Women made a big leap and are at par with the men in the medal count at the Asian Games in Incheon. Simple addition suggests a climbdown: We won 65 medals at the Doha Asian Games in , and we logged 57 at Incheon. Delve deeper into those numbers, and two things stand out—women have moved up substantially in the medal tally in the last decade and now have an almost even share of medals as men; and India has maintained its overall standard in those disciplines in which the Asian Games offers world-class, almost Olympic level competition. In track and field events, women won nine medals, including two golds, while the men managed four, with no golds. One of those golds came in the most heartening of circumstances. The athletes were thrown out of their training centres after the ban, but they did not give up on the sport.
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It was held at Jakarta and Palembang , Indonesia between 18 August — 2 September , with events in 40 sports and disciplines featured in the Games. Two bronze medals were awarded in some sports: all events in badminton 7 , boxing 10 , bridge 6 , fencing 12 , judo 15 , jujitsu 8 , kabaddi 2 , karate 12 , kurash 7 , Ssambo 4 , sepak takraw 6 , soft tennis 5 , squash 4 , table tennis 5 , taekwondo 14 , tennis 5 and wrestling 18 , most events in pencak silat 10 and some events in wushu 6. Furthermore, there was a third-place tie in athletics men's high jump event, giving a total of additional bronze medals. As a result, a total of 1, medals comprising gold medals, silver medals, and bronze medals were awarded to athletes. Violating the anti-doping rules, Orkhon was stripped of her gold medal. Due to the positive result of the test for stanozolol, the Athletics Integrity Unit declared to strip from Bahraini athlete Kemi Adekoya all results achieved after 24 August , including her two gold medals in the hurdles and the 4x mixed relay at the Asian Games. This meant the medals would be reawarded to athletes of Vietnam and India respectively.
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