ASIAN GAMES

PR Sreejesh to lead Indian hockey team

Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead the 18-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team at the 18th Asian Games, slated to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18. Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam has been named the Vice Captain for the tournament. Indian forward Akashdeep Singh has returned to the Indian squad.

Dutee Chand sets new national record in 100m

Dutee Chand broke her 100m national record at 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships at Guwahati. The 22-year-old Dutee, representing Odisha, ran 11.29 sec in the semifinal race to better her national record of 11.30sec and later clinched the gold in 11.32sec. She has already qualified the 2018 Asian games which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang.

Vikas Krishan won gold in boxing

Vikas Krishan won gold by defeating Cameroon’s Dieudonne Ntsengue in men’s 75 kg final.The Asian Games 2010 gold medallist joined Mary Kom (women’s 45-48 kg) and Gaurav Solanki (men’s 52 kg) to win boxing gold at Gold Coast.This was the first CWG gold for India in middleweight boxing category.

Pankaj Advani retained his Asian title

Pankaj Advani defended his Asian Billiards Championships title in by demolishing his partner B Bhaskar 6-1. With this win, Advani remains the reigning Indian, Asian & world champion in billiards for 2017-18. This is Advani‘s 11th gold medal at Asian level of cue sports. His continental billiards title tally has gone up to 7, in addition to back-to-back Asian Games gold medals in 2006 & 2010.

12th SAG 2016 – India top in highest medals

12th South Asian Games (SAG) 2016 conclude in Guwahati, Assam, India finishes at the top with 308 medals, Sri Lanka is second with 186 medals, while Pakistan is third with 106 medals.

12th South Asian Games

Indian wrestlers end their 12th South Asian Games campaign with a whopping 14 Gold and 2 Silver medals. Women win Gold in all eight categories, while their male counterparts win six Gold and two Silver.

12th South Asian Games 2016

The 12th South Asian Games 2016 open at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. The prestigious multi-discipline event encompasses competitions in 23 disciplines and 241 events.

Asiad Bronze : Jaya Awards ` 20L to Dipika

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Sept. 22 greeted Dipika Pallikal for winning the bronze medal in Women’s Squash singles event at the Asian Games and announced a cash award of ` 20 lakh in appreciation of her achievement.

17TH ASIAN GAMES

(Incheon Sep. 19 – Oct. 4)
Incheon was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, defeating Delhi, India to host the Games. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games.
Logo : Three Spotted seal siblings was unveiled on November 4, 2010 as official mascot of the Games in Songdo Island, Incheon. The three seals, known as “Barame”, “Chumuro” and “Vichuon”, means wind, dance and light in Korean language, is in accordance with the theme of main venue. The prototype was taken from Baengnyeong Island. According to the organisers, the mascot was chosen as symbolic to the future peace between South Korea and North Korea. 17th Asian games Participating in 45 Nations, 439 in 36 sports, 9501 Athletes.
India win medals (as on 23.9.2014) : • Gold by Jitu Rai in shooting: It was India’s first gold medal at Asian Games 2014. • Bronze by Shweta Chaudhry in shooting (10m range in air pistol): It was India’s first medal at Asian Games 2014• The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is a multi-sport event celebrated in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games.• Bronze by men’s team in shooting (10m air pistol) (Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa)• Bronze by women’s team in badminton: It was India’s first medal in badminton since the team bronze won by the men in Seoul, 1986.• Bronze medal by Dipika Pallikal in squash: the first by an Indian woman squash player• Bronze by women’s team in shooting (25m) (Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu)• Silver medal for Saurav Ghosal in Squash: India’s first in the discipline at Asian Games, at the Yeorumul Squash Courts • Bronze medal for Narender Grewal in men’s sanda (60kg) Wushu: • Bronze medal for Sanathoi Devi in women’s sanda (52kg) Wushu: • Team Bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event shooting: • Individual medal by winning the bronze in the men’s 10 metre Abhinav Bindra

17TH ASIAN GAMES MEDALS TALLY (TOP 10)

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total

1. China 151 108 83 342
2. South Korea 79 71 84 234
3. Japan 47 76 77 200
4. Kazakhstan 28 23 33 84
5. Iran 21 18 18 57
6. Thailand 12 7 28 47
7. North Korea 11 11 14 36
8. India 11 10 36 57
9. China Taipei 10 18 23 51
10. Qatar 10 0 4 14