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Highlights, Asian Games, Day 9: Neeraj Chopra bags gold in javelin throw; Neena Varakil wins long jump silver

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Highlights, Asian Games, Day 9: Neeraj Chopra bags gold in javelin throw; Neena Varakil wins long jump silver

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Aug 27, 2018 - 21:35 (IST)

That brings us to the end of today's coverage. Once again India won medals in athletics but the star of the day was undoubtedly Neeraj Chopra, who is now the first athlete after Milkha Singh to win a medal in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in the same year.

For now though, it's time to say Ta-ta.

Aug 27, 2018 - 21:17 (IST)

Aug 27, 2018 - 21:08 (IST)

INDIA WIN! They beat Japan 3-1 in the quarter-final of the men's team event and are assured of first ever Asian Games medal. Sathiyan wrapped it up with a 3-1 win over world No 19 Kenta Matsudaira. This is huge for Indian table tennis.

Aug 27, 2018 - 21:04 (IST)

India five points away... 

Aug 27, 2018 - 21:02 (IST)

India are now one win away from being assured of a medal...

Aug 27, 2018 - 20:50 (IST)

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has won the first game of the fourth match (against Kenta Matsudaira) 12-11. 

Aug 27, 2018 - 20:33 (IST)

Japan have bounced back to make it 1-2. Yoshida Masaki beats Harmeet Desai 9-11, 14-12, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4. Now on to Sathiyan to seal it for India.

Aug 27, 2018 - 19:44 (IST)

India are 2-0 up now. This is a huge boost. Sharath Kamal beats World No 19 Kenta Matsudaira 11-8, 12-10, 11-8. India just one win away from that elusive medal.

Aug 27, 2018 - 19:21 (IST)

A convincing victory for Dheeraj, who defeats Kyrgyzstan's Kobashev 3-0 and proceeds to of men's light welter (64 kg) quarter-final. 

Aug 27, 2018 - 19:18 (IST)

Positive start for the Indian men's TT team as Sathiyan (World No 39) beats Jin Ueda (World No 28) in straight games 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 to give India 1-0 lead against Japan. 

Asian Games 2018 Day 9, Latest update: Harmeet Desai downs Vietnam's Le Dinh Duc in four games as India beat Vietnam 3-0 and book a spot in t the quarter-final of men's table tennis team event.

Anas and Hima claimed the silver medals in the men's and women's 400 metres races respectively.

Reigning Asian champion Anas completed the race in 45.69 seconds to be second, while Hima clocked a national record mark of 50.79 seconds to take the second place in the women's race.

The other two Indian competitors in the races, Rajiv Arokia and Nirmala finished fourth. While Rajiv timed 45.84 seconds to complete the men's 400m race, Nirmala finished the race in 52.96 seconds.

The men's title went to Qatar's Abdalelah Hassan, who completed the race in 44.89 seconds as he fended off Anas, who has a personal best of 45.31 seconds. Anas' personal best mark had given him a fourth-place finish in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Ali Khamis of Bahrain picked the bronze medal with a timing of 45.70 as he finished ahead of 2014 edition bronze medallist Rajiv.

Continuing their brilliant performance, ace Indian singles shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu entered the semi-finals to assure two historic medals.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu edged past Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11, 16-21, 21-14 while Saina defeated Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-18, 21-16.

Also, India's mixed team and men's bridge teams got a bronze medal each after losing their semi-final matches.

On Monday, India will look to add more medals to their tally with Neeraj Chopra in action in the Javelin throw event. We will also see star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu play in their respective women's singles semi-finals while Indian women's hockey team will fight against Thailand.

With inputs from IANS

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