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Some Thoughts on India’s Performance as Curtain Comes Down on 2014 Asian Games

 October 7, 2014   R K Gupta

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The Incheon Asian Games formally ended with an enthralling closing ceremony choreographed extravagantly at the main stadium. It was a great show of Korean culture that captivated thousands of spectators in the stadium. The president of Olympic Council of Asia, Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah declared the formal closure of 2014 Games, when OCA flag was […]

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India End Asian Games Campaign with Two Kabaddi Golds but Finish 8th in Medals Tally

 October 5, 2014   R K Gupta

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On the concluding fourteenth day of the Asian Games, India grabbed two more gold medals, both in Kabaddi to finish 8th in the overall medal standing. China was the runaway topper with a whopping 151 golds and an overall tally of 342. It tells about the state of sports in India, which has not been […]

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Two Golds for India on Day 13 as Women Win 4 x 400m Relay and India Beat Pak in Hockey

 October 4, 2014   R K Gupta

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The 13th day proved lucky for India at Incheon. With two golds fetched on the same day, India bounced back into top-10 in medal standing yet again. As the eagerly awaited hockey final with Pakistan in the evening was still going on, Indian women’s 4 x 400 relay team won the gold for India. Not […]

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Mary Kom Wins Gold

On Day 12 Mary Kom Wins Gold, Tintu Lukka Silver and Annu Rani Takes Javelin Bronze

 October 2, 2014   R K Gupta

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In a historic achievement, MC Mary Kom carved her name as the first ever Indian woman boxer to win an Asian Games’ gold medal on a day, when three more medals were added India’s tally. Tintu Luka ran a marvelous 800m race in the personal best time of 1:59.19 to win a silver medal. In […]

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Vikas Gowda Gets Silver, Mary Kom Enters Final and India Play Pakistan for Hockey Gold

 October 1, 2014   R K Gupta

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There were no gold medals for India on Day 11 but the overall performance of Indians was satisfactory. In men’s discus, Vikas Gowda’s second attempt of 62.58m earned him the silver against gold medal winner Iranian Ehsan Hadadi. Celebrated woman Indian boxer, Mary Kom easily defeated Le Thi Bang Le of Vietnam. Mary used a […]

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Seema and Sania Shine to Secure Two More Golds for India at Incheon on Day 10

 September 30, 2014   R K Gupta

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On 10th day at Incheon Asian Games, Seema Punia made a golden start for India in discus. She hurled her disc to a distance of 61.03m, ahead of her immediate Chinese challengers in the fourth attempt and walked away with her first ever Asian Games Gold medal. Later in the day, India’s gold haul rose […]

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Yogeshwar Wins Wrestling

Yogeshwar Wins Wrestling Gold for India on a Day Marked by Good Performances

 September 29, 2014   R K Gupta

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On Sunday, India added another gold to their dismal looking medal tally, when wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt won his 65kg freestyle bout against Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan. That helped India jump to the eighth place in the Incheon Asian Games. The ninth day also brought good news from other disciplines like boxing and athletics, where Indians came […]

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Grea8 Day for India: 9 Medal with 2 Golds in Squash and Archery Take Them to 11th Spot

 September 28, 2014   R K Gupta

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Day 8 at Incheon proved to be lucky for India. It was good beginning to the weekend with gold in archery and towards evening, they got a gold in squash as well. India’s women lost to Malaysia in squash and had to remain content with silver. Compared to their performance all week, the day proved […]

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India Slip to 16th Spot despite a Silver and a Bronze on a Day of Yet Another Dismal Show

 September 27, 2014   R K Gupta

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It has been the worst first week for Indians in Asian Games history. They began well on day one but afterwards, their performance has not been much to talk about. Except in shooting and aquatics, the sizeable Indian contingent has failed to put up any creditable display belying the expectations of a billion Indians and […]

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Where Are the Golds? Hopeless India End Day 6 with Three Bronzes at Incheon

 September 26, 2014   R K Gupta

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Except that day 6 was slightly better for India than the previous day, India’s sub-par show was starkly evident at the Incheon Asian Games. Of the Six shooting gold medals on offer on Thursday, India’s share was just a single bronze. Two more bronze medals on Thursday came from the efforts of India’s rowers. India […]

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