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Catch all the live updates of Day 3 of action at Asian Games 2014 in Incheon on September 22 at 05:30 am IST. India finished the Day 2 with 4 medals and would look forward to squash players Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal and judoka Rajwinder Kaur to lead India’s medal hopes in the 17th edition of Asian Games.  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

Top seed Saurav Ghosal stormed into the final of the men’s singles event at the 17th Asian Games here Monday and ensured India a sure silver or a possible gold medal in the squash competition. Meanwhile, Dipika Pallikal settled for the bronze medal in women’s singles after going down to the top seed and World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia 4-11, 4-11, 5-11. The shooting range continued to be a happy hunting ground for the Indian contingent with the women’s pistol trio of Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu claiming a bronze in the 25m team event at the Ongnyeon International Range. Wushu athletes Narender Grewal and Yumnam Sanathoi Devi assured India of two more Asian Games medals after winning their respective men’s and women’s quarterfinal matches at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here Monday. (Wires) Also Read - 16 Countries Provide Visa-Free Entry to Indian Passport Holders: Govt Tells Rajya Sabha

WUSHU

 Wushu athletes Narender Grewal and Yumnam Sanathoi Devi assured India of two more Asian Games medals after winning their respective men’s and women’s quarterfinal matches at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here Monday. In the men’s Sanda-60kg quarterfinals, world No.9 Grewal defeated Abdullah of Pakistan 2-0 to enter the medal round matches. He will face Philippines’ world No.3 Jean Claude Saclag in the semifinal match Tuesday. In the women’s quarter-final, Yumnam Sanathoi Devi downed Mongolia’s Amgalanjargal Sangidorj 2-0 to confirm ensure at least a bronze medal in the Sanda-52kg category. World No.5 Devi will take on China’s Luan Zhang in the semi-final match Tuesday. IANS

India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra Monday announced his retirement from competitive shooting, saying the 2014 Asian Games would be his last, but added that he would still give his last shot at the 2016 Olympic Games. Bindra, 31, will represent India in his pet event, the 10-mtre air rifle event, here Tuesday.

Indian Shooter Abhinav Bindra
“Tomorrow will mark the end of my professional shooting life! I will, however, still shoot, compete as a hobby shooter, training twice a week,” Bindra, who won the gold in the Beijing Olympics, said on Twitter.

WUSHU

Narender Grewal assures India its first medal of Asian Games 2014 in wushu after he defeated Abdullah of Pakistan to enter Men’s Sanda -60kg semifinals.

Dipika Pallikal, who lost to World No.1 Nicol David in the semifinals today, said she was pleased with her marathon winning effort against teammate Joshana Chinappa that assured her of a bronze yesterday, especially because it proved the “authorities and her doubters” wrong.

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A vindicated Dipika Pallikal has said she will continue to fight against the “manipulated” draw with higher authorities after being let down by the officials back home. Press Trust of India

WUSHU

Yumnam Sanathoi Devi wins in Women’s Sanda -52kg Quarterfinal Bout defeating Amgalanjargal Sangidorj of Mongolia. Earlier, India’s wushu athlete Lama Sajan had a disappointing outing as he finished 13th and tied ninth in nangun and nanquan competitions, respectively, at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium in the 17th Asian Games here Monday.

GYMNASTICS ARTISTIC

India’s Dipa Karmakar qualified for Individual Vault final after she finished third with 14.400 points. Aruna Reddy qualifies as first reserve with 13.375 points.

Indian shooters kept up their fine performance in the 17th Asian Games with the women’s team winning the bronze medal in the 25 metre pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Monday. The Indian team comprising Rahi Sarnobat (580), Anisa Sayyed (577) and Heena Sidhu (572) shot a total of 1,729 to claim the bronze medal. Rahi was the only Indian to qualify for the semi-final of the individual event. IANS

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India’s Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu pose with their bronze medals. Photo Credits: PTI

The bronze was India’s fifth medal from the Asian Games and fourth from the shooting range. Jitu Rai won the gold medal in the 50m pistol event and led the 10m air pistol team to a bronze. Shweta Chaudhry also won the bronze medal in the women’s 10m air pistol event.

FOOTBALL

Jordan won the first round match against India 2-0. The Men’s First Round Group G match saw Jordan leading over India throughout the match with ALBASHTAWI Laith Subhi Drzi scoring the first goal in 16th minutes in the first half while THALJI Yazan Mohammad Yousef sealed the match fate with his 66th minute goal at Munhak Stadium.

HOCKEY

Women’s Pool A Hockey match: India begin their Asian Games 2014 campaign on a high note by beating Thailand 3-0 with Poonam Rani, Deepika and Vandana Kataria scoring in 15th, 39th and 53rd minutes respectively in Seonhak Hockey Stadium – Pitch 1.

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BASKETBALL

India beat Kazakhstan 80-61 in Men’s Qualifying Round Group B match. Some sort of revenge from Kazakhstan after their side ousted both men’s and women’s teams in tennis quarterfinals today.

FOOTBALL

Thanks to the 17th minute goal conceded by India, Jordan is leading against India at half-time in Men’s First Round Group G football match by 1-0. Captain Sunil Chhetri will have to quickly plan a comeback in the second half.

JUDO

Last of Indian judokas, Rajwinder Kaur defeated by Nagira Sarbashova of Kyrgyzstan in Women’s +78kg Final of Repechage. She joins the disappointing list consisting of Navjot Chana, Sushila Likambam and Kalpana Thoudam who won medals in Commonwealth Games 2014 but disappointed in Asian Games  2014, Incheon.

TENNIS

The Indian men’s and women’s tennis teams were knocked out from their respective quarterfinal matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Monday. Kazakhstan proved to be the stumbling block, knocking out both the Indian men (1-2) and women (1-2) with relative ease and similar margins.

FOOTBALL

Captain Sunil Chhetri is shown yellow card as India is trailing 0-1 against Jordan, after Jordan took an early lead in the 17th minute against India in Men’s First Round Group G match.

SQUASH

Saurav Ghosal does one better than his fellow squash player Dipika Pallikal to get past his semi-finals opponent and assure India a silver medal. Saurav Ghosal will meet the winner of Almezayen Abdullah (Kuwait) and Ho Yin Lee (Hong Kong) for the singles title on September 22 at 09:30 am IST.

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Men’s Singles Semi-finals: Saurav Ghosal advances to finals beating Ong Beng Hee 3-0, assures silver medal for India.  History in sight as the squash player won the third game 11-5 and match 3-0. He defeated Ong Beng Hee Malaysia in straight games 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 to advance to maiden Asian Games singles finals.

Dipika Pallikal, shooters Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed, Heena Sidhu bag bronze for India

India’s squash star Dipika Pallikal lost her semi-final women’s singles match to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia and settled for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Monday. Dipika, World No.12, went down 11-4, 11-4 and 11-5 to the Malaysian in the match that lasted 25 minutes.

 Indian shooters kept up their fine performance in the 17th Asian Games with the women’s team winning the bronze medal in the 25 metre pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Monday. The Indian team comprising Rahi Sarnobat (580), Anisa Sayyed (577) and Heena Sidhu (572) shot a total of 1,729 to claim the bronze medal.

SHOOTING

25m Pistol Women’s semifinals: Rahi Sarnobat finished with a disappointing  7th in 25m Pistol Women’s semifinals, so no medal coming from shooting event on Day 3. Ayonika Paul had earlier finished a disappointing seventh in the women’s 1om air rifle event

SQUASH

Women’s Singles Semifinals: Dipika Pallikal failed to advance to her maiden Asian Games finals after she lost in straight games to Nicol David. She lost 4-11, 4-11, 5-11 in the semi-finals and will have to be content with bronze medal for herself and India. She assured one on Sunday after she defeated fellow doubles partner Joshna Chinappa in quarters. Read: Dipika Pallikal gets 5th bronze medal for India in Asian Games 2014

SHOOTING

China were confirmed winners of the team gold after judges overturned an earlier decision to disqualify them from the 17th Asian Games. The Chinese trio of Yi Siling, Zhang Binbin and Wu Liuxi combined for 1,253.8 points to win the team gold at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, breaking the world record set by their own team mates last year by 0.1 point. Iran won the silver and Singapore bronze. But shortly after, the Chinese team was disqualified after judges ruled Zhang’s rifle had violated regulations concerning maximum weight limits. The decision, however, was later overturned following an appeal by the Chinese and Zhang was allowed to compete for the individual title and she ended up winning the bronze medal with a score of 186.3 points. (Wire Piece)

SQAUSH

Women’s Singles Semifinals: Trouble continues for Dipikal as she lost her second game to Nicol David 11-4 in just 6 minutes. She is now trailing 0-2 in the singles semi-finals here at Yeorumul Squash Courts – Center Court. Dipika Pallikal lost the first game 4-11 to Nicol David of Malaysia in singles semis. Nicol David is one of the the most renowned woman player in squash history. She has won the Asian Games gold medal on five occasions.

SHOOTING: Chinese team stripped of gold in women’s 10m Air Rifle Event

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China’s Binbin Zhand (L), Siling Yi (C) and Liuxi Wu (R) pose with their gold medals after winning the women’s 10m air rifle team final at medal ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Photo Credits: AFP

The Chinese trio of Yi Siling, Zhang Binbin and Wu Liuxi combined for 1253.8 points to win the team gold at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, breaking the previous world record set by their own teammates last year by 0.1 point, according to the games’ site. Zhang later got disqualified for using unauthorised equipment for the event, costing her country the gold and the world record, which would have been the first from shooting at this Asiad in South Korea’s Incheon city. Iran moved up from silver to gold with 1245.9 points, and South Korea grabbed silver with 1241.6. Singapore won bronze after getting 1241.1.

SHOOTING

25m Pistol Women’s Team Finals: After disappointing showing in individual and team event of 1om air pistol, India bags the first medal of Day 3 of Asian Games as Shooters Heena Sidhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed win bronze medal in 25m Pistol Women’s Team event. Read: Shooters Heena Sidhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed win 4th bronze for India in Asian Games 2014

TENNIS

Women’s Team Quarterfinals: India’s Prarthana Gulabrao lost the rubber 1 in straight sets 3-6, 2-6 by Yuliya Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Unseeded Indian side is facing second seed Kazakhstan. India trails 0-1 to Kazakhstan and will have to win the next rubber 2 in order to avoid an ouster.

SHOOTING

Historic day for Iran as their shooters Najmeh Khedmati won the gold with a score of 207.9 and Andevari Narjes Emamgholinejad hits a total score of 206.6 to bag silver medal. China were in for a shocker as they were reduced to third place finish in the 10m Air Rifle Women’s event with Najmeh Khedmati and Andevari Narjes Emamgholinejad, both shooters from Iran took the gold and silver medals respectively. China’s Binbin Zhang came third in the event. While for India, the search for first medal on day 3 continues as 21-year-old Ayonika Paul finished with a lowly 7th rank.

SHOOTING

25m Pistol Women’s Qualification:  Rahi Sarnobat does good to qualify for the finals of 25m Pistol Women’s. She finished at 8th place to make the final cut while Anisa Sayyed finished with tenth place and Heena Sidhu finished at the 17th place.

SHOOTING

10m Air Rifle Women’s finals: Ayonika Paul finishes 7th in 10m Air Rifle Women’s finals event. Iranian players Andevari Narjes Emamgholinejad and Najmeh Khedmati dominates as Ayonika hits a low 9.7 and 10.5 and is in great danger of elimination. She cannot survive and is out of the running for the place on podium.

Andevari Narjes Emamgholinejad of Iran is leading with 73.4 with Binbin Zhang of China at second with 73.0 points. Ayonika Paul hits 10.5 and continues to be at sixth place. After six shots, Ayonika Paul slips to sixth place with 61.8 points. Ayonika Paul at the end of 3 shots finishes at fourth position with 30.8 points. Ayonika Paul had won silver medal in commonwealth games.

Myanmar and Iran won their first gold medal in Asian Games 2014 after their players won in women’s doubles event of sepaktakraw. Iranian women’s team bagged gold in 10m Air Rifle team event.

SHOOTING

10m Air Rifle Women’s finals: Ayonika Paul with the total points of 417.7-37x finished second in the 10m Air Rifle Women’s qualifications stage. She finished behind Siling Yi of China who scored 418.7-36x. Apurvi Chandela of India finished at 12th position.

It will be India’s star squash players Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal leading India’s campaign on Day 3 of Asian Games 2014. Dipika Pallikal will play Nicol David Ann for a place in finals while top seed Saurav Ghosal will play against Ong Beng Hee of Malaysia, also aiming to be a finalist here in Incheon. The day will also feature Rajwinder Kaur taking on Javzmaa Odkhuu of Mongolia in the women’s +78 kg quarterfinal. One has high hopes from Rajinder as she is coming off a medal win from Commonwealth Games 2014.

Apart from the individual hopes, India will also see teams in action from the field of hockey, football and tennis. In tennis, both men and women’s side will play against Kazakhstan for a place in semis while Indian eves will begin their campaign against Thailand in the hockey field in Pool A match. The Indian men’s football team will face Jordan test in their first round. There would be women’s action from shooting circuit featuring both individual and team events in 10m air rifle and 25m pistol. Read the Complete Schedule of Indian Players in Action on Day 3 of Asian Games 2014

The two days of Asian Games 2014 so far, since the commencement of sporting action on September 20, India has maintained a relatively low profile with a total of 4 medals won so far including 1 gold and 3 bronze. On Day 1, it was Jitu Rai who won the sole gold medal so far in Incheon Games and shooter Shweta Chaudhary winning bronze while Day 2 saw another medal from shooting event when the men’s team bagged bronze medal in 10m air pistol team. The second day also saw Saina Nehwal and co. win bronze medal in badminton, a feat achieve after a gap of 28 years.

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