Arpinder Singh
Arpinder Singh won the men's triple jump gold at Asian Games 2018.MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the highlights of Day 11 action of Asian Games from Jakarta and Palembang.

Manika Batra
File photo of Indian paddler Manika Batra.YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images

 Medal winners of the day

Swapna Barman - Gold in women's heptathlon

Arpinder Singh - Gold in men's triple jump

Dutee Chand - Silver in women's 200m 

Achanthan Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra - Bronze in Mixed Doubles Tennis Tennis

Live Updates

2018-08-2920:06 (IST)

India equals 2014 gold medal tally!

With four more days to go in the ongoing Jakarta and Palembang Games, India have already equaled the 2014 gold medal count of 11.

Arpinder Singh and Swapna Barman added two gold medals for the country on Day 11. 

Medal Table
Medal Table (As of August 29, 8 pm IST)Screengrab
2018-08-2920:00 (IST)

Women's hockey: India reach final for the first time in 20 years!

Gurjit Kaur's only goal helps India beat China 1-0 and reach the final of women's hockey for the first time since 1988. 

China came up with a good defensive display but India managed to find the winning goal in the final quarter. 

Rani Rampal & Co. will face Japan in the gold medal match on Friday. Meanwhile, China will play South Korea for the bronze medal. 

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India vs China - Women's hockey semi-final at Asian Games.Screengrab
2018-08-2919:50 (IST)

Women's hockey semi-final: India grab late goal

Gurjit puts India ahead in the last 10 minutes of the match. A stunning drag flick and the Chinese goalkeeper had no chances of stopping that from storming into the top corner. 

India need to retain the lead for five more minutes to enter the Asian Games women's hockey final for the first time since 1998. 

2018-08-2919:10 (IST)

Women's hockey semi-final: India 0-0 China at half-time

The goals haven't come yet for India, who are chasing their first-ever Asian Games final berth in 20 years. 

It's 0-0 at half-time at the GBK Hockey Field. 11th-ranked China have done well to keep the ninth-ranked Rani Rampal's side quiet so far. 

2018-08-2919:04 (IST)

Swapna Barman wins heptathlon gold!

Swapna Barman
File photo of India's heptathlon athlete Swapna Barman.Retuers

Swapna Barman has done it. She finishes fourth in 800m, the final event of women's heptathlon but that doesn't matter. 

She has done just enough to take the gold medal. The 22-year-old had to battle a sever tooth-ache to finish on the top step of the podium.

She had set four personal bests and two season bests and is the only athlete in the final to cross 6000 points. 

Purnima Hembram missed the bronze medal after finishing fourth. 

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Women's Heptathlon final standings.Screeengrab
2018-08-2918:47 (IST)

Women's Heptathlon final: 800m Heat 2 underway!

Athletes competing for positions between 5th and 10th are competing in the Heat 2  of 800m, the final event of women's heptathlon. 

The medal race or the race for the top five women will be held shortly. 

2018-08-2918:41 (IST)

Women's Heptathlon: Final event coming up!

India's Swapna Barman is in the gold medal position as the final event of women's heptathlon — 800m — is coming up shortly. 

Purnima Hembram, who is in the fourth spot, needs a special effort to finish on the podium.

Can India add two more medals to their tally? 

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Women's Heptathlon results after six eventsScreengrab from Sony Liv
2018-08-2918:39 (IST)

Arpinder Singh joins elite list!

Here's a list of Indian medal winners in the men's triple jump event over the years at Asian Games. 

2018-08-2918:38 (IST)

India qualify for men's 4x400m relay final.

The team, consisting of Ayyasamy Dharun, Kunhu Muhammed, Jeevan Karekoppa, and Jithu Baby, finished second in Heat 1 with a timing of 3:06.48s, 0.37s behind winners Japan.

2018-08-2918:33 (IST)

Women's Hockey semi-final: India chasing history!

India women's hockey team is eyeing to play the first Asian Games final in 20 years. Rani & Co. are taking on China in the semi-final. 

2018-08-2918:23 (IST)

Triple Jump: Arpinder Singh wins gold, India's 10th at the Games!

Arpinder Singh wins gold in the men's triple jump event with a best jump of 16.77m. First Indian athlete to win a gold in the event at the continental event in 48 years.

The  25-year-old, who had started as 100m sprinter, achieved the gold medal-winning mark in his third attempt. His gold was confirmed even before his final attempt, which eventually turned out to be foul. 

Ruslan Kurbanov took silver with a best jump of 16.62m.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Babu of India, who suffered an injury midway during the competition, gave his best but ended up finishing sixth. 

He braved the injury to make his final attempt but was not able to better his mark of 16.40m. 

Arpinder Singh
Arpinder Singh.Screengrab
2018-08-2918:16 (IST)

Men's 1500m: Manjit Singh, Jinson Johnson qualify for final!

Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson, the two athletes who finished 1-2 in the men's 800m final, have qualified for the 1500m final.

While Manjit won heat 2 with a timing of 3:50.59s, Jinson finished second in Heat 2 with a timing of 3:46.50s. 

Men's 1500m
Men's 1500m qualificationScreengrab
2018-08-2918:13 (IST)

Men's Triple Jump Final: Arpinder closing in on gold medal!

With only one jump remaining, Arpinder is still in the gold medal position with the best of 16.77m.

Rusian Kurbanov of Uzbekistan has not been able to better this third jump of 16.62m. He came close in his fifth attempt with a jump of 16.43m.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Babu was seen limping off after finishing his fourth jump. With a best jump of 16.40m, he had dropped from a bronze medal position to the fifth spot.

2018-08-2917:53 (IST)

Men's Triple Jump final: Rakesh Babu slips out of medal position

Even as Arpiner Singh is retaining his gold medal position, Rakesh Babu has slipped out of medal position. 

Rusian Kurbanov of Uzbekistan jumps 16.62m to push Rakesh Babu to the fourth spot in the 14-man final.

Rakesh was not able to better the 16.40-mark with his third jump.

A total of six jumps (each athlete) will decide the medalists.

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Men's Triple Jump - ResultsScreengrab
2018-08-2917:44 (IST)

Men's 200m final: Thrilling finish leads to contrasting emotions!

Yuki Koike of Japan finishes with the gold after clocking 20.23s. Chinese Taipei's Chunhan Yang finishes with a silver after clocking 20.23s.

Yeah, you read that right!

Yang was unable to control his emotions after it was announced that he would be taking the silver in a photo finish. He should be slower than Koike, the gold medalist, by a fraction of a second. 

A stunning race that was in Jakarta! 

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Men's 200m final Results.Screengrab
2018-08-2917:40 (IST)

Events to watch out for in the evening session


Men's Triple Jump final: Ongoing

Arpinder Singh, Rakesh Babu

Women's Heptathlon

800m race at 7:10 pm IST

Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram

Men's 4x400m qualification: 6:45 pm IST


Women's semi-final: 6:30 pm IST

India vs China

2018-08-2917:35 (IST)

Men's Triple Jump final: Arpinder better his effort, set for gold!

Arpinder Singh has come up with a jump of 16.77m in his third attempt. His second jump of 16.58m is yet to be bettered in the 14-man final.

Three more attempts to go. 

Rakesh Babu retains the second spot. His best jump remains 16.40m.

Arpinder Singh
Men's Triple Jump finalScreengrab
2018-08-2917:26 (IST)

Men's triple jump final: India eyeing 1-2 finish!

India's Arpinder Singh is in the gold medal position with a jump of 16.58m after the first two attempts.

Rakesh Babu is at the second spot with a best jump f 16.40m.

Pratchaya Tepparak of Thailand is in the bronze medal position with a jump of 16.36m.

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Men's Triple Jump - FinalScreengrab
2018-08-2917:21 (IST)

Athletics: Dutee Chand wins second Asian Games 2018 medal!

What a comeback this has been for Dutee Chand!

The 22-year-old wins second Asian Games 2018 silver. She clocks 23.20s to finish second behind Bahrain's Odiong Eddiong, who topped with a timing of 22.96s. 

Dutee Chand
Women's 200m Final - Results.Screengrab
2018-08-2917:15 (IST)

Women's 200m final

Dutee Chand in lane 3. 

2018-08-2916:57 (IST)

Table Tennis: India win mixed doubles bronze!

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra finish with a bronze medal!

They lose to China's Wang and Sun in the mixed doubles semi-final 4-1. 

Nonetheless, it has been a brilliant run from the two experienced paddlers. They had stunned third-seeded South Korean pair in the R16 and came back from behind to beat a DPR Korea teaming in the semi-final. 

This is only India's second Asian Games medal in table tennis after the men's team won a bronze earlier this week!

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Table Tennis Mixed Doubles SFScreengrab

What a success story table tennis has been for India at the Games. 

2018-08-2916:46 (IST)

Table Tennis XD SF: India 1-3 China

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal were poor in the fourth game, which was won by the Chinese duo 11-4. 

The Indian pair, especially Sharath chose to play away from the table, losing control more often than not.  A comeback seems to be a tough ask for the Indian duo now. 

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Table Tennis - Mixed doubles SFScreengrab
2018-08-2916:40 (IST)

Evening session of track and field action to resume!

Rakesh Babu Arayan Veettil and Arpinder Singh will be in action in the men's triple jump final shortly as evening session of athletics action resumes in Jakarta. 

2018-08-2916:37 (IST)

Table Tennis XD SF: India 1-2 China

The Chinese pair saved five match points, four on the trot, and put relentless pressure on the Indian duo.

However, Sharath and Manika converted their sixth match point to win the game 13-11 and make it 2-1.

What a match this is turning out to be!

2018-08-2916:26 (IST)

Table Tennis XD SF: India 0-2 China

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra weren't allowed any momentum in the second game by the young Chinese pair. They now trail China 2-0 after losing the latest game 11-5. 

2018-08-2916:21 (IST)

Table Tennis XD SF: India 0-1 China

A see-saw battle in the first game. It ends in favour of the Chinese pair 11-9.

India did well to take a healthy lead and then catch up with the Chinese duo towards the end of the game.

Keep in mind, this is a best of seven match.

Table Tennis
India vs China Mixed Doubles SF resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2916:12 (IST)

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in semi-final action

India's Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal, who are already assured of a medal, take on Wang Chuqin, and Sun Yingsha in the mixed doubles semi-final. 

2018-08-2915:43 (IST)

Kurash: Megha Tokas misses out on podium finish

India's Megha Tokas loses quarter-final of women's 63kg Kurash to Indonesia's Shifa Najmu.

The 20-year-old Indian has missed out on a podium finish.

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Kurash Women's semi-finalScreengrab
2018-08-2915:38 (IST)

India assured of second Table Tennis medal at the Asian Games!

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal have done it! They beat the North Korean pair of An Ji Song and Cha Hyo Sim 4-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8 in the mixed doubles quarter-final. 

They are now assured of at least a bronze in the event.

Notably, India had not won an Asian Games medal before this week but they have won two now. The men's team stunned Japan to finish with a bronze earlier this week. 

India will be facing China's Wang and Sun in the semi-final later today (4:30 pm IST). 

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Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal.Screengrab from Sony Liv
2018-08-2915:23 (IST)

Mixed Doubles Table Tennis QF: India 2-2 DPR Korea

A stunning fightback from the Indian pair. Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra win fourth game 11-6 to force a decider. 

The Indian duo is a game's win away from a medal at the Games. 

2018-08-2915:15 (IST)

Table Tennis Mixed Doubles QF: India 1-2 North Korea

The North Korean pair raced to a 5-0 lead in the third game. Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were reeling at 8-2 before bringing the deficit down to two points. 

However, it wasn't enough as the Korean pair took the game 11-6. The Indian duo faces a must-win situation now. 

2018-08-2915:08 (IST)

Table Tennis Mixed Doubles QF: India 1-1 North Korea

Top effort from Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in the second game. They saved three game points and take the game 12-10. 

India were down and out at 8-4 following a few unforced errors from both the paddlers. A good comeback this from the experienced campaigners.  Can they put pressure on the North Koreans now? 

Table Tennis
Asian Games 2018 - TT Mixed doubes QF resultScreengrab
2018-08-2914:58 (IST)

Table Tennis Mixed Doubles QF: India 0-1 North Korea

The North Korean pair comfortably outclass the Indian duo of Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal 11-4 in the first game of this quarter-final tie. 

2018-08-2914:53 (IST)

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra in quarter-final action

Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra take on An Ji Song and Cha Hyo Sim of Noth Korea in the mixed doubles quarter-finals.

A win here will assure India only its second-ever table tennis medal at the Games.

India men's team created history earlier this week by winning the first TT medal at the continental multi-sport spectacle.

2018-08-2914:50 (IST)

Kayak Sprint: India men's team in Final A

Albert Raj Selvaraj, Ching Singh Arambam, Naocha Singh Laitonjam, Prohit Baroi have reached Kayak Four 500m Men's Final A.

The Indian team had finished second in the semi-final.

2018-08-2914:42 (IST)

Badminton: Coach Vimal Kumar asks PV Sindhu to take criticism in stride

Former chief national coach Vimal Kumar has urged PV Sindhu to not worry about criticisms coming her way. 

The Indian shuttler ran into an unstoppable Tai Tzu Ying yesterday, according to the former India international. 

Read Vimal Kumar's thoughts on PV Sindhu's performance at Asian Games here

2018-08-2914:29 (IST)

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal/Manika Batra upset third-seeded Korean pair

Achantha Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra have stunned Korea's third-seeded pairing of Lee S and Jeon J in the mixed doubles Round of 16 tie 3-2. 

They took the deciding game 11-4, without much trouble to seal a last-eight berth. 

Meanwhile, Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar lost Round of 16 match to Hong Kong's Ho KK and Lee HC 3-1.

Table Tennis
Mixed doubles R16 result.Screengrab
2018-08-2914:19 (IST)

Sarjubala Devi loses boxing flyweight quarter-final

Sarjubala Devi outclassed 5-0 in the women's flyweight quarter-final by China's Chang Yuan. The Indian pugilist gave it her best but Yuan mixed tactical awareness with power to reach the semi-final. 

Yuan was not willing to be drawn into action in the first round but stepped it up in the final two rounds to get the judges' unanimous decision. 

First boxing defeat of the day for India after Amit and Vikas Krishan's wins. 

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Sarjubala Devi - Women's flyweight boxing quarter-final.Screengrab
2018-08-2914:06 (IST)

Women's Flyweight quarter-final: Sarjubala Devi in action

Sarjubala Devi of India takes on Chang Yuan of China in the women's flyweight quarter-final. A win here will guarantee the 2014 World Championships silver medalist (Light Flyweight) a first Asiad medal. 

2018-08-2913:54 (IST)

Boxing: Vikas Krishan assured of boxing medal

One of India's most-decorated boxers Vikas Krishan has assured himself a third Asian Games medal. 

The 26-year-old has managed to beat China's Tanglatihan 3-2 in the middleweight quarter-final bout. 

It wasn't easy for the Indian pugilist as he wasn't looking in top form. A good third round helped him scrape through to the quarter-final. 

Vikas has become the second Indian boxer after Amit to be assured of a podium finish at the ongoing Games. 

Men's Middleweight semi-final resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2912:36 (IST)

Boxing: Amit through to semi-final, assured of medal!

Amit was on top form in his Men's Light Flyweight quarter-final against Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea. 

He has dominated the bout right from the word go and the difference in class between the two pugilists was evident throughout. 

The Commonwealth Games 2018 silver medalist has assured himself a medal at the Asian Games. 

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Amit boxing.Screengrab
Asian Games 2018 boxing Light Flyweight QF resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2912:21 (IST)

Boxing: Amit begins India's campaign on Wednesday

Amit takes on Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea in the Men's Light Fly quarter-final.

Three more quarter-final bouts to follow. 

2018-08-2911:08 (IST)

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal/Manika Batra ease into R16

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra need just 11 minutes to win their Mixed Doubles Round of 32 tie against Choong and Dick of Malaysia 11-2, 11-5, 11-8.

Earlier in the day, Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Pakar won their Mixed Doubles Round of 32 tie 3-1 against Aji DP and Indriani Lilis of Indonesia.

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Table Tennis - Mixed Doubles Round of 32 resultScreengrab
2018-08-2910:33 (IST)

Table Tennis: Mixed Doubles R32

India's Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj began their Round of 32 tie on a high against Indriani and Aji of Indonesia with 11-4 win in the first game.

However, the Indonesian pair has fought back to take the second game 13-11.

2018-08-2909:58 (IST)

Events to look forward to on Wednesday


Women's Heptathlon 800m: 7 pm IST

Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram

Men's Triple Jump final: 4:45 pm IST

Rakesh Babu, Arpinder Singh

Women's 200m final: 5:20 pm IST

Dutee Chand

Men's 4x400m qualification: 6:45 pm IST


Men's Light Fly QF: 12:15 pm IST


Men's Middle QF: 1:45 pm IST

Vikas Krishan

Men's Light Welter QF: 5:15 pm IST


Women's Fly QF: 2:15 pm IST

Sarjubala Devi


Women's semi-final: 6:30 pm IST

India vs China 


Women's Team Pool B: 11 am IST

India vs China

Table Tennis

Mixed Doubles Round of 32: After 10 am IST

Anthony Amalraj/Madhurika Patrakar

Sharath Kamal/Manika Batra

Round of 16, quarter-final, and semi-final later in the day.


India women vs Hong Kong: 3 pm IST


From 12:30 pm IST

Women's 63kg: Binisha Nayakattu

Men's 81kg: Manish Tokas, Kunal

2018-08-2909:54 (IST)

Pencak Silat: India's Simran and Sonia finish last in the women's doubles event

Simran and Sonia managed a score of 527 in the women's doubles Pencak Silat event.

Indonesia's Ayu Sidan and Made Dwiyanti took gold with a score of 574. The local duo came up with an exhibition of the highest quality in the country's native sport.

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Women's doubles Pencak Silat resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2909:39 (IST)

Athletics: Swapna Barman favourite to win gold in women's heptathlon

Swapna Barma came up with a personal best throw of 50.63 to maintain the lead over Uzbekistan's Ekaterina Voronina, a silver medalist from Incheon Games.

The 21-year-old was brilliant in the javelin throw event Barman finished second in the long jump event earlier today,

Meanwhile, Purnima Hembram has dropped out of the bronze medal position after finishing fourth in the javelin throw event. She had come up with her best throw of 45.48m but Yuki Yamasaki has leapfrogged her into the third position after six events.

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Women's Heptathlon results after six eventsScreengrab from Sony Liv