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Asian Games: Sandeep Sejwal wins rare medal for India in pool

Sandeep Sejwal won a rare swimming medal for India at the Asian Games on Friday, with his coach insisting that better facilities at home would have fetched him the gold.

Asian Games: Wayward Indian shooters forced to settle for silver

In a precision sport like shooting, gold medals becoming silver and silver turning to baser metal is quite common. Problem is it is happening with India more often than any other country.

Asian Games: Wang Yihan wears out Saina Nehwal again

The Indian shuttle express seems to have hit a wall. Saina Nehwal may have left the Gopi Chand academy to train with Vimal Kumar, but that didn't show in an improved game as she lost to Chinese former world champion Wang Yihan 18-21, 21-9, 21-7 in the quarter-finals in Incheon on Friday.

Asian Games: Shooters clinch silver, Sandeep Sejwal bags swimming bronze on Day 7

The men's pistol team clinched a silver medal, while Sandeep Sejwal scooped a rare bronze in swimming on the seventh day of competitions in the Asian Games in Incheon on Friday.

Rusty Pakistan still too good for India

The talk in the press enclosure at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Thursday revolved around the new 60-minute format and how India would have the upperhand against Pakistan.

Asian Games: Dushyant gets bronze, shooters draw a blank on Day 5

Rower Dushyant Chauhan was the lone bright spot after the shooters drew a blank as India managed just one bronze medal to slip to the 14th position in overall standings on the fifth day of competitions in the Asian Games in Incheon.

Asian Games: Qatar forfeit basketball game after hijab row

Qatar on Wednesday withdrew their women's basketball team from the Asian Games just before their first match over a rule banning Muslim headscarves.

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.
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