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The Day 8 of 17th edition of Asian Games will see India eying three gold medal by archers in men’s team and squash men’s and women’s team led by Saurav Ghosal and Dipikal Pallikal. With so much stake, India will look forward to bright day on September 27 at 5.30 am IST. India is currently 16th ranked with 17 medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 14 bronze). See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games Also Read - Hockey | Systematic Approach And Two-way Communication Key to Rise in World Rankings: SV Sunil
India finally managed to get the breakthrough out of average performances on Day 8 of Asian Games 2014 witnessing thebest day at 17th Asiad so far on September 27. The day began with women’s bagging the first medal, a bronze medal in archery in compound team event. It was followed by the golden moment awaited for six days since Jitu Rai shot the gold medal as men’s team won the 2nd gold medal of the tournament in the same event. Archer Abhishek Verma and Trisha Deb also won medals in individual events. The men’s squash team bagged the third gold medal while the ladies brought silver home. Wrestlers Geetika Jakhar and Vinesh Phogat won bronze medals while Chain Singh made sure of a ritual medal in shooting. Athletes Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh opened the account in track and field event with silver and bronze medals. Apart from winning medals, India has lined up many more to come by qualifying in the medal rounds. Overall, a brilliant day for India in Asian Games 2014. Also Read - Hockey: Rani Rampal on Becoming First Woman Player to Get Khel Ratna, Dedicates Her Award to The Corona Warriors
Indian athletes Lalita Babar and defending champion Sudha Singh have won silver and bronze medal respectively in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase post disqualification of the gold medalist Bahrain’s Ruth Jebeth. Great begining for the athletes on the first day of the track and field competition of the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Saturday. The gold went toChinese Zhenzhu Li.
Women’s Freestyle 63 kg Bronze Medal Match: India’s Geetika Jakhar wins bronze by beating Vietnam’s Ly Thi Hien in matter of more than just a minute to register a 5-0 victory in Women’s Freestyle 63 kg. She added 2nd medal for India in wrestling and 25th overall.
Women’s Freestyle 48 kg Bronze Medal Match: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated her Mongolian opponent in a rather one-sided third place Women’s Freestyle 48 kg event by 10-0 to bag bronze medal. This is 25th medal for India and 1st in wrestling.
Men’s Team Gold Medal Match: Saurav Ghosal leads India to win gold medal in men’s squash team event. He won marathon match in five games 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 12-14, 11-9 to give India a 2-0 win over Malaysia. This is third gold medal for India.
Men’s Pool B: India beat China 2-0 with Birender Lakra and Raghunath scoring for India in a very tightly contested match that saw Chinese player not allowing any freebies to a much formidable opponent India.
Women’s Middle (69-75kg) category Round of 16: Pooja Rani wins fourth round 30-27 against Erdenesoyol Undram of Mongolia to advance into the quarterfinals of the Women’s Middle (69-75kg) category. She won the third round 30-27, second round 30-26 and first round 30-27.
Men’s Team Gold Medal Match: Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu came back from third game stutter to win the fourth game 11-4 against Iskandar Mohamad Azlan Bin of Malaysia to give India 1-0 lead with Match 1 win in the Men’s Team Gold Medal match. India lead 1-0 over Malaysia.
India’s Abhishek Verma had to be content with the silver medal after losing the men’s compound archery individual final of the 17th Asian Games at the at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. Verma, who earlier in the day won gold in the team compound event, lost 141-145 to Iran’s Esmaeil Ebadi to finish second. Read: Archer Abhishek Verma wins 4th Silver for India in Asian Games 2014
India’s Trisha Deb claimed the bronze medal in the women’s compound archery individual event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. Trisha, who earlier in the day won bronze in the team compound event, defeated Chinese Taipei’s Joun Huang 138-134, to bag another medal. Read: Archer Trishha Dev wins bronze in Compound Women’s Individual event in Asian Games 2014
Compound Men’s Individual Gold Medal Match: Abhishek Verma settles for silver as he goes down to Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran by 145-141 at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. This is 4th medal won in archery in Asian Games 2014. Earlier he won gold medal in the compound men’s team event
Zhuoma Xiluo of China defeated India’s Geetika Jakhar 11-2 in Women’s Freestyle 63 kg Semifinal while young 19-year-old Vinesh was ousted by Eri Tosaka of Japan in Women’s Freestyle 48 kg Semifinal. They will play for the bronze medal later inn the day.
Compound Women’s Individual Bronze Medal Match: Archer Trisha Dev defeated Huang I Jou of Chinese Taipei to win 17th Bronze medal for India in Compound Women’s Individual match.
Women’s Singles Squash Gold Medal Match: India will have to settle for silver medal in Women’s Team event after losing the final against Malaysia 0-2. In match 2, singles gold medalist Nicol David beat Dipika Pallikal 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 while Anaka Alankamony suffers straight games 11-9, 12-10, 11-2 against Delia Odetta Arnold of Malaysia in match 1.
Women’s Doubles Quarterfinal: Sania Mirza and her partner Prarthana Thombre reaches semifinals after the Indian pair defeated Peangtarn Plipuech and Nicha Lertpitaksinchai of Thailand in straight games 6-1, 7-6 in Women’s Doubles Quarterfinal.
Compound Men’s Individual Semifinal: Abhishek Verma assures at least a silver medal after he beats Md Mahazan of Malaysia in Compound Men’s Individual Semis by 143-135 to enter final.
Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Round of 16: Legendary boxer and five times world champion, Boxer MC Mary Kom advances to quarterfinals after she was adjudged winner by points against Yeji Kim of Korea in Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Round of 16.
Women’s Team Gold Medal Match: Anaka Alankamony suffers straight games 11-9, 12-10, 11-2 against Delia Odetta Arnold of Malaysia in the women’s team finals. India trails 0-1 to Malaysia in Women’s Team Sqaush Gold Medal Match.
Men’s Singles Quarterfinals: Sanam Singh fought well but could not get past the top seed Yen Hsun Lu in the quarterfinals. He lost to the Chinese Taipei player in straight sets 7-6, 6-4.
Men’s Freestyle 70kg quarterfinals; After Amit Kumar it is Parveen Rana who lost to Japanese opponent and crashed out of Freestyle 70kg quarterfinals. He lost by 2-3 to Takafumi Kojima of Japan.
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Final: Chain Singh wins the first bronze medal in shooting for the day as he finished third in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions. This is India’s 16th bronze medal and 20th overall medals in Asian Games 2014 so far.
Men’s Freestyle 57kg quarterfinals: Wrestler Amit Kumar bowed out of the Men’s Freestyle 57kg quarterfinals after losing to Fumitaka Morishita of Japan on basis of last point won by the Japanese player. They were leveled at 2-2, Amit conceded both his points to negative marking.
Men’s Singles Quarterfinals: Yuki Bhambri crushed Thailand’s Danai Udomchoke in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to enter Men’s Singles semifinals. Meanwhile in other quarterfinals match, Sanam Singh is a set down against top seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese-Taipei.
Men’s Freestyle 57kg quarterfinals: Amit Kumar is leveled with 1-1 against Fumitaka Morishita of Japan in Men’s Freestyle 57kg quarterfinals
Men’s Singles Quarterfinals: Sanam Singh lost a very hard-fought 1st Set 7-6 in tie-breaker against top seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese-Taipei in Singles Quarterfinals in 56 minutes.
Three Nepalese athletes missing from Incheon Asian Games!! Three athletes from Nepal have gone missing from the 17th Asian Games being held here. The missing athletes are a sepaktakraw player who went missing Wednesday and two wushu participants who were missing from the athletes’ village Thursday, Xinhua quoted the official Asiad Daily as saying Saturday.
Japanese Swimmer expelled for stealing camera!! Now this is a weird act as Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita, 25, who won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games has been expelled from Asiad for stealing camera. He has been expelled from the Japanese team competing in the 17th Asian Games after he admitted to stealing a camera from a South Korean journalist, officials said here Saturday.
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s Team Finals: Indian trio of Singh Chain, Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang finishes fourth in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s Team Finals.
GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA: The Indian trio of Abhishek Verma, Sandeep Kumar and Rajat Chauhan, upstaged the biggest upset in Asian Games 2014 as they defeated the world champions South Korea to take the gold medal in Compound Men’s Team Event. The Indian team bagged 2nd gold for the country after Jitu Rai’s sole gold won on Day 1 of the 17th edition of Asian Games at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. Read: Indian archers win gold medal in Compound Men’s Team event in Asian Games 2014
Compound Men’s Team event gold medal match: The Indian team created history as they went on to upstage world champions South Korea to win the gold medal in compound men’s team event. Indian team started the match with the lead by a point with 55-54 over hosts South Korea at the end of six shots.
Compound Women’s Team Bronze medal match: Indian trio of Trisha Deb, Purvasha Sudhir Shende, Jyothi Surekha Vennam pitted against the team of Iran won the bronze medal in the compound team event. They started with 28-24 lead over Iran after the end of series 1 to finally beat Iran 224-217 to take the 15th bronze.
India at the end of week one at the Asian Games stand at 16th place in the medal table with 17 medals including 1 gold, 2 silver and 17 bronze. Day 8 provides India golden chance to improve their rankings with three gold medal matches in line. In archery, the men will play South Korean in compound team final while women will play against Iran for bronze medal.
The biggest show will come from squash as Asiad 2014 silver medalist Saurav Ghosal will lead men’s side against Malaysia while bronze medalist in singles, Dipika Pallikal will lead women’s side also against Malaysia in team’s gold medal match. Indian players have won 2 medals and assured 2 more medals in squash. Read the Complete Schedule of Indian Players in Action on Day 8 of Asian Games 2014
After disappointing show by shuttlers on Day 7 with Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap crashing out of Asiad, India look forward to another racquet game in tennis as Yuki Bhambri, Sania Mirza, Sanam Singh, all will play their quarterfinals matches respectively.
From the hockey field, Indian men would quickly like to forget their 1-2 loss against Pakistan and be ready to register a win against China for a berth in semifinals.
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