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India at the Asian Games 2014

Sports | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

India’s performance at the 2014 Asian Games

Medal Tally : India

India won 11 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 36 bronze medals at the 2014 Asian Games. It finished eighth, with a final medal tally of 57.

India had done better in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. China’s presence in the Asian Games is a big factor in the change in results.

Mary Kom

Mary Kom won a historic gold medal, her first ever in women’s boxing, flyweight class, at the Asian Games.

Sarita Devi

In contrast, Sarita Devi lost out on a place in the women’s boxing, lightweight class, final due to poor judging. She refused to accept the bronze but apologised later and took the medal.

Jitu Rai

World no.5 Jitu Rai was the first off the mark when he won the gold in the 50 m pistol event in men’s shooting.

Indian Hockey Team

The Indian hockey team created history by winning an Asian Games gold medal after sixteen years. They won 4-2 in the penalty shootout against Pakistan. This win directly catapaults them in the Rio Olympics without having to play the qualifiers.

Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt’s gold medal win in wrestling was the first for India in 28 years at the Asian Games, in that category.

India National Kabaddi Team

The Indian men and women playing kabaddi both defeated Iran to win their gold medals.

Manju Bala

Manju Bala got a silver medal in hammer throw, after the gold medalist was tested positive for taking drugs.

Abhishek Verma

The young Indian archer Abhishek Verma, who had received a 2014 Arjuna award, won a gold medal here in the team event.

4 × 400 Metres Relay

In the 4*400 m relay race, Priyanka Pawar, Mandeep Kaur, Tintu Luka and MR Poovamma won the gold medal. This was one of the four golds we got in athletics.

Seema Punia and Sania Mirza

Seema Punia won the gold at the women’s discus throw. Sania Mirza and her companion won gold at the women’s mixed doubles in tennis.

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