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Sport Events in December 1998

6th Dec

13th Asian Games inaugurated at Bangkok.

7th Dec

West Indies `A' wins second `Test' at Chennai and the two- `Test' series against India `A' 2-0.

13th Dec

Saheli Barua is crowned National women's `B' chess champion in Chennai.

14th Dec

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar bags India's first gold in the 13th Asian Games at Bangkok, winning the women's 1,500m.

15th Dec

Indian kabaddi team makes it a hat-trick of gold medals since the sport's introduction at the Asian Games. West Indies `A' wins the third one-day in Mumbai and the three-match series against India `A' 2- 1.

17th Dec

Jyotirmoyee bags her second gold at the Asian Games, winning the women's 800m. Rosakutty finishes second. Bantamweight pugilist Dingko Singh clinches a gold while Indian pair of Sethi- Shandilya strikes top prize in billiards doubles category.

19th Dec

Goalie Ashish Ballal stars as Indian hockey team triumphs at the Asian Games after a gap of 32 years. Ashok Shandilya wins gold in singles billiards, beating Geet Sethi in the final.

20th Dec

Curtains come down on Bangkok Asiad, India finishes ninth with seven gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze.

21st Dec

Central Zone retains Duleep Trophy, defeating West at Aurangabad.

24th Dec

Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee announces increased cash awards for Asian Games medallists.

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