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Rowers sign off with 2 more bronze, India 15th at Asiad
Indian rowers were the star performers, bagging two bronze medals, while the unheralded women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday.

Armyman Swaran Singh Virk rowed his way through exhaustion to the third spot in single sculls before the menís squad added the eights title on yet another mixed day for the Indian contingent.

The double ... Read More

Bindra wins individual bronze, finishes on podium twice
(Pic: Silver medalist Cao Yifei, left, of China, Gold medalist Yang Haoran, centre, of China and Bronze medalist Abhinav Bindra, right, of India pose for photographers during the victory ceremony for the Men's 10m air rifle individual competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.)

Indian shooting ace Abhinav Bindra on Tuesday bid adieu to Asian Games by clinching the individual bronze medal in menís 10-m air rifle event after guiding the ... Read More

Indian womenís hockey team blanks Thailand
Indian womenís hockey team started their campaign on a winning note by drubbing a lowly Thailand 3-0 in a one-sided Pool A match at the Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Poonam Rani (15th minute), Vandana Kataria (39th) and Deepika (53rd) scored the goals for India at the Soenhak Stadium.

The Indians completely dominated their opening match but their wayward strikers could score just three out of 22 shots they had during the match as against one ... Read More
Men's Team Gets Historic Gold, Women Grab Silver

INCHEON: The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for its first ever silver here today.

With a silver and a bronze, through Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal respectively in the individual events, the squash players signed off with their best ever medal haul in the Games.

The icing on the cake was provided by the men's team, led by ... Read More
Saina, Kashyap ousted in singles
Incheon, Sep 26, 2014, DHNS :
star performer?: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei en route his win over India's P?Kashyap at Incheon on Friday. reuters

Saina Nehwal fell at the quarterfinal hurdle for the second straight time as the Indian badminton campaign came to an end at the 17th Asian Games here on Friday.

Showing glimpses of her old form, Saina started brilliantly against her nemeses Wang Yihan but eventually succumbed to the brilliance of the Chinese second seed, ... Read More
Yuki Bhambri, Sanam in singles quarters; Ankita out
INCHEON: India's Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh reached the men's singles quarterfinals while compatriot Ankita Raina was ousted in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles tennis competition at the 17th Asian Games on Friday.

Bhambri, the highest seeded Indian in Incheon, eased to a 6-3, 6-3 straight-set win over 13th seed, Christopher Benjamin Rungkat of Indonesia in an hour and 30 minutes in the third round match at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts.

The fourth seeded Indian took ... Read More
Indian eves maul Malaysia 6-1, book semifinal berth in hockey
INCHEON: India produced an inspired performance to thrash Malaysia 6-1 in their last Pool A match and qualify for the semi-finals of the women's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, here today.

For India, Rani Rampal (4th minute, 20th) and Jaspreet Kaur (9th, 39th) score two goals each, while Namita Toppo (17th) and Vandana Kataria (50th) were the other goal getters.

Malaysia's lone goal was scored by skipper Nadia Abdul Rahman from a penalty corner.

Indian eves ... Read More
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: India U-23 Menís campaign in the Incheon Asian Games ended as they went down 0-2 to a superior Jordan side in the final Group G encounter at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon on Monday (September 22, 2014).

India had earlier lost their opening encounter against United Arab Emirates (UAE) 0-5.

Jordan who had fielded their U-21 side in the Competition rode on goals from Albashtawi Subhi Drzi and Thalji Yousef to seal the ... Read More
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The draw for the 2014-15 edition of the Federation Cup was held at All India Football Federation Headquarters, the Football House, Dwarka, New Delhi today (September 25). Besides AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, Mr. Ankur Dutta, Vice-Chairman, I-League and Federation Cup; Mr. Anil Kamat, Assistant General Secretary, Competitions; Club representatives were present on the occasion.
The Tournament which will be played in two venues, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao and ... Read More
Asian Games: Saina in quarters, disappointment for Sindhu
INCHEON: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarterfinals with a comfortable straight-game win after P Kashyap advanced to the pre-quarters, but there was heartbreak for PV Sindhu in the 17th Asian Games on Thursday.

World number seven Saina thrashed Iran's Soraya Aghaeihajiagha (2-0) 21-7 21-6 in a women's singles round of 16 match at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.

The top Indian shuttler needed just 18 minutes to seal the match in her favour. While Saina ... Read More
Asian Games hockey: Misfiring India lose 1-2 to Pakistan
INCHEON: India wasted chances galore in their 1-2 defeat against arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in a keenly-contested Pool B match of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, here on Thursday.

Asian Games Medal Tally

It was touted as the match to watch out for in the competition and as per expectations it turned out to be an exhilarating contest between the sub-continental rivals.

It was a duel of technical superiority as both the ... Read More
Indian women go down fighting against China in hockey
India fought valiantly before conceding a late goal to lose 1-2 against three-time defending champions China in the womenís hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon on Wednesday.

Barring the late blunder, the Indian eves matched their fancied rivals stick for stick in the entire 60 minutes to raise hopes of an upset result.

But it was not to be as the world no. 5 China scored a late winner through Yudiao Zhao, much to ... Read More
Asian Games: Saurav Ghosal settles for silver from winning position
INCHEON: A gold was there for the taking but Saurav Ghosal let it slip, squandering a two-game advantage to narrowly miss out on becoming the first Indian squash player to win the yellow metal at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

Asian Games medal tally

Ghosal was leading after the first two games of the gold-medal match but his opponent, Kuwait's Abdullah Almezayen, staged a dramatic fightback winning the next three games to clinch the top prize.

Almezayen won ... Read More
Unimpressive India manage 7-0 win against Oman in men's hockey
INCHEON: Despite drag-flick specialist VR Raghunath missing as many as eight penalty corners and Rupinderpal Singh sustaining a serious thigh injury, India managed a 7-0 victory over minnows Oman in the men's hockey event at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

For India, Rupinderpal (18th, 19th min) successfully converted two penalty corners before limping off the field after scoring the second goal. The unbelievably off-colour Raghunath (39th, 60th min+) managed two goals via penalty stroke and ... Read More
Historic squash show by India, shooters add another bronze
Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal scripted history on the squash court, while shooters also continued to deliver medals as India bagged two more bronze to boost their tally to six on the third day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Pallikal settled for a bronze medal -- the first by an Indian woman squash player -- after losing to world number one Nicol David in the semifinals. India were also assured of at ... Read More
Dipika Loses in Semi-final, Settles for Bronze

INCHEON: India's squash star Dipika Pallikal lost her semi-final women's singles match to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia and settled for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Monday.
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Jayalalithaa announces Rs 20 lakh reward for Dipika Pallikal
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday congratulated squash champion Dipika Pallikal for winning a bronze medal at the ongoing 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

In her message, the chief minister said Dipika would receive a cash incentive of Rs 20 lakh from the state government. In December 2011, the state government enhanced the financial reward for sportspersons winning a bronze medal at the Asian Games to Rs 20 lakh.

"You have made ... Read More

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