Shooter Deepak Kumar handed India it's third medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games after he clinched silver in the Mens 10m Air Rifle category in Jakarta on Monday.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India's first gold medal while shooters Apurvi Chandela and and Ravi Kumar bagged a bronze medal on the opening day of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Sunday.
After a chaotic and sometimes controversial build-up, Indian athletes will gear up to challenge the best in the continent when the main competitions of the 18th Asian Games start in Jakarta on Sunday.
After enduring a disappointing Commonwealth Games (CWG) singles campaign, India's top-ranked squash player Saurav Ghosal feels he has recovered from the setback and is ready to put his best foot forward at the upcoming Asian Games.
Questioning the frequent addition and dropping of many seasoned athletes from the Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme, Beijing Olympics gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra also called for accountability from the athletes with consistent performances.
Riding high on the runners-up performance at last month's Champions Trophy, former India hockey captain Manpreet Singh is targeting the gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games.
Asian javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be Indias flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the upcoming Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Indonesia from August 18, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Friday.
Under no illusions about the enormity of his task at the Asian Games as coach to Indian gymnastics' golden girl Dipa Karmakar, Bishweshwar Nandi said the "first target" will be to make the finals of the vault event in artistic gymnastics, the recent high notwithstanding.
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