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Ritu Phogat had won a silver at the U-23 World Championship in 2017 in Bydgoscz, Poland(HT Photo)

Ritu Phogat to replace Vinesh Phogat in 50kg for Worlds, Pinki back in 53kg

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat, who was a medal favourite, suffered an elbow injury on Friday during practice and was ruled out. The WFI had entered Ritu Phogat’s name in the 53kg after original choice Pinki refused to appear in a re-trial.
Indian fans celebrate after their team's victory against Pakistan in the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)(AFP)
Indian fans celebrate after their team's victory against Pakistan in the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)(AFP)

Asian Games TV viewership better than FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vidhi Choudhary
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 09:21 AM IST
Previous viewership of Asian Games were significantly lower at 40.9 million and 32.6 million in 2014 and 2010, respectively. However, these numbers, measured by TV ratings agency TAM, were for a different universe and hence no direct comparison can be made.
Yuki Bhambri’s knee injury has flared up while playing at US Open.(AP)
Yuki Bhambri’s knee injury has flared up while playing at US Open.(AP)

Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan pull out of Serbia tie; Sumit Nagal refuses to come as stand-by

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 06:01 PM IST
Divij Sharan, who won the men’s doubles gold with Rohan Bopanna in Palembang, has suffered a tear in his shoulder and Yuki Bhambri’s knee injury flared up at the US Open, where he lost in the first round to Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
A view of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
A view of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to continental extravaganza

Jakarta | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 07:55 PM IST
Asian Games 2018 closed at a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.
Gold medallist India's Neeraj Chopra poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the men's javelin throw event during the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.(PTI)
Gold medallist India's Neeraj Chopra poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the men's javelin throw event during the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: India match best-ever gold tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:21 AM IST
The last time India won 15 gold medals at the Asian Games was in the inaugural edition in 1951 when the event was held in New Delhi. Back then, India had finished second in the medals table behind Japan with 51 medals.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran poses with his bronze medal during the medal ceremony at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Prajnesh Gunneswaran poses with his bronze medal during the medal ceremony at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: With bronze, Prajnesh Gunneswaran finally makes his mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Prajnesh Gunneswaran settled for a bronze after losing 2-6, 2-6 to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in a semifinal that was much more competitive than what the score-line might suggest at the Asian Games 2018.
Divij Sharan (R) and Rohan Bopanna (L) pose for photographers during the medal ceremony at the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Divij Sharan (R) and Rohan Bopanna (L) pose for photographers during the medal ceremony at the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Doubles gold shows it’s time to look beyond Leander Paes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 08:51 AM IST
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan notched up their maiden men’s doubles gold medal at the Asian Games tennis competition, dominating the final clash at Asian Games 2018
India's Heena Sidhu shoots during the 10m air pistol women's final at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia on August 24, 2018.(AP)
India's Heena Sidhu shoots during the 10m air pistol women's final at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia on August 24, 2018.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: Heena Sidhu wins bronze in women’s 10m pistol final, heartbreak for Manu Bhaker

Palembang | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:01 PM IST
Heena Sidhu settled for a bronze medal in the women’s 10m pistol final of the Asian Games 2018 in Palembang on Friday.
Indian 10m Air Pistol team -Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma - pose after a practice session in Jakarta.(PTI)
Indian 10m Air Pistol team -Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma - pose after a practice session in Jakarta.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Foreign hand gets in the way of physios for Indian shooters

Hindustan Times, Jakarta | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 10:04 PM IST
The Asian Games 2018 contingent has four Indian coaches --- Jaspal Rana, Ronak Pandit, Suma Shirur and Mansher. Four foreign coaches --- Marcelo Dradi, Mikhailov Oleg, Falco Ennio and Smirnov Pavel --- too have travelled.
Indian shooter Shardul Vihan celebrates after winning the silver medal in Men's Double Trap event on Thursday.(PTI)
Indian shooter Shardul Vihan celebrates after winning the silver medal in Men's Double Trap event on Thursday.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: After winning silver, Shardul Vihan plans to switch event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2018 08:58 PM IST
Double trap will not feature in Tokyo 2020 Olympics and so the 15-year-old shooter will have to change his event.
Saurabh Chaudhary (C) on Tuesday became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals in Palembang, Indonesia.(AP)
Saurabh Chaudhary (C) on Tuesday became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals in Palembang, Indonesia.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: In Saurabh Chaudhary’s village, roaring welcome awaits ‘golden’ boy

Hindustan Times, Kaleena (Meerut) | By S Raju
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Saurabh Chaudhary on Tuesday won a gold medal in the Asian Games 2018, winning the 10m air pistol finals in Palembang, Indonesia.
The Asian Games 2018 village in Indonesia does not allow alcohol and that has caused problems for some of the officials.(REUTERS)
The Asian Games 2018 village in Indonesia does not allow alcohol and that has caused problems for some of the officials.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Alcohol-free Games Village leave officials high and dry

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 08:24 AM IST
An alcohol-free zone is not a surprise considering Indonesia banned liquor sale from department stores in 2015, barring in the tourist-heavy Bali province and the Asian Games 2018 is no exception.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) hands over the Asian Games torch to head of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee Erick Thohir (C) as Indonesian badminton hero Rudy Hartono (L) stands, at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia(REUTERS)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) hands over the Asian Games torch to head of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee Erick Thohir (C) as Indonesian badminton hero Rudy Hartono (L) stands, at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018, opening ceremony: Jakarta all decked up for sporting extravaganza

Hindustan Times, Jakarta | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 12:16 PM IST
Among the competing countries, India has one of the biggest contingents and they should not look beyond the dedication and devotion of the host country to draw inspiration to try and take their performance to the next level.
The Asian Games 2018 will be the 18th edition of the continental sporting extravaganza which started back in 1951.(REUTERS)
The Asian Games 2018 will be the 18th edition of the continental sporting extravaganza which started back in 1951.(REUTERS)

Live streaming: Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony - when and where to watch, live coverage on TV in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 08:48 AM IST
The Asian Games 2018 will be the 18th edition of the continental sporting extravaganza which started back in 1951.
File photo of Leander Paes during a practice session ahead of the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan.(PTI)
File photo of Leander Paes during a practice session ahead of the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan.(PTI)

Asian Games: Leander’s absence is big blow for us, says India coach Zeeshan Ali

PTI, Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 03:04 PM IST
Ali said he tried his best to convince Paes to change his mind but the 18-time Grand Slam champion eventually decided against coming to Palembang after expressing his disappointment over selectors not picking a doubles specialist to play with him.
An Indonesian policeman (R) stands next to a traffic light ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 17, 2018. - A police crackdown on petty crime in the run-up to the Asian Games in Indonesia has claimed dozens of lives, Amnesty International said on August 17, criticising what it said was an "unnecessary and excessive" campaign.(AFP Photo)
An Indonesian policeman (R) stands next to a traffic light ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 17, 2018. - A police crackdown on petty crime in the run-up to the Asian Games in Indonesia has claimed dozens of lives, Amnesty International said on August 17, criticising what it said was an "unnecessary and excessive" campaign.(AFP Photo)

Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games clean-up: Amnesty

Jakarta | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 02:51 PM IST
The rights group said police shot dead 77 petty criminals across the whole of Indonesia during the same period, a 64 per cent increase from 2017.
A man passes a signage at the media center ahead of the Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia August 16, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man passes a signage at the media center ahead of the Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia August 16, 2018.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Shah Rukh Khan most popular Bollywood star in host cities

PTI, Palembang | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Language is an issue but not a barrier as they are still able to express their love for Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bacchan. SRK though has a much bigger following than his celebrated senior.
Neeraj Chopra will be India’s flag bearer at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra will be India’s flag bearer at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra aims to give his best

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 10:56 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra has top class credentials by virtue of being the first Indian to win a gold medal at a World Championships. This came courtesy his victory at the 2016 World Youth Championships.
Sunil Chhetri greets his team's supporters.(AFP)
Sunil Chhetri greets his team's supporters.(AFP)

India captain Sunil Chhetri might skip SAFF Cup

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Defending champions India have won the title seven times and would start as a favourite when Bangladesh hosts the event for the third time from September 4 to 15.
File photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)
File photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)

Asian Games 2018: Where exactly is Leander Paes? Indian captain Zeeshan Ali has no clue

Palembang, Indonesia | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 07:03 PM IST
Zeeshan Ali, the captain and coach of the men’s team, has no clue about Leander Paes’ arrival three days before the start of the competition on Sunday.
Vikas Krishan is aiming to become India’s first boxer with three back-to-back Asian Games medals.(AFP)
Vikas Krishan is aiming to become India’s first boxer with three back-to-back Asian Games medals.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: History-chasing Vikas Krishan feels no pressure

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 03:53 PM IST
Should Vikas Krishan achieve the feat in Jakarta, he will surpass, at least in medal count, a certain legend who went by the name of Hawa Singh and Vijender Singh, who now plies his trade in the professional circuit after being a trailblazer in the amateur arena.
Heena Sidhu will be medal contender for India in shooting at the Asian Games 2018.(Hindustan Times)
Heena Sidhu will be medal contender for India in shooting at the Asian Games 2018.(Hindustan Times)

Asian Games 2018: Heena Sidhu, Manu Bhaker lead title hopes for India in shooting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Wasi Manazir
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 09:58 AM IST
India has won a total of 49 shooting medals at the Asian Games, including seven gold medals. In 2014, however, there was only one gold in a total of nine medals that the country won in the sport.
IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting - Men's Javelin - Charlety Stadium, Paris, France, July 1, 2017 - Neeraj Chopra of India competes.(REUTERS)
IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting - Men's Javelin - Charlety Stadium, Paris, France, July 1, 2017 - Neeraj Chopra of India competes.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Javelin star Neeraj Chopra named India’s flag-bearer for opening ceremony

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 01:44 PM IST
20-year-old Neeraj is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and won a gold in the Savo Games in Finland last month.
FILE PHOTO: A worker cleans near a sign for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games, which would be held in both Jakarta and Palembang, Sumatra, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 17, 2017.
FILE PHOTO: A worker cleans near a sign for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games, which would be held in both Jakarta and Palembang, Sumatra, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 17, 2017.

Asian Games 2018 Full schedule: Dates, timings, live streaming, live scores

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 07:49 PM IST
This particular edition will host around 10,000 athletes from 45 countries, who will compete in 58 disciplines.
Indian men’s football team is currently ranked 97th.(PTI)
Indian men’s football team is currently ranked 97th.(PTI)

AIFF condemns IOA’s decision to exclude football teams from Asian Games

Press Trust of India, Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 11:51 PM IST
The IOA, earlier this month, omitted the men and women’s football teams from the Asian Games contingent, stating that they don’t stand a chance to win medals in the continental event.
Spectators throwing chairs ripped from the stands during the league football match between Sriwijaya FC and Arema FC.(AFP)
Spectators throwing chairs ripped from the stands during the league football match between Sriwijaya FC and Arema FC.(AFP)

Indonesia football fans damage Asian Games stadium in Palembang

Palembang | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 03:34 PM IST
A league match between Sriwijaya FC and Arema FC ended in chaos Saturday afternoon when the fans tore up seats at the Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang on the island of Sumatra.
Heena Sidhu won Gold in 25 metre sport pistol and a silver in the 10 metre air pistol at the Gold Coast Games.(PTI)
Heena Sidhu won Gold in 25 metre sport pistol and a silver in the 10 metre air pistol at the Gold Coast Games.(PTI)

Heena Sidhu begins preparations for Asian Games, focuses on basics and strengthening technique

Press Trust of India, Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Heena is currently undergoing preparations at the NRAI-organised national camp in the state-of-the-art Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy in Bhopal.
Gold medallist Vinesh Phogat of India poses for pictures during the medal ceremony of women’s freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.(PTI)
Gold medallist Vinesh Phogat of India poses for pictures during the medal ceremony of women’s freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.(PTI)

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat sets mat on fire, grabs gold at Grand Prix of Spain

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 01:09 AM IST
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat outclassed Canada’s Natasha Fox 10-0 in the final to claim her second consecutive gold. She had won a gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games too.
Yuki Bhambri may opt for US Open over joining the Indian tennis squad for the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Yuki Bhambri may opt for US Open over joining the Indian tennis squad for the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Leander Peas set for Asian Games return, Yuki Bhambri may miss it for US Open

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:42 PM IST
Leander Peas can make a return to the Indian tennis squad for the Asian Games while Yuki Bhambri may give it a miss if he can secure an US Open berth.
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