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Asian Games 2018: India lose to Bahrain in preliminary men’s handball

Deepak Ahlawat scored six times out of 10 shots while Adithya Nagaraj scored four out of six for India. Karamjeet Singh scored five out of seven times and Harender Singh four out of seven times in the Asian Games 2018 game against Bahrain.

other sports Updated: Aug 15, 2018 21:37 IST
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Ramesh Chand (R) of India takes a shot against Taiwan during the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

The Indian men’s handball team went down 25-32 to Bahrain in a Group D preliminary match of the Asian Games in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Deepak Ahlawat scored six times out of 10 shots while Adithya Nagaraj scored four out of six for India. Karamjeet Singh scored five out of seven times and Harender Singh four out of seven times.

At the Kopki indoor stadium, India scored 11 in the first period and 14 in the second, while Bahrain had 18 and 14 in the two periods respectively.

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India had lost to Chinese Taipei 18-28 in their opening preliminary encounter.

The handball teams’ participation at the Asian Games got mired into controversy before getting the clearance.

In the men’s competition, 12th-ranked India are clubbed with Chinese Taipei and Bahrain. There are four Groups.

First Published: Aug 15, 2018 21:36 IST