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With five medals assured by Sania Mirza and Co. in tennis and top notch stars like Yogeshwar Dutt and Mary Kom participating, Day 9 of Asian Games 2014 looks all set for some high octane action on September 28 at 6.30 am IST. India is currently 11th ranked with 28 medals (3 gold, 5 silver and 20 bronze). See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games Also Read - Hardik Pandya-Natasa Stankovic Welcome Newborn to Family: Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza Lead Sports Fraternity Wishes to Congratulate Star Couple
Yogeshwar Dutt ended a long wait of 28-year to win gold medal in wrestling inn Asian Games. 32-year-old, Dutt, displayed a motivating and impressive performance throughout the day in Incheon to emerge victorious. Yogeshwar Dutt’s feat helped India breakthrough in the top-10 of the 17th edition of Asian Games medal table. The wrestler was well supported by tennis players and athletes in adding more medals to India’s tally. Yuki Bhambri won singles as well as doubles bronze medal with Divij Sharan while his team-mate Sania Mirza won doubles bronze with Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare. The athletes were major surprise package of the Day 9 as Khushbir Kaur clinched the silver medal in Women’s 20km Race Walk. MR Poovamma won bronze medal for India in the women’s 400m while compatriot Rajiv Arokia won bronze medal for India in the men’s 400m. Manju Bala wons bronze medal in the Women’s Hammer Throw Final. Overall another good day for the Indian contingent in Incheon. Also Read - Sania Mirza, Naomi Osaka to be Part of Five-day Virtual Summer Festival
Mixed Doubles Semifinal: Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni reached the finals of Mixed Doubles final and have assured India of another silver medal. They registered an easy victory over the Chinese pair of Zeng Jie and Zhang Ze in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
Thanks to the brilliant effort by Yogeshwar Dutt who won the fourth gold medal for India to lift rankings in the Asian Games 2014 medal standinsg. Yogeshwar Dutt ended India’s 28-year-old wait for a wrestling gold medal in the Asian Games by emerging champion in the men’s freestyle 65kg category at the Dowon Gymnasium here Sunday. Yogeswar dutt was well supported by tennis players and athletes who bagged 1 silver and 7 bronze medal on day 9 of the Asian Games 2014 here in Incehon on Sunday.
Women’s 400m Final: MR Poovamma wins bronze medal for India in the women’s 400m. Bahrain’s ADEKOYA Oluwakemi Mujidat and Vietnam’s QUACH Thi Lan won the silver medal. Four medals have been won by Indian athletes on Day 2 of track and field events.
Men’s 400m Final: Rajiv Arokia wins bronze medal for India in the men’s 400m. Masrahi Yousef Ahmed M of Saudi Arabia won the gold medal while Bahrain’s Abbas Abbas Abubakarwon the silver medal
Women’s Hammer Throw Final: Manju Bala wins bronze medal in the Women’s Hammer Throw Final. Chinese duo ZHANG Wenxiu and WANG Zheng won the gold and silver medal respectively.
WRESTLING: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt won the gold medal in Men’s Freestyle 65 kg Gold Medal Match after taking the one point lead after the round 1. Yogeshwar Dutt defeated Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan to win the first gold medal in wrestling.
Men’s Doubles Semifinal Match 2: Yuki Bhambri/Divij Sharan settled for bronze medal after losing the semis to the Korean pair in nail biting contest 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (8/6), 11-9. Dreams of having an all-Indian men’s doubles final was crushed after Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan squandered 4 match points to lose the match against South Korean Lim Yongkyu and Chung Hyeon. The Indian pair failed to wrap match after having two match points in second set and repeated their mistakes in super tie-breaker to let match slip away.
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final: India’s hopes of getting a medal upgrade in the women’s 3000m steeplechase were dashed today after Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet was reinstated as the gold-winner following a review, a decision which the Indian contingent plans to challenge in front of “higher authorities”. The 17-year-old Kenya-born Jebet was reinstated a day after being led away in tears from the medal ceremony where it had been announced that she stood disqualified for stepping inside the track on her second last lap due to a stumble. Her disqualification, had it stayed, would have given the Indian medal tally a boost as bronze-winner Lalita Babar and fourth-placed Sudha Singh would have been upgraded.
Men’s Freestyle 97kg Repechage Bout: India’s Satyawart Kadian defeated Bilal Hussain Awan of Pakistan in Men’s Freestyle 97kg Repechage Bout by winning on great technical superiority 12-0. He will now play for bronze medal.
Women’s Doubles Semifinals: Sania Mirza-Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare settled for bronze medal in women’s doubles match after losing the semifinals match to Chinese Taipei duo Chin Wei Chan and Su Wei Hsieh in three set 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10). This is second bronze for Indian tennis camp after Yuki Bhambri’s bronze medal in men’s singles.
Men’s Freestyle 65kg Semifinals: Dramatic turn of events in the semifinals as India’s Yogeshwar Dutt pins down Katai Yeerlanbieke of China to move into Men’s Freestyle 65kg Final. He assures gold or silver medal for India. Yogeshwar Dutt was down and out for majority of the match trailing 1-3 at the end of first round and 5-7 down with less than a minute before the 2012 London Olympics medalist turned the tables to win the thrilling encounter.
Women’s Freestyle 55kg Semifinals: India’s Babita Kumari lost to veteran Saori Yoshida of Japan in freestyle 55 kg category semis by 14-4. Babita had beaten Aiym Abdildina of Kazakhstan 13-10 to enter the semis. Babita will play for the bronze medal later in the day.
Men’s Doubles Semifinals: Indian duo Sanam Singh-Saketh Myneni defeated top seeds from Thailand, Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana in three sets to move into Men’s Doubles Final. They won by 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10) to move to the finals and assure a minimum of silver in doubles.
Women’s Light (57-60kg) Quarterfinal: India’s L Sarita Devi defeated Suvd Erdene Oyungerel of Mongolia in Women’s Light (57-60kg) Quarterfinal and is through to semifinal. This is second boxer from India after Mary Kom to qualify for semifinals.
Men’s Freestyle 97kg Quarterfinal: India’s Satyawart Kadian lost to Musaev Magomed of Kyrgyzstan 2-3 in Men’s Freestyle 97kg Quarterfinal. The Indian player was twice troubled by Kyrgyzstan player’s wrong tactics when the latter hurt the Indian grappler’s eyes.
Men’s Freestyle 65kg Quarterfinals: Yogeshwar Dutt beats Jinhyok Kang of North Korea in a tough quarterfinals match by 7-4. He now moves to the semifinals after ending the round 1 on a tough note with Yogeshwar Dutt and Jinhyok Kang of North Korea were tied at 2-2.
Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Quarterfinals: MC Mary Kom beats Si Haijuan of China in Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Quarterfinal to advance to semifinals. She is the first of the boxers to advance to the semi-finals after the ecstatic performance.
Men’s Singles Semifinal: Yuki Bhambri settled for bronze medal after he lost his semifinals match against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. It is India’s first medal in tennis with four more assured by the tennis players in other events that will follow up later in the day. Read: Yuki Bhambri settles for Bronze medal in men’s singles after losing to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka
Women’s Freestyle 75kg Round of 16: Wrestler Jyoti lost to Ochirbat Burmaa of Mongolia in Women’s Freestyle 75kg Round of 16.
Men’s Singles Semifinals: Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka takes the second set 6-2 from an error prone Yuki Bhambri to level the semifinal contest to 1-1. Yuki Bhambri took the opening set against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 in the men’s singles semifinal.
Women’s Freestyle 55 kg Round of 16: India’s Babita Kumari advances to quarterfinals after beating Srey Mao Dorn of Cambodia on technical superiority 10-0 in Women’s Freestyle 55 kg round of 16.
Women’s 20km Race Walk Final: The 21-year-old, Khushbir Kaur clinched the silver medal in Women’s 20km Race Walk Final. She clocked a time of 1:33:07 behind Chinese Jingjing Nie who clocked a time of 1:31:06 at the Marathon Course / Race Walking Course. Chinese Jingjing Nie came third to bag the bronze medal. Read: Khusbir Kaur wins silver medal in Women’s 20km Race Walk in Asian Games 2014
Women’s Team Preliminary Round Group A: Neha Aggarwal lost in straight games 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 against China’s Yuling Zhu in the Match 1. India trail 0-1 against China in this last group stage.
Women’s 20km Race Walk: India’s Khusbir Kaur replaces Chinese Jingjing Nie at third place in Women’s 20km Race Walk at the Marathon Course / Race Walking Course after 18 km. She is behind Chinese Xiuzhi Lu. Khusbir Kaur is +1.38 seconds behind the leading racer.
Recurve Women’s Team Bronze Medal Match: Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, L Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi loses to Japan. They lost 5-4 to miss out on another bronze medal for India from Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field. In the Recurve Women’s Team Gold Medal Match, South Korea beat China 6-0 to take the gold.
As Asian Games 2014 entered in its second week, India found a lease of new lifeline with its archers and squash players rising up to the occasion. India bagged 11 medals on Day 8 to lift the medal tally and India’s ranking to 11 from 16th of the previous day. Historic gold medals by archer and squash players set up the tone for India and has been well translated in other events as tennis stars like Sania Mirza, Yuki Bhambri assured atleast five more bronze medals in kitty for India. They would be playing their semi-finals matches at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts, in Incheon on Sunday.
In boxing, the Indian contingent have made a promising start to their Asian Games campaign with three women – Mary Kom, L. Sarita Devi, Pooja Rani – and two men – Gaurav Bidhuri and Mandeep Jangra – advancing to the quarter-finals of their respective categories. They would be playing for a berth in semi-finals at the Seonhak Gymnasium on Sunday. Read the Complete Schedule of Indian Players in Action on Day 9 of Asian Games 2014
Meanwhile, India’s biggest name in wrestling, Yogeshwar Dutt will also be in action on Sunday in hope of winning first gold medal in wrestling in Asian Games 2014 after Saturday saw mixed results in this event. The Indian grapplers wonn double bronze by Vinesh and Geetika Jakhar but Amit Kumar and Parveen Rana lost their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts. A lot was hoped from wrestling contingent after their brilliant performance in Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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