Asian games 2018 were making headlines for many days. Indians have yet again made us proud with their play. The event has come to an end after many sports played in Indonesia.
The 18th Asian Games closed in a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday as hosts Indonesia dreamed of stepping up to host the Olympics in 2032. Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.
In Asian Games 2018, 23-year-old Tirth Mehta created history by winning the country's first ever eSports medal at Asian Games 2018, coming third and winning bronze in the collectable card-based video game tournament, called Hearthstone.
In eSports' debut at this year's Asian Games, Tirth Mehta from Bhuj, Gujarat, bagged an elusive bronze medal and officially began India's medal count for electronic sports.
Tirth Mehta came third in the championship for Hearthstone, a video game where players have to collect and trade cards. Tirth defeated challengers from Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the qualifiers, before knocking out Japan in the main event.
Since then, accolades have been flowing in from all quarters, including a congratulatory message from the Chief Minister of Gujarat, and a warm welcome back home at Bhuj Airport.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 is still experimenting with which eSports to allow for medal events.
India has won 15 Gold, 24 Silver and 30 Bronze medal bringing total medal tally to 69, one of the finest for India.
Indians are proud of all the athletes of the country for making the country proud. Stay tuned to Laughing Colours for the latest sports news and updates.