Asian Games 2010,Guangzhoua china( November 12 to 27, 2010)

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    The Official Website for XVI Asiad Guangzhoua china( November 12 to 27, 2010)




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    Duration: November 12 to 27, 2010
    Host City: Guangzhou
    Co-Host Cities: Shanwei, Dongguan and Foshan.

    Participation: 45 Asian nations will join this event in 42 different sports.
    The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, or the XVI Asiad, as it is also known, will most likely follow the impressive pattern set by the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, i.e., the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games will most likely be a spectacular event. The event, which takes place later this fall (November 12th-27th), will also be the last of its kind, since the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), under whose auspices the Asiad is held, has decided to restructure the event, such that it will no longer be on the sweeping scale that it has developed into in recent years.

    Given that the current host is China and given that the XVI Asiad marks the end of an era, as it were, the Chinese hosts are most likely to make the XVI Asiad a sports celebration to remember, so if you are a diehard sports enthusiast, the place to be during the latter half of November of this year is decidedly Guangzhou!
     
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    Finishing fourth in this edition will be a great achievement.
     
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    Indian shooting coach predicts modest harvest in Asian Games


    Indian shooting coach predicts modest harvest in Asian Games
    India national shooting coach Sunny Thomas does not expect his wards to replicate their outstanding performance in the ongoing 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in next month's Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
    The veteran mentor said the level of competition in the Asian Games is way higher compared to the Commonwealth Games.
    "Asian Games are going to be much more difficult. China is there and their standard, as we all know, is very, very high," he said.
    Thomas, however, believes that Indian shooters will hold their own against some of the best shooters in the region in the Guangzhou meet.
    "We are definitely improving. From one medal in '94 we have come a long way. And I must say we have got the best rapid fire team in the world," he said.
    Aside from China, other teams to watch in the Asian Games shooting competition are Kazakhstan, South Korea, North Korea and Thailand.
    Thomas, who has served as the national team chief coach over the past 17 years, also said that they are trying to recruit a foreign coach for the pistol team.
    "Our problem is that we don't have a foreign pistol coach. We had a great pistol coach from Australia who was with us for 7-8 years from 1993. We feel indebted to him," Thomas said.
    Pavell Smirnoff was initially approached to be the coach of the pistol squad but he opted to remain with the Indian Army after they hiked up his salary.
    India has so far won 23 medals in the New Delhi meet, including 13 golds. Thomas is confident that his wards will surpass their 27-medal haul at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games four years ago.
    "There are more events to come and there is a possibility of winning more medals. God willing, we will better 27 or at least equal that," he said.
     
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    It will be an uphill task for India at the Asian Games


    The accomplishment and euphoria following India's grand show in the archery event of the Commonwealth Games, especially in the recurve section, will matter little when the Asian Games come around at Guangzhou in a month's time.

    The three gold, one silver and four bronze medals, out of which the silver and a bronze were earned from the compound section, do not ensure India's success in China by any stretch of the imagination.

    The trio which represented India in recurve at the New Delhi Games will remain the same but will be bolstered by the fourth member, Mangal Singh Champia in the men's and Rimil Buruily in the distaff section.

    Out of 141 archers from 24 countries and territories that participated here, only seven were considered worth following including the host. In fact, only Australia, England, Canada and Malaysia, apart from the host, were of some class in the recurve segment.

    The Asian Games, however, will be a different kind of competition in archery. The quadrennial showpiece will be just behind the World championship and Olympic Games in terms of standards.

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    “We are expecting at least three medals from the Asian Games,” said Archery Association of India (AAI) Secretary-General Paresh Nath Mukherjee. “I cannot predict the colour of the medals though. Indian archers have really done well at the Commonwealth Games and we only need to carry the confidence to the Asian Games.”

    Among the Indians who performed at the Commonwealth Games, Jayanta Talukdar was the highest ranked in the world at No. 5 followed by Simon Terry at No. 8 and Crispin Duenas of Canada at 11. Rahul Banerjee was 15th and Malaysia's Cheng Chu Sian was 19th. Similarly, on the women's side, Deepika Kumar of India was ranked No. 4 followed by Dola Banerjee at No. 10. In the top 20 there was no Australian, Englishwoman or a Canadian.

    In the men's team, India is ranked No. 1 and the next best was England at 8th. Australia, which won gold, was placed 15th, Malaysia at 17 and Canada at 18. In the women's section, India was sixth, England 16th, Malaysia was 21st and Canada 26th.

    When it comes to the Asian Games, Koreans who dominate world archery will be in full strength. Former World champion Im Dong Hyun and Joo Hyun-Jung lead the No. 1 status in individual world ranking. Korea is the No.1 team in the women's sections. China and Japan follow Korea in top five finishes. The Indian women's team is placed sixth.

    In this background, India can at best expect the men's team, Talukdar and Deepika Kumari to be among the medals.
     
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    well,Asian Games 2010 hardly attract attention from Chinese center government. it is just a entertaiment of Guangdong local government.
     
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    The 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games flame was ignited in a traditional sun-ray ceremony at the Juyongguan pass of the Great Wall in Beijing, China on October 9.
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    The 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games flame was ignited in a traditional sun-ray ceremony at the Juyongguan pass of the Great Wall in Beijing, China on October 9.
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    Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), expresses his deep gratitude to the Chinese government and Chinese people for their great efforts in the preparation for the Guangzhou Asian Games.
     
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    May be coz chinese think they are from mars. he.he.
     
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    Just look at CWG... we can imagine Indian performance
     
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    The Indians do better in athletics in Asian Games because we have lesser competition(No UK, Caribbean, African Nations). We do well in shooting and archery in commonwealth games because there is no China and S.Korea.
     
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    Pankaj Advani wins India's first Asian Games gold

    Guangzhou: Defending champion Pankaj Advani of India defeated Myanmar's OO Nay Thway Oo 3-2 in the billiards final to win India's first gold medal at the Asian Games......................
     
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    Pankaj Advani clinches first gold for India


    GUANGZHOU: Defending champion Pankaj Advani notched up India's first gold medal in this edition of the Asian Games in men's billiards singles event after defeating Oo Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar 3-2 on Sunday. The former world professional champion Advani beat Nay Thway with frames of 33-100, 100-61, 12-101, 101-4, 100-45 in the summit clash.

    Earlier in the day, Advani beat another Myanmar cueist Oo Kyaw Oo 3-2 in the semifinals. The 25-year-old Bangalorean beat Kyaw with frames of 100-28, 0-100, 100-77, 11-100, 101-0. Advani won his first world championship title in 2003 IBSF World Snooker Championship in China.
    Advani, who is the only player to have achieved a grand double of winning both the points and timed formats at the IBSF World Billiards Championships 2005, repeated the same feat at the 2008 Championships held in Bangalore.

    The Ace cueist, however, failed to defend his title in the Point format, losing to nine-time world champion England's Mike Russell in a one-sided final in August this year.

    Among others Indians in fray at the Games, Alok Kumar fought his way to a 7-4 win over Ricky Yang of Indonesia to advance to the semifinals of the men's 8-ball pool.

    However, compatriot Sumit Talwar squandered a 2-frame lead to lose 4-7 to Afrinneza Irsal Nasution in another quarterfinals tie.

    The 42-year-old Alok will now face Kuo Po-Cheng of Chinese Taipei in the semifinal.

    Alok was lagging 0-2 at one point but the Indian clawed his way back to lead 6-2, winning the next six frames on the trot to stun his rival.



    Read more: Pankaj Advani clinches first gold for India - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...r-India/articleshow/6923707.cms#ixzz15FM5rDEf
     
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    India gets the second gold, congratulation.
     
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    India continue with their impressive form against Pakistan

    It was billed as the battle for pride and India were fresh from their 7-4 mauling of Pakistan in the CWG. And they repeated the magic yet again at Guangzhou to continue with their stranglehold over Pakistan

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    India began the match on an extremely promising note exploiting chinks in Pakistan defence in the very first minute when they won a penalty corner and specialist Sandeep Singh made no mistake in slotting that one into the dashboard to get India the early lead. Pakistan didn't waste a minute though in retaliating and their forward line asked a couple of quick questions of the Indian defence, which wilted as Rehan Butt slammed a superb goal to make it 1-1 in just 4 minutes of play.

    While India tried building their attacks on the flanks, Pakistan were more intent playing the rotation ball and relying heavily on sharp counter attacks. Following early skirmishes, both teams were largely intent on playing the waiting game, which even saw Jose Brasa's men guilty of holding on to the ball for too long at times and automatically inviting trouble.

    There was a golden opportunity for India again when Dharamveer Singh failed to capitalise on a defensive error by the Pakistani defence. Dharam was virtually on a one-one with the last defender. But, the ace striker didn't let the team down in the very next minute when he completed a superb goal knitted with 4 beautiful short passes and giving India a vital lead going into the halfway stage of the first period.


    India lost momentum late in first half

    Pakistan got a little desperate at that stage and tried to press on the accelerator without real purpose. Even as they got close to the edge of the danger area, they faltered due to dangerous play. India got away from another defensive error in the 24th minute when Mahdik needlessly gave the ball away to the dangerous Rehan Butt, who combined well with Sohail Abbasi but the Indian defenders regrouped in numbers to thwart the intermittent danger.

    The old virus of playing too deep within their own half came back to haunt India in the late stages of the first period but thanks to Pakistan's build up, which was much slower than that of India; the Indian defence had enough time during every such move to get back to their marking positions in time to ward off the danger.

    The best moment for Pakistan came in the dying moments when the Indian goalkeeper made a brave save. Bharat Chettri was on a one on one situation with the Pakistan striker Zubair but ensured he put the ball away.

    India played out the remainder of the first half with the slender lead but Brasa's boys will need to try and play with a strategy to enhance the lead to avoid unnecessary pressure on their own goal in the second period.


    Tushar, star of the day for India

    Pakistan started the second half with more purpose with Shakeel Abbassi and Zubair getting early opportunities but both wasting their chances. India got a counter-attacking opportunity, which was easily the best field play of the day with Tushar Khandekar running in the middle and putting a through ball for Shivendra Singh, who just about failed to reach on to the ball.

    Moments later, Indian forward line had yet another opportunity to stretch the lead but with almost 5 blue shirts in the box, Indians missed and were glued on to their places in disgust even as Pakistan utilised the golden chance to counter. Shakeel Abbasi finished it off in style to get Pakistan on level terms in the most unexpected fashion.

    After the setback, India pressed hard to restore the lead and in the process won a penalty corner in the 12th minute of the second half and once again the master of penalty corners from the sub continent exerted his superiority to get India the lead again. Sandeep scored his eighth goal of the Games and has been the pillar behind India's sudden resurgence in the national game.

    India continued with their attacking run and almost pulled off their fourth of the afternoon when 3 Indian forwards got close to the goal only to be thwarted by a scrambling Pakistan defence. There was a brief lull before Pakistan won their first penalty corner of the match in the 58th minute. It was an outstanding save by the guardian Chetri who pulled off an absolute blinder. Indian defence went to sleep again in the late stages of second period like they did in the first half.


    8 different goal scorers for India so far at Guangzhou

    In a bid to rescue at least a point from the match, Pakistan set off on a barrage of attacks to try and find the equaliser and in the process kept the Indian defence nervy and edgy. It was evident at that stage that India were keen to preserve the 3-2 advantage and that gave Pakistan the added cushion to press more players upfront.

    But, India dug in and won a penalty corner in the final minute of the match like they did in the first minute. Although the Indian 'Bovelander' missed that one, India ensured the day belonged to them. With this win, India have completed 3 wins in a row over Pakistan in big encounters. First, the World Cup, then the CWG and now the Asian Games.

    The win over Pakistan was huge for India considering they now can top the table and avoid playing reigning Asian Games champions South Korea in the semi final. The team will be playing either Malaysia or China, which on any day is a better prospect than the speedy Koreans.

    Sandeep Singh tops the list of goal-scorers in this tournament with an amazing tally of 8 goals so far and what would please coach Jose Brasa is the fact that India so far have had 8 different goal scorers.
     

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