Asian Games

  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Time to switch gear for World Championships and Asian Games: Narang August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who recently bagged a silver and a bronze in 50-metre rifle prone and 50-metre rifle 3 position, respectively, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, said it was time to switch gears as World Championships and Asian Games come calling next month. The World Championships will be...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Mary Kom angry after postponement of Asian Games trial August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Ad-hoc Committee, which is managing the boxing affairs, decided to...
  • Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh hopes to win gold in Asian Games August 8, 2014

    Patiala: The triple jump bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is "history" and athlete Arpinder Singh is now looking forward to prove himself at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, which will provide him with a stage bigger than the one at Hampden Park. "I am not thinking about Commonwealth Games...
  • Shooter Vijay Kumar fails to make it to rapid fire team for Asian Games August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar has missed out on a berth in his pet event - rapid fire pistol - for the upcoming Asian Games but he is still part of the strong 43-members squad, which will be spearheaded by shooting ace Abhinav Bindra. The multi-sport extravaganza event will be...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt likely to miss World Championships for Asian Games August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Exhausted after a golden performance at the Commonwealth Games, star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Monday said he might skip next month's World Championships at Tashkent to be fighting fit for the Asian Games, to be held in Incheon from September 19 to October 4. Yogeshwar won a gold in...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games August 2, 2014

    Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was on Saturday included in the Asian Games squad along with established stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. The selection committee announced a 12-member team, which also has last edition's gold medal winners Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh. Somdev had...
  • Response for cricket in Incheon Asian Games August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket has elicited lukewarm response from the full ICC members of the continent for the upcoming Incheon Asian Games with India skipping the event altogether and Pakistan electing to send only their women's team. "For upcoming 2104 Asian Games, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be sending both men and...
  • Indian kabaddi captain sure of Asian Games gold July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Skipper Rakesh Kumar is confident that India would clinch the gold medal in men's kabaddi at the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games for the seventh time on the trot and feels the Pro Kabaddi League starting on Saturday will help the players ahead of the mega event. "I am pretty confident...
  • Lahiru Thirimanna to lead Sri Lanka team at Asian Games July 23, 2014

    Colombo: Left handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanna will skipper the Sri Lanka cricket team at the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 15-member squad for the 17th Asiad with Thirimanna as the captain and...
  • North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South July 18, 2014

    North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part. A rare meeting between the two sides on Thursday ended with no agreement on the size...
  • Indian women's football team eyeing last 8 finish in Asian Games July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian women's football team are targeting at least a quarter-final finish in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea. The team's preparatory camp is in full swing at the Cooperage Stadium under newly-appointed head coach Tarun Roy. The July 11 to Aug 25 is being...
  • Deepika, Tarundeep make it to the India archery squad for Asian Games July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three-time 'World Cup Final' silver medallist Deepika Kumari on Sunday shook off her erratic form to make it to the Indian squad for the upcoming Archery World Cup and Asian Games. On the basis of a rigorous two-phase selection trial which concluded at the SAAP Stadium in Gachibowli here, Asian...
  • India drops plans for late 2019 Asian Games bid July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: India have dropped their plan to submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to meet an extended deadline, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association told Reuters on Monday. Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012 ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya but...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. OGQ, founded by sports legends Prakash...
  • Delhi HC refuses to interfere in CWG wrestlers selection July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to interfere in a plea filed by wrestler Anil Dhankar over his selection for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. The Asian Games medalist was not selected for the tournament. "This court would like to remind the Ministry of Sports not...