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 The 2018 Asian Games officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta-Palembang 2018 was held in Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang which concluded on 2nd September 2018. The 2 weeks long program which started in 18th August 2018 had 45 Nations participating with 11,646 Athletes in total of 465 events(40 Sports).


Nepalese Representatives on the Opening Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia
 
Nepal started its participation from 1951 Asian Games in Delhi and have taken part in all editions except for two occasions — Philippines (1954) and Indonesia (1962). In the past 15 editions, Nepal have won a total of 23 medals — one silver and 22 bronze medals. Nepal won one medal each from the last two outings — Guangzhou (2010) and Incheon (2014).In this 18th Asian Games, Nepal took part in 29 sports disciplines with 186 athletes among which 130 were men and 56 were women. For this event Chief the Mission and Deputy Chief the Mission from Nepal were Mr. Keshab Kumar Bista and Mr. Dhirendra Pradhan respectively.
                                    
Sport Men Women Total
Archery 4 1 5
Athletics 3 2 5
Badminton 4 4 8
Basketball 3X3 4 4 8
Boxing 5 3 8
Cycling 2 0 2
Fencing 4 4 8
Football 21 0 21
Golf 4 0 4
Judo 4 4 8
Kabaddi 12 0 12
Karate 4 4 8
Kurash 1 1 2
Paragliding 5 3 8
Pencak silat 1 0 1
Sepak takraw 5 0 5
Shooting 1 2 3
Roller sports 1 0 1
Sport climbing 2 0 2
Squash 4 0 4
Swimming 2 2 4
Table tennis 3 3 6
Taekwondo 6 8 14
Tennis 3 3 6
Triathlon 2 2 4
Volleyball 12 0 12
Weightlifting 2 2 4
Wrestling 3 0 3
Wushu 6 4 10
Total 130 56 186
 
China led the medal tally for the tenth consecutive time. Nepal won one silver medal, four national records and a total of 24 wins finishing 33rd.
The men’s team of Bimal Adhikari, Bijay Gautam, Sushil Gurung, Yukesh Gurung and Bishal Thapa finished second in the 10-nation Cross Country event. Nepal missed the historic gold medal to Japan by a small margin but the second-ever silver medal came after the gap of 20 years.
Four Nepali athletes set new national records; from Weight Lifting lifters Kamal Bahadur Adhikari, Tara Devi Pun and Sanju Chaudhary along with athlete Som Bahadur Kumal (800m) from Athletics.

 Medal Ceremony of the Paralagliding Cross Country Event