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Tag: Asian Games

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Asiad 2018: Shooter Shardul bags silver in men's double trap

Jakarta: Teenage shooter Shardul Vihan bagged silver in the men’s double trap final at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday. The 15-year-old shot 73 to claim the silver medal, while Korea’s 34-year-old Shin Hyunwoo clinched gold scoring 74. Qatar’s Al Marri Hamad Ali settled for bronze after shooting 53. Vihan has emerged as one […]

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Asiad 2018: India bags four bronze medals in wushu

Jakarta: India bagged four bronze medals in the wushu sanda competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday. This is the best ever medal haul by India in wushu at the Asian Games. Three medals came from the men’s competition as Santosh Kumar (56 kiloram), Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh (60kg) and Narender Grewal (65kg) […]

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Asiad 2018: Shooters shine, Wushu, Sepaktakraw players create history

Jakarta: Shooters continued to make the country proud even as Indians created history by ensuring medals in non-traditional sports like wushu and sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday. The Indian contingent enjoyed a superb start to the day as shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medals respectively […]

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Asiad 2018: Saurabh wins gold, Abhishek gets bronze in Men's 10m Air Pistol final

Jakarta: Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medal, respectively in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Tuesday. Saurabh clinched the gold after a score of 240.7 while Abhishek stood third scoring 219.3. Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan secured the silver with […]

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Twitter records 400k tweets on Asiad

New Delhi: Social media giant Twitter recorded over 400,000 tweets as Indian athletes led by wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat began India’s medal rush, by clinching gold medals at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Besides the grapplers, Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Lakhsya Sheoran on Monday bagged silver medals in their respective […]

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India smash Indonesia 17-0 in men's hockey

Jakarta: India’s men’s hockey team began its title defence at the Asian Games in style as they fired 17 goals past Indonesia in their first Pool A match to register their biggest win in the continental competition here on Monday. Youngsters Dilpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singhand Mandeep Singh scored a hat-trick each, while the other goals […]

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Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold

Jakarta: Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women’s Freestyle final here. Vinesh completely dominated the contest, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the yellow metal. Earlier, Vinesh hardly […]

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Asiad 2018: India defeat Thailand 33-23 in women's kabaddi

Jakarta: The Indian women’s kabaddi team registered their second win at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games as they defeated Thailand 33-23 here on Monday. Led by raider Payel Chaudhari, the Indian eves rode on their attack to lead the first half 12-10. They also dominated the second half as their raiders were successful in breaking […]

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Asian Games: Shooters Apurvi, Ravi bag bronze

Jakarta: Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. The Indian pair scored 429.9 in the final round to finish on the podium. Chinese Taipei won the gold with a score of 494.1 while China took […]

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Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony

Jakarta: The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on Saturday night. A day after celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the country’s independence, Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared the Games open following a speech by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chief Sheikh […]

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Asiad flame enters Jakarta, to be paraded in city

Jakarta: The Asian Games flame arrived in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday with a torch relay run planned to circle around the city before being handed over to President Joko Widodo on Independence Day on August 17. The Asiad flame entered Jakarta through East Jakarta-West Java province’s border town of Bogor earlier in […]

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Indian Hockey players including six from Odisha depart for Asian Games 2018

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: All eyes are now on the qualification for 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams today left from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for the Asian Games in Indonesia. Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas are two players from Odisha in the men’s team while Sunita Lakra, Namita […]

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Very less time to prepare but hope to do better at Asiad: Sindhu

Hyderabad: P V Sindhu believes Indian shuttlers haven’t got enough time to prepare for the Asian Games but expects the team to deliver more than just the one bronze medal claimed in the 2014 edition. Indian women’s team had won a bronze medal at Incheon four years ago and Sindhu hoped they can change the […]

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We are underdogs but pressure will be on opponents: TT star Sharath Kamal

Kolkata: Still basking in the afterglow of Commonwealth Games glory, India’s top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal feels the country’s upswing in table tennis will keep its more fancied rivals on their toes at the Asian Games although the team will set foot in Indonesia as underdogs. “This is our best chance to win a team […]

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Indonesia holds massive event to welcome Asiad

Jakarta: The Indonesian capital of Jakarta held a mass event on Sunday to welcome the upcoming Asian Games with the participation of 65,000 people including the president, ministers and senior officials in the government. The event was part of nationwide observances to commemorate the 73rd national Independence Day and to welcome the 18th Asian Games […]

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Indonesia invites Kim Jong-un to Asian Games opening ceremony

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the opening ceremony of the Asian Games which will be held at Bung Karno Stadium here on August 18, authorities said on Wednesday. An invitation was sent by the Indonesian Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani to the President […]

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Asian Games 2018: Indian Sport Climbing squad announced in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Sport Climbing squad for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from August 18 was announced by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. This is the first time that a sport climbing squad will represent India in the prestigious championship. The team comprising Karnataka’s Bharath Pereira, Manipur’s Maibam […]

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Asian Games 2018: 524-member Indian contingent announced

New Delhi: A 524-member Indian contingent will feature in the upcoming Asian Games, slated to be held from August 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Tuesday. The contingent will comprise of 277 men and 247 women athletes from a total of 36 sports disciplines. Of the various sporting […]

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Cuttack girl Rutaparna all set for Asian Games badminton challenge

Cuttack: As an inspiration to many young girls of Odisha, Cuttack’s Rutaparna Panda became the first Odia girl to represent India in badminton in Asian Games. She has been selected in the 20-member badminton team for the upcoming Asian Games to be played in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 18. A trainee in Badminton legend Pullela […]

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Asian Games will be tougher than CWG: Neeraj

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and Indian star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold at the […]

Sushil, Yogeshwar shine in 2014 for Indian wrestling

A long sabbatical and a rejig in weight categories notwithstanding, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt reaffirmed their dominance at the world stage, which included ending a 28-year gold drought at the Asian Games, even as youngsters showed the quality of Indian wrestling's talent reservoir in a successful 2014

World body AIBA bans boxer Sarita for one year

Boxer Sarita Devi, who had refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal, was on Wednesday banned for one year by the world body AIBA, putting an end to the prolonged suspense over her fate following the controversial protest

Saina, Kashyap crash out of Asian Games badminton

In what came as a shock for the Indian fans, star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap fell by the wayside as the two lost their respective women's and men's singles matches to bow out of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday

Indian women bag bronze in double trap shooting

The Indian shooting team comprising Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman bagged a bronze in women's double trap event but Gurpreet Singh narrowly missed out on a medal in his event at the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday

Historic squash show by India, shooters add bronze

Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal scripted history on the squash court, while shooters also continued to deliver medals as India bagged two more bronze to boost their tally to six on the third day of the 17th Asian Games here today

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