The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia.
The current games are held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18th August to 2nd September 2018.
The Asian Games 2018 kickstarted after a glittering opening ceremony on Sunday with Sun Peiyuan winning the first gold medal awarded at the 18th edition of the tournament taking place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
India also opened their medal tally on the first day of the Games with a bronze medal after Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar finished third in the rifle mixed team shooting event. The Indian pair aggregated 429.9 points in 42 shots to settle for the third position. The gold medal went to the pair from Chinese Taipei while China took home the silver medal in the event. Later in the day, Bajrang Punia earned India’s first gold medal of the games by finishing on top in the 65kg freestyle category after beating Japan’s Daichi Takatani in the final match.
India has won one gold and one bronze medal so far. with hopefully more to come.