Asian Games Day 3 Blog: Saurav Ghosal assures historic silver; Dipika Pallikal, shooters settle for bronze

Saurav Ghosal beat Malaysia's Ong Beng Hee 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 to reach the men's singles squash finals.

By: Express News Service | Updated: September 22, 2014 5:05:44 pm
India's bronze medal winner Anisa Sayyed, Rahi Sarnobat and Heena Sidhu during the medal ceremony of in the 25m Pistol women's shooting event at the 17th Asian Games at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon (Source: AP) India’s bronze medal winner Anisa Sayyed, Rahi Sarnobat and Heena Sidhu during the medal ceremony of in the 25m Pistol women’s shooting event at the 17th Asian Games at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon (Source: AP)

Squash: After Dipika failed to improve her medal,  Saurav Ghosal assured India of a silver after he beat Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 to reach men’s singles final

Squash: After assuring a medal – at least bronze – on Sunday, Dipika Pallikal failed to improve the colour of the metal as she lost 4-11, 4-11, 5-11 to Nicol David in women’s singles squash semis.

Shooting: Heena Sidhu, Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed help India win team bronze in 25m pistol event



Basketball: India beat Kazakhstan 80-61 in the men’s Group B match

Judo: India’s Rajwinder Kaur loses to Kyrgyzstan’s Nagira Sarbashova in the repechage

Football: Jordan beat India 2-0 in the men’s football contest. They failed to score a single game at Asiad, and conceded seven

Shooting: After an indifferent outing in the individual and team events, India bag their first medal of the third day. Heena Sidhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed win the medal in the 25m pistol team event.

Judo: Mongolia’s Javzmaa Odkhu beats Rajwinder Kaur in Women’s quarters. Kaur will contest against Kyrgyzstan’s Nagira Sarbashova in repechage

Tennis: India lose 1-2 to Kazkhstan in team quarters.

Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat fails to impress in the 25m pistol women’s (individual) semis as she finishes 7th


Volleyball (Women’s)

The Indian women’s team failed to put up a fight against Japan, who outclassed them in all departments of the game. With this loss, India continue with their winless run in women’s volleyball.

As it happened

* Emphatic win! Japan beat India in straight games 25-12, 25-11, 25-6

* Japan too good in the third too. Running away with the contest. They are certainly in a hurry!

* The second game, too, turns out to be more of the first for India, who lose 11-25. Japan now lead the best-of-five contest 2-0. Very little chances of this going beyond third

* Abject surrender! Japan take the first game 25-6 as India fail to get their basics right

* Japan dominate proceedings against India, who are outplayed by their opposition

* Meanwhile, Indian women’s team struggle against Japan in the volleyball contest

Shooting (10m rifle final)

Ayonika Paul didn’t get India’s campaign on Day 3 off to a positive start as the shooter, after qualifying for the 10m rifle final, finished a lowly seventh. Paul’s shooting was not good enough to match the stiff and surprise competition from the Chinese and Iranians respectively.

As it happened

* Ayonika Paul is eliminated. Is out of the running of a place at the podium. Finishes seventh

* Ayonika Paul is in danger of going out, and she shoots only 9.7

* Ayonika Paul shoots an impressive 10.5. She needs more of those. Still in 6th position

* Ayonika Paul misses the 10-point mark. A 9.9 with her fourth shot.She needs to lift her game to match China challenge

* Ayonika Paul starts with an impressive 30.8 with her first three shots. She is joint third at the moment

Day 2 wrap

Shuttlers settle for bronze


A fighting India went down to hosts South Korea 1-3 in the women’s team badminton semifinals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Asian Games on Sunday. This was India’s first medal in badminton since the team bronze won by the men in Seoul, 1986.

Dipika turns squash cube into wrestling cage


It resembled a cage-fight. But instead of crazy, hot-headed men wrestling in their knickers, two young women in skirts indulged in a bellicose game that spiced up an otherwise dull afternoon at the Yeorumul Squash Courts on Sunday.

Gold finger’ triggers bronze

Jung, India’s veteran pistol shooter, leads side to podium in team event despite facing several logistical hurdles.

Disappointment elsewhere

Though the men’s hockey team kicked off their campaign with an impressive 8-0 win over Sri Lanka, India had experienced mixed results in other sports. The basketball, handball teams faced defeats but there was a sigh for relief when the equestrians made it to the final round.

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