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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Live: Mary Kom takes on Ingrit Valencia in boxing round of 16

Published at :July 29, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 8 Live Updates

4:50 PM That concludes all the action from Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Take care and stay safe! See you again tomorrow for another action-packed day, where several of the country's star athletes will be in action.

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4:45 PM It has been a fairly successful day for India. It all started with the Indian men's hockey team. The Men In Blue ousted defending Olympic champions Argentina 3-1 in their Pool A fixture. The Indian duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh capped off their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a 5th place finish in the men's lightweight double sculls Final B race.

In the women's 25m air pistol category, Manu Bhaker is in fifth place after the end of the day's qualification rounds. Her compatriot Rahi Sarnobat occupies the 23rd position. The top 8 shooters will qualify for the finals. In badminton, P.V. Sindhu comfortably swept aside Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 to book her place in the quarter-finals. She will next face Akana Yamaguchi.

Star Indian archer Atanu Das produced the performance of the day so far. The 29-year-old knocked out Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng and South Korea's two-time Olympic gold medallist Oh Jin-hyek to register his place in the men's individual 1/8 elimination round. Das will lock horns with Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the next round.

Indian super heavyweight pugilist Satish Kumar began his Tokyo 2020 campaign with an impressive 4-1 victory over Jamaican Ricardo Brown in the Round of 16. Satish will go face-to-face with Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals. The highlight of the sailing events was the Indian duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finishing in 7th place in the sixth race of the men's skiff 49er event. This is India's best sailing finish at the Tokyo Olympics so far.

In golf, Anirban Lahiri ended his 1st round with a solid 67 (4-under) with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys. He is at Tied 8th currently and will look to go even lower for the 2nd Round tomorrow. Whereas, another Indian representative Udayan Mane is at 60th place (last) after round 1.

Towards the end of the day, there was heartbreak for the Indian sporting fraternity, as the iconic Mary Kom bows out of the Tokyo Olympics. That is probably the last time we have seen her in the quadrennial event. Swimmer Sajan Prakash was also eliminated despite his best efforts.

4:40 PM SWIMMING: The Indian should be proud of his efforts. He gave it his all on the grandest stage and has made the nation proud in a sport that is not particularly something that the Indians excel in. Kudos to Sajan Prakash!

4:35 PM SWIMMING: Heartbreak for Sajan Prakash as he fails to make the cut for the semi-finals.

4:30 PM SWIMMING: Sajan had finished in the fourth position in the men's 200m butterfly heat. Today, he has finished in second place in the men's 100m butterfly heat. However, it will all come down to the timings.

4:25 PM SWIMMING: Brilliant performance from Sajan Prakash. Ghanaian Abeku Jackson won the race by just 0.06 secs. There will be a total of 8 heats. In the end, the top 16 swimmers will make it through to the semi-finals.

4:22 PM GOLF: Anirban Lahiri ends his 1st round with a solid 67 (4-under) with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys. He is at Tied 8th currently and will look to go even lower for the 2nd Round tomorrow. Whereas, Udayan Mane is at 60th place (last) after round 1.

4:20 PM SWIMMING: Sajan was in the first spot, but ultimately finishes second in the race. His timing is 53.45 secs.

4:13 PM SWIMMING: Sajan will be taking part in Heat 2. India's star swimmer will be competing against Steven Aimable (Senegal), Abeku Jackson (Ghana), Abbas Qali (Kuwait), Moon Seung-woo (South Korea), Benjamin Hockin (Paraguay), Navaphat Wongcharoen (Thailand) and Davidson Vincent (Haiti).

4:05 PM SWIMMING: Meanwhile, you can read what Sajan Prakash had to say in an exclusive conversation with Khel Now, prior to the commencement of the Games. Read here.

4:02 PM SWIMMING: He will soon take to the pool in the men's 100m butterfly heats.

4:00 PM SWIMMING: Sajan Prakash will be the last Indian in action today.

3:56 PM BOXING: It was brilliant to see Mary and Valencia embracing at the end. That's pure respect for each other.

3:55 PM BOXING: Ohh no! Mary Kom bows out after a brilliant fight. She wins the last round 3-2 but loses the bout 2-3 in a split decision.

3:53 PM BOXING: The bout has ended. We now await the decision of the judges. Fingers crossed!

3:51 PM BOXING: The third and decisive round is going on. It's going to go down right to the wire.

3:50 PM BOXING: Mary will never go down without a fight. That's the Mary we have known for years! The Indian has won the second round 3-2 in a split decision.

3:48 PM BOXING: This second round is pivotal for Mary Kom's chances and she is looking much more aggressive in the second round.

3:45 PM BOXING: Valencia with a quick start, looking to prove a point. She has won the first round unanimously by a margin of 4-1.

3:40 PM BOXING: The first round is underway.

3:35 PM BOXING: Both players have entered the ring. We are all set for an enticing contest!

3:30 PM BOXING: The Round of 16 clash will begin shortly at the Kokugikan Arena, the spiritual home of the Japanese national sport of sumo wrestling.

3:25 PM BOXING: Mary has faced Valencia on two occasions previously and has won both bouts.

3:20 PM BOXING: The 38-year-old will face a tough opponent in Colombian Ingrit Victoria Valencia. Valencia is a Rio 2016 bronze medalist and the defending South American and Pan American Games champion.

3:15 PM BOXING: The pride of India, Mary Kom, had defeated Miguelina Garcia Hernandez 4-1 in the Round of 32.

2:39 PM Don't go anywhere as magnificent Mary Kom will be in action against Colombia's Ingrit Valencia in the Women's flyweight Round of 16 bout. Bout will start around 3:30 PM.

2:33 PM It has been a fairly successful day for India so far. It all started with the Indian men's hockey team. The Men In Blue ousted defending Olympic champions Argentina 3-1 in their Pool A fixture. The Indian duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh capped off their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a 5th place finish in the men's lightweight double sculls Final B race.

In the women's 25m air pistol category, Manu Bhaker is in fifth place after the end of the day's qualification rounds. Her compatriot Rahi Sarnobat occupies the 23rd position. The top 8 shooters will qualify for the finals. In badminton, P.V. Sindhu comfortably swept aside Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 to book her place in the quarter-finals. She will next face Akana Yamaguchi.

Star Indian archer Atanu Das produced the performance of the day so far. The 29-year-old knocked out Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng and South Korea's two-time Olympic gold medallist Oh Jin-hyek to register his place in the men's individual 1/8 elimination round. Das will lock horns with Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the next round.

Indian super heavyweight pugilist Satish Kumar began his Tokyo 2020 campaign with an impressive 4-1 victory over Jamaican Ricardo Brown in the Round of 16. Satish will go face-to-face with Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals. The highlight of the sailing events was the Indian duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finishing in 7th place in the sixth race of the men's skiff 49er event. This is India's best sailing finish at the Tokyo Olympics so far.

1:48 PM GOLF: Anirban Lahiri ends his 1st round with a solid 67 (4-under) with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys. He is at Tied 8th currently and will look to go even lower for the 2nd Round tomorrow.

12:37 PM Earlier today A resilient performance by Indian Hockey Men's team saw them register a thrilling 3-1 win against the defending Olympic Champions Argentina in their fourth Pool A encounter here at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Thursday.

You can read match report and watch highlights here.

Highlights: Indian men’s hockey team beat defending Olympics champs Argentina

12:30 PM That concludes all the action from the morning session. Join us at 3:36 PM IST, when Indian boxing icon Mary Kom will be facing Colombia's Ingrit Victoria Valencia in the Round of 16 of the women's flyweight category. Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash will also take part in the men's swimming 100m heats later in the day.

Keep following Khel Now for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

12:16 PM - Nethra Kumanan – Women’s one person dinghy results so far:

Race 1: 33rd

Race 2: 16th

Race 3:15th

Race 4: Discarded

Race 5: 32nd

Race 6: 38th

Race 7: 22nd

Race 8: 20th

12:14 PM - Vishnu Saravanan – Men’s one person dinghy results so far:

Race 1: 14th

Race 2: 20th

Race 3: 24th

Race 4: 23rd

Race 5: 22nd

Race 6: 12th

Race 7: 27th

Race 8: 23rd

12:12 PM - K.C. Ganapathy & Varun Thakkar - Men’s Skiff 49er results so far:

Race 1: 18th

Race 2: 18th

Race 3: 17th

Race 4: 19th

Race 5: 16th

Race 6: 7th

12:10 PM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: India's Nethra Kumanan finishes Race 8 in 20th place.

12:05 PM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: A topsy-turvy race continues. Nethra is back up to 17th place.

11:55 AM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: The Indian female sailor has dropped further down the pecking order. She now occupies 30th place.

11:40 AM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: Nethra has dropped down to 18th position in the race.

11:35 AM Sailing - Men's one person dinghy: India's Vishnu Saravanan finishes 23rd in Race 8.

11:30 AM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: The final race of the day has begun. Nethra Kumanan with a good start, as she is in 13th place.

11:20 AM Sailing - Men's one person dinghy: Vishnu has dropped to 24th place in the race. A strong finish is needed here.

11:10 AM Sailing: The air temperature today is 27 degrees celsius. Humidity is 76 per cent. On the other hand, the sea state at Fujisawa is rough. So, it's not proving to be an easy day for the sailors.

11:03 AM Sailing - Men's one person dinghy: Vishnu climbs up two places and is now in 19th place.

10:58 AM Sailing - Men's one person dinghy: Vishnu continues to occupy the 21st position in the race.

10:55 AM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: Nethra Kumanan finishes in 22nd position at the end of Race 7.

10:50 AM Sailing - Men's one person dinghy: Vishnu Saravanan is currently in 21st place in Race 8 of the event.

10:40 AM Golf: Action has been interrupted due to lightning in the area.

10:35 AM Sailing - Women's one person dinghy: Nethra Kumanan is currently in 22nd place in the 7th race of the event.

10:22 AM Sailing - Men's Skiff 49er: The Indian duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finishes in 7th place in the sixth race of the men's skiff 49er event. This is India's best sailing finish at the Tokyo Olympics so far.

10:20 AM Boxing: Indian super heavyweight pugilist Satish Kumar began his Tokyo 2020 campaign with an impressive 4-1 victory over Jamaican Ricardo Brown in the Round of 16. Satish will go face-to-face with Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals.

10:15 AM Archery: Star Indian archer Atanu Das produced the performance of the day so far. The 29-year-old knocked out Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng and South Korea's two-time Olympic gold medallist Oh Jin-hyek to register his place in the men's individual 1/8 elimination round.

Das will lock horns with Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the next round.

10:12 AM Badminton: P.V. Sindhu comfortably swept aside Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 to book her place in the quarter-finals. She will next face Akana Yamaguchi.

10:10 AM Shooting: In the women's 25m air pistol category, Manu Bhaker is in fifth place after the end of the day's qualification rounds. Her compatriot Rahi Sarnobat occupies the 23rd position. The top 8 shooters will qualify for the finals.

10:05 AM Rowing: The Indian duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh capped off their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a 5th place finish in the men's lightweight double sculls Final B race.

10:01 AM Hockey: It has been a successful day for India so far. It all started with the Indian men's hockey team. The Men In Blue ousted defending Olympic champions Argentina 3-1 in their Pool A fixture.

9:58 AM Sailing - Men's One person dinghy: After the completion of the 7th race, Vishnu Saravanan finishes at the 27th position on the table.

9:53 AM Badminton: P.V. Sindhu will have a tough challenge against World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the women's singles quarter-finals.

9:49 AM Sailing - Men's One person dinghy: At the end of the 4th leg, Vishnu Saravanan moves up to the 25th position on the table.

9:45 AM Sailing - Men's Skiff 49er: After a slow start, the Indian duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar is currently in fourth place. Incredible stuff!

9:40 AM Golf: Anirban Lahiri jumps up to 7th place. Udayan Mane in the 28th spot. Good performance from ace Indian golfer Lahiri so far.

9:35 AM Sailing - Men's One person dinghy: At the end of the 3rd leg, Vishnu Saravanan moves up to the 28th position.

9:30 AM Boxing: Satish Kumar to take on World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan.

9:25 AM Shooting: The women's 25m air pistol qualification rounds will resume tomorrow.

9:20 AM Sailing - Men's One person dinghy: After the completion of the second leg, India's Vishnu Saravanan moves up to the 28th position in the table.

9:15 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker finishes in the fifth spot. Rahi Sarnobat ends in 23rd position.

9:10 AM Sailing - Men's Skiff 49er: The Indian duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finishes in 16th position in Race 5.

9:05 AM Golf: Anirban Lahiri currently occupies the 16th spot. Udayan Mane on the other hand is placed 56th.

9:00 AM Boxing: Satish Kumar was brilliant with his decision making. He did not throw caution to the wind and went out to attack rather he chose his moments. He also kept moving breaking the rhythm of his opponent.

8:58 AM Boxing: Satish Kumar takes the third round as well and wins by split decision 4-1 against Jamaica's Ricardo Brown. He progresses to the quarterfinals and is one win away from an Olympic medal.

8:56 AM Boxing: Satish Kumar takes the second round as well! He wins this round by 4-1.

8:55 AM Shooting: The remaining 12 shooters could push Manu Bhaker down in the rankings. She will be hoping that the Relay 4 shooters don't perform up to the mark, which could help her stay in her position. Manu especially would want to stay at the top 8 after the Precision Round.

8:52 AM Boxing: Satish has not allowed Brown to settle as the Jamaican is looking to be more aggressive in the second round.

8:50 AM Boxing: Satish Kumar takes the first round unanimously. He was cautious at the start but once he got going he connected a lot of punches.

8:48 AM Shooting: Manu Bhaker has finished in fifth place after the end of the third series.

8:45 AM Boxing: We are underway!! Satish takes a cautious approach to start round 1.

8:40 PM Sailing - Men's One person dinghy: India's Vishnu Saravanan will represent the country in this event.

8:35 AM Boxing: Satish Kumar's opponent will be Jamaican Ricardo Brown.

8:33 AM Boxing - India's Satish Kumar will soon be in action. He will create a piece of history, by becoming the first-ever Indian boxer to participate in the Olympics in the super-heavyweight category.

8:29 AM - Archery Men's Individual - Atanu Das overcomes the South Korean Oh Jin-hyek by 6-5 set points. A shoot-off was required to settle the tie where Das scored a 10-pointer to make his way into the 1/8 Elimination Round. This is truly remarkable!!!!

8:28 AM - Archery Men's Individual - What drama! After a gruelling contest between the two archers, it is the Indian who comes out on top! Shoots a 10 pointer to win the match against the South Korean after a shoot-off. Wins the match by 6-5 onset points.

8:25 AM Archery Men's Individual - A nail-biting contest between the two archers will be decided by a shoot-off after the fifth set ends in a split as well at 28 points each.

8:22 AM Archery Men's Individual - Atanu Das wins the fourth set with 27 to 22 points just when it mattered the most. Scores tied at 4 set points each. The last set will decide the winner.

8:20 AM Thank you, Punit. I am Shibajee Das here, and I will be taking you through the next couple of events.

It has been a positive morning of sorts from the Indian contingent. Good shows in rowing and golf (ongoing) has been backed up by brilliant displays from the Indian Men's Hockey team (3-1 victory against Argentina) and PV Sindhu (who enters the quarters of women's singles badminton). Atanu Das and Manu Bhaker are currently competing in their respective sports. My colleague Shibajee Das will now take you on the journey #Tokyo2020 here on. Keep following us for all live updates and analyses. Punit Tripathi signing off. Hope all of you, and the Indian contingent, has a good day.

8:17 AM Archery Men's Individual - The second set is split between the archers as both finish with 27 points. The score reads 3-1 in South Korea's favour.

8:15 AM Manu Bhaker with another 97-pointer in the second series. She has looked good this morning!

8:14 AM Archery Men's Individual - The first set is won by the South Korean by a score of 26 to 25. A shaky start for Das with two 8s in first set. South Korea 2-0 India.

8:13 AM Manu Bhaker with two consecutive 10's once again as the second half of her second series commences. She stands at 6th with 165 points.

8:12 AM - Archery Men's Individual - India's Atanu Das and South Korea's Jinhyek Oh are set to begin their 1/16 Elimination Round contest. Let's hope Das can repeat his previous round's performance.

8:08 AM Sharp shooting from Manu! Two consecutive 10's for her, as she is now halfway into her second series!!

8:07 AM Atanu Das' 1/16 elimination round against Korean archer and 3rd seed Oh Jin-Hyek begiins in the next few minutes. Stay tuned... Jin-Hyek is an absolute legend of the game.  

8:06 AM Manu Bhaker begins the second series with a 10 and a 9 respectively. She is looking in good touch.

8:04 AM A quick look at the table in Pool A of Men's Hockey, where India stands at second.

8 AM Manu Bhaker ends her first series with a solid 97 points. She stands 10th at the moment.

7:57 AM Anirban Lahiri scores Par on the 10th hole, and Udayan Mane has teed off with a par of his own on the first hole. Lahiri stands at T5.

7:55 AM After the first five shots in her first series, Manu Bhaker is at 48 points. She has started off with a bang!

7:53 AM Manu Bhaker starts the day with two 10s. Will she put in a dominating performance here in 25m Precision pistol shooting?

7:53 AM - Archery Men's Individual - Atanu Das is set to face South Korea's Jinhyek Oh in the 1/16 Elimination Round in a while. Hoping he can continue his form and advance into the next round! GO NOWHERE!

7:48 AM The numbers game from Atanu Das's win over Yu-Cheng Deng.

7:46 AM Indian Archery's power couple - Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari - have not had the best journey in Tokyo. Have they both turned a corner here?

7:44 AM After a close encounter, Das emerged victorious by winning the fifth set with a score of 28 to 26. He goes through into the next round after winning the 1/32 Elimination Round by 6-4 set points win.

7:43 AM Atanu Das wins! He enters the round-of-32 after defeating Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng. 

7:41 AM Anirban Lahiri isn't the only Indian golfer in action today. Udayan Mane is set to tee off in the next few minutes. We'll keep updating...

7:40 AM The twisting tale continues in Archery Men's Individual. Fourth set goes to Yu-Cheng Deng who wins it by a score of 28 to 27. Match is tied at 4 set points each and the final set will be needed to reveal the winner here.

7:39 AM Archery Men's Individual - The competition is lethal here as both archers are turning on the heat. The third set is won by Atanu Das by a score of 28 to 26. He leads the match 4-2 on set points. One more set win to go through into the next round. Atanu might just add himself to the list!

7:38 AM PV Sindhu cruises into the quarters, and so does the Indian hockey team! Good show at rowing and Anirban Lahiri stands at T9 at the moment. How do you rate India's performances today? Let us know in the comments section.

7:37 AM Archery Men's Individual - Atanu Das loses the second set to the opponent from Chinese Taipei Yu-Cheng Deng by a score of 27-28. Match is tied at 2 set points each.

7:34 AM - Archery Men's Individual - The first set is won by Das after outscoring his opponent 27 to 26. India leads 2-0 on set points.

7:32 AM India has done it! It was a difficult challenge, but with the right mix of caution and attack, India defeats Argentina 3-1 to put a step into the quarters. Varun Kumar, Vivek Prasad and Harmanpreet Singh were on the scoresheet for India. India confirm their second spot in Pool A.

7:30 AM Archery Men's Individual - India's Atanu Das is set to take the stage and begin his encounter against Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng. Good luck, Atanu.

7:30 AM And they score yet again! 3-1 to India and the Men In Blue are winning this! Harmanpreet Singh with another sound outing!

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7:29 AM India has another PC in the dying moments of the game.

7:26 AM INDIA LEADS! 2-1! VIVEK PRASAD GIVES INDIA THE LEAD IN THE FINAL MINUTES OF THE MATCH! Green cards were shown to Thomas Ezequiel and Surender Kumar for foul language. In the ensuing game play, India takes the lead!

7:25 AM India has kept more of the ball with 56% possession. Argentina has 44% possession #INDARG

7:23 AM The second rally of Women 25m Pistol Precision Stage has ended and Rahi Sarnobat drops down to 12th from 7th.

7:20 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: A clever set of skills from Argentina down the left flank has won them a penalty corner. 7 minutes to go...

7:17 Men's Hockey Pool A: A slight controversy here as Argentina are awarded a penalty corner. The Indians were unhappy with the decision and took a referral. Ultimately, the decision was reversed. Also, a tit-bit - This was Varun Kumar's first ever goal at the Olympics, on his debut!

7:17 AM If you didn't know, Argentina won the gold at Rio 2016 and it has been an inspired performance from India so far. It'll be long last few minutes for the Men In Blue as the Argentines come blazing.

7:15 AM If you keep a close look on data and stats, here's some more numbers from Sindhu's game for you nerd! She's into the quarterfinals after a breezy win.

7:14 AM India's failure to capitalize from the flurry of penalty corners towards the end of Q3 has hurt them. Especially considering Argentina defended the last penalty corner with just three defenders! Argentina draw level, the score stands 1-1.

7:13 AM Argentina equalise! 1-1, Maico Casella scores from a penalty corner.

7:12 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Rupinder Pal Singh has been very impressive today for India against the team from South America. Will not be surprising if he adds one more in the Men in Blue's tally. Will he?

7:11 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Fourth and final quarter begins. India will look to hold its slender lead while Argentina is searching for an equalizer. The Indian lads must need to make more out of the penalty corners!

7:09 AM Anirban Lahiri with a third straight birdie. This man is on fire! He moves up to T8. Score: -2 after Hole 7.

7:08 AM Here's a look at the details of PV Sindhu's match against Blichfeldt.

7:06 AM Third quarter ends. India's Varun Kumar found the back of the nets as the Men in Blue took the lead over their South American counterparts in the third quarter. India 1-0 Argentina. The Men in Blue clearly need to do better at penalty corners.

7:05 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: India with five back-to-back penalty corners. Last three minutes, India has attacked with continuous PCs, however, converting none!

7:02 AM An incredible performance from Sindhu! She is through to the last 8 in her pursuit of yet another Olympic medal. Her aim would be to improve upon the colour of her medal from Rio 2016. As for the Dane, Mia worked hard and should be proud of the fight she gave. A promising future lies ahead of her. Sindhu 21-15 21-13 Blichfeldt. Forward and onward for the Indian shuttler!

7:01 AM It took her just 41 minutes to set up a quarterfinal match! #Tokyo2020 - PV Sindhu storms into the quarter-finals, beats Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 21-15, 21-13

7 AM INDIA 1-0 ARGENTINA! Varun Kumar finally makes the most of a penalty corner.

6:59 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Argentina with a sudden counterattack with only the Indian keeper, Sreejesh, in the Indian half. However, Hardik Singh reaches in time and saves the day for India.

6:58 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: The 23-year-old Dane has fought tremendously well against the Olympic silver medalist. The game looks all but done at this point and what a performance it has been from the Indian. Sindhu 19-11 Blichfeldt. Inches away...

6:57 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: Yet another trademark cross-court smash from Sindhu! She is showing a lot more aggression now. She has established a commanding lead and qualification is in touching distance. Sindhu 16-10 Blichfeldt.

6:56 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Two back-to-back penalty corners, none converted! Will this come back to haunt India as they look for a victory and a berth into the quarters?

6:53 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: Game 2 resumes after a short break. Sindhu leads at the halfway mark. She will need to show a lot of spirit and composure to keep the charging Dane at arm's length. This has been an exciting Round of 16 tie so far. Sindhu 12- 7 Blichfeldt.

6:52 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Argentina's Nicolas Keenan with a tough challenge on Nilakanta Sharma. The Indian goes down. However, he looks okay. No cards shown by the ref after consultation with video referee.

6:52 AM Sindhu isn't the only Indian doing well at the moment. Anirban Lahiri (golf) has hit two Birdies in a row in Hole 5 and 6. That takes him up to T13.

6:50 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: Quite a fightback from Mia here, however Sindhu has done well to maintain a healthy lead. Her disguised forehand smash for the 8th point has been the shot of the game so far! Sindhu 10-6 Blichfeldt.

6:48 AM Sindhu is dominating the second game as well. At this rate, she is well on her course for a quarter final clash vs Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. Sindhu 8-4 Blichfeldt.

6:47 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: What a start this has been for the Indian world number 6! She has taken a 5 point lead right at the start. Sindhu 5-0 Blichfeldt.

6:46 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: The second half is now starting. India is looking to make more inroads into the Argentine half. The next quarter is going to be vital for the Men in Blue. 16 circle penetrations so far and nothing to show for it against Argentina's 2. Graham Reid must have had a lot to say to the lads.

6:44 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: The second game begins and it is a good start for Sindhu. She wins the first two points and looks incredibly pumped. Sindhu 21-15, 2-0 Blichfeldt.

6:43 AM An insight from Sindhu-Blichfeldt.

6:42 AM Wasn't just closing in, she's won it! PV Sindhu has won the all important first game in this tie. She can now breathe a little easier. However, the job is not done and she must continue in the same fashion. First set, 21-15 to Sindhu.

6:40 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: The two played are using the dimensions of the court beautifully. Mia almost levelled things up with some clever work but her unforeseen errors have now seen Sindhu establish a late lead in the first game. Sindhu 19-15 Blichfeldt. Sindhu closing in on the first set.

6:39 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Argentina's defence has been very compact in the first two quarters. However, Dilpreet Singh and Simranjeet Singh are finding themselves in very good areas around the Argentine goal. This could result in India taking the lead in the second half. The third quarter will begin in the next few minutes.

6:36 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: Sindhu has done fantastically well to stay calm and believe in herself. Her confidence looks undeterred. She has dealt with the Dane's late push with control and is maintaining her lead. Sindhu 16 - 12 Blichfeldt.

6:35 AM DOMINATING!

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6:34 AM Anirban Lahiri with a couple of Par scores in Hole 3 and 4. Overall score +1. He has slipped to T30 in the rankings. 

6:33 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: The second quarter is over. The match is still goalless between India and Argentina. India needs to put its foot on the pedal and convert chances into goals.

6:33 AM Women's Badminton Round of 16: The second half of the first game has begun and it has been the Dane who has dominated after the break. The 5 point gap has now become 2 and Blichfeldt seems to have a strategy that is causing Sindhu some trouble. Sindhu 13-11 Blichfeldt. Time for a fightback from the Indian?

6:32 AM Manu Bhaker, a medal prospect, is expected to start in the third lot of shooters.

6:30 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: CLOSE SHAVE! Three minutes to go before the end of 2nd quarter and Argentina makes an attempt on the Indian goal. Sreejesh is quick to react as he deflects the ball.

6:28 AM We are halfway through the first game. Sindhu is dominating the affair. She is mixing her game up with drops and smashes very well, keeping the Dane guessing. Sindhu 11-6 Blichfeldt.

6:28 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: All of a sudden, Argentina is looking limited to their own half as India is looking more dominating by every passing minute. Can they force a goal in? It will be a massive boost for Graham Reid's boys.

6:26 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: India on the front foot and make an attempt on the Argentine goal. However, the shot goes wide. Still 0-0.

6:25 AM An edgy start from Sindhu's standards. She drops two points, but then takes four. She hasn't been aggressive, but is forcing Blickfeldt to late pick ups.

6:24 AM Men's Hockey Pool A: Argentina looks like a different side in the second quarter. The Indians are looking cautious in handling the South Americans. Dilpreet Singh's chance in the first chance might come back to haunt India. Argentines are known for soaking up pressure well.

6:23 AM Here's how the two meetings between Sindhu and Blickfeldt has gone in 2021. Who will walk away with the honours today?

6:21 AM PV Sindhu's match begins; India-Argentina yet to see a goal. Second quarter ongoing.

6:16 AM  Overall, Sindhu holds a 4-1 H2H lead over her Danish opponent. They've met twice in 2021, both winning apiece.

6:15 AM Silver medalist at Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu, will take on Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the Round of 16 clash in women's singles. Meanwhile, the first quarter between India-Argentina has ended goalless.

6:12 AM Bullseye!! Sarnobat hits a 10 in her final shot of the day, taking her total points to 287 at the end of the precision round. Manu Bhaker will begin shooting in a while. She stands 7th out of the 10 shooters. She hit a under-par 94 in the final series.

6:10 AM India continue to make regular inroads inside Argentina's half. Three big chances created so far. The match, however, continues to be goalless.

6:09 AM Rahi has been consistent with her shots. Barring the fifth shot in her last series, she has hit 9's and 10's.

6:08 AM Sumit gets a green card. Suspended for two minutes. #INDARG #Tokyo2020

6:05 AM Anirban Lahiri with a Par in Hole 2. This takes his score to +1. He's currently placed T26.

1st shot - Ball on the tee,  shot hit 15 m from center,  64 m2nd shot - Ball in bunker,  shot hit  9.33 m from center,  9.12 m from edge,  9.27 m3rd shot - Ball on the green,  putt hit  0.23 m4th shot - Ball putted

6:02 AM In the first five shots of her final series, Rahi Sarnobat shoots 47 points, slips to 7th position. Manu Bhaker is yet to begin shooting.

6:01 AM The starting XI for India-Argentina!

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6 AM We will keep posting live updates on hockey, shooting, and badminton as PV Sindhu also gets into the mix of things in a bit! Go nowhere! Share this blog with your friends; help them know more about Olympic sports and Indians vying for the podium.

5:59 AM Rahi finds herself in the 6th spot, after hitting 97 in the second series.

5:57 AM The Indian hockey team match is minutes away! They take on Argentina. Win will take India to the quarterfinals.

5:52 AM Sarnobat stands on 6th after her third series of five shots each.

5:50 AM The rankings look like this after the first series in the precision round. Sarnobat stands at 7th, Arunovic at the top with a 100/100!

5:45 AM Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri begins with a bogey in Hole 1. Danish golfers Sepp Strakka and Joachim Hansen have started well with -3 after Hole 7.

5:44 AM Sarnobat moves to 7th now with 96 points from her first series. Serbia's Zorana Arunovic has scored a perfect 100/100 in qualification. Top 8 will qualify for the next round.

5:42 AM This is how the final table of the men's lightweight double sculls Final B looks like.

India Tv - Rowing Final B result.

5.39 AM Women's 25m pistol - After hitting 49 in her first 5 shots, Sarnobat moves to 5th position. Top 8 qualify for the next round.

5:36 AM A bright start to the day for Sarnobat as she shoots 49/50 in her five shots in the first series so far.

5:35 AM Women's 25m pistol - the precision round begins. Rahi Sarnobat hits a perfect 20 in the first 2 shots of her 1st series. A good start to the day!

5:30 AM Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finish fifth in men's lightweight double sculls Final B. Spain finished 1st.

5:25 AM The Indian Hockey team will also be in action today against heavyweights Argentina in another Pool A group match. After a defeat against Australia, India had bounced back and defeated Spain 3-0 in their last group game. This match begins 6 AM! *INDIAAAAAAAAAAA, INDIAAAAAAAAAAAA plays in the background!*

5:20 AM THE DAY BEGINS! India's pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh green light the day, is now taking part in the men's lightweight double sculls Final B.

5:18 AM Let's take a little recap, shall we? Do you know both Germany and Argentina have crashed out of the World Cup group stages in football? Brazil, on the other hand, continues to cruise. You can read the detailed report here: https://khelnow.com/football/tokyo-olympics-2020-mens-football-day-3-report

5:17 AM The pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will also begin their Double Sculls Final B event at #Tokyo2020 soon! *Can't keep calm vibes!*

5:13 AM The day has teed off, literally. Round 1 of golf has begun; Anirban Lahiri is expected to be in action at around 5:22 AM.

5:07 AM Good morning! Another day for India at Olympics brings another ray of hope as a plethora of athletes compete with tricolor badges on their jackets. Who are your biggest hopefuls for the day? Comment and let us know.

5:00 AM  Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics for the Indian contingent will begin with the Indian golfers. Experienced pair of Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane will be representing India in the men’s individual stroke play category. After that, the Indian duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will be competing in the lightweight men’s double sculls final B category.

Teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker will appear in her third and final event in the women’s 25m air pistol individual event. Apart from her, World No. 2 Rahi Sarnobat will also be in action in this event. Indian men's hockey team will be facing reigning Olympic champions Argentina in their next game. The Men in Blue had a fine tour in Buenos Aires prior to the Olympics. As such, they will be in a confident mood ahead of facing a familiar opponent at the Oi Hockey Stadium.

Ace Indian badminton star PV Sindhu will appear in the Round of 16 of the women’s singles badminton. She will be facing Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt. Sindhu is ranked World No. 7, with her 23-year-old opponent placed at World No. 12. There are high hopes on Atanu Das in the men’s individual recurve event. The 29-year-old is placed in the top 10 of the world rankings. Das had won an individual gold medal at the Archery World Cup in Guatemala City. His opponent will be Chinese Taipei’s Yu-Cheng Deng.

Focus on boxers Satish Kumar and Mary Kom

The entire Indian sailing contingent will be in action on day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics. Vishnu Saravanan, Nethra Kumanan and the duo of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar will take to the waters once again. The eagerly anticipated Olympics debut of Satish Kumar will take place on Thursday. Satish is the first-ever Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics in the super heavyweight category. The 32-year-old’s Round of 16 opponent will be Jamaican Ricardo Brown.

Six-time world champion Mary Kom will be looking to continue her winning momentum at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian boxing icon saw off the challenge of Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Garcia Hernandez in the Round of 32. Colombian star Ingrit Victoria Valencia will face her at the Kokugikan Arena on Thursday. Finally, Sajan Prakash will be hoping for a better showing when he competes in the men’s 100m butterfly heats.

5:00 AM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics Day 7 will witness several high-profile Indian athletes in action. On Wednesday, the Indian women’s hockey team suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Great Britain. However, boxer Pooja Rani moved into the quarter-finals, whereas Deepika Kumari reached the 1/8 elimination round in the archery women's individual category.

On Thursday, several Indian medal hopefuls will be seen at Tokyo 2020. Medal hopefuls such as Manu Bhaker, P.V. Sindhu, Mary Kom, Atanu Das and Satish Kumar will be in action in their respective events. On the other hand, the Indian men’s hockey team will take on defending Olympic champions Argentina in a crunch clash.

Day 7 Full Schedule

Golf: Men’s Individual Stroke Play

Rowing: Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls Final B

Shooting: Women’s 25m Pistol

Men’s Hockey: India Vs Argentina

Badminton: Women’s Singles – PV Sindhu

Archery: Men’s Individual – Atanu Das Vs Yu-Cheng Deng

Sailing: Men’s One Person Dinghy – Vishnu Saravanan

Sailing: Women’s One Person Dinghy – Nethra Kumanan

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Men's Skiff 49er Sailing – K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar

Boxing: Men’s Super Heavyweight – Satish Kumar Vs Ricardo Brown

Boxing: Women’s Flyweight – Mary Kom Vs Ingrit Victoria Valencia

Swimming: Men’s 100m Butterfly – Sajan Prakash

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