Indians continued their overall dominance while Sri Lanka gained surprise success in some field events on day two of the athletic competition at the 10th South Asian Games in Colombo on Friday India followed their six gold medals on the opening day with another six out of 14 finals that were worked off on day two. The Indian men won two out of their seven finals while their women fared much better winning four out of seven, highlighted by World championship bronze medallist Anju Bobby George, who won the Long Jump gold medal with 6. Thanks to three surprise gold medals by little known athletes in field events, Sri Lanka bagged five gold medals to bring their total to eight, though Indian still heads the overall standings with 12 gold. Nepal Rajendra Bhandari, m The Lankan gold medallists in yesterday's athletic events were Rohan Pradeep Kumara men's m -
Asian Games 2018 - India’s top medal contenders in wrestling
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Doha was the first city in its region and only the second in West Asia following Tehran in to host the games. It was the first time that all 45 member nations of the Olympic Council of Asia took part in this event. Also, Eurosport broadcast the event, marking the first time that the European continent could watch this Asian sporting event.
Wrestling has yielded India more medals 56 at the Asian Games than any other sport barring athletics. And the Indian wrestling contingent will head to the Jakarta Palembang Games full of confidence after each of their 12 wrestlers won a medal at the Commonwealth Games in April this year. India finished atop the wrestling medal standings in Gold Coast with a haul of 12 medals including five golds, three silvers and four bronzes. However, the competition at the Asian Games is far stronger than in the Commonwealth Games and a repeat of the Gold Coast performance will be difficult. Yogeshwar Dutt was the only gold medal winner in Incheon four years ago but he has since retired.