Yesterday, Indian opened their medals tally at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, with Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar winning bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Teams Event. Later in the day, they even opened their gold medal’s account when wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold in his 65kg category.
They finished the first day of play at #11 on the medals tally and they would’ve been eager to improve on this ranking today. At the end of the day, they captured a total of 3 more medals and took their total to 5 for the competition, while also improving their rank, moving to #8 on the medals tally as of 20th August.
Deepak Kumar was the next to add to India’s medal’s count in Palembang. He shot 247.7 to finish second in the 10m Air Rifle Event, only behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record score of 249.1. Ravi Kumar, who won a bronze yesterday, finished 4th in this event.