Asian Games: India Crash Out in Quarters of Men's Volleyball

Updated: 01 October 2014 13:48 IST

India went down 2-3 against Japan in the quarterfinals of the men's volley.

Asian Games: India Crash Out in Quarters of Men's Volleyball
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Incheon:
Picture is for representational purpose only.

India fought hard before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the men's volley competition after losing 2-3 against fancied Japan at the 17th Asian Games, here on Wednesday. (Day 12 Blog | Medal Tally)

The Indians started brilliantly and pocketed the first set 25-20 in 24 minutes. (Read: MC Mary Kom Wins Historic Gold in Boxing)

But Japan got their acts together soon to drew parity by winning second set 25-19 in 23 minutes. (Read: Sarita Devi Refuses to Wear Bronze Medal, Weeps on Podium)

India once again restored their lead by winning the third set 25-23 before losing the next set 20-25 to take the match into the decider.

In the deciding set, it was a neck-and-neck fight between the two sides but in the end Japan held their nerves to win the set 15-13 and prevail over the Indians in the hard-fought quarterfinal duel that lasted an an hour and 53 minutes at the Songnim Gymnasium.

Topics : Volleyball Asian Games 2014
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