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Amlan Chakraborty

Asian Games: China stays well ahead of the pack, Japan gets Tokyo boost

03 Sep 2018

JAKARTA China quietly continued their domination of the region's sporting arena, while 2020 Summer Olympics host Japan were buoyed by plenty of encouraging performances at the 18th Asian Games which ended in Indonesia on Sunday.

Asian Games: Never-say-die Japan pip Malaysia to Asiad hockey gold

01 Sep 2018

JAKARTA Japan staged a spectacular regulation time comeback to draw 6-6 before edging out Malaysia 3-1 in a penalty shootout and claim the men's hockey gold at the Asian Games on Saturday.

Asian Games: The alchemist behind India's heptathlon gold

01 Sep 2018

JAKARTA As she climbed down the steps at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Swapna Barman, India's newly-minted Asian Games heptathlon champion, handed over her gold medal to a bearded man and bent down to touch his feet.

Asian Games: Swapna Barman hopes focus shifts from feet to feat

31 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Swapna Barman's claim to fame before landing in Jakarta was as the athlete with 12 toes but the 21-year-old will return home having forged a new identity after winning India's first Asian Games gold in the heptathlon.

Asian Games: Olympic a distant dream despite Asiad boost - esports chief

29 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Esports' Olympic inclusion remains a distant dream despite its successful Asian Games debut as a demonstration sport in Jakarta, the game's continental chief said on Wednesday.

Asian Games: Korean archer refuses to celebrate after beating compatriot

28 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min is not the only South Korean chasing an Asian Games gold to avoid military service and the issue influenced celebration in Tuesday's archery final in the men's individual recurve event.

Asian Games: Twins make it a double sister act in Jakarta synchro final

28 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Two sets of twins stood on the podium with Asian Games medals around their necks after the final of women's duet in synchronised swimming on Tuesday.

Asian Games: Vocal volleys part of the job for India's hockey goalie

27 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Most athletes are happy to let their performance do the talking but India's hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh sees strenuously exercising his vocal cords a key part of his job.

Games-Vocal vollies part of the job for India's hockey goalie

27 Aug 2018

JAKARTA, Aug 27 Most athletes are happy to let their performance do the talking but India's hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh sees strenuously exercising his vocal cords a key part of his job.

Indonesia optimistic during best ever Asian Games

26 Aug 2018

JAKARTA It is only the halfway stage of the Asian Games yet hosts Indonesia have already secured their best-ever showing after surpassing the 11 golds they won at their first home Games in 1962.

World News

China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail

Any plots to sow discord in China's ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Tuesday, as Beijing fends off criticism of its economic projects in Pakistan and a clampdown in China's western Xinjiang region.