Asian Games 2018 India vs Japan Women’s Hockey Final Highlights: India finished second best to Japan in the gold medal match of women’s hockey at the 18th Asian Games. India went down 1-2 after the two were locked at 1-1 at half time. Japan took the lead in the first quarter courtesy Shimizu before Neha Goyal drew parity in the second quarter. Motomi put Japan ahead at the close of third quarter and shut shop in the final 15 minutes to win their first Asian Games gold medal. The silver is India’s best finish since 1998 but the 36-year wait for gold continues.
Asian Games 2018 India vs Japan Women's Hockey Final Score and Updates
Asian Games 2018 India vs Japan Women's Hockey Final Live Score and Updates: Having broken a 20-year-old jinx, a confident Indian women’s hockey team will be desperate to end a long 36-year wait when it takes on Japan in the gold medal clash of the Asian Games in Jakarta on Friday. Last edition’s bronze medallist India on Wednesday registered a hard-fought 1-0 win over China to enter the final of the Asian Games after 20 years. The Indian women last made it to the summit clash of the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998 and ended runners-up after losing to Korea. Having already achieved that goal, India’s next target will be to reclaim the gold medal after 36 long years.