Asiad day-3: Two Bronze and a history in making yet otherwise bland for India.

Deepika Pallikal
Deepika Pallikal

India added a new chapter to its Asiad history in squash as Saurav Ghosal as the first Indian made it to the final otherwise with two Bronze Medals the third day in Incheon can be termed all but impressive in the Indian camp.

At the shooting range Indian marks women team comprising Hina Sindhu, Anisha Sayed and Rahi Sornobat scored 1729 to finish third for a bronze behind china (1747) and the host Korea (1748). This is India’s fourth medal haul from shooting including Jitu Rai’s first day Gold.
India’s squash ace Saurav Ghosal defeated his Malaysian rival Aung Beng Hi in a three setter encounter to enter into the final to ensure change of his medal’s color he had won in the last Asiad at Beijing. Earlier Deepika Pallikal could stand just tor 25 minutes before world No.1 Nicole David to be content with the Bronze. However this is the first individual Asiad medal win in squash by a woman for India.

In tennis both the men and women team performed miserable to be out of the medal race. The men’s team somewhat gave some resistance before being prevailed upon by Kazakhstan but the women team found to be no match for their Kazahakhastani counterpart in Skill and stamina.
There is no good news from the football ground. The Indian team, after the 5-0 dubbing in the first match against UAE in the first encounter, showed some resilience but not that enough to check the second defeat. India lost to Jordan by a goal margin of 0-2.
However India’s women hockey team began their campaign with a winning note. They defeated Thailand 3-0 in their opening match.


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