By Nick Butler and Paul Osborne in Incheon
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BREAKING: Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita sent home for stealing camera (see 11:07)

22:30 Sport is now officially over for the day here in Incheon which means, i'm afraid, that it is about time to wrap up our live blog for the evening. 

There have been some shocks today on what has proved yet another busy day of sport, as we welcomed a host of new sports to the Games programme. The biggest shock of the day was perhaps Japan's early exit from the baseball following a defeat at the hands of Taiwan.

The Japanese are fighting tooth and nail to have the sport introduced at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but they will surely be hoping for a better performance if that were to be the case in six years time.

The athletics has, as ever, started with a bang here, but could not have ended worse for Ruth Jebet of Bahrain after she was disqualified following her gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase. The Kenyan-born runner was a huge distance clear of the field when she made the stumble, making the disqualification all the worse, I feel.

Join us again tomorrow at the usual 09:00 for another dose of Asian Games excitement, entertainment, tears and cheers as we cross the halfway mark and begin the final descent in this sporting bonanza. 

To keep track of all the medals, be sure to check out our fully up-to-date medal table.

Until tomorrow, however, it is goodnight from us.

Ruth Jebet looking dejected after being disqualified from the 3,000m steeplechase following her gold medal winning performance ©Getty ImagesMohamad Al Garni of Qatar celebrates after claiming the gold medal following the men's 5,000m ©Getty ImagesAlia Mohammed Saeed Mohammed of UAE celebrates claiming the gold medal following the Women's 10,000m ©Getty ImagesMasataka Iryo of Japan reacts after the sides shock loss to Taiwan in the baseball ©Getty Images

Action is wrapping up across all venues now as our day draws to a close. Eight athletes have just qualified to the final of the men's 400m final on the final athletics event of the evening with Bahrain's Abbas Abubakar Abbas the fastest qualifier, followed by Japan's Yuzo Kanemaru, Saudi Arabia's Yousef Masrahi, Japan's Nobuya Kato, South Korea's Park Bong-go, India's Kunhu Puthanpurakkal and Arokiarajiv, and South Korea's Seong Hyeok-je.

Ruth Jebet disqualified after winning gold in women's 3,000m steeplechase 

22:01 Big news from the women's 3,000m steeplechase with the announcement that gold medalist Ruth Jebet of Bahrain has been disqualified for stepping out of bounds.

We mentioned it in conversation earlier when we saw the 17-year-old stumble around the bend, forcing her to stick a left foot over the rails and out of bounds. A tad harsh I think, however, as my colleague rightly points out "rules are rules" and Jebet has paid the ultimate price here.

As a result, China's Li Zhenzhu, India's Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh (oringally fourth) will be gold, silver and bronze medalists, respectively.

21:56 Interestingly, China have finished fourth in all five years baseball has been played at the Asian Games. They will be hoping to buck that trend in tomorrow's playoff final and finally put an end to the three-way dominance of baseball at the Asian Games which has seen no nation other than the "Big Three" - South Korea, Japan and Taiwan - medal in this event.

21:52 It's all over at the Munhak Baseball Stadium where South Korea have booked their spot in the final of the baseball competition.

This contest was decided in the fifth and sixth innings where South Korea powered to two then three runs, without reply by the Chinese team.

The result ensures a rematch of the final from the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou which saw the Korean team run out 9-3 victors. That win was a third for the South Koreans and denied back-to-back titles for Taiwan.

Tomorrow's final should be a good one then, with these two Asian baseball powerhouses facing off for a third time in the final. South Korea have won on each occasion, however.

South Korea celebrate victory in the baseball semi-final against China ©Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:47 Back on the track and Ruth Jebet has won the women's 3000m steeplechase.

The runner representing Bahrain clocks a Games record time of 9:31.36 to seal the gold. The time is some ways off the Asian continental record she set earlier this year in Zurich, howeve,r it is enough to fend of the challenges of China's Li Zhenzhu and India's Lalita Shivaji Babar who take silver and bronze with times of 9:35.23 and 9:35.37 respectively.

Jebet's time at the Diamond League meet in Zurich earlier this year of 9:20.55 was just 0.13 seconds outside the world junior record set by Ethiopia's Birtukan Adamu in 2011. At just 17-year-old, the runner looks to have a bright future ahead of her.

21:42 Meanwhile in the baseball, China look to be on the receiving end of a romping with no scores in the seventh and eighth innings leaving the score at 7-2 in favour of South Korea in their semi-final encounter.

The Olympic champions now need to restrict China to less than five runs in the ninth innings to ensure their passage into the final where they will meet Taiwan, following their shock victory over Japan earlier.

21:38 A Moroccan, an Ethiopian, and now by the looks of it, a Kenyan have taken gold on the track this evening as Ruth Jebet surges clear in the women's 3000m steeplechase.

The 17-year-old is miles ahead (not literally) of the field as she looks on course to seal the final athletics gold of the evening.

21:33 South Korea are closing in on the baseball final, they still lead the semi-final over China, but the final event on the track has begun, it's the women's 3,000m steeplechase. We've had a couple of African born Gulf runners triumphing already tonight. Will we have another?

Bahrain's Ruth Jebet switched allegiance from Kenya last February and, two months later, won the 3,000m and 5,000m double at the Kenyan High School Championships. But since then, she has won the world junior title and broken the Asian record, clocking 9:20.55 at a Diamond League race in Zurich. 

Alia Saeed Mohammed of UAE celebrates winning the 10,000m ©AFP/Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:25 Rio Watari has won the second successive women's wrestling title for Japan, always a dominant power in the sport. She defeats Xiluo Zhuoma of China in the women's 63kg freestyle competition. Tserenchimed Sukhee of Mongolia and Geetika Jakhar of India take the two bronzes. 

The final event on the track, in a few moments time, will be the women's 3,000m steeplechase, but before then, we have the final wrestling event of the day to bring you up to date with.

Qatari wins gold in men's 5,000m

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:14 Gold for Mohamed Al Garni of Qatar in men's 5,000m. The Moroccan born athlete sprints clear brilliantly on the final lap to win in a time of 13:26.13. Alemu Bekele Gebre is second in a Bahrain 2-3, narrowly ahead of Albert Kibichii.

21:13 Around 100m to go in the 5,000m and  Mohamad Al Garni of Qatar has broken clear!

21:08 A big moment in the baseball, meanwhile, as South Korea score twice in the fifth innings and three times in the sixth. They are 7-2 ahead over China and are on the cusp of making the final.

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:03 Gong Lijiao of China wins the women's shot put with an utterly dominant display. Her best mark is 19.06m, over a metre clear of anyone else. Leyla Rajabi,- competing wearing a hijab, for the record - is second after managing 17.80, with Guo Tianqian of China back in third. 

20:58 A picture from the women's doubles badminton earlier, but we are keeping our attention on the track, where the athletes are out and on the startline for the men's 5,000m. The leading entry here is Bahrain's Alemu Bekele Gebre, eighth at the World Championships last year, but someone who has since posted an impressive record of 13:18:00m.

NK Maheswari and G Pollig of Indonesia celebrate the women's doubles badminton gold ©AFP/Getty Images

20:51 Back in the athletics and we've had the women's 400m heats and are now seeing the 10,000m medals ceremony as the United Arab Emirates National Anthem is played. The men's 5,000m is the next event on the track, but the women's shot put is also ongoing. China's Gong Lijiao, who originally finished fourth in the Olympics before being upgraded to bronze after the disqualification of Belarus's Nadezhda Ostapchuk.

South Korean flag20:46 Into the seventh innings in the baseball, meanwhile, and South Korea are 4-2 in front of China. The host nation are the heavy favourites but the Chinese are giving a good account of themselves here. 

Wrestling and athletics medals action

Incheon 2014 gold medal20:39 Another gold medal to report in the wrestling as well. In a female event this time as Eri Tosaka of Japan claims victory in the women's under 48kg competition. After breaking into the formidable Japanese squad last year she has been virtually unbeatable, winning the 2013 and 2014 World Championship titles.

She beats Sun Yanan of China in the final, while the two bronze medals went to Tatyana Amanzhol of Kazakhstan and Vinesh of India. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal20:28 Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan has won that gold in the men's hammer throw, with his best throw being 76.82m mark. China's Wang Shizhu and countryman Wan Yong got silver and bronze respectively. A very good day for Tajikistan today, with a bronze in wrestling as well. Nazarov, as we mentioned earlier, also defends the title he won four years ago in Guangzhou. 

20:22 Speaking of table tennis, we have had our fair share of empty seats today at the Suwon Gymnasium, a surprise considering how popular the sport is here. Still, early stages I guess... A lot of one sided clashes in the team competitions today, but a good one just now in the women's event as 2010 world champions Singapore overcome Taiwan in a 3-1 thriller. 

Empty seats on the first day of table tennis action ©AFP/Getty Images

Women's doubles badminton gold for Indonesia

20:16 We were only saying earlier how surprising the lack of badminton success from Indonesians has been so far in the competition. They've made up for it there. I don't think there is any other Olympic sport in which the quality here is quite as high as the badminton competition. Table tennis perhaps, which is still to really get going...

Incheon 2014 gold medal20:12 Indonesia have wrapped up gold in the women's badminton doubles final as they run rampant against the Indian top seeds.

After taking the first set 21-15, Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari were even more dominant in the second, recording a 21-9 win to secure the gold medal. The two bronze medals in the event were won by Malaysia and China. 

First athletics gold goes to Ethiopian-born Emirati 

Incheon 2014 gold medal20:04 Alia Mohammed Saeed Mohammed wins the women's 10,000m for the United Arab Emirates after bursting clear on the last lap.

The Ethiopian-born athlete runs a decent time as well, a personal best of 31:51.86, to finish ahead of Ding Changqin of China. Ayumi Hagiwara of Japan takes bronze, with the top three all under 32 minutes.

Quote marks"I'm so happy. This is my best time. I am from the United Arab Emirates now. I don't miss Ethiopia."
- Alia Mohammed Saeed Mohammed reflects on her gold medal in the women's 10,000m.

Fumitaka Morishita of Japan is flipped by Mongolias Nomin Batbold in the under 57kg wrestling ©AFP/Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:59 There's been another gold in the wrestling where Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Uzbekistan has defeated Oh Man-ho of South Korea 7-2 to win the gold medal in men's 70kg freestyle.

Takafumi Kojima adds a bronze for Japan as he beats Haiwei Ling of China in the opening bronze medal final, while Kyrgyztan's Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu silencing that North Korean fans with victory against Myongsong Jang in the other.

19:54 The four heats in the men's 100m were won by two athletes from Japan and two from Qatar. Ryota Yamagata, Kei Takase for the former and Samuel Francis and Femi Seun Ogunode for the latter. Ogunode's time of 10.14 was the most impressive, but Francis is the intriguing entrant.

Born in Nigeria, he received Qatari nationality in 2007 and promptly ran a time of 9.99, still the Asian record today. He's had a few injury ravaged years since, and was disqualified from the 100m in Guangzhou, so it will be interesting to see how he does here.

Samuel Francis at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow ©AFP/Getty Images

Ogunode also originally competed for Nigeria, the country of his birth, before deciding to move to Qatar in 2009 and gaining citizenship to compete for the Arab nation.

The biggest name in the Qatar team, and perhaps in any athletics team here, will be high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim who, after leaping a mammoth 2.43 in Brussels last month, is aiming to break Cuban Javier Sotomayer's 21-year-old record, of 2.45, this week.

That final will be on Monday (September 29).

19:50 Indonesia have taken a commanding lead in the women's badminton doubles final as the pairing of Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari secure a one set lead against Japan's Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo.

The Japanese are top seeds in the tournament but fell 15-21 in the opener to the seventh seeded Indonesians.

19:45 Not much in the baseball after three innings, South Korea lead, just, 2-1, after both teams score a run in the third. We have moved our television in the press centre off that match and onto the athletics now, but don't think we are that popular...

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:38 It looks like that North Korean support has paid off as Hakjin Jong lifts the first wrestling gold of the Games.

The North Korean seals the victory on points, recording eight technical points to Rassul Kaliyev's six for a 3-1 classification win.

Bronze medals were won by South Korea's Junsik Yun with his win against Tajikistan's Nikolay Noev, and Mongolia's Nom in Batbold, who beat Fum itaka Morishita of Japan.

19:34 Back to the hammer final and one of the best known Asian track and field stars in recent years, Koji Murofushi, competed in this event. The Japanese won gold at Athens 2004 and bronze eight years later in London, in addition to one world and two Asian Games titles. He's not here tonight but earlier this year was appointed Sports Director for Tokyo 2020.

A name we will continue to hear a lot of, I imagine, over the next six years.

19:28 Staying with the wrestling for a minute, and it's nice to see the North Koreans out in force to support Hakjin Jong in his gold medal final. There has been a lot of empty seats at the majority of stadiums here at these Asian Games so Jong will appreciate the added support, I'm sure.

North Korea come out in force to support Jakjin Jong in the wrestling ©Getty Images

19:24 The first wrestling finals are up and running at the Dowon Gymnasium. After a full day of action, the bronze and gold medal finallists will take to the mat for one last bout to determine who goes home with the medals here in Incheon.

The first gold medal final will be in the men's 57kg division where North Korea's Hakjin Jong up against Kazakhstan's Rassul Kaliyev. The two nation's are neck and neck for fourth in the overall medal table so this contest could prove decisive come the end of the Games.

Before that, however, we have the two bronze medal finals.

Day eight athletics action

19:20 The first gold medal in athletics will come in the men's hammer competition just getting underway, and the gold and silver medallists from Guangzhou 2010 are both here tonight.

Four years ago, Tajikistan's Dilshod Nazarov earned gold with a throw of 76.44m and is now looking to defend that medal.
He placed 10th at the 2012 London Olympics and his mark of 80.62m earlier this summer tops the Asian rankings once again.

The main challenge will come from Iranian Kaveh Mousavi, the Guangzhou runner-up who finished 22nd at London 2012, but after that failed doping test for a member of the Tajikistan football team earlier in the Games, a medal tonight would be a great moment.

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:12 Malaysia may have taken gold in the women's squash just a couple of hours ago, however, it is India who exact swift vengeance in the men's equivalent as they wrap up a 2-0 victory at the Yeorumul Squash Courts.

Sandhu Harinder Pal Singh got the ball rolling with a 3-1 victory over Iskandar Mohamad Azlan Bin before Saurav Ghosal edged an epic encounter with Ong Beng Hee 3-2 in a whopping 68 minutes to seal the Indian gold.

The Malaysian women made easier work of their gold medal final earlier, however, it'll make little difference to the Indian men's party this evening after this brilliant victory.

19:00 The most disappointing aspect, which only a cursory look around the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium will make abundantly clear, is the large number of empty seats. I would say the stadium is about 20 per cent full, although that might be being generous...

18:54 Five gold medals to be won in athletics tonight, in the men's 5,000m, the women's 3,000m steeplechase and 10,000m, the men's hammer and the women's shot. First up however it is the heats in the 400m and 100m.

Malaysian flagIndian flag18:45 We are going to turn our attention to the first day of athletics in a moment, but first a round-up from the squash, and, if you're wondering why we haven't provided an update for a while, it's because nothing has really changed. Saurav Ghosal and Ong Beng He are locked at 2-2 in a thrilling second match. If Ghosal wins then India take gold. But Ong is hanging strong at the moment...Time for another double flag methinks.

18:37 Back here, and the eyes of South Korea are firmly locked on the baseball now because, after the surprise loss against Japan earlier, the host nation are just beginning their clash with China in the second semi-final. The winner of this one will meet Taiwan in the final, with the loser up against Japan for bronze. 

Budsabakorn remains out in front in golf

With all due respect to these Asian golfers, the eyes of the sport are probably not on Incheon but on Gleneagles for the Ryder Cup, a biennial, three-day clash between the best players from Europe and the United States. It is one of the most compelling rivalries in sport, and, incidentally, Europe hold the lead after the first day. I feel that, as a Scot and a golf fan, not to mention a keen golfer himself, International Olympic Committee vice-president Sir Craig Reedie will be among those with his eyes firmly locked on proceedings...

The Ryder Cup is also taking place today ©AFP/Getty Images

On the men's side, meanwhile, Pan Cheng Tsung shot a brilliant 65 today to stay out in front. Youm Eunho and Kim Namhun of South Korea lie second and third. Taiwan still lead the team competition as well, with South Korea and Thailand close behind. 

Thai flag18:20 A golfing update now before we start focusing on the athletics. Thailand's Sukapan Budsabakorn remains the leader on 13 under par, two ahead of the rest of the field. She shot a round of 68 today, with birdies on holes 13 and hole 14. Her performance is also helping the Thailand team lead the team category by a large margin as well. After the match she commented, "I feel good, I will try my best till the end."

While not having a good first round with a 71, South Korea's Park Gyeol caught up a shot with a 67 to end at 11 under for the competition, after the best round of the day. After two days in which she has performed superbly, could she have the momentum heading into the final day...?

Semi-final success for China and South Korea in badminton

18:10 It will be an all Chinese women's final, meanwhile, as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui and 2011 world champion Wang Yihan both win their semi-finals today. Yoo Yeonseong
Lee Yongdae, meanwhile, become the first men's doubles finalists, after overcoming Malaysian opponents today. The main event tonight is the women's doubles final, where pairs from Japan and Indonesia. 

18:02 If Nicol David is the heroine of Malaysian sport, then Lee Chong Wei is the hero. He has won his quarter-final clash in badminton today, but it wasn't easy. He was pushed to 21-17 in the final set against Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam before taking the win. 

He is joined in the semi-finals by bitter rival Dan Lin of China, who won in two straight games today over Kenichi Tago of Japan. World champion Chen Long is also through after winning 2-0 against Son Wan-ho, while the final place is taken by Wei Nan of Hong Kong. 

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in badminton action ©AFP/Getty Images

India take first blood in squash team event

Indian flag17:52 India's Sandhu Harinder Pal Singh has drawn first blood and won the first rubber of that men's team squash final, after a 58 minute marathon match with Iskandar Mohamad Azlan Bin of Malaysia, 11-8,11-6,11-8,11-4.

17:44 So, 13 out of 24 gold medals have now been won today. There's a little bit of a void now at a time in the day when we would usually be talking weightlifting, or track cycling, or bowling.

Worry not, we have five athletics finals, one in badminton and four in wrestling to come later. And right now it is the men's team squash final, the final squash event of the Games. 

South Korea looking to baseball for cricketing success

17:35 Speaking of cricket, the South Korean men's team are banking on on professional baseball stars to convert home runs into sixes and boundaries at the Twenty20 competition in the Asian Games. 

As many as seven of the 11 men that played in their eight wicket defeat to Malaysia this morning came from baseball, which as I have learned the last few days, is a major passion here. Their cricket team, on the other hand, was assembled especially for the Games less than two years ago. Some took to the sport just six months ago. South Korea wanted cricket taken off the Games programme as it knew nothing about it. The Olympic Council of Asia had to step in apparently to remind the organisers that it was a popular sport across the continent.

So the organisers found a patch of land near the main stadium in Incheon for a cricket field, but the bigger worry was finding players. The domestic league features mainly expatriates from South Asia, but the Korean Cricket Association had to field local players to meet qualification rules and turned to baseball to help. Englishman Julien Fountain, who had previously coached for Pakistan and the West Indies, was taken on board to teach them new skills.

"The basic skills are the same, one only needs to harness baseball talent to cricket," Fountain, a former baseball player himself, told AFP. "These guys have picked up cricket fast. They have come on dramatically over the last year, it's just that they lack experience of the nuances of the game."

Fountain, who joined the squad in April, made the players watch Indian Premier League matches on their computer screens to give them a feel of big-time Twenty20 cricket and teach then quirky shots, including the switch hit and reverse sweeps. Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan, whose trademark scoop played over the wicket-keeper's head on bended knees, attracted plenty of attention. 'Dilscoop' soon became 'teugjong', the Korean word for scoop.

South Korea and Iran win individual compound archery titles

Choi Bomin stands on top of the women's individual compound podium ©AFP/Getty Images

17:26 That is the fourth and final gold medal in compound archery today. Two went to South Korea and one each for India and Iran. There are no immediate plans to add compound event to the Olympic programme, but it is certainly a long-term aim, and it is hoped that compound events can be included at events such as the European Games in the more immediate future. 

Personally I feel the recurve is a little more exciting, due to the bow which is a bit less advanced and because of the set-scoring system, which gives players more chance of fighting back. A bit of a shameless plug, but here is more information on the growth of archery, including its embracing of Hollywood! Archery focused on the big picture after innovative World Cup Final weekend

Incheon 2014 gold medal17:18 Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran holds on the win the compound archery gold medal. He beats Abhishek Verma of India 145-141, with the Indian never recovering from that poor start. He shot much better later on in the final, the trouble was, so did his opponent. It is simply so hard to make up a deficit at this level...

Paul Marton Dela Cruz of the Philippines took the bronze medal. 

Malaysian success in hockey

Malaysian flag17:10 It turns out one of the volunteers here in the Media Centre is a student from Malaysia, studying here in Incheon for a major in translation. That becomes apparent when the Malaysian hockey team score to take an excellent 4-1 lead over Japan. There is plenty of whooping shreaks of delight.

"You won in squash as well," I say. "Yes, but we knew that would happen," is the brusque response. "This is more unexpected." She adds, however, that Nicol David is one of the biggest sporting names in her home country, famed for her education and intelligence as well as for her squash. David is indeed an infinitely useful asset for the sport in its quest for Olympic inclusion.

Malaysia celebrate a hockey goal against Japan ©AFP/Getty Images

A Twenty20 win with 103 balls to spare in cricket...

16:52 It's been a difficult couple of days for Nepal following the news that three of their team members have gone missing (see our article here). But they've put those worries behind them with a fairly spectacular win over Kuwait on the opening day of cricket action. Kuwait lost a wicket in the first over and from their thinfs got worse. Beidas Tareq and Bastaki Fahad top scoring with four as the team were 20 all out in 14 overs. And wait for this, Nepal took less than three overs to knock of the runs, winning with 103 balls to spare! 

"Tomorrow match will not be as easy as today's gem," said Nepal player Paras Khadka afterwards. "We need to focus on our strengths rather than thinking about what our opponents can do or what they are really doing. So we hope we can focus on our strength and it will be fine."

Iranian flag16:48 India have had a good day today after a frustrating week, and they are going for more medals now in the individual men's archery final. But, oh no, a poor third leg and Abhishek Varma trails by five against Esmaeil Ebadi. He shot 26 out of 30 in that end which, to you and me, sounds fairly solid, but in top-level compound archery it is simply not good enough...It will be very hard for him to get back from there...

North Korean shooter reflects on motivation

Quote marks"The key to the success I achieved today is that I did my best training in my country for a good performance in the Games with the ambition to send a very good, successful report to the respected and beloved Marshall Kim Jong-un, and good news to our people. All athletes train with the great ambition to send good news to the respected Marshall Kim Jong-un. That's the reason for my success. When I return home I will visit Kumsusan Memorial Palace to give my regards to the great leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. I'm fully determined to be a faithful athlete for the beloved and respected Marshall Kim Jong-un, and to get more good results in upcoming international competitions." - Kim Ji-song, after winning 10m running target mixed gold, seems to have won the gold medal in the inter-North Korean "how many time can I mention my country's leader in a press conference" competition. He gets a couple of bonus points for mentioning historical leaders as well. 

16:34 A fairly frantic period all of a sudden with gold medals being won everywhere. There are more to come as well, with the men's archery compound team final at the moment, and wrestling semi-finals also taking place...

Gold medals won in archery, shooting and squash

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:25 It was Choi Bomin who won that all South Korean archery final in the end. She beat Seok Jihyun in a match that came down to the very last arrow. She shot a 10, her opponent a nine, and it was enough for a 144-143 victory. And as we mentioned earlier, Trisha Deb of India took bronze...

Arnold Delia Odette outplaying her Indian opponent en route to Malaysian team gold ©AFP/Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:20 That final gold medal to report in shooting now, as Kim Min-ji of South Korea manages a superb 19 points to capture the gold medal in the women's skeet individual event. China's Zhang Heng takes silver with an 18, following on from her team gold, while Thailand's Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit shot 14 points to take bronze. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:16 Malaysia take the women's title in squash. Nicol David winning 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 over Dipika Pallikal of India to confirm the victory for the favourites after Delia Arnold's equally comfortable win earlier. Hong Kong and South Korea took the two bronze medals by virtue of their semi-final defeats. 

16:10 Seok Jihyun leads Choi Bomin by one going into the final set of the all South Korean compound archery final, so we will squeeze in two other gold medals before updating you on that...

Taiwan shock Japan in baseball

16:06 And the shock result which was on the cards earlier has come to fruition. Taiwan have beaten Japan 10-4 to progress to the men's baseball final. The winner of the semifinal between China and South Korea, which is to be held at 18:30, lie in wait. 

The host nation are heavily favoured to beat China, and, considering they walloped Taiwan in the group stage, will be fancying their chances. A South Korean victory would be great for the Games, a bit like a Russian ice hockey one would have been at Sochi 2014. But it will be tinged with a little bit of disappointment that they won't be able to do it in style, against their fiercest rivals. 

Japan's long wait for an Asian Games baseball title continues. They won at Hiroshima 1994, the first time the sport was included on the programme, but have managed two silver and two bronze medals since. South Korea have won three out of the last four events, with Taiwan winning at Doha 2006. 

Taiwan have shocked Japan in the baseball ©Getty Images

Cycling time trial won by Kazakh as Kyrgyzstan rival wins fourth consecutive silver

Incheon 2014 gold medal15:57 Gold goes to Alexey Lutsenko of Kazakhstan. He wins comfortably in the end by the 32 seconds in the men's cycling time trial. Oh how sport is a cruel beast. Evgenii Vakker of Kyrgyzstan has now won silver medals at five of the last six Asian Games, and bronze in the other!

Bronze on this occasion goes to Hossein Askari of Iran, so it is good to see different nations winning medals. 

15:54 We're going to have a flurry of gold medals in a moment. Trisha Deb of India takes compound archery bronze and the all South Korea final is underway, and Nicol David is 2-0 in the squash, meaning Malaysia are closing in on gold in the women's team final. And here comes the Kazakh...

Kyrgyzstan flag15:49 And Vakker of Kyrgyztan takes the lead from the Iranian. Amazingly, the 40-year-old also took silver on the track in the individual pursuit at Hiroshima 1994, so 20 years ago! He's 18 seconds clear and only Alexey Lutsenko, of nearby Kazakhstan, can beat him...

15:45 A lot suddenly going on around the ground, from squash to shooting, archery to baseball, and cycling to beach volleyball. Only a few men are still to finish in the cycling time trial, and could we have an Iranian winner? Hossein Askari, bronze medallist four years ago, is leading in 51:19.77, after taking 50 seconds off the time set by Beppu. 

But one of the men still out on the road is Evgenii Vakker of Kyrgyzstan. Remarkably, he has finished runner-up in this event at the last three Asian Games, on South Korean soil at Busan 2002, and then in Doha and then Guangzhou. Can he go one better here?

A major shock in baseball?

Taiwan flag15:37 There are rumbles of baseball-themed excitement reverberating around the Media Centre, Incheon and the whole of South Korea, and they are not even playing. Their bitter rivals Japan are however, and not too well, in their semi-final. They conceded seven runs in the second innings and a further three in the third against Taiwan, so trail 10-3. 

This would be a major, major shock. 

Malaysia heading for gold in squash

Malaysian flag15:30 As predicted by my colleague Paul, a comfortable start for Malaysia in the squash. Delia Odette Arnold, the world number 33, has overcome Anaka Alankamony, who sits 125 places below her opponent as the world number 158, by a scoreline of 11-9, 12-10, 11-2.

Don't worry India, you've only got to overcome probably the greatest player in the history of the sport to stay in this one... Singles champion and world number one Nicol David is up next against Rebecca Pallikal Dipika.

15:24 Best kit of the day? This is Ian Patrick Chipeco of the Philippines competing in the men's team bronze medal match earlier. They lose, unfortunately, to Iran. 

Compound archer Ian Patrick Chipeco of the Philippines

15:17 Our second road cycling competition of the day is also underway, the men's individual time trial taking place over a distance of 42km's. Most of the biggest names are coming at the end, but a strong mantle has just been delivered by Fumiyuki Beppu of Japan. He stops the clock at 52:08.99.

Two more titles for China in shooting

Incheon 2014 gold medal15:14 And while we're on the subject of shooting. There is another gold medal to report. I'm not that surprised that China have won it again...Cao Yifei winning his third gold of the Games to take the individual 50m rifle 3 positions event ahead of team mate, Zhu Qinan, the 10m air rifle Olympic champion back at Athens 2004...

Singh Chain continues a good day for India by winning the bronze.

15:06 Individual semi-finals are also just beginning in the shooting. Zhang is the only member of that Chinese squad through to the last four, and she will be joined by one competitor apiece from South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.

Incheon 2014 gold medal14:58 Gold for China, meanwhile, in shooting. I think we might have said that before... Zhang Heng, Li Bowen and Lin Piao Piao win the women's team skeet competition, with South Korea taking silver and Thailand the bronze.

14:50 Back in archery and we can now confirm it will be an all South Korean final in the women's event. Choi Bo-min of South Korea advanced to the gold medal match by defeating Huang I Jou of Taiwan with a score of 145-139. Choi will be competing against her team mate, Seok Ji-hyun in the finals.

Kazakhstan shock China in beach volleyball

Kazakhstan flag14:42 A big win to report for Kazakhstan in beach volleyball as they beat the defending champions from China in this afternoon's men's semi-final, 21-16, 19-21, 15-11.

Quote marks"Kazakhstan won the first set. China was in the lead at the start, but Kazakhstan turned the tables with a service ace from Alexey Sidorenko. Kazakhstan showed stable defense. China's errors accumulated to 20, twice as much as Kazakhstan's 10. But China started to show their strength from the second set. Even though Bao Jian made foul for catch ball, China gradually started to show better attacks and defense and won the second set with the score of 21-19.

The third set was nip and tuck. China began to show their usual powerful spikes. But it was hard to chase down Kazakhstan. Bao Jian received a yellow card for complaining about the judgment on his attacks. Also, even with China's attacks, Kazakhstan was unbreakable. Kazakhstan won the third match 15-11 and advances to final." - An Incheon 2014 update on the beach volleyball. They could be facing another Chinese pair in the final, as Chen Cheng and Li Jian are currently 1-1 with their Indonesian opponents in the other semi-final. 

The Chinese in action yesterday in their quarter-final against Japan ©AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia facing India in women's team squash final

14:31 The women's squash team final has just begun Yeorumul Squash Courts where Malaysia will do battle with India. 

The first match of the final has Delia Odette Arnold, the Malaysian world number 33, up against Anaka Alankamony, who sits 125 places below her opponent as the world number 158. 

It looks to be a straight forward win on paper for the Malaysian who sits 2-0 on sets.

14:13 After an urgent phone call on Thursday evening, followed by an early morning flight on Friday, I (Paul) have made it here to South Korea to dive head-first into this Asian Games experience. 

In typical insidethegames fashion (we don't hang about you know) I've headed straight to the workroom to crack on with our live blog and give Nick a much needed 30 minutes off. (I know a whole 30 minutes! I'm nice like that....)

Despite some difficulties logging into the nifty MyInfo system, a key tool for any reporter covering a major sporting event, I'm finally in and ready to bring you up-to-date with all the action underway at the minute.

Kicking-off in sepak takraw

13:48 It will be Thailand v South Korea, incidentally, in the men's team final after Thailand overcame Malaysia, despite this amazing shot below, while the host nation beat Indonesia. Both those semi-finals were held yesterday.

A spectacular strike by Malaysia's Mohamad Fadzli Bin Muhammad Roslan ©AFP/Getty Images

13:40 Myanmar defeated Indonesia  2-1 in the women's sepak takraw team semifinal earlier as they continue their bid for the third gold medal in the sport. They will face either Thailand and Vietnam later, who kick-off later. I use the phrase "kick-off" with a slight note of caution because it is a taboo description in our office, except in sports that are actually kicked-off to start.

Woe betide anyone who writes: "the boxing final kicked-off", for example. If there were unforgivable sins at insidethegames, that one would be right up there along with spelling the country Colombia as "Columbia" or the word programme as "program". "Columbia is a university in New York and program is a set of coded instruction for a computer, nothing else," we have all been told...

In this case, kick-off is permitted however because in sepak takraw the players do actually kick the ball, after a pass from a team mate, to start play. We can add it to our list, along with football, american football and rugby.

13:29 South Korea are leading the way in the team skeet qualification stakes at the moment while China are looking good in the rifle 3 positions individual final, with three more shooting results to bring you today.

Chinese flag13:23 A fairly monumental mismatch this morning in the women's team table tennis. The winners of countless of Asian Games table tennis events, China started their quest for gold with a match against Nepal. China has six of the world's top seven players and are ranked, unsurprisingly, at number one. Nepal are considered 108th. 

And it took just 32 minutes for China to wrap up the win, with Zhu Yuling taking just nine minutes to defeat her opponent, Elina Maharjan.

South Korean wins cycling time trial opener

Incheon 2014 gold medal13:15 South Korea's Na Ah-reum wins the women's individual time trial to open the road cycling programme. 

Na recorded a time of 37:54.43 seconds over the 28km route, a massive 52 seconds quicker than China's Li Wenjuan. Hong Kong's Jamie Wong Wan Yiu claimed bronze in a time of 38:57.65. 

Paul Osborne13:06 For those of you who followed our blogs from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, you may - or may not be - glad to hear that reporter Paul Osborne has just landed on South Korea soil. He is watching the women's volleyball at the airport. Having attended the World Championship Final in Poland last week, he is something of an expert on the sport, and he is impressed with the final point as South Korea beat Hong Kong. "Cracking final point," he purrs. "Hong Kong somehow defended a smash, kept it alive, knocked it back over the net only for South Korea to smash it straight back and win."

12:55 Elsewhere, we have a break now until the individual archery events later, while only qualification action in the shooting is ongoing at the moment, in the women's skeet event. Away from the medals, it is the first day of action in table tennis and canoe sprint today, with lots of heats and team preliminary matches ongoing throughout the day. 

Li Wenjuan of China starting her time trial ride ©AFP/Getty Images

12:46 Another event taking place this afternoon is the women's cycling time trial, a 28km test against the clock on the Songdo Road Cycling Course. There are only 10 entrants here, a little disappointing that, but the World Championships are going on at the same time in Ponferrada, Spain, I guess. Li Wenjuan of China is our current leader with a time of 38:46.26.

All the riders have now exited the starting pen. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal12:38 In the meantime, another gold medal has been won in shooting. China's trio of Zhu Qinan, Cao Yifei and Kang Hongwei win the men's 50m rifle 3 positions team event with a total of 3,502 points. South Korea take the silver medal with 3,484 points, edging the Japanese into third by a margin of three points.

Malaysian wushu player and a failed drugs test? Did he? Did he? So did he?

12:30 Basically, we eventually surmise that Yi Sophany, the Cambodian soft tennis player whose test was muted at the same time as the Malaysian wushu one before being confirmed the following day, did not request a B-sample. Jegathesan does confirm that no failed tests will be announced until after the B-sample process has been completed, which was not the case at the Commonwealth Games, where provisional suspensions were announced. 

So a betting man would surmise the Malaysian wushu player has requested a B-sample and that process is ongoing. But in case I didn't make it clear below, nothing has yet been confirmed! I think Jegathesan's position is complicated by the fact he is a Malaysian himself (and the deputy President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia) so is taking a less direct role in order to preserve neutrality.

12:24 An impromptu round-table took place after the press conference, and a remarkable exchange takes place between Jegathesan and the Malaysian press corps. 

Malaysian flagThey ask him about reports concerning an unnamed Malaysian wushu player who has failed a test. "We don't comment on cases until the process is finished," insists Jegathesan, a Malaysian himself. "So is a process currently ongoing? asks one journalist." "We don't comment on whether a process has begun until the process is completed," is the reply, leading the media corps to revert to the time honoured practice of asking the same question in a very slightly different way...

"So did the wushu player take the same substance as the Cambodian tennis player?" But Jegathesan is no fool. "What wushu player? "We are only talking about two failed tests so far".

Jegathesan is a fascinating character  In 1966, he won three sprinting gold medals at the Bangkok Asian Games and was nick-named the "Flying Doctor" due to his simultaneous medical prowess. He also competed at three Olympic Games in the 1960s. And he has had a busy summer because he is also chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation Medical Commission. But as he is asked yet again about the wushu case, even he is showing signs of having had enough, asking for them to stop asking the same question, "I'm an innocent man!" he adds. 

At this point, I decide to help him out by steering conversation on to the subject of methylhexaneamine, the substance Tajikistan footballer Khurshed Beknazarov registered the first positive test of the Games for... "Ah yes, that is the flavour of the month," he says before explaining how they are trying to raise awareness of the product... 

12:15 A break in the action now to bring you up to date with the OCA press conference earlier with Dr. M. Jegathesan. He made some interesting comments about people who fail drugs tests, claiming they are always in one of three categories. 1) Ignorant or Innocent 2) The victim of what somebody else in their entourage has done, or 3) A hardcore drugs cheat. 

The OCA, who are in charge of "Games-time" management, are conducting tests based on intelligence and information they are given, perception of risk, and an equal distribution across sports and countries. But it is "not just an occasion to catch and punish athletes but also an educational programme".

China and both Korea's on target in shooting and archery

India and South Korea win the first two of four archery golds to be won today ©AFP/Getty Images

11:58 At last. At long last. India take their second gold medal of Incheon 2014 to follow the one won by Jitu Rai a week, and 200 gold medals, ago! Where would India be without target sports? In fact, where would have been every morning of the Games? 

Incheon 2014 gold medal11:51 India take the gold medal in the men's team compound archery! They hold on to win by two points, 227-225 after Iran beat Philippines for bronze. Abhishek Verma,
Sandeep Kumar and Rajat Chauhan the winning trio.

11:45 It's a 10-10-9 from both Indians in the third leg, while South Korea go 10-10-10 and 10-9-9. so the two-point lead remain. Listening to archery with South Korean commentary is fantastic, because the prose is punctuation with dramatic explosions of "10,10,10", or, as it comes across, "tin, tin, tin". An eruption of excitement every time a shot is fired, I really do think excited commentary adds to the spectacle of any sporting event, even if you don't have a clue what they are saying...

Indian flag11:40 India, meanwhile, have taken a two point lead at the halfway point in the archery final! 169-167 but with 12 arrows still to come. The standard and the scoring competition in compound archery means that, once you are ahead, it's very hard for the other team to catch up, although I hope I don't come to regret those words...

The recurve event, with it's set-orientated system, is much more volatile, with more swings and roundabouts during the course of a match.

Incheon 2014 gold medal11:32 We can bring you the corresponding team result in the 10m running target event now. Zhai Yujia, Zheng Jie and Xie Durun take gold for China with a total of 1139-32x points. The North Korean team, including individual champion Kim Ji-song, takes silver, while bronze goes to Vietnam. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal11:24 First shooting gold medal of the day has gone to North Korea! Amassing a total of 384 points, Kim Ji-song claimed the gold medal in the men's 10m running target mixed event at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range.

China's Zhai Yujia won the silver with 383 points and South Korea's Jeong You-jin took the bronze with 381 points.

11:16 We will bring you more reaction to that swimming story when we get it, and from the OCA anti-doping press conference, but lets get up to date with the sport first, with some reaction from the women's compound archery final...

Quote marks"This is the first archery medal in the 17th Asian Games for Korea, so obviously I am very pleased. I had many thoughts preparing for this competition, but I feel great that the outcome was so good. I think about our coach, who passed away who I think would be very happy and proud of us. Also, I want to thank the Head of Korea Archery Association who had so great an interest in compound archery.  Because of him we compound archers were able to compete."
- Choi Bo-min dedicates the women's compound medal to a former coach.

Former world swimming champion from Japan sent home for stealing camera

Naoya Tomita swimming over 100m breaststroke at the Asian Games ©AFP/Getty Images

11:07 Some breaking news to report, as the head of the Japanese swimming team, Tsuyoshi Aoki, reveals that swimmer Naoya Tomita has been expelled from the team after stealing a camera from a South Korean photojournalist, prompting a police investigation and apologies from Japan.

"The swimmer stole a camera from a South Korean journalist that was left in the area," he told reporters a few moments ago. "CCTV revealed the swimmer had put the camera into his bag. The South Korean cameraman had reported it missing and CCTV revealed the culprit. He has confessed to stealing the camera but interrogation is still on. He has not been booked officially. 

"He has been expelled from the team effective immediately. He will have to f