All that’s required is a good start, but it didn’t happen actually in Jakarta. But it’s told that if you end up in style, everything is fine.
And finally it worked for India. Early in the day when P V Sindhu lost the final against the Chinese Tai Tzu Ying, Indians might have thought there’s no more chance to win a gold on the 10th day.
But, it was Manjit Singh, who won Gold in men’s 800m and put India back on track on Tuesday. He was nowhere in the picture but a burst in the final stretch helped him to clinch the victory.
Just before his win, India got Silver in 4×400m relay with cumulative support of Muhammed Anas, Poovamma Raju, Arokia Rajiv and Hima Das.
India got Silver in women’s under 52kgs Kurash. Kazakhstan’s Gulnor Sulaymanova won the final against Pincky Balhara and country had to satisfy with the second position. On the other hand, Malaprabha Jadav lost the semi-final by 10-0 and thus won Bronze.
Though the starting of the day was heart-breaking. ‘Go for Gold’ shouting suddenly stopped when P V Sindhu lost to Chinese Tai Tzu Ying in the Gold match on Tuesday in the on-going Asian Games 2018. But certainly, it’s a historic medal win for India in Badminton final. At the start of the match, the World’s No.3 was trailing by 13-21 and finally she ended up with 13-21 and 17-21 against the world’s No.1.
On Monday, Saina Nehwal might have disappointed India as her run ended with Bronze. But Sindhu went out to the court for gold.
Indian fans never would have imagined the final score as she knew how to come back. But the result went against her. Though both of the shuttlers failed to get the gold, but they created history, this is a first since 1982 when India won a medal in an individual event in the Asian Games in Badminton.
Monday was a mix day for the Indians. In the Javelin Final, Neeraj Chopra won gold for his country throwing 88.06m. It’s also his personal best. Neeraj, who bettered his throw from Commonwealth Games and created the national record, would have won the bronze in the Olympic 2016 with this throw.
On the other hand, Saina Nehwal finished with Bronze though she was in good touch. Sprinter Hima Das finished second and bagged silver where in 3000m Women’s Steeplechase Indian D Sudha bagged silver also. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jwala Gutta, Virender Sehwag, Preity Zinta have congratulated the Indian team for their success.
But, the most heart breaking news for India when country lose their important match against the ever rivalry Pakistan in volleyball. Country lost its match by 1-2 in the quarter final. On the other side, India lost to Korea by 0-3 in Table Tennis and had to be happy with Bronze medal. Till Tuesday, according to reports, India stood 8th in Medal table.