India at 2018 Asian Games

Asian Games 2018 India Performance

The Asian Games is the most prestigious event organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. Beginning in 1951, New Delhi, eighteenth (18th) edition took place in Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.

Asian Games 2018: Some important facts

  • China led the medal tally for the tenth consecutive time.
  • Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee was announced as the most valuable player (MVP) of the Games.
  • Mascots: Three different animals have been used as Mascots:
    • Bhin Bhin is a bird of paradise (Paradisaea Apoda) that represent strategy.
    • Atung is a Bawean deer (Hyelaphus Kuhlii) that represents speed​.
    • Kaka is a single-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus) that represents strength.

Mascots Asian Games 2018
India at the 2018 Asian Games

India competed at the 2018 Asian Games and improved upon its previous best medal haul achieved 8 years earlier at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony while Rani Rampal was named as the flag bearer for the closing ceremony.

India’s Performance Snapshot:

Some important facts:

  • India won most medals in Athletics (19 total, 7 gold), followed by Shooting (9 total, 2 gold) and Wrestling (3 total, 2 gold).
  • Out of 69, Indian Women won 27 medals, while 4 medals were won in mixed category.

Gold Medalist at 2018 Asian Games:


Sports person Sport Event
1. Bajrang Punia Wrestling Men’s freestyle 65 kg
2. Vinesh Phogat Wrestling Women’s freestyle 50 kg
3. Saurabh Chaudhary Shooting Men’s 10 metre air pistol
4. Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Women’s 25 metre pistol

5.1. Sawarn Singh

5.2 Dattu Baban Bhokanal

5.3 Om Prakash

5.4. Sukhmeet Singh

Rowing Men’s quadruple sculls
6.1 Rohan Bopanna
6.2 Divij Sharan
Lawn tennis Men’s doubles
7. Tajinderpal Singh Toor Athletics Men’s shot put
8. Neeraj Chopra Athletics Men’s javelin throw
9. Manjit Singh Athletics Men’s 800 metres
10. Arpinder Singh Athletics Men’s triple jump
11. Swapna Barman Athletics Women’s heptathlon
12. Jinson Johnson Athletics Men’s 1500 metres

13.1 M. R. Poovamma

13.2 Saritaben Gaikwad

13.3 Hima Das

13.4 Vismaya

Athletics Women’s 4 x 400 m relay
14. Amit Panghal Boxing Light flyweight (49 kg)

15.1 Pranab Bardhan

15.2 Shibhnath Sarkar

Bridge Men’s pair

Sportspersons from Rajasthan at 2018 Asian Games

  • Apurvi Chandela – Shooting – Bronze
  • Raju Lal – Men’s Kabaddi  – Bronze
  • Manpreet Kaur – Women’s Kabaddi – Silver
  • Shalini Pathak – Women’s Kabaddi – Silver
  • Rajat Chauhan – Archery – Silver
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