Incheon Asian Games, Day 6: As it happened...
Incheon Asian Games, Day 6: As it happened...
That's it from here tonight. For more action tune in here again tomorrow.
So at the end of Day 6 of the Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, India are placed at 15th spot with 15 medals under their belt, consisting 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 13 Bronze. India have won three medals on Day 6. All in bronze, two in rowing and one in women's double trap shooting. Day 7 will once again going to be an important day for India as they are expected to win medals in squash and many other events. Meanwhile, China have maintained a healthy overall lead in the medal tally, with the help of 78 gold medals, whereas, Japan and S Korea are on second and third spots respectively with the help of 28 gold medals each.
17:23 IST: Big blow to India as boxer Manoj Kumar lost to Masatsugu Kawachi of Japan in 64kg division in a tight match. It's a shocking defeat as Indian boxer, who is World No. 8 in Men's Light Welter lost his bout against a pugilist who is not even in the top 30.
16:50 IST: Indian men's squash team also qualifies for the team semi-final. Women's team has already qualified for the last four stage.
16:05 IST: Another walk-over for Indian boxing team. Light Fly Laishram Devendro's opponent, Kuwait's Albathali Fahad was a no show.
15:01 IST: India go down to Pakistan 1-2 in men's hockey group match and will play final group match China on Saturday.
14:10 IST: Indian archer Abhishek Verma through to the semis of Compound men's individual event.
13:04 IST: Purvasha lost to Seok of Korea 140-143 in the quarters of Compound women's individual event.
12:50 IST: Trisha Deb is through to the semi-finals of women's individual Compound event.
12:35 IST: India beat China 3-0 to enter the semis of women's squash event.
12:30 IST: Both Ankita Raina, Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh won their respective individual matches to enter pre-quarters in tennis competition.
11:50 IST: In Men's Compound team event, India beat Iran 231-227 after a tough fight to make historic final in archery.
11:28 IST: In women's singles badminton competition, India's medal hope and world no.10 PV Sindhu crashed out with a shocking defeat to 34th ranked Indonesian Bellaetrix. The Indonesian won 22-20, 16-21, 20-22.
11:12 IST: Indian archers Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma trhough to the quarters of Compound Men's Individual event. In women's individual event, both Trisha and Purvasha booked their pre-quarters spots.
11:00 IST: India lose in the women's team Compound semi-final to Chinese Taipei, by 224-226. Earlier, India beat Kazakhstan in the shooout. India will play the winner of South Korea vs Iran for bronze medal.
10:30 IST: Saina Nehwal is through to quarters in women singles, while Srikanth Kidambi booked a place in pre-quarters men's singles. Mixed double's pair of Manu Attri and Sikki Reddy also through to pre-quarters.
10:15 IST: However, in men's double trap event, Indian team of Ankur Mittal, Sangram Dahiya and Mohd Ashab finished 6th.
09:36 IST: India's women double trap team of Shagun Chaudhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varshan Varman won bronze medal.
09:17 IST: But there's some good news. India blank Japan 3-0 in men's squash competition as the team of Mahesh Mangaonkar, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Saurav Ghosal continue their fine form in the Games.
09:10 IST: As things stand now, India are at 15th spot in the medal tally with 12 medals which include 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 10 Bronze. Nothing much to say there.
08: 50 IST: Indian shooters Joydeep Karmakar, Gagan Narang and Hariom failed qualify for the finals of 50m Rifle Prone Men's Individual. Joydeep finished 10th, Gagan was at 14th while Hariom could managed only a 29th place in the qualification.
08:49 IST: Cheers to Indian rowing team. Won another bronze, this time in Men's Eight event. And the proud rowers are Kapil Sharma, Ranjit Singh, Bajrang Lal Thakhar, Robin Ulahannan, Sawan Kumar Kalkal, Azad Mohammad, Maninder Singh, Davinder Singh and Ahmed Mohammed.
08:47 IST: Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the men's singles badminton pre-quarterfinals, The Commonwealth gold medallist beat Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib in straight sets.
08:45 IST: Indian rower Sawarn Singh claimed bronze medal in the men's single sculls at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center. The 24-year-old finished the 2,000 metre race in seven minutes and 10.65 seconds to finish behind Iran's Mohsen Shadinaghadeh and Kim Dongyong of South Korea.
After yet another dry day, Indian contingent will hope to increase the medal tally on the Day 6 of the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Besides the face saving bronze medal from the army-man rower Dushyant, Day 5 meant Indian fans lurching as continental heavyweights continue to pull away.
Besides the rowing bronze medal, India could have won a couple more medals from the shooting range. But it wasn't to be. However, in other sports, India did just enough to keep the medal hopes alive like in badminton, squash and boxing.
On Day 6 of the competition, Indian contnigent will continue to hunt for that second gold medal and more. Once again, Indian shooters will be on focus. But the day's biggest action will be from the hockey stadium, where India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan.
Besides, badminton, boxing, golf, shooting and tennis actions will see lots of Indian interests.