Friday, August 24, 2018

Asian🏃 Games: Marathon Winner🥇 Hiroto Inoue Accused of Pushing🤔 Rival

Japan's Hiroto Inoue was accused of pushing his rival in a controversial sprint finish to the Asian Games marathon Saturday, as the runner-up from Bahrain lodged a complaint with race officials.

Inoue and Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi entered the stadium in Jakarta neck and neck, before the Japanese athlete opened up a small lead.

In the final 100 metres, Elabbassi attempted to overtake Inoue on the inside but fell back after apparent contact.

"The number one (leader) pushed me," said Elabbassi. "I would have won."

Elabbassi's coach Gregory Kilonzo said the team manager had filed a complaint over the incident. Bahrain team officials confirmed they were meeting with the technical delegate after the race.

"He was almost overtaking the number one, then the guy pushed him," said Kilonzo. "He was pushed and almost went down."

"The Japan guy, when he saw he was almost overtaken, he decided to push."

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Monday, August 20, 2018

India's Lakshay Sheron Wins🥈 Silver in Men's Trap Shooting 🔫 Event

India won their second silver adding the medal tally to four on the day two of Asian games 2018 after Lakshay Sheron bagged the second position in men’s trap shooting event.

It was the second silver of the day after Deepak Kumar bagged the 10 meters air rifle silver.

19-year old Lakshay displayed composure and immaculate technique missing just once after the first ten targets. Meanwhile, his compatriot, a veteran of 6 Asian Games hit eight targets after the first ten.

After 25 shots, Manavjeet Singh Sandhu and Lakshay were tied in second. However, after 30 shots, it was Lakshay who held the second position and M.S Sandhu was in fifth.

However, Manavjit Singh Sandhu was eliminated at fourth spot while Lakshay won the silver.


Four Japan⛹ Athletes Kicked 😏 Out of Asian Games for😨 Buying Sex

Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Monday (Aug 20).

The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys on Thursday night, following a 82-71 win over Qatar, JOC officials told a press conference.

The quartet were sent packing immediately and had their accreditation withdrawn, said Japanese delegation chief Yashuhiro Yamashita at a hastily organised press conference.

News that Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato, Keita Imamura had been booted out will come as a major embarrassment for Japan, who were forced to send a swimmer home from the last Asian Games in 2014 for stealing a journalist's camera.

"I just feel a sense of shame," Japan's chef de mission Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters. "We deeply apologise and intend to give the athletes thorough guidance from now on."

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou - Proposed

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sports Committee has unanimously proposed the programme for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, it was revealed here today. 
The programme will be made up of the 33 sports set to feature at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as well as six disciplines from Paris 2024, two sports put forward by the Local Organising Committee, and a sport from each of China’s five regions.
The inclusion of Sepak takraw, a sport native to Southeast Asia, in future editions of the Asian Games has been put under consideration.
Regarding aquatic sports, the OCA Sports Committee proposed that all International Swimming Federation-approved disciplines should be included in the competition programme.
Speaking after today’s OCA Executive Board meeting here, director general Husain Al-Musallam said a final decision will be made on the half-dozen sports from Paris 2024 when the International Olympic Committee approves that Games' programme.

Hangzhou 2022 will be the third time China has hosted the Asian Games after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010 ©Getty Images
Hangzhou 2022 will be the third time China has hosted the Asian Games after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010 ©Getty Images
Hangzhou 2022 will mark the third time China has hosted the Asian Games following Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.
Organisers are due to officially receive the OCA flag at the Closing Ceremony of Jakarta Palembang 2018 here on September 2.
The metropolitan area of Hangzhou is the fourth largest in China with a population of more than 21 million.
The city was selected as host of the 2022 Asian Games by the OCA at its General Assembly in Turkmenistan in September 2015.
It was the only bidder.
More than 10,000 athletes from 45 countries are expected to compete in 462 events in 40 sports at Jakarta Palembang 2018.
The event is due to begin this evening with the Opening Ceremony and is scheduled to run until September 2.