Shardul Vihan
File photo of 15-year-old Shardul Vihan.ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images
Ankita Raina
File photo of Indian tennis player Ankita Raina.MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 5 action of Asian Games 2018 from Jakarta and Palembang.

Live Updates

2018-08-2320:56 (IST)

Tennis: Bopanna/Raina miss out on double medal chance

Ankita Raina and Rohan Bopanna have lost their mixed doubles quarter-final Indonesia's Rungkat and Sutjiadi 6-4, 1-6, 10-6.

2018-08-2319:08 (IST)

India add three medals to their tally on Day 5

It was a mixed day for the Indian contingent at the Games. 

Shardul Vihan was the biggest story of the day as the 15-year-old won the silver in men's double trap event. Here's more on the teenage shooter. 

Ankita Raina finished with a bronze after coming up with a stiff fight in the women's singles semi-final against Chinese top seed Zhang Shuai. 

Meanwhile, the biggest shock of the day came in the afternoon session when the Indian men's kabaddi team lost their semi-final to Iran. Notably, the Asian giants have failed to win a gold for the first time in 28 years. 

2018-08-2319:01 (IST)

Squash: Deepika Pallikal reaches quarter-final

India's Deepika Pallikal reached the quarter-final of women's singles squash after beating Siti Rohmah of Indonesia 3-0. 

She joins Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Singh Sandhu in the last-eight round of singles squash at the Games. 

2018-08-2318:59 (IST)

Tennis: Bopanna/Raina pair loses first set to Indonesian pair

Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina have lost the first set of mixed doubles quarter-final to Rungkat and Sutjiadi. Can the Indian duo make a comeback and assure themselves a second Asian Games medal?

Earlier in the day, Bopanna reached the men's doubles final with Divij Sharan while Raina finished the women's singles campaign with a bronze. 

2018-08-2317:44 (IST)

Swimming: Men's 200m backstroke final

India's Srihari Nataraj, the 17-year-old, finishes an impressive sixth in the final.

The Bengaluru teenager clocked 2:02.83s, 8.84s slower than gold medalist Xu Jiayu of China.

2018-08-2317:32 (IST)

Kabaddi: India miss gold medal for the first time in 28 years!

Update: Former hockey captain Viren Rasquinha says India were a bit overconfident today. 

Nonetheless, what a defensive show by the Iranians. They should have taken note of India's defeat to South Korea in the group stages. 

India raiders were not at their best today and Iran made good use of the struggles. 

What a result this is for the sport of kabaddi. There will be a new Asian champion!

It's a huge upset! The Indian men's kabaddi team have been beaten by Iran 27-18 in the semi-final. 

Ajay Thakur's men were tied at 9-9 at the half-time but ordinary raiding and excellent defensive display from Iran meant India lose the semi-final. 

World champions India had never failed to win the gold since kabaddi was introduced in the Games in 1990. 

Thakur was injured in the 30th minute after which Iran were on fire! This is a huge result for the Iranians. 

Iran will now take on Korea in the gold medal match. Meanwhile, India and Pakistan, who lost to Korea, will have to settle for bronze medals. 

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India kabaddi men's team SF results.Screengrab
2018-08-2317:15 (IST)

Kabaddi: India trailing Iran in SF

Captain Ajay Thakur has gone out injured. India are trailing Iran 12-16 with just 10 minutes to go. 

The two teams were tied at 9-9 at the end of the first half. Iran have been brilliant with their defence. 

World champions India have won the gold seven times at the Asian Games. Will it be different this time? 

2018-08-2316:43 (IST)

Swimming: Virdhawal Khade finishes last in 50m butterfly

India's Virdhawal Khade finishes last in the eight-man 50m butterfly final with a timing of 24.48s, 0.87s slower than gold medalist and Olympic champion Joseph Schooling of Singapore. 

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Virdhawal Khade men's 50m buttefly final.Screengrab
2018-08-2316:40 (IST)

Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran reaches men's singles semi-final

Prajnesh Gunneswaran has done it. He holds on to beat Kwon Soonwoo of South Korea 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-6(8) in a match that extended to 235 minutes.

Gunneswaran is assured of at least a bronze now.

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Prajnesh Gunneswaran men's singles quarter-finalScreengrab
2018-08-2316:36 (IST)

Badminton: Disappointment for Satwik and Ashwini

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa have lost their mixed doubles R32 tie to Thailand's Taerattanachai and Puavaranukroh.

The India duo fought hard in the first game, which they lost 25-27 but they were comfortably outplayed in the second 16-21.

2018-08-2316:19 (IST)

Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran's quarter-final affected by bad weather

What a drama! After the badminton women's singles match involving PV Sindhu, Prajnesh Gunneswaran's men's singles quarter-final against Kwon Soonwoo of South Korea's has gone down the wire. 

After conceding the first set 7-6(2), the southpaw came back to win the second set 6-4. 

He had four match points but Soonwoo saved all four of them to make it 6-6 before weather interrupted the tie. Meanwhile, the Korean also is seemingly injured. 

2018-08-2315:21 (IST)

Kabaddi: India women reach final

India women, the defending champions, defeated Chinese Taipei comfortably earlier in the day. 

The men's team, also holders, will face Iran in the semi-final later in the day. 

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Kabaddi SF resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2315:19 (IST)

Weightlifting: Ajay Singh finishes fifth

India's Ajay Singh missed out on a podium finish after finishing fifth in the men's 77kg weightlifting event. 

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Satish Sivalingam finished 10th. 

Check out the results of the final below. 

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Men's 77kg weightlifting final - ResultsScreengrab
2018-08-2314:42 (IST)

Archery: Atanu Das loses, India's campaign in Recurve Individual comes to an end

Atanu Das, who had reached the R16 at Rio Olympics, loses quarter-final of Men's Recurve Individual to Indonesia's Agata Salsabilla 7-3. 

All four Indian archers, who had competed today, are out of medal contention now. 

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Archery at Asian Games 2018.Screengrab
2018-08-2314:35 (IST)

Shooting: Shardul Vihan, at 15, wins doule trap silver

What a performance from the teenage shooter. Shardul Vihan, the 15-year-old, wins silver in men's double trap, a day after Saurabh Chaudhary, a 16-year-old, won the 10m air pistol gold. 

Shooting contingent is producing wonderfully-talented youngsters, kudos to the junior development programmes in the country. 

Vihan was extremely composed even 34-year-old Shin Hyunwoo of South Korea was piling up the pressure. 

In the end, it came down to one point as Vihan finished with 73 while Hyunwoo grabbed the gold with 74 out of 80 shots. 

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Men's doubles trap final -resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2314:04 (IST)

Shooting: Men's double trap final underway

Update: 15-year-old Shardul Vihan is assured of a medal in the men's double trap event.

Shardul Vihan
Men's double trap final - resultsScreengrab

Even as elimination round stars, Vihan has held on to the top spot. Korea's Shin Hyunwoo is tied on the top spot as both the shooters have missed only two shots so far. 

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Men's double trap final results after 30 shots.Screengrab

Vihan holds on to the top spot of the men's double trap final. He has so far missed only one out of 20 shots. 

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Shardul Vihan - Men's double trap final after 20 shotsScreengrab

Vihan is leading the final after two series. He has not missed a target in the first 10 shots. Solid start for the teenager. 

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Men's double trap final - Series 2Screengrab

India's 15-year-old trap shooter Shardul Vihan is in action in the six-man final. 

2018-08-2314:00 (IST)

Weightlifting: Ajay Kumar looking set for a podium finish

India's Ajay Kumar is in the top spot in the men's 77kg weightlifting event. With the best lifts of 145kg in snatch and 177kg in the jerk, the 21-year-old has one more lift to go. 

Japan's Takehiro Kasai in the silver medal spot but he has two more lifts in the jerk to come. He successfully lifted 177kg in his first attempt. 

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sathish Kumar Sivalingam is currently at the sixth spot with a total of 314kg. Since he has completed all his attempts, he is out of medal contention. 

2018-08-2313:49 (IST)

Tennis: Prajnesh squanders early lead

India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran has lost the first set of his men's singles quarter-final to Kwon Soonwoo of South Korea 7-6(2).

The powerful southpaw was leading comfortably but allowed Soonwoo to make a comeback.

With Ramkumar Ramanathan bowing out, Prajnesh is the only Indian remaining in the men's singles fray.

2018-08-2313:47 (IST)

Badminton: Saina Nehwal eases into second round

Unlike compatriot PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal doesn't break a sweat in her first-round match. 

She has demolished unseeded Aghaeihajiagha Soraya of Iran 21-7, 21-9 in just 26 minutes. 

Meanwhile, Rutaparna Panda and Arathi Sara Sunil have lost their women's doubles Round of 32 match to Thailand pairing of Chaladchalam and Muenwong.

2018-08-2313:43 (IST)

Kabaddi: India women begin semi-final, men drawn against mighty Iran

India women have begun their kabaddi semi-final against Chinese Taipei on a positive note. 

Meanwhile, the men's team are set to face a tricky encounter against heavyweights Iran. Notably, India had lost to South Korea in the group stage of the ongoing Games and any such slip-up would prove to be costly as a lot is expected of the defending champions. 

2018-08-2313:34 (IST)

Badminton: PV Sindhu survives huge scare!

It was meant to be an easy outing for PV Sindhu but the Indian shuttler made a meal out it. 

The world number three was pushed to her limits in the women's singles first round by unseeded Vu Trang of Vietnam. 

Sindhu, who was struggling to get used to the drift at the GBK Istora in Jakarta. 

Check out how close Sindhu was to being eliminated in the first round. 

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Women's singles badminton resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2313:06 (IST)

Badminton: PV Sindhu struggling in first round tie

PV Sindhu is making a lot of unforced errors. She has been taken to the decider by lower-ranked Vu Thi Thrang of Vietnam in her first-round women's singles match. 

She needed just 11 minutes to win the first game 21-10 but was beaten 12-21 in the second game.

VU is continuing to stretch Sindhu and the Indian shuttler is looking a bit concerned at the moment. It's 7-7 in the decider. 

Meanwhile, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty ease into Round of 16 after beating a Hong Kong pair of Chung and Tam in straight games. 

2018-08-2312:15 (IST)

Tennis: Ankita Raina wins bronze in women's singles tennis

Ankita Raina loses women's singles semi-final to China's Zhang Shuai in straight sets. She finishes with a bronze. 

It was a commendable effort from the 25-year-old Indian player against top seed Shuai, who was exhausted at the end of the 131-minute encounter. 

Deserved medal for Raina, who has been on the rise in the women's singles circuit. She has also won the first medal for India in the women's singles category at the Games since Sania Mirza's bronze medal finish in 2010. 

2018-08-2312:13 (IST)

Tennis: Delight for Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan!

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan qualify for men's doubles gold medal match!

They defeated Japan's K Uesugi and S Shimabukuro 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in a 72-minute semi-final encounter.

Indian pairs have now reached the final in the men's doubles event for the fifth successive time at the Games. 

Previous winners at Asian Games (men's doubles)

Leander Paes/Gaurav Natekar - Gold medal in 1994

Mahesh Bhupathi/Paes - Gold medal in 2002

Mahesh Bhupathi/Paes - Gold medal in 2006

Somdev Devvarman/Sanam Singh - Gold medal in 2010

Saketh Myneni/Sanam Singh - Silver medal in 2014

Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan - ? 

2018-08-2311:29 (IST)

Tennis: It's not looking good for Ankita Raina

India's women's singles hope Ankita Raina is on the verge of losing her women's singles semi-final to higher-ranked Chinese player, Zhang Shuai. 

After losing a hard-fought first set 6-4, she is trialing Shuai 3-1 in the second set as the Chinese player has converted two break points early in the set. 

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, the top-seeded men's doubles pairing, have lost their first set to Japan's K Uesugi and S Shimabukuro. 

2018-08-2311:23 (IST)

Archery: Atanu Das reaches quarter-final, Deepika Kumar faces defeat

Atanu Das is the only Indian archer to have reached the quarter-final stage of Individual Recurve event. 

Atanu Das  Denis Gankin of Kazakhstan in the pre-quarterfinal round. 

-Deepika Kumari, who had suffered a dengue in the lead up to the Games, loses to Taipei's Lei Chien Ying 7-3 in the Women's Individual Recurve. 

Meanwhile, Vishwas loses to Abdullin Ilfat of Kazakhstan 7-1 in the Men's Individual Recurve. 

2018-08-2311:19 (IST)

Badminton: Ponappa/Reddy reach R16

Ashwini Ponappa and Sikki Reddy progress to Round of 16 in women's doubles badminton.

The Indian pair beat Ng Wing and Yeung NT of Hong Kong in straight games — 21-16, 21-15.

More badminton action coming up later today.

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Women's doubles Round of 32 resultScreengrab
2018-08-2310:53 (IST)

Archery: Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari in R16 action

Atanu Das will take on Kazakhstan's Abdullin Ilfat in the men's Individual Recurve 1/8 Eliminations round.

He had won his 1/16 Eliminations round against DPR Korea's Pak Yong Won 7-3 earlier today.

Viswash, who had beaten Mongolia's Bataa Purevsuren 6-2 earlier today, will face another Kazakhstan archer in Gankin Denis.

Meanwhile, Deepika Kumari faces Chinese Taipei's Lei Chien-Yiing in the Women's Recurve Individual 1/8 Eliminations.

All the three archers qualified for the pre-quarterfinals but Promila Daimary lost her 1/16 eliminations earlier in the day.

2018-08-2310:48 (IST)

Squash: Saurav, Harinder progress to pre-quarterfinal

Both Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu have won their Round of 32 men's singles matches.

Ghosal will be facing Aslam Tayyab of Pakistan in the pre-quarterfinal later today.

Sandhu will be up against Robert Andrew Garca of the Philippines in his R16 tie.

2018-08-2310:46 (IST)

Tennis: Women's singles SF - Ankita Raina concedes crucial break

Ankita Raina has been making her higher-ranked opponent Zhang Shuai working hard for her points.

The Chinese tennis player though will be serving for the first set in their women's singles semi-final after breaking Raina for the first time in the match.

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Tennis updatesScreengrab
2018-08-2309:35 (IST)

Archery: Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari in R16 action

Men's Recurve Individual R16: Viswash vs Bataa Purevsuren (Mongolia): After 9:40 pm IST

Men's Recurve Individual R16: Atanu Das vs Pak Yong Won (DPR Korea): After 9:40 am IST

Women's Recurve Individual R16: Promila Daimary vs Bishandee Urantungalag: After 9:40 am IST

Women's Recurve Individual R16: Deepika Kumari vs Ri Ji Hyang: After 9:40 am IST

2018-08-2309:29 (IST)

Big guns in big matches on Day 5

Indian tennis stars and kabaddi teams will be battling for glory on Thursday. 

The men and women's team semi-final matches in kabaddi will start after 1:30 pm IST. 

Tennis: Women's singles semi-final

Ankita Raina is all set to start her women's singles semi-final match against higher-ranked Zhang Shuai of China.

The 25-year-old is assured of a bronze already.

It is not going be easy for the Indian youngster as Zhang is ranked 155 places above her on the WTA charts.

Tennis schedule on Day 5

Men's doubles semi-final: Not before 9:30 am IST

Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan vs K Uesugi/S Shimabukuro

Men's singles quarter-final: Not before 10:30 am IST

Prajnesh Gunnesawaran vs Kwon Soonwoo

Mixed doubles semi-final: Not before 11 am IST

Bopanna/Raina vs CB Rungkat/A Sutjiadi

2018-08-2309:22 (IST)

Squash: Saurav Ghosal starts campaign with win

India's Saurav Ghosal beats Sri Lanka's Shamil Mohomed Mukthar 3-0 in the men's singles round of 32 outing.

A solid start for the squash contingent who are expected to finish on the podiums at the Games.

Full schedule: Squash on Day 5

Sourav Ghosal R16 match: 3pm IST

Women's singles matches from 5 pm

Dipika Palikal and Joshna Chinappa

2018-08-2308:55 (IST)

Morning round-up of Day 5 action


India pair misses out on men's doubles sculls medal by a whisker. Om Prakash and Sawarn Singh finish men's doubles sculls Final A with a timing of 6:50.91s, missing the bronze medal by 1.11s.

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Rowing: Men's doubles sculls FInal-A resultsScreengrab

Meanwhile, Sanjukta Dung Dung and Harpreet Kaur finished on top of Women's Pair final B with a timing of 8:30.18s. However, they are not in medal contention.

Swimmers qualify for finals

Men's 200m backstroke

Srihari Nataraj into men's 200m backstroke final. The Bengaluru-based swimmer had finished third in his heats with a timing of 2:02.97s.

He qualified for the eight-man final in the seventh spot.

The 17-year-old swimmer sets third national record at the Games. 

Meanwhile, Advait Page finished 12th and missed out on a final berth.

Men's 50m butterfly 

Swimmer Virdhawal Khade helped India begin Day 5 morning on a high. The 25-year-old, who agonizingly, missed out on men's 50m freestyle medal on Tuesday, has reached the final of 50m butterfly event. 

Khade topped his heat, clocking a timing of 24.09s to qualify as the fifth-best finalist. The final of the swimming event will be held not before 4:30 pm IST. 

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Men's 50m butterfly final list.Screengrab

 Nonetheless, Virdhawal Khade failed to qualify for the 100m freestyle final after finishing 43rd out of 48 swimmers.

Notably, he had participated in the freestyle heats after he had completed the 50m butterfly event.