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Asian Games 2018 closing ceremony highlights: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 07:01 PM IST

Live Updates: The closing ceremony of Asian Games 2018 took place in Jakarta. Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, who guided her team to the sliver medal, was India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony. Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.Riding high on the Games’ success, President Joko Widodo has announced a bid to hold the 2032 Olympics -- which would have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago.Follow Asian Games 2018 closing ceremony live here -

India's Amit Panghal (in blue) gestures after defeating Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal (in blue) gestures after defeating Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Amit Panghal beats Olympic champion to win 49kg Boxing gold

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Amit Panghal overcame reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to clinch the 14th gold medal for India at the Asian Games 2018.
Jakarta: Gold-medallist India's Amit Panghal (C) during the presentation ceremony for Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: Gold-medallist India's Amit Panghal (C) during the presentation ceremony for Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 as it happened: Amit, bridge team add gold, bronze in men’s hockey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 08:29 PM IST

India continued to win medals on day 14 of the Asian Games 2018 with Amit Panghal leading the way with gold in men’s flyweight category. Panghal beat reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to claim the gold medal India men’s hockey team beat Pakistan 2-1 to win bronze. Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet scored for India while Muhammad Atiq scored for Pakistan. Perhaps the most surprising medal came in Bridge where Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won gold. InSquash women’s team won silver after going down 0-2 in the final. (MEDAL TALLY) (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on August 25, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.(Getty Images)
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on August 25, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.(Getty Images)

Premier League August Review: Liverpool on top; Watford, Tottenham impress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho became the talk of the town after the Portuguese walked out of the press conference following his team’s loss to Tottenham.
Hong Kong's Annie Au Wing-chi (in pink) competes against India's Joshana Chinappa (in blue) during the women's pool B squash team event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018.(AFP)
Hong Kong's Annie Au Wing-chi (in pink) competes against India's Joshana Chinappa (in blue) during the women's pool B squash team event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Indian women’s squash team enters final; assured of silver medal

PTI, Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 11:59 AM IST
The Indian team, comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna, defeated Malaysia 2-0 to assure itself of at least a silver here. The Indian men’s team will play Hong Kong in the semi-finals later in the day.
Jakarta: Silver medal winning Indian women's hockey team celebrates during the medal ceremony at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, Aug 31, 2018. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI8_31_2018_000191B)(PTI)
Jakarta: Silver medal winning Indian women's hockey team celebrates during the medal ceremony at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, Aug 31, 2018. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI8_31_2018_000191B)(PTI)

Asian Games 2018, Day 13 as it happened: India win sailing medals; Women settle for hockey silver

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 08:32 PM IST

India added to their medal tally on Day 13 of the Asian Games 2018. India women’s hockey team lost the final to 1-2 to Japan and settled for silver. It was an improvement from 2006 and 2014 when the team got bronze. Amit Panghal reached the final of men’s (49 kg) light fly category and will now Rio Olympics gold medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan on Saturday. Sailing India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham/Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event, Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 and Varun Thakkar Ashok/Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda too bagged the bronze in the 49er men’s even. (MEDALS TALLY) (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)

India's Dilpreet Singh shoots past Malaysia's goalkeeper during their penalty shootout at Asian Games 2018.(AP)
India's Dilpreet Singh shoots past Malaysia's goalkeeper during their penalty shootout at Asian Games 2018.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: India lose to Malaysia on penalties in men’s hockey semifinal

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 08:10 PM IST
It was a heartbreak for the Indian men’s hockey team as they went down to Malaysia 6-7 in the penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday.
Indian athlete Swapna Barman celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's Heptathlon event at the 18th Asian Games, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
Indian athlete Swapna Barman celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's Heptathlon event at the 18th Asian Games, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Heptathlete Swapna Barman defeats pain barrier to make history

Hindustan Times, Jakarta | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:46 PM IST
No Indian in the history of heptathlon had won gold before Swapna Barman, with Soma Biswas winning two consecutive silver medals at the 2002 Busan and the 2006 Doha Games and Karnataka’s JJ Shobha winning bronze at the 2006 Games.
File photo of Indian squash players Ramit Tandon and Saurav Ghosal of India at training, at the Squash show court at Oxenford Studios, ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
File photo of Indian squash players Ramit Tandon and Saurav Ghosal of India at training, at the Squash show court at Oxenford Studios, ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s and women’s squash teams enter semis, assured of medals

PTI, Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 06:46 PM IST
India dished out a dominating performance as both the men’s and women’s teams won their respective matches by an identical 3-0 margin.
Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh, Rakesh Kumar and Fouaad Mirza stand on the podium at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh, Rakesh Kumar and Fouaad Mirza stand on the podium at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018 medallist Ashish Malik calls for better promotion of equestrian in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Following their successful run in Jakarta, Ashish Malik believes that this win can be a huge boost for equestrian in India and the authorities need to promote the sport in order to increase their talent pool.
India defeated China in the Women’s Hockey Semi-final in Jakarta on Wednesday.(AFP)
India defeated China in the Women’s Hockey Semi-final in Jakarta on Wednesday.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018, India vs China, women’s hockey semi-final: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 08:07 PM IST

Live Updates: Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal of the match as India defeated China 1-0 to reach the Women’s Hockey final at the Asian Games 2018. The match was quite evenly contested with the solitary goal coming in the fourth quarter. In the group stages, India maintained a hundred percent win record with the strikes pumping in a lot of goals. India will now take on Japan in the summit clash on August 31 after Japan defeated South Korea in the other semifinal.

India's Joshna Chinappa in action during the women’s squash encounter at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India's Joshna Chinappa in action during the women’s squash encounter at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Indian women’s squash team enters semifinals, assured of medal

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 04:15 PM IST
The Indian women’s squash team assured itself of a medal after securing a semi-final berth at Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Wednesday.
India's Hima Das (L) walks from the track during the semi-final heats of the women's 200m athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018.(AFP)
India's Hima Das (L) walks from the track during the semi-final heats of the women's 200m athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Hima Das blames external pressure for disqualification in 200m event

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 12:47 PM IST
In a Facebook Live video, in Assamese, posted after both events, Hima said she was under tremendous pressure to perform and blamed comments made by some as reason for her disqualification.
Indian shooter Shardul Vihan celebrates after winning silver medal in Men's Double Trap event during the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, in Indonesia , Aug 23(PTI)
Indian shooter Shardul Vihan celebrates after winning silver medal in Men's Double Trap event during the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, in Indonesia , Aug 23(PTI)

2018 Asiad: Why India’s teenage shooting stars are unlikely to blame the system

Hindustan Times | By Aasheesh Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 07:12 PM IST
Some credit for their success must go to India’s robust junior shooting programme which was put in motion after the 2012 London Olympics
Madhumita Kumari of India competes in the women’s compound archery team final at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Madhumita Kumari of India competes in the women’s compound archery team final at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: India claim silver in men’s & women’s team compound archery events

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:55 PM IST
The Indian archery compound men’s team had to settle for silver against Korea in a rip-roaring final which ended in a shoot-out after both teams were locked 229-229 at Asian Games 2018.
The team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal (in pic) and A Amalraj couldn’t put up a fight against the mighty Koreans, who set up a summit clash against defending champions China in a repeat of 2014 edition.(Getty Images)
The team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal (in pic) and A Amalraj couldn’t put up a fight against the mighty Koreans, who set up a summit clash against defending champions China in a repeat of 2014 edition.(Getty Images)

Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s team gets historic table tennis bronze after losing to South Korea

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj couldn’t put up a fight against the mighty Koreans, who set up a summit clash against defending champions China in a repeat of 2014 edition.
PV Sindhu in action against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at Asian Games.(PTI)
PV Sindhu in action against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at Asian Games.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal bring home first women’s singles medals in badminton

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:46 PM IST
PV Sindhu claimed silver in women’s singles badminton after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the final while Saina Nehwal clinched bronze at the Asian Games 2018.
PV Sindhu clinched silver after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s badminton singles final at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
PV Sindhu clinched silver after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s badminton singles final at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, Asian Games 2018 women’s badminton singles final: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:17 PM IST

Live Updates: PV Sindhu clinched silver after losing 13-21, 16-21 against World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s badminton singles final at Asian Games 2018. Earlier, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the Asian Games badminton finals after defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. Till that point, Syed Modi’s bronze in men’s singles at the 1982 Games in New Delhi was the only individual medal for India at the Asian Games. Saina Nehwal claimed the bronze medal after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals. (Medals Tally) (India at Asian Games)

PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles semifinal at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles semifinal at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

PV Sindhu to play Asian Games 2018 final – A look at her greatest achievements

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 09:11 AM IST
PV Sindhu remains in the hunt for a historic Asian Games 2018 gold medal after defeating Akane Yamaguchi on Monday.
PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi to reach the women’s singles badminton final at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi to reach the women’s singles badminton final at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu creates history, ensures first-ever silver in badminton

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 01:49 PM IST
PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi to reach the final of women’s singles badminton at Asian Games 2018.
Saina Nehwal in action during Asian Games 2018 semifinal match against Tai Tzu Ying.(AP)
Saina Nehwal in action during Asian Games 2018 semifinal match against Tai Tzu Ying.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: Saina Nehwal ends 36-year old wait, wins badminton bronze medal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:47 AM IST
Saina Nehwal clinched bronze in women’s singles badminton after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals at the Asian Games 2018.
Fouaad Mirza competes in the eventing team and individual cross country event at the equestrian competition at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Fouaad Mirza competes in the eventing team and individual cross country event at the equestrian competition at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Fouaad Mirza creates history as India win two silvers in Equestrian

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Fouaad Mirza won the silver medal with a score of 26.40 in the eventing equestrian event at the Asian Games 2018.
Former Indian shooter and coach Jaspal Rana.(PTI)
Former Indian shooter and coach Jaspal Rana.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Jaspal Rana hits out at Abhinav Bindra for ‘wrong decisions’ as ISSF chairman

Hindustan Times, Palembang | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Jaspal Rana feels they could have won many more had Abhinav Bindra, “done his bit” when he was the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Athletes’ Committee chairman.
India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the men's shot put during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 25, 2018.(PTI)
India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the men's shot put during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 25, 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Father battling with cancer, Tajinderpal Singh wins shot put gold in Jakarta

Hindustan Times, Jakarta | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:45 AM IST
Tajinderpal Singh won the Asian Games 2018 gold medal with his fifth throw, when he hurled the iron ball past the 20-metre mark.
Image for representative purposes only.(AFP)
Image for representative purposes only.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Their competition over, Indian athletes yet to get daily allowance

Palembang | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 02:44 PM IST
The allowance is sanctioned by the Sports Ministry but it is the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which is in charge of ensuring the athletes get the allowance.
India's Muhammed Anas Yahiya crosses the finish line to win his men's 400m heat at the Asian Games 2018.(AP)
India's Muhammed Anas Yahiya crosses the finish line to win his men's 400m heat at the Asian Games 2018.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv move to 400m semis; Chetan qualifies for high jump final

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 10:35 PM IST
Muhammed Anas, who holds the national record in the event, topped his heat after clocking 45.63 sec, while Arokia Rajiv took 46.82 sec to qualify from Heat 4 at the Asian Games 2018.
Gold medallists Indian rowing Men's team members Sawarn Singh, Bhokanal Dattu, Om Prakash and S Singh at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Gold medallists Indian rowing Men's team members Sawarn Singh, Bhokanal Dattu, Om Prakash and S Singh at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Seeking promotion, Army’s brothers in arms land glory

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 11:11 AM IST
The men’s quadruple sculls team of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh added the golden touch to India’s best ever haul of three medals at Asian Games 2018
India's Kavita (L) tries to score as Iran's players defend during the women's team kabaddi finals match between India and Iran at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24, 2018.(AFP)
India's Kavita (L) tries to score as Iran's players defend during the women's team kabaddi finals match between India and Iran at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24, 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: The insider who plotted Indian women’s kabaddi team’s downfall

Jakarta | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 08:10 AM IST
Iran stunned India 27-24 to claim women’s gold on Friday and at their helm was a 62-year-old bespectacled coach from the west Indian town of Nasik.
India's Sandeep Sejwal waits to swim134 in the men's 50m breaststroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.(AP)
India's Sandeep Sejwal waits to swim134 in the men's 50m breaststroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: Sandeep Sejwal finishes 7th, Page fails to qualify in swimming

PTI, Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 06:07 PM IST
Iran's players tackle India's Randeep Kaur Khehra (2nd R) during the women's team kabaddi finals match between India and Iran at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24, 2018.(AFP)
Iran's players tackle India's Randeep Kaur Khehra (2nd R) during the women's team kabaddi finals match between India and Iran at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24, 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: India lose to Iran again, this time women’s team fails to defend kabaddi title

PTI, Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 05:55 PM IST
The Iranian women came from behind to shock India 27-24, emulating their male counterparts, who had shocked seven-time champions India in the semi-finals on Thursday.
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