Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

We all are ready for 2018 Asian Games which will start on August 18 and end on September 02. The 18th edition of the Asian Games will be hosted by Indonesia. We also know that many Asian countries will be participating in the tournament, because of the high participation our Indian team will have to be ready and be at their highest physic.

Here is the list of Indian players you should to look forward to in the upcoming Asian games

P V Sindhu

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

After losing to Spaniard Carolina Marin in the World Championship, P V Sindhu will be going to Asian Games to prove herself. Despite of her defeat Sindhu is really confident before going to Asian Games. With her great skills in the court this world no. 2 has every chance to win a gold in the upcoming games.

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal plays a shot at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China. AP/PTI
Saina Nehwal plays a shot at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China. AP/PTI

Sania Nehwal won gold in the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, where she defeated PV Sindhu. Despite the win, Sania has struggled to make an impact on the BWF World Tour events, where she faced an early loss. The competition in Asian Games will be tough, she has to come up with the strategy to defeat the Chinese, Japanese and of course, Tai Tzu Ying in Jakarta.

Sakshi Malik

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

Despite winning a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, Sakshi Malik was not considered to be win a medal but she shocked everyone with her win in Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016. However, the wrestler from Rohtak, Haryana, was the first to win a medal for the country in that Olympics.

Sushil Kumar

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

Sunil’s first global success came when he won a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games, he again won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Then he won a silver in the 2012 Olympics. He is the only Indian to have two individual Olympic medals.

Sushil Kumar have some great performances in Commonwealth Games, winning three gold medals back to back in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Joshna Chinappa

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

Squash has been a medal-winning sport for India at the Asian Games. Joshna Chinappa will have a very important role when she plays in this Asian games, at the previous Asian games she showed her skill in the doubles squash, however, the team reached to the finals and lost against Malaysia. The Joshna is the Asian champion of squash singles. Which makes her peoples favourite for gold.

Shreyasi Singh

Photo by: Twitter
Photo by: Twitter

Shreyasi Singh’s greatest moment came when she won the gold medal in women’s double trap event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Shreyasi shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia’s Emma Cox in the shoot-off at Belmont Shooting Centre. Before winning 2018 gold she won silver at the 2017 Commonwealth Games.

Hima Das

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

This athlete from Assam became the cornerstone of the nation as the teenager clinched a historic gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships 2018 at Tampere in Finland.

Das will be spearheading the 51-member Athletics Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games. Das who finished sixth in the Commonwealth Games 2018, won a gold in the recent National Inter State Championships in Guwahati.

Neeraj Chopra

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

India’s flag bearer this Asian games, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has emerged as country’s best athlete in the national stage. He won his first gold came at the Commonwealth Games at the gold coast.

Manika Batra

AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU
AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Manika created history early this year after she secured a gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018. With Manika on their side, India became the first country to defeat Singapore in Table Tennis, who had never lost the event since the sport was introduced in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She also won a silver in the doubles and bronze in the mixed doubles events.

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Asian Games 2018: 10 promising Indian players you should look forward to at this year’s event

Vikas Krishan Yadav will be heading the boxing team in Jakarta. The two-time Asian Games medallist, is ready to name one more medal to his name. Vikas has won a gold medal at Asian Games 2010, and also a bronze in the next tournament in Incheon. In Commonwealth Games 2018 he won a gold by defeating Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the final.

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