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Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani was so upset with a string of poor performances this year that she had decided to say goodbye to the sport just before the Asian Games. The 31-year-old from Uttar Pradesh produced a season-best effort of 62.92m to became the first Indian woman to win an Asian Games gold in javelin throw. “I have struggled ...

India will face Japan in their final group match later on Thursday.© X (Twitter) Seven-time champions India thrashed Chinese Taipei 50-27 in a Group A match to enter the semifinals of the men’s kabaddi competition and assure a medal at the Asian Games on Thursday. The victory took India atop the points table, with Chinese Taipei now in the second ...

The Indian squash pair of Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Singh advanced to the finals of the mixed doubles competition at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday. In their mixed doubles semifinal, they beat the Hong Kong duo of Lee Ka Yi and Wong Chi Him by 2-1. The Indian team lost the first set by 7-11. However, Dipika ...

The Indian men and women teams will compete in boulder and lead qualifying rounds.© AFP The Indian women’s team failed to qualify for the quarterfinal of sport climbing’s speed relay event, finishing a disappointing last in the qualifying round at the Asian Games on Wednesday. The Indian trio of Shivani Charak, Shivpreet Pannu and Anisha Verma recorded a timing of ...

Star shuttlers HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu received first-round byes as India were handed a mixed draw in the individual events of badminton competition at the Asian Games on Sunday. World No. 7 Prannoy, who missed the team championships final due to a back injury will hope to recover in time as he is pitted against Batdavaa Munkhbat of Mongolia ...

Ace Indian paddler Manika Batra moved to the quarterfinals of the women’s table tennis competition at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Friday. She beat Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut by 4-2 (11-7, 6-11, 12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 11-6) in her round of 16 match-up. After the first four thrilling sets which made the scoreline level at 2-2, Batra beat Suthasini in ...

Asian Games: The Indian women’s squash team signed off with a bronze medal.© PTI The Indian women’s squash team signed off with a bronze medal after going down fighting to Hong Kong in the semifinals at the Asian Games on Friday. The trio of veteran Joshna Chinappa, Anahat Singh and Tanvi Khanna went down 1-2 to Hong Kong. Joshna was ...

India are assured of medals in both men’s and women’s squash at Asian Games© X (formerly Twitter) Indian men’s and women’s teams assured themselves of medals at the Asian Games after progressing to the semifinals of the squash events on Thursday. While the men’s team blanked Nepal 3-0 in its final pool tie, the women were handed a 0-3 loss ...

Anush Agarwalla and his Astride Etro scored 73.030 to finish third.© Instagram India’s Anush Agarwalla clinched a bronze medal in the individual dressage event of the equestrian competition at the Asian Games on Thursday. Astride Etro, Agarwalla scored 73.030 to finish third and claimed his second medal of the Asian Games. Bin Mahamad Fathil Mohd Qabil Ambak of Malaysia won ...

Indian cyclist David Beckham Elkatohchoongo’s hopes of winning a medal at the Asian Games ended after he lost the quarterfinal match in men’s sprint event at the Asian Games on Thursday. David lost to Kaiya Ota after finishing 2.395 seconds behind the Japanese in the first race and 0.046 seconds in the second race at the sprint quarterfinal heat 2. ...