Asian Games 2018: India clinch bronze in Sepaktakraw
India on Tuesday clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepaktakraw despite its men’s regu team losing to defending champion Thailand here.
The Indian men’s regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.
India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.
India were assured of its first-ever medal in Sepaktakraw as they entered the semi-finals of the men’s team Regu event after finishing second in Group B here on Monday.
There are only six teams in the competition, which means India is assured of a medal as the losing semi-finalists will get bronze.
In the preliminary round, India got the better of Iran 2-1, later losing to Indonesia 3-0.
They qualified for the last four stage as the second best team in their group.
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