Incheon Rashmi Mishra : With two gold medals in sight by Sania Mirza and Co. in tennis and Indian women’s hockey team playing against hosts South Korea for a place in final, Day 10 of Asian Games 2014 looks like an exciting affair on September 29 at 6.30 am IST. India is currently 9th ranked with 35 medals (4 gold, 5 silver and 26 bronze).Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games
Men’s Freestyle 74 kg Repechage: Narsingh Pancham Yadav defeated Ramazan Kambarov of Turkmenistan in Men’s Freestyle 74 kg Repechage Bout to vie for the bronze medal. He comfortably defeated his opponent on basis of technical superiority 11-1.
Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match: Rain halts Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match with India 0-1 set down to South Korea with Sanam Singh/Saketh Sai Myneni losing 1st set 7-5 and 5-5 in 2nd set in Men’s Doubles Final. DELAYED
Men’s Freestyle 61 kg Semifinal: Grappler Bajrang is the last man standing as he takes the last two points to emerge victorious and move to final of Men’s Freestyle 61 kg Semifinal. Wrestler Noriyuki Takatsuka of Japan picked up first two points after being penalised for passivity for 30 seconds in Men’s Freestyle 61 kg Semifinal. Bajrang won by 2-2 on points.
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg Quarterfinal: Pawan Kumar loses to Meisam Mostafajoukar of Iran on technical superiority in Men’s Freestyle 86 kg Quarterfinal
Men’s Middle (75kg) Round of 16: Vikas Krishan beats Kanybek Azamat of Kyrgyzstan 3-0 to move into quarterfinals of Men’s Middle (75kg) event
Men’s Freestyle 61 kg Quarterfinal: Bajrang beats Farkhodi Usmonzoda of Tajikistan 17-7 and declared winner on technical points in Men’s Freestyle 61 kg Quarterfinal.
Men’s Team Preliminary Group A Match 3: India men’s kabaddi team beat Thailand 66-27 in Preliminary Group A Match comfortably.
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg 1/8 Final: Pawan Kumar beats Sumir Kumar Sah of Nepal 10-0, in just one minute on technical superiority, to enter quarters in Men’s Freestyle 86kg
Men’s Freestyle 74 kg 1/8 Final: Narsingh Pancham Yadav loses to Rashid Kurbanov of Uzbekistan in Men’s Freestyle 74 kg 1/8 Final. Next match is of wrestler Pawan Kumar against Sumir Kumar Sah of Nepal in Men’s Freestyle 86 kg 1/8 Final
Men’s Freestyle 61 kg 1/8 Final: Bajrang beats Tumenbileg Tuvshintulga of Mongolia in Men’s Freestyle 61 kg 1/8 Final. Great start for the India wrestlers again on Day 10 in Incheon.
Women’s Heptathlon Javelin Throw – Group A: Swapna Barman, Susmita Singha Roy finish with 4th and 7th respectively in Women’s Heptathlon Javelin Throw – Group A.
Women’s Doubles 1/32 Elimination: Poulomi Ghatak/Ankita Das take third game 11-7 to wrap the match in straight games. They won the match 11-5, 11-1, 11-7 to move through to the round of 16.
India maintained their winning momentum on the Day 9 collecting 8 medals led by Yogeshwar Dutt’s gold medal in wrestling. India has won 18 medals on two days to significantly rise in the medal rankings and would look forward to doing so in the coming days. On Day 10, the major spotlight will be from the Yeorumul Tennis Courts where India will play two of their gold medal matches. The men’s doubles pair of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni will play against South Korean pair of Yongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung. The second gold medal match will see India’s top tennis star Sania Mirza partnering Saketh Myeni again in line for another gold in the mixed doubles final.
Apart from tennis, the other significant highlight of the Day 10 is the clash between Indian women’s hockey team with South Korea at Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Monday for a place in 17th Asian Games final. Indian eves look high on confidence after thrashing Malaysia 6-1 in their last pool A match.
The Day 10 will see action from the boxing ring as well as from wrestling circuit. Both these events has produced great results so far in Asian Games and should motivate others to continue with the positive momentum. India’s final medal tally will depend a lot on grapplers and pugilists performances in the 17th edition of Asian Games.
Modified Date: September 29, 2014 1:27 PM