Asian Games 2018: Medal Hopes of India

Asian Games 2018

India is all set with its squad to pursuit Gold in Asian Games 2018. Asian Games are starting on August 18, 2018 and Neeraj Kumar will bear the flag this year. He is India’s brightest medal prospect. Currently he spoke to media and said that he is focused on giving his best for our nation. He said it is an honor to bear the flag and lead India in opening ceremony.

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It is a great honour for me to lead the Indian contingent and carry the country’s flag at such a prestigious event. As far my preparations for the Asian Games are concerned, I want to say that I am not thinking about any medal or rank, all I want to do is give my best there,” said the 20-year-old athlete.

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Ashish Kumar in Gymnasium:

Ashish Kumar , Gymnasium

Ashish Kumar, once a rising gymnast by scoring 2 medal in Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 1 medal in Guangzhou Asian Games that followed. Fast he shine, faster he went missing. Due to some selection issue and career threatening injuries he has to skip 2014 games. But his performance of 2010 is an inspiration to him and he is ready to repeat that in 2018. It is time of redemption and let’s see how it goes in Asian Games 2018.

Payal Chowdhury and Ajay Thakur in Kabaddi:

Payal Chowdhury, Ajay Thakur in Kabaddi

Our undefeated champions of Kabaddi and everyone’s favorite team is again going to defend the title. Indian Men Kabaddi Team’s performance in the Dubai Kabaddi Master also proved that there is no one who can hold the title in this game. Since 1990 when Kabaddi was introduced in Beijing, we are not the title and Abhilash Mhatre, Former Indian Skipper also feels that there will be no problem in defending the title. In 2010 women category was also added and Indian claimed that title too. Defending it in 2014 games and now it is 2018. Our teams are all set to create history.

Menu, Ankur and Apurvi in Shooting:

Menu Ankur and Apurvi in Shooting

Menu, a 16 year old ranks 9th in world 10m air pistol ranking list. She won gold in Commonwealth Games but did not performed well in Guadalajara World Cup but she is having an advantage of shooting in 3 different events- 10m air pistol, 10m air pistol mixed event and 25m pistol.

Ankur is a double tap player, this game is out from world cup and Olympics but it still do exist in Asiad. With gold in Commonwealth Games and Tag of World’s Number 1, he will step into this Asian Games session.

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Apurvi Chandela is a girl from Jaipur, who didn’t performed well in Rio Olympics but she is on Number 7 in world and her performance in world cup haven’t conceded any medal but they are pretty good though.

Dattu and Dushyant in Rowing:


Dattu is an Army Rower who didn’t appeared in many competitions and tragedy happened in his debut in Brazil Olympics. His mother’s death and Army’s Decision were reason here. But he came back in National Championship and won 2000m and 500m events. Nichola Gioga is his mentor here under whom he is improving himself.

Dushyant is 25 year old from Haryana, who tried Kabaddi, Wrestling and Discuss and 400m run before Rowing. His first medal is Silver and Bronze in Italian Regatta Championship. Due to chicken pox he missed Rio but he turned these 4 years in practices and now he is back to win medal for us.

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