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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...

Diego on target as Flamengo keep pressure on leaders


Rio de Janeiro, Aug 24:Former Atletico Madrid and Brazil international midfielder Diego struck his fourth goal of the Brazilian Serie A football season as Flamengo beat Vitoria 1-0. Diego timed his run to perfection to slide in from close range after Lucas Paqueta headed down a Rene Rodrigues cross from the left at the Maracana...

Asiad 2018: Dushyant bags bronze in men’s lightweight single sculls


Jakarta, Aug 24: Rower Dushyant started Indias campaign on the sixth day of the 18th Asian Games on a positive note by bagging the bronze medal in the mens lightweight single sculls final here on Friday. The 25-year-old, who had also clinched a bronze at the 2014 Asiad, clocked a time of 7 minutes and...

Asiad flame enters Jakarta, to be paraded in city


Jakarta, Aug 15:The Asian Games flame arrived in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday with a torch relay run planned to circle around the city before being handed over to President Joko Widodo on Independence Day on August 17. The Asiad flame entered Jakarta through East Jakarta-West Java provinces border town of Bogor earlier...

Srikanth, Sindhu advance at Badminton World Championships


Nanjing (China), Aug 1:Indian stars Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu registered contrasting wins to enter the third round of the mens and womens singles at the Badminton World Championships here on Wednesday. Srikanth registered a hard fought win over Pablo Abian of Spain while Sindhu had a much easier day in office, easing to a...