The day 9 of Asian Games 2019 marked the record-breaking day as P V sindhu became the first woman in Badminton Singles to reach at the finals of Asian Games for the first time ever while Saina Nehwal became the first individual to win any medal in badminton after the wait of 36 years.
Beside this, sport Archery brings two bronze medal for team India as well as Equestrian too. On the other hand, athletes managed to bring Asian medals to home.
Badminton champion Saina brings the first ever medal in the sport at the Asian Games 2018. She won bronze by losing against the Taipei’s no 1 champion Tai Tzuying. Although, she started well, but unforced errors cost her badly and she has to bend 10th time before Tai.
However, she got the applause from all over the world and from nation for winning the bronze as this was the first medal India got after the wait of 36 years at Asian Games. PM Narendra Modi took to twitter to congratulate her.
PM Modi said, “Trust Saina to make us proud and script history. Her bronze in the Asian Games 2018 is the first ever medal for India in the women’s singles Badminton category. India congratulated our star badminton player for yet another success”.
The country is still absorbing the victory when another achievement comes in by Olympic Medalist P V Sindhu who enter into the finals of Asian Games 2018 after defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi by 21-17, 15-21 and 21-10.
The 23 year old Sindhu will face Chinese Tai Tzuying in the finals along with a silver assurance. In hockey Women’s tournament Pool B, India beat Thailand by historic 5-0 with the emergence of top scorer Rani who made 3 goals for the team and in Squash Men’s tea, Pool B India beat Indonesia by 3-0.
In the Boxing Men’s middle 75kg category India’s Vikas Krishnan beat Pakistan’s Ahmed Tanveer by 5-0 and reach to the quarterfinals.
With this, the total medal of India at the Asian Games 2018 reaches to 37 medals with 7 gold, 10 silver and 20 bronze.