As with the other Asian Games throughout the years, India is going to attend and compete for the 2018 Asian Games. It will be India’s 18th appearance for the 2018 Asian Games, so be prepared to cheer them on as they strive to win. Choose your favorite sport among all of the divisions that India is going to compete in and get ready to watch it live with your loved ones!
Here are the list of sports, schedule and the athletes that are going to participate at the Asian Games 2018:
Male athletes competing in this division are K Ramanand Sharma, Siddharth Pardeshi and H London Singh.
The Swimming Federation of India has chosen Virdhawal Khade, Sandeep Sejwal, Sajan Prakash, Srihari Nataraj, Advait Page, Aaron Agnel D’Souza, Anshul Kothari, Arvind Mani, Saurabh Sangvekar, Avinash Mani and Neel Roy to represent the country.
Those that are competing in the archery (compound) section are Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, Sangamprit Bisla, Aman Saini. Women competing in this section are Trisha Deb, Jyothi Surekh Vennam, Madhumita Kumari, Muskan Kirar.
Althethes chosen are Atanu Das, Jagdish Chaudhary, Sukhchain Singh, Vishwas. Female athletes attending the competition include Promila Daimary, Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Ankita Bhakat, Laxmirani Majhi.
Competing for the 100m is female athlete Dutee Chand.
The male athlete competing will be Mohammed Anas while females competing will be Hima Das and Dutee Chand.
Men chosen to represent India include Mohammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia and females chosen are Hima Das, Nirmala Sheoran.
Males chosen are Jinson Johnson and Manjit Singh. Women chosen to represent India in this division are Hima Das and Nirmala Sheoran.
Those competing in the 1500 division include Jinson Johnson and Manjit Singh. Females who will be attending will be PU Chitra and Monika Chaudhary.
5000m and 10000m
The male athlete chosen to represent India in this division is G Lakshmanan and females chosen are Sanjivani Jadhav and L Surya.
3000m (Steeple Chase)
Men chosen to compete are Naveen Kumar Dagar and Shankarlal Swami. The women chosen, on the other hand, are Sudha Singh and Chinta Yadav.
20km Race Walk
Male athletes that will participate in the 20km Race Walk are Manish Singh Rawat and Irfan KT. Female athletes chosen are Sowmya B and Khushbir Kaur.
50km Race Walk
Sandeep Kumar will represent India for the 50km Race Walk competition.
Indian men chosen to compete for this occasion are Mohammed Anas, Jeevan KS, Jithu Baby, Kunhu Mohammed, Rajiv Arokia, Santosh Kumar. Indian women chosen are Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Sonia Vaishya, Vijayakumari, VK Vismaya, Jisna Matthew.
Men who will compete in this competition are Mohammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia, Hima Das, Poovamma.
Men competing in the triple jump competitions are Arpinder Singh and Rakesh Babu.
The athlete who will compete is Sarita Singh.
Athletes chosen for the shotput competition include Tejinder Toor and Naveen Chikara.
Indian men who will play doubles for badminton are Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag, Manu Attri & B. Sumeeth Reddy. Women chosen to play double are Ashwini Ponnappa & N. Sikki Reddy, Rutaparna Panda & Arathi Sara Sunil. The mixed division are going to be attended by sports athletes Pranaav Jerry Chopra & N. Sikki Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponnappa.
Single players attending the competition are Kidambi Srikanth and H. S. Prannoy for men’s division and P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal for women’s division.
Male athletes chosen to be on the boxing team include Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki, Mohammad Hussamuddin, Shiva Thapa, Dheeraj rangi, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan Yadav. The women’s division is represented by Sarjubala Devi, Sonia Lather and Pavitra.
Men chosen to play bridge for India are Pranab Bardhan, Sapan Desai, Subhash Gupta, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ajay Khare, Finton Lewis, Debabrata Majumder, Gopinath Manna, Sumit Mukherjee, Shibhnath Dey Sarkar, Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Jaggy Shivdasani, Arun Kumar Sinha, Rajeshwar Tewari and Raju Tolani. Women chosen are Rita Choksi, Feroza Chothia, Hema Deora, Bharati Dey, Marianne Karmarkar, Himani Khandelwal, Kiran Nadar, Aparna Sain and Vasanti Shah.
Cycling athletes competing in the men’s division are Ranjit Singh, Manjeet Singh, Raju Bati, Manohar Lal, A. Bike Singh, Rajbeer Singh, Esow, Appolonious and Dilawar. The women competing will be Deborah, Aleena Reji, M. Sonali Chanu, T. Manorama Devi, Nayana Rajesh Priyadarshini, E. Chaoba Devi and Megha Gugad.
Male golf athletes that are chosen to play solo and in teams include Aadil Bedi, Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Harimohan Singh and Rayhan Thomas. Similarly, female golf athletes chosen to play solo and in teams are Diksha Dagar, Ridhima Dilawari, Sifat Sagoo.
The men who will be chosen to play individually are Rakesh Patra, Yogeshwar Singh, Gaurav Kumar, Ahish Kumar and Siddharth Verma. Women who will play are Dipa Karmakar, Pranati Das, Aruna Reddy, Mandira, Chowdhury, Pranati Nayak.
In teams, the men who will represent India include Rakesh Patra, Yogeshwar Singh, Gaurav Kumar, Ashish Kumar and Siddharth Verma. The women’s team will be represented by Savita Punia (Vice-Captain), Dipa Karmakar, Pranati Das, Aruna Reddy, Mandira Chowdhury, Pranati Nayak, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Deepika Thakur, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika Malik, Udita, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Rani Rampal (Captain), Vandana Kataria, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur.
The men’s team will be represented by PR Sreejesh (Captain), Krishan B Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Vice-Captain), Simranjeet Singh, Sardar Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Dilpreet Singh.
Jaswinder Singh Sahi is going to represent India in the Judo competition.
Men representing India will be Pranay Sharma, Anmol Singh, Sharath J., Vishal. Women who are going to compete in Karate are Nidhi Nanhet, Supriya Jatav, N. Harsha and Johny Mangkhaiya.
In this competition, female athletes chosen are Girish Maruti Ernak, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Mohit Chhillar, Sandeep Narwal, Pardeep Narwal, Rishank Devadiga, Monu Goyat, Ajay Thakur, Rohit Kumar, Raju Lal Choudhary, Mallesh Gangadhari and Rahul Chaudhari. The women’s division will be represented by Sakshi Kumari, Kavita Devi, Priyanka, Manpreet Kaur, Payel Chowdhury, Ritu Negi, Sonali Vishnu Shingate, Sayali Sanjay KeriPale, Randeep Kaur Khehra, Shalini Pathak, Usha Rani Narasimhalah and Madhu.
For the men, there will be Kunal, Manish Tokas and Parikshit Kumar. The female athlete representing India is Pincky Balhara.
In Pencak Silat competition, men who will represent India are Sonam and Simran, Sonia, Simran and Boynao Singh. Indian females competing will be Sonam and Simran.
Men competing for Sambo are Srikant and Lalit Narain. The female athlete chosen is Rekha Saini.
Male athletes chosen include Narender Grewal, Santosh Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Yumnam Sanathoi Devi, Sanjan Lama.
The Indian male team will consist of several members including Dattu Baban Bhokanal, Sawarn Singh, Om Prakash, Sukhmeet Singh, Monu, Arjun Lal, Malkeet Singh, Gurinder singh, Dushyant, Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh, Jagvir Singh, Tejash Shinde Hanamant, Jegan Sekhar, Bhopal Singh, Manish Yadav, Hardeep Singh, N. Pranay Ganesh, Rahul Giri, Pandu Rang, Lucky, Akshat, M. Lakshman Rohith, Sumith, Sono Laxmi Narayan, Arvind Singh and Manpreet Singh. The female team will consist of Navneet Kaur, Yamini Singh, Harpreet Kaur, Annu, Sanjukta Dung Dung, Sayali Shelke and Pooja Sangwan.
There will be three specific teams from men, women and mixed divisions. The men’s division will be represented by Abhishek Verma, Saurabh Chaudhary, Shivam Shukla, Anish. Female division will consist of Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker. For the mixed team, members will include Abhishek Verma, Manu Bhaker.
Athletes competing in the in the rifle division will consist of men, women and mixed teams. Indian men competing will be Sanjeev Rajput, Akhil Sheoran, Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Harjinder Singh and Amit Kumar. Female athletes will include Anjum Moudgil, Gaayathri N, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan. Mixed teams will consist of Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela.
Athletes competing will be Lakshay, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Sheeraz Sheikh, Angadwir Bajwa, Ankur Mittal and Shradul Vihaan. Indian women chosen include Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar, Ganemat Sekhon, Rashmmi Rathore, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman. Mixed teams will be represented by Lakshay and Shreyasi Singh.
Male athletes competing include Maibam Chingkheinganba and Bharat Pereira. Female athletes competing include Shreya Nankar.
Men who are competing in this sport during the Asian Games are Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh. Another athlete chosen to compete is Annu Rani.
The Indian high jump athlete chosen is Chetan B.
For this competition, the athlete chosen is Sreeshankar. Women who will be represented include Nayana James and Neena Varakkil Pinto.
There will only be women who represent during this competition, in which the women chosen are Seema Poonia and Sandeep Kumari.
Althetes competing in this sport are Swapna Barman and Purnima Hembram.
Men playing in the team will be Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar. The female team will be represented by Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna.
Men in the table tennis division are Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Anthony Amalraj, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manav Thakkar and Harmeet Desai. Women competing in this sports are Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Madhurika Patkar, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee.
Tennis players representing India are Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal and Divij Sharan. Women who will compete are Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi, Rutuja Bhosale, Pranjala Yadlapalli, Riya Bhatia and Prarthana Thombare.
The volleyball team will consist of M Ukkrapandian (Capt), G Akhin, Jerome Vinith, Deepesh Kumar Sinha, Ashok Karthik, S Prabagaran, Ajith Lal, Amit, Gurinder Singh, Rohit Kumar, Vinit Kumar, Ranjit Singh, P Prabakaran (libero) and Pankaj Sharma (libero). Women competing include Anju Balakrishnan, Sooriya, Anusri Ghosh, Kandoth Aswani, Nirmala, Rekha S., Anushree K.P., Sruthi Murali, Minimol Abraham (capt.), Anjali Babu, Jini K.S., Ruksana Khatun, Priyanka Khedkar (libero) and Asswathi R. (libero).
Men competing for weightlifting are Sathish Sivalingam, Ajay Singh, Vikas Thakur. Women competing for weightlifting are Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Rakhi Halder.
Men will have two divisions to compete in, mainly the freestyle and greco-roman division. Those competing in the freestyle division are Sandeep Tomar, Bajrang Punia, Sushil Kumar, Pawan, Kumar, Mausam Khatri and Sumit Malik. For the greco-roman division, there will be Gyanender, Manish, Gurpreet Singh, Harpreet Singh, Hardeep Singh and Naveen.
Women will only be competing in the freestyle division. Athletes chosen include Vinesh Phogat, Pinki, Pooja Dhanda, Sakshi Malik, Divya Kakran and Kiran.
Sports events are beneficial for many reasons. Not only does it give you the perfect time to rest, but it also gives you the chance to forget the stress in your daily life. Sports events are enjoyable in many different ways as you can enjoy it alone in your free time or use it as a chance for stronger bonding with your loved ones. Whatever you choose, sports events are most definitely fun and could refresh your mind before you go to your life.
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