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Blog: 17th Asian Games 2014, Day 1

17th Asian Games in Incheon

17th Asian Games in Incheon

Live coverage of the first day of the 17th Asian Games held in the South Korean city of Incheon.

                                        Asian Games Medal Tally   
Rank Country       Gold          Silver      Bronze     Total   
1 Korea 05 05 03 13
2 China 05 01 05 11
3 Mongolia 02 01 01 04
4 Kazakhtan 02 00 03 05
5 Japan 01 04 03 08
6 India 01 01 01 02
7 Mongolia 01 00 01 02

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06:47 Badminton: India enter women’s team semifinal as Ashwini Ponnappa-PV Sindhu beat Sapsiree Taerattanachai-Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand 21-16, 21-17 in fifth and last match. India assured of bronze medal


06:42 Wushu: India’s Wangkhem Sandhyarani Devi loses to Thi Ly Tan of Vietnam in Women’s Sanda -60kg Round of 16


06:31 Equestrian: India finish sixth in Dressage Team Prix St-Georges with Total % Score of 65.158


06:25 Badminton: Indian duo of Ashwini Ponnappa-PV Sindhu takes first game 21-16 against Sapsiree Taerattanachai-Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand in fifth and last match of women’s team quarterfinal


06:14 Wushu: India’s Santosh Kumar loses to Rizaidin Railin of Kazakhstan in Men’s Sanda -56kg Round of 16


06:04 Wushu: India’s Santosh Kumar in action against Rizaidin Railin of Kazakhstan in Men’s Sanda -56kg Round of 16


06:02 Badminton: Thailand duo Porntip Buranaprasertsuk-Kunchala Voravichitchaikul makes it 2-2 against India after beating Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy-Pradnya Gadre in match 4 of women’s team quarterfinal


05:45 Badminton: Indian duo Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy-Pradnya Gadre fight back to win second game 21-18 against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk-Kunchala Voravichitchaikul in match 4 of women’s team quarterfinal


05:36 Wushu: India’s Sanathoi Devi Yumnam reaches quarterfinals after beating Mubarak Kamalova of Uzbekistan in Women’s Sanda -52kg Round of 16


05:27 Wushu: India’s Sanathoi Devi Yumnam in action against Mubarak Kamalova of Uzbekistan in Women’s Sanda -52kg Round of 16


05:24 Badminton: Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy-Pradnya Gadre lose first game 17-21 to Porntip Buranaprasertsuk-Kunchala Voravichitchaikul in match 4 of women’s team quarterfinal


In this multi-exposure photo, South Korea’s Kim Ji-yeon, left, and China’s Shen Chen, right, compete during the women’s sabre individual semifinal fencing competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South KoreaAP9_20_2014_000097B


05:03 Badminton: PC Thulasi suffers straight games defeat at the hands of Busanan Ongbamrungphan in match 3 of women’s team quarterfinal. India lead Thailand 2-1 with two matches to go.


04:44 Badminton: PC Thulasi loses first game 12-21 to Busanan Ongbamrungphan in match 3 of women’s team quarterfinal against Thailand


India’s Saina Nehwal celebrates after a scoring a point against Thailand’s R Invtanon during their Badminton singles quaterfinal match at Asian Games 2014 in Inchoen, South KoreaAsian Games 2014


04:41 Wushu: India’s Narender Grewal beats Mangal Prasad Tharu of Nepal to enter men’s sanda -60kg category


04:34 Badminton: Puthenpurayil Chandrika Thulasi is in action against Busanan Ongbamrungphan in match 3 of women’s team quarterfinal against Thailand


04:28 Badminton: PV Sindhu makes it 2-0 for India after beating Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in straight games in women’s team quarterfinal match 2


04:21 Badminton: Saina Nehwal gives India 1-0 lead after beating Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-15, 17-21, 21-18 in women’s team quarterfinal match 1


04:19 Squash: India’s Harinder Pal Singh loses 4-11, 6-11, 2-11 to Kuwait’s Abdullah Kh Kh H M Almezayen in men’s singles round of 16.


                                  Asian Games Medal Tally   
Rank Country       Gold           Silver      Bronze      Total   
1 China 03 00 01 04
2 Korea 01 02 00 03
3 India 01 00 01 02
4 Veitnam 00 01 01 02
5 Macau 00 01 00 01
6 Japan 00 00 01 01
7 Mongolia 00 00 01 01

04:05 Judo: Thoudam Kalpana Devi loses to Kazakhstan’s Lenariya Mingazova in bronze medal match of Women’s -52kg event


03:47  Volleyball: South Korea beat India 25-5, 25-12, 25-13 in Women’s Preliminary Round – Group A match


India’s Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi, left, and Pradnya Gadre return a shot to Macau’s Zhang Zhibo and Wang Rong during the women’s Badminton team round of 16 match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South KoreaSikki Reddy Nelakurthi, Pradnya Gadre


03:29 Squash: Ghosal Saurav beats Alsaraj Ahmad Khaleel Ahmad of Jordan 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 to enter quarterfinals of Men’s Singles event


03:15 Squash: Dipika Pallikal beats Jinyue Gu of China 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4 to enter quarterfinals of Women’s Singles event


03:13  Squash: Joshana Chinappa beats South Korea’s Song Sunmi 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 to enter quarterfinals of Women’s Singles event


02:47 China’s Bond girls blast to synchro gold

Pistols drawn as if mirroring regional military tensions, China’s synchronised swimmers stormed to Asian Games gold in the duet competition to the sound of a ticking bomb.


02:45 Judo: Thoudam Kalpana Devi beats Pei Ju Lien of Chinese Taipei in Women’s -52 kg Final of Repechage. Kalpana will face Kazakhstan’s Lenariya Mingazova for bronze medal later in the evening


02:39  Volleyball: India beat Hong Kong 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 in Men’s Preliminary Round – Group C match


02:20 Weightlifting: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu finishes 9th with a total lift of 171kg (75kg snatch + 96kg clean & jerk), whereas, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu finishes 10th with 166kg (73kg + 93kg) in the Women’s 48kg event


02:17 Basketball: India beat Palestine 89-49 in the Men’s Qualifying Round Group B Match


02:14 Volleyball: India win third set 25-16 against Hong Kong, lead 2-1 in Men’s Preliminary Round – Group C match


01: 55 Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui swim under water during the synchronized swimming duets technical routine at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea

Yukiko Inui,  Risako Mitsui


01:49 Volleyball: India win second set 25-18 against Hong Kong in Men’s Preliminary Round – Group C match


01:32 Japan’s silver medallists Mitsui and Inui (L), China’s gold medallists Wenyan and Xuechen (C), Kazakhstan’s bronze medallists Nemich and Nemich (R) pose with their medals after the final of the duets free routine synchronised swimming event. (AFP Photo)


01:25 Volleyball: Hong Kong win first set 25-23 against India in Men’s Preliminary Round – Group C match


01:14 Weightlifting: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifts 75kg in snatch, whereas Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu lifts 73kg in the Women’s 48kg Group A event


01:12 I am happy I got the first medal for India, it’s a bronze but a medal is a medal. This is the biggest medal for me till now.
Bronze-medallist Shweta Chaudhry (10m Air Pistol)


01:07 China’s Sun Wenyan and Huang Xuechen compete in the final of the duets free routine synchronised swimming event during the 2014 Asian Games. (AFP Photo)


12:53 Judo: Yingnan Ma of China beats Thoudam Kalpana Devi in Women’s -52kg quarterfinal match


12:43 I wanted to win this gold badly and was under a lot of pressure. The competition here was even more than in the Commonwealth Games or the World Championship. I am happy that I could fulfill my wish.
Gold-medallist Jitu Rai (50m Pistol)


12:40 Tennis: India beat Oman 3-0 in Women’s Team First Round


12:36: Weightlifting: Sukhen Dey finishes 5th with a total lift of 242kg (106kg snatch + 136kg clean & jerk) in the Men’s 56kg Group B event


12:14 Al Saleem Mansour Abdulrahim of Saudi Arabia celebrates after an attempt in a snatch in men’s 56kg Group B weightlifting preliminary during the 2014 Asian Games. (AFP Photo)


11:50AM Judo: Emi Yamagishi of Japan beats Likmabam Shushila Devi in Women’s -48kg quarterfinal match


11:45 AM: Judo: Boldbaatar Ganbat of Mongolia beats Navjot Chana in Men’s -60kg Round of 16 match


11:44 AM: Badminton: Hyunil Lee beats Parupalli Kashyap 6-21, 21-14, 21-10 to help Korea beat India 3-0 in Men’s Team event


11:36 AM: India’s Pradnya Gadre (L) returns a shot as teammate Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi looks on during their match against Macao during the badminton women’s team round of 16 match. (AFP Photo)


11:30 AM: Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap loses second game 14-21 against Korea’s Hyunil Lee in Men’s Team event


11:26 AM: Judo: Thoudam Kalpana Devi beats Devika Khadka of Nepal to enter quarterfinals in Women’s -52kg event


11:14 AM: Judo: Likmabam Shushila Devi beats Mukaddas Kubeeva of Uzbekistan to enter quarterfinals in Women’s -48kg event


11:12 AM: Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap wins first game 21-6 against Korea’s Hyunil Lee in Men’s Team event


11:03 AM: Brunei’s Abdul Hadi Ariffin Bin Matali (L) looks on as teammate Ismail Ang defends against Myanmar’s Zaw Latt during the Men’s Double’s Sepaktakraw match. (Reuters Photo)


11:00 AM: Badminton: Yeonseong Yoo & Yongdae Lee beat Sumeeth Reddy Buss & Manu Attri 21-12, 21-9 to give Korea 2-0 lead over India in Men’s Team event


10:44 AM: Judo: Navjot Chana beats Abdalla Almaraghy of Kuwait to enter Round of 16 in Men’s -60kg event


10:42 AM: Badminton: Korea’s Yeonseong Yoo & Yongdae Lee win first game 21-12 against India’s Sumeeth Reddy Buss & Manu Attri in Men’s Team event



10:17 AM: Badminton: Wanho Son beats Srikanth Kidambi 21-14, 21-8 to give Korea 1-0 lead over India in Men’s Team event


10:09 AM: Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m Pistol

Jitu Rai clinched a historic gold in the 50m pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range.


09:53 AM: Badminton: Korea’s Wanho Son take first game 21-14 against India’s Srikanth Nammalwar Kidambi in Men’s Team event


09:42 AM: Badminton: India beat Macau 3-0 to enter quarterfinals of Women’s Team event


09:27 AM: Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in 10m Air Pistol to give India their first medal


09:20 AM Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai wins the first Gold medal for India at Incheon Asian Games


09:12 AM: China’s Wenyan Sun and Yijing Sun pose before entering the water to perform during the synchronized swimming duets technical routine at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. (AP Photo)


09:07 AM: ITS A GOLD!!!!! India’s Jitu Rai wins the gold medal in 50m Air Pistol finals17th Asian Games


09:02 AM: India’s Jitu Rai assured of a medal in 50m Air Pistol finals


08:53 AM: India’s Jitu Rai drops to sixth spot after 8 shots in 50m Air Pistol finals


08:50 AM: India’s Jitu Rai stays at fourth spot after 6 shots in 50m Air Pistol finals


08:48 AM: India’s Jitu Rai at fourth spot after 3 shots in 50m Air Pistol finals


08:26 AM: Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in women’s 10m air pistol


08:24 AM: Handball: India lose 20-39 against Chinese Taipei in their Group D clash.


08:05 AM: Jung Jee-Hae later took silver in the individual women’s air pistol as the host country, who expect to finish second behind China in the eventual medals tally, were quickly off the mark.


08:05 AM: Lee Ha-Sung won the men’s changquan in the wushu competition, making up for Korean disappointment after their top-rated female shooters finished fourth in the 10m air pistol team event.


08:05 AM: Hosts South Korea struck gold on the first morning in a boost for the Asian Games.


07:46 AM: Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Mashkova and Irina Tsimbalova celebrate as they won a point against South Korea’s Yoon Hye-suk and Lee Eu-na during their women’s beach volleyball match at the 17th Asian Games at Songdo Global University Beach Volleyball Venue. (AP Photo)


07:44 AM: Indian doubles pair of Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy and Pradnya Gadre beat Z Zhang and R Wang 21-16, 21-17 to give India a 3-0 lead over Macau.


07:41 AM: South Korea’s Yoon Hye-suk and Lee Eu-na return the ball against Tatyana Mashkova and Irina Tsimbalova of Kazakhstan during their women’s beach volleyball match at the 17th Asian Games at Songdo Global University Beach Volleyball Venue. (AP Photo)


07:05 AM: World Championships bronze medallist PV Sindhu beats Teng lok U, 21-8, 21-9, to give India a 2-0 lead over Macau.


06:51 AM: India win first medal on the first day of competition at the Incheon Asian Games and it comes in the form of a bronze won by Shweta Chaudhry in 10m Air Pistol17th Asian Games


06:48 AM: India’s Shweta Chaudhry is assured of a medal, she is third in the standings after 16 shots.


06:43 AM: All eyes are on India’s Shweta Chaudhry who is still in the reckoning for a medal


06:41 AM: The Chinese shot consistently with Guo, who won the 10m individual title at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing third, Zhang seventh and Zhou eighth.


06:41 AM: The home team’s Kim Jang-Mi and newly-crowned world champion Jung Jee-Hae took the first two positions in the qualifying round, but team-mate Oh Mink-Yung came in 28th.


06:41 AM: In the 10m air pistol team events, medal winners are decided by combining the qualification scores of each team member, a rule that ruined South Korea’s chances.


06:33 AM: While Shweta Chaudhry sailed through, Malaika Goel and Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for 10m Air Pistol Women’s Team Finals


06:41 AM: The home team’s Kim Jang-Mi and newly-crowned world champion Jung Jee-Hae took the first two positions in the qualifying round, but team-mate Oh Mink-Yung came in 28th.


06:41 AM: In the 10m air pistol team events, medal winners are decided by combining the qualification scores of each team member, a rule that ruined South Korea’s chances.


06:33 AM: While Shweta Chaudhry sailed through, Malaika Goel and Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for 10m Air Pistol Women’s Team Finals


06:30 AM: Have a look at our photo gallery of the dazzling opening ceremony of the Asian Games


06:21 AM: India’s schedule on Day One of the competition at the Asian Games on Saturday.


06:16 AM: Hosts South Korea, who were the pre-Games favourites, finished a poor fourth behind silver-medallists Taiwan and Mongolia.


06:15 AM: China have won the first gold medal of the 2014 Asian Games when its women shooters — Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan — clinched the 10m air pistol team title.


06:07 AM:The women have an easy first round against Chinese Macao but face a tougher challenge against Thailand which will be spearheaded by former world champion Ratchanok Inthanon.


06:06 AM: London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has got India’s campaign to a winning start against Macau.


06:05 AM: North Korea’s presence has also been a distraction and organisers had to take down the communist state’s flag from venue neighbourhoods after complaints from anti-Pyongyang protesters.


06:02 AM: South Korea are looking to consolidate second spot in the medals table behind China, who swept a record 199 gold medals and 416 overall at Guangzhou 2010.

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