New Delhi: Indian men's doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan was in full action on day six of the ongoing 11th edition of Asian Games 2018 and won gold medal after defeating Kazakhstan pair Bublik Aleska and Yevseyev Denis in the finals by 6-3 6-4 .
Bopanna and Sharan assured India of at least silver when they advance in the final on Thursday, August 23 crushing Japan's Kaito Uesugi and Sho Shimabukuro 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the semis.
Taking to Twitter Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs & Sports, MoS (I/C) Information and Broadcasting, who is also a Olympic medalist greeted Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan as saying, “Indian tennis champs @rohanbopanna and @divijsharan have excelled themselves, and with their FANTASTIC performance, won a GOLD in Men’s Doubles!! #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames “.
Due to this tremendous performance, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan India took 6th gold medal.
Prior this on day five of the ongoing quadrennial sport event, Ankita Raina had emulated Sania Mirza to become only the second Indian to win an Asian Games medal in women's singles tennis when she settled for the bronze after going down in fighting to Shuai Zhang of China.
Here is the today’s update
Women's 10m air pistol finals Heena Sidhu won bronze medal.
India defeated Pakistan 28-27 in men's handball group match.
In Quadruple sculls rowing, Indian men's team won historic gold medal.
Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Das won bronze in Lightweight Double Sculls Rowing
Indian rower Dushyant won bronze medal in Men's Lightweight Single Sculls