But they remain a continental power, as their men's team amply illustrated with a hammering of Hong Kong at the Asian Games on Wednesday Aug Having opened the tournament in Jakarta with a thrashing of hosts Indonesia, reigning champions India were up inside five minutes and kept their collective foot on the gas to register a record victory in an Asian Games match. The win also bettered India's previous record victory - a win over the United States at the Olympics - but was some way short of New Zealand's victory over Papua New Guinea at the Oceania Cup in
Doha was the first city in its region and only the second in West Asia following Tehran in to host the games. It was the first time that all 45 member nations of the Olympic Council of Asia took part in this event. Also, Eurosport broadcast the event, marking the first time that the European continent could watch this Asian sporting event.
Japan started the match at break neck speed and took the lead in the 11th minute through Minami Shimuzi, who converted from a penalty-corner. Indian goal-keeper Savita made valiant attempt to make a save but the ball hit her armour and deflected into the top of the net. India fought back strongly and created several opportunities but Japan finished the first quarter ahead.
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Members of China's team throw their coach into the air after the medal presentation ceremony for the women's gold medal hockey match at the 15th Asian Games in Doha December 13, China took the gold medal. China's best chance came in the eighth minute when unguarded Fu Baorong received the ball in semi-circle, but her reverse stick shot just slipped past the net by a little margin.
In Asian Games Hockey Competition, the game will be played in a new format. The game will be played in four quarters of 15 minutes each instead of the regular two halves. Now this format will be interesting as each team will get the opportunity to regroup them-selves with new strategy.
Sri Lanka participated in this sport for the first time at the S. Games which was held in Madras — India in The other Nations which participated in this tournament were Macau, Taipei, and Singapore. Gazalle was declared the most outstanding player of the tournament.
What Indian hockey needs is a foreign Selection Committee. The sad fact is that behaving regionally, and not nationally, is ingrained in the blood of the Indian selectors. Bhaskaran and camp manager Brig.
Curtain Rings down on Doha Asian Games The magnificent show of the last 15 days passed into the recess of history as the largest ever Asian Games came to a close Friday night at the Khalifa Stadium. Powerhouses like China and Japan have certainly demonstrated their strength and the beauty of sports to people worldwide. But countries that haven't claimed as many gold medals also say their participation in the Doha games is equally important. Over the past 15 days, the Doha Games have offered spectators both in Asia and other continents many unforgettable sporting moments and will become a new starting point for the development of sports in Asia.