Medallists bask in the afterglow of Asian Games success

The Asian Games medal winners returned home to hero's welcome. From being mobbed by fans at the airport to getting a majestic parade, the medallists savoured the experience.

Boxer Amit Panghal, who won the gold in the 49kg category after defeating Olympic champion in the final, receives a hero's welcome at IG Airport in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
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Gold medallists Hima Das and Manjit Singh have a field day heeding to media requests after a victorious return to India. Hima won the 400m silver medal and led the women's team to gold in 4X100m relay. Manjit Singh pipped Jinson Johnson for gold in the 800m final at the Asian Games. Photo: PTI
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Bridge players Shibnath De Sarkar and Pranab Bardhan show the gold medals they won in the men's pair event at a press meet in Kolkata. Bridge made its Asian Games debut this year. Photo: PTI
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Shot putter Tajinderpal received a warm welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Monday. He became India’s first gold medallist in the track and field events at the 2018 Asian Games with a Games record of 20.75m. Photo: PTI
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Dutee Chand greets her fans after arriving in Bhubaneswar. The sprinter won the 100m silver at the Asian Games. Photo: PTI
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Wushu player Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh enjoys a victory parade on arrival in Jammu. He won the bronze in the men's 60kg category.
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Roses and garlands for Madhumita Kumari who combined with Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Muskan Kirar to win the women's compound silver, on her arrival at Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi. Photo: PTI
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Heptathlon gold-medallist Swapna Barman being welcomed upon arrival from Indonesia at the IG Airport in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
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