India clinch bronze in sepaktakraw

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PALEMBANG, August 21: India on Tuesday clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in sepaktakraw despite its men’s regu team losing to defending champion Thailand here.
The Indian men’s regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.
India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.
India, however, lost to Indonesia 0-3 in the second Preliminary Group B match of the day but still advanced to the last-four stage and be guaranteed of at least a bronze. (PTI)