Kabaddi teams make smooth progress; golfers fail

Seven time champions and favourites again, the Indian men’s kabaddi team kick-started their Asian Games campaign on a thumping note, crushing Bangladesh 30-15 here on Sunday.

Winners of gold since the inception of the sport, the Indians just ran their neighbours ragged, easing home in their Group A match.

The women counterpart also made mincemeat of Ban­gladesh, trouncing them 29-18 in a Group A clash.

Golfers disappoint

Indian golfers returned empty from the continental bash with many misfiring, barring Uda­yan Mane.

Mane finished the best amongst his compatriots in the individual championship, his final round three-under 69 helping him end tied seventh. Manu Gandas ended tied 11th, Feroz Singh Garewal tied 19th and Samarth Dwivedi way back at tied 32nd. Owing to the poor individual performances, Indian finished sixth in the team championship.

The women fared even worse, Gurbani Singh managing the best finish of 15th after carding 74. Aditi Ashok was 21st while Astha Madan signed off 24th as the team ended 8th.

Hoopsters crash out

The Indian women basketball team’s fine run came to an end in brutal fashion, beaten 70-37 by Japan in the quarterfinal match. The Japanese were just too good for the Indians, winning each other quarter by huge wins, perfectly reflected on the final scoreline.

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