Men's kabbadi team wins gold, India finish 6th in Asian Indoor Games

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Macau, Nov 3 (UNI) India ended the second Asian Indoor Games at sixth position in medal tally with 29 medals, including nine gold, with men's kabbadi team fetching another yellow metal on the final day today.

Indian men's kabbadi team beat arch rivals Pakistan 35-17 in the final today. India also won a silver in team blitz chess, one silver and three bronze from Muay today, to end the Games with nine gold, nine silver and 10 bronze.

The team of Krishnan Sashikiran, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Koneru Humpy, Tania Sachdev, Dronavalli Harika and Arunprasad Subramanian won silver in chess blitz.

Sandeep Shukla added a silver to India's kitty in middle weight category (71-75kg) in Muay while Albert Kujur, Mohd. Naveed Imauddin and Balkrishna Shetty won a bronze each in flyweight (48-51kg), lightweight (57-60kg) and light middle weight category (67-71kg) categories in Muay today.

India had won five gold from chess, one gold each from men's 1500m, women's 1500m and men's heptathlon, besides the gold by men's kabaddi team today.

China emerged on top with 102 medals (52 gold, 26 silver, 24 bronze) followed by Thailand (19, 28, 22), Hong Kong China (15, 9, 11), Korea (10, 14, 13), Kazakhstan (9, 20, 13) and India (9, 9, 10).

India fielded 118 athletes in 13 out of the 15 disciplines in the nine-day-long Games started on October 26.

Indian medal winners: Gold: Men's 1500m: Chatholi Hamza Men's Kabaddi team Women's 1500m: Sinimole Paulose Men's Heptathlon: Vinod Pulimootil Joseph Women's Individual Rapid Chess: Dronavalli Harika Women's Individual Blitz Chess: Koneru Humpy Men's Individual Blitz Chess: Krishnan Sashikiran Men's Individual Rapid Chess: Krishnan Sashikiran Team Rapid Chess Silver Women's 800m: Sinimole Paulose Women's 3000m: Preeja Sreedharan Short Course Swimming (25m) Men Breaststroke 50m: Sandeep Sejwal Short Course Swimming (25m) Men Breaststroke 100m: Sandeep Sejwal Men's English Billiards Singles: Geet Sethi Muay Middleweight 71kg-75kg: Sandeep Shukla Men's 3000m: Surendra Singh Chess Team Blitz: Chess Team Classical: Bronze Women's 800m: Antony Vijila Men's 800m: Rajeev Ramesan Men's 3000m: Sunil Kumar Women's 4 x 400m Relay: Women's Individual Classical Chess: Dronavalli Harika Muay Flyweight 48kg-51kg: Albert Kujur Muay Lightweight 57kg-60kg: Mohd. Imauddin Naveed Muay Light Middleweight 67kg-71kg: Balkrishna Shetty Men's Snooker Team: Manan Chandra, Alok Kumar, Yashin Merchant Men's Indoor Hockey: Top 10 in Medal Tally: 1. China 52 26 24 102 2. Thailand 19 28 22 69 3. Hong Kong (China) 15 9 11 35 4. Korea Republic 10 14 13 37 5. Kazakhstan 9 20 13 42 6. India 9 9 10 28 7. Japan 8 7 11 26 8. Iran 4 4 9 17 9. Qatar 4 3 1 8 10. Chinese Taipei 4 2 6 12 UNI

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