Updated: November 24, 2010 19:46 IST

Asiad, Day 12 (7. 30 am till 2 pm) - As it happened

Ashwin Achal
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India's India's Bharat Inder Singh competes in the men's decathlon shot put. Bharat was placed second in the decathlon after the shot put round.
AP India's India's Bharat Inder Singh competes in the men's decathlon shot put. Bharat was placed second in the decathlon after the shot put round.

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14:00: Both the men's and the women's Kabaddi teams are through to the semifinal stage of the competition. The semis will happen tomorrow.

13:48: Tarundeep Rai loses the final and settles for silver in men's archery. Win Woojin of South Korea wins gold.

13:37: That's it! Krishan is through to the final of the 60 kg boxing. Strolls through the third round and finishes with a 7-0 victory for the 18-year old.

13:39: Krishan takes another point in a uneventful second round. 4-0 up and he looks good to wrap up with fight.

13:29: Krishan starts superbly! 3-0 up at the end of round one. Prepared to fall back in defence as a priority, then let loose on attack only when a clear opportunity presents itself.

13:27: And we're off. The fight begins! Krishan v Hurshid from Uzbekistan for a place in the men's 60kg final.

13:24: Krishan's bout just about to get underway.

13:15: Vikas Krishan is up next in the men's 60 kg boxing. Will he do better than Suranjoy?

13:13: Tarundeep Rai will compete in the men's gold medal match after he defeated Sung Chia in the archery semifinals.

13:10: Japan steals the bronze medal in women's hockey. India did well to take the match into extra time, but lost after japan scored a golden goal. Terrible disappointment for the Indian women.

13:06: Very close fight but Suranjoy loses 5-6 to Chang in the men's 52 kg. Real pity, Suranjoy gave it all, but couldn't penetrate Chang's defence. Bronze for Suranjoy, could have gone either way this one.

13:00: Exhilirating second round!!! Siranjoy Singh looked in a fit of rage in the second round. He ties it at 5-5 after being down 0-3. He has his opponent scurrying for cover for the most part!!

12:56: At the end of the first round, Suranjoy in trouble, down 0-3. He is throwing his punches, but unable to connect.

12:54: And finally, we have Suranjoy in action. He is down 0-2 in the first round though.

12:52: End of regular time in the game between India and Japan and the score is tied at 0-0. Extra time now.

12:51: Listless last few minutes. Think we're destined for extra time.

12:48: 3 minutes left before we go to extra time.

12:41: 'Chota Tyson' Suranjoy will be in action very soon. Looking forward to the boxing action. We have 9 boxers competing today in total. Expect some high adrenaline action.

12:40: 12 minutes to go and no goals. Will we see a goal of brilliance in the dying minutes?

12:37: Some disappointing news from the shotting arena. PTI has this: Indian skeet shooters signed off their Asian Games campaign without a medal after finishing seventh in the men’s team event and failing to qualify for the individual competition here on Wednesday.

12:34: Bronze for Kavita, but expect Mary Kom to go at least one better in her campaign. Mary Kom's match is scheduled to begin at about 16:30 IST

12:33: Kavita Goyat loses 1-4 to Li of China. So Kavita Goyat with the bronze after this defeat.

12:32: And as promised, we have boxing action. Kavita Goyat up against Li of China in the women's 69-75 kg semifinal.

12:27: There have been quite a few penalty corners in the game, but none comverted. Could this prove costly for the losing team when the match ends?

12:25: Penalty corner for Japan. Nothing comes off it.

12:25: Chances hard to come by here. Both teams yet to open their account.

12:21: I had mentioned that Japan beat India in the prelims. The score was 3-0 in Japan's favour.

12:18: Boxing action about to begin, but we'll stick to hockey for now.

12:08: So the half time hooter goes and we're at 0-0. Japan beat India in the earlier round robin match, will they do it again?

12:03: India unable to string passes together, losing possession to the Japanese.

Japan have been the better team in the half, having created more opportunities.

12:01: We are heading to the end of the first half and we're still without a goal.

11:46: Two penalty corner for India, but both wasted. Second wasn't trapped.

11:39: No real chances for either team so far, bit scrappy so far.

11:32: No goals and we're 28 minutes from the end of the first half.

11:32: Japan will the early advantage, keeping possession of the ball in the first 5 minutes.

11:29: And we're all set for this crucial match. The game about to begin.

11:26: Move on to the Aoti hockey field where the Indian women take on Japan for the bronze medal in hockey.

11:21: In the second quarter and South Korea lead by 4.

11:20: Refreshing to see a basketball game without too many time-outs. The number of time-outs allowed in the NBA is ridiculous. Breaks the continuity and is quite frustrating.

11:17: 3-point difference now. South Korea lead 35-32.

11:16: Sundaram.J.S. has high praise for athlete Akkunji: I saw Ashwini Akkunji and Murmu Jauna sprinting in the qualifications and I can tell you one thing for sure - Ashwini Chidanand Akkunji, the tall lass from Karnataka, has some potential. If she pursues her career in the hurdles she can be an Olympic champion. She just destroyed the field in the qualifications, that too with relative ease.

11:14: In fact, the South Korean team is even shorter than their opponents. So expect some fast paced action. No tall, lumbering Shaq like plays here.

11:12: The Philippines team isn't too tall, but they sure are speedy.

11:11: It's a 5-point game as Korea lead 30-25.

11:10: Time for basketball now. South Korea taking on the Philippines.

10:59: Valentina is through to the quarterfinals in the women's 50 kg karate.

10:38: T. Balaji mentions that Ashwini Akkunji and Murmu Jauna have qualified by finishing first in their respective heats. You're right Balaji, it is not often that two Indians qualify for an athletics final by winning their heats.

The boxing will begin at around noon.

10:36: Bit of a lull in proceedings as far as Indian interests go. Waiting eagerly for the boxing matches to start.

10:18: Ashwini Akkunji and Murmu Jauna qualify for the 400m hurdles finals.

09:59: A bit of cricket and Afghanistan have reached the semifinals of the men's cricket event. They beat Hong Kong by 8 wickets to go through to the last 4. Afghanistan making rapids strides in cricket. Yes, yes, I know the stronger teams are not competing in the Games, but you must must give credit to Afghanistan for rising to a force in really short time since the game's recent inception in the country.

09:57: So the quartet of Joshna, Anaka, Dipika Pallikal and Anwesha Reddy bringing bronze for India in the team event. The Malaysians were way too strong for the Indians in this tie. Click here to read the report.

09:44: Indian women have won the team squash bronze. The team of Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony lost to Malaysia in the semifinals and settled for bronze.

09:18: Let's head into wrestling, time for a quick recap of the results today. Ram Vir loses in the 84kg freestyle, adav Narsingh loses in the quarterfinal in the 74 kg freestyle, Pradeep Singh goes down in the quarterfinals too.

09:02: Bharath Inder Singh in second place in the men's decathlon after the shot put competition.

08:54: Shot put now. Part of the decathlon. Bharath Inder Singh likely to move to second place after the the shot put stage.

08:50: 47-21. Thats the final score in the India-South Korea match. Comfortable win for India in the Group A match

08:47: Want to remind you that there is a whole lot of boxing coming up today. 'Chota Tyson' Suranjoy, Vijender and Paramjeet are some of the boxers we will follow today.

08:42: Into the second half and India have opened up a big lead. 31-13 now.

08:28: India up 20-11 at half time. Still a fair bit to go in this match though. Things could turn around for South Korea.

08:26: An Indian stopper puts the spear on a raider. A spear, you will remember, is a popular WWE finishing move where you use your body as a spear to the opponent's hip.

08:23: India lead 16-6.

08:20: Raider Mamta goes in and then slowly walks back into her half. As she walks back, a South Korean stopper attempts to pin her. But Mamta is wise to it. "You want a piece of me? No? Yeah, I thought as much", says Mamta.

08:18: These Indian stoppers are made of steel. One stopper just raised the South Korean raiders' leg way up in the air. Absolutely no hope for the raider to do anything but give up.

08:18: Women's kabaddi now with India taking on South Korea. India leads 12-4.

08:14: Sung Chia beats Rahul Banerjee to advance to the quarterfinal round. Rahul Banerjee was below-par in this match. The 6 that he shot in the third set indicative of his patchy form in the match.

08:12: Poor set from both archers, but Sung wins it with 25 by one point (8,8,9)

08:10: Rahul loses the first set.

08:06: Rahul Banerjee now. He is up against Sung Chia of Chinese Taipei.

08:05: Tarundeep wins his match against Cheng 6-2. He is through to the quarterfinal round.

08:02: Cheng takes the third set. It is 4-2 now in Rai's favour. A set is worth two points.

08:01: Rahul Banerjee's match is up next.

07:59: Tarundeep wins the first two sets. A perfect 30 (three 10s) in the second set.

07:55: First Indian interest of the day as Tarundeep Rai takes on Malaysian Cheng in men's archery

07:52: And we have the first injury of the day. The Iranian athlete in the decathlon breaks down with a muscle cramp. On his way to the hospital now.

Let us 'jump' staright to the action, we have the long jump, an event in the men's decathlon. You see what I did there? Jump into long jump.

Welcome to The Hindu's coverage of the Asian Games. A late start today. You guessed it, technical problems.

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