Asian Games 2018: Indian Handball Men, Women Squad Schedule and Results

Indian squad of Men’s and Women’s Handball team participate in the Sports that is the first one to start at Asian Games 2018. While the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony is on Aug 18, four Sports start before. While Football and Basketball – 5x start on Aug 14, Handball, Water Polo starts on Aug 16, the first Sports to start in Asian Games 2018 is Handball. Both the teams will play the preliminary round from Aug 13. Indian Women Handball team is playing in 4th Asian Games.

Asian Games 2018: Indian Contingent

Rules for Men: 16 teams have been divided into four Groups in Preliminary Round. Teams finishing at bottom will move to Classification Round where all 5 teams will play for ranking. Top two teams of each group will qualify for Main Round, which has two groups. The top two teams from each Main Group will qualify for the semifinals. Indian Women are ranked 8th, while Malaysia and North Korea are not ranked.

Men’s Handball Schedule
Group D: Bahrain, Chinese Taipei, India, Iraq

    Aug 13
    9.30 a.m. India lost to Chinese Taipei 28-38
    12.30 p.m. Bahrain def Iraq 30-24
    Aug 15
    4.30 p.m. Iraq vs Chinese Taipei
    6.30 p.m. India vs Bahrain
    Aug 17
    4.30 p.m. India vs Iraq
    6.30 p.m. Bahrain vs Chinese Taipei

Classification Round (5 teams finishing at bottom of group)

    Aug 20-29
    Main Round: Two Groups each, top two team qualify for semifinals.
    Aug 20-24
    Semifinals: Aug 27
    Bronze Medal: Aug 31
    Final: Aug 31

Indian Women Handball team is playing in 4th Asian Games. They finished 8th in 2006, 2010 and 2014. The Queen of South Asia are ranked 8th in Asia. They have won 2016 South Asian Games and all 4 South Asian Championship. At Asiam Women’s Handball Championship, they have finished 7th in 1993, 6th in 2000, 8th in 2008 and 2012, 7th in 2015.

Rules for Women: 10 teams are divided into two groups at Preliminary round. Top two of each group qualifies for semifinals. Bottom team of both group will play for 9th place while third and fourth teams of both groups will play for classification matches of 5-8th place.

Women’s Schedule
Indian Women in Group A: 2nd ranked South Korea, 3rd ranked Kazakhstan, 4th ranked China and 8th ranked India, North Korea
Matches of Group A

    Aug 14
    8.30 a.m. India lost to Kazakhstan 19-36
    2.30 p.m. South Korea def North Korea 39-22
    Aug 16
    8.30 a.m. India vs South Korea
    2.30 p.m. China vs Kazakhstan
    Aug 19
    8.30 a.m. India vs China
    2.30 p.m. Kazakhstan vs North Korea
    Aug 21
    8.30 a.m. North Korea vs India
    2.30 p.m. China vs South Korea
    Aug 23
    8.30 a.m. North Korea vs China
    2.30 p.m. Kazakhstan vs South Korea

Final Round

    Aug 25:
    9th place 12.30 p.m.
    5-8 place 2.30 p.m.
    5-8 place 4.30 p.m.
    Aug 27
    Semifinal 1 9.30 a.m.
    Semifinal 2 1.30 p.m.
    Aug 29
    7th 9.30 a.m.
    5th place 1.30 p.m
    Aug 30
    Bronze medal 1.30 p.m.
    Gold Medal 4.30 p.m.

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