Sadly, the Indian football contingent could not repeat the performance of the last Asiad where the Men’s team qualified from the Group stages.Sometimes the best response of a sports person or a team is on the field of action.
Throughout the last six editions of the Asian Games Kabbadi event, India had been irrepressible and invincible in this sport which is said to have originated in this country in pre-historic times.
This time too there was no exception though there was a minor stutter.
The 16 year long wait has finally ended. The Indian Hockey team has won the Gold medal at the Asiad for the first time since 1998. Both these Gold medal matches were historic and equally nerve wracking as they were decided through a penalty shootout. The men in blue defeated subcontinental rivals Pakistan 4-2 on
At the start of the day, there were hopes for two gold medals for India from the tennis doubles finals. By the end of it, our players came away with one gold and one silver, ending their campaign at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon with five medals in all. Sania Mirza/ Saketh Myneni Win
Khushbir Kaur gave India its first medal on the 9th day of the Asian Games â€“ a silver medal in womenâ€™s 20km walk. With a timing of 1:33:07, she shattered the national record – her own record set at 2014 Asian Walking Championships in Japan. The 21-year-old who hails from Rasulpur Kalan in Amritsar thus
Sunday was a day for the Indian tennis squad at the Asian Games in Incheon with five semi-finals featuring our players on the schedule. While India were assured of at least five bronze medals (both the losing semi-finalists in tennis automatically get a bronze medal), the Indian contingent were hoping for some gold and silver
The 10th pool B match was important for both India and China as the winner of this match would advance to the semifinals. In a hard fought encounter, it was India beat China 2-0. Goals from VR Raghunath and Birendra Lakra helped India winthe match. The Chinese too had their fair share of chances but couldn’t
In an evenly fought encounter between Indian and China on the 59th minute, a long clearance by China found striker Zhao in the Indian circle. A quick strike from Zhao Yudiao, was parried by goalkeeper Savita but the force of the shot took the ball across the goal line and sealed the game for the Chinese as they defeated India 2-1 in a women’s hockey pool A match at the Seonhak hockey stadium on Wednesday.
A day after the Indian women’s football team was eliminated, the Asian Games Medal Hopes for the Indian Men’s football went the same way as they lost to Jordan by 2 goals to nil.
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.