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India at the Asian Games: Gold for Kabaddi teams; 5th place finish in volleyball

Last updated on: October 03, 2014 17:40 IST

Gold medal winning Indian womens Kabaddi team pose during the award ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday

Gold medal winning Indian womens Kabaddi team pose during the award ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday. Photograph: PTI

India ended their campaign in the 17th Asian Games, maintaining their dominance on the kabaddi mat with two gold medals as the country rose a rung to eighth in the overall standings on the penultimate day of competitions in Incheon on Friday.

India now has a total of 57 medals.

The two gold medals provided the final flourish for India at the Games.

Staging a fantastic second-half recovery, the Indian men surged to their seventh straight gold by defeating Iran 27-25 in a thrilling final at the Songdo University Gymnasium.

Earlier in the day the woman's team won their final 31-21.

Indian men finish 5th in Asiad volleyball

India prevailed over Qatar 3-2 in a hard-fought contest to finish fifth in the men's volleyball competition at the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon on Friday.

In men's 5th-6th place classification match at the Songnim Gymnasium, the Indians rallied to beat the Qataris 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-10 in a keenly contested match, which lasted an hour and 47 minutes.

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The match swung like a pendulum before India managed to have the last laugh. India finished with a total of 105 points as against 103 scored by their opponents.

The Indians started brilliantly and pocketed the first set 25-21 in 22 minutes, but Qatar got their act together soon to drew parity by winning the next one 25-20 to level the scores 1-1.

The Indians fought back to restore their lead by winning the third set 25-22 but failed to capitalise on the advantage.

They once again squandered the lead to let Qatar snatch the fourth game 25-20 and take the match to the decider.

In the deciding set, the Indians held their nerves to make it 15-10.

Gurinder Singh was the top-scorer with 20 points while Govindarajan Ramakrishnan Vaishnav, Naveen Raja Jacob Manidurai and Prabagaran scored 18 points each to help India post a victory on the penultimate day of the competition.

For Qatar, Ribeiro Renan was the highest scorer with 21 points to his credit.

Bronze medal winner Indias Vikas Krishhan at the medal ceremony for the men's middle weight boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday.

Bronze medal winner, India's Vikas Krishhan at the medal ceremony for the men's middle weight boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday. Photograph: PTI

Indians disappoint in Taekwondo

There was no cheer for India's taekwondo players at the Asian Games with Shaloo Raikwar and Margarette Maria losing their respective quarter-final bouts in contrasting fashion.

Shaloo lost her 73kg bout to Alfahad Abrar of Kuwait when both players finished 3-3 after the regulation four rounds but Abrar was declared 'Winner on Superiority' as the Indian had conceded two penalty points against her rival's one.

Later, Maria lost 1-15 to China's Li Donghua in the 73kg quarter-final.

The Indian was tied 1-1 with her rival in the opening round but failed to log a single point after that.

All of Donghua's 15 points came off attacks before the bout was awarded to her at the end of the third round for the huge lead she had taken.