2018 Asian Games Current Affairs - 2020

Swapna Barman wins India’s first gold medal in Heptathlon Athletics in Asian Games

Indian athlete Swapna Barman (21) won gold medal in women’s Heptathlon Athletics event at 18th edition of Asian Games held in Jakarta-Palembang in Indonesia. She accumulated total of 6026 points to finish on top of podium in the final of the event. With this, she became first Indian to win gold medal in heptathlete event Read More…

Arpinder Singh wins gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Asian Games

India’s Arpinder Singh (25) won gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. He lodged best jump of 16.77m in third attempt to win gold medal. Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan won silver medal with best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m. With Read More…

Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor wins India’s first Gold medal in Athletics at 2018 Asian Games

Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (24) won Gold medal in men’s shot put final at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian GamesAsian Games held in Indonesia. He finished first in men’s shot put final and set new record at 20.75 m in his fifth attempt. It was India’s first Gold medal in Athletics event in this edition of Read More…

Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan win gold medal in Men’s Doubles tennis at 2018 Asian Games

Indian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won gold medal in Men’s Doubles tennis at 2018 Asian Games. In the final match, they defeated Kazakhstan’s Aleksandar Bublik and Denis Yevseyv pair by 6-3, 6-4 score in a match that lasted 52 minutes. Earlier in semi-final, Rohan Bopanna and Sharan had won against Japan’s Read More…

India wins four bronze medals in Wushu at 2018 Asian Games

India won four bronze medals in Wushu sporting event (all in Sanda style) at Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games held in Indonesia. It was India’s best performance so far in Wushu in Asian Games as in Incheon games in 2014, India had won just two bronze medals. Four bronze medals winners are Roshibina Devi: 60kg category. Read More…