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Asian Games, II Day: Shooters, Indian Women's Badminton Team Settle for Bronze

India started Day 2 with a shooting medal in the men's team event, but the Saina Nehwal-led women's badminton team lost in the semis to lowly-ranked South Korea and had to settle for another bronze medal.

View here some Highlights:

18:25 (IST): India settle for bronze in women's badminton team event after losing 1-3 vs South Korea in semis.

17:42 (IST): Badminton - Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi and Pradnya Gadre lose 16-21, 17-21 to Kim Soyeong and Chang Yena in women's team semis. India 1 Korea 2.

17:19 (IST): Badminton - Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi and Pradnya Gadre lose first game 16-21 to Kim Soyeong and Chang Yena Korea in women's team semis.

16:57 (IST): Equestrian - Shruti Vora, Nadia Haridass qualify for final round in dressage event.

16:51 (IST): Badminton - PV Sindhu loses 21-14, 18-21, 13-21 to Yeonju Bae in women's team semis. India 1 Korea 1.

16:45 (IST): Earlier, India thrashed Sri Lanka 8-0 in men's hockey group match.

16:30 (IST): Indian rowers have qualified for the final round in the men's eight event after they finished second in the heats.

16:23 (IST): Badminton - PV Sindhu loses second game 18-21 to Yeonju Bae in women's team semis.

16:16 (IST): Handball - India hold Thailand 26-26 in women's Group A preliminary round.

16:10 (IST): Swimming - Indian swimmers fail to qualify for the finals of the three events. Saurabh Sangvekar ended fifth in the men's 200m freestyle heat with a timing of 1:53.33. In the men's 100m backstroke heats, Madhu Nair clocked 57.81 to finish seventh. In men's 200m butterfly event, Agnel Dsouza finished a creditable fourth with a timing of 2:04.74.

15:55 (IST): Badminton - PV Sindhu beats Yeonju Bae 21-14 first game of women's team semis.

15:45 (IST): Football - India women's team suffers a crushing 10-0 defeat against Thailand in Group A match.

15:35 (IST): Cycling Track - Deborah and Mohan Mahitha finish ninth and 11th, respectively, in women's keirin individual track event.

15:727 (IST): Badminton - Saina Nehwal beats Sung Jihyun of Korea 21-12, 10-21, 21-9 in women's team semifinal to give India a 1-0 lead.

15.02 (IST): Earlier, India were handed a $10,000 fine by Olympic Council of Asia for pulling out teams after confirming entry.

15.00 (IST): Men's Hockey - India beat Sri Lanka 8-0 in opening group stage match.

14.36 (IST): Men's Hockey - Rupinder Pal Singh scores in the third quarter to put India 6-0 ahead vs Sri Lanka.

14.25 (IST): India have been assured of two medals in Squash, courtesy quarterfinal victories for Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal.

14.09 (IST): Men's Hockey - Ramandeep Singh makes it 5-0 for India vs Sri Lanka in the second quarter.

13.52 (IST): Men's Hockey - Kangujam Chinglensana Singh scores a brilliant field goal to make it 4-0 for India against Sri Lanka

13.48 (IST): Men's Hockey - Rupinderpal Singh converts a penalty stroke to put India 2-0 ahead vs Sri Lanka.

13.38 (IST): Men's Hockey - Danish Mujtaba gives India 1-0 lead vs Sri Lanka in the 5th minute in the pool B match.

13.45 (IST): Here's what Saurav Ghosal had to say about his win:

13.25 (IST): ANOTHER SQUASH MEDAL ASSURED: Dipika Pallikal beats Joshana Chinappa 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9 in women's singles quarters.

13.10 (IST): Squash: Joshana Chinappa fights back to claim 4th game 17-15 vs Dipika Pallikal in women's singles quarters. Match level at 2-2

12.42 (IST):  Squash - Dipika Pallikal wins 11-8 in 3rd game vs Joshana Chinappa in women's singles quarters, leads match 2-1.

12.40 (IST): SQUASH MEDAL ASSURED!  Saurav Ghosal beats Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 in men's singles quarters.

12.30 (IST): Squash - Dipika Pallikal pulls one back, wins 2nd games 11-9 vs Joshana Chinappa. Match level at 1-1.

12.26 (IST): Squash - Joshana Chinappa wins first game 11-7 vs Dipika Pallikal in women's singles quarters.

12.22 (IST): Squash - Saurav Ghosal fights back to win third game 11-2 vs Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir. Ghosal now leads 2-1.

12.20 (IST): NEWS Just coming in is that India have been fined 10,000 dollars by Olympic Council of Asia for pulling out teams after confirming entry.

India had initially sent names of Rugby 7s team and Beach Volleyball teams but were evetually not included after the Sports Ministry pruned down the list of participants.

12.10 (IST): Squash - Saurav Ghosal loses second game 9-11 vs Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir in men's singles quarters. Game now level at 1-1

11.50 (IST): Squash -  Saurav Ghosal wins first game 11-6 vs Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir in men's singles quarters

11.35 (IST): A highly-anticipated India-Pakistan clash is coming up with Saurav Ghosal taking on Iqbal Nasir in men's Squash quarters.

11.28 (IST): Tennis - Yuki Bhambri & Co. will take on top-seeds Kazakhstan in quarters.

11.10 (IST): Swimming: Disappointment so far for India. Saurabh Sangvekar (5th), Aaron D'Souza (4th) and Prathapan Nair (7th) fail to qualify for finals of Men's 200m Freestyle, Men's 200m Butterfly and Men's 100m Backstroke respectively.

10.47 (IST): Here's the Indian shooting bronze medallist at the podium.

10.45 (IST): Tennis: With these wins, Indian men's team advances to quarters.

10.40 (IST): Tennis: India beat Nepal 3-0 as Sai Myneni-Sharan Divij thump Santosh Khatri-Dawa Sonam 6-0, 6-0.

10.30 (IST): Tennis: Yuki Bhambri thrashed Jeetendra Pariyar 6-0, 6-0. India lead 2-0 vs Nepal.

10.20 (IST):  Tennis:  Sanam Singh beat Abhishek Bastola 6-0, 6-1.India 1-0 lead vs Nepal.

09.45 (IST): Excellent news! Indian 'golden' shooter Jitu Rai has earned a Rs. 50 Lakh cash award from the Uttar Pradesh Government.

09.00 (IST): India have a busy Sunday ahead at the Asian Games. India's Saurav Ghoshal will face Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir in men's squash quarters while Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa will face-off in women's quarters at 11.30 IST. At 14.30 IST, Indian women's badminton team will be in action.

08.15 (IST): No repeat of Day 1 in individual event for Jitu Rai. He finishes fifth in the 10m Air Pistol finals.

08.10 (IST): Shooting - In the 10m Air Pistol finals, India's Jitu Rai is 2nd after 10 shots. Can he claim another gold today?

07.25 (IST): Later in the day, Indian men's hockey team will kick-start their campaign against Sri Lanka in a pool B match. The Asian Games will be the first major international hockey competition to feature the new format where the duration of the game has been reduced from 70 to 60 minutes. The game will also be played in four quarters of 15-minute each instead of the regular two halves of 35 minutes each. There will be a 40-second time-out when a penalty corner is awarded and after a goal is scored.

07.10 (IST): Indian shooters are scripting a dream in Incheon! While Samaresh Jung arrived in Incheon only last night due to visa issues, Prakash Nanjappa's gun was stuck at customs until Saturday evening, forcing him to practice with spare guns for three days.

07.05 (IST): Shooting medal! Indian shooters continue from where they left off on Day 1! Jitu Rai, Samaresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa help India win team bronze in the Men's 10m Air Pistol event. They finished behind hosts South Korea and China. In fact, India finished on par score with China (1743) but the shot one bullseye fewer. (64 to China's 65).

In badminton, India ended a 28-year-old medal drought in the Asian Games after the women's shuttlers, led by Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, edged out Thailand 3-2 to reach the semifinals of the team event.

In what could be a rather one-sided contest, the Indian men's hockey team will take on Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium. After the islanders, the Sardar Singh-led side will face Oman on September 23 before more tough encounters against arch-rival Pakistan (September 25) and China (September 27).

Two-time gold medallist India, who stood top of the podium in 1966 and 1998, would definitely be looking for thumping wins over Sri Lanka and Oman to boost their confidence before they take on the big guns.

One of the biggest draws for India on Day 2 could be the squash women's singles quarterfinal between Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal. India should have another easy contest when the men's team take on Nepal in the second round.

Here is a look at India's schedule on Day 2:


India vs South Korea: Women's team semifinals: 14:30 IST


India vs Saudi Arabia: Men's Qualifying Round: 12:45 IST


Women's Keirin First Round Heats: Deborah and Mohan Mahitha (12:30 IST)


Dressage Individual Intermediate I: Rajendra Shubhsri, Vanita Malhotra, Shruti Vora, Nadia Haridass (09:30 IST)


India vs Thailand: Women's First Round (13:30 IST)


India vs South Korea: Men's Preliminary Round (12:30 IST)

India vs Thailand: Women's Preliminary Round: (14:30 IST)


India vs Sri Lanka: Men's Pool B Match (13:30 IST)


Men's Single Sculls Heat 1: Sawarn Singh (07:00 IST)

Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls Heat 1: Rakesh Raliya, Vikram Singh, Laxmi Narain Sonu, Shokendar Tomar (07:30 IST).


10m Air Pistol Men's Qualification: Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung, Prakash Nanjappa (05:30 IST)

10m Air Pistol Men's Team Finals: Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung, Prakash Nanjappa (05:30 IST)

Trap Men's Qualification Day 2: Mansher Singh, Darius Kynan Chenai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu (05:30 IST)

Trap Men's Team Finals: Mansher Singh, Darius Kynan Chenai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu (05:30 IST)


Men's Singles Quarterfinal: Saurav Ghosal vs Iqbal Nasir (Pakistan): 11:30 IST

Women's Singles Quarterfinal: Joshana Chinappa vs Dipika Pallikal: 11:30 IST


Men's 200m Freestyle Heats: Saurabh Sangvekar

Men's 100m Backstroke Heats: Prathapan Nair

Men's 200m Butterfly Heats: Aaron D'Souza


Men's Team Second Round: India vs Nepal (07:00 IST).

For more results please click here: Asiad medal tally: No sign of Phl yet

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