Asian Games 2018: Saharath Kamal, Manika Batra first ever medal in mixed doubles, Swapna bags gold

With each passing day, India is surprising the world by breaking the history in different sport events in Asian Games 2018. This time, its Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra who broke new records and won the first ever medal in the mixed doubles by wining a bronze while the daughter of a rickshaw puller Swapna Burma bags the gold in Heptathlon.

One after the other Kamal managed to grab its second medal at the Asian Games 2018. Kamal with Batra defeated china’s Yingsha Sun and Wang Sun by 9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11 and 8-11. After wining the match, kamal won’t believe that he had actually done it.

He said, “It has been an unbelievable campaign so far. Not even in my wildest dream I thought of winning a medal at the Asian Games. Now I have got two. I am still pinching myself”.

The daughter of a rickshaw puller, Swapna amazed everyone by winning a gold at the Heptathlon event. From the two day long, she collected 6026 points from overall seven events. In high jump, she won 1003 points, javelin throw- 872 points, in shot-put-707 points, 100m race (981 points) and 200m (790 points).

Another history is made by Arpinder who won the first triple jumper gold after 48 years after Mohinder Singh Gill. The Punjab born won the gold in just three attempt and amazed everyone in the field.

Another star is Dutee who clinched a silver at 200m event and add up the medal tally. She lacks behind with just 0.149 points to Bharain’s Edidiong Odiong.

In women’s hockey event, Indian team make us proud by exceling in the final  by defeating china by 1-0 and assured better than bronze in the Asian Games 2018.

Both Indian men and women Squash player made it to the semi-finals after defeating Thailand and China respectively by 3-0. With this, India’s medal tally reaches to 54 medals including 11 gold, 20 silver and 23 bronze.

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