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2018 Asian Games


They thought we’ll be easy to beat: An Indian team blazes a trail to Bridge silver

April 21, 2022 3:03 pm

All of them are in their early-to-mid 60s and hail from varied backgrounds — stockbroker to industrialist, banker to publisher.

Heptathlete with six toes returns to competition, wins gold

April 06, 2022 7:22 am

Swapna Barman resurfaces after four years of struggle against injuries in the oblivion; is grateful her three precious customised spikes aren't overused.

India's 2018 Asian Games mixed relay medal upgraded to gold after Bahrain's disqualification

August 08, 2020 8:11 am

Bahrain, which had topped the 4x400 mixed relay final, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya, one of the members of the relay team, was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit for failing a dope test.

Swapna Barman hopeful of getting back TOPS support

November 27, 2018 9:57 pm

Dropped from the TOPS, Asian Games gold medal winning athlete Swapna Barman says she remains hopeful of her re-inclusion in the scheme for the financial support.

Had suspicion, so didn't allow Nirmala Sheoran to run Asiad relays: AFI chief

November 27, 2018 2:50 pm

Nirmala Sheoran has been provisionally suspended after tests conducted in the WADA's Montreal laboratory.

Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get seven pairs of customized footwear 

November 05, 2018 4:25 pm

After a detailed foot analysis, Adidas will provide Swapna Barman with seven unique pairs, one each for the seven different events of Heptathlon.

Swapna Barman leaves for Germany for customised shoes

October 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Swapna Barman is born with six toes in both her feet, and her plight came to light when she clinched a gold at the Jakarta Games held earlier this year.

Tajinderpal Singh Toor getting back on his feet after father’s death

October 12, 2018 10:03 am

It has been over a month since Asian Games shot put champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor lost his father Karam Singh Toor due to cancer.

Para Asian Games 2018: India win five medals on opening day

October 07, 2018 11:53 pm

The men's badminton team opened the country's medal account after narrowly losing to Malaysia 1- 2 in the semifinals to settle for a bronze. India went on to win two more bronze and two silvers on Day 1.

I am getting scared of people's expectations: Swapna Barman

October 05, 2018 6:41 pm

Swapna Barman achieved a career-best aggregate of 6026 points but for her to be on the Olympics podium she has to raise the bar to 6700-plus.


Asian Games 2018: Government rewards medal winners with cash prize

September 06, 2018 7:03 am

The government on Tuesday felicitated the athletes who earned a medal for the nation at the 18th edition of Asian Games in Indonesia. The gold medallist were rewarded with Rs 40 lakh, the silver and bronze winners took home Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each.

Asian Games 2018: Fireworks, athletes and Bollywood music as 18th Asiad draws to a close

September 02, 2018 7:22 pm

Ending the Asian Games campaign on a high note with 69 medals, India recorded their highest ever medal haul at this edition of the Games.

Asian Games 2018: Athletes who brought glory to India

September 01, 2018 11:07 pm

India opened their account on August 19 with the pair of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar winning bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event. The duo finished third with a total of 429.9 points behind Chinese Taipei’s 494.1.

Neeraj Chopra leads India in fireworks-filled Asian Games opening ceremony

August 20, 2018 6:43 am

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bears the tricolour as he leads the Indian contingent at Gelora Bung Karno during the opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018. The players arrived in blue suits, smiling and with small flags in their hands, waving to the crowd. India has sent a contingent of 569 athletes who will participate in a total of 36 sports.


Asian Games: India's top moments

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

India was the first country to host the Asian Games with the National Stadium in the capital built for the purpose in 1951. Sachin Nag bagged India's first gold in the swimming pool.