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a) ASIAN GAMES 2014 – Incheon (South Korea): The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII (17th edition) of Asiad  Games. b)...

2014 ASIAN Games at a Glance

a) ASIAN GAMES 2014 – Incheon (South Korea): The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII (17th edition) of Asiad Games.

b) Mascot of the Asian Games 2014 is the Harbour Seal Siblings - Barame, Chumuro and Vichuon means wind, dance and light in Korean language.

c) The theme of the 2014 Asian Games is Meet Asia’s Future.

d) Motto – Diversity Shines: Here.

e) Sardar Singh, captain of the men’s hockey team is the Indian contingent’s flag bearer at 17th Asian Games

f) Next Asian Games 2018 will be held in – Jakarta, Indonesia.
[Note: Vietnam had originally been picked to host the 18th Games in 2019, but withdrew blaming fallout from an economic crisis. Indonesia immediately became favourites to host the 2018 Asian Games.]
g) China topped in the medal tally in Asian Games.

h) India finished at 8th position in the 2014 Asian Games with 57 medals tally comprising 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze.

i) Kosuke Hagino of Japan (Swimmer) is announced as the most valuable player.

j) Hammer thrower Manju Bala's medal was upgraded from bronze to silver after a Chinese competitor Zhang Wenxiu who finished ahead of her was caught for doping.

k) Zhang Wenxiu is the sixth athlete to be kicked out of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea for doping and the second gold medal-winner after Malaysia's wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen..

l) Asain Games 2014 -Medal Tally

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j) List of India's medal winners at ASIAN GAMES 2014:

1. ARCHERY (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)
Gold: 1. Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma in Compound Men's Team
Silver: 1. Abhishek Verma in Compound Men's Individual
Bronze: 1. Trisha Deb in Compound Women's Individual
2. Purvasha Shende, Jyothi Vennam, Trisha Deb in Women's Compound Team

2. ATHLETICS (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 8 Bronze)
Gold: 1. Priyanka Pawar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and Poovamma Machettira in women's 4x400m Relay.
2. Seema Punia in Women's Discus Throw
Silver: 1. Khushbir Kaur in Women's 20km Race Walk 2. Vikas Gowda in Men's Discus Throw
3. Tintu Luka in Women's 800m 4. Manju Bala in Women's Hammer Throw
Bronze: 1. Rajiv Arokia in Men's 400m 2. Poovamma Maachettira in Women's 400m
3. Lalita Babar in Women's 3000m Steeplechase 4. OP Jaisha in Women's 1500m
5. Naveen Kumar in Men's 3000m Steeplechase 6. Inderjeet Singh in Men's Shot Put
7. Annu Rani in Women's Javelin Throw

3. BADMINTON (1 Bronze)
Bronze: 1. Ashwini Ponnappa, PC Thulasi, Tanvi Uday, Pradnya Gadre, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sikki Reddy in
Women's Team

4. BOXING (1 Gold, 4 Bronze)
Gold: 1. MC Mary Kom in Women's Fly (48-51kg)
Bronze: 1.Vikas Krishan in Men's Middle (75kg) 2. Satish Kumar in Men's Super Heavy (+91kg)
3. L Sarita Devi in Women's Light (57-60kg)
4. Pooja Rani in Women's Middle (69-75kg)

5. HOCKEY (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)
Gold: Men's Team Bronze: Women's Team

6. KABADDI (2 Gold)
Gold: Men's Team, Women's Team

7. ROWING (3 Bronze)
Bronze: 1. Swarn Singh in Men's Single Sculls
2. Kapil Sharma, Ranjit Singh, Bajrang Lal Takhar, Robin Ulahannan, Sawan Kumar, Mohammad Azad, Maninder Singh,
Davinder Singh, Mohammed Ahmed in Men's Eight
3. Dushyaht Dushiant in Lightweight Men's Single Sculls

8. SAILING (1 Bronze)
Bronze: 1. Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan in 29er Women's Two Person Dinghy

9. SHOOTING (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 Bronze)
Gold: Jitu Rai in Men's 50m Pistol
Silver: 1. Pemba Tamang, Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar in Men's 25m Centre Fire Pistol Team
Bronze: 1. Shweta Chaudhry in Women's 10m Air Pistol
2. Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu in Women's 25m Pistol Team
3. Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Vasha Varman in Women's Double Trap Team
4. Abhinav Bindra in Men's 10m Air Rifle
5. Chain Singh in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
6. Abhinav Bindra, Ravi Kumar and Sanjeev Rajput in Men's 10m Air Rifle Team
7. Jitu Rai, Samaresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa in Men's 10m Air Pistol Team

10. SQUASH (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze)
GOLD: Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Mahesh Mangaonkar, Kush Kumar
SILVER: 1. Saurav Ghosal in Men's Singles
2. Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa, Anaka Alankamony and Aparajitha Balamurukan in Women's Team
BRONZE: Dipika Pallikal in Women's Singles

11. SWIMMING (1 Bronze)
BRONZE: Sandeep Sejwal in Men's 50m Breaststroke

12. TENNIS (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze)
Gold: Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni in Mixed Doubles
Silver: Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh in Men's Doubles
Bronze: 1. Yuki Bhambri in Men's Singles 2. Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan in Men's Doubles
3. Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare in Women's Doubles

13. WRESTLING (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze)
Gold: Yogeshwar Dutt in Men's Freestyle 65kg
Silver: Bajrang in Men's Freestyle 61kg
Bronze: 1. Vinesh in Women's Freestyle 48kg 2. Geetika Jakhar in Women's Freestyle 63kg
3. Narsingh Yadav in Men's Freestyle 74kg

14. WUSHU (2 Bronze)
Bronze: 1. Narender Grewal in Men's Sanda -60kg 2. Santhoi Devi in Women's Sanda -52kg

Important Points to Remember:
1. Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian to enter the Asian Games final in Squash
2. Dipika Pallikal won bronze medal the first by an Indian woman squash player
3. Khushbir Kaur (21-year-old) became the first Indian woman to win a medal in race walking in the Asian Games
4. Indian boxer L Sarita Devi stunned officials and spectators by refusing to accept the bronze medal, match held between South Korea's Jina Park.
5. M C Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games