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India at Tokyo Olympics Day 9 HIGHLIGHTS: Men's hockey team enters semifinals after 49 years

India at Tokyo Olympics August 1 Day 9 LIVE Updates: Follow live updates from all the Indian events on Day 9 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: August 01, 2021 19:23 IST
India at Tokyo Olympics Day 9 LIVE: Men's hockey team enters semifinals after 41 years
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India at Tokyo Olympics Day 9 LIVE: Men's hockey team enters semifinals after 41 years

India at Tokyo Olympics Day 9 HIGHLIGHTS: Sindhu wins bronze; Men's hockey team enters semis

Results for India on Day 9 so far:​

  • Badminton, Women's Singles: PV Sindhu wins bronze medal, beats He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15.
  • Men's Hockey: India enter semifinals; beat Great Britain 3-1
  • Boxing, Men's heavweight: Satish Kumar loses to Jalolov Bakhodir of Uzbekistan 0-5 in quarterfinals
  • Equestrian: Fouaad Mirza finishes 22nd after Cross-Country round. He will be in action on Monday in the Show-Jumping round. 


07.20 PM: The win marks the end of a historic day for India. PV Sindhu clinches her second medal (bronze) in Olympics, and the Indian hockey team ends a long wait for a place in the final four. On Day 10, India eye further glory as Kamalpreet Kaur stands a chance to secure India another podium finish in Discus Throw!

07.10 PM: (Men's Hockey) The semifinal lineup is now set:

  • August 3: India vs Belgium - 7 AM
  • August 3: Australia vs Germany - 4:30 PM

07.06 PM: (Men's Hockey) India had won the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics, but there was no semifinal in that event as only six teams participated in the men's tournament.

India's last semifinal appearance was in 1972. Manpreet Singh and co. end the country's 49 year of wait!

07.00 PM: (Men's Hockey) INDIA ENTER SEMIFINALS! India's first semifinal appearance in men's hockey since 1972!

06.56 PM: (Men's Hockey) All India need is to maintain possession and put all 10 men behind the ball when not with the ball. IND 3-1 GBR, less than a minute remaining.


06.48 PM: (Men's Hockey) Protests from the Indian players as referee give a yellow card to Manpreet Singh. Seemed a clean tackle as Manpreet had clearly won the ball. However, the penalty corner is averted successfully again. IND 2-1 GBR

06.44 PM: (Men's Hockey) And India defend brilliantly again. The Indian players haven't been able to find feet in the fourth quarter at all so far. All the action inside India's half. IND 2-1 GBR

06.41 PM: (Men's Hockey) Dangerous phase of play for India as GBR puts pressure with continual attack inside the D. Seventh penalty corner for Great Britain. IND 2-1 GBR

06.38 PM: (Men's Hockey) Another penalty corner for Great Britain early in fourth quarter. Sreejesh commits a foul and GBR wins the video referral for the PC. IND 2-1 GBR

06.33 PM: (Men's Hockey) Great Britain scores. They win the referral to secure a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the third quarter. Sreejesh tries his best but fails to deflect the ball away from goal's path. IND 2-1 at end of 3rd quarter.

06.30 PM: (Men's Hockey) SREEJESH AGAIN! WHAT A SAVE! The Great Britain had a clear shot on goal but Sreejesh makes an incredible stretch to deny them an opening goal! IND 2-0 GBR

06.26 PM: (Men's Hockey) Great Britain has pressed on Indian defenders considerably more as compared to the previous two quarters, but India remains more dominant overall. IND 2-0 GBR

06.23 PM: (Athletics, 100m Final) Italy's Marcell Jacobs is the new 100m champion! He clocks 9.80 to clinch gold medal in the race. USA's Fred Kerley wins silver, while Canada's Andre de Grasse takes bronze again.

06.18 PM: (Men's Hockey) Green card for Rupinder Pal Singh. He will sit out for two minutes. Great Britain has arrived with an attacking intent in the third quarter. IND 2-0 GBR

06.15 PM: (Men's Hockey) The players return for the third quarter. 

06.07 PM: (Men's Hockey) End of the second quarter and it has been a commendable effort by India as they go to break with a two-goal advantage. IND 2-0 GBR

06.05 PM: (Badminton) Sindhu claims a historic second medal in Olympics.

06.02 PM: (Men's Hockey) A very disciplined performance from India so far. Manpreet and co. are not allowing GBR in-roads and depriving them into consequential penetration into D. Barring the group game against Australia, this has been an excellent campaign for India defensively so far. IND 2-0 GBR

05.55 PM: (Badminton) Indians with multiple Olympic medals since independence (individual events)

  • Sushil Kumar (Wrestling) - 2008, 2012
  • PV Sindhu (Badminton) - 2016, 2020

05.54 PM: (Badminton) PV SINDHU WINS BRONZE MEDAL! She beats He Bing Jiao 21-13 21-15 to become India's first women to win two Olympic medals!

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PV Sindhu wins bronze medal.

05.53 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu two points away from bronze medal.

05.52 PM: (Men's Hockey) AND INDIA SCORE AGAIN! Gurjant Singh scores for India. IND 2-0 GBR

05.50 PM: (Men's Hockey) India, meanwhile, lead 1-0 at the end of first quarter. Not the kind of attacking performance one would relate India with, but brilliant defending so far from the men in blue.

05.47 PM: (Badminton) Sindhu, meanwhile, is resisting a comeback from He after the mid-game break. The Chinese shuttler gathered three successive points to level 11-11, but Sindhu then scored three on the trot. The Indian leads 15-13

05.44 PM: (Men's Hockey) SREEJESH! Just how brilliant he is? The Indian goalkeeper saves twice from point-blank range to deny Great Britain an opening goal. IND 1-0 GBR, 2 minutes remain in first quarter.

05.41 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu goes into the mid-game break with a 11-8 lead over the Chinese shuttler. Errors from He in two successive points leading to the break. Sindhu 10 points away from bronze.

05.38 PM: (Men's Hockey) INDIA SCORE! Dilpreet Singh gives India the early lead in the game. He takes the ball inside the D, turns his back on the keeper and shoots it straight between his legs! IND 1-0 GBR

05.34 PM: (Badminton) He recovers from the early setback to make a comeback similar to the first game. Quick points for her near the net. As we write this, however, Sindhu has recovered to win two points! The Indian leads 8-5

05.30 PM: (Badminton) Sindhu's line judgment remains astute as ever. Takes a 4-1 lead early in the game. It almost seems Sindhu's stock of smashes had overloaded since Tai Tzu-ying deprived her of using some. They're now coming at full speed!

05.27 PM: (Men's Hockey) India are set to take on the Great Britain in the quarterfinals. We're done with the national anthems and the play is about to begin.

05.25 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu wins the first game! A relatively easy section of play after the mid-game break for Sindhu as she continued to play to her strength. Sindhu takes first game 21-13.

05.22 PM: (Badminton) What defence from Sindhu! She successfully tackles a full-body smash from He. The Chinese shuttler is taken aback as she runs the full length of the court but couldn't generate much power in the return. An easy smash for the point for Sindhu! She leads 18-12.

05.18 PM: (Badminton) And Sindhu does start aggressively! The Indian shuttler is not engaging to near-court pick-ups and playing to her strength aka the smashes! Quick points for Sindhu early after break as she leads 15-9.

05.15 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu leads 11-8 at mid-game break. Good start from the Indian but He is continually pushing her to difficult positions. Sindhu needs to maintain her aggressive self.

05.14 PM: (Badminton) What a rally! A couple of cross-court smashes and great defensive pickups from both, Sindhu and He Bing Jiao before the Indian shuttler finally forces He near the net for a difficult pickup. A trademark smash, then, for Sindhu and she leads 10-8.

05.08 PM: (Badminton) Bing Jiao makes a quick comeback. The Chinese shows how technically strong she is with quick counters on the net. From 0-4 down, Bing Jiao is now 6-5 up.

05.03 PM: (Badminton) Intense rally for the very first point. Sindhu starts with a barrage of smashes straightaway. Tai Tzu-ying deprived her of using those in the semifinals.. Sindhu leads 3-0

04.58 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu and He Bing Jiao are on the court. The Indian shuttler is eyeing her second successive medal at the Olympics. She will become the first Indian women to win two Olympic medals if she beats the Chinese shuttler today!

04.46 PM: (Men's Hockey) India's starting XI for the all-important quarterfinal against Great Britain is here.

04.40 PM: (Badminton) Right, then. After an uncharacteristically long wait for an Indian to take part in the Olympic events on Day 9, the big game is finally upon us.

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu takes on China's He Bing Jiao in the bronze medal match.


04.34 PM: (Men's Hockey) Belgium beat Spain 3-1 in the third quarterfinal! They will meet either India or Great Britain for a place in the gold medal match. 

04.28 PM: (Men's Hockey) Belgium have all but secured a path to semifinals at Tokyo Olympics after scoring a third goal in the final quarter. It's Hendrickx again! A little over two minutes remaining in the match. BEL 3-1 ESP

04.26 PM: (Athletics) Men's 100m Finalists:

  • Akani Simbine (South Africa)
  • Lamont Jacobs (Italy)
  • Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain)
  • Fred Kerley (USA)
  • Su Bingtian (China)
  • Ronnie Baker (USA)
  • Enoch Adegoke (Nigeria)
  • Andre de Grasse (Canada)

04.15 PM: (Athletics) Series of upsets in men's 100m semifinals! Trayvon Bromell has failed to qualify for the final despite finishing 3rd in semifinal 2, clocking 10.00. China's Su Bingitan (9.81s) has topped the timings!

There will also be no finalist from Jamaica, as both -- Yohan Blake and Oblique Seville have failed to qualify. A very open 100m final awaits..

04.04 PM: (Men's Hockey) Belgium score again! Tom Boon finds the net for the world no.2 side. BEL 2-1 ESP

03.59 PM: (Men's Hockey) Belgium equalise! Alexander Hendrickx scores to level for Belgium in the quarterfinal. BEL 1-1 ESP

03.54 PM: (Athletics, 100m Semifinals) SHOCK! Yohan Blake is out of 100m final! He finishes sixth in the first semifinal, clocking 10.14. USA's Fred Krearly (9.96) and Canada's Andre de Grasse (9.98) qualify.

03.39 PM: (Men's Hockey) End of the second quarter! Spain lead 1-0 at halftime against Belgium. 

03.30 PM: (Men's Hockey) Spain has scored against the run of play against Belgium to take a 1-0 lead in the third quarterfinal. The winner of this game will meet either India or Great Britain in the semifinal.

03.20 PM: (Tennis) Germany's Alexander Zverev wins gold medal in men's singles! He defeats ROC's Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 in the final.

02.35 PM: (Men's Hockey) Belgium will face Spain in the third quarterfinal at 3 PM. The winner of the match will face either India or Great Britain in the semifinal.

02.15 PM: (Golf) Chinese Taipei's Pan Chang-tseung has clinched the bronze medal after a tense playoff! The men's event comes to an end.

Final Standings:

  1. Xander Schauffele (USA)
  2. Rory Sabbatini (Slovakia)
  3. Pan Chang-tseung (Chinese Taipei)

12.50 PM: (Golf) Xander Schauffele of the USA has won the gold medal in the men's event! Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini claims silver.

Seven golfers including Ireland's Rory McIlroy will take part in the bronze medal playoff later today. 

India's Anirban Lahiri finishes at 42nd (tied), while Udayan Mane finishes 56th.

India Tv - Golf standings.

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Golf standings.

10.50 AM: (Golf) Anirban Lahiri is currently tied at 43rd with five under par (-5). Udayan Mane, meanwhile, is 56 with a score of +3 in the round 4 of men's golf.

10.45 AM: The first semifinal in men's hockey is set! Australia will take on Germany in bid to eye a place in the final of men's hockey at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Netherlands held the Aussies to a 2-2 draw but failed to convert a single goal in the penalty shootout, as the Aussies registered a 3-0 victory. In the other quarterfinal, Germany remained a far more dominant side as they defeated previous edition's gold medalists Argentina 3-1.

10:19 AM: The focus of all Indian fans today will be on the two crucial matches in badminton and hockey respectively. 

  • PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao badminton women's singles bronze medal match (5:00 PM)
  • India vs Great Britain in the men's hockey quarterfinals  (5:30 PM)

10:15 AM (Boxing): Detailed result of Satish Kumar vs Jalolov Bakhodir heavyweight quarter-final match

India Tv - satish kumar result


Satish Kumar vs Jalolov Bakhodir.

10:08 AM (Golf): Anirban Lahiri currently tied 44th in Round 4 of the Men's Individual Stroke Play. Udayan Mane, on the other hand,  has slipped a lot of places to T-56.

10:04 AM (Equestrian): Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza is placed 22nd after picking up 11.20 penalty points after the cross-country round at the Olympics on Sunday. Mirza picked up the penalties after a clear cross country round in the challenging Sea Forest Cross Country Course in the eventing competition. His total now stands at 39.20.

09:54 AM (Boxing): Unanimous verdict win for the world champion from Uzbekistan. That wasn't a surprise, Satish Kumar is knocked out in the quarter-final in a bout that was dominated by Bakhodir.

09:51 AM (Boxing): Bakhodir has been ruthless and the match referee had to stop the bout as Satish seeks medical attention.

09:50 AM (Boxing): Satish is having hard time dominating Bakhodir as he has lost the first two rounds and requires a magical turnaround in the final round to seal his semis berth.

09:40 AM (Boxing): Satish Kumar's 91kg heavyweight bout against a heavy-handed southpaw Bakhodir of Uzekistan has begin.

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4:05 AM (Golf): Udayan Mane resumes action in men's individual strokeplay in round 4. Mane on the previous day carded a 70 for a share of 55th place on 2-over 215. Round 3 was completed with a split start from first and 10th tees.

4:00 AM: A gloomy Day 8 saw India's badminton ace PV Sindhu losing in the semi-final and boxer Pooja Rani missing out on the bronze. While Sindhu was outclassed by Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying, Rani lost her quarterfinal bout in women's middleweight category to second seed and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist, Li Qian. Amit Panghal was also handed a stunning 1-4 loss by Rio Games silver-medallist Yuberjen Martinez.

Stars of the day were undoubtedly the women's hockey team and Kamalpreet Kaur. Rani Rampal's side defeated South Africa 4-3 and eventually progressed into the quarters. Kaur also produced one of the best performances by an Indian track and field athlete at the Games. 

India's very little action on Day 9 will be headed by Sindhu, who will play her bronze-medal match to clinch her second Olympics honour. Sindhu faces China's He Bing Jiao, an opponent who has beaten the Indian nine times so far in 15 meetings. With eyes on a medal, Satish Kumar will also face Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-final. Indian men's hockey team, who are vying for a semi-final berth in the quadrennial event after a hiatus of 41 years, will meet Great Britain in the quarterfinals. Here's all you can expect from the Indian contingent on Sunday, August 1.  

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