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Highlights, Asian Games 2018, Day 14: India beat Pakistan to clinch bronze in men's hockey; Amit Panghal bags boxing gold

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Highlights, Asian Games 2018, Day 14: India beat Pakistan to clinch bronze in men's hockey; Amit Panghal bags boxing gold
  • 18:11 (IST)

    That's all from our coverage of Asian Games. Thank you for following Firstpost. It was a pleasure bringing you the coverage of the Games. We would like to thank our corespondents Snehal Pradhan, G Rajaraman, Sundeep Misra and V Krishnaswamy for their precious inputs from Jakarta. 

  • 17:43 (IST)

    That brings us to the end of India's Asian Games campaign, the most successful one till date in terms of medals won, and joint best in terms of gold medals won. India end the Games with a total of 69 medals and 15 golds and are likely to finish in the eighth spot in the medal's tally.

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    This is India's third bronze medal at Asian Games. For Pakistan this is only the fourth time they have had to settle for a silver medal

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    FT: India 2-1 Pakistan

     

    INDIA HAVE THE BRONZE. THEY HAVE BEATEN PAKISTAN 2-1. 

     

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    4th quarter: India 2-1 Pakistan

     

    Below 3 minutes for India. Sardar hits, Chinglensana deflects it as Pakistan goalkeeper saves brilliantly. Pakistan have pulled off the GK.

     

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    4th quarter: India 2-1 Pakistan

     

    India gets their 2nd PC. Akashdeep slips it onto the defenders feet. But Rupinder’s flick is wide. It’s still 2-1 for India.

     

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    4th quarter: GOAL! India 2-1 Pakistan

    Turn-over gives Pakistan their first goal. GOAL! ATIQ CUTS THE MARGIN. IT’S 2-1. This game has come to life in the fourth quarter

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    4th quarter: GOAL! India 2-0 Pakistan

     

    India get their 1st PC in the 4th quarter. Harmanpreet Singh sinks the 2nd goal. Low, fast flick. GOAL!!! INDIA LEAD 2-0.

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    End of 3rd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    That’s the end of the 3rd quarter. Only 15 minutes left for Pakistan to find an equaliser or India to increase their lead. But the quarter belongs to Pakistan as they defended well and forced the Indian midfield to yield space. India will need to bring Manpreet through the middle as Pakistan is defending the runs into their flanks.

     

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    3rd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    India giving away turn-overs but then converts a Pakistan attack into a counter; speedy move from India but Pakistan is defending well. Three minutes left in the 3rd quarter. India leading 1-0.

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    3rd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Pakistan playing extremely well in the midfield; holding the ball. Mandeep gets a green card. Pakistan earns their 3rd PC with six minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Brilliant defending by Manpreet Singh.  

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    3rd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Second half begins. Can India hold on for a bronze?

     

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    HT: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Pakistan GK Imran Butt has saved four sure shot goals; all in a one-to-one situation. And that is the end of the 2nd Quarter. India leads 1-0.

     

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    2nd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    India under pressure from Pakistan which has gained quite a lot of momentum. India playing defensively now. However, it's a great ball from Rupinder. Sunil’s shot is deflected off the GK’s pads. What an opportunity for India!

     

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    2nd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Pakistan gets their 1st PC. They are given a 2nd PC but India wants a review. India’s first referral. And the video umpire rules it a PC. Great defending by India. Sardar clears finally. India still leads 1-0; 7 minutes left in the 2nd quarter

     

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    2nd quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

    Muhammad Dilber takes a hard hit; flies past the Indian goal. Pakistan getting some form of momentum going. Another shot on the Indian goal and the ball goes off the Indian defenders stick. This has been the best phase for Pakistan in the match.

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    End of 1st quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Great aerial by Rupinder, held by Vivek who gives a through to Mandeep. But the shot is weak and delayed. India lead 1-0; but wasting too many chances. India leads 1-0. It’s the end of the first Quarter.

     

    India using their speed to keep Pakistan at bay, forcing them to use almost eight players at the back. India need to use that space and create to score goals. More goals will open up the Pakistan defence. At the moment, India leads 1-0 in the 2nd Quarter.

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    1st quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Simranjeet rushes in with Sunil.  India constantly hovering on the edge of the Pakistan striking circle. They are consistently running in. Another goal looks imminent.

     

    Pakistan attack and get into the Indian circle. Atiq had a good opportunity but instead of shooting passes it. The ball speeds away from the onrushing Pakistan forward. India rotate again, trying to keep possession.

     

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    1st quarter: India 1-0 Pakistan

     

    Pakistan going for a referral as they feel the ball hit the inside of the far post. Video umpire rules otherwise. Pakistan lose their referral.

    India preserve their 1-0 lead.

     

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    1st quarter: GOAL! India 1-0 Pakistan

    GOAL! Lalit gives it to Akashdeep whose flick goes high into the Pakistan goal. India lead 1-0.

     

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    1st quarter: India 0-0 Pakistan

    Indians fans packed in again to cheer on the team. They were here yesterday also to witness the women play the hockey final. 

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    India face Pakistan in bronze medal clash

     

    It’s India Vs Pakistan; the battle for bronze. Hopefully the team would have recovered from the semi-final defeat against Malaysia and put in the intensity to take home a bronze for a consolation win. India and Pakistan had last met at Breda in the Champions Trophy where India won 4-0.

     

     

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    India face Pakistan in bronze medal clash

     

    It’s India Vs Pakistan; the battle for bronze. Hopefully the team would have recovered from the semi-final defeat against Malaysia and put in the intensity to take home a bronze for a consolation win. India and Pakistan had last met at Breda in the Champions Trophy where India won 4-0.

     

     

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    Amit Panghal is India’s 8th gold medallist in Boxing

    The list:
    Padam Bahadur Mall 60kg in 1962
    Hawa Singh in +81 kg in 1966 and 1970
    Kaur Singh +91kg in 1982
    Vijender Singh 75kg in 2010
    Vikas Krishan Yadav 60 kg  in 2010
    Marykom – Women’s 51 kg in 2010
    *Amit Panghal 49kg in 2018*

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    Silver medal for India

    India women's squash team clinch the silver medal after losing to Hong Kong 2-0 in the final.

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    SQUASH

    India win silver in squash 

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    Hong Kong take 1-0 lead

    India are currently trailing 0-1 against Hong Kong after losing the first set in the final of the women's team squash event. Should India win, they will have their best-ever gold medal haul at the Asian Games.

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    SQUASH

    STAT ATTACK: 

    Interestingly, Hong Kong are the only side to beat the Indian women's squash team during the pool stage at this edition of the Asian Games.

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    Here are your gold medallists in bridge

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    SQUASH

    The women’s team final between India and Hong Kong is about to begin. Will India bag another gold today?

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    ANOTHER GOLD FOR INDIA

    Even as boxer Amit Panghal was clinching gold in the boxing ring, 60-year-old Pranab Bardhan and 56-year-old Shibhnath Sarkar earned the country another gold in the men's bridge pair event! India have 67 medals, including 15 golds. That is the country's best-ever performance at the Asiad!

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    It was a close call...

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    Here's what the scorecard for the men's 49kf final bout looked like

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    AMIT PANGHAL WINS GOLD!

    Amit Panghal has won the fight of his life, beating Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the final of the 49kg weight class. He’s edged this bout by a split decision of 3-2. But that doesn’t matter! It’s a gold medal in the boxing ring for India.

    Preferring to stay on the outside of the ring, Panghal had a more defensive third round. Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov is the Olympic champion, but he seemed to be rattled by what has transpired in the first two rounds.

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    Amit Panghal dominating

    The first two rounds have seen Amit Panghal dominating the fight. He's had the Uzbek Olympic champion Hasanboy in some trouble with his fearless boxing. That open stance of the southpaw from India has been effective. 

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    BOXING

    Amit Panghal to take on Hasanboy Dusmatov soon

    With the gold medal on the line, Indian boxer Amit Panghal will face off against Uzbek Hasanboy Dusmatov in the final of the 49kg boxing event in some time.

  • 11:49 (IST)

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  • 11:32 (IST)

    Having made history at the Asian Games, paddler Sathiyan G is off to Germany to make his debut in the top division of German Bundesliga 

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    Track and field stars get heroes' welcome in India

     

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    Indian team finishes ninth

    India come ninth in kayak four (K4) 500m final with a timing of 1:51.729. China won gold with 1:33.896, while Kazakhstan bagged the silver medal and Uzbekistan earned the bronze.

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    Archery teams get rousing welcome

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    A gold medal lost, but silver nonetheless for Indian women's team 

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    Explainer: How is contract bridge played

    Four players sit around a table with partners opposite one another and its played with two partnerships of two players each.

    A session of bridge consists of several deals (also called hands or boards). A hand is dealt, the bidding (or auction) proceeds to a conclusion and then the hand is played. Finally, the hand's result is scored.

    The aim of a single deal is to achieve the highest score with given cards. The score is affected by two principal factors: the number of tricks bid in the auction, and the number of tricks taken during play.

    The concept of contract, which distinguishes contract bridge from its predecessors, refers to a statement by one partnership that they shall take at least a certain number of tricks, with a given suit as trumps, or without trumps.

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    Women's pair placed sixth in bridge

    Meanwhile, the women's pair of Hema Deora and Marianne Karmakar are sixth after six rounds of Final 1. There's still Final 2 to be played.

Asian Games 2018, Day 14 latest update: Amit Panghal has won the fight of his life, beating Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the final of the 49kg weight class. He’s edged this bout by a split decision of 3-2. But that doesn’t matter! It’s a gold medal in the boxing ring for India. Preferring to stay on the outside of the ring, Panghal had a more defensive third round. Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov is the Olympic champion, but he seemed to be rattled by what has transpired in the first two rounds.

Day 13 report: A golden dream unfulfilled for over 30 years remained just that in women's hockey but India equalled its best ever medal haul as sailors joined the assorted contributors to the country's tally at the 18th Asian Games on Friday.

On the penultimate day of competitions, the euphoria of track-and-field gold rush was far over but the momentum was certainly retained with a silver and a couple of bronze coming in from the sailing events.

The women's hockey team, however, endured a heartbreak, albeit not as big as the men. They lost to Japan 1-2 in the final despite being favourites for gold. But it was still a step up from the bronze that came in the 2014 edition.

The men will square off against Pakistan on Saturday for a bronze.

The Indian position in the overall tally was a steady eighth with 65 medals, which is the same as 2010 – the country's best ever Asiad show. The haul includes 13 gold, 23 silver and 29 bronze medals.

The highlight of the day was the sailing performance, India's best showing.

Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar claimed silver in 49er FX event while two men combined to overcome disqualification in their previous race to grab a bronze.

Thanks to their showing, the country enjoyed its best result since 1982. In 1982, India won a gold in fireball, a silver in enterprise and a bronze in wind-glider.

For Varsha, it was her second Asiad medal as she had won a bronze in 29er with Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan in the 2014 edition.

Varsha and Sweta were not chosen by the federation to represent India and only after a court battle did they reach the Indonesian capital.

At the helm of her 49erFX, 20-year-old Varsha and her crew partner Sweta, completed the 15-race event with 40 net points to finish second behind winners from Singapore, who had just 14 net points.

Sailors are given points after each race, and the pair, which gets the least points, is declared the winner.

"These were stressful three months. But everything has paid off. There were a lot of up and down. A lot happened. At least 10 times I thought, it's not worth it, I can't handle it but somehow I continued. It was certainly not a glamorous race, there was pressure," Varsha said.

Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda won bronze with a total of 53 after race 15 in the 49er men's event.

The Indian women's hockey team, however, failed to break its 36-year-old gold jinx. The loss will hurt the Indians badly as a gold here would have guaranteed a direct qualification in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Minami Shimizu and Motomori Kawamura scored for Japan through penalty corners in the 11th an 44th minute while Neha Goyal's field goal in the 25th minute was the lone strike for India, who were aiming to win their first Asiad gold since 1982.

The Indians had qualified for the final of the Asian Games after a gap of 20 years gap, having beaten China in the semifinals.

There was plenty to celebrate in the squash competition. Joshna Chinappa upstaged eight-time world champion Nicol David as the Indian women's squash team outplayed defending champions Malaysia 2-0 to enter its second successive Asian Games final.

The Indian men, who also entered the mega-event as defending champions, settled for bronze after a 0-2 loss to Hong Kong in the semifinals. Saurav Ghosal, who was not fully fit, and Harinder Pal Sandhu, lost to Max Lee and Leo Au, 0-3 and 1-3 respectively.

The loss came after the women's team blanked the David-led Malaysia in the semifinals. The team, comprising Joshna, Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Sunayna Kuruvilla, is now assured of at least a silver.

In the boxing ring, it was day of mixed results and emotions.

Debutant Amit Panghal (49kg) continued his sensational run to make the final with a hard-fought win but an injured Vikas Krishan (75kg) had to settle for bronze after being declared medically unfit for his semifinal.

Amit was the lone Indian boxer to make the final in the ongoing edition, beating Philippines' Carlo Paalam in a 3-2 verdict.

The 22-year-old Armyman, who won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, will be up against reigning Olympic champion and world championships silver-medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the summit clash tomorrow.

Amit's draining victory made up, to an extent, for the disappointment of Vikas being forced to withdraw from his last-four bout owing to a cut on his eyelid sustained in the pre-quarters.

The 26-year-old was to take on Kazakhstan's Amankul Abilkhan this evening.

"There is inflammation in retina as well and it is too risky to let him fight. He will have to take a break for a few weeks," an official of the contingent told PTI.

India's sensational run in the table tennis event came to an end after Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and Manika Batra lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the singles competition.

World number 33 Sharath Kamal went down fighting against 14th ranked Chih-Yuan Chunag of Chinese Taipei 7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 16-14, 9-11.

Sathiyan, who led India to a maiden medal in 60 years with his two wins against Japan in the team event, was not to able to do an encore against Kenta Matsudaira.

He lost 11-9, 4-11, 9-11, 6-11, 10-12 in another round of 16 match.

Rising star Manika Batra won a game against world number five Wang Manyu but it was not enough to trouble the Chinese. She lost 2-11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 4-11 in the women's singles round of 16.

There was no respite from losses in judo and volleyball.

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Updated Date: Sep 01, 2018 18:11:04 IST

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