Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar win bridge gold for India

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Gold medallists India’s Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar pose with the Indian tricolour after winning in bridge competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta. (Photo | PTI)

JAKARTA, September 1: India won a gold medal in the bridge competition of the 18th Asian Games with Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar clinching the top honours in the men’s pair event, on Saturday.
The 60-year-old Pranab and 56-year-old Shibhnath finished at the top after scoring 384 points in the finals.
The Chinese pair of Lixin Yang and Gang Chen won the silver with a score of 378 and the Indonesian combination of Henky Lasut and Freddy Eddy Manoppo bagged the bronze scoring 374 here.
Another Indian pair of Sumit Mukherjee and Debabrata Majumder finished at the ninth place with a score of 333. (PTI)