India added four gold medals in its tally, to record their highest ever medal haul at the Asian Games. Boxer Amit Panghal got past the Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to win a gold medal in Boxing in Men’s 49kg category. Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar struck the second gold in Bridge Men’s Pair event. India Women’s Squash team settled for a silver medal after losing 2-0 against Hong Kong in the Final. Meanwhile, after the disappointment of losing out on the chance to fight for gold, India won the Bronze medal after beating Pakistan 2-1.
India women’s hockey team couldn’t add to the medal tally of 13 golds at the 18th Asian Games on Day 13 (Friday) but did contribute with a silver medal. That carried India’s medal tally to 65 medals – 13 gold, 23 silver and 29 bronze which places India at eighth in the medal’s tally of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. Besides the women’s hockey team, sailing contingent contributed with three medals (one silver and two bronze) on the day. Also among the bronze medallists were boxer Vikas Krishan and the men’s squash team.