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Struggling India chase elusive gold in Asian Games

India's Asian Games campaign started with a bang, shooter Jitu Rai striking gold on the first day. And it fizzled out in no time.

Indian boxers start on a winning note at Asian Games

Indian boxers began their Asian Games campaign on a winning note with Akhil Kumar (60kg) defeating Nepal's Purna Bahadur Lama via a technical knockout and Shiva Thapa (56kg) getting a walkover to enter the second round of their respective events at Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea on Wednesday.

Two more athletes fail doping tests at Asian Games

Two more athletes, a Cambodian and a Malaysian, have failed doping tests at the Asian Games.

Asian Games: Indian shooters take pot shots at each other

After pistol marksman Jitu Rai's maiden Asian Games gold, India's indifferent performance at the shooting arena has had a devastating effect on the morale of the shooters. Harmony and camaraderie is being replaced by pent-up anger.

Asian Games: Shooting star Abhinav Bindra signs off with double bronze

Indian shooting ace Abhinav Bindra signed off from his final Asian Games on Tuesday with two bronze medals and an eye on one last Olympic hurrah in Rio de Janeiro.

Asian Games: Indians bag two bronze in Wushu

Wushu players delivered two bronze through Yumnam Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal after they lost their respective semi-final contests to cap off India's campaign on an impressive note on the fourth day of the competitions at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.

Asian Games: Saurav Ghosal takes historic silver, Abhinav Bindra bags two bronze

Shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched individual and team bronze medals in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal won a historic silver for India on the fourth day of competitions in Incheon on Tuesday.

Ministry defends 'sports minister' going to Incheon

Ajit Sharan, as secretary of sports, will travel to Incheon accredited as sports minister heading a government delegation, the ministry admitted on Tuesday.

Disappointed to miss Asian Games gold: Saurav Ghosal

Saurav Ghosal created history by bringing home India's first silver medal from the Asian Games squash but was still disappointed on missing out on the gold after losing the men's singles final 2-3 to Kuwait's Abdullah Al Muzayen in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.

Asian Games: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar finishes 10th, Ashish Kumar 12th

India's Dipa Karmakar finished 10th while her compatriot Ashish Kumar was 12th in the individual all-round final of artistic gymnastics in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.

Saurav Ghosal storms into Asiad squash final, assured of silver

Saurav Ghosal's speed and skill on the squash court is matched only by his penchant to talk non-stop. One just has to engage him in a conversation and the 28-year-old Kolkata player goes into overdrive, explaining the nuances of the game and how he played, and how his opponent was annihilated.

Abhinav Bindra to give up full-time shooting after Asian Games

India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra plans to leave full-time shooting after competing in his favourite 10m air rifle event in the Asian Games on Tuesday.

Asian Games: India assured of at least two bronze in Wushu

India, on Monday, were assured of at least two bronze medals in Wushu with Thoudam Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal storming into the semi-finals in their respective events on the third day of competitions at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Asian Games: Historic squash show by India, shooters add another bronze

Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal scripted history on the squash court, while shooters also continued to deliver medals as India bagged two more bronze to boost their tally to six on the third day of the Asian Games in Incheon.

Asian Games: Lunches dumped to avoid food-poisoning scare

Asian Games organizers discarded 76 packaged lunches prepared for athletes after inspectors found salmonella in meat samples on the weekend.
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