Asian Games

  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's basketball team off to winning a start 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Incheon: Indian men's basketball team started its Asian Games campaign on a resounding note, thrashing a lowly Palestine 89-49 in the opening Group B encounter at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium on Saturday. India dominated Palestine in all the four quarters with Amjyot Singh turning out to be the highest scorer...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men struggle past Hong Kong in Volleyball 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Incheon: Indian spikers were given a tough time by an unfancied Hong Kong before they prevailed 3-1 in the opening group league game of the men's volleyball event at the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. India won by 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 against a spirited Hong Kong side which is atleast...
  • India assured of maiden women's singles medal in Asiad squash 2 hours 45 minutes ago

    Incheon: India is assured of its first ever women's singles medal in the Asian Games after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers on Saturday and set up an exciting contest in the quarter-finals. World No.21 Chinappa blanked 183rd ranked South Korea Song Sunmi 11-9, 11-7, 11-7...
  • Asian Games football: Indian women face Thailand in crunch tie 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    Incheon: Smarting from their humiliating 0-10 loss to hosts South Korea, India women's football team head coach Tarun Roy admitted they need to regroup quickly before their crucial last Group A match against Thailand in the 17th Asian Games here Sunday. India have three points after two matches and will have...
  • Asian Games hockey: India in for some shooting practice against Sri Lanka 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, will host India's first game in the men's hockey competition on Sunday, and against minnows Sri Lanka, India should be in for some shooting practice 1:30 pm IST onwards. Sri Lanka, ranked 40th in the World against India's 9th, will...
  • Asian Games 2014: Judoka Navjot Channa loses in pre-quarters 5 hours 6 minutes ago

    Incheon: India's Navjot Channa lost his pre-quarterfinal men's 60kg judo event in the 17th Asian Games, going down to Boldbaatar Ganbat of Mongolia at the Dowon Gymnasium on Saturday. The Mongolian gave little chance to the 30-year-old Channa winning by an Ippon, which is awarded for a technique which involves kicking...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's badminton team knocked out 5 hours 20 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian men's badminton team lost to South Korea 0-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here on Saturday. Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri, Kidambi Srikanth and recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, all lost their matches against the host nation. Srikanth, up...
  • In pics: Asian Games 2014, Day 1 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    Shooter Shweta Chaudhry gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Final. (Getty Images)Jitu is also the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with a silver medal-finish at the Shooting World Championships. (Getty Images)Mengyuan Zhang of China celebrates winning the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Women's event at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range. (Getty Images)
  • Asian Games hockey: Sardar and Co eye big win over Sri Lanka in opener 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    Incheon: Eyes firmly set on the gold medal, which has eluded them for the past 16 years, the Indian men's hockey team would look to open its Asian Games campaign with a big win against minnows Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Sunday. After...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's tennis team beats Oman in opener 5 hours 37 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's tennis team was off to a winning start in the 17th Asian Games as it blanked Oman 3-0 in the first round here on Saturday. Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up contrasting singles victories before the pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian handball team loses opening match to Chinese Taipei 6 hours 41 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian handball team started its Asian Games campaign on a disappointing note, going down 20-39 to Chinese Taipei in their opening Group D match here on Saturday. In a rather lopsided contest, the Indian were trailing 11-24 at the end of the first 30-minute period before losing the the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's badminton team in quarter-final 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Indian badminton women's team on Saturday entered the quarter-final of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 3-0 in their pre-quarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. For India, singles stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had comfortable victories while doubles pair of N. Sikky Reddy and Pradnya Gadre won convincingly in the...
  • Asian Games: Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in women's 10m air pistol 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Shweta gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Final. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai wins gold medal in 50m Pistol event 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai clinched India's first gold medal on the opening day of the 2014 Asian Games when he held his nerves to bag the yellow metal in the 50m Pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday. The Lucknow boy is...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai shoots India's first gold, bronze for Shweta 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Shooters led India's medal hunt on the opening day of 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, where pistol-shooter Jitu Rai won India's first gold in the 50m event, shortly after Shweta Chaudhry opened India's account with a bronze in the 10m Women's Pistol event. Jitu held his nerves to clinch the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in women's 10m air pistol 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    Incheon: Shooter Shweta Chaudhry gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Finals, here on Saturday. Shweta looked focused from the start as she sailed through even after her much fancied teammates...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian golfers have strong medal chances, says coach 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's chief golf coach Jasjit Singh feels that the men and women's teams have strong chances of finishing on the podium at the 17th Asian Games which started in the South Korean city of Incheon Friday. "Though we have a very young team for the Asiad, we have a...
  • Asian Games 2014 Live, Day 1: Shooters among medals, Judokas disappoint 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    (Scroll down for Live updates from Incheon) India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. Few of the country's biggest medal hopes won't be in action at Incheon. Star boxer Vijender Singh is out with an injury,...
  • Go for Glory: Shooters expected to lead medal haul in Incheon 18 hours 34 minutes ago

    They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts in the Asian Games. ...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon 21 hours 41 minutes ago

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • 'Clean' Indian lifters look to emulate CWG success in Asiad Yesterday

    Incheon: After successfully burying the ghosts of doping menace at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with an impressive show, Indian weightlifters would look to keep their new-found cleaner image intact while aiming for a rich medal when their campaign begins at the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday. Indian lifters brought home...
  • Indian hockey forwards ready for Lanka challenge, says Gurwinder Singh Yesterday

    Incheon: Indian hockey team striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi said the forward line has worked hard to iron out their flaws and be more clinical in front of goal, before facing Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 2014 Asian Games on Sunday. "The forward line has work hard in all...
  • Asian Games Curtain Raiser: Time to serve the nation Yesterday

    Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is all set to showcase the best of talent from the athletes in Asia. The 17th Asiad is ready for the Opening Ceremony with hockey star Sardar Singh to carry the country's flag. However, a couple of issues still show India is still not...
  • Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad, says wrestler Amit Kumar Yesterday

    New Delhi: All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon. Wrestling Federation of India had...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim Seong-Ju and KBS emcee Yun Su-yeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch Yesterday

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton Yesterday

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday. India's last medal of any hue in badminton had come in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai head India's challenge in shooting Yesterday

    Incheon: They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts at the Asian Games on Saturday. Shooters from 34 countries are in fray at the Ongnyeon International Range till September 30, competing...
  • Indonesia to host 2018 Asian Games Yesterday

    Incheon: The Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Asia on Friday decided that Indonesian capital Jakarta will host the 18th Asian Games in 2018. "Today it has been approved by the EB that in 2018 will be the next Asian Games in Jakarta in Indonesia," said council president Sheikh Ahmad...