India today clinched five Silver and two bronze medals at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. Two silver medals were bagged in Equestrian and three in Athletics. India also got two bronze medals in Men’s Team and Mixed team event in Bridge.
Equestrian is a sport related to Horse riding. Fouaad Mirza finished second on the podium in the Eventing Individual, with the Indian team, comprising Fouaad, Jitender Singh, Ashish Malik and Rakesh Kumar, claiming Silver in the Team category of the event. In Athletics, Hima Das got silver in Women’s 400 metre final while Muhammed Anas Yahiya bagged silver in men’s 400 metre final. Sprint queen Dutee Chand also got silver in 100 metres.
In the men’s hockey competition, Defending champions India continued their unbeaten run and beat South Korea 5-3 in a pool match to storm into the semi-finals.
In Badminton, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have sailed into the semi-finals with superb victories. Both are now assured of medals. India had never won a Badminton singles medal at the Games.
In Archery, India were assured of at least two more silver medals after its men and women progressed to the final of the comp.