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Oct 4, 2014

China take two more golds on final day to break 150-mark

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – China won two more table tennis gold medals at the Asian Games on Saturday, pushing their overall tally to 151 for the multi-sports event, while hosts South Korea finished runners-up for a fifth straight Games ahead of Japan in third.

The South Koreans earned 79 golds in total, 11 shy of their pre-Games target, while Japan ended on 47 and were some way short of displacing the hosts as the next best in Asia.

Oct 4, 2014

Games-China take two more golds on final day to break 150-mark

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 4 (Reuters) – China won two more table tennis gold medals at the Asian Games on Saturday, pushing their overall tally to 151 for the multi-sports event, while hosts South Korea finished runners-up for a fifth straight Games ahead of Japan in third.

The South Koreans earned 79 golds in total, 11 shy of their pre-Games target, while Japan ended on 47 and were some way short of displacing the hosts as the next best in Asia.

Oct 4, 2014

Qatar hijab stand may open door to rule change: OCA chief

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Women’s basketball teams at future Asian Games could be allowed to wear hijabs thanks to the stand taken by Qatar’s players at the Incheon Asiad, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said on Saturday.

Qatar’s women had been asked to remove their head coverings before their opening game against Mongolia last week, but refused to abide by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules banning “headgear, hair accessories and jewellery”.

Oct 3, 2014

China’s hammer champion Zhang tests positive

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Women’s hammer champion Zhang Wenxiu of China has failed a doping test at the Asian Games and has been stripped of her gold medal, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Friday.

Zhang is the second gold medallist at the Games to test positive for a banned substance after Malaysia’s martial arts champion Tai Cheau Xuen was disqualified on Tuesday.

Oct 3, 2014

Kazakhstan win six boxing titles, Korea breaks drought

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s conveyor belt of amateur boxing talent churned out six men’s champions at the Asian Games on Friday, while hosts South Korea took two titles to bring their 12-year barren run to an end in Incheon.

The final day of boxing at the Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 Asiad crowned 10 men’s champions at Seonhak Gymnasium, with South Korean dynamo Shin Jong-hun getting the day off to a great start for the home crowd.

Oct 3, 2014

Bahrain’s Mahboob wins Asiad men’s marathon

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Kenyan-born Ali Hasan Mahboob won Asian Games gold for Bahrain in the men’s marathon on Friday after seeing off a spirited challenge from Japan’s Kohei Matsumara.

Mahboob, who was born ‘Silas Kirui’ in Kipsabet and made the switch to the Gulf state in 2005, crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 38 seconds, one second ahead of Mastumara and four ahead of another Japanese runner, Yuki Kawauchi, in third.

Oct 2, 2014

Games-South Korea beats North in feisty men’s soccer final

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 2 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Rim Chang-woo lashed home the winner in the last minute of extra time to give the Asian Games hosts a 1-0 win over fierce rivals North Korea in the final of the men’s soccer tournament on Thursday.

The scrappy goal at the end of 120 tense minutes sent South Korea’s wide-eyed players raging around the pitch in a crazed mix of relief and joy, while their shattered opponents dropped to their knees in tears, beating the ground in despair.

Oct 2, 2014

Indian boxer showed lack of sportsmanship, say organisers

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept her bronze medal on the podium went against the values of sportsmanship, Asian Games organisers said on Thursday, adding they were reviewing the incident and could take action against her.

Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over the South Korean fighter who had beaten her the previous day.

Oct 2, 2014

Boxer Sarita Devi showed lack of sportsmanship, say organisers

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept her bronze medal on the podium went against the values of sportsmanship, Asian Games organisers said on Thursday, adding they were reviewing the incident and could take action against her.

Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over the South Korean fighter who had beaten her the previous day.

Oct 2, 2014

Games-Indian boxer showed lack of sportsmanship, say organisers

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept her bronze medal on the podium went against the values of sportsmanship, Asian Games organisers said on Thursday, adding they were reviewing the incident and could take action against her.

Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over the South Korean fighter who had beaten her the previous day.

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      "Based in Singapore, I am the Chief Sub Editor for sports in Asia. In addition to sub editing duties I also compile monthly rotas for our team of deskers and reporters in the region, but I also get to do a lot of the fun stuff such as covering major sports events like the Olympics and World Cup."
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