Asian Games 2014, Day 2: As it happened...

As it Happened, Day 2 of the 17th Asian Games at Incheon.

By Dattaraj Thaly | By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Sep 21, 2014, 20:48 PM IST
Asian Games 2014, Day 2: As it happened...

So that's it for today. Two bronze medals for India.

South Korea currently lead the medal table with 18 golds with China in second with 15. China has won more medals overall though 31 to South Korea's 31. India are currently 10th, tied with tiny Hong Kong with four medals each (one gold, three bronze).

Join us again tomorrow for the third day coverage at Incheon.

The bronze medal that India have won in the women's team event is India's first in Asian Games badminton since 1986.

So the Indian women's badminton team will have to settle for a bronze medal. It was an easy ride there for Hyomin against Thulasi.

18:24 IST: Kim Hyomin beats PC Thulasi 21-12 21-8 to seal S Korea's berth in the final of the women's badminton team event.

Meanwhile, Indian men & women to face Kazakhstan in quarterfinals of Tennis Team events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

18:07 IST: Rowing: Sawarn Singh denied by Iran’s Shadinaghadeh in Men’s Single Sculls Heats.

18:06 IST: Badminton: Thulasi goes down tamely in the first game 12-21 and the young Kim is a game away from ensuring Korea's place in the final.

17:50 IST: Badminton: Ind v/s S Korea: The 4th match is PC Thulasi v/s 18 year old Kim Hyomin who is ranked around 40 places lower than the Indian.

17:45 IST: Badminton: Reddy/Gadre lose in straight games. S Korea lead this semi-final tie 2-1.

17:20 IST: Badminton: Kim/Chang take the first game 21-16 against Gadre/Reddy. There was some great fight by the Indians but this is going to be tough to win.

16:48 IST: Badminton: Reddy/Gadre trail 9-12 in the first game. The 55th ranked Indians giving it everything against the 6th ranked Koreans. 

16:45 IST: Badminton: Bae puts South Korea on the board in the tie as she rallies back to beat Sindhu by 2 games to 1

16:40 IST: Badminton: Sindhu gets a yellow card as caution for misconduct as she trails 13-18 to Bae

16:30 IST: Badminton: Bae wins the 2nd game 21-18 as she levels the match 1 all vs Sindhu in the women's team SF

16:17 IST: Badminton: Sindhu wins the 1st game 21-14 vs Bae Yeonju and takes a 1-0 lead in the match

15:42 IST: P.V. Sindhu is now in action against World No.6 Yeon Ju Bae in Women's team tie.

15:39 IST: Saina Nehwal gives India a 1-0 lead in the Women's team tie against hosts Korea, beating Sung Ji-hyun​

15:25 IST: Thailand beat India 10-0 in Women's football.

15:03 IST: In Hockey, India thrash Sri Lanka 7-0 in their group opener.

14:58 IST: Indian men's basketball team goes down fighting 67-73 against Saudi Arabia.

14:47 IST: India fined for last-minute pullouts 

The Indian Olympic Association was fined USD 10,000 for withdrawing teams from the Asian Games at a late stage, but All India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna is hopeful that the penalty would be withdrawn.

14:42 IST: South Korea beat India in Handball group match

Indian handball team's dismal show continued as it lost 19-39 to South Korea in its second group D match. The Indians trailed the host team 6-21 in the first half before losing the second half 13-18. The Koreans were incisive in their striking with Hyeonsik Lee being the top-scorer, converting eight of the 15 shots he took at the goal.

Sanguk Lee sent in seven, while Doyeop Hwang scored five in the home team's domination. The Indians, on the other hand, found the going tough with Hardev Singh managing to convert just three of his 11 shots at the goal. Satish Pawar top-scored for the Indian team with four goals.

14:11 IST: India lead Sri Lanka 5-0 at half-time in group opener of Men's hockey.

13:43 IST: Equestrian​ - Shruti Vora & Nadia Haridoss qualify in Individual Dressage; to ride in Freestyle on Monday

13:39 IST: Saurav Ghosal's tweets after winning his quarter-final match in Men's singles squash event.

13:33 IST: India are now assured of two medals in squash after Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal made it to the semi-final in their respective singles events.

13:29 IST: Squash - Dipika Pallikal beat Joshana Chinappa 7-11 11-9 11-8 15-17 11-9 to reach Women's Singles semifinal in a thrilling contest.

13:21 IST: SquashSaurav Ghosal advanced to the semi-final of the Men's singles beating Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir 3-1.

12:33 IST: Dipika Pallikal levels up the match against Joshna Chinappa. She won the second game 11-9 after losing the first 7-11.

12:22 IST: Saurav Ghosal comes back to win the third game 11-2 against Iqbal Nasir. He now leads the match 2-1.

12:19 IST: Joshna Chinappa takes the first game 11-7 against her good friend and quarter-final opponent Dipika Pallikal in women's squash.

12:15 IST: Saurav Ghosal loses the second game 9-11 against Iqbal Nasir.

12:10 IST: India's Saurav Ghosal won the first game 11-6 against his Pakistani opponent Iqbal Nasir Men's singles quarter-final.

11:50 IST: India in action in Squash as Saurav Ghosal plays his singles' quarter-final match against Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir.

11:40 IST: Medal winners on Day 2

10m Air Pistol

1. Kim Cheong-Yong (KOR)

2. Pang Wei (CHN) 

3. Jin Jong-Oh (KOR) 

Team 10m Air Pistol

1. South Korea (Kim Cheong-Yong, Jin Jong-Oh, Lee Daem-Yung) 

2. China (Pang Wei, Pu Qifeng, Wang Zhiwei) 

3. India (Jitu Rai, Samaresh Jung, Prakash Nanjappa) 

11:32 IST: A first glimpse of the new Hockey rules with 4 quarters of 15 minutes each on show right now as Pakistan play China.

11:20 IST: Biggest story of Day 2 so far has to be that of the Korean schoolboy outgunning three-time Olympic champion. Here is the shy teenager Kim Cheong-Yong at the medal ceremony:

Kim Cheong-Yong

11:08 IST: In women's squash, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinnapa will face each other for a semifinal spot. Hence, India is assured of a semi finalist as well as a medal.

10:47 IST: In Tennis, India beat Nepal 3-0 in the Men's team tie. Yuki Bhambri did not drop a game en route to a crushing straight sets 6-0 6-0 win over Jeetendra Pariyar to seal the issue in India's favour, after Sanam Singh posted a comfortable 6-0 6-1 victory over Abhishek Bastola at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts.

In the inconsequential doubles tie, the Indian duo of Divij Sharan and Saketh Myneni registered a comfortable straight sets 6-0 6-0 win over Santosh Khatri and Sonam Dawa, thrashing their opponents in only 35 minutes.

The sixth seeded Indians will face top seeds Kazakhstan in their last-eight match. Kazakhstan defeated Hong Kong in their second round match 3-0.
Yuki needed just 37 minutes to polish off his hapless opponent while Sanam 40 minutes to see off Bastola, giving India an easy win.

10:33 IST: Malaysia`s world badminton number one Lee Chong-Wei breezed through his first match in Incheon Sunday at the start of his Asian Games swansong. He took just 25 minutes to see off Nepal`s Ratna Jit Tamang 21-10 21-13 in the men`s team event -- but after the match Lee said the bright lights in the stadium had been a problem.

10:13 IST: India finish sixth in the Men's Trap Team finals. Gold for China.

09:52 IST: Equestrian - Individual dressage featuring India's Vanita Malhotra and Rajendra Shubhsri is currently on.

09:34 IST: Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha congratulated the Indian Men's shooting team for their bronze medal.

09:30 IST: Swimming

This is not a discipline India is expected to do very well in. Here are the early morning results from India's quest for a swimming medal:

Aaron Dsouza finished fourth in Men's 200m Butterfly heat. 

Madhu Nair finished seventh in Men's 100m Backstroke heats. 

Saurabh Sangvekar finished fifth in Men's 200m Freestyle.

09:28 IST: In rowing, Swarn Singh finished second in his Single Sculls heat, which put him repechage rounds.

09:18 IST: Tennis - Yuki Bhambri beat Nepal's Jeetendra Pariyar 6-0 6-0. India ease to a 2-0 in the tie.

08:49 IST: Jitu Rai looks disappointed as he is eliminated from the 10m Air Pistol final.

Jitu Rai Pauses

08:41 IST: Jitu Rai could not sustain his sensational run at the Games as he finished 5th in the 10m Air Pistol final.

08:31 IST: Indian men's team win bronze in 10m air pistol

The Indian men's team comprising Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa, won the bronze in the men's 10m air pistol event in the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range.

The gold went to the South Korean team comprising Kim Cheongyong (585), Jin Jongoh (581) and Lee Daemyung (578) with a total score of 1744. The Chinese team of Pang Wei (585), Pu Qifeng (583) and Wang Zhiwei (575) got the silver with a total score of 1743.

Both India and China were tied on 1743 points but the latter clinched the silver on account of an extra x. The Chinese team had 65x while Indians had 64x. Rai, who won the 50m gold Saturday, shot 585, Jung had 580 and Nanjappa 578.

India's Day 2 Schedule

New Delhi: After Jitu Rai's historic gold medal, and that of Shweta Chaudhary's bronze, on the opening day, Indian contingent will hope for more medals when the action resumes Sunday. Yet again, Jitu Raiwill be in action men's 10m Air Pistol Men.

Day 2 of the Games will have 28 gold medals in stake.

BADMINTON:

14:30 IST: India vs South Korea: Women’s team semifinals

BASKETBALL:

12:45 IST: India vs Saudi Arabia: Men’s Qualifying Round

CYCLING TRACK:

12:30 IST: Women’s Keirin First Round Heats: Deborah and Mohan Mahitha

EQUESTRIAN:

09:30 IST: Dressage Individual Intermediate I: Rajendra Shubhsri, Vanita Malhotra, Shruti Vora, Nadia Haridass

FOOTBALL:

13:30 IST: India vs Thailand: Women’s First Round

HANDBALL:

12:30 IST: India vs South Korea: Men’s Preliminary Round

14:30 IST: India vs Thailand: Women’s Preliminary Round

HOCKEY:

13:30 IST: India vs Sri Lanka: Men’s Pool B Match

ROWING:

07:00 IST: Men’s Single Sculls Heat 1: Sawarn Singh

07:30 IST: Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls Heat 1: Rakesh Raliya, Vikram Singh, Laxmi Narain Sonu, Shokendar Tomar

SHOOTING:

05:30 IST: 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification: Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung, Prakash Nanjappa

05:30 IST: Trap Men’s Qualification Day 2: Mansher Singh, Darius Kynan Chenai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu

SQUASH:

11:30 IST: Men’s Singles Quarterfinal: Saurav Ghosal vs Iqbal Nasir (Pakistan)

11:30 IST: Women’s Singles Quarterfinal: Joshana Chinappa vs Dipika Pallikal

SWIMMING:

0 5:30 IST: Men’s 200m Freestyle Heats: Saurabh Sangvekar

Men’s 100m Backstroke Heats: Prathapan Nair

Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats: Aaron D’Souza

TENNIS:

07:00 IST: Men’s Team Second Round: India vs Nepal

India's performance on Day 1

New shooting sensation Jitu Rai stole the limelight by provided the first gold medal, whileShweta Chaudhry claimed a bronze as India launched their campaign in the 17th Asian Games on a rousing note with two medals on the opening day of competitions here Saturday.

While Jitu struck gold in the 50m pistol event, Shweta's bronze came in the 10m air pistol competition at the Ongnyeon Shooting Range here but medal aspirants Heena Sidhu and Malaika Goel turned out to be disappointments as they failed to even reach the finals.

India also assured themselves of a bronze medal in badminton and squash events on what turned out to be a reasonably good opening show with a gold medal coming on the very first day. In badminton, India today ended a 28-year-old medal drought in Asian Games after the women's shuttlers, led by Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, edged out Thailand 3-2 to reach the semifinals of the team event.

After Saina and Sindhu registered hard-fought victories in the first two singles, scratch combination of Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa finally assured India the bronze medal after they clinched the final women's doubles match.

India also assured their first ever women's singles medal after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers and set up an exciting contest in the quarterfinals.

World No.21 Chinappa blanked 183rd ranked South Korea Song Sunmi 11-9 11-7 11-7 at the Yeorumul Squash Courts.

Soon after, World No.12 Pallikal stepped on the court against 150th ranked Jinyue Gu of China. The highest-ranked Indian slipped a bit before prevailing 11-6 10-12 11-6 11-4.

The Indian women's tennis team was also off to a winning start as it blanked Oman 3-0 in the first round here.

Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up contrasting singles victories before the pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara was handed a walkover in the doubles match.

But the star of the early proceedings was undoubtedly

Armyman Jitu. The 27-year-old showed steely grit to get the better of a strong field, which included two-time Olympic champion Jin Jongoh of South Korea, to snatch the gold off the final shot in a straight duel with Vietnamese rival Nguyen Hoang Phuong.

The Vietnamese, in fact, was leading the Indian ace, who had recently won the gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a silver at the Granada World Championships going into this competition. But the Indian clinched the issue on the last shot.

This was Jitu's sixth medal on the trot in international competitions this year.

The bronze was clinched by China's Wang Zhiwei (165.6). Jitu thus became only the second Indian pistol shooter to clinch an Asian Games title after Jaspal Rana and the fourth shooter overall after shotgun experts Randhir Singh in 1978 and Ronjan Sodhi in 2010.

However, the Indian men's team finished fourth with his teammates Om Prakash (555) and Onkar Singh (551) ending up 10th and 16th respectively.

Earlier, Shweta, competing with a gun she was not used to as her own gun had been held back by the Korean Customs, secured the bronze medal in the 10m range in air pistol with a total tally of 176.4 behind champion Zhang Mengyuan of China (202.2) and runner-up Jung Jeehae of South Korea (201.3).

Shweta's teammates Heena Sidhu (378) and Malaika Goel (373) ended up 13th and 24th respectively while the trio as a team got the fifth spot from among 14 teams.

Shweta defied odds, a travel-weary schedule and absence of her regular weapon to provide India with their first medal.

The 28-year-old had to eliminate a rival through a shoot-off to ensure the bronze in the women's 10M air pistol event.

Having qualified for the eight-strong final list with a total score of 383 even as her more fancied teammate Heena Sidhu got eliminated, Shweta showed exemplary poise to fight her way back.

It was a disappointing start for India in weightlifting as all three lifters finished in the bottom half of the table in their respective weight categories in both men's and women's divisions.

In Women's 48kg category, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu -- the gold and silver medallist of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games -- came a cropper by finishing tenth and ninth respectively in a field of 13 weightlifters.

Another Commonwealth gold medallist Sukhen Dey, meanwhile, finished a lowly 12th in men's 56kg category out of 14 lifters.

Indian male cagers started their campaign on a resounding note, thrashing a lowly Palestine 89-49 in their opening Group B encounter at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium.

The team dominated Palestine in all the four quarters with Amjyot Singh turning out to be the highest scorer for the formers with 25 points.

India had mixed results from the volleyball courts as the men's team were given a tough time by an unfancied Hong Kong while the women's team were soundly thrashed by hosts South Korea in the opening group league matches.

In a men's group C encounter, India won by 23-25 25-18 25-16 25-21 against a spirited Hong Kong side which is atleast 90 places below them.

The Indian girls were no match for their South Korean counterparts as the home team recorded a crushing 25-5 25-12 25-13 win in just 56 minutes.

Judoka Thoudam Kalpana Devi missed out on a bronze after losing her repechage bout against Kazakhstan's Lenariya Mingazova in the 52 kg category as it was a disappointing day for the Indian team on the mat.

After a high at the Commonwealth Games, the Indian judokas were brought back to earth by some of the much superior Asian opponents.

Save Kalpana, who reached the bronze medal (repechage) bout, the two other Indians Navdeep Chana (men's 60 kg) and Likmabam Sushila Devi (women's 48 kg) were eliminated in the earlier rounds.

Indian rower Dushiant Dushyant finished second in the Lightweight Men's Single Sculls heats. He completed the 2000m distance in 7:23.94 behind Hakbeom Lee of South Korea (7:19.45) in heat number two.

Indian men's and women's track cyclists finished a disappointing seventh in their respective team sprint events.