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India finish 8th in Asian Games, 2 rungs lower than 2010 edition

October 04, 2014 14:09 IST
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India's gold medallist MC Mary Kom reacts during the medal ceremony for the women's fly (48-51kg) boxing competition at the Seonhak Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday.

India's gold medallist MC Mary Kom reacts during the medal ceremony for the women's fly (48-51kg) boxing competition at the Seonhak Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

India ended their 17th Asian Games campaign on Saturday at the eighth spot on the medals tally, a drop of two positions from the previous edition of the mega-event which drew to a close in Incheon.

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India signed off with 57 medals -- 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. The tally dipped considerably compared to the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China.

In 2010, the country had finished sixth with 65 medals -- 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze.

As expected, China ended their campaign on top, claiming a whopping 342 medals. The Chinese contingent walked away with 151 gold, 108 silver and 83 bronze medals.

Hosts South Korea finished a distant second with 234 medals -- 79 gold, 71 silver and 77 bronze. They were followed by the Japanese, who notched up 200 medals, including 47 gold, 76 silver and 77 bronze.

The line-up of top-three remained the same as the previous edition.

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