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18th Asian Games: India assured of two Bronze medals in Boxing :

Indian Boxers assured atleast two Bronze medals in India’s Kitty at the 18th Asian Games today. Boxers Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal advanced to the Semifinal round in their respective weight categories. In the Women’s Heptathlon, Swapna Barman put India in the pole position with 872 points after the Javelin Throw round.

Another Indian, Purnima Hembram finished 4th with 773 points. The final event of the Women’s Heptathlon will be the 800 metres race scheduled at 7:10 PM Indian Time. India are currently on course for two medals in the event.  In the Women’s 200-metres Final, Sprinter Dutee Chand will be seen in action.

Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson will look to qualify to the Men’s 1,500 metres Final. In Women’s Hockey, India will take on China in the semi-finals. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary on the match from 6:25 PM onwards. India is currently 8th in the medals tally with 9 Gold, 19 Silver and 22 Bronze.

In Squash, India defeated China 3-0 in the Women’s Team Pool B match. In Table Tennis, Indian Mixed Doubles team of Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra beat Malaysia 3-0 while the pair of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar defeated Indonesia 3-1 in the Round of 32 to qualify for the next round.

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