Friends.. The 17th Asian Games came to an end on 04 October 2014 with spectacular closing ceremony at Incheon, South Korea. India finished their campaign with 57 medals which includes 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. They ended joint 5th (in terms of total haul) in the medal standings and overall 8th. Now it’s time to rewind the list of Gold Medal winners for India as the Asian Games related questions are going to be a sure part in the upcoming competitive Exams. There were 4 individual gold medal winners for India and the other 7 came via team events. Here is the complete list of gold medal winners for India with details. You can download this as PDF by clicking on the 'print friendly' button below.
11 Gold Medal winners
1) Jitu Rai
Jitu Rai brought India's first gold medal in Incheon with a win in the men's 50 metres pistol shooting. The 27-year-old showed steely grit to get the better of a strong field, which included two-time Olympic champion Jin Jongoh of South Korea, to snatch the gold off the final shot in a straight duel with Vietnamese rival Nguyen Hoang Phuong. It was India's first gold medal at Asian Games 2014.
2) Men's Archery team
Indian team containing Sandeep Kumar, Raijat Chauhan and Abhishek Verma won Compound Men's team gold in Archery. Young archer Abhishek Verma became India's new hero as he combined with Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar to clinch the gold medal in the compound team at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field.s
3) Squash team
Squash team with Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Kush Kumar and Mahesh Manaonkar won Men squash team event. Saurav Ghosal combined with Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu to help India beat Malaysia 2-0 and win the men's team gold medal, the first in squash in the continental games.
4) Yogeshwar Dutt
Yogeshwar Dutt won gold medal winning the men's freestyle 65kg wrestling. He won India's fourth gold medal at Asian Games defeating Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan.
5) Seema Punia
Seema Punia won gold medal winning women's discus throw. Seema clinched the gold medal with a best throw of 61.03m in the women's discus throw final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.
6) Tennis mixed doubles
Saketh Myneni with Sania Mirza won gold in Tennis mixed doubles. The second-seeded Indian pair overwhelmed the top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Hao Ching Chan and Hsien Yin Peng 6-4 6-3 in the summit clash in just 69 minutes.
7) Mary Kom
Mary Kom won gold in women's boxing flyweight 48-51 kg category. She became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games defeating Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final.
8) Hockey (Men's Team)
Indian men won gold in hockey beating Pakistan 4-2 in penalty shootout in the final. It was 1-1 after regulation time. They ended a 16-year wait for gold.
9) 4x400 Relay Team
Indian women won gold medal after winning the 4x400 metres relay race. The team included MR Poovamma, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and Priyanka Panwar.
10) Kabaddi - women
Indian women kabaddi team won the gold defeating Iran in final. This was India’s second consecutive Gold at Asian Games.
11) Kabaddi - men
Indian men kabaddi team won the gold defeating Iran in final. This was India’s seventh consecutive Gold at Asian Games.
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