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Asian Games 2018: Indian women’s handball team loses to Kazakhstan in opening match

The Indian women’s handball team started their Asian Games 2018 campaign with a loss against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

other sports Updated: Aug 14, 2018 16:37 IST
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India were beaten by Kazakhstan in the opening match of Asian Games 2018.(Twitter)

The Indian women’s handball team began its Asian Games campaign on a losing note as it suffered a 19-36 defeat to Kazakhstan in their preliminary round match in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The Indian team gave a tough fight in the first period, trailing 13-19 but was outplayed 6-17 by its opponents in the second period of the Group A match.

For India, Rimpi was the highest scorer with eight goals from just nine shots while Maninder Kaur netted three. Nidhi Sharma and Ritu scored two goals each.

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For Kazakhstan, Dana Abilda scored eight goals while Olga Tankita got six.

The difference in class between the two sides was evident as Kazakhstan got as many as 54 shots at goals as against 36 for India.

India will next play Korea in their second group match on August 16.

The Indian men’s handball team had lost to Chinese Taipei 28-38 in its first group match on Monday.

First Published: Aug 14, 2018 16:36 IST