Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India.
The Asian Games gold medal after a hiatus of 16 years will have a "telling impact" on Indian hockey, feels chief coach Terry Walsh, insisting that "sustainability" would be the key to produce "continued excellence".
After returning from Incheon, Mary Kom said she does not want to dwell on the controversy too much but supports her fellow Manipuri.
The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes.
The Asian Games hammer throw bronze won by India’s Manju Bala has been upgraded to silver after one of the two Chinese competitors who finished ahead of her in the women’s final, returned positive for dope test.
Seeking to distance itself from the controversy surrounding L. Sarita Devi’s semifinal loss in the Asian Games, recently-elected Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Friday said the matter is for the IOA to resolve with world governing body AIBA.
India brought the curtains down on their campaign in the 17th Asian Games, maintaining their domination of kabaddi with two gold medals as the country rose a rung to eighth in the overall standings on the penultimate day of competitions in Incheon.
The young Indian hockey team will remember this moment for the rest of their lives.
Frankly answer this: how many of us actually watched Sarita fight against Jina Park in the semifinal?
India finished off their Asian Games athletics campaign on a golden note with the women's 4X400 metres relay team clinching the yellow metal while Inderjeet Singh joined the party by winning the men's shot put bronze at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium
The Indian men's hockey team regained the gold medal after a gap of 16 years while the women's 4x400m relay team also picked up gold as India added four medals to jump to the ninth position in the overall standings in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
Putting an end to the status of the bronze medal won by Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi, the Olympic Council of Asia on Thursday re-instated her medal in the 60kg category after a hearing with the India's Asian Games contingent officials.
By rejecting her medal in the most public way possible, Sarita Devi has exposed the hypocrisy of sports bodies everywhere.
There are now only two teams left with a chance for an entry card into the 2016 Rio Olympics. The job is not finished for India.
Unless you have been asleep for the last twenty four hours, you know all about L Sarita Devi's courageous decision to refuse her bronze medal during the presentation ceremony for the lightweight 57gk to 60g category at the 2014 Asian games.
The time to make amends has come. Mary’s gold medal at Incheon today has catapulted her into the league of greatest Indians. It is time to recognise this rare Ratna of Bharat.