Asian Games

Asian Games: India beat Pakistan to win historic Hockey gold after 16 years

India defeated Pakistan to clinch their gold medal after 16 years in the Asian games 2014. It was a dramatic match as the teams went in to the shootout tied 1-1. Goalkeeper P Sreejesh saved as many as three shots in the shootout to see India home. Pakistan were the defending champions at the Asian Games. They took an early lead with a goal in the first quarter, but India

Asian Games: Boxer Sarita Devi refuses to wear bronze medal

An inconsolable Sarita Devi on Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal at the podium protesting her controversial defeat against the South Korean boxer at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon. In never-seen-before visuals aired by the official broadcaster of the Games, Ten Sports, Sarita was seen crying incessantly on the podium and refused repeated attempts to put bronze medal around her neck. India’s protest against the outcome of an

Asian Games: Jitu Rai wins India's first gold in 50m Pistol

Ace Indian shooter 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 on Saturday. Fresh from his 50m Pistol silver in the World Championships, the Lucknow-based shooter completed a grand double as he had won a gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier this year. The shooter, who serves the Gurkha regiment,

Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand

Just ahead of the Asian Games, star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal split with the national head coach Pullela Gopichand as she has decided to train under former India coach Vimal Kumar. The Olympic bronze medallist had also conveyed the decision to Gopicahnd during the recently concluded World Championships in Denmark. The 24-year-old has decided to move to Bangalore to work under Vimal Kumar for the upcoming Asian Games, which will