Asian Games 2018 Day 2 Highlights: The focus remained on wrestlers and shooters at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang and they didn’t disappoint. In the morning, Deepak Kumar won a silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle category and later, Lakshay Sheoran added another medal from the ranges in the trap event. But the highlight of the day was Vinesh Phogat creating history with first-ever gold medal for an Indian female wrestler at the Asian Games. In other key results, both men and women’s badminton teams lost, men’s kabaddi team were stunned by Korea. Later in the day, the men’s hockey team thrashed Indonesia 17-0 in their opener. (Day 2 Schedule | Medal Tally)
A gold and a bronze is what India got on Day 1 of the 2018 Asian Games. Shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team on Sunday to open India's account. Later in the day, Bajrang Punia went on a hot streak that saw him storm into men's 65 kg freestyle wrestling category. He beat Japan's Takatani Daichi 11-8 in what was a brilliant final bout and brought India's first gold medal of the event. On Day 2, it is the turn of the female wrestlers, led by Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat, to add to India's tally. Shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Shreyasi Singh, Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan are gunning for medals in the shooting events.