Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Indian women’s hockey team face the Netherlands
6:51 PM That’s it for today from the Tokyo Olympics. It has been a mixed day for the Indian athletes, while Mirabai Chanu clinched the Silver medal, we saw young Saurabh Chaudhury finish seventh in the 10m Men’s Air Pistol finals. The Archer Mixed team pair of Deepika and Pravin Jadhav also bowed out after losing to the South Koreans in the quarterfinals. However, both Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee gave us a lot to smile at with their respective wins in Badminton Women’s Singles. The India Men’s Hockey team started with a nail-biting 3-2 win over New Zealand. We now await the events for tomorrow don’t forget to join us again!
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6:45 PM Women’s Hockey: The Netherlands took an early lead via Felicia Albers but rain Rampal’s quick reply gave some hope to the Indian fans. The Indian Eves held the Netherlands to 1-1 at the break. However, the Dutch team came back strongly as they took the lead through van Geffen. Frederique Malta also increased the lead beating a porous Indian defence before Albers added one more to her tally. Lastly, van Maasakker piled up the misery, finishing a great second half. The Indian team showed heart and there were plenty of positives from their first half performance. Rani along with Sushila Chanu and some other players played really well and now they will look forward to their clash against Germany.
6:42 PM Women’s Hockey: FULLTIME!! The hooter announces that the Indian Women’s team have started their Olympics campaign with a thumping 1-5 defeat.
6:39 PM Women’s Hockey: The Indian Eves have had their chances here and there, but they have lacked penetration and consistency in attack. NED 5-1 IND
6:33 PM Women’s Hockey: GOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL for NETHERLANDS!! Another penalty corner and another goal for the Dutch women’s team as van Maasakker ripples the net. NED 5-1 IND
6:29 Pm Women’s Hockey: The fourth quarter has started with a slow pace as the Dutch players look to see off the game considering they have a comfortable three goal cushion. NED 4-1 IND
6:22 PM Women’s Hockey: GOAAAAAAAAAAALL AGAAINNN!! Horrible goalkeeping from Savita Punia as Frederique Matla nutmegs the Indian custodian to find the target. NED 4-1 IND
6:21 PM Women’s Hockey: GOAAAAAAAAAAALLLL for the Netherlands as Albers makes no mistake to slot it past Savita. NED 3-1 IND
6:18 PM Women’s Hockey: A moment of madness from Vandana Katariya as she mistakenly signalled for a referral for a body blow. But there was nothing in the videos and India lose their referral.
6:15 PM Women’s Hockey: The Indian team have not managed to win a single penalty corner till now, the Indian Eves will have to be more aggressive in attack if they want something out of this game.
6:12 PM Women’s Hockey: The Netherlands bombard the Indian final third with consecutive attacks but the Indian defenders stand tall. NED 2-1 IND
6:07 PM Women’s Hockey: Fifth Penalty Corner for the Netherlands and they take the lead!! A well-worked variation from the Dutch side as van Geffen rifled the ball beyond Savita’s reach. NED 2-1IND
6:02 PM Women’s Hockey: The third quarter starts and the Indian team once again will look to impose themselves and find that elusive winning goal. NED 1-1 IND
5:52 PM Women’s Hockey: It’s HALFTIME and we don’t have anything to separate the two sides. A big second half awaits for the Indian team. NED 1-1 IND
5:45 PM Women’s Hockey: Five Minutes left in the second quarter and the Netherlands get another penalty corner. Lucky escape for India as the ball struck the post and went out. That was CLOSE!! NED 1-1 IND
5: 41 PM Women’s Hockey: Back to back saves from Savita Punia as she keeps out two penalty corners in quick succession. NED 1-1 IND
5: 40 PM Women’s Hockey: Good start from India in this quarter as they fearlessly take the attack to the opposition. They need to find openings as the Netherlands teams look to defend in numbers.
5:35 PM Women’s Hockey: The second quarter starts, the Indian team will look to take the lead against more illustrious opponents.
5:32 PM Women’s Hockey: End of the first quarter, despite going down at the beginning the Indian Eves have managed to restore parity through their skipper Rani Rampal. NED 1-1 IND
5: 30 PM Women’s Hockey: First penalty corner of the game goes to the Netherlands but is well defended by the Indian Women! NED 1-1 IND
5:13 PM We are back live again as the Indian Women’s Hockey team will take the field against the Netherlands Women side
4:21 PM It’s over for Vikas!! Quincy Okazawa has won the third bout aswell as he once again dominated the Indian pugilist. It’s a clean sweep for the Japanese as he won 30-27!
4:18 PM Okazawa wins the second bout as well, Vikas has to find a knockout or win big in the third bout to stand any chance of winning this match.
4:16 PM Things are not looking good for Vikas as Okazawa has landed more punches in the second bout.
4:15 PM Okazawa takes the lead in the first bout with 10 points from all the judges, Vikas ends with 9!
4:12 PM Very even stevens between the two southpaw boxers as both of them are looking for their chances to attack.
4:08 PM And we are underway with Round 1 as Krishan looks to stamp his authority right from the start.
4:05 PM We are minutes away from the start of Welterweight pugilist Vikas Krishan’s first-round match against Japan’s Sewonrets Okazawa
2;50 PM Finally some time to rewind the busy day before the remaining events of India resumes.
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the Women’s Weightlifting 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. She became the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games this year and the first-ever to win silver in women’s weightlifting for the country.
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First reaction of Mirabai Chanu
2:26 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: She has done it! Sutirtha Mukherjee has come from behind to win against Sweden’s Linda Bergstrom. The Indian paddler took the deciding game 11-5 to progress to the second round. Sensation performance from Sutirtha Mukherjee!Score: Sutirtha Mukherjee 5-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-3,11-9, 11-5 Linda Bergstrom
2:23 Pm Table Tennis Women’s SIngles: Sutirtha is on a winning high! She has taken a handsome lead of 9-3.
Score: Sutirtha Mukherjee 5-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-3,11-9, 5-2 Linda Bergstrom
2:20 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: The deciding Game 7 begins with Sutirtha taking a 4-0 lead over Bergstrom.
2:17 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Sutirtha delivers under pressure as she wins Game 6 by 11-9 and forces the deciding Game7.
Score: Sutirtha Mukherjee 5-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-3, 10-9 Linda Bergstrom
2:09 PM Table Tennis Women’s SIngles: Sutirtha calls for a timeout after she goes down by 1-4 in Game 6.
2:06 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Sutirtha has come back better and stronger. A very successful lead of 5 points my Sutirtha! She has won Game 5 by 11-3. Bergstrom still leads 3-2!
2:02 PM Tables Tennis Women’s Singles: Game 5 starts and Sutirtha is in the drivers’ seat with a healthy 6-1 lead! It is a must win game for the Indian paddler.
2:00 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: A clear win from Bergstrom as she takes over Sutirtha in game 4 by 11-9.
1:53 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: 4th Game begins and Bergstrom has taken a healthy 5-1 lead.
1:50 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: After a nail-biting affair Bergstrom takes the win in the 3rd game by 13-11. Sutirtha had a few chances to close the game out but she fizzled under pressure. Bergstrom leads 2-1!
1:45 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: 3rd Game begins and Bergstrom has a healthy lead of 7-4 over Sutirtha.
1:40 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: A strong comeback from Sutirtha Mukherjee as she wins a tight second game to restore parity. Sutirtha wins the second game 11-9!
1:31 PM Table Tennis Women’s SIngles: Sutirtha Mukherjee loses the first game to Linda Bergstrom. The Indian paddler loses 5-11!
12:59 PM – Badminton doubles – Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pick up a stunning win in the third game, clinching it 27-25! They win their first men’s group stages game.Score: Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin 16-21, 21-16 25-27 Rankireddy Satwiksairaj/Shetty Chirag
12:55PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Batra has yet again made India proud as she defeated USA’s Tin TIn Ho in straight Games. She won the 4th Game 11-9. Manika Batra progresses to the second round after winning her first match. Score: Manika Batra 11-7 11-6 12-10 11-9 HO Tin-Tin
12:47 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Manika has proved that slow and steady wins the race and she did not lose her confidence once! Send your loudest cheers to Manika for her brilliant hattrick!Score: Manika Batra 11-7 11-6 12-10 HO Tin-Tin
12:40 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Tin Tin Ho has taken the lead with 3 points, trying to get back in the game!Score: Manika Batra 11-7 11-6 7-10 HO Tin-Tin
12:36: Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Batra has given a testament of her potential and true sportsmanship by winning 2 rounds consecutively with the score of 11-6 defeating Tin Tin Ho in second round. Score: Manika Batra 11-7 11-6 HO Tin-Tin
12:30 PM Table Tennis Women’s Singles: Manika with her sheer determination and Precision has taken the lead in the match. Manika wins first round 11-7 after trailing by 5 points. Score: Manika Batra 11-7 HO Tin-Tin
12:24 PM Table Tennis Women’s Single has begun at the Quadrennial International Event Tokyo Olympics 2020. Our National Pride Manika Batra will be peddling against Tin-Tin Ho from Great Britain. We wish all the best to Batra!
12:14 PM Men’s 10m Air Pistol: Saurabh Chaudhury bows out. He finishes seventh in the finals.
12:02 PM 49kg Women’s Weightlifting: China’s Hou Zhihui bags the GOLD. India’s Mirabai Chanu clinches the SILVER while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika finishes with the BRONZE medal.
11:58 AM 49kg Women’s Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu fails to lift 117kg in her third clean and jerk attempt. But the Indian clinches SILVER medal.
11:57 AM 49kg Women’s Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu successfully lifts 115kg! She just keeps getting better.
11:53 AM 49kg Women’s Weightlifting: China’s Hou Zhihui lifts 114kg comfortably. Looking all set for the GOLD medal!
11:51 AM Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu lifts 110kg successfully. Exceptional effort!
11:44 AM Tennis Men’s Singles: Game, Set and Match for Sumit Nagal. He seals the third set with a 6-4 victory and wins the game 6-4, 6-7,6-4. Score: Nagal 6-4, 6-7 6-4 Istomin
11:34 AM – Badminton doubles – The Chinese Taipei duo take a narrow early lead in the third game. 4-5. Score: Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin 16-21, 21-16 5-4 Rankireddy Satwiksairaj/Shetty Chirag
11:27 AM – Badminton doubles – Chinese Taipei duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin rally back to win the second game 21-16! This match goes down to the third game!Score: Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin 16-21, 21-16 Rankireddy Satwiksairaj/Shetty Chirag
11: 18 AM Archery Mixed Doubles– Pravin Jadhav and Deepika Kumari are out of the quarterfinals. The Indian pair lose the fourth set against the South Korans. South Korea 6-2 India.
11:15 PM Archery Mixed Doubles – Pravin Jadhav and Deepika Kumari win the third set over the South Koreans. South Korea 4-2 India.
11:10 AM Tennis – The third set is level at 1-1. Nagal and Istomin have both won a set each so far.Score: Nagal 6-4, 6-7 1-1 Istomin
11:08 AM Weightlifting – China’s Hou Zhihui breaks Olympic record twice, sets new mark at 94kg in Snatch. Chanu in second place.
11:08 AM Badminton – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty win the first game 21-16 in their men’s doubles group stage clash against Chinese Taipei duo Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang.
11:02 AM Weightlifting – Mirabai Chanu fails while trying to lift 89kg in the third lift.
11:00 AM Badminton – Sai Praneeth with a shock loss against Misha Zilberman in his first group stage match. He loses the match 17-21, 15-21.
10:58 AM Badminton – Praneeth is struggling right now. He trails 15-20 against Zilberman in the second game.
10:56 AM Weightlifting – Mirabai Chanu in confident mood. She lifts 87kgs in her second attempt.
10:55 Tennis – Istomin wins the tiebreak and sets the match up for a deciding 3rd setScore: Nagal 6-4, 6-7 Istomin
10:54 AM Shooting – Saurabh Chaudhary finishes the qualification round in first place. Abhishek Verma misses out after a 17th place finish.
The final standings: #IND Saurabh Chaudhary – 586 #CHN Bowen Zhang – 586 #GER Christian Reitz – 584 #UKR Pavlo Korostylov – 581 #IRI Javad Foroughi – 580 #KOR Mose Kim – 579 #CHN Wei Pang – 578 #SRB Damir Mikec – 578
10:50 AM Weightlifting – Clean first lift from Mirabai Chanu. She achieves 84 kgs in her first attempt of snatch round. Amazing from Indian star lifter
10:45 AM Badminton – This game continues to be a tight affair but Zilberman maintains a narrow early lead in the second round. 7-5.Score: Praneeth 17-21, 5-7 Zilberman
10:45 AM Badminton – This game continues to be a tight affair but Zilberman maintains a narrow early lead in the second round. 7-5.Score: Praneeth 17-21, 5-7 Zilberman
10:42 AM Badminton – Zilberman wins the first game against Praneeth 21-17! This was not in the script.
10:40 AM Tennis – It’s level at 6-6 between Nagal and Istomin in the second set. This is turning into an absorbing contest!Score: Nagal 6-4, 6-6 Istomin
10:38 AM Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification – Thrilling from Saurabh Chaudhary! The 19-year-old moves up to the first spot after finishing the fifth set with 98 points.
10:35 AM – Badminton: Misha Zilberman takes the lead over Praneeth for the first time in this cagey contest. 17-14.
10:32 AM Tennis – Denis Istomin will not go down without a fight. The Uzbek levels the second set 5-5!Score: Nagal 6-4, 5-5 Istomin
10:28 AM Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification – Saurabh Chaudhary accumulates a complete total of 100 points in his fourth set! He moves up to second spot. Meanwhile, Abhishek Verma has also climbed up to 11th spot, raising hopes of two Indian finalists in the men’s 10m pistol event.
10:25 AM Badminton – Sai Praneeth off to a good start. He leads 5-3.
10:22 AM Tennis – Sumit Nagal is on song today. He goes 5-2 up in the second set against Istomin.Score: Nagal 6-4, 5-2 Istomin
10:20 AM Badminton – High hopes on India’s lone men’s singles badminton representative B. Sai Praneeth. His group stage match against Israeli Misha Zilberman is underway.
10:11 AM Tennis– Sumit Nagal on track to win second set against Istomin.Score: Nagal 6-4, 4-2 Istomin
10:10 AM Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification– Superb comeback from Chaudhary! He scores back-to-back 98s to finish his third series. Up into the third spot now.
10:08 AM Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification – Saurabh Chaudhary scores a superb 98 in his second series. He climbs up to ninth now.
10:02 AM Tennis– What a game. Nagal again breaks Istomin to go 3-1 up.Score: Nagal 6-4, 3-1 Istomin
10:00 AM Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification – Saurabh Chaudhary kicks off the third series with a complete 10.
9:55 AM Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification – Abhishek Verma finishes the first set with 94/100. A minus 6 in his first set itself!
9:40 AM Rowing – The top two teams — Ireland (6:23.74) and Czech Republic (6:28.10) — advanced to the semifinals while Poland (6:31.85), Ukraine (6:36.05) and Uruguay (6:42.85) moved to the repechage round alongside India. The repechage round allows boats a second chance to qualify for the quarter-finals, semi-finals or finals. Therefore, India’s hopes in Rowing are still alive.
9:30 AM Tennis – Nagal clinches the first set 6-4 against Istomin. A promising start to the match against his more illustrious opponent.
9:30 AM Rowing – The rowing pair of Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal Jat qualifies for the repechage round. They finished fifth in the men’s lightweight double sculls heat. Competing in heat 2, the Indian pair finished with a timing of 6:40.33 in the six-team field.
9:20 AM Tennis – Istomin comes back into the first set to level it. Scores tied 3-3.
9:15 AM Tennis – Sumit Nagal has taken a 3-2 lead over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in the men’s singles first-round contest.
9:10 AM Table Tennis – India’s mixed doubles pair of Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal are beaten comprehensively. They bow out after a loss to Chinese Taipei’s Ju Yun-Lin and Cheng I-Cheng. Batra and Kamal lose 8-11, 6-11, 5-11, 4-11. Overall, The match ends India 0-4 Chinese Taipei.
9:05 AM Table Tennis – The World No. 4 Chinese Taipei team are dismantling the Indians. They win the third set 11-5.
9:02 AM Table Tennis – The Indian team takes a timeout, looking to gain a foothold back into the contest. India trails 3-6.
8:58 AM Table Tennis – Chinese Taipei leads after two rounds of play. India 6-11 Chinese Taipei.
8:55 AM Table Tennis – Game on! The Indian pair scores the first 5 points of the round.
8:53 AM Table Tennis – The second round begins. Batra and Kamal will look to stage a comeback in this contest.
8:51 AM Table Tennis – The first round ends. Chinese Taipei duo of Ju-Yun Lin and Cheng-I Cheng leads 11-8.
8:48 AM Table Tennis – The Indians have made a solid start. India 5-1 Chinese Taipei.
8:45 AM Table Tennis – The round of 16 mixed doubles featuring veteran duo Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal is underway.
8:30 AM Judo – The match between Sushila Likmabam and Hungary’s E. Csernovizki finished with the Indian being knocked out with a score of 10-0.
08:26 AM Hockey – India survive!! New Zealand gain a crucial penalty corner at the end of the 4th quarter but Sreejesh stands firm to keep India in front yet again. India start their Olympic campaign with a brilliant victory against the Black Sticks. Game ends – India 3 – New Zealand 2.
08:17 AM Hockey – Sreejesh Keeps India in front! A 50-50 decision goes against India which resulted in three successive penalty corners for the Black Sticks. He makes a save from the third one and then one more from the resulting build-up. Quick reactions and India are still in front.
08:08 AM Hockey – Leon Hayward denies Lalit. The Indian crafts a chance inside the clear and gets the time and space to take a shot. But the New Zealand keeper stays strong.
08:05 AM Rowing – Indian duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh have another shot at competing as they have qualified for the repechage round.
08:00 AM Hockey – Another Indian referral gets returned with no decision made. The game is poised for a tense final 12 minutes.
07:54 AM Yang Qian of China wins the first Gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. The Chinese shooter finished first in the Women’s 10m air rifle event. The Refugee Olympic Team claims silver while Switzerland gets Bronze.
07:50 AM Hockey – Third quarter ends with a slender lead for India. India made it 3-1 through Harmanpreet Singh, but Stephen Jenness had other plans taking one goal back near the end of the quarter. New Zealand 2 – India 3.
07:49 AM Hockey – Game on at the Oi Hockey Stadium! New Zealand come to within one of India just as the quarter nears to the end. Wilson finds Jenness inside the circle and the latter tucks it in past Sreejesh. New Zealand 2 – India 3.
07:45 AM Hockey – New Zealand survive a brief spell of Indian pressure and are now back on the attack to try and get back in the game.
07:41 AM Rowing – Indian duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finish 5th in Heat 2 of Men’s lightweight double sculls, losing out on qualification. Ireland finished first closely followed by Czech Republic.
07:36 AM Hockey – New Zealand are on the offensive. They are putting the Indian defense under pressure, but the Indians are not relenting.
07:32 AM Hockey – India extend the lead in style! Another referral leads to another penalty corner. Harmanpreet makes no mistake again and goes with power straight through the middle. Third quarter begins with a bang. New Zealand 1 – India 3.
07:18 AM Hockey – India head into the half with a well-taken lead. Graham Reid will be a happy with the shift in intensity compared to the first half. New Zealand 1 – India 2.
07:11 AM Hockey – India take the lead!! India win a penalty corner after referral. The well-worked routine allows Harmanpreet Singh to take a shot at goal. The ball goes in through New Zealand keeper Leon Hayward’s legs. New Zealand 1 – India 2.
07:06 AM Hockey – Hockey: 7 minutes already finished in the second quarter between India and New Zealand. India is holding 51% possession while New Zealand is holding 49%.
07:03 AM Hockey – Great chance for Manpreet! A lob from India’s half sees, Manpreet with just goalkeeper to beat. His lob, however, is read well by the New Zealand keeper.
07:00 AM Hockey – Sreejesh has been brilliant saving India again and and again from NZ’s penalty corners. India has looked dangerous on the counter.
06:55 AM Hockey – First quarter ends with scores tied. The match seems evenly poised at this stage. New Zealand 1 – India 1
06:52 AM Hockey – End to end stuff happening here in India’s first match. New Zealand got 4 penalty corners in succession but India broke into a brilliant counter after the fourth to create a goal-scoring chance.
06:50 AM Hockey – India breathe a sigh of relief. New Zealand sees two successive penalty corners and the second one, nearly trickles in. Sreejesh doing everything he can to prevent another goal. New Zealand review but to no avail.
06:45 AM Hockey – India are level!!. Rupinder Pal SIngh cashes in the penalty stroke with no mistake. India make good of their opportunity. New Zealand 1 – India 1.
06:43 AM Hockey – Penalty stroke awarded for India!! India’s persistent attack leads to a penalty corner. The resulting shot was blocked illegally by a New Zealand defender. A great opportunity for the Indians to draw level.
06:40 AM Hockey – New Zealand Draw first blood!!! Kane Russell scores for the Black Sticks from his side’s first penalty corner. The ball whizzed past Sreejesh, who could not react quickly enough to keep it out. New Zealand 1 – India 0.
06:37 AM Hockey – The two teams are battling it out hard but the match between India and New Zealand still stand without a goal. India are the early aggressors, hitting the post from the penalty corner.
06:30 AM Hockey – Indian Men’s Hockey team begins their Olympic campaign. They are playing New Zealand in their first match of their pool.
06:25 AM Shooting – Women’s 10m air rifle event sees both shooters crash out in the qualifiers. Elavenil was placed 15th missing top 8 by a mere 2 points. Apurvi shot 621.9 and was placed 36th. Jeanette Hegg Duestad of Norway finished first in the qualifiers with a score of 632.9.
06:18 AM Shooting – Indian duo Apurvi and Elavenil are set to face an exit in the Women’s 10m air rifle event. Elavenil shot 626.5 which will most likely not be enough for her to make it to top 8. Apurvi meanwhile shot 621.9 after another disappointing Series of shots, registering 103.6 in Series 6.
06:15 AM Archery – India progress!!! Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav claim set 4 in stunning fashion to move on to the quarterfinals. They were behind 17-19 after two turns but shot 20 in the remaining two turns to win 37-36. India 5 – Chinese Taipei 3.
06:12 AM Shooting – Apurvi finishes her Series 5 with a disappointing 102.2. Elavenil ‘s Series 6 gets a huge blow as she shoots a 9.9 with a disappointing third shot. She has shot 104.5 with shots of 10.6, 10.3, 9.9, 10.7, 10.5, 10.4, 10.4, 10.7, 10.8, 10.2 in Series 6.
06:10 AM Shooting -Apurvi’s Series 5 has not been memorable. She has shot 10.2, 9.9, 9.6, 10.5, 10.6, 10.1 so far. Archery – A brilliant third set from the Indian duo!! All four arrows found the mark perfectly to give the Indians an unassailable 40. It is India 3 – Chinese Taipei 3.
06:07 AM Archery – Second set tied!! The Indian duo started strong with two 10s. But had to settle for a point each after both teams score 38 each. Chinese Taipei 3 – India 1.
06:05 AM Shooting – It is a disappointing 103.5 in Series 5 for Elavenil Valarivan. She moves down the standings. It will take a mammoth effort in Series 6 to make the Top 8. She is currently 15th. Joydeep maintains his hope for Elavenil.
06:03 AM Chinese Taipei grabs the first set! Pravin Jadhav and Deepika Kumari could only muster 35 in response to their Asian opponents’ 36. Two set points goes the other way.
06:00 AM Chinese Taipei duo start with 9 each in their first set. Pravin scores an 8 while Deepika Kumari ties it up with a 10.
05:57 AM Meanwhile Indian mixed team is about to start their campaign in the Yumenoshima Park. Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav will be facing against Chinese Taipei opponents.
05:55 AM A huge blow for Elavenil! The Indian shooter shot a 9.7 in Series 5 and her Olympics hangs in the balance. Her Series 5 scores are thus so far: 10.5, 10.5, 10.4, 9.7, 10.5, 10.2. Apurvi meanwhile has shot 10.2, 10.4, 10.6, 10.2, 10.5, 10.2, 10.7, 10.4, 10.7 and 10.3 in Series 4. Total is 104.2.
05:50 AM Elavenil finishes the second half of her Series 4 with shots of 10.6, 10.5, 10.5, 10.2, 10.7. She registers a total of 104.2 and is positioned at 13th in the standings. Series 5 and 6 will be crucial. Meanwhile, Apurvi finishes her Series 3 with a total of 104.9. She moves up to 27th from 33rd in standings.
05:45 AM Apurvi seems determined to make amends before reaching the half-way point. She starts strong in Series 3 with shots of 10.7, 10.8, 10.3, 10.3, 10.3. Elavenil meanwhile has a topsy-turvy start to Series 4. She needs to pick up the slack as quickly as possible with just 2 more series remaining after 4. Elavenil has shot 10.5, 10.1, 10.7, 10.1, 10.3 in Series 4.
05:35 AM Elavenil seems determined to not let this opportunity slip away. She has a strong Series 3 with scores of 10.3, 10.8, 10.6, 10.4, 10.4, 10.8, 10.8, 10.4, 10.6 and 10.9 and moves within touching distance of the top 8. She registers a total of 106 in Series 3.
05:30 AM Things haven’t started according to plan for the Indian duo. Both Elavenil and Apurvi need to finish as strong as possible to reach top 8 and make it to the finals and stand a shot at winning the medal. Apurvi shot a disappointing 102.5 in Series 2 to move further below the rankings.
05:25 AM Elavenil Valarivan is yet to find her way after Series 2. She shot 10.2, 10.4, 10.5, 10.7, 10.1, 10.8, 10.1, 10.4, 10.3 and 10.5 for a total of 104.0. Apurvi has shot 10.8, 10.2, 10.1, 9.5, 10.5, 10.3, 10.5, 10.2, 10.5 and 9.9 in Series 2.
05:20 AM After series 1, Apurvi was ranked 15th while Elavenil was ranked 24th. The top 8 make it to the finals.
05:15 AM Both Indian shooters have started strong. Elavenil shooting from Lane 24 has had shots of 10.7, 10.3, 10.7, 10.2, 10.6, 10.2, 10.7, 10.4, 10.2 and 10.3 for a total of 104.3. Meanwhile Apurvi has shot 10.5, 10.9, 10.5, 10.0, 10.6, 10.1, 10.8, 10.0, 10.6 and 10.5. She edges slightly ahead of Elavenil with a score of 104.5.
05:10 AM Shooting is one major event where India has a lot of medal hopefuls competing. The duo of Valarivan and Chandela will be hoping to kick-start the Olympics in bright fashion for India. The start of the event is near. Meanwhile, Rowing Men’s Single Sculls event is currently taking place at the Central Breakwater and Sea Forest Waterway.
Shooting kicks-off India’s Day 2 Campaign
4:55 AM The first event of the day involving Indians will take place at Camp Asaka. Elavenil Valarivan, current World No.1 and medal hopeful will be competing the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event. She will be competing alongside Apurvi Chandela, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist.
Several medal hopefuls will be in action today.
4:45 AM Four medals will be at stake on Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics for the Indian contingent. World No. 1 Elavenil Valarivan and World No. 11 Apurvi Chandela are the two Indian shooters who will begin the day for the Indian contingent. They will compete in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event.
This will be followed by Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav teaming up for the archery mixed team event. Reigning Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will next be in action in the women’s 49kg weight category. The focus will then shift to Manpreet Singh-led Indian men’s hockey team. They will lock horns with New Zealand in their opening match, as they aim to usher in a new era.
Judoka Sushila Devi will hope for an upset over London 2012 bronze medallist Eva Csernovickzi in the Judo Women’s 48kg. After that, the duo of Arun Jat and Ajit Singh will be in action in rowing men’s lightweight double sculls.
Tough challenge awaits for Indians in racket sports
Sumit Nagal will then face the challenge of Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in the tennis men’s first round. Next up on the menu will be racket sports. Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal will face the World No. 4 Chinese Taipei duo of Ju-Yun Lin and Cheng-I Cheng in the mixed doubles. Another doubles pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and his partner Chirag Shetty will also begin their Tokyo Olympics campaign on Saturday. Ranked 10th in the world, their Group A opponents will be World No. 3 Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang of Chinese Taipei in the badminton men’s doubles.
Badminton star Sai Praneeth will carry the hopes of a nation in his opening encounter against Israeli Misha Zilberman. Two of India’s finest shooters Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary will compete in men’s 10m air pistol. Manika Batra will also begin her women’s singles campaign versus Great Britain’s Tin-Tin Ho.
Another Indian women’s table tennis representative will be Sutirtha Mukherjee. Her debut Olympics opponent will be Linda Bergstroem of Sweden. Boxer Vikas Krishan will be carrying high hopes going into his Round of 32 clash against Quincy Okazawa. The day will be rounded off the Indian women’s hockey team. Led by Rani Rampal, they will take on World No. 1 Netherlands in a tough opening encounter.
Therefore, we are all set for a pivotal day’s action for Indian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.
4:30 AM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics will finally be in full flow on the second day of the sporting extravaganza. A record number of Indian athletes have qualified for the Games. As many as 121 Indian athletes will represent the country in various sporting events.
The second day of the Tokyo Olympics will witness several high-profile Indian athletes in action. Badminton star B. Sai Praneeth, boxer Vikas Krishan, Indian national men’s and women’s hockey team, Mirabai Chanu and many others will take to the field on Saturday.
Day 2 Full Schedule
Shooting: (Women’s 10m Air Rifle) Medal Event – 5 AM
Archery Mixed Team (Medal Event) – 6 AM
Weightlifting (Women’s 49kg) Medal Event – 6:20 AM
Men’s Hockey: India Vs New Zealand – 6:30 AM
Judo (Women’s 48kg): Sushila Devi Vs Eva Csernovickzi (Medal Event) – 7:30 AM
Rowing Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls – 7:50 AM
Tennis Men’s Singles: Sumit Nagal Vs Denis Istomin – 8 AM
Table Tennis Mixed Doubles: Manika Batra & Sharath Kamal Vs Ju-Yun Lin & Cheng-I Cheng – 8:30 AM
Badminton Men’s Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty Vs Yang Lee & Chi-Lin Wang – 8:50 AM
Badminton Men’s Singles: B. Sai Praneeth Vs Misha Zilberman – 9:30 AM
Shooting: (Men’s 10m Air Pistol) Medal Event – 9:30 AM
Table Tennis (Women’s Singles): Manika Batra Vs Tin-Tin Ho – 12:15 PM
Table Tennis (Women’s Singles): Sutirtha Mukerjee Vs Linda Bergstroem – 1 PM
Men’s Boxing Welterweight: Vikas Krishan Vs Quincy Okazawa – 3:54 PM
Women’s Hockey: India Vs the Netherlands – 5:15 PM