There were a few hits and misses for India on Day 1 of Asian Games 2018, the 18th edition of the continental multi-sport event.

Bajrang Punia emerged as the biggest star as he won the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling gold while Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won a bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.

Swimmers impressed as well with Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj finished fifth and seventh in 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke, respectively. Kabaddi men and women's teams got off to a good start while Sjoerd Marijne's hockey women thrashed hosts Indonesia 8-0.

However, the biggest upset of the day came when wrestling great Sushil Kumar bowed out without even winning a bout.

India have quite a few big names in action on Day 2 as well.

Star-studded women's badminton team face a tough test against heavyweights Japan in a quarter-final tie.

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik will lead the wrestling contingent as five more medals are up for grabs.

Tennis men's doubles favoutites Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan along with singles stars will also be opening their campaigns tomorrow.

Vinesh Phogat
File photo of Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat.Reuters

Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Full schedule of Indian events

(All times of IST)

6:30 am: Shooting 10m Air Rifle Men

Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar

7 am: Women's Badminton Quarterfinals

Japan vs India

7 am: Shooting Trap Women

Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar

7:30 am: 10m Air Rifle Event

Elavenil Valarivan, Apurvi Chandela

7:30 am: Men's Lightweight Double Sculls Heats

Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh

7:45 am: Swimming Men's 200m Individual Medley

Neel Roy

8 am: Shooting Trap Men

Manavjeet Singh Sandhu, Lakshay

8 am: Men's Lightweight Single Sculls Heats


8:00 am: Swimming Men's 800m Freestyle

Advait Page

8:25 am: Swimming Men's 50m Backstroke

Srihari Nataraj, Arvind Mani

8:40 am: Women's Kabaddi, Group A

India vs Thailand

8:40 am: Men's Lightweight Eight Heats

9 am: Taekwondo Women 53kg Round of 16

Latika Bhandari

9 am: Women's Basketball 5x5 Preliminary, Group A

Korea (Unified) vs India

9 am: Men's Quadruple Sculls Heats


9 am IST: Men's Singles Round of 32

Prajnesh Gunneswaran

9 am IST: Men's Singles Round of 32

Ramanathan Ramkumar

9 am: Men's Doubles Round of 32

Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan

9 am: Men's doubles Round of 32

Sumit Nagal-Ramkumar Ramanathan

9 am: Women's singles Round of 32

Ankita Raina

9 am: Women's Singles Round of 32

Karman Kaur Thandi

9 am: Mixed Doubles Round of 32

Rohan Bopanna-Prarthana Thombare

11 am: Women's Doubles Round of 32

Ankita Raina- Prarthana Thombare

11 am: Women's Doubles Round of 32



  • 12 pm: Sumit Malik (125 kg)
  • 12 pm: Vinesh Phogat (50 kg)
  • 12 pm: Pinki (53 kg)
  • 12 pm: Pooja Dhanda (57 kg)
  • 12 pm: Sakshi Malik (62 kg)

1 pm: Men's Badminton Quarterfinals

India vs Indonesia

3 pm: Men's Kabaddi, Group A

India vs Korea

5 pm: Artistic Gymnastics Men's Qualification

Santosh Kumar

5pm: Wushu Men's Sanda Round of 16

Narendra Grewal

Wushu Men's Sanda Round of 16

7 pm: Men's Hockey, Pool A

India vs Indonesia