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Asian Games 2018: India clinch maiden medal in Sepak Takraw, claim bronze

The Indian men's regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 21, 2018 18:00 IST ]
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The Indian Sepak Takraw team pose with their bronze medals

India on clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepaktakraw despite its men's regu team losing to defending champion Thailand at Jakarta on Day 3 of the event.

The Indian men's regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.

India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.

India, however, lost to Indonesia 0-3 in the second Preliminary Group B match of the day but still advanced to the last-four stage and be guaranteed of at least a bronze.

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  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
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