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Asian Games 2014 Day 12: Mary Kom punches first boxing gold, India add 1 silver, 3 bronzes to tally

After Mary Kom won her gold medal bout, Sarita, who crashed out in controversial fashion, left the bronze on podium.

India’s M.C. Mary Kom holds the Indian national flag and celebrates her gold medal in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match (Source: AP)
India’s M.C. Mary Kom holds the Indian national flag and celebrates her gold medal in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match (Source: AP)

M C Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games after she came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova also,  Indian women’s team beat Japan 2-1, win BRONZE!

Athletics: India’s Tintu Luka wins SILVER in the women’s 800m.

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* The third round, too, goes in Mary Kom’s favour

* Mary Kom takes the second round as two judges rule in her favour. Plenty of action on offer in the second round

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* All judges favour the Kazakhstan boxer in the first round, who gets 10-9 in her favour

Wrestling: India’s Manoj Kumar loses out to Peng Fai of China in the 85 kg Greco-Roman quarterfinal

Wrestling: Iran’s Payam Payani beats India’s Gurpreet Singh in the 75kg Greco-Roman quarters. He’s the fourth Indian to crash out today

Volleyball: Defending champions Japan beat India 3-2 in the quarters clash

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Wrestling: Another one bites the dust! India’s Tulsi Yadav loses to Tajikistan’s Khusrav Obloberdiev in the 66kg quarters

Wrestling: No joy! Gurpreet Singh, too, loses his 75 Kg 1/8 final bout against Qatar’s Sharif Badr Bakhit

Wrestling: Iran’s Bashir Darzi beats India’s Dharmender Dalal in Men’s Greco-Roman 130 Kg 1/8 Final

Taekwondo: India’s Anand Pandiarajan goes down to Korea’s Yonghyun Park in the 80kg category of Round of 16

Athletics: India’s Sandeep Kumar  and Bahadur Rana could not match their female counterpart Khushbir Kaur’s performance and aend up being fourth and fifth in 50km race walk

Day 11 recap:

Vietnam’s Bang demolished by her idol Mary: Bang Le Thi looked thrilled by merely being in the same ring as Mary Kom. She was just 10 when Mary won her first world title in 2002.

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India’s Mary Kom punched her way to the summit clash in the Asian Games. (Source: PTI)

Indian men, women impress in Kabaddi: Tejeswini hoped that kabaddi would become an Olympic sport in six years’ time when the Games are held in Asia.

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The Indian men’s kabaddi team in action against Thailand. (Source: AP)

In Incheon, India almost in Rio: With 1-0 win over Korea in semifinal, Sardar & Co. take on Pakistan for gold and a place in 2016 Olympics.

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Akashdeep Singh celebrates the winning goal with SV Sunil against South Korea on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)
Akashdeep Singh celebrates the winning goal with SV Sunil against South Korea on Tuesday. (Source: AP)

Crying shame: Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision in favour of South Korean denies Indian a shot at gold.

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India’s L Sarita Devi shares her plight with the media after she was knocked out of the 60 kg boxing semifinals in the Asian Games on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)