Indian men’s regu team today won the first-ever medal for the country in Sepaktakraw in the ongoing Asian Games 2018.
Though, the Indian men’s regu team lost to defending champions Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.
India were placed in Group B with Iran and Indonesia while Group A consisted of Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea.
Earlier, India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.
Following India’s historic achievement in the sport, fans are congratulating the team for winning the bronze medal.
A historic win for Team India in Sepaktakraw (also called Kick Volleyball). It was a maiden medal – a Bronze_ for the team. pic.twitter.com/xB4nRR0ZHb
— Yoshita Ratnam (@Yoshita_R) August 21, 2018
#History has been created!#India has won a medal in Sepak Takraw for the 1st time in the Asian Games!
The team proudly brings home a_in the Men’s Team Regu event
Many congratulations!_ #IndiaAtAsianGames #TeamIndia #SepakTakraw #AsianGames2018 #ProudIndia #SAI__ pic.twitter.com/tCuRQFto2B
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 21, 2018
9TH MEDAL _ FOR INDIA __
Historic Medal !
India wins 1st ever #Sepaktakraw medal at #AsianGames_ ___ by clinching a Bronze_.Sepak takraw is a volleyball styled sport in which players use their feet, head, knees and chest to hit the ball across the net#AsianGames2018_ pic.twitter.com/qWeDattorK
— Balaji Duraisamy (@balajidtweets) August 21, 2018
— Nishant Kumar (@NishantSKumar) August 21, 2018
— Madhusudhanan k (@madhu_k92) August 21, 2018
Sepaktakraw is a volleyball-style sport in which players use their feet, knees, and chest to send the ball into the opponent’s court.
This is India’s 9th medal in the current season of Asian Games. India now stands at 7th position in the medal tally with 3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.