Asian Games

The Asian Games 2018 are being hosted by the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. The mega sports event is definitely living up to its motto of “Energy of Asia”. Athletes from across 45 Asian countries participated zealously and it’s a treat to watch!

The cherry on the cake is that India is performing extremely well and has already won 5 medals, including 2 Golds, 2 Silvers and a Bronze. India has successfully placed itself in the list of Top 10 countries on the medal tally.

Here is the list of athletes that have done the nation proud by winning laurels:

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Bajrang Punia Wrestling Men’s freestyle 65 kg 19 August
 Gold Vinesh Phogat Wrestling Women’s freestyle 50 kg 20 August
 Silver Deepak Kumar Shooting 10m Air Rifle 20 August
 Silver Lakshay Sheoran Shooting Men’s Trap 20 August
 Bronze Ravi Kumar
Apurvi Chandela
Shooting 10 m air rifle mixed team 19 August

Twitter has been going gaga over our proud achievers and has showered them in compliments and appreciation posts. Check them out:



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It is truly amazing to see people being so excited and upbeat about Asian Games as much as any other big sports competition like the Olympics! It is highly important to do so as well since it encourages our athletes and lets them know they’re valued.

Here’s hoping for a successful sports journey and more medals for India!