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Asian Games 2014, Day 1 Live: Jitu Rai, Shweta medals get India started

Wushu: India’s Narender Grewal beats Nepal’s Mangal Prasad 2-0 in Men’s Sanda -60kg Round of 16 while Turkmenistan’s Salaheddin beats India’s Bimoljit Singh via KO in Men’s Sanda-65kg Round of 16.

Asian Games 2014, Day 1 Live: Jitu Rai, Shweta medals get India started

India's Jitu Rai, left, celebrates with his coach Mohinder Lal. AP

Women’s Volleyball:
South Korea beat India 25-5, 25-12, 25-13 in Preliminary Round – Group A.
Badminton Women’s Team Quarterfinal :
India’s Saina Nehwal beats Thailand’s Intanon Ratchanok 21-15, 17-21, 21-18 in Women’s Team Quarterfinal. PV Sindhu beats Thailand’s Porntip 21-15, 21-13. India now lead 2-0 in Women’s Team Quarterfinal.
India’s Dipika Pallikal beats China’s Jinyue Gu 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4 in Women’s Singles Round of 16. Pallikal will meet Joshna Chinappa in the quarter finals now. Meanwhile Saurav Ghosal has thumped Jordan’s Alsaraj Ahmad 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 in the Men’s Singles Round of 16. India’s Harinder Pal Singh loses to Kuwait’s Abdullah Kh Kh H M Almezayen 4-11, 6-11, 2-11 in Men’s Singles Round of 16.

India’s Sushila Devi has lost to WU Shugen in Women’s -48 kg Final of Repechage Table B. Disappointment for India as Kalpana Devi loses to Mingazova Lenariya in Women’s-52 kg bronze medal match. Lenariya won the bout by Ippon.
India’s Dushyant Chouhan finishes 2nd in his lane in the Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls Heat 2. He has now reached the final of the event.
India’s Kalpana Devi Thoudam lost to China’s MA Yingnan in Women’s -52 kg Quarterfinal. But then came back in the repechage to win her match against Chinese Taipei’s Pei Ju Lien by Ippon. She will face face Kazakhstan’s Lenariya Mingazova for bronze. That match will be at 4 pm IST.
Men’s Volleyball
India beats Hong Kong 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21. The first set was a big surprise for the Indians who are ranked much higher than Hong Kong but they eventually managed to get their act together.
India overpower Palestine 89-49 in Men’s Qualifying Round Group B Match.
India’s Joshana Chinappa beats South Korea’s Song Sunmi 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 in Women’s Singles Round of 16.
India’s Sukhen Dey finishes 5th in Men’s 56 Kg Group B event.
India’s Navjot Chana loses to Mongolia’s Boldbaatar Ganbat in Men’s -60 kg Elimination Round of 16. He had earlier beaten Kuwait’s Abdalla Almaraghy by Ippon.
India’s Shushila Devi loses to Japan’s Yamagishi in Women’s -48 kg quarters.
India’s Kalpana Devi loses to China’s MA Yingnan in Women’s -52 kg Quarterfinal.
Men’s Team Round of 16 — Ind lose to Kor
World number 1 team South Korea’s Yeonseong & Lee Yongdae have beaten Buss/Attri 21-12, 21-9. It was pretty one-sided.
World number 7 Son Wanho beat India’s S Kidambi 21-14, 21-8. The first game was a bit of a fight for the Korean but he got much stronger in the second game.
Badminton: Kashyap loses to Hyunil as South Korea beat India 3-0 in Men’s Team Round of 16. Kashyap dominated the first game to win 21-6 but then lost the next two games 14-21, 21-10.
Men’s Individual 50m Pistol – Final
India’s Jitu Rai, left, celebrates with his coach Mohinder Lal. APIndia’s Jitu Rai, left, celebrates with his coach Mohinder Lal. AP
Jitu Rai has won the gold in the Men’s Individual 50m Pistol event. Jitu Rai has entered 6 finals since June 2014 and won either Gold or Silver in each of them — superb shooting; superb shooter. He kept his calm and defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen to win the gold. Hope the UP government starts giving him his due now.
After 9th series: Jitu clinched the gold as his opponent faltered (shooting a 5.8 with his final shot). The Indian held his nerve and shot 8.4 to end up with a total of 186.2 — ahead of Nguyen who finished with 183.4.
After 8th series: Jitu shot well to go into the final round just 0.7 points behind Vietnam’s Nguyen.
After 7th series: Jitu had 151.6 points and was looking increasingly assured.
After 6th series: Jitu had advanced to 131.0 pts.
After 5th series: Jitu had 113.3 points.
After 4th series: Jitu had 94.3 points.
After 3rd series: Jitu had 73.8 points.
After 2nd series: Jitu had maintained his 4th place standings — 56.3 pts.
After 1st series: Jitu started off in fourth place with 28.7 pts.
India’s Jitu Rai has made it to the final but he is up against some stiff competition.
Men’s Handball
The Indian team has lost to Chinese Taipei in the Men’s Preliminary Round – Group D match 19-39.
Men’s Team 50m Pistol Final
India have finished fourth in the event. They had a total score of 1665. China clinched the gold medal with a total of 1692. Korea won the silver with 1670 (more bullseyes) and Vietnam took the bronze with 1670.
Qualifying: Men’s Individual 50m Pistol
India’s Jitu Rai qualifies for the final of the men’s 50m Pistol in 7th place. He shot 559 (92, 97, 92, 93, 92, 93). India’s other shooter in fray Om Prakash finished 10th, shooting 555 (91, 92, 93, 92, 95, 92). Korea’s Jongoh Jin and Vietnam’s Xuan Vinh Hoang were the top qualifiers — both had a total of 568.
The final will begin at 0845 IST.
10m Air Pistol Women’s Final

File picture of Shweta Chaudhary. AFP
File picture of Shweta Chaudhary. AFPFile picture of Shweta Chaudhary. AFP
India’s Shweta Chaudhary assured of bronze — she beat China’a Zhou in a shoot-off for third place. But then shot 8.6 with her next shot to drop out of reckoning for the silver. She had won a silver in 2006 Asian Games. China’s Zhang won the gold and Korea’s Jung won the silver.
After ninth series: China’s Zhang clinched gold with 202.2 and Korea’s Jung took the silver with 201.3.
After eighth series: Chaudhary settled for a bronze with a total of 176.4.
After seventh series: Chaudhary was assured of a bronze but she had to beat China’s Zhou in a shoot-off. She looked good to clinch it but shot 8.4 with her second shot of the seventh series to go into the shoot-off. However, in the shoot-off, she shot 10.7 to assure herself of a bronze. (total: 157.3)
After sixth series: Chaudhary moved into third (total: 138.3)
After fifth series: Chaudhary moved into joint third (total: 117.7)
After fourth series: Chaudhary moved into third (total: 97.8)
After third series: Chaudhary has dropped to sixth (total: 77.8)
After second series: Chaudhary is still leading (total: 60.8).
After first series: Chaudhary is leading (10.8, 10.7 and 9.3 — total 30.8) all comers.
Men’s Changquan Final (Wushu)
India’s Anjul NAMDEO finished 9th. Korea’s Hasung LEE took the gold medal.
10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification
India’s Shweta Chaudhary has qualified for the final — she shot 97, 94, 97, 95 for a total of 383. She was the fourth best qualifier behind KIM Jangmi (Kor), JUNG Jeehae (Kor), GUO Wenjun (Chn), who all shot 384. India’s other shooters Henna Sindhu (378) and CWG silver medallist Malaika Goel (373) finished 13th and 24th respectively.
10m Air Pistol Women’s Team Finals
India’s team has finished 5th with a tally of 1134 points. In the four series’ India shot — 282, 287, 280, 285. China takes the gold with a tally of 1146 (283, 290, 284, 289). Chinese Taipei came in second and Mongolia came in third.
India vs Macau — Women’s Team Badminton (LIVE)
Saina Nehwal takes the court for the first match against Macau’s WONG Kit Ieng. The Indian star has taken the first game 21-6. Pretty easy going. Saina cruises through the second game to win 21-4 and that is the match too.
2. PUSARLA Venkata Sindhu vs U Teng Iok: Sindhu has taken the first game 21-8 and the second game 21-9 to win the match.
3. NELAKURTHI Sikki Reddy/GADRE Pradnya vs ZHANG Zhibo/WANG Rong. The Indian pair won 21-16, 21-17.
5. MACHIMANDA Ashwini Ponnappa/PUSARLA Venkata Sindhu vs WONG Kit Ieng/U Teng Iok
Indians will be in action in a wide variety of disciplines during the opening day of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea including badminton, judo, wushu, shooting, squash, tennis and volleyball.
Women’s Team Round of 16 Match: India vs Macau
Men’s Team Round of 16 Match: India vs South Korea
Shooter Rahi Sarnobat. AFPShooter Rahi Sarnobat. AFP
Dressage Team Prix St-Georges: (Rajendra Shubhsri, Nadia Haridass, Vanita Malhotra, Shruti Vora)
Men’s 60kg Elimination Round of 32: Navjot Chana vs Almaraghy Abdalla (Kuwait)
Women’s 48kg Elimination Round of 16: Likmabam Shushila Devi vs Kubeeva Mukaddas (Uzbekistan)
Women’s 52kg Elimination Round of 16: Thoudam Kalpana Devi vs Khadka Devika (Nepal)
Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls Heat 2: Dushiant Dushyant
10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification: Shweta Chaudhry, Heena Sidhu, Malaika Goel
10m Air Pistol Women’s Team Finals: Shweta Chaudhry, Heena Sidhu, Malaika Goel
Trap Men’s Qualification Day 1: Mansher Singh, Darius Kynan Chenai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu
50m Pistol Men’s Qualification: Om Prakash, Jitu Rai, Omkar Singh
50m Pistol Men’s Team Finals: Om Prakash, Jitu Rai, Omkar Singh
Women’s Singles Round of 16 Match: Joshana Chinappa vs Song Sunmi (South Korea); Dipika Pallikal vs Gu Jinyue (China)
Men’s Singles Round of 16 Match: Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu vs Almezayen Abdullah (Kuwait)
Women’s Team Second Round: India vs Oman
Men’s Changquan Final: Anjul Namdeo
Men’s Sanda 60kg Round of 16: Narender Grewal vs Mangal Prasad Tharu (Nepal)
Men’s Sanda 65kg Round of 16: M Bimoljit Singh vs Salaheddin Bayramov (Turkmenistan)
Women’s Sanda 52kg Round of 16: Yumnam Sanathoi Devi vs Kamalova Mubarak (Uzbekistan)
Men’s Sanda 56kg Round of 16: Santosh Kumar vs Rizaidin Railin (Kazakhstan)
Women’s Sanda 60kg Round of 16: Wangkhem Sandhyarani Devi vs Thi Ly Tan (Vietnam).
India v Chinese Taipei (Men’s Group D); India vs Korea (Women’s Group A)
India vs Hong Kong (Men’s Group C); India v Korea (Women’s Group A).
(Schedule via PTI)

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