Jitu Rai_Day One

Asian Games 2014 officially kick started post the extravaganza opening ceremony on September 19 amidst the fun and frolic of the 10,000 athletes’ participating from 45 countries and regions vying for gold in 36 sports. But the real action for the quest of the topmost honour begins from September 20 at Incheon. Since the beginning of the Asian Games way back in 1951, India remains to be only the third nation apart from China and Japan to finish at the top of the medal standings, will start their campaign at the 17th edition of Asian Games with major stars fielded on the Day 1 of the Asian Games. Also see Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games

The Day 1 of Asian Games 2014 will see India participate in sporting events like badminton, squash, tennis, judo, shooting, wushu, volleyball, rowing, handball and equestrian. With 18 medals at stake on the first day of Incheon Games, the first medals of the Day 1 is highly dependent from the Indian shooters especially from Jitu Rai who recently won the silver medal in the Granada World Championship that helped him gain a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Asian Games 2014 Schedule of Day One:  September 19, 2014 Saturday

SHOOTING
10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification: Shweta Chaudhry, Heena Sidhu, Malaika Goel at 04:30 am IST
10m Air Pistol Women’s Team Finals: Shweta Chaudhry, Heena Sidhu, Malaika Goel at 04:30 am IST
Trap Men’s Qualification Day 1: Mansher Singh, Darius Kynan Chenai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu at 05:30 am IST
50m Pistol Men’s Qualification: Om Prakash, Jitu Rai, Omkar Singh at 06:00 am IST
50m Pistol Men’s Team Finals: Om Prakash, Jitu Rai, Omkar Singh at 06:00 am IST

WEIGHTLIFTING
Women’s 48kg Group A (Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu) at 12:30 pm IST
Men’s 56kg Group B ( Sukhen Dey) at 10:30 am IST

BADMINTON
Women’s Team Round of 16 Match: India vs Macau at 05:30 am IST
Men’s Team Round of 16 Match: India vs South Korea at 09:30 am IST

EQUESTRIAN
Dressage Team Prix St-Georges: (Rajendra Shubhsri, Nadia Haridass, Vanita Malhotra, Shruti Vora) at 08:30 am IST

BASKETBALL
Men’s Group B, India vs Palestine at 12:45 pm IST

CYCLING
Women’s Team Sprint Qualifying – Heat 1 (Deborah and Kezia Vergheese) at 12:30 IST
Men’s Team Sprint Qualifying – Heat 1 (Amrit Singh, Amrit Nagi and Alan Baby) at 12:45 IST

JUDO
Men’s 60kg Elimination Round of 32: Navjot Chana vs Almaraghy Abdalla (Kuwait)
Women’s 48kg Elimination Round of 16: Likmabam Shushila Devi vs Kubeeva Mukaddas (Uzbekistan)
Women’s 52kg Elimination Round of 16: Thoudam Kalpana Devi vs Khadka Devika (Nepal)

ROWING
Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls Heat 2: Dushiant Dushyant

SQUASH
Women’s Singles Round of 16 Match: Joshana Chinappa vs Song Sunmi (South Korea); Dipika Pallikal vs Gu Jinyue (China)
Men’s Singles Round of 16 Match: Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu vs Almezayen Abdullah (Kuwait)

TENNIS
Women’s Team Second Round: India vs Oman

WUSHU
Men’s Changquan Final: Anjul Namdeo
Men’s Sanda 60kg Round of 16: Narender Grewal vs Mangal Prasad Tharu (Nepal)
Men’s Sanda 65kg Round of 16: M Bimoljit Singh vs Salaheddin Bayramov (Turkmenistan)
Women’s Sanda 52kg Round of 16: Yumnam Sanathoi Devi vs Kamalova Mubarak (Uzbekistan)
Men’s Sanda 56kg Round of 16: Santosh Kumar vs Rizaidin Railin (Kazakhstan)
Women’s Sanda 60kg Round of 16: Wangkhem Sandhyarani Devi vs Thi Ly Tan (Vietnam).

HANDBALL
India v Chinese Taipei (Men’s Group D)
India vs Korea (Women’s Group A)

VOLLEYBALL
India vs Hong Kong (Men’s Group C)
India v Korea (Women’s Group A).

Also Read: Asian Games 2014 Schedule: Time Table & Fixtures of 17th Incheon Asian Games