Tennis: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale win gold in mixed doubles.
Squash: India beat Pakistan 2-1 to win gold in the men’s team squash event.
Shooting: Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS win silver in the 10m air pistol mixed event.
Athletics: Kartik Kumar wins silver, Gulveer Singh bronze in men’s 10000m.
Boxing: Preeti wins her quarter-final bout in the women’s 54 kg category; assured of medal and gets a 2024 Paris Olympics quota spot.
Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain reaches the women’s 75kg semi-finals and is assured of a medal.
Boxing: Narender wins his quarter-final bout in the men’s +92kg category and is assured of a medal.
That’s if for Scroll’s coverage of the Asian Games for today.
The Indian contingent won five medals today. There were golds in the men’s squash team event, as India beat Pakistan 2-1 in a thrilling final, and the tennis mixed doubles team event with Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale clinching top spot.
Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS won silver in the mixed air pistol event, while Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh won silver and bronze in the men’s 10,000m event.
More medals were assured in boxing as Preeti, Lovlina Borgohain and Narender won their respective boxing quarter-final matches.
See you tomorrow when the action continues!
Chess: No result today from the men’s team event, as the Grandmaster quartet of D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, Vidit Gujarathi and Arujun Erigaisi played a draw in their respective matches against Uzbekistan. In the women’s team, R Vaishali was the only player to manage a win, as the Indian team beat Vietnam 2.5 to 1.5.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 10-2 Pakistan, FT: The hooter goes off for full time to put Pakistan out of their misery! For the first time in the history of this fixture, a team has scored 10 goals. With four wins in four, India just need a point in their final match against Bangladesh to make it to the semi-finals.
Bridge: The Indian men’s team of Raju Tolani, Ajay Khare, Sandeep Thakral and Jaggy Shivdasani have put India in second place in the overall standings, with a score of 205.98 after 196 boards. They trail only Hong Kong. In the women’s section, the Indian team of Puja Batra, Asha Sharma, Kalpana Gurjar and Vidhya Patel are in seventh place with 69.10 points after 140 boards. Meanwhile, in the mixed team event, Sandeep Karmarkar, Marianne Karmarkar, Kiran Nadar and Bachiraju Satyanarayana have scored 178.62 points after 182 boards to be placed in fourth position.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: KIDAMBI SRIKANTH SURVIVES, INDIA SURVIVE!
The former world No 1 registers a come from behind 12-21, 21-16, 21-14 win over Cho Geonyeop to guide India to their first-ever final in the men’s team event at the Asian Games. India beat South Korea 3-2 and will now face China in the final.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 10-2 Pakistan, Q4: India have 10 against Pakistan! Former captain Viren Rasquinha in the commentary is stunned. Never did he or any hockey fan would have imagined India scoring 10 against Pakistan. They have just done that today as Varun Kumar gets his second from a penalty corner.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 9-2 Pakistan, Q4: India score twice through Shamsher Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay to make it nine! Against Pakistan!
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Kidambi Srikanth has a two-point advantage at 11-9 before the change of sides in the decider. Will this be enough to see India through to a final?
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 7-2 Pakistan, Q3: Pakistan pull another one back from a penalty corner! Rana Abdul does well to wrong foot Pathak by deflecting a drag-flick into the top corner.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 7-1 Pakistan, Q3: India rip Pakistan apart on the counter! Sukhjeet fires in a reverse hit from just inside the circle on the left. The keeper looks to have saved it with his foot but Varun Kumar of all people, is in the right place to score a rare field goal for himself.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 6-1 Pakistan, Q3: Pakistan pull one back! Sufiyan Mohammed drives his drag-flick from between Krishan Pathak’s legs to score against the run of play.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Cho fightsback well, but Srikanth’s early lead comes to his rescue. The Indian takes the second game 21-16 to force the match into a decider.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 6-0 Pakistan, Q3: India have half a dozen goals and Harmanpreet has four himself! Pakistan concede another penalty corner and Harmanpreet punishes them with another precise drag flick.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 5-0 Pakistan, Q3: Pakistan concede yet another penalty stroke! Gurjant’s shot is stopped if front of gold by a Pakistani foot. Harmanpreet steps up and gets his hat-trick.
3x3 Basketball, Women’s Quarter-final: India exit the Asian Games after a 10-21 loss to Chinese Taipei.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Srikanth is fighting back. There’s a tinge of the vintage 2017 Srikanth on display now as he races to a 11-3 lead in the second game. Can he sustain it?
Golf, men’s event: Not a good day for the men’s golfers. At the end of Round 3 of the individual event, Anirban Lahiri is tied 17, SSP Chawrasia is tied 20, Khalin Joshi is tied 24, and Shubhankar Sharma is tied 34. As a team, India are placed 8th in the leaderboard.
Diving: The Indian team of London Singh Hemam and Siddharth Bajrang Pardeshi finished sixth in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard final with 279.87 points.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Cho Geonyeop, ranked 163rd in the world, takes the first game 21-12. Srikanth is stunned. The crowd present in the arena is not. Pullela Gopichand, from the sidelines, urges Srikanth to fight back.
Can the former world No 1 turn it around? He cannot afford to put a foot wrong here.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 4-0 Pakistan, HT: They scored at the start of the second quarter, they score at the end of the second quarter. Sumit fires in a reverse pass in front of goal and Gurjant Singh is at the right place to deflect it in. It is referred to the TV umpire and after a long delay, the goal is given to India. A good half of hockey from India.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon 200m: Another disappointing outing from defending champion Swapna Barman again as she finishes fourth in Heat 1 with a time of 26.16. However, Heat 2 is won by her compatriot Nandini Agasara who clocks a massive 24.47, a personal best for her. This propels Agasara into fourth position with 3328 points after four events. Barman is now in sixth position with 3312 points as China’s Zheng Ninali still leads with 3649 points.
Boxing: Okazawa wins by a 5:0 unanimous decision. The Japanese boxer brought his experience and quick footwork to the fore against Nishant today. Plenty of learnings to take for the Indian from this bout.
Athletics, Men’s 10000m final: Personal bests achieved by both Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh as the duo make it a double podium for India in the men’s 10000m final. Kumar clocked 28:15.38 while Singh finished in third with a time of 28:17.21.
Boxing: Okazawa continues to dominate proceedings! Quite the showman also. He teases Nishant with a smile and some more when he lands a few punches in. Nishant is counter-attacking but it’s not going to be enough against this opponent. Okazawa takes R2 on four cards.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Kidambi Srikanth trails 5-11 at the first mid-game break against Cho Geonyeop. Worrying signs for the Indian camp as the South Korean is ranked outside of top 100 in the world rankings.
Boxing: A fiery opening round in the men’s 71kg QF bout. The round saw Japan’s Okazawa lure Nishan Dev with his quick footwork, making him run around the ring. The Japanese takes it on al five cards.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 3-0 Pakistan, Q2: India and Harmanpreet Singh pick up from where they left off in the first quarter. They win a PC inside 90 seconds and Harmanpreet makes no mistake with his drag-flick.
Boxing: In action now is Nishant Dev in the men’s 71kg quarterfinal. The Worlds bronze medallist takes on Japan’s Okawzawah. Can the Indian confirm a medal for India?
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India 2-0 Pakistan End of Q1: Goals from Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh give India a 2-0 lead. Mandeep gave India the lead in the eighth minute after some good work by Abhishek who ran along the goalline before squaring it to Mandeep to tap into the empty net. Captain Harmanpreet doubled India’s lead off a penalty stroke after the Pakistan goalkeeper foulr Sukhjeet Singh.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: The pair of Kim Wonho and Na Sungseung coast to a 21-16, 21-11 victory over Dhruv Kapila and Arjun MR in 45 minutes. Korea equalise the tie at 2-2.
Kidambi Srikanth will play the decider match for India against Cho Geonyeop.
Weightlifting: No medal for India as Bindyarani Devi finishes fifth overall with a total of 196kg with 83kg in snatch and 113kg in clean and jerk. Kang Hyongyong of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea gets a WR/AR/GR in both categories. (103 in snatch, 130 in clean and jerk)
Weightlifting: Bindya Rani finishes with a total of 196kg with 83kg in snatch and 113kg in clean and jerk. In clean and jerk, she successfully lifted 109kg in her first attempt. She failed to lift 113kg in the second attempt but managed to lift it in her third.
Hockey, men’s Pool A, India vs Pakistan: The only two unbeaten sides in pool A face off as pool toppers India face rivals Pakistan. The rivalry has not been equal for the past few years as the quality of players from Pakistan has been on a decline. Still, the match remains a big one.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: A rather underwhelming show from the men’s doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and Arjun MR as they surrender the first game 16-21.
Athletics, men’s 400m final: Muhammed Ajmal finishes fifth in a thrilling men’s 400m final. Ajmal clocked a time of 46.97s, just 0.40s off gold medal winner Yousef Ahmed Masrahi of Saudi Arabia.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Lakshya Sen races to a 21-7, 21-9 win over Lee Yungyu in 44 minutes. The Indian was not even remotely tested in this contest as he leads India to a 2-1 lead - just one match away from a historic final.
Athletics, women’s 400m final: India’s Aishwarya Mishra misses out on a medal as she finishes fourth with a time of 53.40s. It’s a Bahrain 1-2 with the former World Champion Salma Eid Nasser denied gold by Oluwakemi Adekoya.
Table Tennis, women’s doubles quarter-final: India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee script history! The pair have just assured India of a first Asian Games medal in doubles table tennis! The Indians beat China’s world No 2 pair of Chen Meng and Wang Yidi 11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 11-9 to reach the semi-finals.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Just all too easy for Lakshya Sen at the moment as he takes the opening game 21-7 against Lee Yungyu.
Athletics, women’s heptathlon, shot put: India’s Swapna Barman and Nandini Agasara finish sixth and eighth respectively in the shot put. In the overall standings, Barman stays in fourth with 2529 points while Agasara drops to eighth with 2392 points.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: A rather comfortable start to the contest for Lakshya Sen, as he opens up an 11-7 lead. This is the first time an Indian has led at the first mid-game interval in this tie.
Weightlifting: Bindyarani Devi goes on to successfully lift 83kg in her third attempt. It is her personal best in snatch.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Satwik/Chirag fail to convert multiple games points as the reigning world champions romp home to a 21-13, 26-24 victory to help South Korea equalise the tie 1-1.
Weightlifting: Bindyarani Devi fails to lift 83 kg in her second attempt.
Weightlifting: Bindyarani Devi registers a clean first lift for 80kg in snatch. She has listed her second lift to be 83kg.
Table Tennis, women’s doubles quarter-final: India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee are leading in their match against China’s world No 2 pair of Chen Meng and Wang Yidi! The Indians take the first game 11-5 in eight minutes.
Weightlifting: India’s second weightlifter Bindyarani Devi will begin her campaign in Hangzhou with her starting weights listed at 80 in snatch and 105 in clean and jerk in the women’s 55kg category. Mirabai Chanu wasn’t able to get a medal for India, can Bindyarani do it?
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Satwik/Chirag slow down the pace of the game and are reaping rewards. They lead 11-9 in the second game and will look to wrap this up and force a decider as quickly as possible.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: A brief fightback from Satwik and Chirag post the mid-game interval, but that’s not enough to trouble the Koreans, who take the frist game 21-13 rather comfortably.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Seo Seungjae and Kang Minhyuk race to an 11-5 lead in no time. The reigning world champions have started off aggressively and the Indians haven’t had the time to settle down. Satwik and Chirag would look to slow down the proceedings a bit out in the middle. It is all happening too quickly at the moment.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: HS Prannoy pulls off a come from behind victory. He is elated and celebrates pointing his hands at coaches Gurusai Dutt and Pullela Gopichand on the sidelines. Prannoy wins 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 to help India to a 1-0 lead against South Korea.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will take the court next for India in a men’s doubles clash.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 2-1 PAK: WHAT A GAME AND WHAT A MATCH FROM ABHAY SINGH!
Down 8-10 and not only does he save two match points, but converts the match point he gets by forcing Zaman to commit a backhand error, a move that won the Pakistani several points in previous games, and roars as he wins 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10 and India win gold in the men’s team squash event!
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar rush into the court to congratulate Singh who is in disbelief at what he just pulled off.
Meanwhile, you have to feel for Zaman who played just as brilliantly up until those last three points where the pressure may have gotten to him.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: HS Prannoy, as he so often does, fights back well to win the second game 21-16. He has grown more comfortable and confident in the middle as he forces a decider.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 1-1 PAK: Hold on to your seats because Abhay Singh isn’t giving up without a fight. The 25-year-old Indian levels the match at 2 games all and immediately has to refocus. Singh 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9 Zaman.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: The South Korean has not given a lot of chances, but Prannoy has kept himself in it. The Indian leads 11-9 at the second mid-game interval.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 1-1 PAK: Zaman claws his way back from 4-7 to seal the third game 11-8 and Pakistan are just one game away from clinching the gold medal in the men’s team event. Brilliant gameplay from both players though. Singh 11-7, 9-11, 8-11 Zaman
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-Final: Some excellent deception and net play from the South Korean sees Prannoy surrender the first game 18-21.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 1-1 PAK: Singh displays some great flexibility to reach a couple of Zaman’s returns but the Pakistani holds strong and levels the match at 1-game all. Singh 11-7 9-11 Zaman.
Badminton, Men’s Team Semi-final: HS Prannoy, who did not play the quarter-final clash against Nepal, starts off the proceedings for India today against South Korea. He is up against Jeon Hyeokjin.
With a medal already assured, can India upgrade their Asian Games bronze medals - the last of which they won in 1986, in Hangzhou?
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 1-1 PAK: Abhay Singh loses his cool slightly in the opening game but gets it together to win the opening game 11-7 against Zaman.
Boxing: Narender wins by a 5:0 UD. It looked like the Iranian landed more accurate punches to the face but after claiming the lead in Round 2, Narender also takes Round 3. First medal assured for an Indian male boxer at Hangzhou.
Boxing: That was a competitive opening round between the two. It usually isn’t much about quick punching in the heavyweight bouts. But the Iranian boxer takes the lead with three judges giving him the 10s in the opening round. Narender can turn it around though.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 1-1 PAK: A rather calm third game that sees Khan outclassed by Ghosal who wins 11-5, 11-1, 11-3. Handshakes and thumbs-up gestures are exchanged as India level the tie 1-match all with the gold medal to play for in the final encounter between Abhay Singh and Noor Zaman, both the youngest members of their squad.
Boxing: In action now is Narender against Iman Ramezanpourdelavar in the men’s +92kg quarter-final. Can Narender confirm the first medal for an Indian male boxer at Hangzhou?
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Group A: Mirabai Chanu will return without a medal from Hangzhou. She fails to lift 117kg with her final attempt and finishes fourth in the competition with a combined lift of 191kg.
The Thai lifter takes the bronze medal at 199kg. A day to forget for the Olympic medallist from India.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-1 PAK: Wow! That was some game from Ghosal – didn’t let Khan into the game AT ALL! Over 20 consecutive points won by Ghosal who takes the second game 11-1 and brings India a game away from leveling the tie. Ghosal 11-5, 11-1 Khan.
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Group A: Mirabai Chanu drops her 117kg lift in the second attempt. A successful 117kg in the next attempt will win her the bronze, ahead of the Thai lifter.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-1 PAK: Ghosal makes a brilliant comeback and wins seven points on the trot to win the opening game of the second match 11-5 and take a 1-0 lead in this crucial match.
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Group A: Thailand’s Sukcharoen Thanyathon is done with all her lifts. She ends at 199kg. Chanu, on the other hand, is currently at 191kg with two more lifts. The Indian will have to touch 200kg overall for a medal.
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Group A: Mirabai Chanu was entered at 105kg in clean and jerk, but starts off with a 108kg. Clean lift from the Manipuri lifter to keep herself in running for the medal. Chanu has a personal best of 119kg in clean and jerk.
Golf: An amazing day for India’s women golfers today!
Aditi Ashok with the lowest round of 61 in round 3 to grab the lead in the individual event! She has a seven-stroke lead over Thailand’s Arpichaya Yubol. Pranavi Urs drops a place to 11th while Avani Prashanti is last at T19.
On the back of Aditi’s superb day, the trio have climbed two pots to take the lead in the team event. India, with a score of 403, lead Thailand (404) and China (406). The final round will tee off tomorrow at 4am IST
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-1 PAK: The world No 19 Saurav Ghosal will now take on Muhammad Asim Khan and India will hope for Ghosal to repeat his performance from the Pool tie where he beat Khan if they want to take the gold medal tie into a decider.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-1 PAK: Complete performance from Iqbal who toyed with Mangaonkar and sent him all around the court in all three games. The Pakistani wins 11-8, 11-3, 11-2 and Pakistan lead 1-0 in this gold medal match which is a best of three tie.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-0 PAK: Iqbal more dominant in the second game despite taking a big tumble and leads 2-0 in the opening match. Mangaonkar not happy with himself. Iqbal 11-8, 11-3 Mangaonkar.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-0 PAK: A very tense opening game as both players continuously appeal to the referee for intentional impeding by the opponent, but Iqbal draws first blood to take the first game 11-8.
Handball, Preliminary Round: The Indian women’s team defeat Nepal 19-44. Nidhi Sharma starred with 11 goals.
Boxing: Sachin Siwach has been given a walkover in his bout against Kuwait’s Turki Abuquthailah in the men’s 57 kg Round of 16 and moves to the quarterfinal.
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Group A: Mirabai Chanu drops her second and third attempts in snatch trying to lift 86kg. She’ll need to pull of something special now in Clean and Jerk.
Tennis, mixed doubles final: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale ensure that India continues to win at least one gold medal in the tennis events at the Asian Games since 2002. The Indian duo come from behind to beat Chinese Taipei’s Liang En-shuo and Huang Tsung Hao 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 to win the mixed doubles title. This is Bopanna’s second consecutive Asian Games gold medal (he won in men’s doubles in Jakarta 2018) and Bhosale’s first Asiad medal.
Boxing: In action now is Sachin Siwach against Kuwait’s Turki Abuquthailah in the men’s 57 kg Round of 16.
Squash, Men’s Team Gold Medal Match, IND 0-0 PAK: Back in 2010, Pakistan beat India in the semi-final to win gold in Guangzhou. India won gold in Incheon in 2014 while both teams finished as bronze medallists in the 2018 Jakarta Games.
Pakistan beat India in a hotly-contested Pool A tie to remain unbeaten and finish top of the group as India finished second.
India beat Malaysia 2-0 in their semi-final while Pakistan beat Hong Kong 2-1 to reach the final.
First up, Mahesh Mangaonkar against Nasir Iqbal – Iqbal beat Mangaonkar 3-1 in the group tie to seal the win for Pakistan.
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Final: Mirabai Chanu, who was entered at 80kg, starts off with the 83kg instead. Clean lift to get her going in Hangzhou.
Tennis, mixed doubles final: Rutuja Bhosale and Rohan Bopanna win the second set 6-4 to take this mixed doubles final into a super tiebreak.
Weightlifting, Women’s 49kg Group A: Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu is registered to start the competition at 80kg snatch. That’s the joint fifth highest with in the list. Chanu, who skipped the World Championships earlier in the month, will face a stiff challenge in Hangzhou with China’s Jiang Huihua and the returning North Korea’s Ramos Rosegie in fray.
Remember, Chanu is yet to win an Asian Games medal in her career. She had to pull out of the 2018 Jakarta Games with an injury.
Boxing: Lovlina confirms her first Asian Games medal! She defeats Suyeon Seong by a 5-0 unanimous decision to make it to the 75kg semi finals
3x3 Basketball, Qualification to Quarter-Finals: The Indian men’s team lose out 17-19 narrowly to Iran and exit the Asian Games.
Boxing: The dominance from Lovlina continues. Just evidently continues to land more accurate punches. Takes round 2 on all five cards as well.
Table Tennis, women’s singles: That’s it for Manika Batra’s campaign at the Asian Games. She loses in the women’s singles quarter-final to world No 4 Wang Yidi 8-11, 12-10, 6-11, 4-11, 14-12, 5-11.
Shooting, Women’s trap: A reversal of fortunes for Preeti Rajak and Manisha Keer as Rajak is now in sixth place with 69 points and Keer is in 12th place with 66 points after three rounds. Rajeshwari Kumari is in 16th place with 65 points as India slip to fourth place in the team standings.
The men’s and women’s trap individual and team qualification events will resume tomorrow.
Boxing: Lovlina takes the first round on all five cards. She’s much faster with her punches and lands more scoring shots.
Tennis, mixed doubles final: Rutuja Bhosale and Rohan Bopanna lost the first set 2-6 to Chinese Taipei’s Liang En-shuo and Huang Tsung-hao in the mixed doubles final.
Boxing: In action now is Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and reigning World Champion Lovlina Borgohain against Korea’s Suyeon Seong in the women’s 75kg category. This will be her first bout in Hangzhou, can she qualify for the semis and confirm another medal for India in boxing?
Table Tennis, women’s singles: Manika Batra saves two match points to win the fifth game 14-12. The Indian still trails the world No 4 from China, Wang Yidi, 2-3.
Table Tennis, women’s singles: Wang Yidi turning the screws now. She wins the fourth game 11-4 to go 3-1 up in this women’s singles quarter-final. Manika Batra will have to win the next three games in a row now.
Shooting, Men’s trap: After three rounds in the qualifications, Kynan Chenai is in third place with 73 points and Zoravar Singh Sandhu is in sixth place with 72 points. Both are well-placed to qualify for the final. World Cup bronze medallist Prithviraj Tondaiman however is outside the top 6, in 19th place with 70 points. In the team standings, India remains in second with a score of 215-x, two points behind Kuwait.
Table Tennis, women’s singles: Wang Yidi wins the third game 11-6 to go 2-1 up in this match against Manika Batra.
Boxing: An upset it is! Preeti Pawar, remember the name. She defeats Zhaina Shekerbekova by a 4:1 decision. She not only confirms a medal at the Asian Games but also a spot at Paris. India’s high Performance Director Bernard Dunne in the stands gives her a standing ovation. Remember, this is the same weight category that World Champion and CWG gold medallist Nitu Ghanghas competes in.
Tennis, mixed doubles final: The Indian tennis contingent is in danger of not winning a gold medal in tennis (across events) for the first time since 2002. But Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale have a chance to extend that run. They play Chinese Taipei’s Liang En-shuo and Huang Tsung-hao in the mixed doubles final.
Boxing: Preeti builds upon the lead to take the second round as well. It continues to be split but Preeti is leading the way. Wow, Preeti could indeed pull off an upset! This is huge.
Boxing: A solid opening round between the two and Preeti avoids being cornered, trying to dominate proceedings in the centre of the ring. She gets a split decision her way with three judges scoring 10 in her favour. Things are about to get interesting!
Table Tennis, women’s singles: Wang Yidi wins the opening game 11-8 against Manika Batra in this women’s singles quarter-final. Just a reminder, the singles matches are best-of-seven games (first to four games).
Table Tennis, women’s singles: Manika Batra in action next. She plays her quarter-final against world No 4 Wang Yidi of China.
Table Tennis, men’s doubles: It wasn’t to be! What an effort though from the young Indian team. Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah stretched, hassled and harried the world No 1 team and were two points away from a spectacular win. But Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon just had that that experience to stay calm under tight moments and came back to win the tie 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-9.
Boxing: In action now is Preeti in the women’s 54 kg category. Now building a reputation to cause upsets and register dominant wins, Preeti started her campaign in Hangzhou with a solid win by RSC against Jordan’s Silina Alhasanat. Today, the 19-year-old is up against multiple-time Worlds medallist and the very experienced Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan. Can she cause an upset again?
Table Tennis, men’s doubles: We’re not done just yet! Remarkable comeback by Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah. They win the fourth game 11-6 to take this match into the decider against the world No 1 team! Final game coming up.
Table Tennis, men’s doubles: Big celebration from the world No 1 team at the end of the third game, winning it 12-10. They’re up 2-1 against Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah. But that celebration is a testament to how well the young Indian team is playing – they’re pushing the Koreans hard.
Table Tennis, men’s doubles: Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah lost the first game 8-11, but bounced back to level proceedings by clinching the second 11-7 against the world No 1 team from South Korea.
Shooting, Women’s Trap: Manisha Keer is in fifth place with 47 points while Preeti Rajak is in sixth place with 46 points. Rajeshwari Kumari is in 11th place with 45 points in the individual qualification rounds after two rounds. In the team qualification standings, India are in second place with 138-x points.
Table Tennis: Three matches today for the Indian table tennis contingent. But all three are tough quarter-final matches. Manush Shah and Manav Thakkar will compete in the men’s doubles match against the world No 1 team from South Korea, Jang Woojin and Lim Jonghoon. Manika Batra then takes on world No 4 Wang Yidi of China in women’s singles. Later, at 4 pm IST, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee play their women’s doubles match against world No 2 pair of Chen Meng and Wang Yidi of China. These will be tough matches, but a win will secure a medal.
Volleybal, Women’s Pool A: India lose 1-3 (25-23, 22-25, 17-25, 16-25) to North Korea.
Golf, women’s event: Aditi Ashok has had a solid start to Day 3 of the women’s individual event. She’s at the top of the pile, with a seven stroke advantage over second-placed Arpichaya Yubol of Thailand. Pranavi Sharath URS is in 11th spot while Avani Prashanth is tied-19th. Together, in the team event, the Indians are at the top of the pile.
Shooting, Men’s Trap: In the individual qualification rounds, Zoravar Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai are both on 48 points after two rounds and sit at ninth and tenth place respectively. Prithviraj Tondaiman is at 47 points and in 14th place. India are second behind Kuwait with 143-x points.
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol: With the scores levelled at 14-14, Sarabjot Singh falters with a 9.9 as China takes home the gold medal. Silver for India!
Shooting, air pistol mixed team final: Excellent shooting from the Chinese pair as they take the lead for the first time in this gold medal final.
Kurash, Women’s -52kg Quarter-final: The 2018 silver medallist from Jakarta Pincky Balhara loses her quarter-final bout to Sitora Elmurodova of Uzbekistan and misses out on a medal.
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol Gold Final: The Chinese shooters did well to draw level at 7-7, but Divya and Sarabjot win two back to back series to go up 11-7. A gold medal within a touching distance for the Indians.
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol Gold Final: Sarabjot and Divya extend their lead to 7-3 after five series of two-shot each.
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol Gold Final: India take a 4-0 lead winning the first two series, before China open their account as both team finish level on terms in the third series. IND 3-1 CHN
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol Gold Final: Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS take on Zhang Bowen and Jiang Ranxin of China. The Indians had topped the qualification round with a score of 577 earlier today.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon, high jump: Not the best high jump event for Swapna Barman and Nandini Agasara. Barman jumps way lower than her personal best of 1.87m in high jump and finishes fourth. Agasara jumps 1.61m to finish 10th. With 1850 points, Barman is fourth in the overall standings behind China’s Zheng Ninali (1981 points), Uzbekistan’s Ekatarina Voronina (1915 points) and Japan’s Karin Odama (1881 points). Agasara is seventh overall with 1724 points.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon, high jump: Swapna Barman’s high jump ends with a best of 1.70m. Underwhelming from the defending champion and she knows it as she tears up. She jumped 1.80m in Jakarta 2018. Valuable points dropped by Barman in her defence of gold. She gets 855 points compared to the 1003 she won five years ago in the discipline.
Kurash, women’s -52kg R16: Picky Balhara, a silver medallist from 2018 Jakarta, is through to the quarter-finals with a 5-3 win over South Korea’s Lee Ye Joo.
Canoeing, Men’s Double 500m Heat 1: The pair of Gyaneshwor Philem and Ribason Ningthoujam clock 1:54.820s to finish fourth. They move into the semi-finals.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon, high jump: Ah Swapna Barman fails to clear 1.73m with two attempts. The first attempt was close while the second attempt was a poor one as she took down the bar with her back.
Shooting, Women’s Trap: The Indian team is at the top of the standings after first round of 25 shots each. While Preeti Rajak and Manisha Keer shot 24 targets each, Rajeshwari Kumari hit it 23 times.
Equestrian, Eventing Dressage Individual and Team: Ashish Limaye astride Willy Be Dun rise to the top of the chart at the end of the dressage routine in eventing. He has 26.90 penalty points.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon, high jump: What a lovely jump from Swapna Barman. On the shorter side, she uses her explosive power to sail over the bar set at 1.67m.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon, high jump: Nandini Agasara fails to clear 1.64m with three attempts and will end with a best jump of 1.61m to get 747 points.
Canoeing, Women’s Kayak Double 500m Heat 2: The Indian pair of Oinam Binita Chanu and Geetha Parvathy clock 2:06.956s to finish fourth. They move into the semi-finals.
Kurash, Men’s -66kg Round of 16: Keshav loses 0-10 to South Korea’s Kwon Jaedeog. In the round of 32, Suchika Tariyal loses 0-8 to Charmea Quelino, while Pincky Balhara defeats Ayshirin Haydarova 5-0.
Athletics, Women’s Heptathlon, high jump: Nandini Agasara needs three tries to clear 1.61m much to her chagrin. She however cannot clear 1.64m with her attempt. With her first jump, Swapna Barman easily clears 1.64.
Canoeing, Men’s Single 1000m Heat 1: India’s Niraj Verma finishes last with a timing of 4:25.162s. He moves into the semi-finals.
Rollerskating, Men’s Speed Skating 10000m Point-Elimination Race: India’s Anandkumar Velkumar clocks 15:40.978s to finish sixth ahead of compatriot Siddhant Rahul Kamble at 15:57.944s. Both of them get 4 points each.
Equestrian, Eventing Dressage Individual and Team: Apurva Dabhade on Valtho Des Peulpliers is up into the fourth position with 29.60 penalty points.
Athletics, men’s long jump: Jeswin Aldrin makes it to the final as one of the 12 best performers with a best of 7.67m.
Athletics, men’s 1500m heats: The 2023 Asian Athletics Championships champion Ajay Kumar Saroj finishes second in his heat with a time of 3:51.93 to qualify for the final. Saroj was fourth coming into the final bend and then switched on the afterburners to climb to second going into the final 50m. He could have taken the top spot but was happy just to coast to the finish line.
Rollerskating, Women’s Speed Skating 10000m Point-Elimination Race: India’s Aarty Kasturi clocks 17:41.159s to pocket 3 points .
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol: Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS top the qualification round with a score of 577. They will take on China’s Zhang Bowen and Jiang Ranxin, who shot 576, in the gold medal match.
Athletics, men’s long jump: One and done for Sreeshankar Murali! The Indian posts a mark of 7.97m to go past the automatic qualification mark of 7.90m and book his spot in the final! Jeswin Aldrin, meanwhile, posts foul jumps with both his attempts so far.
Shooting, Mixed 10m Air Pistol: The Indian pair climbs to the top of the standings after the second series. Sarabjot shoots 96, whereas Divya improves to 98.
Athletics, women’s 100m hurdles heats: India’s Jyothi Yarraji finishes second in heat 1 with a time of 13.03s to book an automatic qualification berth in the final. Nithya Ramaraj, in the quicker of the two heats, comes in fifth with a time of 13.30s. However, she joins Yarraji in the final by virtue of being one of the two fastest finishers outside the automatic qualifiers.
Athletics, women’s heptathlon 100m hurdles heat 2: India’s defending champion Swapna Barman clocks her personal best time of 13.88s to finish second in her heats while Nandini Agasara finishes fourth with a time of 14.01s.
Athletics, women’s heptathlon 100m hurdles heat 2: India’s defending champion Swapna Barman clocks her personal best time of 13.88s to finish second in her heats while Nandini Agasara finishes fourth with a time of 14.01s.
Equestrian, Eventing Dressage Individual and Team: India’s Vikas Kumar astride Noreway Harry is placed seventh with 32.40 penalty points.
Golf, Women’s Indiviudal and Team Round: Aditi Ashok is in the sole lead at the moment. Pranavi Urs is tied 13, while Avani Prashanth is T17.
Asian Games: Another busy, busy morning for the Indian contingent. The women’s golf event is underway while we wait for action at the shooting range, roller skating rink and track and field to get underway.
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On Friday, India added 8 medals to the tally to take India to the fourth spot with 33 medals in the medal tally. Indian shooters continued their dominant show at the continental games as Palak won gold in the individual event while Esha Singh and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won silver in their individual events. In boxing, Nikhat Zareen qualified for the 50kg women’s semi-final, with a medal assured and securing a Paris 2024 Olympic quota in the process.
Meanwhile, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni lost in the men’s doubles final to win silver. Later in the day, the Indian women’s hockey team registered a dominant 6-0 win against Malaysia as Kiran Baliyan ended the day for India with a bronze in women’s shotput.
Today, the Saurav Ghosal-led Indian men’s squash team will hope to beat Pakistan in the final. In tennis, the mixed doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale take will on Chinese Taipei’s Huang Tsung-hao and Liang En-shuo to win the gold. In badminton, the Indian men’s team will take on South Korea for a spot in the gold medal match.
Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS will hope to keep the show in shooting going in the 10m air pistol mixed team event. Athletics action will continue with long jumpers Jeswin Aldrin and Sreeshankar Murali in action, as will the likes of heptathlon defending champion Swapna Barman and hurdler Jyothi Yarraji.
Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and Bindyarani Devi will begin their campaigns. Five Indian boxers including Lovlina Borgohain will also be in action.
The Field’s Asian Games build-up series, where we focus on athletes who have played in the shadows, but may be ready to step into the limelight.
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