TheSportsRush brings to you India’s Day 1 schedule at the Asian Games 2018, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang.
The Asian Games will officially begin tomorrow at the GBK Main Stadium in Jakarta. The events, although, will kick-off from August 19. India’s contingent reached Indonesia last week and will take on the field to prove their mettle in 36 different sporting events throughout the tournament.
On the Day 1 of Asian Games, major Indian stars will be action, and by the end of the day, a few may even bring India their first medals. The Indian field hockey team will begin their Asian Games campaign against Indonesia, while Indian wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia and Sushil Kumar, are pinned to end the day with gold medals.
Here are the Indian athletes who will step out to compete on the opening day of the Asian Games.
Aquatics (Swimming) – 7:30 AM
Sajan Prakash (200 m butterfly)
Srihari Nataraj (100 m backstroke)
Saurabh Sangvekar (200 m freestyle)
Field Hockey (Women’s tournament) – 6:30 PM
India vs Indonesia
Kabaddi – Men’s and Women’s team – 7:30 AM-6:40 PM
India is placed in Group A in both Men’s and Women’s team event.
Dattu Baban Bhokanal – Single’s Sculls
Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh – Double’s Sculls
Malkeet Singh and Gurinder Singh – Pair
Bhopal Singh, Jegan Sekhar, Tejash Shinde and Jagvir Singh – Lightweight Fours
Yamini Singh and Pooja Sangwan – Double’s Sculls
Navneet Kaur and Harpreet Kaur – Pair
Sepak takraw – 10:30 AM
Women’s Team Regu – India vs South Korea
Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela – 10m air rifle – Mixed Team Qualification – 8 AM
Abhishek Verma and Manu Bhaker – 10m air pistol – Mixed Team Qualification – 10 AM
Men’s Singles – Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Women’s Singles – Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi
Mixed Doubles – Rohan Bopanna/Prarthana Thombare
Men’s Freestyle Qualification – 12 PM
Sandeep Tomar (57 kg), Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Sushil Kumar (74 kg), Pawan Kumar (86 kg), Mausam Khatri (97 kg)