Asiad 2018: India’s medal count reaches 64 on Day 13

Jakarta: Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar bagged a silver medal in the 49er FX women sailing competition while Harshita Tomar won the bronze medal in the Open Laser 4.7 category at the 18th Asian Games on Friday.

In the 49er FX category, Varsha and Sweta scored a total of 44 points and 40 net points to finish second.

The gold went to Singapore’s Min Kimberly Lim and Rui Qi Cecilia Low with 44 total points and 14 net points while the bronze went to Thailand’s Nichpa Waiwai and Kamonchanok Klahan. The Thailand duo scored 46 total points and 42 net points.

In the Open Laser 4.7 category, Harshita scored a total 62 points and 50 net points to finish third. Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah of Malaysia took gold while the bronze went to Jianxiong Wang of China.

Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda won bronze with a total of 53 after race 15 in the 49er men’s event.


Amit Panghal (49kg) was the lone Indian boxer to make the final of the 18th Asian Games, beating Philippines’ Carlo Paalam in a fiercely-contested semifinal bout, on Friday. He will fight for gold. The Armyman, who hails from Haryana, won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, besides a gold at the prestigious Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria.

Squash team event:

Joshna Chinappa upstaged eight-time world champion Nicol David as the Indian women’s squash team outplayed defending champions Malaysia 2-0 to enter its second successive Asian Games final on Friday.

Indian men’s squash team comprising Saurav Ghoshal, Harinder Sandhu, Ramit Tondon and Mahesh Mangaonkar lost 0-2 to Hong Kong in the semi-final match and settled for bronze medal.