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Energy of Asia, peace for world at 18th Asiad

Jakarta: The 18th Asian Games came to a close at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium here on Sunday, but the Games will be long remembered for showcasing the energy of Asia, the drive for world peace and host Indonesia’s passion. The two-week, 40-sport Asian Games has been a great athletic success, witnessing six world […]

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Asiad 2018: Indian hockey eves blank China; to fight for gold

Jakarta: Ending a two-decade wait, a resilient Indian women’s hockey team stormed into the final of the 18th Asian Games after edging past World No.11 China 1-0 in the semi-final at the Gelora Bung Karno field here on Wednesday. Inspired by Gurjit Kaur’s solitary goal in the 52nd minute, India ensured themselves of at least […]

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Shuttler Sindhu settles for Asiad silver

Jakarta: Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu had to settle for a historic silver after going down in straight games in the women’s singles final at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday. Third seed Sindhu was no match for World No.1 Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan and was outclassed 21-13, 21-16 in just 34 minutes. The […]

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Asiad 2018: Indian men's archery team settle for silver

Jakarta: The Indian archery compound men’s team had to settle for silver against Korea in a rip-roaring final which ended in a shoot-out after both teams were locked 229-229 here at the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday. India won the first set 60-56, a solid four-point lead over Korea in the four-set final. Korea came […]

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Asiad 2018: Sprinters Dutee, Hima enter 200m semis

Jakarta: Indian athletes Dutee Chand and Hima Das qualified for the women’s 200 metres semi-finals at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday. Dutee won Heat 4 with a time of 23.37 seconds which earned her a direct spot in the semi-finals. She was second in the overall standings at the end of the first […]

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18th Asian Games: Javelin thrower Neeraj wins gold

Jakarta: Reigning Asian champion Neeraj Chopra created a new national record on his way to the men’s javelin gold at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday. Neeraj threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch gold. Neeraj’s gold is India’s second medal in the event in Asiad history. Gurtej Singh had taken a […]

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Asiad 2018: Tajinderpal clinches gold in men's shot put

Jakarta: India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor set a new meet record to clinch the gold medal in the men’s shot put event at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday. Toor hurled the iron ball a distance of 20.75 metres to smash the previous Games record. The previous mark of 20.57m was set by Aboulmajeed Alhabashi […]

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Asiad 2018: Dipika, Joshana, Ghosal settle for bronze in squash singles

Jakarta: All three Indian racqueteers in squash singles settled for bronze medals after Saurav Ghosal, Dipika Palikal Karthik and Joshana Chinappa lost their respective semi-final clashes at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday. Dipika lost 0-3 (7-11, 9-11, 6-11) to defending champion and former World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia while Joshana went down […]

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Asiad 2018: Indian rowers win quadruple sculls gold

Jakarta: Indian rowers Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh came up with a superb performance to win gold in the men’s quadruple sculls category at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. This is only the second gold for India since they started participating in the rowing events at the Asiad. The […]

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Shooter Heena Sidhu bags bronze in 10m Air Pistol event

Palembang (Indonesia): Shooter Heena takes bronze Experienced shooter Heena Sidhu took bronze in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. Heena scored 219.2 in the final. Wang Qian of China won gold with 240.3 while South Korea’s Kim Minjung (237.6) got silver. Manu Bhaker, the other Indian to […]

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Asiad 2018: Dushyant bags bronze medal in men's lightweight single sculls

Jakarta: Rower Dushyant started India’s campaign on the sixth day of the 18th Asian Games on a positive note by bagging the bronze medal in the men’s lightweight single sculls final here on Friday. The 25-year-old, who had also clinched a bronze at the 2014 Asiad, clocked a time of 7 minutes and 18.76 seconds […]

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Asiad 2018: Bopanna-Sharan enter final, Ankita gets bronze

Palembang (Indonesia): The Indian men’s doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan registered a hard fought victory to enter the final at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday. Bopanna and Sharan were made to work hard for an hour and 12 minutes by the Japanese duo of Kaito Uesugi and Sho Shimabukuro before […]

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Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold in women's 25m pistol competition

Palembang: India’s woman shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold medal in the 25m pistol competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday with a Games record score of 34 in the finals to improve upon her bronze medal winning feat at the 2014 edition.

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Asian Games 2018: Shooter Deepak Kumar bags silver in 10m Air Rifle

Jakarta: Shooter Deepak Kumar handed India it’s third medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games after he clinched silver in the Mens 10m Air Rifle category here on Monday. Deepak finished second with a score of 247.7 while compatriot Ravi Kumar finished fourth scoring 205.2. It was also the 30-year-old’s first medal at the Asiad. […]

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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinches gold medal in 65kg category

Jakarta: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal in the 65kg category defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. It was Bajrang’s second successive gold medal in the Asian Games after his triumph in Incheon 2014 in the 61kg category. Soon after his win, he […]

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18th Asian Games: 12 Odisha players eyeing glory for India

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a matter of pride and honour for Odisha, 12 players from the State will be representing India in the 18th Asian Games to kick off in Jakarta from tomorrow. In total, nine women and three male athletes from Odisha will represent India in Athletics, Hockey, Badminton, Gymnastics and Rowing at […]