Indian handball teams lose in Asiad

The Indian handball teams continued with their listless show as both the men's and women's units lost their respective classification matches in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.

PTI| Updated: Sep 28, 2014, 14:22 PM IST
Indian handball teams lose in Asiad

Incheon: The Indian handball teams continued with their listless show as both the men's and women's units lost their respective classification matches in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.

The Indian men finished 14th after going down 25-32 to United Arab Emirates in the 13th-14th Place Classification match at the Seonhak Handball Gymnasium here.

The women's team lost 26-44 against Uzbekistan in 5th-8th place Classification tie. They will next play the women's classification 7th-8th place on September 30.

In the men's team classification match today, the Indians trailed the UAE team 13-17 in the first half before losing the second half 12-15.

The UAE players were incisive in their striking with Aldhanhani Ahmed Abdulla being the top-scorer, converting six of eight shots he took at the goal. Waheed Al Balooshi sent in four in his six attempts.

Manpreet Singh Bassi top-scored for the Indian team, converting seven of eight shots at the goal, while Vasu Binu scored five out of six chances he got.

Meanwhile, Indian girls were lagging 11-22 in the opening 30 minutes before they made it 15-22 in the second half.

Angelina Goloskokova and Ekaterina Khalmuratova were the top scorers for Uzbekistan with both converting seven times successfully.

India's Manisha converted as many as 10 out of 13 shots at the goal, while Sanjeeta managed to score seven times in her 12 attempts.