7 Gold medals are at stake in Asian Games 2014 for Badminton. India is sending 8 Men and 5 Women to participate in 7 events of Badminton. In the past, India has won 7 Bronze medals at the Asian Games. 18 countries are participating in the 7 events of Badminton starting from 20th September and finishing on 29th September. In 2010, Indians failed to win any medals. In 2014 Indian Women’s team added a Bronze to take Indian tally to 8 Bronze medals at Asian Games after 2014.
HS Prannoy who has won the Indonesian Super and reached Singapore Open final in the two weeks before Asian Games is not included in the team. Jwala Gutta’s injury has put Ashwini Ponnappa in a fix about doubles partner.
Schedule of Indians for Other Sports in Asian Games: Swimming, Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Football, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Rugby, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting,
Indian Men’s: 7
- Akshay Dewalkar, Srikanth Kidambi, Parupalli Kashyap, Pranav Chopra, RMV Gurusaidutt, Saurabh Verma, Manu Attri, Sumith Reddy
Indian Women’s: 5
- Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, PC Thulasi, Tanvi Lad, Ashwini Ponnappa
- Men’s Singles: 25-29 Sept
Women’s Singles: 24-28 Sept
Men’s Doubles: 24-28 Sept
Women’s Doubles: 24-27 Sept
Men’s Team: 20 Sept-To be decided
Women’s Team: 20-22 Sept
Mixed Doubles: 25-29 Sept
Women’s Team Event
11 countries are participating in the event. China, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and South Korea have already reached the Quarterfinals by Draw. Indian Women need to defeat Macau in the 1st Round to meet Thailand in the Quarterfinal.
Men’s Team Event
12 Countries are participating in the event. China, Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia are already in the quarterfinal by draw. India needs to beat South Korea in the first round to meet Japan in the Quarterfinal.