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The Day 2 of action begins at Asian Games 2014 in Incheon on September 20 at 05:30 am IST. After India bagged 2 medals in shooting on Day 1, one would expect more medals coming on Day 2 with 28 medals on stake. Catch all the live updates of Asian Games 2014 here on September 21, 2014. See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games Also Read - Proud Moment! 17-Year-Old Surat Girl Appointed Green Ambassador By United Nations Environment Programme
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In the semi-finals match taking place between India and South Korea, the Indian side lost to the home nation 1-3 after PC Thulasi lost the must win match 4 in straight sets. Only Saina Nehwal won her match in the opener while PV Sindhu squandered a game lead to lose her match eventually. Young Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi-Pradnya Gadre and PC Thulasi were no match to the experienced players from South Korea.
Women’s Team Semifinals: India suffers straight games defeat as Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi-Pradnya Gadre go down to Kim Soyeong-Chang Yena of Korea in third match of the Women’s Team semifinal. India have to win fourth match to keep their final hopes alive with PC Thulasi playing the singles match.
Women’s Team Semifinals: PV Sindhu could not maintain the lead provided by Saina Nehwal as the 19-year-old lost the second singles match to BAE Yeonju 14-21, 21-18, 21-13. India is now level at 1-1 with South Korea in the semifinal match
Thailand crushed India to a humiliating 10-0 loss in the first round of Women’s Group A match. Thailand scored 8 goals in the first half and completed the win with another 2 goals coming inn second half.
India put up a brave fight against Saudi Arabia but left themselves a mountain to climb in the final two quarters, finally losing 67-73 in the men’s basketball qualifying round Group B match of the 17th Asian Games here Sunday. After a tight first quarter, India fell 13 points behind their opponents in the second and that game remained the same in the third. IANS
Women’s Team Semifinals: PV Sindhu started off slowly in the second match of the women’s team semi-finals but quickly overcame to take the first game 21-14.
Women’s Team Semifinals: Saina Nehwal ran over her opponent in third and final game 21-9 to gave India 1-0 lead in this semi-final match against strong South Korean side. In tough three games match, Saina Nehwal of India defeated Jihyun Sung of South Korea 21-12, 10-21, in singles match 1 of semis. Saina Nehwal won the first game in 18 minutes before sung made a comeback to take the second game 21-10.
In the opening match of Pool B, Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh leads his side to an emphatic 8-0 win over minnows islander Sri Lanka. They scored 5 goals at the end of half time against hapless Sri Lankan side. They would nexy play Oman on September 23 and arch rivals Pakistan on September 25.
Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal assured India of 2 medals from squash after they won their respective singles quarter-final matches, Dipika defeated 3-2 against compatriot and doubles partner Joshana Chinappa at the Asian Games here Sunday.
Squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal during a press conference.
Dipika won 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9 in one hour and 41 minutes at the Yeorumul Squash Courts. Even if she loses in the semi-final, she will win the bronze. Saurav Ghosal assured India a bronze as he entered the men’s singles semi-final with a 3-1 win over Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday. The top seeded Ghosal won 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 in the quarter-final which lasted 58 minutes. (Agencies)
Men’s Pool B match: Ramandeep Singh scored another field goal just before the half time to take the scoreline to 5-0 at the end of first half. Kangujam Chinglensana Singh scores another brilliant field goal to make it 4-0 for India against Sri Lanka. VR Raghunath converted a penalty corner just before the end of 1st quarter to make it 3-0. The first goal was scored by Danish Mujtaba in the 5th minute to give India 1-0 lead over Sri Lanka. It was followed by Rupinderpal Singh quickly, who converted a penalty-stroke to make it 2-0 for India.
In a royal battle of countrywomen, Dipika Pallikal defeated her doubles partner Joshna Chinappa in marathon five games to advance to Women’s Singles Semi-finals. She won the quarterfinals match 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9. With this, Dipika Pallikal assures herself a bronze medal at Asian Games 2014.
Women’s Singles Quarterfinals: Joshna Chinappa levels the quarterfinals match by winning the fourth game 17-15 with real titanic struggle going on between India’s leading squash players. Earlier, Dipika Pallikal after dropping the first games does well to take the next two games on a trot. She takes the third game in the quarterfinals match against fellow countrywoman Joshna Chinappa 11-8. Dipikal Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa level at 2-2.
India’s Saurav Ghosal produced a fine performance in the quarterfinal match against Nasir Iqbal to win it in four games. Saurav Ghosal with this 3-1 win assured second medal in sqaush this Asian Games 2014. He defeated Nasir Iqbal 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 in 58 minutes. There would be a minimum of bronze medal from Saurav as the ladies Joshna and Dipika are fighting it out in women’s singles quarterfinals.
Women’s Singles Quarterfinal: In an all Indian quarterfinal match, Dipika Pallikal made a fighting comeback to take the second game 11-9. Earlier, Joshna Chinappa beats Dipika Pallikal to take the first game 11-7 in 9 minutes. At this moment, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa are level at 1-1.
None of the Indian swimmers could make to the finals of different events of swimming. Aaron D’Souza finished with 4th in Men’s 200m Butterfly – Heat 1. Prathapan Nair finished 7th in Men’s 100m Backstroke – Heat 3. Saurabh Sangvekar finished 5th in Men’s 200m Freestyle – Heat 4.
Indian male tennis players Yuki Bhambhri and Sanam Singh led India to an easy win over neighbours Nepal to advance to quarter-finals of men’s team event. They posted a crushing 3-0 victory.
Jitu Rai, Samaresh Jung & Prakash Nanjappa win bronze medal in 10m air pistol men’s team event. Photo Credits: AFP
Jitu Rai Sunday spearheaded India’s 10 metre air pistol team to clinch the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games but missed out on an individual medal finishing fifth at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here. The three medals that Indians have won till now are all from shooting. Shweta Chaudhry has also won the bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol event Saturday to open India’s medal count and shortly after Rai gave the country the first gold medal from the Incheon Games. (Agencies)
Men’s Team Second Round: Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh lead India to 3-0 victory over Nepal in Men’s Team Round 2. Sanam Singh defeated Abhishek Bastola 6-0, 6-1 in Match 1 while Yuki Bhambhri defeated Jeetendra Periyar 6-0, 6-0 in Match 2. In Rubber 3, Saketh Sai Myneni and Divij Sharan won the men’s doubles match to progress to next round.
SHOOTING: 10m Air Pistol Men
KIM Cheongyong won the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Men’s Finals with 201.2. Pang Wei of China took silver medal finishing second with another South Korean Jin Jongoh taking the bronze medal with 179. 3 points. India’s Jitu Rai finished 5th with 138.3 points.
Jitu Rai eliminated from 10m Air Pistol Men’s finals. After the end of 10 shots, India’s Jitu Rai was second tied with local boy from South Korea Kim Cheongyong at 100.3 points. With five left in the fray, Jitu Rai in trouble as he drops to fifth place.
10m Air Pistol Men’ Finals: Jitu Rai hit a low 9.5 to drop down. After the first stage competition, Jitu Rai is second with 80.4 points with first elimination in form of PU Qifeng. After the end of six shots, Jitu Rai was leading with 60.7 points. At the end of eight shot rounds, there would be first elimination from the finals.
India won their first medal of Day 2 after finishing third and bagged bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol Men’s Team. The trio from India Jitu Rai, Samaresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa shot a total of 1743.64 just a 0.01 point difference from the silver medalist from China. The host country, South Korea clinched the gold medal with a score of 1744.71 points.
10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification: Shooter Jitu Rai has qualified for the finals of 10m air pistol taking place at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range. He finished behind Rashid Yunusmetov of Kazakhstan with 585.27 points. Samaresh Jung finished at ninth position while Prakash Nanjappa finished 14th in the qualification.
The Indian women’s badminton team ensured a bronze in this event after a long gap of 28 years when the side last won in Seoul Asian Games 1986. Indian side will face tough test from South Korea in the semi-finals.
Shooter Jitu Rai who gave India its first gold medal by winning 50m pistol at the 17th Asian Games to open India’s medal account. Jitu Rai will be in action on day 2 of the Asian Games 2014 in the 10m air pistol along with several other medal winners like Prakash Nanjappa, Manavjit Singh Sandhu vying to get top-notch standings for India. Indian women’s shuttlers and squash players have also assured the country of two more medals here Saturday.
Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa won their respective opening round matches of the singles event and will face each other in the quarterfinals, thereby, assuring India of a maiden medal in the women’s event at the Yeorumul Squash Courts in the 17th Asian Game.
The Indian women’s badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday. The shuttlers first beat Macau 3-0 in the Round of 16 and then came up with a brilliant performance to oust a strong Thailand 3-2 in the quarter-finals. Reaching the last four, where they will take on South Korea Sunday, assured India of at least a bronze, their first in the discipline since 1986.
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Both the teams have suffered losses in their first game and this is the right time to bounce back in the tournament.