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That’s all from Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics. It was another mixed bag with several heartbreaks as both Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Deswal failed to qualify for the finals. However, PV Sindhu and Mary Kom start strongly with Manika Batra created history by reaching the Roud 3 in Table tennis women’s singles. However the day ended on a grim note with boxer Manish Kaushik bowing out after losing to Luke McCormack, both Swimmers Maana Patel and Srihari Nataraj bow out in their respective heats and lastly the Indian Men’s Hockey team were thumped 7-1 by a dominant Aussies side.
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16: 35 PM Men’s Backstroke 100m: Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj finished fifth in his HEAT with a timing of 54:31 seconds. He failed to qualify for the next round.
16: 32 PM Men’s Hockey: THAT’S all for the GAME!! Australia thump India 7-1 and reaches the top of the table after two matches. It was a tough outing for Graham Reid’s men as nothing went their way.
16: 31 PM Men’s Hockey: The Indians are still trying to create chances as they look to reduce the deficit. IND 1-7 AUS
16: 22 PM Men’s Hockey: GOAAAALLLL FOR AUSTRALIA!!! Tim Brand also joins the scoresheet. A long pass from Glovers finding Brand as he dances past Sreejesh and the Indian defenders before slotting it home. IND 1-7 AUS
16: 21 PM Men’s Hockey: India are looking to move forward in search of goals but the Australian defenders have been solid.
16:15 PM Men’s Hockey: End of the third quarter. India started this quarter well scoring their first goal but the Aussie gained the stronghold later in the quarter by scoring from a penalty corner and also from a penalty stroke. INDIA 1-6 AUSTRALIA
16:09 PM Men’s Hockey: GOOOAAAALLLLL for the Aussies!! They have been ruthless today as Blake Glovers converts another penalty corner beating Birender Lakra and Sreejesh. IND 1-6 AUS
16: 06 PM Men’s Hockey: GOAAAALLLL for the Aussies!! Blake Glovers beats Sreejesh from the spot and increases the lead again. IND 1-5 AUS
16:05 PM Men’s Hockey: PENALTY STROKE awarded to the Aussies and even after referral the decision stands. IND 1-4 Australia
16: 02 PM Men’s Hockey: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA!!! CLOSE for India as Rohidas tries a variation and they almost scored their second goal. INDIA 1-4 AUSTRALIA
16: 01 PM Men’s Hockey: India are looking to impose themselves on the Aussies. They are looking a lot more confident in attack after scoring that first goal.
15: 54 PM Men’s Hockey: GOOAAALLLL FOR INDIA!!!! Dilpreet deflects the ball in after Rupinder’s powerful ball in the ‘D’. Great awareness from the youngster. IND 1-4 AUS
15: 52 PM Men’s Hockey: The Australians have been solid with their penalty corner defence as they have averted back to back danger from the Indians.
15: 51 PM Men’s Hockey: BACK TO BACK PENALTY CORNER for India!!
15: 40 PM Men’s Hockey: PENALTY CORNER for India!! The Indians fail to coordinate and they waste the penalty corner.
15: 39 PM Men’s Hockey: The third quarter is underway and India will be looking to be more aggressive in this half.
15: 39 PM Men’s Hockey: The second quarter comes to an end and the Aussies dominated this phase of the game scoring three goals. The Indians will need to be more proactive in attack and will have to take their chances in the second half. It will be a tough task for Graham Reid and his men. INDIA 0-4 AUSTRALIA
15: 37 PM Men’s Hockey: Dilpreet Singh receives a green card, he will now be out for the next two minutes.
15:33 Women’s 100m Backstroke: India’s Maana Patel finishes second with a timing of 01:05
15:33 Men’s Hockey: GOOOAAALLL for Australia!!! The Aussies cut through the Indian defenders with ease and the cut back was well received by Joshua Beltz. Beltz then came up with a powerful shot beating Amit Rohidas and Sreejesh in goal. IND 0-4 AUS
15:32PM Women’s 100m Backstroke: Heat 1 is underway as India’s Manna Patel is in lane 4
15:30 PM Men’s Hockey: GOOOAAALLLLLL for Australia!!! Vivek loses the ball in midfield and the Indian defenders were not alert of the quick Australia counter-attack as Andrew Flynn got the better of Sreejesh between the sticks. INDIA 0-3 AUSTRALIA
Boxing Men’s Lightweight: It was a very tight affair. Both the camps must have been very nervous awaiting the judges’ final decision. Manish made an aggressive comeback in the second round but McCormack held his own in the third and makes it through to the next round
INDIA 0-1 AUSTRALIA
15: 27 PM Men’s Hockey: GOAAAAALLLLLL for the Aussies as Jeremy Hayward scored from the penalty corner increasing the lead. Amit Rohitdas averted the danger from the first penalty corner but the ball struck his feet and the Aussies got another penalty corner from which they scored.
15: 25 PM Men’s Hockey: Sreejesh comes up with a 1v1 save but the Indian defenders gave away the penalty corner to the Aussies.
15:22 PM Men’s Hockey INCHES AWAY!! Shamsher fails to hit the target after an inch-perfect cross from the left flank. India keep on squandering their chances.
15:21PM Boxing Men’s Lightweight: End of round 3. That was one close Boxing match! Both player have won one round each. Luke McCormack however edges past India’s Manish Kaushik by a split decision. Winning the match 4-1
15: 20 Men’s Hockey: The second quarter is underway!! IND 0-1 AUS
15:17 PM Boxing Men’s Lightweight: End of round 2. Manish has clearly tried to be more aggressive in the second half and wins the second round 3-2
15:17 PM Men’s Hockey: Rupinder beats the goalkeeper but an Aussie defender clears it off the line. The first quarter also comes to an end. SO CLOSE!! IND 0-1 AUS
15:16 PM Men’s Hockey: PENALTY CORNER for India!!
15:13 PM Boxing Men’s Lightweight: After the first bout it has been close. India’s Manish Kaushik however trails after the first round 2-3
Score INDIA 0-1 AUSTRALIA
15: 11 PM Men’s Hockey: GOAAAALLLLL for Australia!!!! First rusher Amit Rohitdas stopped the early shot from the penalty corner but the following shot rippled the net beating Sreejesh in goal.
15:10 PM Boxing Men’s Lightweight: The round of 32 bout between India’s Manish Kaushik and Great Britain’s Luke McCormack is underway
15:10 PM Men’s Hockey: Penalty corner for Australia.
15: 08 PM Men’s Hockey: PENALTY CORNER for India after stick check. India saw their goal getting disallowed due to a rising ball. THAT”S HEARTBREAKING!!
15:07 PM Men’s Hockey: India looking to attack as they work out a great circle penetration but Shamsher Singh failed to hit the target.
15:05 PM Men’s Hockey: Positive start from the Indian team as they look to control the midfield and dictate terms.
15:00 PM Men’s Hockey: And we are underway as the Indian Men’s team will look to continue their winning run against the Aussies.
14:55 PM The teams are out on the field for the national anthems.
14:51 PM Since 2010, the Indian Men’s Hockey team has defeated Australia only seven times out of the 41 matches.
14:50 PM Indian pugilist Manish Kaushik will also be in action against Great Britain’s Luke McCormack
14:40 PM Indian men’s hockey team is scheduled to face Australia. Take a look at the Indian squad here.
14:20 PM The Indian Men’s Hockey team will be in action next at 3:00 PM IST
It was a tight encounter for Indian legendary pugilist MC Mary Kom as her opponent Hernandez landing some good punches in the first and second round. But both times Mary had the edge even in a split decision from the judges. But in the third bout, she was very aggressive and won the bout 4-1 after completely dominating her opponent from the Dominican Republic.
Score: Mary Kom 3-2, 3-2, 4-1 Hernandez Garcia
13:42 PM Boxing Women’s 51kg: After the third bout, Mary Kom has beaten Dominican Republic’s Hernandez Garcia by split decision and now progresses to the pre-quarterfinals. 4-1 overall win for Mary!!
13: 40 PM Boxing Women’s 51kg: Mary Kom throwing a lot of combination punches and picking her moments to attack whereas Garcia has looked a little wayward.
13:38 PM Boxing Women’s 51kg: After the second bout, three judges have favoured Mary Kom while two of them have favoured Garcia. Mary leading overall.
13:37 PM Boxing Women’s 51kg: It has been a very attacking display from both the boxers in the second bout.
13:35 PM Boxing Women’s 51kg: Mary Kom has had a very cautious start in her first bout against Hernandez Garcia. The first bout ends in a split decision from the five judges.
My time here has come to an end and I leave you in the hands of my able colleague and friend, Atrayo Rohan Bhattacharya. He will be your guide for the latter half of the day.
13:26 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: It is a stunning upset from Manika who is ranked 61st in the world. The Ukranian, ranked 36, had no answers to the resolute defense posed by the Indian paddler.
13:23 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Manika sees it past the line!!!!! A thrilling seven-set affair sees the Indian paddler’s resolute defense overpowering the Ukranian star’s aggression. Manika moves on to the next round. Is there more surprises in store from the 26-year-old?
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 M Pesotska
13:18 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Edge of the seat stuff here at the Arena. Manika takes a three-point lead midway through Game 7. The Ukranian will be coming in strong during the latter stages.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 5-2 M Pesotska
13:14 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Glorious Purpose!!!! Manika wins 9 straight points after her timeout to tie the match at 3-3. What an incredible performance by the Indian paddler. This is going down to the wire. What a game and what a match!
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5 M Pesotska
13:10 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Pesotska edges forward, as she aims to wrap it up in six sets. Manika calls a timeout to stop the run from Pesotska.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 2-5 M Pesotska
13:06 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Pesotska wins crucial fifth game. The tight affair was won by the Ukrainian with a score of 11-8. Advantage Ukraine.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11 M Pesotska
13:00 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Pesotska is pushing hard here in the fifth set. Manika’s limits are being tested but she is holding her own. A slender lead for the Ukranian.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-6 M Pesotska
12:58 PM Shooting – Men’s Skeet Qualification: Angad Vir Singh Bajwa in 10th place with score of 73, Mairaj Ahmad Khan in 25th place with score of 71 after Day 1 of Men’s Skeet qualification. Top 6 will qualify for final which will be held after Day 2 of qualification.
12:56 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Resilient Manika ties the affair!!! Pesotska is finidng it hard to outwork the Indian and loses the fourth set. The neck and neck affair ends 12-10 in Manika’s favour. India and Ukraine are tied at 2 apiece.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10 M Pesotska
12:54 PM Sailing- Men’s one person dinghy race : Vishnu Saravanan finishes an impressive 14th after the completion of the event. He has 14 points from Race 1.
12:48 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Is a comeback on the cards? Manika takes slender lead midway through Game 4. The Ukranian is forced to work really hard here.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 5-3 M Pesotska
12:47 PM Sailing- Men’s one person dinghy race : Vishnu Saravanan moves up, to the 15th position after the completion of the 3rd round.
12:45 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Manika gets one back!! The Indian paddler torments the Ukranian and captures third set. The score was 11-7. Ukraine still maintains lead over India 2-1.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 11-7 M Pesotska
12:40 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: Manika fights back. Pesotska took three straight points to open third set, but the Indian answers back.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11, 3-3 M Pesotska
12:37 PM Sailing men’s one person dinghy Race – Vishnu Saravanan keeps improving. He has moved to the 25th position.
12:37 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Round 2: The Ukranian prevails yet again. Manika Batra has no answer so far. Margaryta Pesotska wins Game 2 11-4 . The score is 2:0 in favour of Pesotska.
Score M Batra 4-11, 4-11 M Pesotska
12:35 PM Sailing men’s one person dinghy Race – Vishnu Saravanan starts at 30th position. He is now 29th after the completion of Leg 1 of the Race.
12:35 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 2: Another early lead for Pesotska. The Ukranian looks far more comfortable than Manika here.
Score: M Batra 4-11, 3-6 M Pesotska
12:32 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 2: The Ukranian paddler makes her early dominance count. Margaryta Pesotska has won Game 1 with the score 11-4.
Score: M Batra 4-11 M Pesotska
12:28 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 2: A balanced start as both paddlers feel each other out. Pesotska with the early lead.
Score: M Batra 2-4 M Pesotska
12:24 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles: Both competitors are all set to begin their mathc. Manika would relish this challenge and looks determined to face it head on. Let’s go!!
12:11 PM Table Tennis – Women’s Singles: World No.61 Manika Batra comes into this tie after a dominating victory over Great Britain’s Tin-Tin Ho. However, Pesotska, ranked 36th, is a different animal and will be a tougher test.
12:01 PM Shooting – Men’s Skeet Qualification – Mairaj Ahmed scores 22 points (71 total) in the third set. On the other hand, Angad Singh scores 24 points, taking his total to 73. The latter remains at the edge of the top 6, currently 12th. Mairaj meanwhile has been forced to drop to 25th.
11:57 AM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Manika Batra is set to feature for her second match. She will be facing Ukrainian Margaryta Pesotska. This will be the latter’s first match of the Olympics, owing to her superior ranking.
11:40 AM Sailing – Laser Radial Race 2: After the completion of the Race 2, Nethra Kumanan finds herself in the 16th position. She now is ranked 27th with 49 points after 2 races. A huge improvement by the Indian sailor after a 33rd position finish in Race 1.
11:36 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Stunning upset from Hang!! The world No.95 comes back from 3-1 down to beat World No.38 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. An impressive display by the Hong Kong paddler as disappointment continues for the Indian contingent on Day 3.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 6-11 L S Hang
11:36 AM Sailing – Laser Radial Race 2: After the completion of the third round Nethra falls to the 9th position on the table.
11:32 AM Sailing – Laser Radial Race 2: Nethra moves up to the 4th position and is tied with Uruguay sailor Dolores Moreira.
11:29 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: The tie is slipping away from Sathiyan. Hang takes another slender lead and Sathiyan is forced to call a timeout.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 2-4 L S Hang
11:26 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Game 7 here we come! Lan Siu Hang wins another close one as Sathiyan stumbles towards the end. The Indian fought back to save 2 game points but couldn’t finish the deed.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12 L S Hang
11:25 AM Sailing Laser Radial Race 2– Things keep getting better for Nethra. The Indian moves to 5th position in Race 2. What a performance!!
11:22 AM Sailing Laser Radial Race 2– Nethra Kumanan moves up to the 13th position in the table after the completion of the second leg. What a turn around!!
11:19 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Lan Siu Hang takes an early dominant lead against Sathiyan in the sixth set. The Hong Kong paddler looks more and more confident with every passing point.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 3-6 L S Hang
11:16 AM Sailing Laser Radial Race 2- Nethra Kumanan has jumped 9 positions to move to 18th. An impressive debut showing from the Indian.
11:13 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Lan Siu Hang wins one back. Sathiyan tries to force a deuce but Hang stays strong to win the fifth set. The Indian still leads 3-2. A thrilling Set 6 awaits.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11 L S Hang
11:10 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Lan Siu Hang’s sustained pressure is working well. Sathiyan is forced into making uncomfortable decisions. The Indian fights back to come within 2 of his opponent. Hang calls a timeout.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 7-9 L S Hang
11:06 AM Sailing Laser Radial race 2- After the completion of the first leg K. Nethra stands on the 27th position.
11:06 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Lan Siu Hang tries to push back against Sathiyan. The Hong Kong paddler gains a slender lead against the Indian.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 2-4 L S Hang
11:02 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Sathiyan gets ahead by 2!! After scoring 9 straight points, Sathiyan survived a brief scare from Hang to win the fourth set. He is one set away from victory.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 L S Hang
11:00 AM Sailing Laser Radial Race 2– Kumanan Nethra will start from 22nd position in the race.
10:59 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Hang has no answer to Sathiyan and his quick reflexes. The Indian takes another dominating lead in the fourth set and is poised for a brilliant victory.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4, 6-0 L S Hang
10:55 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Sathiyan takes the lead!! The Indian dominated the set from the go, allowing Hang very less breathing space. 2-1 to Sathiyan and advantage India.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 11-4 L S Hang
10:52 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Another early lead for Sathiyan, as third set proceedings get underway.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7, 5-1 L S Hang
10: 49 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Brilliant comeback from Sathiyan!! The Indian paddler put in a solid foot forward to even the game at one apiece.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 11-7 L S Hang
10:44 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Sathiyan takes a big lead early in the second set.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11, 6-2 L S Hang
10:43 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Deepak and Divyansh crash out!! Deepak has a total of 624.7 and finishes 26th. Divyansh caps off a disappointing shooting performance by the Indians over Day 2 and Day 3 with a 32nd place finish. He scored 622.8. Chinese Yang Haoran qualifies first with a score of 632.7.
10:40 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Hang takes the first set after an early see-saw affair. Sathiyan will be looking to bounce back.
Score: G Sathiyan 7- 11 L S Hang
10:37 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: Match has begun in an evenly poised manner. Sathiyan with a slender lead.
Score: G Sathiyan 4- 3 L S Hang
10:31 AM Table Tennis – Men’s Singles: World No.37 G Sathiyan is getting ready for his first match at Tokyo. His opponent is Lam Siu Hang from Hong Kong.
10:28 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Deepak Kumar shoots 103.8 with his Series 5 shots. It is all but over for India as Deepak finds himself in the 30th spot.
10:25 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Divyansh finishes his Series 5 with 104.6. He is currently 29th. It is not looking good for both Indians heading into the last round of shots.
10:20 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Glimmer of hope as both Divyansh and Deepak make strides in Series 4. Divyansh moves to 30th with a 104.6 while Deepak Kumar is 27th with a 105.2. Monumental effort is needed from both to crack top 8.
10:18 AM Tennis – Women’s Singles : Naomi Osaka has won the first set against Chinese opponent Saisai Zheng 6-1.
10:12 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Series 3 doesn’t change much for the Indians. Deepak Kumar finds himself in the 33rd position after shooting 103.7 in the 3rd Series. Divyansh shoots 103.6 and finds himself in the 36th spot.
10:08 AM Skateboarding – Japan’s Yuto Horigome wins the first ever gold in a Skateboarding event in the Olympics. Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler bags silver while American Jagger Eaton wins bronze.
10:03 AM Shooting – Skeet Men’s Qualification – Indian duo of Angad Singh and Mairaj Ahmed are in 9th and 14th place respectively. Both have accumulated 49 points. The top six shooters will head to the finals.
10:02 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Deepak Kumar has shot 103.8 with his Series 2 shots while Divyansh has only managed 103.7. Underwhelming show by the Indian shooters.
09:58 AM Shooting – Skeet Men’s Qualification – Angad Singh and Mairaj Ahmed both have 49 points after two rounds of shots. The perfect score is 50. A huge chunk of qualification yet to be played but its a strong start from the pair.
09:56 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Deepak Kumar is currently 33rd while Divyansh Panwar is 37th in the table. They really need to step it up if they are to qualify for the finals. The good news there is still more than half of the qualification left.
09:44 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Disappointing start for both Indians. Divyansh registers a score of 102.7 in his first series of shots. Deepak Kumar is currently at 81.8 at an average of 10.225 per shot. Both are in the lower half of the table. Top 8 goes through to the final.
09:35 AM Shooting – Men’s 10m Air Rifle: Divyansh Panwar and Deepak Kumar will be taking part eager to kick away the shooting woes faced by Indian so far in Tokyo. Stay tuned for more updates.
09:26 AM Sailing Laser Radial: Nethra Kumanan finishes her first race at the 33rd position. Spain’s Cristina Pujol Bajo takes first place. Greece’s Vasileia Karachaliou finishes second.
09:19 AM Tennis – Women’s Doubles: What a comeback and a victory for the Ukranians . After winning the second set they win 10-8 on points in the third to win the match.
09:18 AM Tennis -Women’s Doubles: Disappointing day continues for India as Women’s Doubles pair Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina crash out against their Ukranian opponents.
08:56 AM Tennis Women’s Doubles: At 6-6 the second set has gone on to a tiebreak.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 6-7 8-10 Kichenok/Kichenok
09:13 AM Shooting – Men’s Skeet: After the first three shots of round 2, Mairaj moves to 2nd place, while Angad Bajwa is at 12th. The first 6 shooters after five rounds qualify for the final.
09:12 AM: Tennis Women’s Singles: World No.1 Ashleigh Barty makes a stunning exit in her first game. Sara Sorribes Tormo stuns the Aussie in straight sets 6-4,6-3. Huge upset on Day 3.
09:10 AM Sailing Laser Radial: a huge 7 place jump by K. Nethra. She is currently ranked 33 after the 3rd leg.
Thanks Ashish. Ladies and gentlemen, I am Ajay Anil Kumar and I will be your host for the Khel Now live updates of the Olympics from now on. Let’s hope for a positive day up ahead.
08:59 AM Sailing Laser Radial: In the second leg again K. Nethra is on the 40th place on the points table.
08:56 AM Tennis Women’s Doubles: At 6-6 the second set has gone on to a tiebreak.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 6-6 Kichenok/Kichenok
Thank you guys for sending your responses as I will be taking a short break and my colleague Ajay will be taking over for next hour. Hoping we will have better news from shooting by then. You can send your tweet to me on @7negiashish with #Tokyo2020KhelNow.
8:54 Sailing Laser Radial: After the first leg, Nethra Kumanan ranks 40 on the table.
08:51 Tennis Women’s Doubles : The Indians lead 6-5. Now will the Ukranians be able to hold their serve ? Or will the set head into a tiebreak ? Don’t go anywhere folks this keeps on getting interesting.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 6-5 Kichenok/Kichenok
8:45 Sailing Laser Radial: V. Elena of Croatia is currently leading the charge after 1st leg.
8:43 Tennis Women’s Doubles: Oh a turnaround. The Ukranians break for the first time. 5-4 with the Ukranians looking to equalise with their serve.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 5-4 Kichenok/Kichenok
8:36 Sailing Laser Radial event has started. 45 participants in the first race, with India’s N. Kumanan will start on 22nd spot.
TRIVIA: Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh are the first Indian rowers to enter the top 12 of the Olympics.
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8:36 Tennis Women’s Doubles : 5-2 up for Mirza and Raina while the Ukranians serve to stay in the game.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 5-2 Kichenok/Kichenok
08:31 Tennis Women’s Doubles: Mirza and Raina break the Ukranians and go 4-2 up after a very well fought 6th game.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 4-2 Kichenok/Kichenok
TRIVIA: Sumit Nagal is the first Indian tennis player to qualify for the second round of the Olympics since Leander Paes in 1996.
08:21 Tennis Women’s Doubles : The Indian pair hold their serve and go up 3-2. The pressure is on the Ukranians now to keep their composure.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 3-2 Kichenok/Kichenok
8:20 ICYMI last night my colleague Punit wrote a nice piece on How Mirabai Chanu’s victory will relieve pressure off other medal hopefuls. You can read it here.
The same article was shared by Chanu on her twitter feed.
08:15 Tennis Women’s Doubles : Mirza and Raina are leading 2-1 at the moment in the second set.
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 2-1 Kichenok/Kichenok
Kiran Induri says on our comment section that “I’m sure #manu will do better upcoming years”.
What do you guys think about disappointment in Shooting? Our India’s top shooters not able give same performance like other world events in Shooting, is it just nerve or something else? You can share your views with us using comment section or tweeting us at @KhelNow with #Tokyo2020KhelNow.
08:01 AM Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Qualification: Pranati scores 9.433 which takes her tally to 42.565. She finishes in 12th position in 15 participants event.
Read thoughts of India’s first medal winner of Tokyo 2020 here.
08:02 Tennis Women’s Double: Mirza and Raina have wrapped up the first set in some style. 6-0
Score: Mirza / Raina 6-0 Kichenok/Kichenok
07:59 Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Qualification: Pranati Nayak’s combined score for 3 events is 33.132 and things are not looking good for Indian gymnast in the qualifiers
7:56 Tennis Women’s Double: Mirza and Raina have been dominant . They have gone 4-0 up in the first set.
Score: Mirza / Raina 4-0 Kichenok/Kichenok
7:51 Tennis Women’s Doubles: Mirza and Raina have put up a strong 3-0 lead in the first set. Things look grim for the Ukranians if they don’t hood on to their serve this time.
Score: Mirza / Raina 3-0 Kichenok/Kichenok
7:47 Tennis Womens Doubles – Mirza and Raina go up 2-0 breaking the Ukranians in their 1st game.
Score: Mirza / Raina 2-0 Kichenok/Kichenok
07:45 Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Qualification: Pranati Nayak scores 9.033 in uneven bars
7:43 Tennis Womens Doubles : The match between Ukraine and India in the first round of the Olympic tennis doubles has officially kicked off
07:42 What do you guys think about disappointment in Shooting? Our India’s top shooters not able give same performance like other world events in Shooting, is it just nerve or something else? You can share your views with us using comment section or tweeting us at @KhelNow with #Tokyo2020KhelNow.
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07:40 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: 3 points in a row for Polikarpova, but the game has ended 21-10 in Sindhu’s favour. Sindhu wins the match 2-0. It’s been a relentless performance from Sindhu who looked like her usual self today. A promising campaign awaits us!ting PV sindhu give India some reason to be happy.
Score: PV Sindhu 21-7, 21-10 Ksenia Polikarpova
07:36 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: 13 match points for PV Sindhu as she serve for match point.
Score: PV Sindhu 21-7, 20-7 Ksenia Polikarpova
07:35 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: This game just seems to be running away at the moment. The average rally shots were 6 in the first game and looks like it could be the same in this game. Victory is in touching distance. Sindhu leads 19-6
Score: PV Sindhu 21-7, 19-6 Ksenia Polikarpova
07:29 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: Halfway into game number 2, Sindhu boasts a lead of 11-4. It’s been just like the first game. Sindhu maneuvering at the net nicely now.
07:28 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: Sindhu’s confidence is on the rise and it is showing in her shot selection now. Polikarpova is trying her best to not let the game runaway but the world number 6 is relentless. The score is 9-3 in Sindhu’s favour now.
07:24 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: The short break is over and game 2 is underway. Sindhu serving.
07:23 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: it’s been quite a good display of Badminton, here at the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu looks super strong and has won the first game 21-7, taking just 13 minutes to do so.
07:22 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: Polikarpova finally wins a couple of points in a row. The score is 7-19 in Sindhu’s favour. It’s been a difficult Olympic debut for the Israeli, to say the least.
07:20 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: This is terrific work from Sindhu. She is on a roll and is playing some beautiful shots. She has now won 13 points in a row and leads the first game 18-5.
07:20 AM Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Qualification: The rotation event is underway.
07:18 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: we are into the game interval and Sindhu leads the first game 11-5. She looks in fine touch today.
07:16 Badminton Women’s singles group stage: A great point for Sindhu there. A tremendous rally. Polikarpova did well to hang in but ultimately made an unforeseen error. Sindhu has begun to assert her dominance now. She leads 9-5 in the first game.
7:15 AM Women’s singles Badminton: The Israeli started the first game very strongly but Sindhu fights back to make things 4-4.
7:10 AM Women’s singles Badminton: Polikarpova serves to begin the game and P.V. Sindhu starts strongly with the first point.
7:08 AM Women’s singles Badminton: Rio 2016 silver-medalist P.V. Sindhu is minutes away from making a start to her Tokyo Olympics campaign. She will be facing Israeli debutant Ksenia Polikarpova.
7:05 AM Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: The Indian gymnast starts off with 10.633 in Floor exercise & 13.466 in Vault.
7:00 AM Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Pranati Nayak had won the bronze medal in the 2019 Asian Championships. She qualified on the virtue of that performance, after the cancellation of the 2021 Asian Championships due to the pandemic.
6:50 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker finishes in 12th place with 575/600, while Yashaswini Singh Deswal ends one spot below in 13th, courtesy of 574/600 points to her credit.
6:48 AM Shooting: Disappointment for Indian shooters yet again!
6:45 AM Shooting: Needing a 10 in her last shot, Bhaker could only manage 8. The pressure was too hot to handle for the 19-year-old.
6:42 AM Shooting: The qualification rounds at the Olympics are nerve-jangling for any athlete. However, if they can make it through to the final rounds, anything is possible. Can the Indians conjure up some magic here?
6:40 AM Shooting: Four 10s to round off Bhaker’s 5th series and she’s now in with a chance of making the Top 8! She finishes the 5th round with a score of 98, matching her best score from the first series.
6:35 AM Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Elsewhere, India’s sole gymnast at the Tokyo Olympics, Pranati Nayak, is warming up for the qualification event.
6:32 AM The Indians are fighting amongst themselves. They need to up the tempo if they are to stand any chance.
6:30 AM Bhaker finds herself in 17th place right now. Whereas, compatriot Deswal is three spots above her in 14th.
6:25 AM A couple of 9s and a 10 for Deswal has taken her to 97 at the end of the 4th series. Some more consistency would lift her with a chance to finish in the Top 8.
6:22 AM Bhaker needs to concentrate on the job at hand and not think about her unexpected halt.
6:20 AM Two 9s to finish her third series, and Bhaker is in 17th place after scoring 94. Deswal has overtaken her for the first time today.
6:15 AM The third series begins with Bhaker’s two shots of 9 in her third series. She slips down to the 13th spot. Meanwhile, Deswal is in the 19th spot currently.
6:12 AM The teenager finishes the second set with a score of 95.
6:10 AM Bhaker is back in action, and she straight away shoots two 10s, followed by a 9.
6:05 AM Meanwhile, Deswal has made a stirring comeback! 7 10s in a row to finish her second series with a score of 98. With that, she jumps up to 12th position!
6:00 AM Manu Bhaker seems to have some problem with her gun. This is not good news for India!
5:55 AM Bhaker shoots 9, 10, 10 and 9 to retain her third place. Deswal is looking to climb up the ladder in this second set, she’s registered two shots of 9 and 10 each.
5:50 AM 19-year-old Manu Bhaker makes a storming start in the opening set. She is in third place with a hat-trick of 10s and ends with 98 in the first round!
5:45 AM Just a reminder of India’s prowess in this category. Deswal is ranked World No. 1, whereas Bhaker is World No. 2.
5:40 AM Shooting Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal will represent India in the women’s 10m air pistol event. The top 8 shooters will qualify for the finals.
5:35 AM We will start off today’s action with the women’s 10m air pistol qualification event. Men’s skeet shooting, men’s rowing, women’s singles badminton, women’s doubles tennis and women’s sailing are some of the events that are on the menu over the next couple of hours.
5:28 AM Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is Shibajee Das here. I will be with you to begin an exciting Sunday, which can turn out to be a memorable day for billions of Indians for all the right reasons. Good Morning!
5:15 AM One of India’s brightest medal prospects Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal will be aiming to clinch India’s first shooting medals in Tokyo. From one group of shooters to another, the focus will shift towards the Indian skeet shooters after that. Angad Veer Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmed Khan will begin their campaign in Tokyo after that.
India’s lone gymnast at the Tokyo Olympics, Pranati Nayak, will display her gymnastics skills in the mega event. The Indian rowing pair of Arun Jat and Arjun Singh finished fifth in the qualification rounds on Saturday. This means that their hopes are still alive as they will take to the Sea Forest Waterway in the repechage round.
Rio 2016 silver medalist PV Sindhu will begin her Tokyo 2020 campaign against Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova. Indian tennis duo Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina will begin their women’s doubles campaign in another racket sport. They will lock horns with Ukrainian twins Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadia Kichenok.
Indian sailors and swimmers to start their Olympics voyage
It will be a historic moment in Indian sporting history as the first-ever Indian woman, Nethra Kumanan will participate in sailing. The focus will then shift back to India’s biggest medal hope, shooting. This time it will be an opportunity for men’s air rifle shooters. Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar will represent India at the event. After that, Ace Indian table tennis star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran will make his Olympics debut versus Honk Kong’s Siu Hang Lam. Another Indian sailor who will be in action in Tokyo is Vishnu Saravanan.
Veteran Indian table tennis star Manika Batra will look to carry the good momentum in the women’s singles second round affair. She will be up against Ukrainian Margaryta Pesotska. Indian boxing icon Mary Kom will begin her final Olympics campaign. The London 2012 bronze medalist will face Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez in her opening bout. The Indian men’s hockey team will face their toughest test when they take on World No. 1 Australia at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
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5:00 AM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics Day 3 will witness several high-profile Indian athletes in action. It was Mirabai Chanu who stole the show for India on Day 2. She won a silver medal in the women’s 49kg category. Therefore, she became the second-ever Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic medal.
On Sunday, several Indian medal hopefuls will begin their Tokyo 2020 journey. Mary Kom, Manu Bhaker, P.V. Sindhu, Manish Kaushik and many others will be in action at the weekend.
Day 3 Full Schedule
Shooting: Women’s 10m Air Pistol (Medal event) – 5:30 AM IST
Shooting: Men’s Skeet Qualification – 6:30 AM IST
Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Qualification – 6:30 AM IST
Rowing: Men’s Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls Repechage – 6:40 AM IST
Badminton: Women’s singles (PV Sindhu Vs Psenia Polikarpova) – 7:10 AM IST
Tennis: Women’s doubles (Sania Mirza & Ankita Raina Vs Lyudmyla Kichenok & Nadia Kichenok) – 7:30 AM IST
Sailing: Women’s One Person Dinghy – 8:35 AM IST
Shooting: Men’s 10m Air Rifle (Medal event) – 9:30 AM IST
Table Tennis: Men’s singles (Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Vs Siu Hang Lam) – 10:30 AM IST
Sailing Men’s One Person Dinghy – 11:05 AM IST
Table Tennis: Women’s singles (Manika Batra Vs Margaryta Pesotska) – 12 PM IST
Boxing: Women’s Flyweight (Mary Kom Vs Miguelina Hernandez) – 1:30 PM IST
Men’s Hockey (India Vs Australia) – 3:00 PM IST
Boxing: Men’s Lightweight (Manish Kaushik Vs Luke McCormack) – 3:06 PM IST
Women’s Swimming: 100m backstroke heats – 3:32 PM IST
Men’s Swimming: 200m freestyle heats – 3:47 PM IST
Men’s Swimming: 100m backstroke heats – 4:21 PM IST