Asian Games Quiz 2018: The section covers quizzes on the 18th Asian Games, which was hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018. India concluded its run at the Asian Games with a record show that boasted of a total of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.
1. India ended its Asian Games Campaign with how many gold medals?
2. Who has become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games?
a) Manu Baker
b) Rahi Sarnobat
c) Anjum Moudgil
d) Heena Sidhu
3. Who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games?
a) Geeta Phogat
b) Vinesh Phogat
c) Sakshi Malik
d) Pooja Dhanda
4. Which Indian became the first badminton player to win silver in Asian Games?
a) PV Sindhu
b) Saina Nehwal
c) Srikanth Kidambi
d) HS Prannoy
5. Who has become the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asiad gold?
a) Muhammed Anas
b) Tajinder Pal Singh
c) Dutee Chand
d) Neeraj Chopra
6. Who is the first Indian to win an Asiad gold in the women's heptathlon event?
a) Soma Biswas
b) Dutee Chand
c) Swapna Barman
d) Hima Das
7. Who won India’s first silver medal in Kurash at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia?
a) Pinky Balhara
b) Malaprabha Yallapa Jadav
c) Neena Varakil
d) Sudha Singh
8. Who became the only second singles player to win an Asiad bronze in badminton at the 18th Asian Games?
a) PV Sindhu
b) Srikanth Kidambi
c) Saina Nehwal
d) Rohan Bopanna
9. Which two Indian players won gold in the tennis men’s doubles finals at Asian Games 2018?
a) Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri
b) Ramkumar Ramanathan and Divij Sharan
c) Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna
d) Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanathan
10. Which nation won gold in the women's Kabaddi final at Asian Games 2018?
d) South Korea
11. Who has become the youngest shooter to win silver in the men’s double trap event in Asian Games 2018?
a) Deepak Kumar
b) Lakshay Sheoran
c) Shardul Vihan
d) Sanjeev Rajput
12. Which nation played host to the 2018 Asian Games?
13. Which Indian athlete won the gold medal in men’s shot put with a record-breaking performance?
a) M. Sreeshankar
b) Tajinder Pal Singh
c) Muhammed Anas
d) Chethan Balasubramanya
14. Who won India’s first medal in 20 years in a women's 100 event?
a) Hima Das
b) Anu Raghavan
c) Fouaad Mirza
d) Dutee Chand
15. Who is the only Indian boxer to win gold at Asian Games 2018?
a) Vikas Krishnan
b) Amit Panghal
c) Vijender Singh
d) Sushil Kumar
16. Who became the oldest man in Indian contingent to win a medal at the 18th Asian Games?
a) Pranab Bardhan
b) Shibhnath Sarkar
c) Gopinath Manna
d) Jaggy Shivdasani
17. Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal since 1982 in which sporting event?
18. Who was India’s flag bearer during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018?
a) Neeraj Chopra
b) Rani Rampal
c) Rahi Sarnobat
d) Swapna Barman
Answers with Explanation
1. (d) 15
India with a haul of 69 medals including 15 gold recorded its best-ever performance in the history of Asian Games at the 2018 edition held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. Overall, India maintained its top-10 rank by finishing eighth yet again.
2.(b) Rahi Sarnobat
The Day 4 of Asian Games 2018 took off for India with shooter Rahi Sarnobat winning the 4th gold in the finals of women’s 25m pistol event. With the feat, she has become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games.
3. (b) Vinesh Phogat
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat brought home the second gold medal for India with a 6-2 win over Japan's Irie Yuki in women's 50kg freestyle wrestling. It is Phogat's second Asiad medal after winning a bronze medal in the women's freestyle 48 kg category at Incheon in 2014. With the win, she created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
4. (a) PV Sindhu
India's medal hunt on Day 10 at the 18th Asian Games began with two silvers from the men's and women's compound archery team. In the much-awaited women's singles gold medal match between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Yin, Sindhu had to settle for silver after she lost to Yin in straight sets. Despite the loss, Sindhu became the first badminton player to win silver in Asian Games.
5. (d) Neeraj Chopra
The highlight of Day 9 at the 18th Asian Games was when Neeraj Chopra, with a throw of 88.06m broke the national record and clinched the much-awaited gold. With the win, he became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asiad gold.
6. (c) Swapna Barman
The Day 11 of the 18th Asian Games was historic for India, as Swapna Barman won the nation’s first-ever Asiad gold in the women's heptathlon event. Barman, who has six toes in both her feet, competed in the event with her jaw taped up, as she was battling an excruciating toothache.
7. (a) Pinky Balhara
In the day of silvers on Day 10 of Asian Games 2018, Pinky Balhara won silver in the women's 52 kg final after she lost to Uzbekistan's Gulnor Sulaymanova by 10-0. This was India's second medal in Kurash. India's first medal in the event came through Malaprabha Yallapa Jadav, who picked up bronze following her semifinal defeat.
8. (c) Saina Nehwal
India's medal account opened on Day 9 of the 18th Asian Games with star shuttler Saina Nehwal winning a historic bronze after losing to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in women's singles semifinals. Despite losing, Nehwal with her bronze medal became the only second singles player and the first female one to win an Asiad bronze after Syed Modi, who had won a bronze in 1982.
9. (c) Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna
The Indian tennis duo of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinched the 5th gold medal for India on Day 6 of Asian Games 2018, after they beat Kazakhstan's Denis Yevseyev and Aleksandr Bublik 6-3, 6-4 in the men's doubles tennis event. The win takes India to the 7th position in the overall medal tally.
10. (a) Iran
Despite the surprisingly good start on Day 6 of Asian Games 2018, the Indian women’s kabaddi team suffered a shocking 27-24 loss at the hands of Iran. It was the most disappointing finish for India, as the defending champions had to settle for silver.
11. (c) Shardul Vihan
Young Indian shooter Shardul Vihan has won India’s 17th Asiad medal on Day 5 of Asian Games 2018. The 15-year-old won silver in the finals of the men’s double trap event.
12. (c) Indonesia
The 18th edition of Asian Games began in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 18. The games will take place simultaneously in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia and Palembang, capital of the province of South Sumatra, so as to accommodate all branches of sports.
13. (b) Tajinder Pal Singh
On Day 7 at the Asian Games, India's 23-year-old Tajinder Pal Singh clinched the gold medal in men’s shot put with an Asian Games record. Tajinder began as the favourite and his opening effort of 19.96m was enough to give him the gold but he did better and his fifth throw of 20.75m broke the Games record set by Saudi Arabia’s Sultan Abdulmajeed (20.57m) in 2010.
14. (d) Dutee Chand
The Day 7 at the 18th Asian Games ended on a high with Dutee Chand grabbing the spotlight by winning silver in the women's 100 m event. With this, she won the country's first medal in 20 years in a women's 100 event. India's last medal in this event was a bronze, which was won by Rachita Mistry in 1998 Asian Games.
15. (b) Amit Panghal
India’s Amit Panghal stunned the reigning Olympic champion to clinch gold. Amit beat Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov to finish at the top in the men's Light Fly (49kg) finals. This is the first gold medal in boxing for India in this edition of the Asian Games.
16. (a) Pranab Bardhan
Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar clinched the gold medal in the Bridge Men’s Pair event. With the win, Pranab Bardhan became the oldest man in Indian contingent to win a medal at the 18th Asian Games.
17. (b) Equestrian
In a first, Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual equestrian medal since 1982. He finished second with a score of 26.40 in the individual equestrian jumping event behind Japan’s Oiwa Yoshiaki. Further, he along with his teammates Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik and Jitender Singh guided India to a second-place in the equestrian team event.
18. (b) Rani Rampal
The closing ceremony of the 18th Asian Games was held on September 1, 2018 in Indonesia. Indian women hockey captain Rani Rampal was India’s flag-bearer for the occasion. India ended their Asian Games 2018 campaign with the highest medal tally at the tournament ever.
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