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:
|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|
|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:
A flying start for our Indian contingent 🇮🇳 at the #AsianGames2018. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals hard won by our athletes. Heartiest congratulations to @BajrangPunia, #DeepakKumar & the mixed air rifle team, @ApurviChandela and #RaviKumar, on their respective medals. 🥇 🥈 🥉
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 20, 2018
Lakshay is on target!
Our 19 year old shooting ace Lakshay Sheoran shoots a Silver in the Men’s Trap event at #AsianGames2018.
Congratulations Lakshay, we are all proud of your achievement. pic.twitter.com/HXnUO7nqKD
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 20, 2018
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins a gold medal in 50kg Women freestyle at Asian Games 2018, beats Japan's Yuki Irie 6-2! Congratulations @Phogat_Vinesh !! Proud of you champ. This is second Gold for India 🇮🇳 in #JakartaAsianGames pic.twitter.com/h0kUC2x4wg
— Sumit Awasthi (@awasthis) August 20, 2018
— Kamal K Mishra (@kamalKantmishra) August 20, 2018
India's Tally: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
— TOI Sports (@toisports) August 20, 2018
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) August 20, 2018
Another silver medal for India in shooting on Day 2 of the #AsianGames2018! Talented Lakshay Sheoran brings this one home on his Asian Games debut in the Men’s Trap Shooting event. My congratulations to him and best wishes for the future. pic.twitter.com/19KmnAJpf2
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 20, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 20, 2018
— goutam goti (@goutam_goti) August 20, 2018
Congratulations to Haryana's young shooter Lakshay Sheoran for clinching silver medal in Men's Trap Shooting in his maiden outing at @asiangames2018. Proud moment! May you excel in all your future endeavours.#AsianGames2018 #AsianGames pic.twitter.com/3uWCnnmMOA
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 20, 2018
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!