Star pugilist Vijender Singh saved the best for the last round to outpunch Yu Ting Yang of Chinese Taipei 9-4 and storm into the 75kg quarterfinals of the boxing competition on Wednesday.
World number one Vijender, who got a first round bye, was finding hard to break into his opponent's defence initially and was trailing 1-2 at the end of the second round before running away winner with a flurry of punches.
Earlier in the day, Vikas Krishan (60kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after beating Thailand's Saylom Ardee in his opening round bout.
poor show by shooters
Indian shooters put up a dismal show on another windy day as they drew a blank for the third day in running with only pistol expert and Melbourne Commonwealth Games hero Samaresh Jung coming up with something notable,
Mixed day in tennis
India had a mixed day in tennis as Karan Rastogi and Vishnu Vardhan started their campaign with a victory in men's double while Rushmi Chakravarti and Poojashree Venkatesha crashed out of the women's doubles in the first round. Rastogi and Vardhan ousted the Hong Kong pair of Cheuk-Wai Jack Hui and Xiaopeng Lai 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round.
Golfer Rashid tied 5th
Rashid Khan opened with a tumultuous one-under 71 to be the highest-placed Indian at tied fifth in the men's individual golf on Wednesday. The 19-year-old sent down an eagle and four birdies against three bogeys and a double bogey on the opening day. He is the only Indian to break par.
Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony advanced to the men's singles pre-quarters of table tennis. Sharath thrashed Sri Lanka’s Rohan Nanamendra. He now plays world No. 116 Sang Eun of South Korea in the round of 16.