Indian athletes are set for another action-packed day today at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang with medal hopes resting on shooters, rowers and swimmers. The swimming competition is now underway.
Anshul Kothari has entered final of Heat 1 in men’s 50 metre butterfly while Vikram Khade has topped Heat 2 in men’s 50 metre Butterfly. India’s Diksha Dagar, Sifat Sagoo and Ridhima Dilawari are in action in Round 1 of Golf Women’s Individual events.
In shooting, while Varsha Varman and Shreyasi Singh will take part in Gold medal match in Women’s double trap, Shardul Vihan and Ankur Mittal will compete in Men’s double trap qualification. In Rowing, Dattu Baban Bhokanal will compete in Men’s Singles Sculls Final while Om Prakash and Sawarn Singh will participate in Men’s Doubles Sculls Final. In Tennis, Ankita Raina will play women’s singles semi-final match.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran will look to confirm India another medal in men’s singles quarterfinal match in Tennis. Ace shuttlers P.V.Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will open their campaign in the women’s singles round of 32. Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam will lead India’s challenge in men’s 77kg. In Kabaddi, Men’s and women’s team will play their respective semi-final matches.
In Squash, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa will play their respective women’s singles round of 16 matches . In Bowling, which is a medal event, two Indian teams will participate in Men’s Trios.In Archery, Indian men and women archers will compete in individual elimination events.
Indian athletes will also participate in Squash, Basketball and Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Vault final.India is placed seventh in the tally with 15 medals comprising 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Bronze. China tops the table with 83 medals followed by Japan with 68 medals.