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Asian Games 2018: Athletes who brought glory to India

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.

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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. (Image Source: Reuters)

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India's Bajrang Punia poses with his gold medal after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on August 19. He clinched India's first gold medal after beating Takatani Daichi of Japan 11-8 in the final title bout. (PTI Photo)

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Indian shooter Deepak Kumar poses with his silver medal after the medal ceremony for the 10m Air Rifle Men's event during the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, in Indonesia on Monday, Aug 20, 2018. (PTI Photo)

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Lakshay, making his Asian Games debut, helped India secure its second medal on August 20. The 19-year-old shooter bagged a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games Men’s Trap event. (Image Source: AP)

Vinesh Phogat won the second gold medal for India at the Asian Games 2018 on August 20. She defeated Japan's Yuki Irie 6-2 in the 50-kg wrestling category. The win made her the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games. (PTI Photo)

16-year-old Asian Games debutant Saurabh Chaudhary bagged gold in the Men's 10m Air Pistol event on August 21. (AP Photo)

Abhishek Verma won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol men's shooting event at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, in Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput helped India secure its eight medal in the ongoing campaign of Asian Games on August 21. He won a silver medal in men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions category. (PTI Photo)

India on August 21 clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepak Takraw despite its men's regu team losing to defending champion Thailand in Palembang. (Source: Twitter/IndiaSports)

Divya Kakran overpowered her Taipei opponent Chen Wenling to bag a bronze medal in the third-place play-off bout for the 68kg wrestling category on August 21. (PTI Photo)

Rahi Sarnobat clinched India's first medal on Day 4 at the Asian Games 2018. She bagged a gold in the final round of 25m pistol women's shooting event on August 22. (AP Photo)

Santosh Kumar despite losing to Vietnam's Bui in 56 kg category semifinals in Wushu claimed a bronze medal for India at the Asian Games 2018 on August 22. (Image Source: Twitter/@Ra_THORe)

Roshibina Devi secured a bronze medal for India in Wushu at the Asian Games 2018 on August 22. In her 60 kg semifinal bout Devi lost 1-0 to her Chinese opponent Cai Yingying. (Image Source: Twitter/@Ra_THORe)

Although going down against Iran's Zafari in the 65 kg category semifinal bout, Narendra Grewal won a bronze medal in Wushu at the Asian Games 2018 on August 22. (Twitter/@Ra_THORe)

Surya Singh Bhanu won a bronze medal in Wushu at the Asian Games 2018 on August 22. Bhanu, who was injured midway during his bout, lost 2-0 to Iranian opponent Erfan in the 60 kg category. (Source: Twitter/@Ra_THORe)

The 25-year-old Tennis player Ankita Raina secured a Bronze medal for India at the Asian Games 2018 on August 23. She became the second female tennis player from the country to win a medal in singles’ competition at the Asian Games, only after Sania Mirza won a silver in Doha in 2006, followed by a bronze in 2010, Guangzhou. Raina went down 4-6, 7-6 against China’s Zhang Shuai in the semifinal match after a hard-fought battle and could not reach the final. (PTI Photo)

Indian shooter Shardul Vihan celebrates after winning silver medal in Men's Double Trap event during the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, in Indonesia on Thursday, August 23, 2018. (PTI Photo)

India had to settle with bronze medal in men's kabaddi event at the Asian Games 2018. (PTI Photo)

Indian rowing men's team members Sawarn Singh, Bhokanal Dattu, Om Prakash and S Singh won gold in Quadruple Sculls in rowing at Asian Games 2018 on August 24. India won by a gap of three seconds ahead of Indonesia and Thailand. (PTI Photo)

Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh helped India secure bronze medal in Lightweight Double Sculls Rowing event at the Asian Games 2018 on August 24. (PTI Photo)

Indian rower Dushyant Chauhan won the Bronze medal in Men's Lightweight Single Sculls event at the Asian Games 2018 on August 24. He finished with a timing of 7:18:76 (PTI Photo)

Indian duo Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan gave India its first gold in tennis at the Asian Games 2018 on August 24. The duo produced clinical display of attacking tennis to beat the Kazakhstan pairing of Aleksander Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 in 52 minutes. (Source: Reuters)

Heena Sidhu settled for a bronze medal in a topsy-turvy women's 10m air rifle at the Asian Games 2018 on August 24. She shot 219.3 in the finals. (PTI Photo)

Indian women Kabaddi team secured a silver medal for India at the Asian Games 2018 on August 24. The team went down 27-24 against Iran in the finals. (PTI Photo)

Prajnesh Gunneswaran secured a bronze medal for India in men's singles tennis event at the Asian Games 2018 on August 24. Despite putting up a tough challenge, Gunneswaran lost his semi-final match against Denis Istomin. (PTI Photo)

Dipika Pallikal clinched a bronze medal in women’s singles squash at Asian Games 2018 on August 25. She lost her semifinal match against the defending champion from Malaysia, Nicol Ann David. (Source: Twitter/@DipikaPallikal)

Failing to secure a medal in the last three editions of the Asian Games, Joshna Chinappa finally bagged bronze in the women's singles squash event on August 25. She lost 12-10 6-11 11-9 to Malaysia's Sivasangari Subramaniam in the second semifinals. (Source: Twitter/@joshnachinappa)

Saurav Ghosal clinched a bronze medal in the men's singles squash event at the Asian Games 2018 on August 25. (PTI Photo)

Tajinderpal Singh Toor became India’s first gold medallist in the track and field events at the 2018 Asian Games. He won the men’s shotput gold with a Games record of 20.75m in Jakarta on August 25. (PTI Photo)

August 26: Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the equestrian event since 1982. Mirza won the silver medal in individual jumping with a score of 26.40. (Source: Twitter)

August 26: Indian team, comprising Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh and Fouaad Mirza claimed the silver medal with a score of 121.30 in team equestrian. (Source: Twitter)

August 26: The Indian men's Bridge team lost to Singapore to win bronze. (Source: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Twitter)

August 26: The mixed Indian Bridge team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand to win bronze. (Source: Narendra Modi Twitter)

August 26: Hima Das won the silver medal in women's 400m at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Source: PTI)

August 26: Muhammed Anas bagged the silver medal in men's 400m final athletics. (Source: PTI)

Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal in women's singles badminton event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 27, 2018. (Source: Twitter/@NSaina)

Dharun Ayyasamy bagged a silver medal in the men's 400m hurdles event at the Asian Games on August 27. (In pic above) Gold medalist Abderrahman Samba of Qatar, silver medalist Dharun Ayyasamy and bronze medalist Takatoshi Abe of Japan. (Source: Reuters)

India's Neena Varakil won a silver medal in women's long jump event at the Asian Games 2018 on August 27. (AP Photo)

Sudha Singh won a silver medal in women's 3000m steeplechase competition at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, Aug 27, 2018. (Source: PTI)

Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw final at the Asian Games 2018 on August 27. He smashed his own national record by throwing 88.06m. (Source: Reuters)

India secured a silver medal in women's compound archery finals at the Asian Games 2018 on August 28. (in the pic above) Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam pose with their medals during the victory ceremony. (AP Photo)

It was tough luck for India as men's compound archery team had to settle for silver medal. (PTI Photo)

Yet another finale defeat for PV Sindhu. The Rio Olympics medallist had to be content with a silver medal after losing the women singles badminton finals against Tai Tzu-Ying on August 28. Sindhu lost the final in straight games 13-21 16-21. (PTI Photo)

Indian table tennis men's team settled for a historic bronze medal after losing 0-3 to South Korea in a lop-sided semifinal at the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta on August 28.

India's Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav during the medals ceremony after winning bronze in Kurash, a form of wrestling indigenous to central Asia, in the Women's - 52kg category, at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018. (PTI Photo)

India's Pincky Balhara during the medals ceremony after winning silver in Kurash, a form of wrestling indigenous to central Asia, in the Women's - 52kg category, at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Men's 800m Gold medalist Manjit Singh at the medal ceremony during the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018. (PTI Photo)

India's 4x400m mixed relay team celebrate after event during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Bronze medallist Seema Punia at the medal ceremony of women's discus throw event, at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Bronze medallist athlete Chitra poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of women's 1500m event, at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Silver medal winning India's men's 4x400m relay team members celebrate during the medal ceremony at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Swapna Barman became the first Indian heptathlete to win gold at the Asian Games. She accumalated 6026 aggregate points over two days of the event. She is only the fifth woman to cross the 6000-point mark in the event. (Source: PTI)

India secured a bronze medal in the mixed-double table tennis event at the Asian Games 2018. Sharath Achantab and Manika Batra during the mixed-double table tennis match against Korea in the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Dutee Chand poses for photo after returning to India from 18th Asian Games 2018, in Hyderabad on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018. Dutee Chand won silver in women's 100m and 200m final. (PTI Photo)

Arpinder Singh won gold in men's triple jump. This is the first time since 1970 that an Indian has won gold in the event. Arpinder's third attempt jump of 16.77m was enough for him to finish on top. (Source: PTI)

Jinson Johnson bagged two medals at the 18th edition of Asian Games. He won a gold medal in men's 1500m and a silver medal in men's 800m. (PTI Photo)

India's 4x400m women's relay team clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal in the Asian Games to maintain a remarkable domination in this event at the Asian Games.

Boxer Vikas Krishan secured a bronze medal for India in Men’s 75kg Boxing category on August 31. During his bout against Kazakhstan’s Amankul Abilkhan, Krishan was declared medically unfit to compete in the semifinal match. (Express Photo/File)

Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinched silver medal in the 49er FX Women sailing event at the ongoing Asian Games edition on August 31.

49er sailing bronze medallists Varun Ashok Thakkar and KC Ganpati during the 18th Asian Games, in Jakarta on Friday, Aug 31, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Harshita Tomar claimed bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 at the 18th Asian Games on August 31.

Indian men's squash team settles for bronze medal at the Asian Games 2018.

The Indian women hockey team had to settle for silver medal after they lost 1-2 against Japan on August 31.

India's lone gold medallist in boxing Amit Panghal during the presentation ceremony for Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Sept 1, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Gold medallist Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar pose with the Indian tricolour after winning in bridge competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Sept 1, 2018. (PTI Photo)

India's women squash team (L-R) Tanvi Khanna, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Joshana Chinappa celebrate after winning silver medal at the 18th Asian Games 2018, on Sept 1, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Indian men hockey team won bronze medal at the 18th edition of Asian Games. The team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in Men’s hockey bronze medal match on September 1. (PTI Photo)