XVI Asian Games Guangzhou 2010
The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asiad, is a multi-sport event that opened in Guangzhou, China on November 12 and finishes on November 27, 2010. Guangzhou is the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing in 1990. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao declared open the Games on Haixinsha Island. A total of 476 events in 42 sports will be contested by athletes from 45 nations, making it the largest event in the history of the Games. The games will also be co-hosted by Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei, the three neighbouring cities.
The 2010 Asian Games Indian Medal Winners is a list of athletes from India who have won gold, silver or bronze medals during the 2010 Asian Games, held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12 to November 27, 2010.
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(As of Saturday, November 27, 2010)
India sent 609 athletes to Guangzhou at the 16th Asian Games, and created history by recording their best-ever performance in Asian Games with 64 medals. India earned 14 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 33 bronze medals to jump to the sixth place. India had finished tength in the last edition of the Games in Doha with a tally of 10 gold, 17 silver 26 bronze medals.
Indian Gold Medal Winners
November 14, 2010
1) Pankaj Advani – Cue Sports Men’s English Billiards Singles
Pankaj Advani, 25-year-old six-time world champion, grabbed the first gold medal for India in the Asian Games in men’s billiards singles event. He defeated Myanmar’s Oo Nay Thway Ol by 3-2. He beat with frames 33-100, 100-61, 12-101, 101-4, 100-45 in the summit clash.
November 19, 2010
2) Bajrang Lal Takhar – Rowing Men’s Single Sculls
Bajrang Lal Takhar created history by winning maiden rowing gold medal in the men’s single sculls event in Asian Games. He clocked seven minutes 4.78 seconds. Takhar, 29, is a Subedar Naik belonging to the Rajputana Rifles. He is also a former handball and basketball player. He is an Arjuna Award winner too.
November 21, 2010
3) Ronjan Sodhi – Shooting Men’s Double Trap
Ronjan Sodhi, 31-year-old and ranked number 3 in the world, clinched the elusive gold in shooting in the Asian Games, by a four-point margin over Shaikh Almaktoum of UAE. He shot 47 out of 50 in the double trap final.
4) Sudha Singh – Athletics Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
Sudha, who holds the national record, won the race with a time of 9:55.67 against Chinese rival.
5) Preeja Sreedharan – Athletics Women’s 10,000m
Led india to a 1-2 finish in the 10000m. Kavita Raut came in second. The two were way ahead of their rivals. Incidentally, Kavita had beaten Preeja at CWG.
November 22, 2010
6) Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh – Tennis Men’s Doubles
Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh clinched the men’s doubles gold medal in tennis in the Asian Games with a 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-8 victory over the second-seeded Gong Maoxin and Li Zhe of China.
November 23, 2010
7) Somdev Devvarman – Tennis Men’s Singles
He beat a much-higher ranked opponent in Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.
November 25, 2010
(8) Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji – Athletics Women’s 400m Hurdles
23-year-old, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji bagged the gold in the women’s 400m hurdles event with a personal best timing of 56.15 seconds.
9) Joseph Abraham – Athletics Men’s 400m Hurdles
Joseph Abraham won gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles race with a personal best timing of 49.52 seconds. His time also became a national record in the event.
10) Vikas Krishnan – Boxing Men’s 60kg
Vikas Krishan won the gold in the men’s 60 kg boxing beating China’s Qing Hu 5-4 in a keenly fought bout. He became the youngest to win a boxing gold for India.
November 26, 2010
11) Indian Women Team – Kabaddi
The women’s kabaddi team beat Thailand 28-14 in a dominating performance to clinch the inaugural women’s kabaddi gold of the Asian Games.
12) Indian Men Team – Kabaddi
The men’s kabaddi team maintained their impeccable track record by winning the gold medal for the sixth time on the trot, demolishing Iran with a facile 37-20 margin.
13) Manjeet Kaur, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur – Athletics Women’s 4 x 400m Relay
The Indian women’s 4×400m relay team won the gold clocking 3 minutes 29.02 seconds. The victory gave India its fifth gold in athletics. The team had won at CWG too.
14) Vijender Singh – Boxing Men’s 75 kg
Vijender Singh pummeled Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan, the two-time world champion, into submission with a commanding 7-0 triumph. It was sweet revenge for Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist Vijender. Atoev had beaten the 25-year-old Indian at the World Championship semifinals last year.
Indian Silver Medal Winners
1) Men’s Snooker Team – Billiard Sports
2) Gagan Narang – Shooting
3) Team – Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol
4) Team – Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle
5) Team – Rowing Men’s Four
6) Team – Rowing Lightweight Men’s Four
7) Sandhyarani Wangkhem – Wushu Women’s Sanshou 60kg
(8) Men’s Team – Golf
9) Team – Rowing Men’s Eight
10) – Sailing – Open Match Racing
11) Kavita Raut – Athletics Women’s 10,000m
12) Sania Mirza / VARDHAN – Tennis Mixed Doubles
13) Tarundeep Rai – Archery Men’s Individual
14) Dinesh Kumar – Boxing Men’s 81kg
15) VIROTHU Santhosh Kumar – Boxing Men’s 64kg
16) SREEDHARAN Preeja – Athletics Women’s 5000m
17) SINGH Manpreet – Boxing Men’s 91kg
Indian Bronze Medal Winners
1) KUMAR Vijay – Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol
2) KUMAR Alok – Billiard Sports Men’s 8-Ball Pool Singles
3) Ashish Kumar – Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Floor
4) Dronavalli Harika – Chess Women’s Individual
5) Virdhawal Vikram – Swimming Men’s 50m Butterfly
6) Bimoljit Singh Mayanglambam – Wushu Men’s Sanshou 60kg
7) KUMAR Vijay – Shooting Men’s 25m Center Fire Pistol
(8) KHADE Virdhawal VK – Swimming Men’s 50m Butterfly
9) Bimoljit Singh Mayanglambam – Wushu Men’s Sanshou 60kg
10) Aditya Snehal Mehta – Billiard Men’s Snooker Singles
11) Pratima Puhana , Pramila Prava Minz – Rowing Women’s Pair
12) Team – Shooting Men’s Trap
13) Team – Shooting Men’s Double Trap
14) Saurav Ghosal – Squash Men’s Individual
15) Sania Mirza – Tennis Women’s Singles
16) Ravinder Singh – Wrestling Men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg
17) Sunilkumar Rana – Wrestling Men’s Greco-Roman 66 kg
18) Krishna Poonia – Athletics Women’s Discus Throw
19) Pramila Ganapathy Gudandda – Athletics Women’s Heptathlon
20) Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte – Boxing Women’s 48-51kg
21) Suranjoy Singh Mayengbam – Boxing Men’s 52kg
22) Kavita Goyat – Boxing Women’s 69-75kg
23) Paramjeet Samota – Boxing Men’s +91kg
24) Men’s Team – Squash
25) Women’s Team – Squash
26) Tintu Luka – Track and Field Women’s 800m
27) Mausam Khatri – Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 96 kg
28) Team – Men’s Hockey
29) YAMA Anup Kumar and PANCHAL Avani – Roller Sports Pairs Skating
30) RAUT Kavita – Athletics Women’s 5000m
31) GOYAT Kavita – Boxing Women’s 69-75kg
32) Men’s Team – Chess
33) YAMA Anup Kumar – Roller Sports Men’s Single Free Skating
This blog article is related to ongoing Asian Games. Indian Medal Winners published here will be updated everyday as the event progresses till November 27, 2010 when the Games close.
The 2010 Asian Games are the sixteenth Asian Games. The Games are scheduled to be held in Guangzhou, China between November 12, 2010 and November 27, 2010. Athletes from 45 nations are participating in 42 sports.
quest for glory has begun
XVI Asiad quest for glory has begun