India’s total medal tally in the Asiad has gone up to 18, with 4 gold, 4 silvers and 10 bronze medals. India is currently placed 10th in the standings.
In a big upset in the Asian Games today, the Indian Kabaddi team lost to Iran in the semi finals to miss out on a bronze medal. The Indian team lost 18-27 to Iran.
Meanwhile, in a delight to the region Manipur Wushu player, N Roshibina Devi won a bronze in the 60 Kg Sanda event. Roshibina made it to the semifinals by beating Mubashra of Pakistan 2-0 in quarterfinals and ended her campaign with a bronze medal.
15-year-old Shardul Vihan won silver in men’s double trap event in shooting to add to India’s medals’ tally.
Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh congratulated the young athlete from Manipur on their respective twitter handles for Roshibina’s remarkable victory.
Well done N Roshibina Devi!
India’s Wushu champion excels on the world stage and wins a Bronze in the 60 kg Sanda event at the @asiangames2018. Congratulations to her and best wishes for future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/XYZlC8jLLf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2018
— Nongthombam Biren (@NBirenSingh) August 22, 2018