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The Indian contingent had another good day at Incheon in the 17th Asian Games with a few medals and few semi-final victories. Even as there were no gold medals,won on Day 11 there were a lot of moments that made India proud. While the men’ hockey team and Mary Kom qualified for the final, Vikas Gowda, Pooja Rani and varsha Gautham were among the medal winners. However, the highlight of the day was Sarita Devi’s loss against South Korea’s Jina Park in the semi-final of women’s light weight boxing. Also Read - 16 Countries Provide Visa-Free Entry to Indian Passport Holders: Govt Tells Rajya Sabha
1. Vikas Gowda claims silver medal in Men’s Discus Throw Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: 13 Hours of Marathon Talks Between India, China Fail to Bring Any Breakthrough, Claim Reports
India’s Vikas Gowda finished second to claim silver in the men’s discus throw final at the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. Gowda’s best throw of 62.58 metres came on the second of his six attempts at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi won gold with a best throw of 65.11m while Qatar’s Mohammed Ahmed Dheeb took home the bronze with 61.25m.
2. Boxing: Sarita Devi won bronze medal in women’s light weight (57-60kg)
Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi settled for silver after losing the women’s light weight (57-60kg) semi-final of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. The 32-year-old Indian lost 0-3 in an unanimous decision to South Korea’s Jina Park at the Seonhak Gymnasium.
3. Boxing: Pooja Rani won bronze in women’s middleweight (69-75kg)
Indian boxer Pooja Rani settled for the bronze medal after losing the semi-final of the women’s middleweight (69-75kg) event of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. Pooja lost 0-2, with the third judge giving a tied score, to China’s Li Qian at the Seonhak Gymnasium.
4. Sailing: Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan win bronze in 29er – women’s two person dinghy
The Indian pair of Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan finished second in the 12th and the final race to claim the bronze medal in the 29er – women’s two person dinghy – at the 17th Asian Games at the Wangsan Sailing Marina here Tuesday. Skipper Varsha and crew Aishwarya finished the race, one minute and 41 seconds behind the Thai skipper-crew pair of Noppakao Poonpat and Nichapa Waiwai in the 12th race. The Thai duo went on to win the gold medal with a net 19 points.