New Delhi: In the ongoing 18th edition of Asian Games, India has been performing well since the beginning. O the 11th day of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia India clinched a total of 4 medals including two gold.
Athletes of India in the 18th Asian Games have so far won 11 gold, 20 silver and 23 bronze medals with a total of 54 medals. India is presently at the 9th position in the medal tally.
Here is India's journey so far in Asian Games sports carnival-
- India has named 139 gold, 178 silver and 299 bronze medals with total 616 medals from 1951 till now in the Asian Games.
-In 1951, India became part of Asian Games for the first time. In 1951, the Asian Games were held in Delhi. Here, India had won a total of 51 medals, in which 15 gold, 16 silver and 20 bronze medals. During this time, India was at second place.
- The next Asian game was played in 1954 where India achieved only 13 medals, including 4 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals .
- In 1958, the Asian Games held in Tokyo, India had won 14 medals, including 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals . India was at number 7 here.
- 6th Asian Games played in Thailand in 1970. Here, India was at number 5 with 25 medals. India won 6 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze medals here.