Aditya Mehta lost the snooker semifinals to Chun Marco Fu Ka of Hong Kong 20-62, 7-60, 68-55, 15-59, 21-71 but he had already ensured a bronze medal for India at the Asian Games Town Gymnasium here on Saturday.

In a nerve-wracking quarterfinal that went past midnight on Friday, the 25-year-old Aditya Mehta had beaten Boon Chin Ang of Singapore 70-13, 0-79, 74-8, 58-71, 54-77, 72-8, 85-39.

It was the second medal for Aditya Mehta, who had been part of the bronze winning team in the last edition. He was part of the silver winning team this time.

In squash, Saurav Ghosal, lost to Mohamad Azlan Iskandar of Malaysia, 5-11, 11-6, 5-11, 10-12, but he too had ensured a bronze medal, the way he had done in the last edition in Doha.

In archery qualification, Rahul Banerjee (1335), Tarundeep Rai (1332), Mangal Singh Champia (1331) and Jayanta Talukdar (1330) were ranked 8, 9, 10 and 12 respectively. The Indian team was ranked fourth with 3996 points even as Korea gave a glimpse of its class with a Games record score of 4114 that improved its own mark of 4003 set in Busan in 2002.

In basketball, Korea beat India 98-44 in the preliminary round match in the women's section. Geethu Anna Jose and Anitha Durai scored 13 points each.

In women's volleyball, Japan beat India 25-23, 25-16, 25-17 in the preliminary league encounter. In the men's placings match, India beat Qatar 25-15, 25-13, 25-20.

In women's handball preliminary match, Japan beat India 32-16. The Indian men beat Mongolia 56-22 in a preliminary match.

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