Sport Events in December 1998
13th Asian Games inaugurated at Bangkok.
West Indies `A' wins second `Test' at Chennai and the two- `Test' series against India `A' 2-0.
Saheli Barua is crowned National women's `B' chess champion in Chennai.
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar bags India's first gold in the 13th Asian Games at Bangkok, winning the women's 1,500m.
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.
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.
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.
Curtains come down on Bangkok Asiad, India finishes ninth with seven gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze.
Central Zone retains Duleep Trophy, defeating West at Aurangabad.
Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee announces increased cash awards for Asian Games medallists.