India was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 Februaryin New Delhi; the organisation was disbanded on 26 November and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia. India is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of all the sports in Asia, recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the continental association of Asia. BeforeIndoor and Martial Arts were two separate events for indoor and martial arts sports respectively.
The games saw India create new national recordsregister some firsts — first medal in sepaktakraw, Rahi Sarnobat became first Indian woman to win Asian Games gold in shooting and Vinesh Phogat became first Indian woman to win gold in wrestling. Athletics has been the biggest contributor to medals tally for India across the Asian Games. Track and field events have contributed to medals for India at Asian Games and in Indonesia, that tally moved to with 7 golds, 10 silvers and 2 bronze medals.
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The 18th Asian Games had got off to a colourful start on August 18,with the Indonesian President declaring open the multi-sport event. Amit Panghal clinched gold in the men's l 49kg boxing competition. Pranab-Shibhnath pair win gold in bridge.
Image: PTI. India's squash team players pose for photograph after winning silver women's and bronze men's at the 18th Asian Games 20 18 in Jakarata. Indian men's hockey team players with their bronze medals during the medal ceremony at the 18th Asian Gamesin Jakarta, Indonesia.
Jump to navigation. The sixth day of the ongoing Asian Games proved to be India's most successful as seven more medals were added to their tally. India now have 25 medals including six gold, five silver and 14 bronze medals, which has put the country in 10th spot in the table. Two gold medals were added to India's tally on Day 6, first by the tennis doubles pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan and the other by the Indian rowing team.
India with a haul of 69 medals including 15 gold recorded its best-ever performance in the history of Asian Games at the edition held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. India set a new record for most medals won and equaled its previous record for maximum gold medals at the Asian Games. Overall, India maintained its top rank by finishing eighth yet again.
Jump to navigation. India had another fruitful day in track and field events as athletes returned with gold and silver medals after shuttler Saina Nehwal's bronze beame the first individual badminton medal at the Asian Games for India in 36 years. Neeraj Chopra was undoubtedly the star of the day for India, after he became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal when he shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of Chopra's gold is India's only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in in New Delhi.