Asian Games 2018: Indian athletes in Indonesia yet to get daily allowance

first_imgIndian athletes, who are participating in the 18th Asian Games in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, have not yet received their daily allowances from India.With their allowances still on hold, the Indian shooting and tennis contingent are drawing close to the end of their campaign in the multi-sport event.All the Indian athletes in Jakarta and Palembang have been given forex cards but so far, the participants have received no money in those accounts.Speaking on the same, deputy chef de mission BS Kushwaha told ANI, “Handed over forex cards to athletes and informed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), but yes, some got it activated and some of them are waiting as it took two to three days. There were issues of signatures. They (athletes) will get their allowance once the card is activated.”ASIAN GAMES 2018 DAY 8 LIVE UPDATESWhen asked about the delay, Kushwaha added that he had no idea about it.India have so far bagged 29 medals, including seven gold, five silver and 17 bronze. India stand at the eighth spot in the medals tally table. INDIA’S ASIAN GAMES 2018 GOLD MEDALLISTS SO FARBajrang Punia, wrestling:Wrestler Bajrang won India’s its first gold medal at the games in the 65kg freestyle category.An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.advertisementVinesh Phogat, wrestling:Vinesh created history after she won the 50kg category final. Vinesh is the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Games.Vinesh defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final to bag the top prize.Saurabh Chaudhary, shooting:Saurabh, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7. The 16-year-old, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold at the games.Rahi Sarnobat, shooting:Rahi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.The 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.Indian rowing team:The Indian rowing team clinched the gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls final.The Indian rowing team comprising of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 6:17.13 to bag the yellow medal.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, tennis:Bopanna and Sharan won the gold medal in the men’s doubles tennis event at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang by winning the gold medal match against Kazakhstan’s men’s doubles pair.Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.Tajinderpal Singh Toor, shot put:Tajinderpal Singh Toor won the gold in the men’s shot put at the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday. Tajinderpal broke the Games Record in his fifth attempt with a throw of 20.75, which is also the National Record.The 23-year-old is also Asia’s highest ranked shotputter and produced an inspired throw of 19.96 in his very first attempt after which he threw 20.75 and 20.00 in his last two attempts to own the gold.(With ANI inputs)last_img

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