18th Asian Games: India finishes with biggest ever medal tally

India ended their Asian Games 2018 campaign with the highest medal tally at the tournament ever, with a total of 69 medals which includes 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals. India has thus surpassed their previous highest tally of 65 medals which they registered at the 2010 edition of Asiad in Guangzhou.

The solitary event that is taking place on the last day of the Games today is Men’s triathlon in which China, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong among others, are competing. India is not participating in Triathlon. Indian women hockey captain Rani Rampal will be the country’s flag-bearer. She has expressed her gratitude to the Indian Olympic Association and Hockey India for giving her the opportunity to lead the India contingent at the closing ceremony.

The athletes will not be grouped based on their country but based on the sport to show unity, which represents the energy of Asia. The closing ceremony will take place after the completion of the Triathlon event at 5.30 p.m. Indian Standard Time. The ceremony will see performances by superstars Super Junior, Siddharth Slathia, Isyana Sarasvati, iKon, Ran, Denada, GIGI and Dira Sugandi.

More than 10,000 athletes gave their best at the Asian Games 2018, winning medals for their respective countries. 465 gold medals were won by the athletes of 28 countries. 37 out of 45 participating nations were able to win medals at the Asian Games 2018. China finished on top of the medal tally with 132 gold medals.

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