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Asiad 2018: Dipa disappoints in women’s balance beam final


Jakarta, Aug 24: Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar finished at a disappointing fifth spot in the womens balance beam final at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. The 25-year-old scored 12.500 in the final, which wasnt enough to lift her to a podium finish. Earlier on Wednesday, Dipa had not competed in the womens gymnastics...

Asiad 2018: PM Modi hails rowing performance as ‘stupendous’


New Delhi, Aug 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Indian rowing teams performance as stupendous at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Friday. Congratulations to the team of Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh for winning the Bronze in the mens Lightweight Doubles Sculls at the @asiangames2018. Their stupendous performance has made the entire...

Asiad 2018: Prez, Sports Min congratulate Bopanna-Sharan for winning gold


New Delhi, Aug 24: President Ram Nath Kovind and a host of other dignitaries congratulated Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan on their winning the tennis gold in the mens doubles category at the 2018 Asian Games here on Friday. Congratulations @rohanbopanna and @divijsharan for winning the Gold Medal in mens doubles tennis event at the...

Asiad 2018: Indian handball team pips Pakistan 28-27 in thriller


Jakarta, Aug 24: The Indian handball team edged past arch-rivals Pakistan 28-27 in a nail-biting main round group 3 mens match at the 2018 Asian Games here on Friday. For India, Greenidge DCunha netted nine goals with Adithya Nagaraj scoring half a dozen. Naveen Punia and Karamjeet Singh found the back of the net four times...

Asiad 2018: Shooter Heena takes bronze


Palembang (Indonesia), Aug 24: Experienced shooter Heena Sidhu took bronze in the womens 10m Air Pistol event at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. Heena scored 219.2 in the final. Wang Qian of China won gold with 240.3 while South Koreas Kim Minjung (237.6) got silver. Manu Bhaker, the other Indian to reach the final,...

Asiad 2018: China grabs gold, silver in women’s singles tennis final


Jakarta, Aug 24: China continued its dominance at the 2018 Asian Games after winning both the gold and silver medals in the womens singles tennis on Friday. Chinas Wang Qiang defeated compatriot Zhang Shuai 6-3, 6-2 to secure the gold, reports Efe news. Ranked 53rd in the world, the second seed and defending Asian Games champion...

Asiad 2018: Bopanna-Sharan win doubles gold


Palembang (Indonesia), Aug 24: Indian tennis stars Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won gold in the mens doubles category at the 2018 Asian Games here on Friday. The Indians defeated Denis Yevseyev and Aleksandr Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 in the final.

Asiad 2018: Indian archery team in compound mixed team quarters


Jakarta, Aug 24: The Indian archery team defeated Iraq to enter the compound mixed team quarter-finals at the 2018 Asian Games here on Friday. Indian pair comprising Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma defeated Fatimah Saad and Eshaq Ibrahim of Iraq 155-147 in the pre-quarters. The Indian team won the first set at 40-36. They maintained...

Asiad 2018: Indian rowers win quadruple sculls gold


Jakarta, Aug 24: Indian rowers Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh came up with a superb performance to win gold in the mens quadruple sculls category at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. This is only the second gold for India since they started participating in the rowing events at the...