Asian Games

  • Competition at Asian Games tough, says archer Deepika Kumari 2 days ago

    Top Indian archer Deepika Kumari said the competition won't be easy at the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from Sep 19 to Oct 4. "We are well prepared. We are leaving for South Korea today so that we get acclimatised to the weather conditions there. None...
  • We can win 4-5 medals at Asian Games, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt 2 days ago

    Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that Indian wrestlers have it in them to win four-to-five medals, including gold, at the upcoming Asian Games. "We did well at the Commonwealth Games. We are working hard and hopefully will do better in the Asian Games. We can win four-to-five medals...
  • 16-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel going for Asiad gold 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sixteen-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel says the unexpected silver at the Commonwealth Games last month has given her the much-needed confidence to aim for a gold at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Malaika made the shooting world took notice of her in Glasgow where she beat experienced...
  • Sports Minister to decide on Asian Games participation in five disciplines 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finally it will be left to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to decide if India will field teams in football, basketball, handball, table tennis and sepak takraw in the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI)...
  • Karate team's participation rejected by OCA despite IOA effort 2 days ago

    Olympic Council of Asia has rejected participation of Indian karate team in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea even after a request by the IOA, which infact had selected the players due to infighting between two factions of the national federation. IOA had constituted a three-member committee to...
  • Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. It was Pinki, who had...
  • We are aiming for a victorious start in Asian Games: Ritu Rani 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Asian Games round the corner, the Indian women's hockey team is aiming for a winning start its campaign in the 17th edition of the continental event to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. Indian women's hockey team captain Ritu Rani is...
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month. SAI Director General...
  • No plans to drop football team for Asian Games, says SAI Director General 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Tuesday denied any plans not to clear the national football team at government cost for the Asian Games. Reports claimed that the government was having second thoughts on sending the football team at government cost as India don't have much of a chance to...
  • Indian men and women volleyball teams enter in Incheon Games 4 days ago

    Mumbai: India have entered both the men's and women's team events in the volleyball competition of the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, next month. While the men's team is grouped with Hong Kong, Maldives and 2010 silver medallists Iran in Group C, the women are drawn...
  • Injury forces Vijender Singh to take a break, out of Asian Games 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A hand injury sustained during the Commonwealth Games has forced star Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of action for an indefinite period, which includes the upcoming Asian Games where he was the defending champion. The middleweight boxer had sustained a ligament injury in his left hand during the CWG...
  • Indian men's kabaddi team grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games 5 days ago

    The Indian men's kabaddi team, which would be bidding for its seventh straight gold in next month's Asian Games, has been pooled along side arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A of the competition. The other two teams in Group A of the men's competition are Bangladesh and Thailand, as per the draw...
  • Cash crunch hits Pakistan hockey's Asiad preparations 1 week ago

    Karachi: A severe cash crunch has struck Pakistan hockey team's preparations for the Asian Games. The record eight-time champions hopes of defending their title is in jeopardy as the team's Europe tour to prepare for the Incheon Asian Games, Sep 19-Oct, now looks doubtful. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had requested the...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold August 22, 2014

    India hockey chief coach Terry Walsh expressed the hope that the team would end its 16-year-long wait for the Asian Games gold in Incheon. ...
  • Working on stamina, technique to win gold in Asiad: Vinesh Phogat August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A gold medal at the Commonwealth Games under her belt, wrestler Vinesh Phogat says she is working hard on her stamina and technique to clinch a second successive one in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon next month. "I am aiming for a gold and...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India hockey captain Sardar Singh and chief coach Terry Walsh Thursday expressed the hope that the team would end its 16-year-long wait for the Asian Games gold at the South Korean city of Incheon next month. The India team has been clubbed in Pool B with Pakistan, Sri Lanka,...
  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been 16 long years that Indian men's hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but their chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side have a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon,...
  • Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games. The World Cup gold winner says an early quota place and a good outing at Asiad will "boost his...
  • Armed with CWG gold, shuttler Kashyap ready for bigger things August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold medal is a big motivating factor for top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap to prepare for the tougher World Championships and the Asian Games. The 27-year-old Hyderabadi says not much has changed after he emulated legends Prakash Pradukone (1978) and Syed Modi (1982) by winning the...
  • Tough draw for Indian football teams in Asian Games August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's U-23 national team will be playing Jordan and UAE in Group G while the women's senior national team have been placed in Group A with hosts South Korea, Thailand and Maldives in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games. The draw that was released on Thursday has 29...
  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • Indian boxing's fall from grace August 20, 2014

    Indian boxers returned without any gold medal from CWG 2014 and the coach says he has his fingers crossed for the Asian Games. ...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Race Walker Irfan aims medal at Asian Games August 19, 2014

    Patiala: India's K T Irfan has rued the lack of international competitions for race walkers but still feels he can have a shot at a medal in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Irfan, who comfortably won the men's 20km race walk competition in the Federation Cup Senior National...
  • India look to continue momentum against Pakistan in football friendly August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Buoyed by their 1-0 win over a dour Pakistan in the last encounter, India will look to build on the momentum when they take on the arch-rivals in the second and final football friendly match on Wednesday, before leaving for Incheon to play in the Asian Games. India will start...
  • Asian Games: Japan name women flag bearer and captain for first time August 19, 2014

    Japan named weightlifter Hiromi Miyake as team captain and archer Kaori Kawanaka as flag bearer for next month's Asian Games in South Korea, the first time the country has selected women for both roles. The duo will lead Japan's team of 716 athletes for the Sept 19-Oct 4 Games in Incheon,...
  • Indian archers targetting four medals in Asian Games August 16, 2014

    Kolkata: With compound section set to make its debut at the Incheon Asian Games next month, India would be targetting at least four medals to better their Guangzhou haul. According to India coach Dharmendra Tiwary, country's archers including three-time World Cup Final siver medalist Deepika Kumari are peaking at the right...
  • India to part ways with foreign TT coach after Asian Games August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: German coach Peter Engel's year-old stint with the struggling Indian table tennis team will end with the Asian Games 2014, TTFI secretary general Dhanraj Choudhary said on Saturday. Choudhary said Engel's removal is part of the way-forward strategy post India's worst performance at the Commonwealth Games, where it managed...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games August 13, 2014

    His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event. The Wrestling Federation...
  • After CWG low, shooter Vijay Kumar eyes Asiad high August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games. "I am rushing off to see...