January 26, 2011Discus thrower Gowda to get Asian Games bronze
India's record medal haul at the Guangzhou Asian Games will increase by one more as discus thrower Vikas Gowda is set to be handed a bronze after a Qatari athlete tested positive for a banned substance.
December 23, 2010Asiad medal winners demand better facilities
The trio of para-swimmer Prashant Karmakar, archer Deepika Kumari and gymnast Ashish Kumar feel that government still needs to upgrade its infrastructure and provide state-of-the-art training for consistent good results at the international meets.
December 06, 2010'Shooters could have done better in Guangzhou'
Indian shooters could have done much better than winning just eight medals at the Guangzhou Asian Games last month, Beijing Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra said.
December 01, 2010Sudha almost quit sport due to illness in 2005
A prolonged bout of illness in 2005 had almost pushed Sudha Singh, who won a historic gold at the Asian Games in the steeplechase event, to the brink but the fear of losing her job with the Indian Railways kept her going.
November 30, 2010China sponsored Indian women's water polo team
China sponsored Indian women's waterpolo team for Asian Games in Guangzhou and the Swimming Federation of India agreed to it after the Asian body sent an invitation, the SFI said on Tuesday.
Glad to get Asiad gold but didn't expect it: Vikas
Teen sensation Vikas Krishan, who ended India's 12-year-old wait for a boxing gold at the Asian Games, on Tuesday said he never expected to clinch the yellow metal considering he was competing in his first international event at the senior level.
I will prove myself in future, vows Mary Kom
Adjusting to a higher weight category was no big deal for M C Mary Kom but what stumped the five-time world champion Indian woman boxer at the Asian Games was the 'never-seen-before fouls' and she plans to take tips from Suranjoy Singh to deal with them in future.
November 29, 2010I deserved better from the system: Brasa
All set to bid adieu to India after a bitter-sweet stint which is ending acrimoniously, chief hockey coach Jose Brasa on Monday said he deserved better from the system and refuted captain Rajpal Singh's allegations that he had been humiliating him.
'Psychatric sessions gave confidence for Asiad'
A first-round defeat in the Commonwealth Games hit him so badly that Indian boxer Manpreet Singh lost the will to continue before psychatric sessions at NIS Patiala revived his confidence and "guided" him to a silver medal at the just-concluded Asian Games.
Luck was on my side at the Asian Games: Vijender
Handicapped by a dislocated thumb and up against a two-time world champion, Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Monday said he managed to pull off the Asian Games gold medal as 'luck was back' on his side a month after deserting him at the Commonwealth Games.
Images: India shining at the Asian Games
The super charge led by athletes, boxers and tennis players in the last seven days of the Asian Games not only provided the impetus to the floundering Indian campaign but also scripted a memorable climax as the country recorded its best ever performance at the sporting event.
November 28, 2010'Indian team was the best in Asian Games'
Disappointed with the bronze medal finish at the Asian Games, ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh on Sunday said that the Indian hockey team was the best in the quadrennial event but lack of video referral system deprived the team of a well-deserved victory against Malaysia in the semi-final.
Asian Games medal winners in cue sports honoured
Thanks to their rich medal haul in the Guangzhou Asian Games, cueists Pankaj Advani, Alok Kumar and Yasin Merchant, among others, were on Sunday honoured at a felicitation programme organised by the Billiards & Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) and Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA).
Warm welcome for Pakistan hockey players
The victorious Pakistan hockey team that won the gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou was given a rapturous welcome on its return on Saturday night.
November 27, 2010Gala show bring curtains down on Asian Games
The skies lit up with dazzling fireworks as an emotional China brought the curtains down on the biggest Asian Games in a riot of colour, foot-tapping music and a cultural extravaganza at the Haixinsha Island on the Pearl River in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Vijender named flag bearer at Asiad closing
World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event Guangzhou on Saturday.
November 26, 2010Images: India record best-ever medal haul at Asiad
India created history by recording their best-ever performance in Asian Games with 64 medals, including a record 14 gold, with star boxer Vijender Singh providing the icing on the cake by bringing the last yellow metal on the penultimate day in Guangzhou, on Friday.
Vijender wins historic 2nd Asiad boxing gold
World number one Vijender Singh (75kg) clinched an unprecedented second boxing gold for India at the 16th Asian Games while two others settled for silver to round off the best ever campaign by the country's pugilists at the quadrennial mega-event, in Guangzhou, on Friday.
Women's relay team power India to record gold haul
The women's team triumphed in the 4x400 metres relay as India created history by recording their best-ever medals haul at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Friday.
Asiad: Sreedharan gets silver in 5000m
Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut clocked their personal bests to clinch the silver and bronze respectively in the women's 5000m final of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.
Asian Games: India men storm to kabaddi gold
The Indian men's team crushed Iran 36-17 to win the gold medal in kabaddi at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Friday.
Asiad: B'desh pip Afghanistan for cricket gold
Bangladesh dashed Afghanistan's hopes of a fairytale finish in the men's cricket final at the Asian Games on Friday to win their first gold at the multi-sport event.
Asiad: Skater Yama clinches 2 bronze for India
Rollersports fetched India a couple of unexpected bronze medals with Anup Kumar Yama bagging one in the men's single free skating before combining with Avani Panchal to finish third in the pairs skating event in Guangzhou on Friday.
No win for Indian doubles sepaktakraw teams
India ended its sepaktakraw campaign sans a win after both the men's and women's team lost their final group matches in the doubles event at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.
Asiad: Indian women's kabaddi team clinch gold
Asserting their supremacy in the sport, India trounced Thailand 28-14 to clinch the inaugural women's kabaddi gold medal in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.
Grappler Suman to wrestle for freestyle bronze
Indian women grappler Suman Kundu is in with a chance to bag the country's fourth bronze medal in wrestling as she will fight it out in the third-fourth place play-off bout, after losing in the semi-finals of the 63kg freestyle category in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.
November 25, 2010Medals are precious as I was written off: Sania
At the beginning of the season, Sania Mirza was unsure where her career was heading due to a recurring wrist injury and loss of form but the Indian tennis star says her confidence has sky-rocketed once again after four medals in back-to-back multi-discipline sporting events.
Asian Games Images: Vikas ends boxing gold drought
Images from day 14 of the Asian Games at Guanzhou on Thursday.
Dinesh Kumar wins silver in boxing
Dinesh Kumar had to settle for a silver in the men's boxing event in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday. Uzbekistan's Elshod Rasulov beat the Indian 10-4 in the in the 81kg category.
Asian Games: Vikas wins gold in boxing
Vikas Krishan added to India's gold medals rush on Thursday when he beat China's Qing Hu in the final of the men's 60-kg boxing event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Asiad: Ashwini, Joseph win golds in 400m hurdles
Hurdlers Ashwini Chidananda and Joseph Abraham stole the limelight with gold medals while the Indian men's hockey team and talented middle distance runner Tintu Luka bagged the bronze as India added four more medals to their kitty on the 13th day of competitions in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.
Asian Games wrestling: Khatri wins bronze
Mausam Khatri on Thursday gave the Indian wrestling contingent its third medal at the ongoing Asian Games after bagging a bronze in the men's 96kg freestyle competition in Guangzhou.
Liu Xiang banishes memories of Beijing misery
China's Liu Xiang clinched his third straight 110m hurdles title at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou on Wednesday to win a small measure of redemption after his disastrous Olympic title defence on home soil two years ago.
Asiad: Luka wins bronze in women's 800m
India's Tintu Luka won the bronze medal in 800 metres event of the track and field competitions but team-mate Sinimole Paulose finished a disappointing seventh in the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Tushar's goal gives India Asiad medal after 8 year
Tushar Khandker fired in a field goal as India defeated holders South Korea by a solitary goal to win the bronze medal in the men's hockey competition of the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
India well on course for sixth Asiad kabaddi gold
Five-time gold medallists and title favourites India stormed into the final of men's kabaddi competitions in the Asian Games with a comfortable victory over Japan in Guangzhou on Thursday.
Asiad: Indian wrestlers woeful run continues
Indian grapplers dismal show in the Asian Games continued with Mausam Khatri and Rajeev Tomar crashing out in the first round of the men's fresstyle competitions in Guangzhou on Thursday.
November 24, 2010Asiad: Gowda flops, Tintu impresses in athletics
Discus thrower Vikas Gowda came a cropper once again outside the home environs while P T Usha's protegee Tintu Luka impressed by recording the best time among women's 800m finalists on yet another medal-less day for India in the Asian Games athletics in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Asiad: Manpreet, Vijender make it to boxing finals
It was a good day for Indian boxers on Wednesday as Manpreet Singh and Vijender Singh reached the final of men's 91kg competition and 75 kg competition respectively at the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Asiad: Mary Kom, Kavita end with bronze medals
Indian women boxers ended their Asian Games campaign rather disappointingly with five-time World Champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and Kavita Goyat (75kg) settling for bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Vikas, Dinesh in finals; Bronze for Suranjoy
On a day that saw mixed results for India, teen sensation Vikas Krishan (60kg) and Dinesh Kumar (81kg) made their way into the finals with comprehensive wins but two other Indians had to settle for bronze medals at the Asian Games boxing semi-finals in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Grapplers Ram Vir, Pradeep lose out on bronze
Indian grapplers Ram Vir (84kg) and Pradeep Kumar (66kg) cut a sorry figure as both lost their respective bronze medal play-offs in the freestyle wrestling competition to round off another disappointing day at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Tripura CM, state tennis body congratulate Somdev
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday congratulated Somdev Devvarman for winning gold medal for India in the Asian Games.
Asiad: Indian eves fail to defend bronze in hockey
The Indian women's hockey team finished a disappointing fourth in the Asian Games after Keiko Manabe's golden goal guided Japan to a 1-0 victory in the bronze meadal play-off match in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Kavita settles for bronze in Asiad women's boxing
Indian woman boxer Kavita Goyat (75kg) lost to China's Jinzi Li in the semi-finals and settled for a bronze medal in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Skeet shooters end without medal in Asian Games
Indian skeet shooters signed off their Asian Games campaign without a medal after finishing seventh in the men's team event and failing to qualify for the individual competition.
Second Uzbek athlete caught doping at Asian Games
The Olympic Council of Asia has urged Uzbekistan to investigate doping in their delegation after a second athlete was disqualified from the Asian Games on Wednesday for the same banned stimulant.
Asiad: Indian eves bag bronze in squash
Indian women's squash team settled for a bronze medal in the Asian Games after slumping to a 0-2 defeat at the hands of favourites Malaysia in the semi-finals in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
November 23, 2010Hockey coach Harendra quits after loss to Malaysia
Indian men's hockey team national coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday resigned from his post after his side crashed out of the Asian Games final with a 3-4 defeat by Malaysia in the second semifinal in Guangzhou, China.
Asiad: Indian women joint top in chess
Indian women are on course for a chess medal as they scored an easy victory over Bangladesh to remain on joint top along with China after six rounds of the chess competition in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asian Games: Indian ruggers finish 7th
Indian men and women ruggers both finished seventh out of eight teams at the Asian Games rugby competition after winning their respective play-off matches on the final day of the event at the University Town Main Stadium in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Images: Somdev creates history with tennis double
Images from day 11 of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Tuesday.
Asiad: Malaysia edge India in hockey thriller
India's dream to win a gold medal in men's hockey event of the Asian Games came crashing down after they suffered a shocking 3-4 defeat at the hands of lower-ranked Malaysia in the second semi-final at the Aoti Hockey Field, in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asian Games: Poonia settles for bronze
A below par Krishna Poonia had to settle for bronze in the women's discus throw on the third day of track and field competitions at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asiad: Wrestler Dharmender misses bronze
Dharmender Dalal cut a sorry figure as he lost his bronze medal play-off match in the men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling competitions to round off another disappointing day for Indian grapplers in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asiad: Indian shooters struggle in skeet event
Indian shooters will have a tough task at hand to finish on the podium after all three of them ended day one of the qualification round at the middle of the points table in the Asian Games.
Asiad: Indian eves disappoint in individual race
Indian eves came a cropper in the Individual road race competition with Mahita Mohan and Pana Chaudhary finishing 20th and 26th in the event at the Triathlon Venue, in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asiad: Somdev wins gold in tennis singles
Somdev Devvarman created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in the men's singles tennis event of the Asian Games after outplaying top seed and world number 44 Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-2 in the lop-sided summit clash in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asiad: Deepika loses in bronze-medal play-off
India's Deepika Kumari missed out on a medal as she lost to Kwon Un Sil of North Korea in the bronze-medal play-off of the women's individual archery event in the Asian Games.
Dharmender keeps India's hopes alive
Indian grappler Dharmender Dalal lost his quarter-final bout and will compete in the repechage round to keep India's bronze medal hopes alive in men's 120kg category Greco-Roman event of the Asian Games.
Asiad: Indian men and women in squash semis
Indian eves qualified for the semi-finals of the squash team event despite a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of Hong Kong while the Saurav Ghosal led men's team made the last-four grade of the Asian Games with a crushing 3-0 win over South Korea in Guangzhou.
November 22, 2010Asiad: Indian women chess team continue fine show
Indian women drubbed Mongolia to climb to the joint top position while their male counterparts slipped to the fourth spot with a shocking defeat at the hands of lower-rated Philippines after the fifth round of the chess competitions in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.
Images: Somdev, Sanam provide India with gold
Images from day eleven of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Monday
Asian Games: Bright start for Indian squash team
Spearheaded by Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa, Indian men's and women's racqueters came out with a heartening performance to end the day on an unbeaten note in the squash team events of the Asian Games, in Guangzhou on Monday.
Asiad: Indian athletes draw blank
After opening their track and field campaign in a spectacular fashion with two gold and a silver on Sunday, Indian athletes came a cropper on Monday as they failed to collect a single medal on the second day of the competitions in Guangzhou.
Asiad Hockey: Indian eves lose to holders China
An injury-struck India were beaten 1-2 by defending champions China in their last league match in the Asian Games women's hockey competitions on Monday and would now play Japan on November 24 in the bronze medal play-off at the Aoti Hockey Field in Guangzhou.
Indian women spikers crash out of Asian Games
Indian women spikers suffered their third successive defeat in the Asian Games, going down 0-3 to Chinese Taipei in their last preliminary Group B match at the Guangwai Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Monday.
Boxer Santosh assured of medal in 64-kg category
Pugilist Santosh Kumar assured India of at least a bronze medal after advancing to the semi-finals of the 64-kg category with a hard-fought victory over Mangolia's Tuvshinbat Byamba in Guangzhou on Monday.
Indian grapplers out of medal contention
After an impressive opening day on the mat, Indian wrestlers cut a sorry figure at the Asian Games today with the trio of Manoj Kumar, Anil Kumar and Sanjay finishing out of the medal bracket in their respective weight categories of the Greco-Roman competitions in Guangzhou.
Asiad: Somdev-Sanam win sixth gold for India
Somdev Devvarman on Monday, became the first Indian to reach the men's singles final in the history of the Asian Games before winning the men's doubles gold with Sanam Singh but Sania Mirza and Vishnu Vardhan had to be content with a silver in the tennis competitions.
Rugby team in last 8 despite losing to Korea
Despite suffering heavy defeats in all three league matches, the Indian men's rugby team on Monday qualified for the quarter-finals of the Asian Games as only nine teams are in the fray.
Mary Kom, Kavita in Asiad women's boxing semis
Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and Kavita Goyat (75kg) assured India of at least two bronze medals in women's boxing by advancing to the semifinals with contrasting wins at the Asian Games, in Guangzhou on Monday.
Kamel blasts Bahrain officials after Asiad failure
World champion Yusuf Saad Kamel blasted Bahrain team officials after crashing out of the 1,500 metres at the Asian Games on Monday, saying they had forced him to run with a painful knee injury.
Indian men secure team bronze in archery
The Indian trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champia fought through challenging conditions to clinch the men's team bronze after beating Chinese Taipei in the Archery competition of the
Indian women make winning start in Asiad kabaddi
India swamped Bangladesh 34-20 in their opening encounter as women's kabaddi made its Asian Games debut in Guangzhou on Monday.
Asiad: Somdev survives scare to reach final
Somdev Devvarman inched closer to a historic tennis gold at the Asian Games as the gritty Indian overcame a stunning second-set lapse to tame Tatsuma Ito and seal a place in the men's singles summit clash in Guangzhou, on Monday.
Ghosal leads India to second straight victory
Spearheaded by their number one player and individual bronze medalist Sourav Ghosal, India blanked Japan 3-0 to notch their second straight preliminary league victory in Asian Games men's team squash competition in Guangzhou on Monday.
Latecomers India finally join party at Guangzhou
Chinese fans turned out in force to support the hosts on the first night of athletics at the Asian Games on Sunday, but it was two dogged Indian runners who stole the show, giving their struggling team a timely boost.
November 21, 2010Images: Sreedharan, Sudha lead India's gold rush
Images from day ten of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Sunday.
Asiad: Indian men slip, women go second in chess
Grandmaster GN Gopal's defeat against Ni Hua cost India dearly as it lost the fourth round match to higher rated China in the men's chess team event to slip to the second position in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asiad: Sandeep brace gives India win over Japan
Sandeep Singh fired in two penalty corner goals as India defeated Japan 3-2 to notch up their fourth consecutive win and finish at the top of Group B in the hockey competitions of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asiad: Indian boxers assured of bronze medals
The impressive show of the Indian pugilists continued at the Asian Games as Vikas Krishan and Manpreet Singh assured themselves of bronze medals in the men's ring and Preeti Beniwal scored a dominating win on the debut day of women's boxing at the mega sports event in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asiad: Sudha bags India's 2nd gold in athletics
In a sparkling show, Sudha Singh fetched India's second gold medal in track and field events and fifth overall by winning the 3000m Steeplechase event with her personal-best timing in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asiad: Indian men spikers crash out in quarters
Indian men spikers' dream run in the Asian Games came to a screeching halt after they were thumped 0-3 by Thailand in the quarter-finals at the Zhongda Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asian Games: 2 bronze medals for Indian wrestlers
Ending India's three-decade medal drought in the Asian Games Greco-Roman Wrestling, Ravinder Singh and Sunil Rana bagged bronze medals in the 60kg and 66kg categories respectively on the opening day of competitions in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asian Games: Erractic Sania clinches bronze
India's hopes of a gold medal in the women's singles tennis event at the Asian Games were dashed when Sania Mirza settled for a bronze after losing to third seed Akgul Amanmuradova in the semi-finals.
Asiad: Indian women archers claim bronze medal
In a pioneering effort, Indian women archers won their maiden team medal -- a bronze -- after losing a thrilling semi-final battle to World and Olympic Champions South Korea, which was decided by a shootout at the Aoti range in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asiad: Preeja Sreedharan wins track & field gold
India tasted double success in the track and field at the Asian Games after Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut won the gold and silver medals respectively in the women's 10,000m race in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asian Games: Somdev in semis, Rastogi crashes out
Somdev Devvarman assured India of at least a bronze by advancing to the semi-finals but Karan Rastogi went down fighting in a gruelling three-setter against top seed Denis Istomin to crash out of the men's tennis singles competition in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Sunday.
Sodhi wins India's first gold in shooting at Asiad
Ronjan Sodhi ended Indian shooters' gold drought at the ongoing Asian Games by grabbing the yellow metal in the men's double trap individual event in Guangzhou, on Sunday.
November 20, 2010India at the Asian Games: Day 8
India's performance on day seven of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Saturday.
Asiad: Indian eves swamp Kazak
Rani Rampal scored three goals as Indian eves kept alive their bronze medal hopes in the hockey competitions at the Asian Games with a thumping 6-0 win over Kazakhstan in their penultimate round robin match at the Aoti Hockey Field.
Asiad chess: Indian men strengthen position at top
Grandmaster GN Gopal scored an upset victory over a higher rated opponent as India outsmarted Kazakhstan in the men's chess team event and strengthened their position as sole leaders after the third round in the Asian Games.
Asiad: Sailors give India a silver
India finished the Asian Games sailing competition at the Shanwei Water Sports Centre in Guangzhou on Saturday with a sole silver medal in Open Match Racing following a fight for the gold with Japan.
Asiad Boxing: Vijender enters semi-finals
World number one Vijender Singh (75kg) out-slugged Korea's Deokjin Cho to enter the semi-finals and assure himself of at least a bronze medal in the boxing competition of the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Aditya grabs fourth medal in cue sports
Aditya Mehta grabbed the bronze in snooker singles final after losing to Hong Kong's Fu Ka Chun Marco 1-4 in the semi-finals to bring bring down curtains on the Indian challenge in cue sports with a medal in the Asian Games on Saturday.
Asiad: Golfers clinch silver
They missed out on individual medals but Indian golfers had a successful outing collectively retaining the men's team silver in the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Asiad hockey: India down Pakistan to enter semis
The Indian men's hockey team advanced to the semi-finals of the Asian Games after beating Pakistan 3-2 in a Group B match in Guangzhou, on Saturday.
Asiad: Indian athletes aim to build on CWG show
After the unexpectedly strong display at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in which they garnered 12 medals, Indian track and field exponents would aim to prove that it was no flash-in-the-pan effort when they open their campaign in the Asian Games athletics events starting in Guangzhou, on Sunday.
Asian Games: Sania storms into singles semis
Sania Mirza created the first upset of the tournament by shocking second seed Tamarine Tanasugarn to enter the semi-finals and Somdev Devvarman capped an all-win day assuring India of at least two more bronze medals in the tennis event of the Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Saturday.
November 19, 2010Asiad: Lifters disappointing run comes to an end
India ended their miserable campaign in the weightlifting competition with Geeta Rani and Sarabjit Singh coming a cropper in the women's +75kg and men's +105kg events in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.
Asiad archery: Deepika qualifies for second stage
Teenage archer Deepika Kumari led the Indian women's archery team into the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Games competition with a creditable display, which also helped her qualify for the next round along with another budding youngster Rimil Buriuly.
Indian men spank Uzbekistan 4-0
Grandmaster P Harikrishna pulled off an upset win over Rustam Kasimdzhanov to lead India to a 4-0 drubbing of Uzbekistan and jump to the top of the table after the second round in the men's chess team competition in the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Hidayat crashes out of Asian Games badminton
Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat exited meekly from the Asian Games badminton tournament on Friday, dashing hopes for a repeat of the 2006 grudge match with bitter rival Lin Dan.
Asaid: Indian eves crush Thailand 13-0
Captain Surinder Kaur pumped in four goals to power India to a thumping 13-0 victory over minnows Thailand in the Asian Games women's hockey round robin league to keep themselves in the reckoning for a bronze medal in Guangzhou.
Asiad: Advani bows out of snooker singles event
Pankaj Advani's hopes of winning another medal at the Asian Games were cut short by China's Junhui Ding but Aditya Mehta kept the Indian challenge alive by advancing into the quarter-finals of the snooker singles event at the Town Gymnasium.
Asiad: Uzbek Judo medalist fails drug test
Uzbek judo silver medallist Shokir Muminov has been disqualified after testing positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, an Olympic Council of Asia official said on Friday.
India at the Asian Games: Day 7
India's performance on day seven of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Friday.
Sania enters quarters; Somdev, Karan in last 16
Sania Mirza toppled sixth seed Chinese Shuai Zhang to seal a quarter-final berth in the women's singles while Somdev Devvarman and Karan Rastogi routed their rivals to move to pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles in the Asian Games on Friday.
Asian Games Boxing: Dinesh assured of medal
Commonwealth champion Dinesh Kumar became the second Indian boxer to assure himself of a medal at the Asian Games by advancing to the light heavyweight 81kg semifinals after out-punching Korean Jinho Heo at Guangzhou on Friday.
India trap team wins bronze; no individual medals
India's veteran shooting trio of Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh and Zoravar Singh Sandhu managed to edge out hosts China by one point for the team bronze medal in the two-day Asian Games men's trap event that concluded on Friday.
Asian Games Squash: Saurav Ghosal enters semis
Ace racqueter Saurav Ghosal kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing into the semi-finals of the men's singles squash event, even as the women players Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal bow out of the medal contention at the Asian Games.
Shooting coach Thomas to quit after dismal show
India's chief national shooting coach for 17 years, Sunny Thomas, today said he will quit his post after the Asian Games owing to the dismal display in the ongoing event at Guangzhou.
Rowers fetch another silver for India
Indian rowers continued to sizzle at the Asian Games with the men's team winning the silver in the men's eight event at Guangzhou on Friday.
Asiad hockey: Indian men take on Pakistan
India are all set to cross swords with Pakistan in a high-octave men's group B clash in what is billed as the 'big moment' of the Asian Games hockey competition at the Aoti field on Saturday, with the latter looking to avenge their three previous defeats to their arch-rivals this year.
Asian Games Rowing: women's pair wins bronze
Indian rowers continued to break new grounds at the Asian Games with the duo of Pratima Puhara and Pramila Prava Minz becoming the first women's pair from the country to clinch a medal at the event by fetching a bronze on Friday.
Takhar wins India's 2nd gold at Asian Games
Bajrang Lal Takhar on Friday created history by becoming the first ever Indian rower to win a gold medal in the Asian Games by winning the men's singles sculls competition in Guangzhou. Starting in lane 3, the Indian Army officer, led the 2000m race right from the start and went on to take gold with a timing of 7:04.78.
November 18, 2010Images: Saina's Asian Games challenge ends
Images from day six of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Thursday.
Taiwan Prez enters Asian Games taekwondo dispute
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou stepped into the politically-charged dispute over a disqualified taekwondo fighter on Thursday, demanding event organisers at China's Asian Games re-examine her case and offer a better explanation.
Asian Games: Indians book berth in squash quarters
The Indian squash teams got off to a good start at the 16th Asian Games with both the men's and the women's team progressing to the quarter-finals of the squash singles event at the Town Gymnasium, in Guangzhou on Thursday.
Asiad: Men's 4x100m relay team finish sixth
A second medal eluded India in the swimming competitions of the Asian Games as its men's 4x100m medley relay team finished a disappointing sixth in the finals at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.
Khade demands modern facilities for more medals
Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade on Thursday said Indian swimmers need modern training facilities and adequate foreign exposure to fetch more medals at international events.
Boxers Samota, Suranjoy advance at Asian Games
Paramjeet Samota assured India of a medal after punching his way into the semi-finals of the super heavyweight category while Suranjoy Singh survived a tense bout to book a berth in the quarters (flyweight) in the boxing competition at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.
India at the Asian Games: Day 6
India's performance on day six of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Thursday.
Asian Games: Golfer Rashid tied third after Day 2
Indian golfer Rashid Khan brought home an improved card of four-under 68 to lie tied third after the second round of the individual golf competition at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.
Vijay Kumar wins bronze in 25m centre fire pistol
Vijay Kumar notched up his second and India's fifth medal in shooting by bagging a bronze in men's 25m center fire pistol even as ace marksman Gagan Narang missed out on a bronze by whisker in 50m rifle 3 positions in the Asian Games at Guangzhou on Thursday.
Sharath beaten, Indian dream ends in Table Tennis
India's campaign in table tennis competitions in the Asian Games came to a disappointing end on Thursday with star paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj bowing out in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event at the Guangzhou Gymnasium.
Dismal day for Indian shuttlers; Jwala,Diju exit
Indian shuttlers had a dismal day in Asian Games on Thursday as men's singles player Aravind Bhat and mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju crashed out of the badminton competition at Guangzhou.
Indian rowers fetch two silver in Asian Games
India on Thursday won two unexpected medals in rowing with the men's four and lightweight four teams bagging a silver each in the Asian Games at Guangzhou.
Sania cruises into women's singles second round
Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza sailed into the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles event at the Asian Games with straight set victory over Wing Yau Venise Chan of Hong Kong on Thursday.
India's campaign ends in men's singles badminton
India's campaign ended in the men's singles badminton competition after Arvind Bhatt crashed out in the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.
November 17, 2010Images: India rout hapless Bangladesh in hockey
Images from day five of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Tuesday.
India at the Asian Games: Day 5
India's performance on day five of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Wednesday.
Asian Games Hockey: India rout Bangladesh 9-0
Penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh pumped in four goals as India swamped Bangladesh 9-0 to notch up their second straight victory in Group B men's league of the Asian Games hockey competition at the Aoti field in Guangzhou, on Wednesday.
Boxing: Vikas storms into last 16
Vikas Krishnan became the second Indian boxer to book a pre-quarterfinal berth at the Asian Games after the teenager beat Thailand's Saylom Ardee in his opening round bout in the men's 60-kg category, in Gaungzhou, on Wednesday.
Asiad: Indian shooters' dismal show continues
Indian shooters put up a dismal show on another windy day as they drew a blank for the third day in running with only pistol expert and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games hero Samaresh Jung coming up with something notable in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Wednesday.
Khade fails to qualify for 100m freestyle final
After ending India's 24-year-old medal drought in the pool at the Asian Games, teen swimming sensation Virdhawal Khade topped his 100m freestyle heats but the effort was not good enough to fetch a place in the finals of the event, in Guangzhou, on Wednesday.
November 16, 2010Images: Khade, Ashish script history at Asiad
Images from day four of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Tuesday.
Kalmadi hails Ashish, Khade bronze-winning efforts
Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi hailed the bronze-medal feats of swimmer Virdharval Khade and gymnast Ashish Kumar in the 16th Asian Games, saying their performance proved that India had made rapid progress in disciplines like swimming and gymnastics.
Ashish creates history with bronze in gymnastics
Ashish Kumar scripted history on Tuesday when he became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an Asian Games medal by securing a bronze in the men's floor event of the Artistic Gymnastics, in Guangzhou.
India at the Asian Games: Day 4
India's performance on day four of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhour, on Tuesday.
Khade creates history with Asiad bronze
Virdhawal Khade scripted history on Tuesday as he became the first Indian swimmer in 24 years to clinch an Asian Games medal by notching up a bronze in the 50m butterfly event in Guangzhou.
Asian Games: Suranjoy books berth in pre-quarters
Suranjoy Singh gave a resounding start to India's boxing campaign at the Asian Games by entering the flyweight (52kg) pre-quarterfinals with a thumping win over Thailand's Chatchai Butdee in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asiad: Shuttler Aditi enters 2nd round
Aditi Mutatkar braved a calf injury en route to a straight-game triumph over Sri Lanka's Thilini Jayasinghe as Indian shuttlers began their individual campaigns at the Asian Games on a bittersweet note in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Indian shooters misfire again at Asian Games
After their cornering glory in the Commonwealth Games and a promising start to the competitions in Guangzhou, the much touted Indian shooters drew a blank at the range for the second day running at the Asian Games on Tuesday with the pistol markswomen way off target.
Asiad: Indian eves go down to Japan in hockey
After their opening match high, the Indian hockey eves got a reality check when they were handed out a 0-3 defeat by Japan in their second pool game at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Indian cyclists fail to qualify for team pursuit
Indian cyclists failed to enter the main round of the men's team pursuit event after finishing ninth in the qualifying round of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.
China organisers rapped over 'sold-out' stadiums
Despite a rampant home team and a legion of passionate fans, organisers of the Guangzhou Asian Games were embarrassed into issuing more tickets on Monday to bolster disappointing crowds.
Asian Games: Another dull day for Indian paddlers
India endured another disappointing day in table tennis competitions at the Asian Games with only the men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha progressing to the pre-quarters stage at the Guangzhou Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Soccer fans want China coach sacked
Angry Chinese fans demanded the resignation of China's football coach Sun Wei after his team were knocked out of the Asian Games following a 3-0 thrashing by South Korea in a last 16 match on Monday.
Asiad football: Qatar, China knocked out
Khalfan Fahad fired into the far post from in front of an open goal in an inexplicable miss on Monday that cost defending champion Qatar a spot in the Asian Games football quarter-finals.
Asian Games: Khade enters 50m butterfly finals
Virdhawal Khade was once again the lone Indian swimmer to create a splash in the pool, qualifying for the men's 50m butterfly event even as the rest of his compatriots continued to disappoint at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Saina's Asiad campaign commences on Wednesday
India's best bet for a badminton medal at the Asian Games, Saina Nehwal, starts her campaign in the individual competitions at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Wednesday.
Indians suffer another loss in beach volleyball
The Indian duo of Jameeludd Mohammed and Ravinder Redd Sara started their beach volleyball campaign at the Asian Games on a losing note suffering a 0-2 defeat at the hands of their Japanese opponents in their opening pool match in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Asian Games: Indian duo makes Wushu semi-finals
M Bimoljit Singh and Wangkhem Sandhyarani Devi entered the semi-finals of the men's and women's Sanshou 60kg wushu competition in the Asian Games in Gunagzhou on Monday.
November 15, 2010China and South Korea gunfight rages on
China and South Korea's ferocious gunfight at the 2010 Asian Games continued on Monday, the two rivals hogging all eight titles in the Aoti Shooting Hall in Guangzhou.
Asiad: Khade finishes 4th in 50m freestyle
Virdhawal Khade narrowly missed out on a medal and ended up fourth in the 50m freestyle event just 0.03 seconds behind the eventual bronze-medallist on yet another disappointing day for Indian swimmers at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.
India bag silver in Asian Games snooker team event
India had to be content with a silver medal in the men's snooker team event at the ongoing Asian Games after losing their summit clash 1-3 to hosts China at the Town Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Monday.
India at the Asian Games: Day 3
A look at India's performance on day three of the 2010 Asian Games, on Monday.
Indian shooters flop in windy conditions at Asiad
Indian shooters flopped on a windy day at the Aoti Shooting range with the country's first woman world champion Tejaswini Sawant and Gagan Narang ending up way off target in their respective events at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Monday.
Asian Games 2010: Images from Day 3
Images from day three of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Monday.
Asiad: Shooter Tejaswini Sawant draws a blank
India's first woman world champion in shooting, Tejaswini Sawant, surprisingly drew a blank in the Asian Games as she failed to even qualify for the finals of the 50m rifle prone event at the Aoti Range in Guangzhou on Monday.
Shooters out of medal race in 50m rifle prone
Swirling wind conditions on an overcast day upset India's hopes for a medal in the men's 50m rifle prone event in the Asian Games as the country's shooting trio, including Gagan Narang, failed to advance to the finals at the Aoti shooting range in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asiad: Yadav loses in men's Judo repechage final
Indian judoka Ramashrey Yadav's hopes of winning an Asian Games bronze medal went up in smoke as he lost in the men's 73kg repechage final at the Huagong Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Monday.
Asian Games hockey: India spank Hong Kong 7-0
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh scored a double as the Indian men's hockey team started their Asian Games campaign on a rousing note, blanking a lowly Hong Kong 7-0 in their first Group B match in Guangzhou on Monday.
More disappointment in the pool for Kitajima
Multiple Olympic gold medallist Kosuke Kitajima again suffered disappointment at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday after the Japanese could only finish fourth in his favoured 100m breaststroke.
Asian Games: Mixed outing for Indian paddlers
Indian paddlers endured a mixed day in individual Table Tennis events of the Asian Games with only Kumaresan Shamini making it to the second round of the mixed and women's singles event in Guangzhou on Monday.
Asiad: Khade qualifies for 50m freestyle finals
Virdhawal Khade was the lone Indian swimmer who made an impression by making the cut for the 50m freestyle finals while the rest fell by the wayside in the qualifying stages of their respective events in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.
Asian Games: India snooker team in final
India's good run in cue sports continued for the second day in a row after thrashing arch-rivals Pakistan in the men's snooker team semi-finals. Now, India is assured of at least a silver medal in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.
China's Li sets weightlifting world records
China's Li Ping set world marks in both the snatch and the combined total on her way to winning gold in the women's 53-kg weightlifting at the Asian Games on Sunday.
November 14, 2010India open hockey campaign against HK in Asiad
Indian men's hockey team starts its Asian Games campaign against minnows Hong Kong in Guangzhou on Monday, well aware that only a gold medal in the event would open the door for a direct entry to the 2012 London Olympics.
Alok ends India's medal drought in Pool events
National billiards champion Alok Kumar on Sunday became the first Indian to win an Asian Games medal in pool events by clinching bronze in the men's 8-ball category despite losing in the semi-finals in Guangzhou.
Asiad roundup: Advani opens gold account
Star cueist Pankaj Advani provided the first gold medal for India in the 16th Asian Games by clinching the title in billards singles while the shooters accounted for a silver and bronze on the second day of competitions in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Sania raring to go at the Asiad
Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who pulled out of the women's team championship due to throat and ear infection and is under medication, will take part in the singles and mixed doubles individual events in the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Mixed day for Indians in chess in Asian Games
After an all-win start on Saturday, Indians on Sunday had a mixed day with both men and women chess players losing to higher-rated opponents in the fourth round in the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
India suffer second loss in Asian Games handball
India suffered their second consecutive loss, going down 28-37 against Qatar in a Group A match of the Asian Games' handball competition in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Indian shooters bag silver and bronze medal
The star-studded shooting squad kept the Indian medal hunt firmly on course at the Asian Games when the women's 10m air pistol team culled a silver while Vijay Kumar turned around a poor qualifying display to clinch a bronze medal in the men's event in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Indian lifters finish 9th, 11th in men's 62kg
Indian weightlifters continued to disappoint with Rustam Sarang and Omkar Otari finishing ninth and 11th in the men's 62kg category on the second day of the competition in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Sunday.
'Jai Ho' to enthrall at Asiad closing ceremony
The closing ceremony of 16th Asian Games being held at Guangzhou, China, will have a pinch of Bollywood flavour as the audiences will get a chance to dance to the tunes of A R Rahman's 'Jai Ho'.
Advani wins gold in Asian Games Billiards singles
Defending champion Pankaj Advani notched up India's first gold medal in this edition of the Asian Games in men's Billiards singles event after defeating Oo Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar 3-2 in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asian Games: India assured of medal in tennis
Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh scored contrasting wins as India's men's tennis team on Sunday assured itself of at least a bronze medal in the Asian Games by securing a place in the semifinals.
Asian Games: Indian women shooters win silver
Indian women shooters Heena Sidhu, Annu Raj Singh and Sonia Rai opened their account at the Asian Games by winning the silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol team event in Guangzhou on Sunday.
Asian Games: Vijay Kumar wins bronze in shooting
Shooting fetched yet another medal for India as Vijay Kumar won the bronze in the 10m air pistol individual event of the Asian Games, even as Gurpreet Kumar and Omkar Singh failed to qualify for the finals in Guangzhou on Sunday.
November 13, 2010Asian Games: Shooters shine but India have bad day
Star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday launched India's medal quest in the 16th Asian Games with two silver medals on an otherwise unproductive opening day of competitions which was marked by the controversial elimination of Olympic hero Abhinav Bindra.
Chinese fans cheer cricket on its Games debut
After Chinese spectators sat through a short video explaining the basics of the game, cricket made its Asian Games debut on Saturday.
Mixed day for Indian paddlers at Asian Games
India's women paddlers had a mixed day at the team event of the Asian Games as they beat Laos 3-0 but lost to Singapore by the same margin in Group B at Guangzhou Gymnasium on Saturday.
Asian Games: Indian weightlifters fail to impress
Indians expectedly finished in the bottom half of the results chart in the weightlifting events on the first day of the competition in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.
Equestrian team withdrawn from Asian Games
The Sports Ministry on Saturday asked the IOA to withdraw Vikram Singh Bhandari from the Kayaking and Canoeing team of the Indian Asian Games contingent besides taking back its approval of participation for the Equestrian team in the ongoing mega event in Guangzhou, China.
Narang wins silver, Bindra disappoints
Ace shooter Gagan Narang picked up his and India's second medal at the Asian Games by netting the silver in the 10m air rifle individual event but Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra disappointed by failing to even qualify for the finals at Guangzhou on Saturday.
Asiad: Men's tennis team in quarters, eves ousted
Led by Somdev Devvarman, India's men's tennis team breezed into the quarter-finals but Sania Mirza's absence cost the women's team dearly as it crashed out of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.
Shooters open India's Asian Games account
India opened its Asian Games medal account expectedly through shooting with the trio of Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput clinching the silver in the 10m air rifle team event in Guangzhou on Saturday.
Asian Games: Shuttlers bow out of team event
Indian challenge in badminton ended in both, the men's and women's team events in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.
November 12, 2010Images: Unique Asiad opening mesmerises world
Images from the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.
Cricket's future in doubt at Asian Games
With India's no show making cricket's debut in the Asian Games a tame affair, the sport's future in the event seems in doubt and desperate efforts are on to save it from being left out of the 2014 edition in Incheon, South Korea.
Security tightens ahead of Asiad opening ceremony
Guangzhou residents living near the site for Friday's Asian Games opening ceremony could be watching the visual spectacular with a policeman in their living room as security measures tighten around the venue.
China to leave Asian Games rivals in wake
With little doubt that China will top the medal count for an eighth straight Asian Games, the hosts mammoth delegation will compete to surpass their imperious achievements at the 2006 Doha Games.
Bindra, Narang to lead India's charge in Asiad
Led by Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra and Commonwealth Games hero Gagan Narang, Indian shooters would look to carry forward their stupendous CWG form into the Asian Games as the competition begin in Guangzhou on Saturday.
November 11, 2010India seal knockout berth in Asian Games football
India qualified for the knockout stage of the Asian Games football competition for the first time since 1982 after outplaying Singapore 4-1 in Guangzhou, on Thursday.
'India's bid for 2019 Asian Games still on'
Contrary to what has been depicted, India's bid for the 2019 Asian Games was still on and the Indian Olympic Association was in the process of sending a bid document to the Olympic Council of Asia in time to meet the February, 2011 deadline, IOA secretary-general Randhir Singh said in Guangzhou.
Asian Games opening ceremony ready to cast a spell
A boat parade named "Setting Sail" on the famous Pearl River that passes through the length of the city will be one of the highlights of the 16th Asian Games opening ceremony to be held in Guangzhou on Friday to herald the sports spectacle that runs through till November 27.
Indian flag to be raised at Guangzhou
The Indian contingent for the Asian Games, commencing in Guangzhou on Friday, is getting into the groove and the country's tri-colour would be raised on Thursday afternoon at the athletes village.
'Tough competition for shooters at Asian Games'
Scheduling of the big events such as Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games in quick succession may have a bearing on the form of India's top shooters, according to national shooting coach Sunny Thomas.
Boxers strive to end gold drought at Asian Games
With expectations sky-high after their stupendous Commonwealth Games performance but very little time for preparations, Indian pugilists head to Guangzhou for the Asian Games where the country has not won a boxing gold since 1998.
'Supermom' Mary targets Asian Games, Olympics gold
Ace boxer MC Mary will lead India's charge at the forthcoming Asian Games in Guangzhou, which commences from November 12 and then achieving her bigger goal -- to win gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
November 10, 2010'Japan will be cheered, not jeered at Asian Games'
Japan's athletes have little to fear from local fans at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, despite worsening relations between the Asian powers in recent weeks.
China hopes to continue domination at Asian Games
China will try to maintain its ascendancy in the medals tally at the upcoming Asian Games which begins in Guangzhou on Friday, a sports official of the country said in Beijing.
November 09, 2010Asian Games football: India lose to Qatar
India let in two goals in the last 10 minutes after leading 1-0 to suffer a heartbreaking 1-2 loss to defending champions Qatar in their second group match of the Asian Games football competition in Guangzhou.
November 08, 2010Saina receives Khel Ratna from Gill
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from Sports Minister M S Gill after missing out on the August 29 ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan due to the World Championships in Paris.
November 06, 2010Asian Games torch arrives in host city Guangzhou
The Asian Games torch has arrived in the host city Guangzhou after a nationwide tour, one week before the start of the world's second-largest sporting event after the Olympics.
November 04, 2010Rajpal, Surinder to lead Asian Games hockey teams
Rajpal Singh and experienced forward Surinder Kaur will lead India's challenge in the men's and women's hockey events respectively at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, from November 12-27. Both teams leave for the quadrennial Games on Friday.
November 03, 2010India should win about 80 medals at Asiad: Randhir Singh
Randhir Singh, secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association, claimed that India will perform better at upcoming 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou, China, later this month.
November 02, 2010Narang to be India's flag-bearer at Asian Games opening
Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who won four gold medals at last month's Commonwealth Games, will be India's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on November 12, Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi said in New Delhi on Tuesday.
'Men's hockey team eyeing Olympic qualification'
Sealing a berth in the 2012 London Olympics is what the Indian men's hockey team is targetting in the upcoming Asian Games in Guangzhou, national coach Harendra Singh said on Tuesday.
October 30, 2010609 athletes to represent India in Asian Games
Indian Olympic Association on Saturday said that as many as 609 athletes, including 249 women, will represent the country in 35 different disciplines in the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12 to 28.