Asian Games: Sprinter Hima Das, Shooter Anish Bhanwala and Boxer Vikas Krishan in action today; Women’s Hockey team to play South Korea

Athletics events are beginning today, with gold medals at stake for India in various track and field categories. Sprinter Hima Das, who became the first Indian to win a Gold medal in a track event at the World Junior Athletics Championships recently, will feature in the Women’s 400 metres qualification along with Nirmala Sheoran.
Muhammad Anas and Rajiv Arokia will be seen in action in the Men’s section. Dutee Chand will also look to book a place in the Women’s 100 metres Finals. Sanjivani Jadhav and Suriya Loganathan will be vying for top honours in the Women’s 10,000 metres Final, with Shot Putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Hammer Thrower Sarita Romit Singh also playing for Gold medals.
In Shooting, 15-year old Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla are in action in the Qualification of Men’s 25 metres Rapid Fire Pistol category. Qualifications of Men’s and Women’s Skeet are also underway.
In Boxing, Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal are among the five Indian pugilists who will begin their campaigns today. Weightlifter Vikas Thakur will also be in action.In Squash, Saurav Ghoshal, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, who are assured of Bronze medals, will play their semi-final matches.
Shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be eying to seal a place in the Singles quarterfinals, with Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy set to play their Women’s Doubles last-8 match. In Women’s Hockey, India will take on South Korea in their third Pool-B match. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary on the game from 6:25 PM onwards.
India is currently 8th in the medals tally with 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 14 Bronze. China, Japan and South Korea continue to be the top three.

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