A fighting India went down 3-1 to hosts South Korea in the women's team badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon on Sunday.
The Asian Games' symbolic flame went out before the first day of competition had even ended, red-faced organisers admitted on Sunday.
Even though India's campaign got off to a great start in the 2014 Asian Games, there was a possibility that some of the Indian shooters may not even have made it to Incheon, South Korea for the first day of the event.
Adding another feather in the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) cap, Mhow's ace shooter Jitu Rai clinched gold in the 50m air pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea on Saturday.
India is assured of its first ever women's singles medal in the Asian Games after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers in Incheon, South Korea on Saturday and set up an exciting contest in the quarter-finals.
Shooter Shweta Chaudhry gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Finals, in Incheon on Saturday.
It was a disappointing day for the Indian judokas as Sushila Devi, Kalpana Devi and Navjot Channa failed to add to the country's medal tally in the 17th Asian Games on the opening day of competitions at the Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea on Saturday.
World No. 5 Jitu Rai emerged victorious in the men's 50 metre pistol event to give India its first gold medal from the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea.
Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a historic gold in the 50m air pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea on Saturday.
After successfully burying theghosts of doping menace at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with an impressive show, Indian weightlifters would look to keep their new-found cleaner image intact while aiming for a rich medal when their campaign begins at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon on Friday .
Bolstered by a better-than-expected performance in the Commonwealth Games, Indian athletes would now look to assert themselves against the sporting might of continental powerhouses such as China and Japan in the 17th Asian Games commencing in Incheon on Friday.
The 16-year-old son of former Benetton driver Jos Verstappen will become the youngest race starter in F1 history if he takes his place on the grid next season with Toro Rosso.
'Gangnam Style' singer Psy will headline the Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony on Friday as one of the world's biggest sports events kicks off in a blaze of music and colour.
Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony in Incheon, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour.
Athletes are snapping up thousands of free condoms being given out at the Asian Games. The condoms are in yellow, opaque wrappers with the games emblem emblazoned on them and some athletes may believe they are badges or other mementos.