Day 11 of Asian Games 2014 will see boxers Mary Kom, L Sarita Devi, Pooja Rani going for the kill to better the colour of the medals while CWG 2014 gold medalist Vikas Gowda will be in action along with the Indian men’s hockey team try to clear the South Korean test on September 30, Tuesday at 6.30 am IST. India is currently ranked 9th with 42 medals (6 gold, 7 silver and 29 bronze). See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games
Thanks to Vikas Gowda’s silver medal in discus throw, India maintain top-1o rankings in the Asian Games 2014 medal standings while final berths assured by boxer MC Mary Kom and the Indian men’s hockey team competed the Day 11 for India. Indian hockey team made to finals of Asian Games after a gap of 12 as they defeated formidable side in South Korea. India also added 2 bronze in boxing and 1 in yachting take their medal tally to 46 with 6 gold, 8 silver and 32 bronze.
Men’s Middle (75kg) Quarterfinal: Vikas Krishan advances into Men’s Middle (75kg) semifinals after beating Hurshidbek Normatov of Uzbekistan 3-0
Women’s 800m Final: India’s Tintu Luka and Sushma Devi qualify for Women’s 800m final by finishing top with a time of 2:04.28 in Heat 1. India’s Sushma Devi finished third in Heat 2 to qualify for Women’s 800m final.
Men’s Discus Throw Final: Vikas Gowda settled for silver medal in Men’s Discus Throw with his highest throw of 62.58m in the second attempt. He missed the last three attempts while the gold medal winner Ehsan Hadadi of Iran was magnificent in his throw of 65.11m. Vikas Gowda made fault in his fourth attempt while Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi threw another great score of 64.89m to lead in Men’s Discus Throw Final. In third attempt, India’s Vikas Gowda makes a throw of 60.77m but still ranks second behind Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi makes throw of 65.11m to take lead over Vikas Gowda’s throw of 62.58m in second attempt to lead in Men’s Discus Throw Final. He earlier threw 59.52m in the first attempt.
Indian men’s hockey team found their lost midas touch back again to advance to the finals in Asian Games 2014. They have assured a silver for India but would not like to settle down for anything less than gold. The other highlight was boxing champion MC Mary Kom securing a berth in the gold medal bout of the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) after a convincing win in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday.
29er – Women’s Two Person Dinghy: Indian pair of Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan win bronze in 29er – Women’s Two Person Dinghy behind Thailand and Singapore. This is another unexpected medal coming from the Indian athlete from a not very hopeful medal event.
Men’s Hockey Semi-final, India vs South Korea: India beats South Korea with the sole goal of Akashdeep in the third qaureter to enter the men’s hockey final for the gold medal game at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium – Pitch 1. South Korea has been given free hit but India escapes. South Korea is looking for that equalizing goal but the great defense provided by Ramandeep Singh and army is just not allowing the Korean to breakthrough. Less than five minutes to go for India to emerge victorious.
The sole goal by India’s Akashdeep Singh in the dying minutes of 3rd quarter helps Idnia maintain the lead over South Korea as less than 9 minutes to go for the match.
India lead 1-0 against South Korea at the end of 3rd quarter in Men’s Hockey Semis. The first goal of the first semifinal match has been finally scored and it is India’s Akashdeep Singh who scored giving the lead to India in the 3rd quarter.
Super Heavyweight (+91kg) Quarterfinal: Satish Kumar defeats Eishaish Hussein of Jordan in their Super Heavyweight (+91kg) quarterfinal bout. He enters semi-finals, assure another medal for India.
Bantamweight (56kg) Quarterfinal: Shiva Thapa loses 0-3 to Mario Fernandez of Philippines in their Bantamweight (56kg) quarterfinal bout
Men’s Hockey Semi-final, India vs South Korea: At the end of half-time, India and South Korea remain locked at 0-0 with none of the side still making the breakthrough. In the two quarters, India has been the more aggressive of the two teams with 3 shots on the goal compared to Korea’s none.
The defending champions India beat their neighbours Pakistan in a comfortable one-sided group match by 23-11. The Pakistani side tried making some some sort of come back in the second half but solid Indian side gave no easy points as they emerge winner of Preliminary group A. India take on Pakistan in their Group A Kabaddi match. Indian players scored regularly against the arch rivals and were ahead 17-4 after the first half. Pakistan players on the other hand looked completely lost.
Women’s Middle (69-75kg) Semifinal: Pooja Rani is second boxer in line after Laishram Sarita Devi to settle for bronze medal on Day 11 of Asian Games 2014. Pooja Rani looked dissapointed as she went down to Chinese Li Qian after the judges unanimously favoured the Chinese over India boxer.
Women’s Light (57—60kg) Semifinal: Laishram Sarita Devi settles for Bronze in Women’s Light (57—60kg) after all the three judges gave the last round in Park Jina of South Korea’s favour. They gave Jina 30 and Devi 27. She lost by 3-0 in semifinals.
Heavy blows to South Korean Park Jina as Laishram Sarita Devi unleashes her fury of heavy goood punches.The third round saw Devi clubbing the South KOrean right in the middle of her face. But its the Korean who take the third round as two of the judges favoured her. Laishram Sarita Devi wins second round 28-29 in Women’s Light (57—60kg) Semifinal. Laishram Sarita Devi loses first round 9-10 in Women’s Light (57—60kg) Semifinal
Women’s Flyweight (48-51kg): Brilliant display of boxing by the celebrated MC Mary Kom assured India a sure-shot silver medal in boxing as she raced through her semifinals match Women’s Fly (48-51kg) against the Vietnamese boxer. The left and right combination worked well for the 31-year-old MC Mary Kom as she defetaed Le Thi Bang from Vietnam 3-1 to enter the finals of Women’s Fly (48-51kg) where she will vie for the gold medal.
It is 3-0 for Mary Kom as takes the third game with the perfect score of 30-27. Another perfect score for Mary Kom as she takes second round 30-27 against Le Thi Bang Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Semifinal Match Mary Kom wins first round 30-27 against Le Thi Bang Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Semifinal Match. MC Mary Kom of India will take on Le Thi Bang of Vietnam in the Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Semifinal match scheduled at 10:30 am IST
Greco-Roman 80kg Quarterfinal Bout: Harpreet Singh is out in quarterfinals of Greco-Roman 80kg against Uzbekistan Besiki Saldadze. Harpreet Singh led by 0-2 at the end of first round and was headbutt by Uzbekistan Besiki Saldadze and bled profusely.
Greco-Roman 71kg Quarterfinal Bout: India’s Krishankant Yadav loses 0-4 against Jihyun Jung of Korea in their Greco-Roman 71kg quarterfinal bout
Greco-Roman 59kg 1/8 Final Bout : India’s Ravinder Singh had positional disadvantage and he loses to Almat Kebispayev of Kazaksthan in their Greco-Roman 59kg 1/8 final bout by 0-8
Women’s Team Group A 3rd Match: India beat Korea 45-26 in their Women’s Team Preliminary Group A match. India lead 27-10 against South Korea at the half time in Songdo Global University Gymnasium – Court 2.
Men’s 400 Hurdles Round 1 Heat 2: Jithin Paul qualifies for the Men’s 400 Hurdles Final. He finished second behind Chinese Taipei’s Chia Hsuan in 51.76 time compared to Hsuan’s 51.63.
Men’s 400 Hurdles Round 1 Heat 1: Joseph Abraham fails to qualify for the finals after finishing third (51.04) in the Men’s 400 Hurdles Heat 1 behind Chinese Taipei’s Chieh Chen (50.11) and Bahrain’s Khamis Abbas Ali (50.22).
Women’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 1: Ashwini Akkunji finishes second in Women’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 1 in 57.67s to qualify for the final. She finished behind Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Adekoya time of 55.09.
Read the Complete Schedule of Indian Players in Action on Day 11 of Asian Games 2014
The last three days saw India win 25 medals and also qualify for medal round events to keep the numbers adding to their medal tally. After a well balanced show by the grapplers, it will be pugilists turn to bring in glories for the country. From the boxing ring, it will be famed Mary Kom along with other boxers like L Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani, trying to box their way into the respective categories finals. They have already assured atleast a bronze for themselves.
In other sporting event, the spotlight will be on the men’s hockey team that will take on hosts South Korea for a place in final. Considered to be one of the toughest opponents for the Indian side, it will be exciting to watch the Indian side overcome them at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday.
India has also witnessed good performances by its athletes in the track and field events and would once again be looking to its best medal hope discus thrower and Commonwealth Games 2014 gold medalist Vikas Gowda to emerge victorious at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.
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