The Day 13 of Asian Games 2014 will see Indian men’s hockey team take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the gold medal match with pugilists also assuring few medals being added to India’s medal tally on October 2, Thursday at 6.30 am IST. India is currently ranked 11th with 50 medals (7 gold, 9 silver and 34 bronze). See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games
The national anthem was played twice during the day as the men’s hockey won the gold medal after 16 long years and the women’s 4x400m relay team emerged champions for the fourth consecutive time taking India back into top-10 at the ninth spot again in the 17th Asian Games here Thursday. Besides the two gold medals, India also got three bronze medals in the day from boxers Satish Kumar, Vikas Krishan and shotputter Inderjit Singh and took the tally to 54 medals, including nine gold, nine silver and 36 bronze. China is the runaway leader with 321 medals followed by hosts South Korea (211) and Japan (184).
India are also eyeing two more gold medals from kabaddi as both the men and the women’s team will be facing Iran in Friday’s title clash. (IANS)
BRONZE in Men’s Shot Put Final: India’s Inderjeet Singh won the bronze medal in Men’s Shot Put Final. This is fifth medal of the day and 2nd from the track and field events at Asian Games 2014 on day 14. India’s medal tally touches 55 including 9 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze medals.
BRONZE Boxer Vikas Krishnan settles for bronze in Men’s Middleweight 75kg category after losing to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly of Kazakhstan in the semifinal. Earlier Satish Kumar also settled for the bronze medal in Men’s Super Heavyweight 91kg+ category event.
Double delight for India as they not only bag the Asian Games 2014 gold medal but also make direct qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics. India proves their might over in the 17th edition of Asian Games.
GOLD in Athletics India’s good run in the Asian Games continues as the Women’s 4×400 metres win another gold medal in the Asian Games 2014 at Incheon. Their performance is an Asian games record. This performance comes just a few seconds after the Men’s Hockey team beat Pakistan to win gold medal. With this win India reached the top 10 in the 17th Asian Games medals tally.
GOLD in Hockey India defeat their arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in tightly contested finals to bag the Asian Games 2014 gold medal. India are champions after 16 years under the leadership Dhanraj Pillay. Sardar Singh’s men have done their job and in style.
The game has now moved into the penalty shoot out and this is a very apt way to settle a game in which both the teams have been evenly matched so far. India to take the first shot and Chandi will take the strike. He scores, does well there. Hasim to take the first strike for Pakistan, and the goal keeper saves it, India leads. Rupinder to take the shot and he scores as well. India lead 2-0. Waqas to take the second shot for Pakistan and he scores, the goalkeeper saved it on 2 occasions but Waqas was able to score finally. India lead 2-1. Maninder to take the shot for India, he scores but the umpire says that it won’t be counted, what happened there? Pakistan misses again, India lead 2-1. Birendra to take the 4th shot. He scores, excellent stuff there, India lead 3-1. Pakistan scores again, this is now 3-2. Ravindra to take the shot and if he scores, India will win. He has done it, India are the champions. They win the gold for Hockey. They win 4-2 in the shoot outs.
Penalty Shoot-out begin
4th quarter, 60 mins: The Indian team got a very crucial penalty corner at the start of this period of play but once again the Pakistani goalkeeper managed to keep the ball out of the goal post. Both the teams are trying hard to get the result of this game in this session of play itself, but the defensive line from both the teams hae been brilliant in this match. The game has ended in a draw after the 60 mins of play and the game will now go into the decider.
4th quarter, 55 mins: The Pakistan players have tried extremely hard to get the lead back, butbthe Indian defence has been up to their job this time around. India on the other hand haven’t looked as attacking as they were in the earlier quarters. Pakistan had a very near miss in the 53rd min when the Indian Goalkeeper did his ultimate nest to keep theball out of the net from amshot by Shakeel. With just the final 5 minutes to go, the game is heading towards a very exciting finish.
4th quarter, 50 mins: The first period of play of the final session has seen more desperation from both the sides than what we saw in the previous quarter. Although the players are looking a bit tired, they have done well enough to keep the game moving and build constant danger for the opposition teams.
3rd quarter, 45 mins: The half has been quite eventful and balanced as far as the chances created by the teams and the performances are concerned. This last period of play has been balanced as well and there was not much action as far as creating chances are concerned. Pakistan did haveba good chance during the end of the period, but Shafiq couldn’t convert the pass from mid field into a goal.
3rd quarter, 40 mins: Pakistan got their first penalty Corner of the game in the 36th minute. But the Indian defence did well and the goalkeeper made 2 brilliant saves to deny them the goal. Other than that it has been India who has been on the charge the entire period. They have rectified their mistake from the first quarter and has payed more attention on creating chances via short and successful passes.
3rd quarter, 35 mins: The third quarter of the Men’s Hockey Gold medal match could not get better as the pace of the game has picked up since the last goal scored by India and suddenly the Pakistani players are back on the offensive frame of mind. This period has seen the Pakistan team dominating the possession of the ball and they very nearly scored once again in the 33rd minute. Indis too came close to scoring again, but Sunil was denied the shot after an extended run.
Men’s 4x100m Relay: India finish sixth in Men’s 4x100m relay behind China, Kazakhstan, Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
Half-time: India 1-1 Pakistan: Courtesy India’s Kothajit Singh’s 27th minute equaliser, India has set up this exciting dual against Pakistan that looked like going only the defending champions way.
2nd Quarter, 27th minute: India 1-1 Pakistan: Kothajit Singh scores the GOAL for India and we have a match in Hand.In the wee minutes of second quarter, India’s Kothjit Singh scores the equalising goal aand levels the match to 1-1 against Pakistan.
Sardar Singh’s side get the first penalty corner for India. This could be the chance India has been looking for. Pakistan’s sole goal lead of the first quarter continue to doom India’s chances of landing gold medal in Asian Games 22014 as their attacks are very well taken by the formidable Pakistani side.
End of first quarter: Except for the early goal conceded, it has been an even contest between both the finalists – India and Pakistan. Ramandeep Singh’s brilliant effort was saved by the Pakistan goalkeeper. SV Sunil follows up with another attempt on rebound. But it goes, wide. Pakistan lead 1-0 at the end of first quarter.
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1st Quarter 12th minute Pakistan are clearly dominating the first quarter, but quite often their pass is being intercepted by the Indian midfielders. Indian defenders have raised their game following the early goal that was conceded. the game is moving along pretty fast, quite close to conventional india-Pakistan hockey encounter.
1st Quarter 3rd minute – Pakistan get an early lead through a goal by Rizwan Mohammad as he beats the Indian goalkeeper Prajeesh. India had already lost to Pakistan in the group stages and the early goal conceded doesn’t augur well for former champions.
India vs South Korea, Men’s Final gets underway in Incheon at the Seonhak Stadium here Thursday.
Men’s Hockey 3rd/4th Finish: South Korean beat Malaysia in a tightly contested third-fourth place finish match at the Seonhak Stadium here Thursday to bag the bronze medal. They defeated a determined Malaysian side by 3-2. For the gold medal match, India will play Pakistan later in day.
Six-time champions Indian are just one match away from retaining the title as they thumped South Korea 36-25 in the semi-final of men’s kabaddi of 17th Asian Games here Thursday and made it to their seventh consecutive final. In Friday’s title clash, India will meet 2010 Asiad silver medallists Iran, who beat Pakistan 25-14 in the second semi-final held Thursday.
While in the women’s event, Defending champion India stayed on course for their second consecutive Asian Games gold medal in women’s kabaddi as they marched into the final, beating Thailand 41-28 in the semi-final at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here Thursday. In Friday’s title clash, India will be facing Iran, who thrashed Bangladesh 40-15 in the other semi-final.
BRONZE in Men’s Super Heavy (+91 kg) semifinal: Satish Kumar had to settle for bronze in the Men’s Super Heavy (+91 kg) after losing his bout to Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan on down on points. Another round goes Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan way as the three judges favour the man in blue with score of 30-27. India’s Satish Kumar loses first round 9-10 against Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan in Men’s Super Heavy (+91 kg) semifinal. Satish Kumar takes on Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan in Men’s Super Heavy (+91 kg) semifinal. Satish Kumar is playing against Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan, an Olympic and world championship medallist
“The refusal to accept the medal by Indian boxer Sarita Devi was regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship. The matter has gone to the working group of the Olympic Council of Asia who would decide on the matter now,” said Games organising committee’s deputy secretary general, Cheon-taik Son, at the morning media briefing.
The organising committee of Asian Games today said that Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept her bronze medal during the ceremony was “regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship” and the matter has now landed in the doorsteps of Olympic Council of Asia.
Men’s Semifinal: Indian men’s team followed the eves way into the finals of Kabaddi final and assure atleast a silver medal for India. Defending champions India beat South Korea in an evenly poised semifinal match by 36-25 to progress through to final. Post half-time, India proves why they are called the champions of the game as they extend 2 points lead from the first half to lead 28-18 against South Korea in Men’s Kabaddi Semifinal. In the first half, India led South Korea by 14-12 in their men’s semifinal after the first half.
Women’s Semifinal: Indian eves defeated Thailand in an one-sided 41-28 in their women’s semifinal. India will meet Iran in the finals after Iran beat Bangladesh 40-15 in their women’s semifinal. With this win Indian women’s kabaddi team have assured a silver medal for India. Meanwhile, Indian men team will play South Korea at 9.30 am IST today.
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Nothing can match the level of excitement when India play Pakistan and the euphoria only adds if it is the grand finale of any tournament. In the 17th edition of Asian Games, every hockey lover will get to watch the mouth-watering title class as two-times champion India will lock horns with the defending champion Pakistan in the men’s hockey final at the Seonhak Stadium here Thursday.
In the other event, pugilists Satish Kumar and Vikash Krishnan have assured two medals by making to the semi-finals in their respective categories. But the would ensure to carry on the good work and cash on the opportunity to end the Asian Games campaign on a high note for boxing after it was marred by the controversial losses in case of L Sarita and L Devendro Singh.
The Day 13 of Asian Games also has the Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi champions take on their respective opponents in form of South Korea and Thailand for a place in finals. There are lot of action promised from the track and field events on Thursday after India has done considerably well in athletics and would like to keep the medals coming.
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