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Asian Games 2018: India recorded best-ever performance: Details, Medals Talley



Asian Games 2018: India recorded best-ever performance: Details, Highlights

India with a total of 69 medals including 15 gold recorded its best-ever performance in the history of Asian Games at the 2018 edition held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.

India fetched its top-10 rank by finishing the eighth position. The previous highest medal tally for India was at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China where they had finished 6th with 14 gold, 17 silver, and 34 bronze medals.

India set a new record for most medals won and equaled its previous record for maximum gold medals at the Asian Games. It also won 24 silver medals at the 18th Asian Games, which is more than any of the Games’ previous editions.

India also created new national records in several sports and registered many firsts, few are:

  1. PV Sindhu became the first badminton player to win silver in Asian Games.
  2. Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games.
  3. Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
  4. Swapna Barman gave India its first-ever Asiad gold in women's heptathlon event. 
  5. Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asiad gold.
  6. Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual equestrian medal since 1982.
  7. India also won its first medal in sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games.

The top performers in Athletics included Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Swapna Barman, Dutee Chand, Neeraj Chopra, Jinson Johnson, Arpinder Singh and Hima Das.

The top performers in other sports included Rohan Bopanna/ Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina in tennis, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in badminton, men’s quadruple sculls team in rowing, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat in wrestling, Fouaad Mirza in equestrian, Rahi Sarnobat,  Saurabh Chaudhary and Shardul Vihan in shooting, Amit Panghal in boxing and Pranab Bardhan in bridge event.


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