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Hello and welcome to live updates of Day 8 action of Asian Games from Jakarta and Palembang here. 

Medal winners of the day

Dutee Chand - Silver - women's 100m 

Hima Das - Silver - women's 400m 

Muhammed Anas Yahiya - Silver - men's 400m 

Fouaad Mirza - Silver -- Equestrian Eventing Individual 

India - Silver — Equestrian Eventing Team 

India - Bronze — Bridge Men's team

India - Bronze - Bridge Mixed team

NOTE: G Lakshmanan stripped of men's 10,000m bronze for stepping inside kerb

Live Updates

2018-08-2620:52 (IST)

No bronze for G Lakshmanan, confirms AFI

The Athletics Federation of India has confirmed that their appeal against G Lakshmanan's appeal has been overturned. 

The Tamil Nadu athlete had finished third in the men's 10,000m final. However, he was stripped off the bronze medal for stepping inside the track during the race. 

Hard luck, Lakshmanan!

2018-08-2620:28 (IST)

Men's hockey: India beat South Korea

India edged past South Korea 5-3 in the men's Pool A hockey. Seal a semi-final spot and are likely to face Malaysia.

2018-08-2619:53 (IST)

Women's 100m: Dutee Chand wins silver in photofinish!

What a strong performance from Dutee Chand. The 22-year-old misses gold by 0.02s in the women's 100m final.

She finishes behind Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain in the second spot with a timing of 11.32s. 

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Dutee Chand women's 100m final.Screengrab
2018-08-2619:38 (IST)

Men's 10,000m result update: AFI to appeal G Lakshmana's DQ

It was disappointing to see G Lakshmanan getting disqualified from the 10,000m event after finishing third. It seems he had put his foot inside the inner track at one point in time.

Athletics Federation of India though has said the team management is on the issue and that it may appeal against the DQ. 

"Team management is on to it. We spoke to Coach Surender Singh and according to him if athlete has not gained any advantage over others, it should not be a DQ. Let's wait and see from team management to update," AFI wrote on Twitter. 

2018-08-2619:26 (IST)

Men's 400m hurdles: Two Indians make it to the final

Ayyasamy Dharun and Tamilarasan Santhosh Kumar have qualified for the men's 400m hurdle after finishing second in their respective semi-final heats. 

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Men's 400m hurdle - FInal QualificationScreengrab
2018-08-2619:17 (IST)

Mens' 10,000m final: India's G Lakshmanan loses bronze medal!

G Lakshmanan has been disqualified after he finished the 10,000m race at the third spot, say reports.

The 28-year-old's foot had touched the inside of the track when he was using the pace of gold medal winner Hassan Chani. 

2018-08-2618:54 (IST)

Athletics evening session round-up

  • Silver - Hima Das: Women's 400m 
  • Silver - Muhammed Anas - Men's 400m 
  • Bronze - G Lakshmanan - Men's 10,000m 

Dutee Chand - qualifies for final of women's 100m 

Sreeshankar finishes sixth in Long Jump final. 

2018-08-2618:50 (IST)

Dutee Chand will be in action in the women's 100m final

India's 22-year-old athlete Dutee Chand will be in action in the women's 100m final at 7:40 pm IST. Chand had finished the semi-final as the fifth best overall with a timing of 11.43s. 

2018-08-2618:44 (IST)

Men's Long Jump final: Sreeshankar misses out on medal!

India's Sreeshankar finishes sixth with a best jump of 7.95m. The 19-year-old's last two jumps were disqualified. 

China's China's Jianan Wang won the gold medal with a Games Record jump of 8.24m. His compatriot Yaoguang Zhang won silver with a jump of 8.15m.

Indonesia's Sapwaturrahman took bronze with a jump of 8.09m.

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Men's Long Jump final resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2618:33 (IST)

Men's 10,000m final: G Lakshmanan wins bronze, creates history!

India's Govindan Lakshmanan wins bronze in the men's 10,000m. He becomes the first from the country to win a medal in the event in 20 years. 

The Asian Athletics Championships 2017 gold medalist was lapped by gold medal winner Hassan Chani but the Tamil Nadu runner used the Bahranian's pace wonderfully well to finish third. 

Chani took gold with a timing of 28:35.54s while Lakshmanan finished won the bronze with a timing of 29:44.91s. 

Bahrain's Abraham Cheroben wins silver with a timing of 29:00.29s. 

What an eventful race it was! Funny to see Chani lapping everyone else except his compatriot Abraham. 

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Men's 10,000m final - resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2618:12 (IST)

Bridge: Two bronze medals for India!

India's men's team and the mixed team have won bronze medals in Bridge after finishing outside the top two spots in semi-finals. 

Men's team: Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani, Debabrata Majumder, Sumit Mukherjee

Mixed team: Kiran Nadar, Hema Deora, Himani Khandelwal, Satyanarayana Bachiraju, Gopinath Manna, Rajeev Khandelwal

2018-08-2618:00 (IST)

Boxing: Shiva Thapa knocked out!

India's Shiva Thapa loses Round of 16 Lightweight bout to China's Shan Jun. The referee stopped the contest early in the bout.

2018-08-2617:58 (IST)

Men's Long Jump final: Sreeshankar moves to bronze medal position

India's 19-year-old Sreeshankar has leapfrogged Yuki Hashioka of Japan into the third spot with a best jump of 7.95m. 

The teenager started the final with 7.76m but improved to 7.95m in his second attempt. The Chinese duo of Zhang and Wang are leading the final with 8-plus jumps. 

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Men's Long Jump final - result (After three attempts)Screengrab
2018-08-2617:53 (IST)

Men's 10,000m final: India's G Lakshmanan in action

Asian Athletics Championships 2017 winner G Lakshmanan is in action in the men's 10,000m final, which has just begun at the GBK - Main Stadium. 

2018-08-2617:51 (IST)

Two silvers for India in a span of minutes!

Hima Das has been a superstar of Indian athletics and today she proved her worth in the biggest stage of Asia. The 18-year-old, who won the World U20 Championships gold earlier this year, tried her best to match world championships silver medalist Salwa Naser but finished with a silver. 

Meanwhile, Muhammed Anas Yahiya came up with a strong show in the men's 400m final to finish on the second step of the podium. 

2018-08-2617:47 (IST)

Men's 400m final: Muhammed Anas wins silver!

Muhammed Anas finished behind Hassan Abdalelah of Qatar in the men's 400m final. He clocked 45.69s, 0.80s slower than the gold medalist.

Meanwhile, Arokia Rajiv missed the bronze medal by 0.14s.

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Men's 400m final - ResultsScreengrab
2018-08-2617:39 (IST)

Women's 400m final: Hima Das wins silver!

Hima Das wins silver in the women's 400m final. Salwa Naser of Bahrain, the world championships silver medalist, was way ahead of the pack as she won gold with a timing of 50.09s, a Games record. 

However, the 18-year-old Indian finished with a timing of 50.79s to finish on the second step of the podium.

The race was only about Naser but Das tried to put pressure on the Bahranian. A commendable effort from the World U-20 champion!

Himas Das
Hima Das - Women's 400m finalScreengrab
2018-08-2617:32 (IST)

Women's 400m final is up next

India's Hima Das and Nirmala Sheoran are in action. Can the 18-year-old Indian finish on the podium?

2018-08-2617:31 (IST)

Men's Long Jump final: Sreeshankar in action

India's 19-year-old long jumper Sreeshankar is at the fourth spot after his first attempt at 7.76m. His season-best and personal best is 7.99m. 

China's Jianan Wang is on top with the first jump of 8.24m, an Asian Games record. His compatriot Yaoguang Zhang is at the second spot with 8.15m-jump.

Sri Lanka's Janaka Prasa Wimalasi is on the third spot with a jump of 7.86m.

2018-08-2617:10 (IST)

Athletics: Dutee Chand reaches women's 100m final

Dutee Chand qualifies for women's 100m final after a thrilling first heat in the semi-final. 

The 22-year-old finished third with a timing of 11.43s, 0.01s slower than the winner of the heat, Olga Safronova of Kazakhstan.

Hajar Alkhaldi of Bahrain finished second with 11.43s. 

All three have qualified for the final, which will start after 7:30 pm IST. 

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Women's 100m semi-final 1 resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2616:05 (IST)

Archery: India Compound Men's team reach gold medal match

The Indian Compound Men's team are through to the final after beating Chinese Taipei 230-227 in the final. 

India needed 27 points to win in the last three arrows and the men's team of Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini, and Abhishek Verma collect 29 points. 

They will meet South Korea in the final.

Earlier in the day, the Indian Compound women's team outclassed Chinese Taipei in the semi-final to set up a gold medal clash with South Korea. 

2018-08-2615:20 (IST)

Boxing round-up

Sarjubala Devi wins women's flyweight (51kg) Round of 16 bout against Madina Ghaforova of Tajikistan 5-0.

India's Manoj Kumar lost Round of 16 welterweight (69kg) bout 5-0 to Abdurakhmanov of Kyrgyzstan.

Shiva Thapa will be in action in the Men's Lightweight (60kg) Round of 16 tie against China's Shan Jun later today.

2018-08-2615:14 (IST)

Archery: India Compound Men's team reach semi-final

The Compound archers are doing better following days of disappointment from the Recurve teams.

After the women's team reached the gold medal match earlier in the day, the men's team consisting Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini, and Abhishek Verma have reached the semi-final of Compound Men with a narrow win over the Philippines.

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Compound Men's team quarter-final results.Screengrab
2018-08-2614:58 (IST)

Badminton: Sindhu joins Saina in the semi-final!

India hadn't won a women's individual medal at the Asian Games till 2014. However, in a span of an hour, the Asian giants have confirmed two medals. 

After Saina Nehwal reached the semi-final earlier in the day, PV Sindhu has clinched a hard-fought win over Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand to book her place in the last-four round.

Both the shuttlers are assured of at least a bronze medal each now. 

  • Saina will face world number one Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final tomorrow. 
  • Sindhu will face the winner of today's quarter-final between Chen Yufei and Akane Yamaguchi. 
2018-08-2614:43 (IST)

Badminton: Sindhu leading 11-7 in the decider

PV Sindhu started slow but has begun dictating the pace of the game in this decider against Nitchaon Jindapol. She leads 11--7 at the break. 

2018-08-2614:31 (IST)

Badminton: Sindhu's quarter-final goes to the decider!

It's 1-1 in the women's singles quarter-final between PV Sindhu and Nitchaon Jindapol. The Indian shuttler had easily won the first game but has lost the second 21-16.

Jindapol was clearly the more proactive shuttler towards the end of the second game. Can Sindhu fight back and join Saina Nehwal in the semi-final rounds?

2018-08-2614:09 (IST)

Badminton: PV Sindhu wins first game of her quarter-final

PV Sindhu dominates first game of her quarter-final against Nitchaon Jindapol. She wins it 21-11 and is another game's win away from assuring herself a medal at Asian Games 2018. 

Ever since facing a scare against Vu Thrang of Vietnam in the first round, Sindhu has been on top of her game. She had decimated world junior champion Gregoria Mariska yesterday and now in the middle of a dominant show against Jindapol. 

2018-08-2614:04 (IST)

Badminton: PV Sindhu in action in women's singles quarter-final

Can PV Sindhu confirm her first Asiad individual medal?

The Rio Olympic silver medalist is leading Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand 15-10 in the women's singles quarter-final. 

Earlier in the day, Saina assured herself at least a bronze by reaching the semi-final. She had beaten higher-ranked Ratchanok Intanon in straight games. 

2018-08-2613:30 (IST)

Archery: Indian Compound Women's team march into gold medal match!

Indian Compound Women's team, consisting of Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari, and Jyothi Surekha Vennam beat Chinese Taipei 225-222 in the semi-final.

They will now face South Korea in the gold medal match tomorrow. 

Top effort from the Compound Women's team, especially after the disappointments in the Recurve team and individual events. 

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India Compound Women's teamScreengrab
2018-08-2613:24 (IST)

Saina Nehwal ends India's 36-year-long wait!

Saina Nehwal wins women's singles quarter-final against Ratchanok Intanon to become the first Indian woman to win an individual medal at Asian Games. 

She is also the first from the country to win an individual medal in the sport since Syed Modi in 1982. 

Nehwal also wins the only medal that had been missing from her famous cabinet. The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medalist now has to change the colour of her Asiad medal. 

 Saina was trailing higher-ranked Intanon 12-3 at one point in time in the first game. However, she quickly adapted her game and fought back hard to take the game 21-18.

It was one-way traffic in the second as Saina just needed 20 minutes to win the game 21-16. This is the Indian shuttler's fourth straight win over Intanon. 

2018-08-2613:08 (IST)

Volleyball: Indian men's team loses to Japan

India lose a hard-fought classification match to Japan 3-1. The Indian men came up with a valiant effort against the higher-ranked opponents and even pulled a set a back to make it 2-1.

Japan win 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20 and book a berth in the quarter-final. 

2018-08-2612:53 (IST)

Badminton: Saina completes remarkable comeback in first game!

Saina Nehwal, India badminton, Thailand Open
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What a fighter Saina Nehwal is! She was down 11-3 at the break in the first game but she has gone to win it 21-18. 

The reigning Commonwealth Games champion took the lead for the first time only at 19-18. Her net game was brilliant and she stepped up her attacking play towards the end to make it 1-0. 

2018-08-2612:45 (IST)

Volleyball: India stage comeback against Japan

Indian men's team has pulled a set against Japan to make it 2-1 and stay in the hunt for a place in the quarter-final.

After agonizingly losing the first two sets, India win the third 25-23. Can the Men in Blue force a decider? 

2018-08-2612:40 (IST)

Equestrian: Another silver for India, this time in team eventing!

Two equestrian medals for India on Sunday.

The men's team of Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh and Fouaad Mirza win silver in the Eventing Team event. 

Notably, Mirza also won the silver in the individual eventing final. 

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India team eventing equestrian final.Screengrab
2018-08-2612:31 (IST)

Equestrian: India win silver medal in Eventing Individual final!

India's first individual medal in equestrian since the 1982 Asian Games. 

Fouaad Mirza and his horse Seigneur Medicott finish second in the eventing final with a score of 26.40. Japan's Oiwa Yoshiaki and Bart L Jra (horse) finish on top with a score of 22.70.

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Equestrian Individual jumping - ResultsScreengrab
2018-08-2612:14 (IST)

Volleyball: India down two sets against Japan in crucial tie

India are down two sets to Japan in the men's 1-12 qualification match. The Men in Blue have fought valiantly so far but the Japanese have won the crucial moments and thus the first two sets. 

India are leading 9-8 in the third set. Can they take this game to five sets?  

2018-08-2612:11 (IST)

Badminton: We're minutes away from women's singles quarter-final

Saina Nehwal will be eyeing a place in history as she bids to become the first Indian individual medalist at Asian Games since Syed Modi in 1982.

The Commonwealth Games gold medalist takes on higher-ranked Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the women's singles quarter-final. She will be assured of at least a bronze if she manages a win today. 

2018-08-2611:08 (IST)

Handball: India lose Group 3 tie to Chinese Taipei

It was a close match but India fail to beat Group 3 toppers Chinese Taipei, they lose 35-31. 

Davinder Singh was India's top-scorer with 10 goals while Naveen Punia and Sachin Kumar scored five goals each. 

India were trailing 15-21 at the end of the first half and despite a spirited effort in the second, they ended up losing the match. 

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Men's Handball - Group 3 tieScreengrab
2018-08-2610:42 (IST)

Handball: Thrilling group=stage match between India and Chinese Taipei

India are trailing Chinese Taipei 22-23 at the 45-minute mark in their men's handball group-stage game. The Men in Blue were trailing by four points at the half-time but have been impressive since then. 

Kamaljeet Singh, India's shot-stopper, has made some brilliant saves so far. 15 more minutes to go...

2018-08-2610:05 (IST)

Archery: India's men's compound team reaches quarter-final

India's Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini, and Abhishek Verma help India beat Qatar 227-213 in the men's compound team Round of 16. The quarter-final is scheduled for 1:30 pm today.

Meanwhile, the women's team will be up against hosts Indonesia in the Compound Team quarter-final, shortly.

2018-08-2609:28 (IST)

Women's 400m hurdles: Correction - India's Jauna Murmu qualifies for final

India's Jauna Murmu has also qualified for the final. She had finished Heat 1 fourth with a timing of 59.20s. However, the official website of Asian Games did not list her among the Heat 1 qualifiers initially.

They have now updated the list. India will thus have two athletes - Murmu and Anu Raghavan  — in the women's 400m hurdles final. 

Women's 400m hurdles
Two Indian athletes in women's 400m final.Screengrab
2018-08-2609:23 (IST)

Table Tennis: India women's team begins campaign with a win

India have comfortably beaten Qatar (3-0) in their Pool A opener. 

Mouma Das, the veteran, hel[ed India to a solid start by winning the first match of the tie against Ali Maha 11-3, 11-2, 11-4.

Ayhika Mukherjee then defeated Aia Mohamed 11-2, 10-12, 11-2, 11-3 in the second match.

Sutiritha Mukherjee then clinched the decisive match with an 11-3, 11-3, 11-6 win over Maha Faramarzi.

India will face China and Iran later in the day. 

Women's Table Tennis
India vs Qatar - Pool A Women's Table TennisScreengrab
2018-08-2609:16 (IST)

Women's 400m hurdles: Anu Raghavan qualifies for the final!

Anu Raghavan is into the final. She finished third in Heat 2 with a timing of 56.77s.

The 25-year-old finished 2.1s slower than winner Oluwakemi of Bahrain, who won the heat with a Games record. 

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Women's 400m hurdles- Heat 2 resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2609:10 (IST)

Women's 400m hurdles: Poor start for India!

India's Jauna Murmu gets disqualified in Heat 1 of women's 400m hurdles. She finished fourth but fails to make the final. 

Anu Raghavan is up next. She is in the fifth lane of Heat 2. 

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Women's 400m hurdles - Heat 1 resultsScreengrab
2018-08-2609:00 (IST)

Women's 400m hurdles: Jauna Murmu in action

India's Jauna Murmu kickstarts track and field action on Day 8 as women's 400m hurdles heat 1 begins at GBK - Main Stadium. She is in lane number three. 

2018-08-2608:46 (IST)

What to expect on Day 8 - Schedule of events with Indian athletes

Indian track and field athletes will be hoping to convert their good stars into medals on Sunday in Jakarta.

Hima Das, Dutee Chand, and Muhammed Anas are favourites to win medals in their respective event finals, which are scheduled to be held from 5 pm IST.

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will have a chance to create history as well as they are eyeing to become the first Indian women to qualify for the semi-final at Asiads.

Table tennis contingent, after some wonderful performances at the Commonwealth Games, will begin team event action later in the day.

Here's a look the schedule of major events with Indian athletes on Day 8 (August 26).


Men's 400m hurdles (Heats): 9:30 am IST

  • Dharun Ayyasamy, Santosh Kumar

Women's 400m hurdles (Heats): 9 am IST

  • Anu Raghavan, Jauna Murmu

Evening session

Men's long jump final: 5:10 pm IST

  • Sreeshankar

Women's 400m final: 5:30 pm IST

  • Hima Das, Nirmala Sheoran

Men's 400m final: 5:40 pm IST

  • Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv

Men's 10,000m final: 5:50 pm IST

  • G Lakshmanan

Women's 100 semi-finals: 4 pm

  • Dutee Chand


Women's singles quarter-finals: After 12 pm IST

  • Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
  • PV Sindhu vs Nitchaon Jindapol (Thailand)


Men's welterweight (69kg) Round of 16: 2:15 pm IST

  • Manoj Kumar

Women's Flyweight (51kg) Round of 16: 3:30 pm IST

  • Sarjubala Devi

Men's lightweight Round of 16: 5:45 pm IST

  • Shiva Thapa

Women's featherweight 57kg Round of 16

  • Sonia Lather


Men's Pool A tie: 4:30 pm IST

  • India vs South Korea

Table Tennis

Women's Team (Group A)

  • India vs Qatar: 8:30 am IST
  • India vs China: 12:30 pm IST
  • India vs Iran: 4:30 pm IST

Men's Team (Group D)

  • India vs UAE: 2:30 pm IST
  • India vs Chinese Taipei: 6:30 pm IST


Men's team semi-finals

  • Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani, Debabrata Majumder, Sumit Mukherjee
  • Semi-final 1: 8 am IST, Semi-final 2: 12 pm IST, Semi-final 3: 2:45 pm IST

Mixed team semi-finals

  • Kiran Nadar, Hema Deora, Himani Khandelwal, Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Gopinath Manna, Rajeev Khandelwal.
  • Semi-final 1: 8 am IST, Semi-final 2: 12 pm IST, Semi-final 3: 2:45 pm IST
2018-08-2608:38 (IST)

Shooting action morning roundup: Indians eye Skeet final berths

Women's Skeet

India's Rashmi Rathore and Ganemat Sekhon are at the ninth and 11th spot on Day 2 qualification of Women's Skeet shooting.

Sekhon and Rathore had finished at the ninth and 10th spots after Day 1 qualification, respectively.

Men's Skeet

Sheeraz Sheikh and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa are at the 10th and 17th spot in Men's skeet shooting second-day qualification. Both of them had finished outside the top-eight after the end of yesterday's round as well.