India’s Mixed Team and Men’s Team have qualified for the Semi Finals at the Bridge event in the 2018 Asian Games. This assures India of at least two bronze medals from Bridge.
The Mixed Team comprising Kiran Nadar, Satyanarayana Bachiraju, Hema Deora, Gopinath Manna, Himani Khandelwal and Rajeev Khandelwal finished in 1st Place at the end of their round robin matches. They will meet Thailand in their Semi Final match, on 26th August.
The Men’s Team comprising Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumder, Raju Tolani and Ajay Khare finished in 4th place after the round robin stage. They will meet Singapore in the Semi Finals, also on 26th August.
With Bridge being included in the Asian Games for the very first time, these will be the very first medals for India in this sport.
Team India Mixed, Bridge – From Left to Right – Keshav Samant (Coach), Satyanarayana Bachiraju, Kiran Nadar, Gopinath Manna, Hema Deora, Rajeev Khandelwal, Himani Khandelwal, SK Iyengar (Coach)
Team India Men, Bridge – From Left to Right – Ajay Khare, Sumit Mukherjee, Raju Tolani, Debasish Ray (Coach), Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Debabrata Majumder