Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 6: Live updates
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2:40 PM Overall, it has been another bittersweet day for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian men’s hockey team picked up a crucial victory, with boxer Lovlina Borgohain booking her place in the quarter-finals. However, the men’s badminton duo of Satwiksairaj Rankiredy and Chirag Shetty had a swallow a bitter pill. Despite winning their match against Great Britain’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, they were knocked out. The Indians won two out of their three group stage matches, but are eliminated as it came down to the number of sets won.
On the other hand, the Indian shooters continued to disappoint. In both the air pistol mixed team and the air rifle mixed team, they suffered the same fate. Even the prolific teenage duo of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary were unable to replicate their performances on the Olympics stage.
In sailing events, the pair of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finished 18th in race one of the men’s skiff 49er. Nethra Kumanan had another disappointing race finishing in 38th. However, Vishnu Saravanan has been the pick of the sailors so far. The Indian registered a personal best 12th place finish in the Tokyo Olympics in the sixth race of the men’s laser radial one person dinghy event.
2:35 PM Vishnu Saravanan’s results so far at the Tokyo Olympics:
Race 1 – 14th
Race 2 – 20th
Race 3 – 24th
Race 4 – 23rd
Race 5 – 22nd
Race 6 – 12th (Personal Best)
2:21 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Saravanan ends the race on a high note. A 12th place finish is his personal best. This is a huge accomplishment in his maiden Olympics campaign. He will next be in action on 29th July.
2:20 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: The race concludes, with Vishnu Saravanan finishing in the 12th position.
2:18 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Saravanan is just 22 years old. He had won a bronze medal at the Under-21 World Championships in 2019. The Indian sailor has a bright future ahead of him.
2:14 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: A topsy-turvy race continues as Saravanan drops down to 12th place.
2:10 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: We are approaching the last two legs of the race now.
2:08 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: This is encouraging stuff from Vishnu Saravanan. He has moved up to eight places and is now ranked 8th.
2:02 PM Elsewhere, the results for the first race of the men’s skiff 49er race has been announced. The Indian duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finished in the 18th position out of 19 participants.
1:52 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Saravanan is down to 16th place now. Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus is the current leader.
1:48 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: The air temperature is currently 26 degrees celsius. Whereas, the humidity is 77 per cent.
1:45 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Vishnu Saravanan is currently in 11th position out of 34 participants.
1:40 PM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Meanwhile, looks like the weather has improved. The sailing men’s one person dinghy race is about to begin. India’s Vishnu Saravanan will be in action.
1:35 PM Overall, it has been another bittersweet day for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian men’s hockey team picked up a crucial victory, with boxer Lovlina Borgohain booking her place in the quarter-finals. However, the men’s badminton duo of Satwiksairaj Rankiredy and Chirag Shetty had a swallow a bitter pill. Despite winning their match against Great Britain’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, they were knocked out. The Indians won two out of their three group stage matches, but are eliminated as it came down to the number of sets won.
On the other hand, the Indian shooters continued to disappoint. In both the air pistol mixed team and the air rifle mixed team, they suffered the same fate. Even the prolific teenage duo of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary were unable to replicate their performances on the Olympics stage.
1:25 PM Several Indian medal hopefuls, including Deepika Kumari, P.V. Sindhu and Pooja Rani will be in action tomorrow. Read the Day 6 detailed preview here.
1:20 PM Sharath Kamal bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics, after being beaten by Ma Long in the third round. However, it has been a memorable campaign for the veteran Indian paddler.
1:10 PM Earlier in the day, the Indian men’s hockey team bounced back in style with a 3-0 victory over Spain. The win puts Graham Reid’s men right in the mix for a place in the quarter-finals. Read the match report here.
1:00 PM Sailing events have been delayed due to poor weather conditions. It’s raining in Tokyo, plus heavy winds do not make it ideal for the race to take place.
Lovlina Borgohain will face Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-chin in the quarterfinals after she defeated Italy’s Angela Carini 3-2 via split decision.
Men’s Skiff Sailing race has been delayed due to poor weather conditions
A great result for Lovlina Borgohain as she was fearless with her punches and left a low guard luring Apetz to make mistakes. The Assamese boxer threw some clean punches throughout the game and also defended well when it was needed. She is just a win away from clinching an Olympic medal. She will play the winner of the match between Italy’s Angela Carini and Taiwan’s Chen Nien-chi.
11:25 AM Women’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Nethra Kumanan’s disappointing day continues as she finishes Race 6th in 39th position.
11:23 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 5: Vishnu finishes Race 5 at 22nd position. he did not gain any spot in the last two marks.
FINAL SCORE: Lovlina- 28-29, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 27-30 Apetz. The Indian pugilist won 3-2 by Split Decision.
11:16 AM Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: THAT’S THAT FOR LOVLINA!!! She wins the third round and progresses through to the quarters via split decision. Exceptional performance from the Indian youngster.
11:15 AM Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: Lovlina again taking her moment to throw punches as she just needs to take advantage of this round to go through.
11:13 AM Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: Lovlina wins the second round as well. She won 3-2 via split decision. The Indian pugilist has won two rounds over her German opponent.
11:12 AM Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: Lovlina’s counter-punching has been her biggest strength in this bout as when looks to dominate her experienced German counterpart.
11:09 AM Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: It is surprising but the Indian fans won’t complain as Lovlina wins the first round 3-2 via split decision.
11:08 AM Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: It has been a tough start for Lovlina as she is allowing Apetz to connect punches by keeping her guard open.
11:06 Women’s Boxing 69th Kg: After getting the bye in the first round of the pre-quarter final, Lovlina Borgohain is all set to make her debut against the Nadine Apetz of Germany.
11:05 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 5: Vishnu gains 7 places after Mark 3 and currently sits in 22nd position.
11:04 AM Women’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Nethra Kumanan finishes Mark 4 in 38th position.
Don’t go anywhere as Indian pugilist Lovlian Borgohain will be in action against Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the Women’s 69kg Welterweight category.
10:52 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 5: It has been the same case for Vishnu Saravanan aswell as he drops down to 29th spot after Mark 2. He was 1 minute and 38 seconds behind the race leader in Mark 2.
10:49 AM Women’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Nethra falls down several places after Mark 3. She is currently in the 38th position. It has not been her day today.
10:40 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 5: Vishnu finishes off Mark 1 at 28th position. He is 1 minute 40 seconds behind the race leader.
10:38 AM Women’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: Nethra climbs up a few places as she rounds off Mark 2 at the 33rd position. A top 10 spot in this Race looks pretty out of reach for the Indian sailor.
10:28 AM Women’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 6: We are underway in Race 6 and India’s Nethra Kumanan has not had her best start as she rounds off Mark 1 in 35th spot. She is 1 minute and 57 seconds behind race leader, Jayed Maud of Switzerland.
10:28 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 5: Vishnu will be back in action for Race 5 as he will look to improve on his ranking after finishing 23rd in the last race.
10:15 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: A great performance from Rankireddy and Shetty. They played very well and won in straight sets. However, despite being at the same points as the Indonesian and Chinese Taipei duos, we have failed to qualify for the next round. A very unfortunate end to a promising campaign for two excellent shuttlers. They can take confidence from performing so well in what was one of the toughest groups at the Olympics. Score: India 21-17 21-19 Great Britain
10:14 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: What a turnaround this is from Great Britain. Things have really tightened up towards the end. The two teams are level now. Score: India 21-17 19-19 Great Britain
10:12 AM 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team: Only the top 8 pairs will qualify for the 2nd phase of qualification and the Indian rifle pairs have not managed to make the cut. Elavenil and Divyansh finished the event at 12th position with a total score of 626.5. while Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar end in the 18th spot with a total score of 623.8 points. Indian shooting contingent’s disappointing runs at the Olympics continues.
10:08 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The Indian duo have taken the next five points and are moving towards victory. Score: India 21-17 16-14 Great Britain
10:08 AM 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team: Elavenil finishes her 3rd Series with a total score of 104.2 while Divyansh is going through his shots in the 3rd series. They are currently in 12th position while Anjum and Deepak are at a lowly 18th spot.
10:03 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: India have done well to win the next set of points and are leading at the halfway stage of game 2. The players take a small break. Score: India 21-17 11-9 Great Britain
10:02 AM 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team: Elavenil completes her series 2 shots as she ends up with a score of 104.0 While Divyansh is still going through with his shots in the 2nd series. But it is not looking good for the highly-rated rifle pair from India.
10:00 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: Shetty and Rankireddy take the lead with the first five points. Great Britain fighting hard to remain in the tie. Score: India 21-17 5-3 Great Britain
9:58 AM 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team: Not a great start for both the Indian pairs in the qualification event. Divyansh and Elavenil are in the 13th position while Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil are ranked 24th after the 1st series of shots.
9:53 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The Indian duo begin game 2 and it is the Brits that take the first point yet again. A win in this game would send India to the quarter-finals. Score: India 21-17 Great Britain
9:50 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The Indians had three game points in hand but did the job with just one. Some terrific work by Chirag Shetty in that point. The Indians have won the first game. Score: India 21-17 Great Britain
9:49 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Ma Long defeats Sharath Kamal in Game – 5 to win Men’s Singles Round – 3. Initially, Kamal gave a tough competition to the Chinese paddler and won Game – 2 but overall lost the match. With this, India is out of Table Tennis from the Olympics after Batra and Mukherjee lost in yesterday’s match. Final Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11, 4-11 Ma Long
9:49 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: We have been privileged to see some fantastic rallies in this game so far. The Indians’ lead is now slim as they look to win the first game. Score: India 18-16 Great Britain
9:48 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 4: Vishnu Saravanan ends Race 4 in 23rd position. he did gain a place after Mark 4 but failed to capitalise on the great start that he had.
9:46 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Ma long takes the lead with the first five points. Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11, 2-5 Ma Long
9:45 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The Indians are beginning to find their tempo and have taken a comfortable lead over their opponents now. Score: India 16-12 Great Britain
9:42 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Nervous Sharath Kamal gives away easy points to Chinese counterpart Ma Long. Ma Long wins Game – 4 Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 Ma Long
9:40 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The tie so far has been neck to neck. Neither team has let the other take a commanding lead yet. Britain lead at the halfway mark of the first game. Score: India 10-11 Britain
9:38 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Ma Long smoothly takes the lead with the first five points. Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 0-5 Ma Long
9:36 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The match has started off in an entertaining manner with both teams going for it. India lead 5-4 at the moment
9: 36 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 4: Not good news for Indian fans as Vishnu Saravanan drops down a whopping 13 places and currently sits at 23rd after rounding off mark 3.
9:35 AM Women’s Laser One Person Dinghy Radial Race 5: That’s that for Nethra Kumanan as he ends Race 5 in 32nd position.
9:34 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: timeout by China. Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8, 11-12 Ma Long
9:28 AM Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: After a slight delay, the Indian and Great Britain duos are onto the courts. The two teams are warming up. Elsewhere, the Chinese Taipei team overcame the Indonesians. This means that this game is a must-win match for the Indians if they are to progress to the next round.
9:26 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Ma Long takes the lead with the first five points after a good competition from Kamal. Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8, 4-5 Ma Long
9:24 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 4: After the end of Mark 2 Vishnu enters the Top 10!! Splendid performance from the youngster as he is 10th in the current standings.
9:21 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: After an edge to edge competition warrior Sharath Kamal beats Ma Long in Game – 2 Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 11-8 Ma Long
9:20 AM Women’s Laser One Person Dinghy Radial Race 5: After the end of Mark 4, Nethra drops down two places and currently sits in 31st position.
9:16 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: after a tough competition Sharath Kamal takes the lead with first five points. Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11, 5-3 Ma Long
9:15 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 4: Great start from India’s Vishnu Saravanan as he completes Mark 1 in 11th spot. He is only 36 seconds behind the race leader.
9:11 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Ma Long wins Game – 1 after a good fight from Kamal. Score: Sharath Kamal 7-11 Ma Long
Badminton Men’s Doubles Group A: The Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty duo has broken a lot of barriers in Men’s doubles badminton in India. Their pairing could be the start of a culture that has not existed until now. The Indian duo is currently ranked 10th in the world. They have already defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, who are ranked third, at the Olympics. A win today will guarantee the Indians a spot in the knockout rounds.
9:06 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Ma Long takes the lead with first five points after good defence from Sharath Kamal. Score: Sharath Kamal 2-5 Ma Long
9:06 AM Women’s Laser One Person Dinghy Radial Race 5: Nethra holds the 29th position after finishing off Mark 3. She will have to pick up the pace to enter the top 20 at least.
9:04 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Game – 1 between Sharath Kamal and Ma Long begins.
9:03 AM Women’s Laser One Person Dinghy Radial Race 5: Nethra drops down to 29th position after Mark 2! She was 1 minute 46 seconds behind the race leader.
8:58 Olympics Trivia: Sharath Kamal if he wins will be the first Indian paddler in the quarter finals of the Olympics.
8:56 AM Women’s Laser One Person Dinghy Radial Race 5: Nethra Kumanan rounds up Mark 1 at 28th position! She is 1 minute and 36 seconds behind the race leader.
8:54 AM Men’s Laser Radial One Person Dinghy Race 4: There is a lot of sailing action to follow as Vishnu Saravanan’s Race 4 is underway. High hopes from the Indian youngster.
8:48 AM Women’s Laser One Person Dinghy Radial Race 5: We are underway for Race 5 on Day 3!!!
8:40 AM Women’s Laser Radial Race 5: India’s Nethra Kumanan will be in action again and the Indian sailor will hope to improve on her standing from yesterday.
8: 31 AM Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round 3: Indian paddler Sharath Achanta Kamal who holds the 32nd rank in the World Table Tennis ranking is all set to face his Chinese counterpart Ma Long, who is the current Olympic and World Champion and is ranked 3rd in the world.
8:28 AM Olympic Trivia: Bermuda wins their first ever Gold medal as Flora Duffy triumphs in the women’s triathlon. With this, they become the least populous country to win an Olympic Gold!!
8:25 AM Don’t go anywhere as Rankireddy and Shetty will be in action against Great Britain’s Sean Vendy and Ben Lane for their third match in the Men’s Doubles. While Sharath Kamal is also in action against China’s Ma Long in the Men’s Singles Table Tennis.
8:18 AM Thanks Ajay! Hello everyone, this is Atrayo Bhattacharya and I will be your host for the upcoming events. Apart from badminton and table tennis, you can also follow our updates of the sailing event here.
8:15 AM That’s it ladies & gentlemen, now my colleague Atrayo Bhattacharya will take over for the table tennis and badminton matches, which begins at 8:30 AM from now. Over to you , Atrayo!
8:10 AM Badminton men’s doubles matchup featuring Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, table tennis third round match featuring Sharath Kamal and women’s sailing one person dinghy in which India’s Nethra Kumanan will take part are the next events on the menu.
8:05 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: As for Spain, they were valiant with their efforts and have every right to be disappointed with the result. The Spanish Armada remain winless at the Tokyo games.
8:03 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: And it is all over here at the Oi Hockey Stadium. A resounding victory for India who looks likely to go into the next round. The Men in Blue really needed this victory after the drubbing against Australia. A fantastic game of hockey to start your morning! Hopefully, this sets the tone for a successful day in Tokyo Olympics for India.
8:01 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The final hooter goes. FT – INDIA 3-0 SPAIN
7:58 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Another penalty corner for Spain. Error from Captain Manpreet Singh, but yet another brilliant save from Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh.
7:55 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The Spaniards are trying to use innovative tactics during their penalty corner, but nothing has come off for them so far. Spain has now failed to convert seven penalty corners today.
7:53 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Penalty Corner for Spain. Just over seven minutes left into the final quarter. Can Spain make a late charge?
7:52 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: India has not created an abundance of chances in this game but they have been super clinical with their penalty corners. In contrast, Spain has failed to make theirs count.
7:51 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: GOOOOAAAAL!!!!! Rupinder Pal Singh makes no mistake! He slots it into the right of the keeper from a penalty corner with pinpoint accuracy. India 3-0 Spain.
7:48 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Graham Reid is using defensive tactics now. India playing with only two forwards.
7:46 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The final quarter of the game begins with a 2-0 lead for India. Spain has upped the ante, can India keep them at arm’s length?
7:44 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: An intense 15 minutes of hockey in the third quarter. India having 52 per cent possession so far, to Spain’s 48.
7:42 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Spain’s penalty corner routine didn’t come off. That ends the third quarter of the match. India 2-0 Spain.
7:41 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The referee has decided to award a penalty corner to Spain after a successful review. The goal has been disallowed but there was a foul in the build-up. The suspense builds up!
7:39 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: A dramatic end to the quarter. An Indian mistake leads to a 3v2 for Spain who took a couple of attempts to turn it into the net. However, the buzzer went off just before the shot on goal which has disallowed the goal. Spain has taken a referral.
7:36 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The game has started to get a lot more intense and feisty with Spain beginning to show their frustration. A busy game for the referee so far. Sumit from India has taken a green card which means that the men in blue will be down to ten men for two minutes.
7:32 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: To no surprise, the momentum has swung in India’s favour owing to the numerical advantage. The five-minute penalty has ended and the men in blue have failed to capitalise. Spain has looked threatening at times. The Indian team must look for a third goal to safeguard themselves.
7:28 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: A yellow card has been shown to Spanish captain Miguel Delas. Spain had an extra man on the pitch because of a calculation error. Now, they will play with a man down for 5 minutes. Can India make this count?
7:25 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: A scrappy start to yet another quarter. Players are getting completely stuck in. Tussling with each other. There have been several breakages in play already.
7:20 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: India has maintained a majority of 51% possession in the first half, while Spain maintained 49%. Second half starts!
7:17 AM In other news, weightlifter Hidilino Diyaz won the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines yesterday. Historic moment for the Asian nation.
7:14 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: One thing that the players can be glad about is the weather here in Tokyo today. There has been some rain overnight and the players have been saved from the heat with some nice breeze. The weather could be playing a key role in the high intensity of this encounter so far.
7:10 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The second quarter comes to an end and we are halfway into this game. An uneventful second quarter. Despite some good work from Spain, they have failed to make it count so far. Graham Reid’s troops go into the break with a two-goal lead.
7:08 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: India holding their fort so far as the first half concludes. HT: India 2-0 Spain
7:02 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Spain is doing their best to make the pressure count. Another penalty corner in their favour.
7:01 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: A few errors have begun to come from India and Spain are piling on the pressure. Almost halfway through the second quarter. It is safe to say that it has been Spain’s quarter so far.
6:58 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Penalty Corner to Spain. This is the first time they have worked Sreejesh in the game so far and the Indian goalkeeper has been equal to the task. Two quality saves. India still leads 2-0.
6:55 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The two-minute break is over and the second quarter has begun. A fast-paced start from India who looks merciless today.
6:54 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The Men in Blue look in charge. The Tokyo Olympics has been a mixed bag for them at the Olympics with an impressive win against New Zealand but also a huge loss to Australia. A win against Spain will do them a world of good.
6:52 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: The first quarter ends. India 2-0 Spain.
6:51 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: GOOOAAAL! Rupinder Pal Singh takes his time and converts. India 2-0 Spain.
6:50 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: India has been awarded a penalty stroke. India ending the first quarter strongly.
6:48 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: GOOOAAAL! India score! After a few minutes of pressure from Spain, India built up play from the back with some fast precise passes. A brilliant pass to Simranjeet Singh and he makes no mistake, by slotting the ball past Francisco Cortes. India 1-0 Spain.
6:46 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Spain’s attempt was blocked on the line by the stick of Surendar Kumar. Spain was appealing for another Penalty Corner but after an Umpires review, Spain has to settle for a long corner from the far side. Good defending by India.
6:45 AM Shooting: Oh no!! Manu Bhaker hits an 8 in her last shot, as the duo with 380 points finish 7th. This is the end of Saurabh Chaudhary’s journey at the Tokyo Olympics.
6:44 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Sloppy 2 minutes from India here. Spain has been awarded a penalty corner!
6:42 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Neither team have been able to assert themselves in the first quarter thus far. India has marginally been the better side with Manpreet Singh’s solitary attempt the highlight so far.
6:40 AM Shooting: It’s neck and neck stuff here. Bhaker and Chaudhary are just three points behind Australia at 4th. Can they head into the bronze medal match at least?
6:38 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Chaudhary hits 59 in his first 6 shots of the 2nd series, while Bhaker seems to return to her stride. They need to move one position to be in contention for the bronze medal match.
6:37 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: It has been quite a fast-paced but scrappy start to the first quarter. Both teams have failed to enjoy an adequate amount of possession so far.
6:36 AM Shooting: Saurabh Chaudhary starts off with a hat trick of 10’s in his second series of Qualifier 2.
6:34 AM Shooting: Nervous start as Manu Bhaker hits two 8’s in the first series. She and Chaudhary now lie 7th.
6:32 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Amit Rohidas is winning his 100th international cap today. A momentous occasion for him.
6:30 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: And we are underway! India gets things started at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
6:28 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary hit 28 each from their first three shots of Series 1. They are currently in the 6th spot. The top 2 teams head to the gold medal match, while 3rd and 4th will head into the bronze medal clash.
6:27 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: India will look to get back to winning ways, while Spain will look to register their first win of the Tokyo Olympics.
6:25 AM Men’s Hockey Group A: Meanwhile, The Indian men’s hockey team have taken to the pitch for their pivotal group stage encounter against Spain.
6:20 AM Shooting: Let’s take a quick look at the top eight who will be competing in Qualification Stage 2:
1. India (Manu Bhaker/Saurabh Chaudhary) – 582
2. ROC (Vitalina Batsarashkina/Artem Chernousov) – 581
3. China (Ranxin Jiang/Wei Pang) – 581
4. Ukraine (Olena Kostevych/Oleh Omelchuk) – 580
5. Serbia (Zorana Arunovic/Damir Mekic) – 577
6. Australia (Dina Aspandiyarova/Daniel Repacholi) – 576
7. China (Qian Wang/Zhengyang He) – 576
8. Iran (Haniyeh Rostamiyan/Javad Foroughi) – 575
6:08 AM Shooting: The Stage 2 qualification round will begin shortly. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
6:06 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary advances to qualification stage 2 while Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Abhishek Verma bow out.
6:04 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker’s personal score in the qualification rounds is 286, while Saurabh Chaudhary’s stands at 296. Meanwhile, Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Abhishek Verma have managed to score 281 and 283 respectively.
6:01 AM Shooting: Both Indian teams have now completed shooting all three series. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary continue to hold the top spot while Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Deswal are languishing at the 17th position.
5:59 AM Shooting: Russian duo Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov has come up in the second spot while the Chinese duo has gone down in the third. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary continue to lead the pack. Can they keep the momentum going?
5:57 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary still holding the top spot. Saurabh has shot 4 perfect 10s and one 9 in the third series. Meanwhile, Bhaker is beginning to shoot the third series, shooting 9 twice and one perfect 10 in the first three shots.
5:55 AM Shooting: Yashaswini and Abhishek are now at the 16th spot. Both are now shooting their final series. Verma has shot three perfect 10s in the first three shots while Yashaswini has shot two 9s.
5:52 AM Shooting: Yashaswini Singh Deshwal and Abhishek Verma are in the 15th spot now. Verma looks overwhelmed, scoring 9, 10, 7, 9 and 8 in the first series.
5:50 AM Shooting: Chaudhary’s all 5 shots in the second series were perfect 10s. The lad is all fired up today!
5:49 AM Shooting: Meanwhile, Chaudhary shot a perfect 10 three times and 9 in two shots during the first series.
5:48 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker shot 10 in her first four shots in the first series. The final shot was 9.
5:47 AM Shooting: Just a reminder that the top 8 pairs of shooters will qualify for the next round.
5:45 AM Shooting: Saurabh Chaudhary’s first series score is 98, the second-highest in the qualifiers in the first series. Impressive start from the 19-year-old!
5:44 AM Shooting: Bhaker-Chaudhary duo in the top spot now. On the other hand, Deswal and Verma are in 18th place.
5:40 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary are currently in second place. On the other hand, Yashaswini Singh Deswal & Abhishek Verma at 20 in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team qualification event.
5:30 AM Shooting has been the biggest disappointment for the Indian contingent so far. There’s a chance to redeem themselves today in the mixed team events.
5:20 AM India are in contention for three medals today. While Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Deswal will be competing for the 10m air pistol mixed team medals, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar will be plying their trades in the 10m air rifle category. Also, Sharath Kamal will be looking to create history today, while the Indian Hockey team will look to bounce back vs Spain.
5:10 AM Good morning ladies & gentlemen! My name is Shibajee Das and I shall be hosting you in the first quarter of day 5. Let’s hope for a productive day up ahead in the Olympics for all Indians around. The first event begins at 5:30 AM so stay tuned.
5:00 AM Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics for the Indian contingent will begin with the Indian shooters. Teenage shooting sensations Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker will team up for the 10m air pistol mixed team event. There were high hopes on the shoulders of the 19-year-olds going into the Olympics. Chaudhary finished 7th in the men’s 10m air pistol event. On the other hand, Bhaker failed to clear the qualification round in the women’s 10m air pistol event, owing to an equipment malfunction.
However, their record, whenever they have teamed up together, has been brilliant. Bhaker and Chaudhary have won at least a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup in the mixed team at every participation together. They will be hoping to replicate such form on the biggest stage now. Another Indian pair who will be in action in this event will be Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal.
Men’s hockey and badminton teams will be in action
Manpreet Singh-led Indian men’s hockey team will be aiming to get their campaign back on track on day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics. They will be up against World No. 9 Spain. In the badminton men’s doubles, Indian duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be playing their final group stage match. Their Group A opponents will be the British duo of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Sharath Kamal created history by seeing off Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia 4-2 to move into the third round. He will have to tackle China’s Ma Long in the men’s singles third-round clash.
Lone Indian female sailor Nethra Kumanan will yet again take to the waters of Tokyo. Another pair of Indian strong shooters will be competing in this event. Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan are a promising young duo. On the other hand, Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil have the experience of competing at the highest level. Lovlina Borgohain will begin her maiden Olympics campaign. The 23-year-old will come up against the vastly experienced Nadine Apetz of Germany.
The day’s action will be rounded off by Varun Thakkar and KC Ganapathy, who will start their sail towards potential glory. The duo has formed a formidable partnership, having spent several years together. Thakkar and Ganapathy will compete in the men’s skiff 49er event.
4:50 AM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics Day 5 will witness several high-profile Indian athletes in action. On Monday, Sharath Kamal created history by becoming the first Indian male table tennis player to reach the third round. Elsewhere, fencer Bhavani Devi bowed out with her head held high after a fighting performance.
On Tuesday, several Indian medal hopefuls will be seen at Tokyo 2020. The Indian shooting contingent has been the biggest disappointment so far. Some of them will have the final chance to come up with the goods at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, the Indian men’s hockey team, the Indian men’s badminton team and many others will be in action.
Day 5 Full Schedule
Shooting: 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team (Medal Event)
Men’s Hockey – India Vs Spain
Table Tennis: Men’s Singles – Sharath Kamal Vs Ma Long
Badminton: Men’s Doubles – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty Vs Ben Lane & Sean Vendy
Sailing: Women’s One Person Dinghy
Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team (Medal Event)
Boxing: Women’s Welterweight – Lovlina Borgohain Vs Nadine Apetz
Sailing: Men’s Skiff 49er
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Sreejesh is hockey’s ms dhoni in goal keeping, great day for hockey India 👏