Manjit Singh wins gold

Manjit Singh won gold while Jinson Johnson won silver in the men’s 800m final at Asian Games 2018 as Indian athletes continued to dominate the tracks in Indonesia. Manjit clocked 1:46.15 while Johnson clocked 1:46.35 to make it a memorable double for India.

Meanwhile, PV Sindhu lost her third major final of the year to pick up the silver medal in women’s singles at the Asian Games. Her disappointment of finishing second-best in major tournaments continued as she lost in straight games to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying was far better than her competitor in the final of the women’s singles event at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Despite the defeat, Sindhu created history in India’s best-ever finish in badminton at the continental event. Prior to Sindhu, no Indian had ever reached the final of any event at the Asian Games. The last Indian to win a medal in an individual event was Syed Modi grabbing a bronze medal at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi. 

It is also the first time that India have won two individual medals at the Asian Games with Saina Nehwal clinching bronze medal on Monday. She was beaten by Tai in the semifinals.

Overall, India have now nine gold medals – three have from athletics. Athletics have also given India seven silver medals. As of now, India have 47 medals – 9 gold, 17 silver and 21 bronze.

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