singh clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games. Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m, which he came up with in his third attempt. Photo: AFP
India's 4x400m women's relay team clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal at the Asian Games. The women’s quartet of Hima Das, M. R. Poovamma, Sarita Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3:28.72 to claim the gold. Photo: PTI
Born with six toes on each foot, Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman won a historic gold at the Asian Games. Barman notched up 6,026 points for a remarkable win, battling rivals as well as a toothache. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
In the men’s 400m final, Muhammed Anas clocked 45.69 to clinch the silver medal. Photo: PTI
Jinson Johnson, who smashed legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m national record in June during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships, finished second in the men's 800m final with a time of 1:46.35 to clinch the silver medal. Photo: PTI
Tamil Nadu's Dharun Ayyasamy rewrote the national record books when he clocked 48.96 in the men's 400m hurdles event to bag the silver medal at the Asian Games. Photo: AFP
India’s 4x400m men’s relay team won a silver in the final event of athletics in the Asian Games. The Indian quartet of Kunhu Muhammed, Dharunn Ayyasamy, Muhammed Anas and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:01.85 to finish behind Qatar who won gold in an Asian record time of 3:00.56. Photo: PTI
Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand clinched a silver in women’s 100m dash to win the country’s first medal in 20 years in this event. Dutee clocked 11.32, a tad slower than her national record of 11.29. Photo: AP
Dutee Chand added one more silver to her Asian Games medal tally with a finish of 23.20 in the women’s 200m final behind Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong, who won the gold medal with a 22.96 finish.
Veteran Indian long-distance runner Sudha Singh clinched the silver in women’s 3,000m steeplechase event in the Asian Games in Jakarta. Sudha clocked 9:40.03 to win her second Asian Games medal. Photo: AFP
Neena Varakil gave India yet another silver medal in athletics after she came second in the women’s long jump event. Varakil’s best jump of 6.51m in the fourth attempt fetched her silver. Photo: PTI
India clinched a silver in the debut event of 400m mixed relay race, finishing behind Bahrain. The Indian quartet of Muhammed Anas, M. R. Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3: 15.71, while Bahrain ran away with the gold in 3:11.89. Photo: PTI
Hima Das won a silver in the 400m by clocking 50.79. She had qualified for the final with a national record time 51 seconds, bettering the 14-year-old mark set by Manjeet Kaur (51.05) in Chennai in 2004. Photo: AFP
Chitra Unnikrishnan clinched her first-ever Asian Games medal after winning a bronze in the 1,500m event. Photo: PTI
Seema Punia had to settle for the bronze medal in the women’s discus throw event. Seema registered a throw of 62.26m to ensure a place on the podium. Photo: AFP
Saurabh Chaudhary, all of 16, became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals. Photo: AFP
Rahi Sarnobat won gold in the women's 25m pistol category. In what was India's second gold medal in shooting, Sarnobat defeated Thailand's Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-out for the gold medal. Photo: PTI
Deepak Kumar claimed silver in the men’s 10m air rifle event after producing excellent scores at crucial junctures, pipping fancied teammate Ravi Kumar. Deepak shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China's Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1. Photo: PTI
Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal after letting slip early domination in the men’s 50m rifle 3-position event. The 37-year-old shot 452.7 to stand second. Photo: PTI
Young Indian shooter Lakshay Sheoran claimed the silver medal in the men’s trap event. The 19-year-old Lakshay shot 39 out of 45 to finish second on the podium.
Fifteen-year-old Shardul Vihan became the youngest Indian shooter to win a medal at the Asian Games after he finished second in the men’s double trap. Photo: PTI
Abhishek Verma settled for a bronze in the 10m air pistol event. Photo: AFP
Experienced Indian shooter Heena Sidhu settled for a bronze medal in a topsy-turvy women’s 10m air rifle final. Heena shot a near-perfect 10.8 with just three shooters left in the field, but a 9.6 in the next attempt dashed her hopes of a better finish. Photo: PTI
Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela bagged the bronze medal in the 10m mixed air rifle event. The duo of Kumar and Chandela finished third with a score of 429.9. Photo: TWITTER
Bajrang Punia was the proud winner of India’s 140th Asiad gold in the 65kg freestyle category with a 11-8 scoreline, the first in this edition and reiterated his credentials as the brightest spark in the next generation of Indian wrestling and an able successor to the mantle of Yogeshwar Dutt.
Vinesh Phogat created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category. Photo: PTI
Divya Kakran added the first bronze to India’s wrestling tally at the 18th Asian Games, beating Chinese Taipei’s Chen Wenling in the third-place play-off bout for the 68kg category. Photo: PTI
Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won the men’s pairs gold in the debut sport of bridge in the Asian Games. Photo: PTI
The Indian team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh clocked 6:17.13 to win the gold medal in the men’s quadruple sculls. Photo: PTI
India bagged two bronze medals in rowing through Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in the lightweight double sculls. Photo: PTI
Dushyant Chauhan bagged the bronze medal in the men's lightweight single sculls. Dushyant finished third with a time of 7:18.76 to win the medal. Photo: SAI MEDIA
Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan notched up their maiden men’s tennis doubles gold medal at the Asian Games, dominating the final clash with a thoroughly clinical performance. Photo: AFP
Ankita Raina played her heart out against top seed Shuai Zhang before settling for bronze. Raina became India’s second women’s singles medallist at the Games after Sania Mirza, who had won a silver in Doha (2006) and Guangzhou (2010). Photo: PTI
Prajnesh Gunneswaran settled for a bronze after losing 2-6, 2-6 to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.
A smart defensive strategy and some telling punches saw Amit Panghal take the gold in his Asian Games debut.
Indian boxer Vikas Krishan settled for a bronze medal after he was declared medically unfit to fight his semifinal bout due to a cut on his left eyelid. Vikas, however, scripted history by becoming the first Indian boxer to clinch three successive Asian Games medals.
The Indian men's team comprising of team of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini settled for silver after a heart-breaking loss to South Korea. Photo: PTI
Indian women’s compound archery team signed off with a silver medal after losing to South Korea in the finals. Photo: PTI
Fouaad Mirza, riding Seigneur Medicott, put all the twists and turns behind to lift an individual silver, the first individual equestrian medal since the inaugural edition in 1982. Photo: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Fouaad Mirza also led India to a team silver in equestrian eventing, another first after four bronze medals and gold in 1982. Photo: AFP
India's Sunayna Kuruvilla, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Joshana Chinappa and Tanvi Khanna bagged the silver medal in the women's squash team event. Photo: PTI
India’s Saurav Ghosal frittered away a two-set advantage and had to settle for a bronze medal in squash. Photo: PTI
India’s top squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik settled for a bronze medal, her second at the Asian Games, after losing her semifinal match. Photo: PTI
Joshna Chinappa failed to match up to the level of her 19-year-old opponent, Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam as even she had to settle for a bronze medal. Photo: PTI
Defending champion India settled for a bronze medal after losing to Hong Kong in the semifinals of the men's squash event. The men's team comprising Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar went down fighting. Photo: PTI
Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinched silver in the 49er FX women’s event in sailing. The 20-year-old Varsha and 27-year-old Sweta combined to produce a total score of 40 after 15 races to finish second. Photo: AFP
Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda won bronze with a total of 53 after race 15 in the 49er men’s event in sailing. Photo: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Harshita Tomar claimed bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 event in sailing.
Olympic medallist P. V. Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu-Ying. Photo: PTI
Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal had to be content with a bronze medal after suffering her 10th straight defeat to world No.1 Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles semifinals.
The 2-1 loss to Japan in the final on was a cruel end to their dreams of booking an Olympic berth but the Indian women's hockey team did well to settle for silver at the Asian Games. Photo: PTI
India was the pre-tournament favourite, but the country faced off against Pakistan for a consolation third place, India winning 2-1. Photo: PTI
The seven-time kabaddi champion side suffered a 18-27 mauling at the hands of Iran in rather meek fashion and had to be content with a bronze medal. Photo: PTI
The women's team went down fighting 27-24 to Iran in the kabaddi final, the West Asian side stamping its authority by lifting the men’s title as well. Photo: PTI
Pincky Balhara won the silver in the women's 52kg category. The 19-year-old Pincky lost 0-10 to Gulnor Sulaymanova of Uzbekistan in the gold medal clash to settle for silver. Photo: PTI
Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav won the bronze in the women's 52kg category. Yallappa lost to Sulaymanova 0-10 in the semifinal to settle for bronze. Photo: PTI
Naorem Roshibini Devi, Santosh Kumar, Surya Bhanu Partap Singh and Narender Grewal lost their Sanda event semifinal bouts, but in the process gave the Indian team an unprecedented four medals in the Asian Games in kurash. Photo: PTI
The mixed doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra won a historic bronze in table tennis. In the semifinals, the duo lost to China’s Yingsha Sun and Wang Sun 9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11. Photo: AFP
The Indian men’s table tennis team settled for a historic bronze medal after losing 3-0 to South Korea. The team comprising G. Sathiyan, A. Sharath Kamal and A. Amalraj couldn’t put up a fight against the mighty Koreans but assured the country its first ever Asian Games medal in table tennis. Photo: Getty Images
India clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in sepak takraw despite its men’s regu team losing to defending champion Thailand 2-0 as both losing semifinalists were awarded a medal.