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The first day of action begins at Asian Games 2014 after a great opening ceremony in Incheon on September 20 at 05:30 am IST. The Indian contingent hoping to improve their last edition’s total haul of 14 gold medals at Guangzhou, will bank on their shooters and weightlifters to add a new leaf in Asia’s largest multi-sports event. Catch all the live updates of Asian Games 2014 here on September 20, 2014. See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games
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Women’s Team Quarterfinal: PV Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa win the first game 21-16 in the final match of women’s team quarterfinals.They followed it with the straight second set win 21-17 to help India win 3-2 over Thailand and take Indian Women’s Team to semi-finals. Indian women’s badminton team advance to semi-finals, assures bronze medal with the win over Thailand.
Women’s Team Quarterfinal: Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy-Pradnya Gadre lose the third game 16-21 to the Thai duo. They had won the second game 21-18 after losing the first game 17-21 to Porntip Buranaprasertsuk-Kunchala Voravichitchaikul in match 4 of women’s team quarterfinal. India and Thailand level at 2-2 in the Women’s Team Quarterfinal.
India’s Sanathoi Devi Yumnam reaches quarterfinals after beating Mubarak Kamalova of Uzbekistan in Women’s Sanda -52kg Round of 16. India’s Narender Grewal beats Mangal Prasad Tharu of Nepal to enter men’s sanda -60kg category.
Women’s Team Quarterfinal: PC Thulasi suffered straight games 21-12, 21-14 defeat at the hands of Busanan Ongbamrungphan in match 3 of women’s team quarterfinal. India lead Thailand 2-1 with two more matches to go.
Women’s Team Quarterfinal: PV Sindhu follows Saina Nehwal’s footsteps to beat Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in straight games in women’s team quarterfinal match 2 to give India 2-0 lead over Thailand.
Women’s Team Quarterfinal: Saina Nehwal again started off with a win to give India 1-0 lead after beating Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-15, 17-21, 21-18 in women’s team quarters. The Indian women team earlier defeated Macau 3-0 to progress in quarterfinals.
Indian Judoka Kalpana Devi Thoudam lost to Kazakhstan’s Lenariya Mingazova in bronze medal match of Women’s -52kg event. Overall, Asian Games 2014 proved to be a disappointing tour for the Judokas that could win single medal here in Incheon after raising hopes with great performances in Glasgow Games.
Saurav Ghosal beats Ahmad Khaleel Alsaraj of Jordan 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 in round of 16 to enter quarterfinals of Men’s Singles event. This is great news for the men’s field in squash that has so far been dominated by pin-up quash girls Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal.
India’s top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa won their respective openers here today and set up an exciting contest in the quarterfinals. World No.21 Chinappa blanked 183rd ranked South Korea Song Sunmi 11-9 11-7 11-7 at the Yeorumul Squash Courts. While, World No.12 Pallikal defeated 150th ranked Jinyue Gu of China 11-6 10-12 11-6 11-4. The two will play tomorrow on Sunday.
India beat Palestine 89-49 in Men’s Basketball with a dominant display in the Men’s Qualifying Round Group B Match.
Thoudam Kalpana Devi defeated Pei Ju Lien of Chinese Taipei in Women’s -52 kg Final of Repechage. Kalpana will face Kazakhstan’s Lenariya Mingazova in the bronze medal match scheduled at 3.30 pm IST. While Shugen Wu of China defeated Likmabam Shushila Devi in Women’s -48kg Final of Repechage.
India beat Hong Kong 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 in Men’s Volleyball Preliminary round. India win third set 25-16 against Hong Kong, lead 2-1 in Men’s Preliminary Round – Group C match. India win second set 25-18 after losing the first set by 23-25 in closely fought affair.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu finishes 9th with a total lift of 171kg (75kg snatch + 96kg clean & jerk), whereas, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu finishes 10th with 166kg (73kg + 93kg) in the Women’s 48kg event. Sukhen Dey finishes 5th with a total lift of 242kg (106kg snatch + 136kg clean & jerk) in the Men’s 56kg Group B event.
Yingnan Ma of China beats Thoudam Kalpana Devi in Women’s -52kg quarterfinal match. Kalpana had won the bronze medal in Glasgow Games 2014. The performances by judokas have been below par as earlier Shushila Likmabam, Navjot Chana lost their respective matches in the Women’s -48kg event and Men’s -60kg event respectively, marking the end of their journey at Asian Games 2014. Emi Yamagishi of Japan beats Likmabam Shushila Devi and Boldbaatar Ganbat of Mongolia defeated Navjot Chana.
India beat Oman 3-0 in Women’s Team First Round of Tennis. Sania Mirza, India’s most famous tennis star was not playing against Oman as Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina of India won their respective singles matches. As for in the third rubber, Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara was handed a walkover in the doubles match.
Shooters Jitu Rai, Shweta Chaudhary begin medal fest for India
Indian shooter Jitu Rai Saturday clinched the gold medal in the men’s 50 metre pistol event in the Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here. The silver medal went to Vietnam’s Hoang Phuong Nguyen while China’s Wei Pang settled for the bronze. Shweta Chaudhry shot the first medal for India in the 2014 Asian Games after she won the bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Saturday. (Agency)
50m Pistol Men’s finals: Jitu Rai tied at 160.8 with Vietnam’s Nguyen Hoang Phuong hit a shocking 7.4 shot to give advantage to Hoang. In a nail biting last two shots, the difference between the two shooters, there is a difference of 0.2 with Rai leading. And Jitu Rai creates history as he hits 8.4 shot compared to Hoang’s nervous 5.8 shot to win the gold medal, the first gold at Asian Games 2014. Shooter Jitu Rai wins gold medal in 50m Pistol Men’s finals
Jitu Rai leads the starting list in the 50m Pistol Men’s finals. At the end of six shots, Jitu Rai stood at the fourth rank in the standings with 56.6. The first to eliminate from the finals was PU Qifeng. Heavy pressure on Jitu Rai with score of 73.8 before he hit a 10.4 shot to hang in the finals, while the second to eliminate was Jin Jongoh of South Korea. Singapore’s Swee Hon Lim eliminated after a shocking low score of 4.4 shots. Jitu Rai is leading the top spot with 113.3 and Nguyen Hoang Phuong replaced him on the top after Rai hit an average shot of 8.3 to drop down. China’s Pang Wei eliminated next from the finals. Vietnam’s Nguyen Hoang Phuong led with 141.6 while Rai is second with 140.9. Jitu Rai is assured of bronze medal.
Women 10m Air Pistol Finals: Shooter Shweta Chaudhary wins first bronze medal in Women 10m Air Pistol Finals. Shweta Chaudhary after 3 shots lead the points standings with 30.8. After another 3 shots, Chaudhary leads with 60.8 points in the finals. Shweta slipped to sixth place and then moved to third place with 128.4 points with Zhang of China leading the standings. Shweta Chaudhary, the world no. 46 hit a 10.6 to avoid elimination among four and should assure a bronze for India. There is a shoot-off between Chaudhary and China’s Zhou for the bronze medal tied at 157.3 points. And she hit a 10.7 while her Chinese opponent hit a 10.0 to assure a bronze medal on the opening day of Asian Games 2014 after 16 shots. She will have to be content with bronze as she hit 8.6 shot.
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