Asian Games 2018 Day 14 Highlights: India Win Boxing, Bridge Gold; Silver In Women's Squash
2018 Asian Games: India won gold in boxing and bridge and later went onto clinch the silver medal in women's squash team event.
India's Amit Panghal defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in a 3-2 split verdict to win gold in men's Light Fly (49kg) boxing event on Day 14 of the Asian Games 2018. Amit, who made his debut at the Games, showed immense tactical brilliance, especially in defence to defeat his opponent, who has an iconic status in international boxing. Dusmatov won a silver in the world championships last year. Apart from a boxing gold, the Indian pair of Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar won gold in men's Pair Bridge event. By virtue of boxing and bridge golds, India's gold medal tally now stands at 15. Later in the day, India clinched the silver medal in women's squash team event. The women's squash team comprises of Dipika Pallikal, Johna Chinappa, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna. In Bridge, The 60-year-old Pranab and 56-year-old Shibhnath finished at the top after scoring 384 points in the finals. The Chinese pair of Lixin Yang and Gang Chen won the silver with a score of 378 and the Indonesian combination of Henky Lasut and Freddy Eddy Manoppo bagged the bronze scoring 374 here. Another Indian pair of Sumit Mukherjee and Debabrata Majumder finished at the ninth place in men's Pair Bridge event with a score of 333. (MEDAL TALLY)
Highlights of Asian Games 2018, Day 14 straight from Jakarta, Indonesia
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20:28 IST: India's Siddharth Pardeshi finishes on the ninth spot with 375.30 points in the Diving Men's 10m Platform event.
19:25 IST: In Diving, the men's 10m platform final featuring India's Siddharth Pardeshi begins.
14:59 IST: MEDAL ALERT | India take home the silver after losing 0-2 to Hong Kong in women's team squash final event. The team comprises of Dipika Pallikal, Johna Chinappa, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna.
14:22 IST: GOLD MEDAL MATCH: The Indian women's squash team is currently trailing 0-1 against Hong Kong.
13:48 IST: In Diving, India's Siddharth Bajrang Pardeshi qualifies for the men's 10m platform final.
13:44 IST: The women's team gold medal match between India and Hong Kong begins.
13:45 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Pranab Bardhan/Shibnath Sarkar win gold in men's Pair Bridge event. This is India's 15th gold at the Games.
13:43 IST: MEDAL ALERT | Amit Panghal wins gold in men's Light Fly (49kg) boxing event. This is India's 14th gold medal at the Games. The 22-year-old boxer has defeated the 2016 Olympic champion.
12:30 IST: Men's Light Fly 49kg Boxing final between India's Amit Panghal and Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan begins.
12:08 IST: India's Amit Panghal will be up against Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in men's Light Fly 49kg final shortly. Stay tuned.
10:07 IST: In Kayak, India finish last in women's 500m (K4) final. China won gold, Kazakhstan claimed silver and Uzbekistan took home the bronze.
09:45 IST: In Kayak, India will shortly be in action in women's 500m Kayak Four (K4) event.
08:30 IST: In Judo, India's campaign comes to an end as they lose 0-4 to Kazakhstan in mixed team quarterfinals.
08:18 IST: In Judo, India trailing 0-2 against Kazakhstan in mixed team quarterfinal.
07:49 IST: In Judo, India beat Nepal 4-1 in mixed team elimination Round of 16 match. India will now meet Kazakhstan in the quarterfinal.
07:45 IST: In Judo, India are currently leading 3-1 against Nepal in mixed team elimination Round of 16 match.
07:40 IST: In Judo, India are currently leading 2-0 against Nepal in mixed team elimination Round of 16 match.
07:37 IST: In Judo, Mixed team elimination Round of 16 match between India and Nepal is underway.
07:35 IST: In Canoe, Not a great start for India on Day 14 of the Games as Prakant Sharma/Jamesboy Singh Oinam finish last in men's 200m Canoe double (C2) event.
07:12 IST: While Amit Phangal and the Indian women's squash team will gun for gold, the Indian hockey team will take on Pakistan in a bronze medal match.
07:10 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 14 of Asian Games 2018.
It was India's second silver medal in women's hockey in Asiad history. The last time they had finished second was in the 1998 edition in which they lost to South Korea with the same scoreline. In the sailing competition, Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar bagged a silver medal in the 49er FX women category, while Harshita Tomar settled for bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 category. In the 49er FX category, Varsha and Sweta scored a total of 44 points and 40 net points to finish second behind Singapore's Min Kimberly Lim and Rui Qi Cecilia Low, who got 44 total points and 14 net points. In the Open Laser 4.7 category, Harshita scored a total of 62 points and 50 net points to finish third.
In squash, Indian's women's team of Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna entered the finals with a 2-0 victory over Malaysia. In the finals, India will take on Hong Kong, who defeated Japan 2-0. Joshna Chinappa registered a 3-2 (10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11) victory over legendary Nicol David, while Dipika crushed Low Wee Wern 3-0 (2-11, 9-11, 7-11) to give India an unassailable 2-0 lead.
In the men's category, the Indian team, comprising Saurav Ghoshal, Harinder Sandhu, Ramit Tondon and Mahesh Mangaonkar, lost 0-2 to Hong Kong and settled for bronze medal. While Sourav lost 0-3 (6-11, 9-11, 11-13) to Max Lee, Harinder fell 1-3 (9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 3-11) to Leo Au as Hong Kong won 2-0 to set up a title clash against Malaysia.
In table tennis, it was the end of road for singles shuttlers as Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal lost their respective singles matches while men's and women's team shined. Sharath lost 7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 16-14, 9-11 to Chuang Chihyuan of Taiwan in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals. Manika lost 2-11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 4-11 in a pre-quarterfinal contest against Wang Manyu of China.
In boxing, Amit advanced to the finals as he registered a 3-2 split decision victory over Carlo Paalam of the Philippines to enter the finals of the men's light flyweight (49 kg) category.