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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 6 Live: Deepika Kumari, Pooja Rani advance

Published at :July 28, 2021 at 11:31 AM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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India's action on day 6 at the Tokyo Olympics comes to an end. It was a pretty average day for the Indians. While PV Sindhu started the day with a win, the Indian Women's Hockey team lost their third consecutive match. In Archer both Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav crashed out after losing in the 1/16 Elimination round while Deepika Kumari has qualified for the pre quarters. Sai Praneeth also lost his match and has now crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics. Lastly Pooja Rani started her campaign with a win and the pugilist is only a win away from bagging a medal.

Tokyo Olympics Day 6 Report: Deepika Kumari, Pooja Rani fly the Indian flag

3:19 PM ICYMI POOJA RANI IS ONE WIN AWAY FROM A OLYMPIC MEDAL.

While preparing for the Olympics Pooja Rani spoke exclusively to Khel Now. You can read full interview here.

Boxer Pooja Rani expecting to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics

3:15 PM Deepika Kumari will be in action in Women's 1/8 Eliminations on 30th July 2021.

3:14 PM: Deepika Kumari did hold her own against Fernandez but she was nowhere near her best. However, this win will give her confidence for the upcoming rounds.

3:11 PM Badminton Men's singles group stage: A difficult evening ends for Sai Praneeth who loses to Mark Caljouw on straight game. It was miserly performance from the Indian. Caljouw, however, needed this win and has progressed to the knockout rounds. Score: Praneeth 14-21 14-21 Caljouw

3:10 PM Archery Women's Individuals: DEEPIKA WINS THE FIFTH SET AND THE GAME!! World No. 1 progresses to the 1/8 Eliminations with a 6-4 win over Fernandez. Score: USA 4-6 INDIA

3:09 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika with 9 pointer, Fernandez replies with a 8 pointer. Deepika leads by 2 points.

3:08 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika starts the fifth set with a 9, Fernandez replies with a 8 pointer.

3:07 PM Archery Women's Individuals: A poor 6 pointer from Deepika hands the fourth set to Fernandez. Its all square now. USA 4-4 IND

Deepika heart rate is around 166 BPM

3:06 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Fernandez starts the fourth set with a 9 pointer, Deepika matches her.

3:04 PM Archery Women's Individuals: A poor shot from Fernandez means that Deepika takes the third set and lead the game. Score: USA 2-4 INDIA

3:04 PM Badminton Men's singles group stage: Sai has yet again removed his foot from the gas and Caljouw has walked all over him. Halfway into the second game and the Dutch leads by two points. A disappointing outing for the Indian so far, while Caljouw is looking determined to qualify.Score: Praneeth 14-21 9-11 Caljouw

3:03 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika starts the third set with a solid 10, Fernandez replies with a 8!

3:02 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika takes the second set after consecutive 10 pointers. USA 2-2 IND

3:01 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika starts second set with a 8 pointer Fernandez replies with a 9!

3:00 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Fernandez takes the first set 27-26. USA 2-0 IND

2:58 Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika starts the first set with a 7 pointer, Fernandez shots a 9!

2:56 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika takes on USA's Jennifer Fernandez in the 1/16 Eliminations round.

2:58 PM POOJA RANI IS ONE WIN AWAY FROM A OLYMPIC MEDAL.

While preparing for the Olympics Pooja Rani spoke exclusively to Khel Now. You can read full interview here.

Boxer Pooja Rani expecting to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics

2:56 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: Asian Champions Pooja Rani won the match, quite comfortably by defeating the Algerian opponent with consecutive 5-0 victory in all the three rounds.

2:52 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: Third round started.

2:51 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: Complete domination by Asian Champion Pooja Rani as she takes away second by 5-0.

2:44 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: Pooja Rani looking comfortable as she is using her experience to overcome 20 years old Ichrak Chaib.

2:44 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: After round 1, Pooja Rani leads by 5-0.Pooja Rani: 10,10,10,10,10 Ichrak Chaib:9,9,9,9,9

2:44 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: Live action underway.

2:41 PM Badminton Men's singles group stage: Both players are looking on song today with some excellent badminton at display. Caljouw has now drawn level with the Indian at 10 points each. Score: Praneeth 10-10 Caljouw

2:40 PM Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: Asian champions Pooja Rani is entering the ring now.

2:38 PM Badminton Men's singles group stage: what a point for Sai Praneeth to extend his lead. Both players using the entirety of the court very well. Score: Praneeth 6-4 Caljouw

2:34 Women's Middle (69-75kg) Preliminaries RO 16: India's Pooja Rani in red corner will take on Algeria's Ichrak Chaib in the blue corner.

2:32 Badminton Men's singles group stage: Sai Praneeth begins the proceedings with a serve and takes the lead as well. Score: Praneeth 1-0 Caljouw

2:32 Badminton Men's singles group stage: India's Sai Praneeth has not had an ideal Olympic Games. The Shuttler crashed out of the competition after losing the first match to Misha Zilberman in straight games. Sai is now up against world number 29, Mark Caljouw. He would be hoping to leave his first summer games on a high today.

2:29 PM Boxing next as Asian champion Pooja Rani will take on Algeria's Ichrak Chaib in Women's Middle (69-75kg) - Preliminaries - Round of 16.

2:25 PM Deepika Kumari has not looked at her best but despite that, she had a fairly comfortable win. The Indian archer shot only one 10 pointer tthrough out he three sets which can be a cause of concern for her. Hopefully she will pick up pace in the next round which will start around 2:53 PM.

2:20 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika crushes Karma with 10 & 8 as she progresses to the next round.

Score: INDIA 6-0 BHUTAN

2:18 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Karma starts the third set with a 6, Deepika replies with a solid 9 pointer.

Deepika heart rate is around 76-90 BPM

2:17 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika shots a connective 9 and wraps up the second set!Score: INDIA 4-0 BHUTAN

2:16 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Karma starts the second set with a 7 pointer, Deepika replies with a 8.

Deepika heart rate is around 86-90 BPM

2:16 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Deepika takes the first set with consecutive 9 pointers. Score: INDIA 2-0 BHUTAN

2:15 PM Archery Women's Individuals: We are Underway as Deepika start the first set with an 8 pointer, Karma matches her.

2:13 PM Archery Women's Individuals: Live action set to start.

2:09 PM Archery Women's Individuals: World No. 1 Deepika Kumari had an ordinary qualification round where she finished 9th. She would like to come up with a better performance in the main event.

2:04 PM: Do you guys think Deepika Kumari can finally win Olympic medal as she has been always favorite since 2012 Olympics but unable to justify that favorite tag? Let us know in comment section or you can tweet us at @KhelNow with #TokyoOlympicsKhelNow. I will share best one here and RT on twitter.

2:01 PM: Deepika Kumari will be in action against Bhutan's Karma in Women's Individual 1/32 eliminations match. Match will start around 2:14 PM

1:55 PM: Welcome to the second half of the action of Day 6 of Tokyo Olympics 2020. I (Ashish Negi) will be taking you through the evening session.

Deepika Kumari, Pooja Rani and Sai Praneeth in action from 2:00 PM IST onwards.

Don't go anywhere as Deepika Kumari will be in action against Bhutan's Karma in her 1/32 eliminations match, then boxer Pooja Rani Bohra will be in action against Algeria's Ichrak Chaib. Lastly, shuttler Sai Praneeth will face the Netherlands' Mark Caljouw in his second round.

Pravin Jadhav gave a tough fight to Brady Ellison in the first two sets. In fact, he almost had the second set in the bag but lack of consistency made it difficult for the Indian as Ellison gave nothing away. Tough day for Indian archery as both Tarundeep and Jadhav bow out of the Summer Games.

13: 28 PM Archery Men's Individual: Pravin Jadhav's journey at the Tokyo Olympics comes to an end as he loses the third set aswell. USA 6-0 IND

13: 27 PM Archery Men's Individual: Ellison takes the second set coming from behind. Jadhav shooting well but he lost both sets by a single point. USA 4-0 IND

13: 25 PM Archery Men's Individual: Pravin starts with a proper 10 while Ellison replies with an 8! USA 2-0 IND

13: 22 PM Archery Men's Individual: Ellison takes the first set with 28-27 points. Jadhav was a little nervous with his second shot. USA 2-0 IND

13: 20 PM Archery Men's Individual: WE ARE UNDERWAY!! Ellison starts with a 9 pointer, Jadhav matches it.

Don't go anywhere as India's Pravin Jadhav will be in action soon. After Tarundeep Rai's exit this morning, a lot of hopes lie with the Jadhav to do well. However, it will be a tall task for the youngster as he faces USA's Brady Ellison who is currently the World No. 1!

United States' Brady Ellison defeats Milad Vaziri in an emphatic fashion and progresses to the next round where he will be against Indian archer Pravin Jadhav. it will be a tough contest for the Indian archer against very high quality opposition.

Later today Boxer Pooja Rani will be in action. While preparing for the Tokyo Olympics she spoke exclusively with Khel Now regarding her preparation and quest for the medal. You can read the exclusive interview here.

Pravin Jadhav will go up against the winner of the match between Iran's Milad Vaziri Teymoorlooei and United States second seed Brad Ellison

This win will give a lot of confidence to India's Pravin Jadhav as tougher opponents await the youngster in the next round. Jadhav showed no signs of nerves and shot with great precision and would like to continue doing the same in the next round aswell.

12:36 PM Archery Men's Individual: PRAVIN FINISHES OFF IN STYLE!!! The Indian archer shots a perfect 10 to win the third set aswell. A proper dominating performance against the Russian. FINAL SCORE: INDIA 6-0 ROC

12: 35 PM Archery Men's Individual: Bazarzhapov starts the third set with an 8 and 7 while Pravin shots consecutive 9s to hold the lead.

12: 34 PM Archery Men's Individual: Barzarzhapov ends with a poor 7 pointer and Pravin comes from behind with a 10 to win the second set aswell!! IND 4-0 ROC

12: 32 PM Archery Men's Individual: The second set is underway and Bazarzhapov starts with a 10, Pravin replies with a 9.

12: 32 PM Archery Men's Individual: Pravin comes up with 3 consecutive 10 points and takes the first set in an emphatic fashion. India 2-0 ROC

12: 30 PM Archery Men's Individual: We are underway and Pravin starts the first set with a proper 10! Bazarzhapov replies with a 9.

12: 28 PM Archery Men's Individual: We are back with live-action as India's Pravin Jadhav takes centre stage against ROC's Gaslan Bazarzhapov in the 1/32 round.

10:45 AM That concludes all the action from the morning session. Thank you for joining us. The action will resume at 12:30 PM IST. My colleague Atrayo Bhattacharya will be taking us through the afternoon session.

Indian archer Pravin Jadhav will lock horns with ROC’s Galsan Bazarzhapov in the archery men’s individual recurve event. It will be followed by Deepika Kumari, B. Sai Praneeth and Pooja Rani in action in their respective events.

Stay tuned and keep following Khel Now for all the latest updates from the world of sports.    

10:40 AM Sailing: India's performances at the Men's Skiff 49er so far:

Race 1: 18th

Race 2: 18th

Race 3: 17th

Race 4: 19th

10:38 AM Sailing: After the completion of the event, the Indian team of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finish at the bottom of the table. A disappointing end to the race for them.

10:35 AM Sailing: We are approaching the final leg of Race 4.

10:30 AM Sailing: After the conclusion of the third leg, the Indian team of K.C. Ganapathy (Helm) and Varun Thakkar (Crew) drops to the 19th position.

10:20 AM Sailing: After the completion of the second leg, the Indian team of K.C. Ganapathy (Helm) and Varun Thakkar (Crew) continues to be in the 18th position.

10:15 AM Sailing: The Indian team stands in the 18th position after the completion of the first leg.

10:10 AM Sailing: The young Indian pair of K.C. Ganapathy (Helm) and Varun Thakkar (Crew) to start from the 11th position.

10:00 AM Sailing: The fourth and final race of the day is about to begin shortly.

9:50 AM Sailing: After completion of Race 3, the Indian team of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finishes in the 17th spot.

9:45 AM Sailing: The Indian team has jumped up one place to 17th after the third leg. They have overtaken South Africa.

9:35 AM Sailing: After completion of the second leg, the Indian duo continues to be in the 18th position.

9:30 AM Sailing: After completion of the first leg, K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar stand in 18th position in the table.

9:20 AM Sailing: The Indian team of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar to start from 10th position in the third race.

9:10 AM Sailing: The Indian team finishes in 18th place in the men's skiff 49er Race 2.

9:06 AM Sailing: After the completion of the third leg, the Indian pair of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar falls back to the 18th position on the table.

9:03 AM Sailing: The sea state in the waters of Sagami is moderate today.

9:01 AM Sailing: The air temperature today is 29 degrees celsius. Whereas, the humidity is very high at 76 per cent. This is because of heavy rain in Tokyo yesterday.

8:57 AM Sailing: At the end of the second leg, the Indian team of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar moves up to the 16th position on the table.

8:52 AM Sailing: After the first leg, the Indian team falls to the 18th position on the table.

8:50 AM Sailing: Thakkar is at the crew today, whereas Ganapathy is at the helm.

8:40 AM Sailing: Varun Thakkar and K.C. Ganapathy will represent India in the sailing men's skiff 49er event. They will start from the 11th position.

8:33 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai has lost the match against Israel's Itay Shanny. The Indian scored a 9 in the shootout while his opponent scored a 10. Rai crashes out as a result.

8:30 AM Archery Men's Individual: The third set is won by the Israeli leading the game into a shootout to decide the winner.

8:28 AM Archery Men's Individual: After some nerve-wracking shooting, Tarundeep Rai wins another set to take the score to 5-3 set points. FInal set beckons to decide the winner here.

8:26 AM Men's Rowing Lightweight Double Sculls semi-final: India finishes in 6th place out of six participants. The duo of Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh was never a danger in the race today. They started slowly and then just fell behind. Ireland wins the race. The Indian boys will now play in the Final B round.

8:25 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: And it is all over here at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza. Sindhu has won it in straight games and will progress to the next round. Cheung Yi fought hard in the second game but it wasn't to be. Sindhu 21-9 21-16 Cheung Yi. She finishes the match off in just 35 minutes.

8:24 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai wins the second set! The score is tied at 2-2 set points.

8:22 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Sindhu is in no mood for nonsense at the moment and continues to extend her lead. She has now taken six points on the trot, just two points away from victory. Sindhu 21-9 19-14 Cheung Yi

8:21 AM Archery Men's Individual: The first set is won by the Israeli by 28-24 points. He leads the Indian by 2-0 set points.

8:19 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai begins his next round contest against Israel's Itay Shanny.

8:18 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: The 2nd game has now resumed and Sindhu has begun strongly, taking a couple of fantastic points. However, Cheung isn't letting go anytime soon as she levels things up again. Could this go to the third set? Sindhu 21-9 12-12 Cheung Yi

8:15 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: We are halfway into the first game now. Cheung Yi has done a commendable job to keep Sindhu in sight. A couple of poor moments of judgement from the Indian have given Cheung the advantage here, who now leads. Sindhu 21-9, 10-11 Cheung Yi

8:12 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: A strong mini fightback from Cheung here! She briefly took a surprise lead over the Indian. However, the Indian levels the scores and exclaims in joy. Sindhu 21-9 7-7 Cheung Yi.

8:10 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Cheung is having to fight extremely hard for every point as she looks to fend off a devastating Sindhu. Sindhu extends her lead now. Sindhu 21-9, 6-3 Cheung Yi

8:09 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: India's final two group stage matches will be against Ireland and South Africa.

8:08 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: The players are back onto the court after their break. Sindhu gets the second game started. Sindhu 21-9 Cheung Yi.

8:07 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: The final hooter goes. FT: IND 1-4 GBR.

8:06 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Sindhu has thrown all the slight doubt out of the window with a tremendous performance. She takes the first game in some style here. Sindhu 21-9 Cheung Yi.

8:05 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai will be up against Israel's Itay Shanny in 1/16 Elimination Round.

8:04 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Goal for Great Britain! IND 1-4 GBR.

8:02 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Great Britain is running away with this one. Penalty stroke awarded.

8:00 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Cheung Yi has started after the break strongly. Despite a couple of unforced errors, she has won some excellent points. Can she cause Sindhu some trouble? Sindhu 13-8 Cheung Yi.

7:57 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: We are halfway into the first game and Sindhu is dictating. She is looking set to wrap this up in straight games too. Sindhu 11-5 Cheung Yi.

7:56 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai is through to the next round!! He wins the contest against Ukraine's Oleksii Hunbin. He won the match by scoring a 10 to win by 6-4 set points. A brilliant comeback by the Indian.

7:55 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Sindhu is working the dimensions of the court beautifully here. Cheung Yi is having a difficult time keeping up with the Indian who seems in total control now. Sindhu leads by six points now. Sindhu 9-3 Cheung.

7:54 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai barely manages to win the set with a 10 point shot. The score is tied at 4 set points each with the last set remaining.

7:54 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Just like the last game, after a shaky start, Sindhu has begun to assert dominance all over her opponent. She takes the lead with the first five points. Sindhu 5-2 Cheung.

7:53 AM Archery Men's Individual: Another set is shared between the Indian and the Ukrainian. The score is at 4-2 in favour of Oleksii. Tarundeep must win the next set to stay in the competition.

7:52 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Good interplay between Rani Rampal and Vandana Katariya. However, good save from Maddie Hinch.

7:51 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: Sindhu and Cheung Yi have finished warming up and the game has begun. The Hong Kong international has begun with the serve.

7:50 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai loses the second set after his opponent scores a 28 pointer compared to his 27. It is 3-1 in Ukraine's favour in terms of set points.

7:49 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: The final quarter ends. India needs a strong 15 minutes here.

7:48 AM Archery Men's Individual: The two archers finish the first set at 25 points and share the set point. It is 1 setpoint each.

7:47 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: The third quarter ends. IND 1-3 GBR.

7:46 AM Badminton women's singles group stage: India's brightest medal hope, PV Sindhu, takes on Yi Ngan Cheung in the final game of the group stage. Sindhu will be looking to cement her place in the next round for which she must defeat her opponent who sits on the same points as her. Yi Cheung dropped a set against Polikarpova who Sindhu beat comfortably. The Indian shuttler will look to pick up from where she left off.

7:45 AM Archery Men's Individual: Tarundeep Rai is about to begin his match against Ukraine's Oleksii Hunbin in the 1/32 Elimination Round.

7:42 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Lily Owsley with the strike there. Indian heads have dropped.

7:41 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Goal has been awarded to Great Britain. Extremely poor officiating in this match. IND 1-3 GBR.

7:40 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Goal for Great Britain but check for dangerous play.

7:39 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Salima Tete has been shown a yellow card and Great Britain take full advantage.

7:38 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Nice baseline attack from Great Britain but Neha Goyal with some good defending.

7:36 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Vandana Katariya has been shown a green card.

7:34 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Navjot Kaur with a tough tackle on Hannah Martin. Making her presence felt there in midfield.

7:30 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Another penalty corner has been awarded to India. Good first rush defending from the Britishers.

7:25 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Lily Owsley has been shown a yellow card. India needs to take full advantage here.

7:22 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: India has been awarded a penalty corner.

7:20 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: The second half begins, and India straightaway on the front foot.

7:13 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Team India have shown good spirit to come back into this contest. Great Britain made quick starts in both quarters. However, that goal from Sharmila Devi has lifted Indian spirits and they ended the half strongly.

7:11 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: First half ends. Maddie Hinch with a save right towards the end of the second quarter. HT: IND 1-2 GBR

7:08 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Fiona Crackles goes off injured.

7:06 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Nisha with some good defending for India. There was an overhaul of British players up top in counterattack.

7:04 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Another penalty corner awarded to India. Great Britain may be the defending champions, but India is not going to go away without a fight. What a spirit shown by the Indians here.

7:01 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: 19-year-old Sharmila Devi with the goal. She got a crucial touch off a penalty corner to bring back India right back into the match. The girls have taken full advantage of Great Britain going a woman down there.

7:00 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: GOOOOAAAAL!!!! IND1-2 GBR.

6:59 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Green card is shown to Great Britain. India goes up the pitch and wins a penalty corner.

6:58 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Rani Rampal with a good opportunity but she slashes wide.

6:55 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: It's that woman Hannah Martin again. It will be extremely tough from here on for India.

6:54 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Goal for Great Britain. The ball goes through the legs of Savita Punia. IND 0-2 GBR.

6:51 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: The second quarter is underway.

6:50 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Great Britain with a quick start in this match. India has struggled to get the ball higher up the pitch more often, though they did win a couple of penalty corners. Things need to change and change quickly. Work to do for Sjoerd Marijne.

6:48 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: The first quarter comes to an end.

6:46 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Experienced heads like Rani Rampal and Deep Grace Ekka have to show real character for India in the rest of the match. It won't be easy by any means against a strong British side.

6:44 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Some good stick work and India has been awarded a penalty corner.

6:42 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Goalkeeper Savita Punia makes a good stop with her legs. India needs to try and push forward up the pitch. They have been completely outplayed in the opening stages.

6:40 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Electric start from Great Britain in this match! They win the first penalty corner of the match.

6:38 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Interestingly enough, Hannah Martin's brother Harry Martin is a part of the men's squad.

6:36 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Hannah Martin has been lively in the opening stages so far. She makes a good run into the circle and pulls the ball back, but there was no player to capitalize.

6:33 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Hannah Martin scores, through a static-looking Indian defence. The task just got tougher for the Indian girls.

6:32 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: Terrible start for India, and they concede within the first 75 seconds. IND 0-1 GBR.

6:30 AM Hockey - Women's Group A: We're underway.

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6:25 AM The first action of the day will see India take on defending Olympic champions Great Britain in a pivotal women's hockey group stage match.

6:20 AM Good Morning ladies and gentlemen. This is Shibajee Das here, and I am will be taking you through the next couple of hours. We are all set for a pivotal day's action for the Indian contingent at Tokyo 2020.

6:15 AM Day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics for the Indian contingent will begin with the Indian women's hockey team. They will take to the pitch against reigning Olympic champions Great Britain. The girls will aim to improve on their performance after losses to Netherlands and Germany in the first two matches. After that, P.V. Sindhu will take her place on the badminton court for the second time at these Olympics. She will be playing against Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in a Group J match. The World No.7 Indian is a strong medal contender and is the favourite to win this match.

The individual contests in Archery on day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics will begin with Tarundeep Rai in action. He will face Oleksii Hunbin of Ukraine in the Round of 32. The archers could not deliver a medal in team events and will rely on individual performances now. Indian pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will be in action in the semi-final of the lightweight double sculls event. They are in the running for India’s first-ever Olympic medal in the sport of rowing.

All eyes on Deepika Kumari and Pooja Rani

The Indian pair of Varun Thakkar and K.C. Ganapathy will take part in Races 4, 5 and 6 in the Men’s Skiff 49er event. Pravin Jadhav will also be in action tomorrow, as he plays Galsan Bazarzhapov who is contesting under the ROC flag. India’s best hopes of a medal in archery lie with Deepika Kumari. The World No.1 female archer will face Bhutan’s Karma in the Round of 32 Elimination Round. Kumari has a lot of expectations on her shoulders, as she aims to win her first Olympic medal in a glorious career.

In the Men’s SIngles bracket, Sai Praneeth will play against Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands. The Indian shuttler lost his opening match against Israel’s Misha Zilberman, while the Dutch athlete defeated the same opponent in his opening outing. This will be a make or break match for Praneeth. In women’s boxing, India’s Pooja Rani will be up against Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in the Round of 16. She will hope to turn the tide around after the male boxers failed to impress, losing their bouts in the first rounds.    

6:00 AM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of Day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics Day 6 will witness several high-profile Indian athletes in action. On Monday, the Indian men's hockey team bounced back in action with a 3-0 victory over Spain. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain moved into the quarter-finals, whereas sailor Vishnu Saravanan achieved a personal best 12th place finish in the Tokyo Olympics.

On Wednesday, several Indian medal hopefuls will be seen at Tokyo 2020. Medal hopefuls such as Deepika Kumari, P.V. Sindhu and Pooja Rani will be in action in their respective events. The Indian men's rowing team will take part in a historic semi-final race. On the other hand, the Indian women's hockey team will be aiming to register their first victory of the Tokyo 2020 campaign.

Day 6 Full Schedule

Women’s Hockey: India Vs Great Britain

Badminton: Women’s Singles – P.V. Sindhu Vs Cheung Ngan Yi 

Archery: Men’s Individual – Tarundeep Rai Vs Oleksii Hunbin

Rowing: Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Semi-finals

Sailing: Men’s Skiff 49er

Archery: Men’s Individual – Pravin Jadhav Vs Galsan Bazarzhapov 

Archery: Women’s Individual – Deepika Kumari Vs Karma 

Badminton: Men’s Singles – B. Sai Praneeth Vs Mark Caljouw

Boxing: Women’s Middleweight – Pooja Rani Vs Ichrak Chaib 

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