India pocket first-ever medal in sepak takraw

India pocket first-ever medal in sepak takraw
The Indian men's team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.
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Palembang: India on Tuesday clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in sepak takraw 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.

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