Asian Games Day 9 as it happened: Yogeshwar clinches wrestling gold; India bag four medals in athletics

Tennis

17.30 IST: India's Sania Mirza/Saketh Sai cruise into final of mixed doubles after beating China's Zheng Jie/Zhang Ze 6-1, 6-3 in semis.

Boxing

India's Devendro Singh beats Lao PDR's Lsdavongsy Bounphone via TKO in Men's Light Fly (46-49kg) Round of 16.

Athletics

17.32 IST: Qatar's Ogunode smashes Asian record to win the gold medal with a time of 9.93 in Men's 100m Final.

17.15 IST: India's Susmita Roy finishes 3rd with a total of 3176 points in Women's Heptathlon 200m - Heat 2. Khamrueangsri Kotchakorn of Thailand finished first with a total of 3194 points.

17.13 IST: India's Swapna Barman finishes 3rd with a total of 3084 points in Women's Heptathlon 200m - Heat 1. China's Wang Qingling finishes first with a total of 3579 points.

16.31 IST: India's Susmita Roy finishes 6th with 2359 points in Women's Heptathlon Shot Put - Group A. Uzbekistan's Ekaterina Voronina finished first with 2554 points.

16.00 IST And...Yet another BRONZE for India as Manju Bala finishes 3rd with a best throw of 60.47 in Women's Hammer Throw Final. China's Zhang Wenxiu won the gold with the best throw of 77.33.

15.55 IST: Another BRONZE for India as Arokiarajiv finishes 3rd with a personal best time of 45.92 in men's 400m final. Masrahi Yousef Ahmed from Saudi Arabia won the race with a time of 44.46, which is a new games record. Kunhu Muhammed finished 7th with a time of 46.53 seconds.

15.50 IST: BRONZE for India as Machettira Poovamma Raju finishes 3rd with a time of 52.36 in women's 400m final. Bahrain's Adekoya Oluwakemi Mujidat won gold finishing with a time of 51.59.

Wrestling: Women's Freestyle 55 kg Bronze Bout

16.43 IST: That's it Babita Kumari loses 2-10 to Zhong Xuechun.

16.41 IST: Babita in trouble as she is trailing 2-10, with a minute to go it's looks difficult for the Indian.

16.37 IST: China's Zhong Xuechun of China is 6-2 ahead against Babita Kumari at the end of 1st period, Zhong nearly pinned Babita but the latter did well to recover.

Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 97 kg Bronze Bout

India's Satyawart Kadian loses to Kazakhstan's Ibragimov Mamed 0-3.

Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 65 kg Gold Medal match

15.46 IST: GOLD for India! Yogeshwar Dutt beats Tajikistan's Yusupov Zalimkhan 1-0. This is India's 1st gold in wrestling since 1986 and 4th gold of these Games.

15.43 IST: Yogeshwar Dutt gets the first point and he leads 1-0 at the end of the first period.

Table Tennis

17.58 IST: China crush India 3-0 in Men's Team Quarterfinal. Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Rajul, Sanil Shankar all lose their singles match.

17.55 IST: Singapore thrash India 3-0 in Women's Team Quarterfinal. Manika Batra, Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak all losing their singles matches.

Golf

15.20 IST: India's Udayan Mane finishes 7th with a score of 11 under-par in the Men's Individual Golf. He was 3rd after two days but slipped back. Chinese Taipei's Pan Cheng Tsung finished first with a score of 17 under-par. India finished 6th with a total of 839 in the Team Event while Chinese Taipei finished first with a total of 819.

Tennis - Men's Doubles Semifinal

15.10 IST: India's Yuki Bhambri/ Divij Sharan lose to S Korea's Yongkyu/Hyeon 1-2 in Men's Doubles Semifinal. The Indian duo squandered 4 match points in the process. They won the first set 7-6 but then lost the 2nd 6-7 and then went on to lose the super tie-break 9-11. The S Korean pair will now face India's Sanam Singh/Saketh Myneni in the final.

Wrestling

Men's semis

Incredible stuff from Yogeshwar against Yeerlanbieke Katai of China! He was behind all match against an opponent who was visibly stronger than him. Trailing 1-5 at one point, Yogeshwar came back with a reversal to make it 3-5. Yogeshwar and Katai both got another two points — the Indian was trailing 5-7 at this moment. The Commonwealth gold medallist then slammed his opponent onto his back before pinning him to win 9-7. Brilliant.

Women's semis

That was a very quick win for Yoshida Saori, a 13-time world champion, over Babita. It ended 14-4 in just over two minutes. That's technical superiority for you — she was just too strong for the India.

Yogeshwar Dutt. Getty Images

Yogeshwar Dutt. Getty Images

Men's quarters

S Kadian loses 2-3 to Magomed Musaev of Kyrgyzstan. Nothing much happened in the match moves-wise, but an early poke in the eye from Musaev unsettled Kadian — who also alleged that he got poked in the other eye later in the match too. Either way, the Indian bows out.

Yogeshwar Dutt is through to the 65kg semis after beating North Korea's Jinhyok Kang 7-4. It wasn't an easy win, with the North Korean showing tough fight and the match locked at 2-2 for quite some time — but a few turnovers later, the Indian took the win.

Women's Quarters

Phenomenal performance from Babita in the quarters! She went 2-0 up early against Kazakhstan's Aiym Abdildina, but her opponent then went 6-2 up. Babita made it 5-6 but Aiym fought back and made it 10-5 in her favour before a fantastic turnaround gave Babita the lead again. The final score was 13-10. Babita is through to the semis.

Women's Pre quarter round

Women's 75kg freestyle: India's Jyoti loses to Burmaa Ochirbat. The Mongolian won by technical superiority.

Babita Kumari is through to the quarters of the 55kg women's freestyle event after beating Combodia's Dorn Srey Mao 10-0 i.e. by technical superiority.

Basketball

- Indian women lose their quarterfinal match against Japan 37-70.

Boxing

Quarters

- Pooja Rani beats Dara Flora Shen of Chinese Taipei on points. That means another assured bronze. All three boxers have reached the semis — superb show.

- Sarita Devi v Suvd Erdene Oyungerel

Sarita Devi wins by points against Oyungerel. This means the former world champion is also in the semis and assured of BRONZE. She really got stuck in there.

- Mary Kom v Si Haijuan
4th round: She's done it! A close final round sees Si throw a lot of punches which missed, with Mary Kom connecting on her fewer but more accurate ones. Mary Kom wins by points 39-37 and is in the semis — assured of BRONZE.
3rd round: Si Haijuan wins the 3rd round - she's right back in it.
2nd round: Mary Kom wins 10-9 again.
1st round: Mary Kom wins the first round 10-9 against China's Si Haijuan.

Tennis

Yuki Bhambri loses the men's singles semifinal to Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 2-6, 1-6 currently. The Indian simply collapsed in the last two sets.

Athletics

- SILVER for Khushbir Kaur in the Women's 20km Race Walk. She finished with a time of 1:33:07, which was 2:01 seconds behind Lu Xiuzhi of China who won gold. Korea's Jeon Yeongeun won bronze.

Handball

The men's team have finished 14th after losing the 13/14th place playoff to UAE 25-32.

Canoeing

Albert Raj Selvaraj (Kayak Single (K1) 1000m Men - Semifinal 1), Gaurav Tomar (Canoe Single (C1) 1000m Men - Semifinal 1) and Raju Rawat & Ajit Kumar Sha (Canoe Double C2 1000m Men - Semifinal 1) have all qualified for the finals.

The team of Ajit Singh, Sunny Kumar, Ramesh Golli and Chingching Singh have qualified for the finals (Kayak 4 1000m). Jamesboy Singh Oinam also through to Canoe Single (C1) 200m Men final. The women's pair of Ragina Kiro and Ahongshangbam Nanao Devi are in the finals of Kayak Double (K2) 500m.

Equestrian

Sehaj Virk and Ashray Butta were eliminated from the Jumping Individual 1st Qualifier. The team of Yashaan Zubin Khambatta, Sehaj Virk and Ashray Butta also eliminated from the Jumping Team Round 1.

Recurve Women's Team Bronze Medal Match

The Indian recurve team misses out on the bronze medal.

India 4-5 Japan.

1st set: Ind 53, Jap 54
2nd set: Ind 58, Jap 55
3rd set: Ind 51, Jap 50
4th set: Ind 55, Jap 58

Shootoff: Ind 26, Jap 27

Kabaddi

India's women have won 29-18 against Bangladesh on the first day of the Kabbadi competition. The men have also beaten Bangladesh 30-15.

Men's 20km Race Walk

AP

AP

India's Irfan Thodi has finished fifth with a time of 1:23:18. Zhen Wang of China claimed the gold medal. He had a time of 1:19:45.

Day 8 round-up

India put on a fine display Saturday, winning a whopping 10 medals, including two gold and silver each, in what was their best day in office so far at the 17th Asian Games.

The two gold medals took India, who have a total of 27 medals, including three gold and four silvers, to the 11th place in the medal standings. China continue to lead with 195 medals, including 96 golds, followed by hosts South Korea (117) and Japan (113) in the second and third place respectively.

The lions share of medals during the day came from the compound archers, who won four medals, including a team gold and an individual silver. The women's team first won the bronze medal and the men's team pulled off an unlikely win against major archery power South Korea by winning India's second gold after six days. Abhishek Verma, who was part of the gold medal team, added an individual silver while Trisha Deb added another bronze after winning the medal in the team event.

The second gold of the day came from the men's squash team, which put on an inspiring performance to upset Malaysia 2-0 in the final but the women had to settle for the silver after losing the title clash, also to Malaysia, by a similar margin.

The wrestlers also started their campaign on a positive note with youngster Vinesh Phogat and the veteran Geetika Jakhar adding two more bronze medals after shooter Chain Singh had won a bronze in the men's 50m 3 position event.

Lalita Babar brought home the last medal of the day by winning the bronze medal and was followed by her compatriot and defending champion Sudha Singh in the fourth place. But confusion prevailed as Bahrain's Ruth Jebet, who had won the women's 3000 metre steeplechase, was stripped off her gold medal for stepping outside the track.

Though a final decision is still awaited, Lalita may be upgraded to silver and Sudha to bronze while Chinese Zhenzhu Li, who clocked 9:35.23 secs, may be promoted to the gold medal. Both Lalita and Sudha clocked their personal best timings of 9:35.37 secs and 9:31.36 secs to pick up the silver and bronze respectively. Sudha had set a Games Record of 9:35.23 secs enroute to her gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games.

Earlier in the day, the India caused a huge upset as the compound archery men's team of Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Verma defeated world champions South Korea 227-225 to win gold at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field.

But the first medal from archery in Incheon came from the women's team, comprising Trisha, Purvasha Sudhir Shende and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, also won the bronze medal in the compound archery event. The Indian team won 224-217 against Iran's team of Sakineh Ghasempour, Maryan Ranjbarsari and Shabnam Sarlak.

Verma, however, lost his individual final 141-145 to Iran's Esmaeil Ebadi to settle for the silver while Trisha claimed the bronze medal defeating Chinese Taipei's Jou Huang 138-134 in the medal play-off match.

The squash players kept up their fine performance and the tri-colour rose and the national anthem was played as men scripted history with a gold medal win in the team event when they defeated Malaysia 2-0 in the final.

The Indian women settled for a silver medal losing 0-2 to Malaysia to take the country's tally from the sport in this Games to four, including one gold, two silver and a bronze, bettering the three bronze medals at Guangzhou four years ago.

Both the finals did not go the distance with Malaysia beating India 2-0 in the women's section in what seemed a routine affair, but in the tussle between the two countries in the men's section India emerged 2-0 victor with some incredible displays by Harinder Pal Sandhu and hard worker Saurav Ghosal.

Indian wrestlers also started their campaign on a positive note with Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar clinching the bronze medals in women's freestyle category at the Dowon Gymnasium.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh, 20, gave India the first medal from the sport at Incheon by winning her bronze medal match in the 48kg category and after a short while veteran Geetika made it a double as she picked up her second Asian Games medal by winning her play-off match in the 63kg category. Geetika, who won the silver in the 2014 Glasgow Games, had also won the silver in the 2006 Asian Games.

But there was disappointment in store in the men's section as Amit Kumar and Parveen Rana lost their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts.

Vinesh won the bronze medal defeating Mongolia's Narangerel Erdenesukh 4-0. The match lasted two minutes and 31 seconds. Geetika emulated Vinesh's feat, defeating Vietnam's Thi Hien Ly 5-0 in the freestyle 63kg category to confirm the second bronze medal in the discipline. She took merely 55 seconds to claim the medal.

The Indian boxing contingent made a promising start with three women - Mary Kom, L. Sarita Devi, Pooja Rani - and two men - Gaurav Bidhuri and Mandeep Jangra - advancing to the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the Seonhak Gymnasium.

The men's hockey team also confirmed its semifinal berth with a scratchy 2-0 victory over China at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here. V. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra scored in India's closely-fought final league contest of pool B. India face South Korea in the first semifinal slated for Tuesday while defending champions Pakistan take on Malaysia in the other semifinal. (IANS)


Updated Date: Sep 28, 2014 18:32 PM

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