Amit bags gold in men’s boxing

Amit bags gold in men’s boxing

Jakarta: Indian boxer Amit Panghal edged out reigning Olympic and continental champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in a bitterly fought final to win gold in the men’s light flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 2018 Asian Games here on Saturday. The 22-year-old earned a split decision to earn India’s only boxing gold from this year’s Games. With Vikas Krishan settling for the silver medal in the men’s middleweight (75kg) division, the Indian boxing contingent will return with two medals from this edition of the Asian Games. There was very little…

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India beat Malaysia in team squash semi-final

India beat Malaysia in team squash semi-final

India’s good showing in athletics at the Asian Games 2018 continued on Day 12 as they surpassed all expectations for their best Asian Games performance in nearly seven decades but some disappointment in the men’s hockey semi-final took away some of the goodwill off the country’s sprint past the previous edition’s medal haul. The veteran Jinson Johnson and the women’s 4x400m relay team were the stars of the day with their golden show on the last day of the track-and-field competition in which India ended with 7 gold, 10 silver…

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Asiad 2018: India Win Women’s 4X400m Gold

India Lose to Malaysia in Asiad Hockey Semis

Jakarta: India won gold in the women’s 4X400 metre event at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday. The Indian quartet of Hima Das, Raju Poovamma, Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad and Vismaya Koroth registered a time of 3 minutes and 28.72 seconds to finish at the top of the podium. Bahrain got silver with 3:30.61 while the quartet from Vietnam clocked their season’s best time of 3:33.23 to bag the bronze medal.

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Johnson Clinches Men’s 1500 Gold

Johnson Clinches Men's 1500 Gold

Jakarta: India’s Jinson Johnson clinched the gold in the men’s 1500 metres event at the 2018 Asian Games here on Thursday. Johnson clocked 3 minutes and 44.72 seconds to take the yellow metal. Iran’s Amir Moradi took the silver with his season best timing of 3:45.62, while Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali settled for the bronze with a time of 3:45.88.

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Defending Champs India Face Malaysia in Asiad Men’s Hockey Semis

Jakarta: Topping the pool with dominating wins in the league stage, defending champions India are all set for the Malaysian challenge in the hockey semi-final of the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday. The P.R. Sreejesh-led team have made the semis as Pool A toppers after high-scoring victories against Indonesia (17-0), Hong-Kong China (26-0), Japan (8-0), South Korea (5-3) and Sri Lanka (20-0). India have scored a record 76 total goals in the tournament thus far. Though they would have liked to keep a clean sheet, they conceded just three…

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Barman Wins Women’s Heptathlon Gold

Barman Wins Women's Heptathlon Gold

Jakarta: Indian athlete Swapna Barman created history by winning gold in the women’s heptathlon event at the 2018 Asian Games here on Wednesday. This is the first ever gold for India in the event at the Asiad. Swapna posted a score of 6026 points. Wang Qingling of China scored 5954 to take silver while Japan’s Yuki Yamasaki produced her personal best of 5873 to bag the bronze medal.

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Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav beat all odds to win silver, bronze in kurash

Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav beat all odds to win silver, bronze in kurash

India’s Kurash contingent, which did not have money to even pay for its kits, has beaten all odds to land two medals at the Asian Games through teenagers Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav. How Balhara got to the Asian Games is a fascinating story. The team had to go to Uzbekistan for a 20-day training camp ahead of the Games and help came from his village. “People in my village pooled in Rs 1.75 lakh to send me to training camp. They all have supported me a lot. I…

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Manjit Singh wins gold in 800m, Jinson Johnson gets silver

Manjit Singh wins gold in 800m, Jinson Johnson gets silver

A jobless and unheralded Manjit Singh scorched the track and upstaged pre-race favourite Jinson Johnson to win gold as India achieved a rare one-two in men’s 800m at the Asian Games here on Tuesday. Never considered a medal contender, Manjit surprised one and all by pipping more fancied Johnson to clinch the gold with a timing of 1:46.15s, which was .20s faster than the Asian Championship medallist from Kerala, who bagged the silver. India’s last gold in men’s 800m was won by Charles Borromeo in 1982 Asian Games. It was…

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Neeraj Chopra slams national record, wins gold; athletes add three silver

Neeraj Chopra slams national record, wins gold

The cheers went from loud to louder for the Indian athletes at the 18th Asian Games on Monday as Neeraj Chopra’s gold-winning feat in the Men’s Javelin throw was the icing on the cake after Sudha Singh, Neena Varakil and Dharun Ayyasamy clinched silver medals in their respective events. After an impressive show on Sunday when Hima Das, Dutee Chand and Muhammed Anas bagged silver medals, the athletes continued the rush to bag medals as four medals were clinched in all. Neeraj Chopra, India’s flag bearer at the 18th edition…

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