Asian Games 2010

  • Vijender delighted with Asian Games' success November 30, 2010

    The World no. 1 and the Asian Games champion said he fought the final bout with a broken left hand. ...
  • India's best ever Asian Games November 29, 2010

    By claiming 64 medals and finishing sixth in the medals tally, India had a dream run at the just concluded Asian Games. ...
  • Brasa humiliated me during World Cup: Rajpal November 29, 2010

    Chandigarh: Deeply hurt with the treatment meted out to him by chief coach Jose Brasa, a "powerless" Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh on Monday said he has decided to call it quits from the post and will soon air his views to the national federation (HI). Rajpal accused Brasa of constant...
  • Spectacular fireworks end 16th Asian Games November 27, 2010

    Guangzhou: The skies lit up with dazzling fireworks as an emotional China brought the curtains down on the biggest Asian Games in a riot of colour, foot-tapping music and a cultural extravaganza at the Haixinsha Island on the Pearl River here on Saturday. If the opening ceremony held at the same...
  • Asiad closing: Vijender to be India's flagbearer December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India's flagbearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event here on Saturday. Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist Vijender defeated two-time world champion Abbos Atoev in the middleweight (75kg)...
  • China's Lin Dan Asiad's most valuable player November 27, 2010

    Guangzhou: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan was awarded the Samsung Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Asian Games. MVP is regarded as the supreme honour for the athletes, recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC). Lin won two gold medals - men's singles...
  • Indian men win bronze in chess team event December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: Indian men registered a convincing victory over lower-ranked Iran to win the bronze medal in the chess team competition of the Asian Games here on Friday. P Harikrishna was the only Indian to play out a draw as the rest - Sasikiran Krishnan, Surya Shekar Ganguly and B Adhiban -...
  • India ends athletics campaign with 11 medals December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: India ended their athletics campaign in the Asian Games with a bagful of medals with the women's 4x400m relay quartet winning the gold to bring down curtains with a bang on the penultimate day of the competitions here on Friday. India emerged from the track and field events with five...
  • Asiad: Vijender wins India's 2nd boxing gold December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: Indian boxing's poster boy Vijender Singh pummeled two-time world champion Abbos Atoev into submission with a commanding 7-0 triumph in the 75kg category to give the country's campaign in the Asian Games a golden finish here on Friday. The dashing Beijing Olympic Games bronze-medal winner Vijender destroyed the Ubzek boxer...
  • In pics: Asian Games Day 14 November 26, 2010

    Indian players celebrate after winning the women's kabbadi final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. (AP Photo)Uzbekistan's Svetlana Radzivil competes on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's high jump at the Asian Games. (AP Photo)India's Vijender Singh displays his gold medal which he won in the men's 75 kg boxing final at the Asian Games. (AP Photo)
  • India wins gold in women's 4x400m relay December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: Indian women's 4X400m relay quartet lived up to expectations by defending the gold medal won in 2006 with AC Ashwini anchoring the team to glory in the Asian Games here on Friday. Running in the third leg, Ashwini, who earlier clinched the yellow metal in the 400m hurdles, gave the...
  • Asiad: India record their best-ever medal haul December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: India created history by recording their best-ever performance in Asian Games with 64 medals, including a record 14 golds, with star boxer Vijender Singh providing the icing on the cake by bringing the last yellow metal on the penultimate day here on Friday. The men's and women's kabaddi teams expectedly...
  • India win sixth Asiad gold in men's kabaddi December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: Barely hours after Indian women's kabaddi team made a memorable Asian Games debut by clinching the gold, their male counterparts recorded their sixth consecutive yellow metal in the quadrennial event with a comfortable victory over Iran, here on Friday. The Indian men's team, who clinched the gold in every edition...
  • Preeja gets silver, Kavita bags bronze in 5000m November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut clocked their personal bests to clinch the silver and bronze respectively in the women''s 5000m final of the Asian Games here on Friday. Sreedharan, who earlier clinched the 10,000m gold, returned a timing of 15:15.89. Raut, who bagged a silver in 10,000m, could not get past...
  • India clinches two bronze in Asiad roller sports November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: Rollersports fetched India a couple of unexpected bronze medals with Anup Kumar Yama bagging one in men's single free skating before combining with Avani Panchal to finish third in the pairs skating event here on Friday. Anup totalled 244.2 in his singles routine for which he fetched 123.6 on technical...
  • Cricket: B'desh clinches 1st ever gold medal November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: Bangladesh have ended Afghanistan's unlikely run with a five-wicket victory in the Twenty20 cricket final to clinch their first ever Asian Games gold medal. Middle-order batsman Mohammad Shabbir (33 not out) hit successive straight sixes off Karim Khan Sadeq's 19th over as Bangladesh raced to 119 with only a few...
  • Asian Games: Indian women win kabaddi gold November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: The Indian women's kabaddi team completed a memorable Asian Games debut by clinching the gold medal with a comprehensive win over Thailand in the finals here on Friday. The Indians beat Thailand 28-14 in a dominating performance to clinch the inaugural women's kabaddi gold of the Asian Games. The Indians led...
  • Vikas a good actor, says bitter Chinese boxer November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: Bitter after his narrow loss to Vikas Krishan in the Asian Games final, Chinese boxer Qing Hu called him "a good actor" but the Indian teen hit back saying the home favourite repeatedly threw under-the-belt punches in their bout. Defending champion Hu slammed the referee and Vikas saying he had...
  • PT Usha overwhelmed with athletics gold December 1, 2010

    After a brilliant performance by Indian athletes in Asian Games, India's legendary athlete PT Usha says she is overwhelmed with the brilliant performance of Indian athletes. ...
  • Asiad: India win three golds on day 13 December 1, 2010

    Guangzhou: Ashwini Chidananda and Joseph Abraham won gold medals in the women's and men's 400m hurdles race while Vikas Krishan won India's first boxing gold by beating Hu Qing of China in the 60 kg finals. With a personal best timing of 56.15 seconds, Ashwini clinched the third gold medal for...
  • 'More people will take to rowing now' November 25, 2010

    Rowing legend Steve Redgrave feels that India's success at the Asian Games is good for the future of the sport in this country. ...
  • Asiad: Vikas wins boxing gold for India November 25, 2010

    Guangzhou: Vikas Krishan won India's first boxing gold at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou by beating Hu Qing of China in the 60 kg finals. In a fight that went right down to the wire , Vikas pipped his Chinese opponent 5-4 to win India's third gold of the...
  • Asiad: Ashwini, Joseph win 400m hurdles gold November 25, 2010

    Guangzhou: India's Ashwini Chidananda and Joseph Abraham won gold medals in the women's and men's 400m hurdles race while Ashwini's compatriot Juana Murmu missed the bronze by a whisker at the Asian Games here on Thursday. With a personal best timing of 56.15 seconds, Ashwini clinched the third gold medal for...
  • Tintu Luka wins bronze in women's 800 metres November 25, 2010

    Guangzhou: India's Tintu Luka won the bronze medal in the women's 800 metres event of the track and field competitions at the Asian Games here on Thursday. Tintu, who had a disappointing finish in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, led the pack right from the start, but couldn't keep pace in...
  • Mausam Khatri wins bronze in freestyle November 25, 2010

    Guangzhou: Indian wrestler Mausam Khatri won a bronze in the men's freestyle 96 kg category while Rajiv Tomar and Nirmala Devi crashed out in their categories in the Asian Games here on Thursday. Mausam got the better of Jaegang Kim of South Korea 3-1 in the bronze medal play-off to get...
  • In pics: Asian Games Day 13 November 25, 2010

    Paula Cristina Pereira Carion lands a kick on Gaukhar Chaikuzova during their women's +68 kg karate bronze medal match. (AP Photo)Afghanistan team members celebrate after winning their match against Pakistan. (AP Photo)
Iran's Ahmadreza Talebian celebrates after winning the men's single kayak 1000 meter race at the 16th Asian Games. (AP Photo)
  • India beat Korea to win hockey bronze November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: The Indian men's hockey team defeated four-time champions South Korea 1-0 to finish with a bronze at the Asian Games here on Thursday. Pakistan won the gold with a convincing 2-0 win over Malaysia in the final. They won the Asian Games title after 20 years, which also booked a...
  • Afghans beat Pak, face B'desh for cricket gold November 26, 2010

    Guangzhou: Afghanistan knocked out gold-medal favorite Pakistan in a stunning 22-run upset victory on Thursday to set up a final against Bangladesh in the Asian Games Twenty20 cricket competition. Afghanistan, led by a brilliant all-round performance from Karim Khan Sadeq, restricted Pakistan to 103-7 from its 20 overs after posting a...
  • Indian wrestlers woeful run continues November 25, 2010

    Guangzhou: Indian grapplers dismal show in the Asian Games continued with Mausam Khatri and Rajeev Tomar crashing out in the first round of the men's fresstyle competitions here on Thursday. Taking the mats first on the day at the Huagong Gymnasium, Khatri lost 1-3 to Taimuraz Tigiyev of Kazakhstan in the...