Asian Games' opening day proves bittersweet for India as Bajrang Punia wins gold while Sushil Kumar crashes out in first round [Photos]

The first day of the Asian Games 2018 saw the Indians win a couple of medals via Bajrang Punia and the pairing of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar, but saw medal favourite Sushil Kumar crash out after losing in the first round.

FP Sports August 19, 2018 23:45:37 IST
India's Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg final against Japan's Daichi Takatani. AFP
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India's Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65 kg final against Japan's Daichi Takatani. AFP
India's Apurvi Chandela, left, and Ravi Kumar celebrate with their bronze medal during awards ceremony for the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Final shooting event. AP
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India's Apurvi Chandela, left, and Ravi Kumar celebrate with their bronze medal during awards ceremony for the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Final shooting event. AP
India's Udita plays the ball past Indonesia players during India's 8-0 win over Indonesia in the women's hockey pool B match. AFP
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India's Udita plays the ball past Indonesia players during India's 8-0 win over Indonesia in the women's hockey pool B match. AFP
The Indian women's basketball team lost their second match of the tournament 61-84 to Chinese Taipei. AFP
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The Indian women's basketball team lost their second match of the tournament 61-84 to Chinese Taipei. AFP
The Indian women's kabaddi team was too much for Japan, who lost by a scoreline of 12-43. AFP
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The Indian women's kabaddi team was too much for Japan, who lost by a scoreline of 12-43. AFP
The Indian women's handball team lost to China in their Group A match. The Indians were unable to hold off China's attack, losing 36-21 to remain rooted at the bottom of the table. AFP
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The Indian women's handball team lost to China in their Group A match. The Indians were unable to hold off China's attack, losing 36-21 to remain rooted at the bottom of the table. AFP