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20:00   India beat China 1-0

Gurjit scored the winner as India beat China 1-0 in the semifinals. India will play Japan in gold medal match on Friday.
18:59  

Swapna Barman bagged 808 points in 800m. A total of 6026 points sealed the gold for her. 

Silver went to China and Japan bagged the bronze.
18:56   Asian Games updates: Swapna Barman wins GOLD in heptathlon

India's Swapna Barman wins GOLD in heptathlon.  

In the morning she was leading with 5218 points and had to stay in the lead to bring home the gold. And that is what she did!
18:51  

Arpinder Singh clinched India's first men's triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games. 

Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m which he came up with in his third attempt.

Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan took the silver with a best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m. 
18:22   Asian Games updates: Arpinder wins GOLD in triple jump

India's Arpinder Singh in his sixth and last fouls. But still wins GOLD in men's triple jump. 

What a feat!!!
18:21   Asian Games updates: Arpinder set for GOLD in triple jump

Arpinder Singh's fifth effort is marked invalid for overstepping. The Indian is still at top with his best effort of 16.77m.

Image: Arpinder Singh

Photograph: Rahul Pawar/Twitter
18:05   Arpinder leads triple jump

Rakesh Babu leaps 16.15m in his fourth attempt. He is currently at fifth spot with his best effort of 16.40m.  

While Arpinder leaps 16.08m in his fourth attempt. That's mediocre but is still at top. 

Men's 800m gold medallist Manjit Singh continues to impress. He qualifies for final in men's 1500m, finishing on top with a timing of 3:50.59s.
17:42   Boxer Dheeraj loses in quarters

National boxing champion Dheeraj Rangi loses 0-5 to Mongolia's Chinzorig Baatarsukh in the 64kg weight category.   

Earlier, Vikas Krishan (75kg) assured himself of a third successive medal at the Asian Games, while Amit Panghal (49kg) produced a power-packed performance in his quarter-final bout to guarantee a maiden podium finish.
17:40   Arpinder leads triple jump


The men's triple jump even continues and the 3rd attempt starts.

Arpinder's jump in the 3rd attempt looks fantastic and fantastic it is, jumping a distance of 16.77m. He continues to lead the pack with that effort.

India's Arpinder Singh & Rakesh Babu in action in the Men's Triple Jump Final.

After the first attempt, Rakesh Babu records 16.21 m.

Arpinder Singhs first effort is marked invalid for overstepping.


In his second attempt, Babu goes into the lead with a jump of 16.40m.

Arpinder follows and this time it's a valid jump and he records a jump of 16.58m.

That puts India in 1-2 after 2 attempts.

Earlier, Dutee Chand continued to light the track on fire with a silver medal in the 200m finals. 

17:20   Manika-Sharath Kamal bag TT mixed doubles bronze


Dutee wins the 200m final!


Dutee Chand running in Lane 3 in the 200m final.

Dutee picks the pace and finishes in 2nd place behind  Bahrain's Odiong.

The Indian finishes the race with a timing of 23.20 seconds.

That's another silver for her. 

Wow a race that!


India's Arpinder Singh & Rakesh Babu in action in the Men's Triple Jump Final.

After the first attempt, Rakesh Babu records 16.21 m.

Arpinder Singhs first effort is marked invalid for overstepping.


In his second attempt, Babu goes into the lead with a jump of 16.40m.

Arpinder follows and this time it's a valid jump and he records a jump of 16.58m.

That puts India in 1-2 after 2 attempts.


China beat India 4-1 to win the table tennis mixed doubles semis and enter the final.

India's mixed doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will bring home the bronze.
17:01   Lose to China 1-4 in semis


China beat India 4-1 to win the table tennis mixed doubles semis and enter the final.

India's mixed doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will bring home the bronze.


China have a 3-1 lead in the match.

This is a must-win game for India if they have to stay in the match.

And India start slow again but China make a couple of unforced errors and India go level at 3-3.

India take a lead finally and go up 5-3.

Manika's hits a superb forehand and India continue to stay in the lead.

China catch up and go level to 6-6. 

Manika makes another error, returning long and China go in the lead now.

China continue to stay ahead and go up 9-7.

India win the next point on Manika's serve and China then take the time out.

Manika again returns long, it's match point. Wang serves and Manika returns into the net again and India lose.

China win the 4th game 11-8.


China start strong in the fourth game but India have levelled beautifully.

China have raced to a 6-3 lead as India make unforced errors.

Manika and Achanta both returning long as China race to a 6-point lead and China win the 4th game 11-4. 




16:38   Win 3rd game 13-11


India start the 3rd game well, picking 3 back-to-back points.

Manika making unforced errors here and China lessen margin to 3-4.

India now race to a 7-3 lead. 

Wang makes an error an error and India on game point. 

China save 3 game points and India are at the edge here as the scores are now at 10-9, with India in the lead.

China go level to 10-10 and they make an error and India have game point.

The match swinging like a pendulum as China level again..

Wang's forehand goes long and India manage to win the 3rd game 13-11 after being stretched..
16:26   It's best of 7



The mixed doubles semi-final between Manika Batra/Sharath Kamal and Chinas Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha is underway.

India have lost the first game by a close 11-9 margin.

China have raced to 8-1 lead in the second game.  

But India did well to pull back four points in a row to stay alive. 

China have won game 2 after some lovely table tennis. China win 2nd game 11-5.
15:37   Krishan, Amit assure India boxing medals



India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra reach the mixed doubles semis after beating North Korea 3-2.

They fought back to win 4-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8 to assure India of a medal. 

India are also assured of two medals in boxing after Vikas Krishan (75kg middleweight) and Amit Panghal (49kg flyweight) won their respective bouts to make the semis.
14:35   India assured 2 boxing medals




India is now assured of a medal in table tennis thanks to the showing put on by India's mixed doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra.

The Indian pair beat third-ranked Korean pair of Lee Sabgsu and Jeon Jihee 3-2 to enter the mixed doubles quarter-finals.

In women's boxing, India's Sarjubala Devi loses to China's Chang 0-5 in the 51 kg quarter-final.

India are also assured of two medals in boxing after Vikas Krishan (75kg middleweight) and Amit Panghal (49kg flyweight) won their respective bouts to make the semis.

India's Track Cyclist Esow Alban loses in pre-quarters.
13:51   India's TT mixed team lose



India's Vikas Krishan fought back in the 3rd round of his bout against China's Tnaglatihan Touheta Erbieke to win the men's middle (75kg) quarter-final. 

He won the bout 3-2.

In table tennis, India's Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar lost to Hong Kong's World No. 10 pair Ho Kwan Kit and Lee Ho Ching 1-3 in their round of 16 match.

13:05   India boxer Amit in 49kg flyweight semis, medal assured



Some good news coming in from squash, as India beat China 3-0 in the women's team squash event. 

They qualify for the semis and are now in medal contention. 

In the 49kg flyweight boxing, Indias Amit Panghal beat North Koreas Kim Jang Ryong to win the bout 5-0 and qualify for the semis, to be assured of a medal.
12:31   India's Barman leading Heptathlon




Indias Amit Panghal put up a good fight in his bout against North Koreas Kim Jang Ryong in the mens 49kg flyweight boxing to win the bout 5-0.

He enters the semi-finals to ensure India a medal.



India's mixed doubles pair of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar are through to Pre-QF with 3-1 win over Indonesian pair in the table tennis event.

Their win was followed up by another victory, this time the mixed doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra beat Malaysia's Choong Javen and Dick Karen 3-0 too enter the round of 16.


Earlier in the morning, after 6 events, India's Swapna Barman was leading with 5218 points 
in Heptathlon. 

Her compatriot Purnima Hembram was at 4th spot notching 5001 points.
With only the 800m race left in the heptahlon, Barman needs to stay in the lead to bring home the gold. That action will resume at 1840 IST.

In Kayak, Indias Naocha Singh and Ching Ching Sing Arambam moved into the semi-finals after finishing sixth and last in the mens Double (K2) 1,000m . The top three go directly into the A-final, which will decide the medals.



Indias Manorama Devi finishes tied-10th in the tempo race of the womens omnium with -40 points.

On the cycling track, Indias Esow Alban, the junior world championship silver medallist, qualifies for pre-quarterfinals in mens sprint after beating his Thai opponent by 0.144 seconds. 

However, Ranjit Singh missed out after finishing 0.008 seconds slower than his Indonesian opponent! Look at the photo-finish, so close!


Indias Manjeet Singh doesnt make the cut for the final in mens 4,000m individual pursuit. 

In the Women's 20 km Walk, Khushbir Kaur finishes respectable 4th clocking 1:35.24. She won Silver medal in last edition. Her compatriot, Soumya Baby was disqualified.

In the men's 20 km Race Walk India's Manish Rawat & Irfan were disqualified.

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