Asian Games Live: Rani Puts India Women Ahead In Hockey vs Thailand


On Day 8, Hima Das shone the brightest with a brand new record to her name, Muhammed Anas did enough to hold on to his status of a regional force and Dutee Chand won another battle of relevance on a jinx-breaking day for India at the Asian Games. Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual equestrian medal since 1982 besides guiding the country to a second-place finish in the team competition. The 9th day will start with equestrian for India as Kevic Setalvad and Chetan Reddy will be competing in the 1st qualification round of men’s individual jumping event. Later in the day, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, who have already been assured of medal at the Asian Games after winning the quarter-finals, will look to set up an all-Indian final at the 18th Asian Games. Sindhu takes on Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, while Nehwal will battle it out against the world number one Tzuing Tai. (MEDAL TALLY)

Live updates of Asian Games 2018, Day 9 straight from Jakarta, Indonesia

13:45 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | A hat-trick for captain Rani Rampal as she finds the back of the Thai goal. India are cruising now.

13:44 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | Navjot Kaur scores the fourth goal vs Thailand. India are looking comfortable now after failing to breach the Thai defence in the first two halves.

13:41 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | Monika gives India a 3-0 lead against Thailand in women’s Pool B match.

13:34 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | Rani Rampal scores the second goal of the match to give India 2-0 lead vs Thailand.

13:31 IST: In Hockey, at the end of third quarter, India still hold a slender 1-0 lead vs Thailand.

13:25 IST: In Squash, India beat Iran in women’s team Pool B match.

13:23 IST: In Hockey, GOAL | India’s Rani Rampal scores the opening goal for India in women’s Pool B match against Thailand. The Indian captain scooped the ball past the Thai goalkeeper. | India 1-0 Thailand.

13:13 IST: In Karate, India’s Vishal loses to Uzbekistan’s Shakhboz Akhatov 8-0 in men’s -84kg quarterfinal.

13:05 IST: In Hockey, at half-time, India 0-0 Thailand in women’s Pool B match.

12:47 IST: In Hockey, India 0-0 Thailand in women’s Pool B match at end of quarter 1.

12:45 IST: In Hockey, India comfortably resist the Thai attack that was building from the right flank. | India 0-0 Thailand.

12:40 IST: In Badminton, meanwhile, India’s PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 to enter women’s singles final. By virtue of this win, she becomes the first Indian player to enter the singles final. PV Sindhu will face Tai Tzu Ying in women’s singles final. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

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12:36 IST: In Hockey, India get a penalty corner bu Deep Grace Ekka’s drag-flick is saved by the goalkeeper. | India 0-0 Thailand

12:33 IST: In Squash, India beat Indonesia 3-0 in men’s team Pool B match.

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12:27 IST: In Hockey, India vs Thailand Pool B match begins. India will be looking to continue their fine form and register yet another win.

12:25 IST: In Squash, women’s team Pool B match between India and Iran is underway.

12:16 IST: In Volleyball, India lose 18-25, 19-25, 9-25 to China in women’s Pool B match.

12:14 IST: In Cycling, India finish in ninth place in men’s team sprint qualification round

12:05 IST: In Sailing, India finished in eight place in Race 9.

11:55 IST: In Badminton, PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-17 against Akane Yamaguchi in women’s singles semifinals. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

11:50 IST: In Cycling, India finish in seventh position in women’s team sprint event. China and Hong Kong qualify for the gold medal match.

11:49 IST: In Volleyball, India lose the second set 19-25 against China in women’s Pool B match.

11:35 IST: In Volleyball, India lose the first set 18-25 against China in women’s Pool B match

11:32 IST: In Badminton, India’s PV Sindhu faces Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in women’s singles semifinals. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

11:30 IST: In Squash, India lead Indonesia 1-0 in men’s Pool B match.

11:29 IST: In Table Tennis, India beat Macau 3-0 in men’s group D match.

11:20 IST: In Canoe, India finish in fifth place in men’s Canoe TBR 1,000m semifinal 1, fail to qualify for medal race. Will take part in Final B.

11:17 IST: In Volleyball, India are currently trailing 16-18 in the first set against China in women’s Pool B match.

11:13 IST: In Squash, men’s team Pool B match between Indian and Indonesia begins.

11:10 IST: MEDAL ALERT | In Badminton — Saina Nehwal takes home the bronze after losing her women’s singles semifinal match 17-21, 14-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

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11:00 IST: In Table Tennis, India lead 1-0 in their men’s Team Group D clash against Macau.

10:30 IST: In Badminton, Saina Nehwal faces Tai Tzu Ying in women’s singles semifinals. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE.

10:07 IST: In Sepak Takraw, India beat Nepal 21-5, 21-15 in men’s Regu Preliminary Group B match.

10:02 IST: In Equestrian, In 1st qualification of Jumping Team Equestrian event, India are in 17th position.

10:00 IST: In Equestrian, India not faring too well in 1st qualification of Jumping Individual Equestrian event. Best placed Indian, Kaevaan Kevic Setalvad, is in 50th place with Zahan Kevic Setalvad 57th and Chetan Reddy joint 63rd

09:48 IST: In Sepak Takraw, India lead the match 1-0 against Nepal after winning the first set.

09:47 IST: In Canoe, India finish second in men’s Canoe TBR 1000m Repechage round to qualify for the semifinals.

09:35 IST: In Sepak Takraw, Men’s Regu Preliminary Group B match between India and Nepal begins. India are currently leading 5-1 in the first set.

08:58 IST: In Canoe, India finish fifth in men’s Canoe TBR 1000m with a timing of 4:54.198, go into Repechage round.

08:40 IST: In Karate, India’s Sharath Kumar Jayendran loses 0-1 To Korea’s Muil Kim in men’s -75kg 1/16 final.

08:24 IST: Here is how the medal tally looks after Day 8 of Asian Games 2018.

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07:30 IST: India’s Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu will be in focus today as they take on Tai Tzu Ying and Akane Yamaguchi respectively in women’s singles badminton semi-finals. Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, will be looking to repeat his Commonwealth Games show in the men’s javelin throw final.

07:25 IST: RECAP | Fouaad Mirza Gives India Individual Equestrian Silver In Asiad After 36 Years. Read here.

07:20 IST: In Equestrian, India are currently fourth in Equestrian Jumping team 1st qualification. However, in Equestrian Jumping individual 1st Qualification, India’s Kevic Kaevaan Setalvad is currenlty 20th while Chetan Reddy Nukala is 37th, and Kevic Zahan Setalvad is 55th.

07:10 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 8 of Asian Games 2018.

The Indian women’s hockey team will play their group match against Thailand. The Indian team has scored 33 goals in their last three matches and have conceded only one in return. There are four boxing matches scheduled on Monday with Vikas Krishan going up against Pakistan’s Tanveer Ahmed in the 75kg middleweight category. The men will be competing in four separate weight categories. India’s flag-bearer Neeraj Chopra will be looking to repeat his Commonwealth Games show in the men’s javelin throw final. Alongside Neeraj Chopra, Nayana James and Neena Varakil will compete in the women’s long jump finals. Juana Murmu and Anu Raghavan will be competing in their 400m hurdles final. Men and women’s 3000m steeplechase final will see the participation of Shankar Lal Swami (men’s), Sudha Singh and Chinta Yadav.

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