Paddlers Manika-Sharath create history, win bronze in mixed event


Indian athletes continued to bring home medals on an eventful Day 10 of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang. India crossed the half-century mark in the medals tally with little-known Manjit Singh stealing the show after claiming a gold medal in the men’s 800m event.

There’s a lot to look forward to on Day 11 as well, with Indian athletes competing in Athletics, Boxing, Table Tennis, Bridge, Canoe/Kayaking, Cycling, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kurash, Squash, and Volleyball.

Here are highlights from Day 11 of the 2018 Asian Games

Heptathlon: Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram remain in first and fourth position respectively going into the final event.

Pencak Silat: Sonia and Simran finish last in the women’s double final.

Boxing: Amit reaches the men’s 49kg Flyweight semi-final, is assured of a bronze medal.

Boxing – Vikas Krishnan reaches the men’s Middle (75kg) semi-final, is assured of a bronze medal.

Squash: Indian women’s team of Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Sunayana Kuruvilla, and Tanvi Khanna assured of a medal after reaching the semi-final.

Medal – Table Tennis: Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal lose in the mixed doubles semi-final, settle for a bronze medal. Manika becomes the first Indian woman to win an Asian Games medal in Table Tennis.

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