Bajrang Punia Gives India First Gold, Sushil Kumar Makes Shock Exit


Bajrang gave India the first gold of the Games in Jakarta but the country’s first medal came 600 kilometers away in Palembang, where the mixed rifle team of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar faltered towards the end to settle for bronze. Like wrestling, shooting was also a mixed bag as the bronze came after teen sensation Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma failed to qualify for the pistol mixed team finals against expectations.

The hockey turf in Jakarta also produced a brilliant result for India with the women’s team, which won a bronze in 2014, hammering hosts Indonesia 8-0 for a rousing start. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur was the star of the show with a hat-trick.

But the day well and truly belonged to Bajrang, who came into the Games after winning three tournaments — the Commonwealth Games, the Tbilisi Grand Prix, and the Yasar Dogu International. He was simply sensational and produced a performance which had been expected of him in the build-up to the Games. Such was his domination that the 24-year-old from Haryana won all his bouts, until the final, by technical superiority.

He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle. With this stellar feat, Bajrang emulated his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt, who had won gold in the last edition. Kartar Singh (1978, 1986), Satpal Singh (1982), Rajinder Singh (1978), Changdi Ram (1970) and Maruti Mane (1962) are the other wrestlers who form India’s golden club at Asiad.

“There are very few gold for Indian wrestlers in Asiad. So it is a big achievement for me. Only Yogeshwar and Rajinder Singh have won two gold medals in a year (CWG and Asiad), I am only the third to do it, so naturally, I am feeling proud of myself,” the 24-year-old said.

Another name that was set to be on this list was of Sushil but the double Olympic medallist could not produce the big-event show he is famous for. However, he was graceful in defeat.

“I did not expect this. The 57kg World Champion was sitting beside me, he said ‘I lost’. I told him don’t worry, I have also lost. It is part of sport and I will come back again. We can’t be overwhelmed by defeats or victories, it won’t lead you anywhere,” said Sushil.

A gold was also expected from the Jakabaring Shooting Range in Palembang, where the Indians were in contention in two events, but the contingent had to be content with a mixed team rifle bronze.

The Indian pairing of Chandela and Kumar aggregated 429.9 after 42 shots in the 48-shot final and were in second spot for major part of the 48-shot finals before China overtook them to take the silver.

It was a maiden Asian Games medal for Chandela, who will be aiming for a better colour medal in the 10m air rifle tomorrow. World Cup bronze medallist Kumar, who is mentored by the great Abhinav Bindra, had won a men’s 10m rifle team bronze at last the edition at Incheon.

There were no more medals on the opening day but they were certainly some promising results.

Indian swimmers Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj finished creditable fifth and seventh respectively in the men’s 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke events.

In rowing, medal hopes were raised after Om Prakash and Sawarn Singh topped Heat 2 in men’s doubles sculls while Dattu Baban Bhokanal was second in Heat 1 of singles sculls. It was a lean day in tennis with most Indians getting first-round byes. There was one match in the mixed doubles and last-minute formed pairing of Karman Kaur Thandi and Divij Sharan did well to clear the opening hurdle.

The Indian badminton team, led by Kidambi Srikanth, made a resounding start to its campaign, thrashing minnows Maldives 3-0 in the opening match of the team competition.

World No 8. Srikanth brushed aside Maldives’ Hussein Zayan Shaheed Zaki 21-4 21-5 to give India a 1-0 lead. World No. 11 H S Prannoy then outclassed Mohamed Sarim 21-8 21-6. B Sai Praneeth, who had clinched the 2017 Singapore Open, then ended the challenge of Mohamed Ajfan Rasheed with a 21-7 21-8 demolition as India wrapped up the contest 3-0.

In Kabaddi, which has been India’s ‘gold mine’ at Asian Games, both teams made a winning start. The men’s team outclassed Sri Lanka after opening its campaign with a win over Bangladesh, while the women’s team pulled off a dominating win over Japan in its opener.



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Bajrang Punia Gives India First Gold, Sushil Kumar Makes Shock Exit


Bajrang gave India the first gold of the Games in Jakarta but the country’s first medal came 600 kilometers away in Palembang, where the mixed rifle team of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar faltered towards the end to settle for bronze. Like wrestling, shooting was also a mixed bag as the bronze came after teen sensation Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma failed to qualify for the pistol mixed team finals against expectations.

The hockey turf in Jakarta also produced a brilliant result for India with the women’s team, which won a bronze in 2014, hammering hosts Indonesia 8-0 for a rousing start. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur was the star of the show with a hat-trick.

But the day well and truly belonged to Bajrang, who came into the Games after winning three tournaments — the Commonwealth Games, the Tbilisi Grand Prix, and the Yasar Dogu International. He was simply sensational and produced a performance which had been expected of him in the build-up to the Games. Such was his domination that the 24-year-old from Haryana won all his bouts, until the final, by technical superiority.

He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle. With this stellar feat, Bajrang emulated his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt, who had won gold in the last edition. Kartar Singh (1978, 1986), Satpal Singh (1982), Rajinder Singh (1978), Changdi Ram (1970) and Maruti Mane (1962) are the other wrestlers who form India’s golden club at Asiad.

“There are very few gold for Indian wrestlers in Asiad. So it is a big achievement for me. Only Yogeshwar and Rajinder Singh have won two gold medals in a year (CWG and Asiad), I am only the third to do it, so naturally, I am feeling proud of myself,” the 24-year-old said.

Another name that was set to be on this list was of Sushil but the double Olympic medallist could not produce the big-event show he is famous for. However, he was graceful in defeat.

“I did not expect this. The 57kg World Champion was sitting beside me, he said ‘I lost’. I told him don’t worry, I have also lost. It is part of sport and I will come back again. We can’t be overwhelmed by defeats or victories, it won’t lead you anywhere,” said Sushil.

A gold was also expected from the Jakabaring Shooting Range in Palembang, where the Indians were in contention in two events, but the contingent had to be content with a mixed team rifle bronze.

The Indian pairing of Chandela and Kumar aggregated 429.9 after 42 shots in the 48-shot final and were in second spot for major part of the 48-shot finals before China overtook them to take the silver.

It was a maiden Asian Games medal for Chandela, who will be aiming for a better colour medal in the 10m air rifle tomorrow. World Cup bronze medallist Kumar, who is mentored by the great Abhinav Bindra, had won a men’s 10m rifle team bronze at last the edition at Incheon.

There were no more medals on the opening day but they were certainly some promising results.

Indian swimmers Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj finished creditable fifth and seventh respectively in the men’s 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke events.

In rowing, medal hopes were raised after Om Prakash and Sawarn Singh topped Heat 2 in men’s doubles sculls while Dattu Baban Bhokanal was second in Heat 1 of singles sculls. It was a lean day in tennis with most Indians getting first-round byes. There was one match in the mixed doubles and last-minute formed pairing of Karman Kaur Thandi and Divij Sharan did well to clear the opening hurdle.

The Indian badminton team, led by Kidambi Srikanth, made a resounding start to its campaign, thrashing minnows Maldives 3-0 in the opening match of the team competition.

World No 8. Srikanth brushed aside Maldives’ Hussein Zayan Shaheed Zaki 21-4 21-5 to give India a 1-0 lead. World No. 11 H S Prannoy then outclassed Mohamed Sarim 21-8 21-6. B Sai Praneeth, who had clinched the 2017 Singapore Open, then ended the challenge of Mohamed Ajfan Rasheed with a 21-7 21-8 demolition as India wrapped up the contest 3-0.

In Kabaddi, which has been India’s ‘gold mine’ at Asian Games, both teams made a winning start. The men’s team outclassed Sri Lanka after opening its campaign with a win over Bangladesh, while the women’s team pulled off a dominating win over Japan in its opener.



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Bajrang Punia Wins Gold In Men’s 65kg Freestyle Wrestling


He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but Bajrang held his nerves to prevail 11-8 in an exciting battle. He raced to a 6-0 lead but the Japanese kept at it and put Bajrang under immense pressure.    Bajrang emulated his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt, who won gold in the last edition and is now one of the few Asiad gold medal winners in wrestling.

Kartar Singh (1978, 1986), Satpal Singh (1982), Rajinder Singh (1978), Changdi Ram (1970) and Maruti Mane (1962) are among Asiad gold winners from India. A lot was expected from all five wrestlers in action but Sandeep Tomar (57kg), Mausam Khatri (97kg) and Pawan Kumar (86kg) faded out early. Pawan got a chance to redeem his campaign but lost his repechage round by technical superiority (0-11) to local boy Fahriansyah.

The biggest blow though came when two-time Olympic medallist Sushil, who was exempted from Asiad trails, lost tamely. Sushil, winner of a bronze at the 2006 Doha edition, was competing at the Games after skipping the last two editions. The Indian led 2-1 after the first period with a takedown but the Bahraini made a strong comeback to silence the Indian fans.

Sushil himself was surprised with his defeat.

“I did not expect this. I did not have any big competition under my belt and that was the main reason for my defeat. But it’s part of the sport. I will train harder and come back,” said Sushil.

“I was not passive. I tried. It was just that there was not much time between CWG and Asian Games, so I could not compete at bigger and better events to prepare.”

The London Olympics silver medallist created two opportunities to score in the second period but could not convert them while Batirov did not miss his chances. He led 3-2 with a takedown and then pushed the Indian out for a win. For Sushil to remain in the medal contention, Batirov needed to make the final. But the Bahraini lost his quarterfinal bout 2-8 to Japan’s Yuhi Fujinami, resulting to Sushil’s exit. Sandeep Tomar, who was the last wrestler to book a berth for the Games through trials, showed immense promise before crashing out in the quarterfinals.

He won his second round 12-8 against Turkmenistan’s Rustem Nazarov but was outwitted 9-15 by Iran’s Reza Atrinagharchi. Tomar put up a brave fight and was locked 6-6 with his tactically superior Iranian rival. In the second period, though, Reza just ran away with the bout with his big-scoring moves. The Iranian later lost his semifinal bout, which resulted to Tomar crashing out.

Khatri was outplayed 0-8 in the 97kg by Uzbekistan’s Magomed Ibragimo. Khatri remained passive throughout the bout and never made any attacking move. In the 86kg, Pawan Kumar made a rousing start by blanking Heng Vuthy of Cambodia 8-0 but later lost to reigning world champion Hassan Yazdani Charati of Iran by Technical Superiority. Yazdabi is the gold medallist at Rio Olympics, apart from winning three World Cup gold medals.

(With PTI Inputs)



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Bajrang Punia Wins Gold In Men’s 65kg Freestyle Wrestling


He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but Bajrang held his nerves to prevail 11-8 in an exciting battle. He raced to a 6-0 lead but the Japanese kept at it and put Bajrang under immense pressure.    Bajrang emulated his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt, who won gold in the last edition and is now one of the few Asiad gold medal winners in wrestling.

Kartar Singh (1978, 1986), Satpal Singh (1982), Rajinder Singh (1978), Changdi Ram (1970) and Maruti Mane (1962) are among Asiad gold winners from India. A lot was expected from all five wrestlers in action but Sandeep Tomar (57kg), Mausam Khatri (97kg) and Pawan Kumar (86kg) faded out early. Pawan got a chance to redeem his campaign but lost his repechage round by technical superiority (0-11) to local boy Fahriansyah.

The biggest blow though came when two-time Olympic medallist Sushil, who was exempted from Asiad trails, lost tamely. Sushil, winner of a bronze at the 2006 Doha edition, was competing at the Games after skipping the last two editions. The Indian led 2-1 after the first period with a takedown but the Bahraini made a strong comeback to silence the Indian fans.

Sushil himself was surprised with his defeat.

“I did not expect this. I did not have any big competition under my belt and that was the main reason for my defeat. But it’s part of the sport. I will train harder and come back,” said Sushil.

“I was not passive. I tried. It was just that there was not much time between CWG and Asian Games, so I could not compete at bigger and better events to prepare.”

The London Olympics silver medallist created two opportunities to score in the second period but could not convert them while Batirov did not miss his chances. He led 3-2 with a takedown and then pushed the Indian out for a win. For Sushil to remain in the medal contention, Batirov needed to make the final. But the Bahraini lost his quarterfinal bout 2-8 to Japan’s Yuhi Fujinami, resulting to Sushil’s exit. Sandeep Tomar, who was the last wrestler to book a berth for the Games through trials, showed immense promise before crashing out in the quarterfinals.

He won his second round 12-8 against Turkmenistan’s Rustem Nazarov but was outwitted 9-15 by Iran’s Reza Atrinagharchi. Tomar put up a brave fight and was locked 6-6 with his tactically superior Iranian rival. In the second period, though, Reza just ran away with the bout with his big-scoring moves. The Iranian later lost his semifinal bout, which resulted to Tomar crashing out.

Khatri was outplayed 0-8 in the 97kg by Uzbekistan’s Magomed Ibragimo. Khatri remained passive throughout the bout and never made any attacking move. In the 86kg, Pawan Kumar made a rousing start by blanking Heng Vuthy of Cambodia 8-0 but later lost to reigning world champion Hassan Yazdani Charati of Iran by Technical Superiority. Yazdabi is the gold medallist at Rio Olympics, apart from winning three World Cup gold medals.

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Bajrang Punia winning 1st gold medal for India at this Asian games 2018. 65kg wrestling


भारतीय पहलवान बजरंग पुनिया ने फाइनल में जापान के ताकातानी दाएची को हराया. यह 18वें एशियन गेम्स में भारत का पहला गोल्ड मेडल है.

Asian games 2018: बजरंग पूनिया ने दिखाया दम, भारत को दिलाया पहला गोल्ड

बजरंग पूनिया 18वें एशियन गेम्स में गोल्ड जीतने वाले पहले भारतीय बन गए हैं.





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Gold bars worth over Rs 1.67 cr seized from Mumbai airport, 3 held


मुंबई हवाई अड्डे से 1.67 करोड़ रुपये की सोने की छड़ें जब्त, तीन गिरफ्तार 

प्रतीकात्मक फोटो.

मुंबई:

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मुंबई अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे से करीब 1.67 करोड़ रुपये मूल्य की सोने की छड़ों की तस्करी करने की कोशिश के आरोप में तीन व्यक्तियों को गिरफ्तार किया गया है. सीमा शुल्क विभाग के एक अधिकारी ने बताया कि हवाई खुफिया इकाई (एआईयू) के अधिकारियों ने हरीश कुमार चोपड़ा और करण कुमार को पुख्ता सूचना के आधार पर कल रात तब रोका जब वह हवाई अड्डे के निकासी द्वार की ओर जा रहे थे और उनके सामान की तलाशी की. दोनों बैंकॉक से आए थे.

अधिकारी के मुताबिक, उनके सामान की तलाशी लेने पर एक-एक किलोग्राम वजनी सोने की छह छड़ें और विदेशी चिन्ह वाली एक सोने की छड़ भी मिली. उन्होंने बताया कि सोने की छड़ों को अजय कुमार नाम के एक व्यक्ति को सौंपना था जो उनका दिल्ली से आने के बाद हवाई अड्डे के दूसरे हिस्से में इंतजार कर रहा था. उन्होंने कहा कि अजय कुमार को भी गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है. 



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Neeraj Chopra, India’s Flag-Bearer, Aims For Gold On Tournament Debut


Neeraj Chopra, India


Neeraj achieved his personal-best throw of 87.43 metres at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha. © AFP


Neeraj Chopra is India’s biggest medal hope going into the Asian Games 2018, beginning on August 18 at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. After a superlative performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) where Neeraj won gold by throwing a massive 86.47 metres, the Indian javelin thrower will be looking for a repeat performance at the Asiad. Other than a CWG medal, Neeraj has won two other gold medals this year, the latest being in Finland. At the back of some exceptional performances at the international level in recent times, Neeraj was announced as India’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.

Neeraj achieved his personal-best throw of 87.43 metres at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha. Even though he created a new national record with that throw, he was unable to get a podium finish as he ended at the fourth spot.

Neeraj followed that up with a gold medal at Sotteville Athletics Meet with a throw of 85.17 metres.

With a throw of 85.69 metres at Savo Games in Finland, Neeraj not only bettered his own distance but also won gold.

In the 2017 Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, Neeraj had won a gold medal with a throw of 85.23 metres and that should give the young javelin thrower great confidence going into the Games.

Neeraj was only 16 years old and did not participate in the 2014 Asian Games when India had won 11 gold medals. As Neeraj prepares to make his Asian Games debut, he will hope to mark it with a gold medal.

 




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Gold Box Office Collection Day 2 akshay Kumar John Abraham Satyamev Jayate


खास बातें

  1. दूसरे दिन ‘गोल्ड’ हुई धड़ाम
  2. जॉन अब्राहम को पछाड़ा
  3. वीकेंड पर कमाई की उम्मीद

नई दिल्ली: बॉलीवुड के एक्शन स्टार अक्षय कुमार की फिल्म ‘गोल्ड’ को ओपनिंग डे पर जबदस्त रिस्पॉन्स मिला और अब बॉलीवुड में यह फिल्म फर्स्ट डे कलेक्शन के मामले में तीसरा स्थान हासिल कर लिया. जबकि दूसरी तरफ जॉन अब्राहम की फिल्म ‘सत्यमेव जयते’ ने 20.52 करोड़ की कमाई करके इस लिस्ट में पांचवे पायदान पर पहुंचा. सबसे चौंकाने वाली बात यह हो गई है कि स्वतंत्रता दिवस के मौके पर रिलीज हुई ‘गोल्ड’ फिल्म को अच्छा रिस्पॉन्स तो मिला, लेकिन दूसरे ही दिन यह आंकड़ा 68 प्रतिशत गिर गया. बॉक्स ऑफिस पर फिल्म का कलेक्शन तेजी से गिरने की वजह दूसरे दिन फिर से ऑफिस वर्क और कामकाज वाला दिन है.

रैंबो के सामने ‘रांझा’ को भूले शाहिद कपूर, ‘बत्ती गुल मीटर चालू’ का दमदार सॉन्ग यूट्यूब पर छाया… देखें VIDEO

उम्मीद है फिल्म को कमाई में वीकेंड पर फिर से तेजी देखने को मिले. बॉक्स ऑफिस इंडिया के मुताबिक गोल्ड फिल्म ने दूसरे दिन लगभग 8 करोड़ की कमाई की और अब कुल 33.25 करोड़ का कलेक्शन हो चुका है. वहीं जॉन अब्राहम की फिल्म ने दूसरे दिन 7.92 करोड़ की कमाई की और कुल कमाई 28.44 करोड़ हो चुका है. यह आंकड़ा ट्रेड एनलिस्ट तरण आदर्श ने दिया है. 


बता दें, अक्षय कुमार की ‘गोल्ड’ को साल 2018 की तीसरी सबसे बड़ी ओपनिंग मिली है, जबकि ‘सत्यमेव जयते’ 5वीं पोजिशन पर है. तरण आदर्श के मुताबिक, ‘बागी-2’ को पछाड़ ‘गोल्ड’ ने लिस्ट में तीसरी पोजिशन पर कब्जा किया. 34.75 करोड़ रुपये के कलेक्शन के साथ रणबीर कपूर स्टारर ‘संजू’ पहले नंबर पर है, जबकि दूसरी पोजिशन पर सलमान खान की ‘रेस-3’ है.

देखें ट्रेलर-

सलमान खान स्कूल में टीचर से करते थे फ्लर्ट, साइकिल से छोड़ने जाते थे घर… पढ़ें पूरा किस्सा 

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‘गोल्ड’ एक हॉकी खिलाड़ी के वास्तविक जीवन पर आधारित है, जिसने स्वतंत्र भारत के लिए पहला स्वर्ण पदक हासिल करके भारत का नाम गर्व से ऊपर किया था. इस फिल्म में भारत के लिए पहला गोल्ड का सपना देखने वाले हॉकी खिलाड़ी की यात्रा को दर्शाया गया है. अक्षय कुमार स्टारर इस फिल्म से मौनी रॉय अपना डेब्यू कर रही हैं. फिल्म में अमित साध, विनीत कुमार सिंह, कुणाल कपूर अहम किरदार में दिखेंगे.

…और भी हैं बॉलीवुड से जुड़ी ढेरों ख़बरें…





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Asian Games 2018 Boxing: Shiva Thapa will punch his way to gold


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Indonesia’s Richest Man Going For Gold At Asiad


Billionaire tobacco tycoon Michael Bambang Hartono may not be the oldest competitor at the Asian Games, but he is the richest. The 78-year-old head of cigarette giant Djarum Group is set to represent host Indonesia on its bridge team at the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event, which kicks off Saturday in Jakarta and co-host city Palembang. Hartono was narrowly beaten in the age category by 81-year-old Malaysian bridge player Lee Hung Fong — who is seven decades older than the youngest athlete, nine-year-old Indonesian skateboarder Aliqqa Novvery Kayyisa.

But unlike his octogenarian bridge rival, Hartono, along with brother Robert, has been named Indonesia’s richest man by Forbes magazine which also ranked him the 75th wealthiest in the world.

Hartono is estimated to have a net worth of some $16.7 billion from his interests in tobacco, banking and communications.

Talk about business — especially his tobacco fortune — wasn’t on the table when Hartono gave a rare media interview this week, however.

“I play bridge to keep my memory sharp. My other hobby is tai chi, which helps me stay focused,” he told domestic news agency Antara.

Hartono — who reportedly started playing bridge at age six — was instrumental in convincing a sceptical Olympic Council of Asia to give the card game its first spot at the Asian Games.

“At first, the OCA declined to include bridge, as it appears to resemble gambling,” he told Antara.

Hartono, who has competed several times in the World Bridge Championships, said he is shooting for gold at the Asian Games.

But he’ll forego a 1.5 billion rupiah ($102,000) cash prize that the Indonesia’s government gives top medallists.

“If I managed to win gold, I would donate the government’s cash prize to the athletes training program,” he said.

Indonesia is hosting some 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the August 18 to September 2 Games.



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