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Women marathoners looking for strong finish to redeem Japan

Four marathoners will try to provide an encouraging finale to Japan's worse-than-expected campaign at the Asian Games.

Kabaddi shows the joy of sports

The best way to rekindle one's passion for sports is to play a new one. Or at the very least, watch a new one.

Women bowlers lack accuracy

Chief coach Holloway Cheah and bowler Shalin Zulkifli have been in the bowling business for a long, long time.

High praise from Bahrain's Shaikh Talal

Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Talal bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, believes the organization of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou is at the same level as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Park eyes his second Asian Games MVP award

Swimming champion Park Tae-hwan has emerged as one of the strongest candidates for the Most Valuable Player award at the Guangzhou Asian Games, for the second Asiad in a row.

Manila plots end to medal drought

Philippine swimming officials, disappointed at yet a third straight Asian Games medal drought, said they will focus on grassroots program more to get many swimming talents who are "slipping through the cracks."

Farm work awaits Indian medalist

From fetching water to winning a silver medal in Guangzhou, long-distance runner Kavita Raut's life has come a full circle. But the achievement will keep her grounded and life will return to normal once she gets home, her mother Sumitra said on Sunday.

Dragon boats have broad appeal

While many professional athletes struggle to find their way into the limelight at international multi-event sporting competitions, such as the Guangzhou Asian Games, teams of fantastic amateur boat racers are now unable to avoid publicity.

Indonesia taking a backseat at Asiad

It has been a long time since Indonesia first took part in the Asian Games, but as many East Asian countries are steadily climbing up the medal tower, Indonesia is heading in the opposite direction - slowly slumping to the bottom.

Glittering day for Thailand

Thailand celebrated its most glittering day so far at the 16th Asian Games on Saturday, winning six gold medals - in sailing, sepak takraw and taekwondo.

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