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Yogeshwar Dutt wrestled his way like a true champion to lead India out of the rankings rut in Asian Games and bring it back in the top-10 of the medal standings of Asian Games 2014 on Day 9. He led from front to snatch the gold medal away from its opponents to give India its 4th gold medal of 17th edition of Asian Games. His efforts were well supported by players from other sporting events. From tennis, India settled with three bronze medal in form of Yuki Bhambri (men’s singles), Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare (women’s doubles) and Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan (men’s doubles) secured bronze medals. While, medals coming from the track and field events was icing the cake. In fact, the first medal of the day was bagged by young race walker Khushbir Kaur winning silver medal. India continued their winning momnetum from Saturday to Sunday on Day 9 in Incheon to take India’s medal tally to 35 including 4 gold, 5 silver and 26 bronze. We take a look at the 8 medalist who made India proud with their impressive show: Also Read - Schools Reopening From Monday: What is Partial Resumption? Is There Any Compulsion to Attend Classes? FAQs Answered
1. Wrestling: Yogeshwar Dutt won the gold medal in men’s 65kg Freestyle Category Also Read - Coronavirus Creates Havoc: 3 MPs, 6 MLAs And Former President Among COVID's VVIP Victims
Yogeshwar Dutt ended India’s 28-year-old wait for an Asian Games wrestling gold medal at the Dowon Gymnasium here Sunday. Yogeshwar, Olympic bronze medallist, put on a stupendous show in winning 3-0 in the title-clash against Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan. Yogeshwar’s gold in men’s 65kg freestyle was India’s first since 1986, when Kartar Singh had won the yellow metal in the Seoul Games.
2. Athletics: Khushbir Kaur won the silver medal in Women’s 20km Walk
Khushbir Kaur opened India’s medal account on day nine of competitions in the 17th Asian Games, finishing second to win the silver in the women’s 20 kilometre race walk at the Race Walking Course here Sunday. The Indian athlete finished two minutes and a second behind China’s Xiuzhi Lu with a total time of an hour 33 minutes and seven seconds.
3. Tennis: Saina Mirza and Prarthana settle for bronze in Women’s Doubles
Indian women’s doubles tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare settled for the bronze medal after losing the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games here Sunday. Saina-Prarthana lost 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 4-10 in a super tie-breaker to Chinese Taipei’s Wei Chin Chan and Wei Su Hsieh at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts.
4. Tennis: Yuki Bhambri wins the bronze medal in Men’s Singles
India’s Yuki Bhambri settled for the bronze medal, losing to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the men’s singles semi-final of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Sunday. Bhambri, seeded fourth, lost 6-3, 2-6, 1-6 to the Japanese fifth seed in an hour and 44 minutes.
5. Tennis: Yuki Bhambri and Divji Sharan get bronze in Men’s Doubles
The Indian men’s tennis doubles pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan settled for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Sunday. The Indian pair lost the semi-final match 7-6 (10-8), 6-7 (6-8), 9-11 in the super tie-breaker to the South Korean pair of Yongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung.
6. Athletics: Manju Bala wins bronze medal in Women’s Hammer Throw
India’s Manju Bala won the bronze medal in the women’s hammer throw in the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Sunday. Manju threw the hammer to a distance of 60.47 metres in her first attempt to win the bronze. The gold and silver went to China’s Wenxiu Zhang (77.33m) and Zheng Wang (74.16m) respectively.
7. Athletics: Rajiv Arokia wins the bronze medal in Men’s 400m
Rajiv Arokia today bagged a surprise bronze in men’s 400m race in a personal best timing on the second day of the athletics competitions in the Asian Games here today. Arokia clocked a creditable 45.92secs to better his earlier best of 46.13secs which he clocked at the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow in June. Arokia’s effort today was the seventh best ever by an Indian.
8. Athletics: MR Poovamma wins bronze in Women’s 400m race
M R Poovamma bagged a bronze in women’s 400m race as India swelled their medal count from athletics competition to three at the Asian Games here today. Poovamma clocked 52.36secs in the final race behind pre-match favourite Oluwakemi Adekoya (51.59secs) of Bahrain and Vietnam’s Thi Lan Quach (52.06secs) at the Inchon Asiad Main Stadium here.
See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games