India has won only one medal in Sepak Takraw at the Asian Games, a bronze in the men’s team regu event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The team consisted of Niken Khangembam, Sanjeck Singh Waikhom, Dheeraj Kumar, Jotin Singh Ngathem, Lalit Kumar, Sandeep Kumar, Seitaram Thokchom, Harish Kumar, Malemnganba, Sorokhaibam, Jiteshor Gurumayum, Henary Wahengbam and Akash Yumnam.
They had been training together for the past two years, and they were determined to make India proud.
The team faced tough competition in the semifinals, losing to Thailand, the defending champions. However, they bounced back in the bronze medal match, defeating Vietnam to secure India’s first medal in sepak takraw at the Asian Games.
The bronze medal was a significant achievement for Indian sepak takraw, and it is hoped that it will inspire more people to take up the sport. India has a long history of playing traditional games like kho-kho and kabaddi, and sepak takraw is a natural fit for the country.
With more investment and support, India could become a force to be reckoned with in sepak takraw. The sport is growing in popularity in India, and the future looks bright for Indian sepak takraw players. Sepak takraw is a physically demanding sport that requires a high level of skill and athleticism.
It is also a very strategic game, and the players must be able to think quickly and make split-second decisions.
The Indian team that won the bronze medal in 2018 was a young team, and they are all still relatively new to the sport.
However, they showed a lot of promise, and they are expected to be strong contenders for medals in future Asian Games. The team was under the guidance of coach M.K. Muralikrishnan. They faced many challenges along the way, but they never gave up.