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Shooter Manu Bhaker says her record qualifying score of 593 in Asian Games served as huge morale-booster
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Shooter Manu Bhaker says her record qualifying score of 593 in Asian Games served as huge morale-booster

She returned empty-handed from the Asian Games, but Manu Bhaker on Sunday said she delivered a career-best performance in Palembang with the record-shattering qualifying score of 593 in 25m pistol event.

Asian Games 2018: With Asiad done and dusted, it's time to take sigh of relief, rest, and reflect on everything that went by
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Asian Games 2018: With Asiad done and dusted, it's time to take sigh of relief, rest, and reflect on everything that went by

Now is for rest and relief. Now is for reflection. Now is the time to revisit the compelling image of the closing ceremony: a thousand volunteers of all ages, shapes and sizes, sprinting towards our athletes, rubbing shoulders with the best our continent has to offer.

Firstpost at Asian Games 2018: Inside the second host city, Palembang
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Firstpost at Asian Games 2018: Inside the second host city, Palembang

This is the first time the Asian Games is being hosted by two cities. Firstpost takes you inside the second venue - Palembang, giving you a look at the different arenas inside.

Asian Games 2018: Historic bronze medal in Sepaktakraw can help transform the sport in India
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Asian Games 2018: Historic bronze medal in Sepaktakraw can help transform the sport in India

Amidst the euphoria surrounding the success of wrestlers and shooters, the bronze in Sepaktakraw may not have made the headlines but it is a life changing moment for players like Harish.

Asian Games 2018: Fire breaks out near Palembang Asiad venue; firefighters, helicopters help extinguish blaze
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Asian Games 2018: Fire breaks out near Palembang Asiad venue; firefighters, helicopters help extinguish blaze

A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site in the Indonesian city of Palembang on Tuesday as firefighters scrambled to prevent clouds of smoke affecting competition events.

Asian Games bursts into life at opening ceremony; vibrant colours, intricate performances set stage for tournament
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Asian Games bursts into life at opening ceremony; vibrant colours, intricate performances set stage for tournament

The Asian Games opening ceremony was a grand affair, consisting of numerous dance and music performances, along with a few surprises, like Indonesian President Joko Widodo's bike stunts.

Asian Games 2018: Opening ceremony transforms Gelora Bung Karno stadium into fantastical stage for tournament beginning
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Asian Games 2018: Opening ceremony transforms Gelora Bung Karno stadium into fantastical stage for tournament beginning

The opening ceremony of the 18th edition of the Asian Games featured several musical and dance acts, along with the athletes parade and addresses from the Indonesian president and the head of the Olympic Council of Asia.

PR Sreejesh interview: At Asian Games, no match will be cakewalk despite our top-ranked status and defending champs tag
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PR Sreejesh interview: At Asian Games, no match will be cakewalk despite our top-ranked status and defending champs tag

Ahead of the team’s departure for Jakarta for the Asian Games, Firstpost caught up with Sreejesh to talk about the Indian team’s chances at the Asiad, his evolution as a leader of the team and coach Harendra Singh’s disciplinarian side.

Asian Games 2018: Full schedule, fixtures, when and where to watch Indonesia event on TV and online
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Asian Games 2018: Full schedule, fixtures, when and where to watch Indonesia event on TV and online

The 2018 Asian Games will be held in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang from 18 August to 2 September 2. Here is the full schedule of the event.

Asian Games 2018: Indian Men's Handball team loses 28-38 to Chinese Taipei in opening match
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Asian Games 2018: Indian Men's Handball team loses 28-38 to Chinese Taipei in opening match

The Indian men's handball team faced a difficult fight to play in the Asian Games, after the IOA's decision to send only teams that had a top-eight ranking in Asia.

Asian Games 2018: Suspense continues over Indian contingent as sports ministry delays official announcement
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Asian Games 2018: Suspense continues over Indian contingent as sports ministry delays official announcement

The sports ministry continued its deliberation with regards to size of the Indian contingent for the Asian Games as suspense prevailed over its announcement.

Asian Games 2018: Rohan Bopanna to skip Rogers Cup in order to prepare for mega-event in Jakarta
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Asian Games 2018: Rohan Bopanna to skip Rogers Cup in order to prepare for mega-event in Jakarta

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin had conceded their men's doubles second round after the Indian suffered the injury on 6 July.

Asian Games 2018: 65,000 dancers join Indonesian president Joko Widodo in mass Poco-Poco dance to promote competition
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Asian Games 2018: 65,000 dancers join Indonesian president Joko Widodo in mass Poco-Poco dance to promote competition

Over 65,000 Indonesian dancers joined their president Joko Widodo in doing the Poco-Poco dance to increase excitement and awareness for the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Asian Games 2018: Record number of athletes to participate, Olympic Council of Asia expects logistical problems
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Asian Games 2018: Record number of athletes to participate, Olympic Council of Asia expects logistical problems

A record number of athletes are expected to participate in this edition of the Asian Games, with many countries sending large contingents. The Olympic Council of Asia is worried about these numbers, citing the possibility of logistical issues occurring.

Asian Games 2018: Indian paddler Sharath Kamal says main aim at mega event is to grab gold medal
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Asian Games 2018: Indian paddler Sharath Kamal says main aim at mega event is to grab gold medal

Kamal Sharath said, "We are in the final phase of our preparations, the last two months which will see us play a lot of matches, UTT is here, after this the Australia and Korea Open which are Super Series tournaments."

Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat included in six-member Indian women's wrestling team
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Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat included in six-member Indian women's wrestling team

Sakshi Malik, who won bronze medals in this year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as well as 2016 Rio Olympics, and Vinesh were exempted from the trials by the Wrestling Federation of India because of their current form and past performances.

Jakarta, Palembang gear up for 2018 Asian Games as one-year countdown begins
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Jakarta, Palembang gear up for 2018 Asian Games as one-year countdown begins

On a dusty construction site in central Jakarta, amid sacks of cement and bulldozers, hundreds of high-vis clad workers toil away to bring Indonesia's Asian Games dream to life.