Distinct from previous editions of the tournament, the Table Tennis event will consist of only five events including men's singles, men's team, women's singles, women's team and mixed doubles competition. Since the men's and women's doubles Table Tennis events will not be part of the Tokyo Olympic, the Asian Games authority decided to exclude these two events from the Asian Games. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, current WR 39 and the first Indian to win two pro-tours, famous for his medals winning performances at CWGs, strongly deems that this is the closest and the best chance India have got to break the Jinx. So winning a medal in Asian Games is as good as winning a medal in Olympic games.
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The Chinese city of Wuhan was the epicentre of the pandemic that is still sweeping across the world with Western Europe and USA being the worst hit currently. The host city was decided by the OCA in but the dates of the multi-sporting event was announced on Wednesday. India's top badminton player, table tennis player and boxer share the hurdles they have to cross to make it to Tokyo. I am sure the true spirit of sportsmanship will be showcased during this event," Patnaik said at the launch of the Games, in the presence of sports minister Kiren Rijiju. The year old Arjuna awardee paddler is currently ranked 28th in the world and aims to be among the top 15 players in the world by the end of this year. The IOA awarded Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively to the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the team events. Sports industry in India is moving beyond cricket, resulting in growth of sports-related industries.
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Busan is the second city in South Korea, after Seoul in to host the Games. This was the second time South Korea hosted the event. A total of events in 38 sports were contested by 7, athletes from 44 countries. The final medal tally was led by China , followed by host South Korea and Japan. South Korea set a new record with 95 gold medals.
The Indian Women's team played some excellent hockey on the way to the final, but were outclassed by Japan in the gold medal match and ended up losing They won a silver medal for their efforts. Varun Thakkar and Ganapathy Chengappa of India finished third in the 49er Men category to win a bronze medal in sailing, after an event that spanned fifteen races. The two were formerly rivals, but recently became teammates. Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar of India finished in second place and won a silver after fifteen races in the Women's 49ers FX category of sailing.