19th Asian Games at Hangzhou: Every day, India is achieving new highs at the ongoing 19th Asian Games at Hangzhou making the country proud by clinching 71 medals with 16 gold, 26 silver and 31 bronze.
In a thrilling showdown and remarkable display of marksmanship, Indian athletes displayed unwavering determination and resilience, diving deep into their skillset to secure the victory and the gold medals.
With their fierce performance, India India Men’s hockey team enters into Asian Games Final after beating South Korea.
With their splendid performance, Hardik Singh (5'), Mandeep Singh (11'), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (15'), Amit Rohidas (24') and Abhishek (54') scored to guide the Indian men's hockey team to the final. Jung Manjae (17', 20', 42') scored a hat-trick for South Korea.
The Indian men's hockey team will face the winner of the other semi-final match between China and Japan in the gold medal match on Friday.
If India wins the final, it will be its fourth gold at the Asian Games and the team will book a place at Paris Olympics games next year.
Jolted by the Indian hockey team's fiery start, four-time Asian Games hockey champions Korea found an early response in the second quarter as Jung Manjae scored two - the first from a clever penalty corner routine and the second from open play - to reduce the deficit to a single goal.
Just when it looked that the Koreans had turned the tides in their favour, Amit Rohidas restored a two-goal cushion for India with a thunderous drag flick from a penalty corner. India led 4-2 at half-time.
After the break, India looked the better of the two sides with Harmanpreet Singh running the play from deep. Despite the Indian dominance, it was South Korea who scored with Jung Manjae deflecting in from an indirect penalty corner to complete his hat-trick.
- With inputs from agencies