Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Doha Update

3 Golds in Waiting India is assured of three silver medals atleast, there are very high chances of those three medals be golds. All three of them are in Tennis. Sania Mirza has reached the singles finals as well as mixed-doubles with Leander Paes who also has reached the men's doubles finals with Mahesh Bhupati. It has been a fantastic asian games for sania who earlier won the silver medal in the women's team event.

Chess Gold Almost Assured. India is very much assured of team gold in the mind game. The Indians have now won each of their seven matches for a total of 18.5 points - a lead of 4.5 points lead over its nearest rival China (14 points) with two rounds to go. Indian Humpy won the gold earlier in the individual category. Chess is being introduced for the first time in asian games.

Women Athletes Shine.
Indian women athletes continued their fine outing in the Asian Games with a Gold in the 4*400 metres relay bagging gold while the men captured the silver medal. Sinimole Poulose won a bronze medal in the women's 1500 metre with a timing of 4 minutes and 15.09.

China Stun Pakistan Also. China delt a big blow to other hockey giant pakistan by defeating them in the semi finals 2-1 in the games. Lu slammed in a rebound from goalkeeper Nasir Ahmed, who had blocked the penalty corner drive, in the 10th minute of the golden goal extra-period to create a new benchmark in Chinese hockey. China will face South Korea in the finals.

Jaspal Rana to fly back. Jaspal Rana is declared the best sportsperson of the games and he will fly back to receive the honour in the closing ceremony. Rana took three golds in the games.

India is meanwhile 9th in the medal table with 7 Golds 16 silver and 19 bronze (42 total). Today there are high chances of india climbing up the tally.
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