India’s overall tally, their haul of nine medals was one more than what the shooters managed at the last edition in Guangzhou. Sports Rediscoverd presents a recap of the Asiad Shooting event. Pistol marksman Jitu Rai brought India’s very first gold at the Incheon Asian Games and displayed a remarkable consistency. There was another big
On a day of shameful judgment in boxing, Vikas Gowda and men’s hockey brought India much-needed welcome news. Vikas Gowda clinched the silver medal in men’s discus throw while the men’s hockey team beat Korea to book their place in the final after 12 years. In the boxing arena, Mary Kom brought delight with her
Day 8 of the Incheon Asian Games turned out to be the most successful and glittering day of the competition for India so far. Archery and squash brought two gold medals on a day of medal rush. Shooting chipped in with a bronze. There were more medals in wrestling, archery, athletics as well as shooting
An elated Sandeep later revealed how much he yearned for an Asiad medal. ‘’I have worked 8 years for this and always wanted to win a medal in the Asian Games. It’s a dream come true,’’ said Sejwal.
Comeback(s) of the Day – Joshna Chinappa staged a memorable comeback from two games down to win her match and keep India on course for a semi-final place in the women’s team event in squash.
Akhil Kumar makes any list for the sheer entertainment value that he brings to his bout. His round house punches and open stance delivered an entertaining win in the first round of Boxing
Comeback of the Day – India’s ever-dependable shooter Abhinav Bindra had slid to the fourth place in the individual final but he bounced back just in time with a score of 10.5 that eventually helped him secure the bronze. Watch this space for more comebacks from India’s shooting star
As Bindra was eliminated on the 18th shot, one could feel the disappointment writ large on his face. Here was a competitor who was contemplating leaving the shooting arena, his sanctuary, and feeling sad about it at all. Here was a competitor who our gut feeling says, will be back again. We look forward to seeing you compete again Abhinav.
Saurav Ghosal’s final appearance in the men’s singles category of Squash brought the biggest cheer to the Indian camp on Day 3 of the Asian Games
Abhinav Bindra has never been one for dramatic announcements. But in recent times , Abhinav Bindra has developed a habit of announcing his retirement from a multi sports event and going on to win a medal the next day. Today Abhinav Bindra somehow won the bronze in his 10 metre rifle event in a thrilling final.
Day 2 Asiad Recap Summary:
Medal Winners : A bronze for Indian Pistol Team and the Indian Badminton Team
Performance of The Day : Saina was impressive today and she has shown the ability to fight adversity well on and off the court