India at Tokyo Olympics Day 7 HIGHLIGHTSFollow LIVE Coverage of 2020 Tokyo Olympics | India's schedule for July 30.
Results for India on Day 7 so far:
- Boxing, Women's Welterweight: LOVLINA BORGOHAIN ENSURES MEDAL; beats Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chan 4-1 in quarterfinals
- Badminton, Women's Singles: PV Sindhu reaches semifinals, beats Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-13 22-20
- Archery, Women's Individual: Deepika Kumari loses 0-6 in quarterfinals to An San (South Korea)
- Shooting, Women's 25m Pistol: Both Manu Bhaker (582) and Rahi Sarnobat (573) fail to qualify for medal event
- Athletics, 3000m Men's Steeplechase: Avinash Sable creates new national record (8:18:12) but fails to qualify for medal event
- Athletics, 400m Hurdles: M P Jabir finishes last in Heat 5; fails to qualify for medal event
- Boxing, Women's Lightweight: Simranjeet Kaur loses 0-5 to Sudaporn Seesondee (Thailand) in round-of-16
- Athletics, Women's 100m: Dutee Chand clocks 11:54 in Heat 5; fails to qualify
- Women's Hockey: India beat Ireland 1-0 in Group A match; stay alive in quarterfinal race
04:56 PM (Golf): Udayan Mane finishes Round 2 at rank T57, 3 over par (+3) with a score of 145
04:53 IST (Equestrian): Fouaad Mirza finishes joint seventh in Dressage - Team and Individual Day 1
04:48 PM (Athletics): India's relay team finish last in heats 2, clocking 3:19.93
04:15 IST (Athletics): India's Mixed 4X400m Relay Team - Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan, Alex Anthony and Sarthak Bhambri - up next
04:24 PM (Hockey): Men's hockey team beats Japan 5-3 to finish second in Pool A
04:28 PM (Hockey): Varun Kumar makes it 5-2 for India.
04:19 PM (Hockey): Nilakanta Sharma adds to Japan's woe as India take 4-2 lead with less than 10 minutes to go in the final quarter.
04:15 IST (Athletics): Meanwhile, India's Mixed 4X400m Relay Team will begin their journey soon, at 04:42 PM
04:12 PM (Hockey): India head to the final quarter of the game with a 3-2 lead. India will finish second behind Australia of they win today.
03:56 PM (Hockey): OHHH!! India have gone right back into the lead. Watanabe scored for Japan and Shamsher Singh put India 3-2 ahead a minute later.
03:55 PM (Hockey): An early goal for Japan in the second half and Japan have pulled off the equaliser
03.40 PM: (Hockey) At the halfway mark, India lead 2-1 against Japan. Gurjant Singh scored the second goal before Japan's Kenta Tanaka pulled one back for the hosts.
03:23 PM: No more Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic! Zverev beats the world no. one 1-6 6-3 6-1 to reach the final
03.13 PM: (Hockey) Harmanpreet helps India take a 1-0 lead in the Pool A game against Japan.
03.09 PM: (Hockey) Indian men's hockey team in action against hosts Japan. India have already qualified for the quarters after winning four of their Pool A matches.
02.56 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu will meet the winner of the match between Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon and Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei tomorrow.
02.54 PM: (Badminton) Oh yes she is! A second successive semifinal appearance at the Tokyo Olympics for PV Sindhu!
02.52 PM: (Badminton) The first game was proper dominance from Sindhu, but Yamaguchi almost pushed her to edge in the second before the Indian shuttler reverts to her strength to assure a path to semifinals.
02.51 PM: (Badminton) SINDHU WINS! She beats Akane Yamaguchi 21-13 22-20 to enter the final four of women's singles.
02.48 PM: (Badminton) And Sindhu makes a fantastic comeback! From 18-20 down, she relies on her smashes again; where were they all this time again? 20-20!
02.47 PM: (Badminton) Yamaguchi has made a stellar comeback in the second game to force this match into decider.
02.41 PM: (Badminton) Yamaguchi has taken 10 of the last 12 points in the second game. She leads 16-18. As we type this, Yamaguchi commits an unforced error. 17-18.
02.39 PM: (Badminton) WHAT A RALLY! This is a brilliant comeback from Akane Yamaguchi. She tries to force Sindhu to play in the near-court region and tires her with continuous pick-ups; a tactic the Indian used on her in the previous game. A 38-stroke rally which ends up in Yamaguchi's favour. 15-14, Sindhu leads.
02.38 PM: (Badminton) Given the history of the games between Sindhu and Yamaguchi, not many expected this game to be ending in such a rush. And Yamaguchi certainly doesn't want to let it happen in her home Olympics. Three successive points for her but Sindhu leads 15-13.
02.31 PM: (Badminton) That's the third time Yamaguchi has slipped in this game. Sindhu's smashes have been very powerful and accurate in this game. The Indian leads 11-6 in the mid-game break.
02.28 PM: (Badminton) A series of unforced errors from Japan's Yamaguchi and Sindhu is now firmly in control. She has forced the long rallies on her and Yamaguchi looks a little short of air as she prepares for the serves against the Indian shuttler. Sindhu leads 10-6
02.25 PM: (Badminton) Sindhu's court awareness brilliant as always. She had been making all the right decisions while leaving the shuttle on the far court, and this time, she successfully reviews when the lineswoman calls it out on the side-court. Sindhu leads 6-4 in second game.
02.17 PM: (Badminton) Sindhu takes the first game 21-13! Impressive first game from Sindhu. She did start a little slowly, engaging with Yamaguchi as she tried to force pace but soon changed the tactic, hammering smashes after smashes to frustrate the Japanese.
02.13 PM: (Badminton) Wow. Sindhu is dominating the proceedings and how. Her smashes have been pin-point and this time, the Indian shuttler hammers a cross-court smash to the left so accurate the Japanese slips while trying the pick-up. She succeeds but fails to recover in time. Sindhu making this look easy! She leads 18-12
02.09 PM: (Badminton) What a rally! Yamaguchi forces an early smash on the left but Sindhu picks it up brilliantly before forcing the Japanese to continuous pick-up shots, eventually leading to her finding the net. Lovely badminton action so far in the third quarterfinal. Sindhu leads 14-10
02.05 PM: (Badminton) Sindhu gathers momentum now. The Indian shuttler had been relying on her near-court smash throughout the group stage to the pre-quarters, and she is pulling it out brilliantly right now. Four successive points against Yamaguchi and we go into mid-game break with Sindhu leading 11-7.
02.03 PM: (Badminton) Neither player is taking the foot off the pedal now. Average rally is 16 strokes!
02.00 PM: (Badminton) Very tight start to the game. Yamaguchi is trying to force the pace on Sindhu, not allowing her to get back on to the centre of the court. Sindhu, on the other hand, is trying to force long rallies. 6-6 in first game.
01.54 PM: (Badminton) The game begins after a 40-minute delay. Sindhu vs Yamaguchi for a place in the semifinal of women's singles.
01.50 PM: (Badminton) The players are now on the court after the end of the mixed doubles ceremony.
01.39 PM: (Badminton) The medal ceremony for mixed doubles is taking place right now in Musashino Forest Plaza, which might be the reason for delay in Sindhu's game.
China's Yi Lyu Wang and Dong Ping Huang defeated fellow Chinese pair Si Wei Zheng and Ya Qioing Huang in three games to win the gold medal in mixed doubles.
01.36 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu's match against Akane Yamaguchi was scheduled to start at 1:15 PM, but there seems to be a slight delay. It might be due to the fact that the mixed doubles final ended at 1:20 PM. We await an official announcement..
01.28 PM: (Archery) Meanwhile, An San, who defeated Deepika Kumari in the quarterfinal, has won the gold medal in the individual event via shoot-off!
The South Korean began her Olympic campaign on July 23 by creating a new Olympic record in the Ranking Round. In one week, she has now a triple gold-medalist (Mixed, Women's Team and Individual).
01.11 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu will soon be in action against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the third quarterfinal of women's singles.
01.06 PM: (Sailing) Vishnu Sarvanan has finished 3rd in the Laser race 9 and has jumped to 20th spot in the overall ranking. Only one race to go; top-10 to qualify for the medal race.
12.50 PM: (Badminton) PV Sindhu will aim to book a berth in the semifinal of women's singles when she takes on Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.
In the first two quarterfinals played earlier today, China's 8th seed Hi Bing Jao stunned Nozomi Okuhara 21-13 13-21 14-21, while top seed Chen Yu Fei beat An Seyoung 21-18 21-19.
11.36 AM: (Archery) And An San proceeds to the semifinal with a straight set victory! She beats the Indian 26-24 in the final set. Deepika never quite looked settled after the loss in first set. She failed to find a 10 in both the sets, and in the second, she finishes with a 7-8-9.
11.33 AM: (Archery) Poor arrows from Deepika in the second set. She makes an impressive start with 10, but then scores two successive 7s. The Korean archer wins 26-24. She leads 4-0.
11.30 AM: (Archery) An San makes the strongest start possible. Continuing on her impressive performance in the pre-quarters, An San hits a perfect 30. Deepika fumbles in her first arrow with a 7 but scores two successive 10s later. Korea wins first set, leads 2-0
11.28 AM: (Archery) Deepika Kumari and An San arrive at the Yumenoshima Final Field for the quarterfinal.
11.24 AM: (Archery) On Thursday, Deepika Kumari cheered for her husband Atanu Das as he took down the Korean two-time Olympic gold medalist Oh Jinhyek. Today, she herself faces a Korean opponent with similar achievement.
An San has won the gold medal in women's and mixed team events at the Tokyo Olympics.
11.15 AM: (Archery) A big test for Deepika Kumari awaits as she meets South Korea's An San in the quarterfinal of the individual event. The match begins at 11:30 AM.
10.58 AM: (Women's Hockey) Here's how the group looks after India's win over Ireland.
If Great Britain beat Ireland in their final Group A match and India beat South Africa, India will qualify for the quarterfinals. If both, India and Ireland end at same points, Ireland will proceed to quarterfinals on superior goal difference.
10.51 AM: (Women's Hockey) India will not be too pleased with their attacking performance in this game, but they will happily take this result. The women in blue failed to convert a single penalty corner out of 14, and scored one goal with 21 shots.
India will face South Africa in their final group match tomorrow.
10.47 AM: (Women's Hockey) AND THAT'S IT! INDIA WIN! Navneet Kaur's goal in the 57th minutes remains the sole difference between India and Ireland, as Rani Rampal and co. stay alive in the race for quarterfinals.
10.42 AM: (Women's Hockey) GOAAAAAAL! Finally. After missing a series of chances throughout the game, India finally find the back of the net through Navneet Kaur! Less than 3 minutes remaining now.
10.26 AM: (Women's Hockey) End of third quarter. More frustration for India as the search for an opening goal continues. A draw would hurt India because they have been a far more dominant side against Ireland. IND 0-0 IRE
10.20 AM: (Women's Hockey) 17 shots on goal, 13 penalty corners but nothing to show for it for India so far against Ireland. We're moving towards the end of third quarter. 0-0.
10.17 AM: (Boxing) The inspirational story of Lovlina Borgohain.
10.11 AM: (Women's Hockey) A quick start from India yet again. They're making early inroads into Ireland's defence. Frustration at not being able to convert chances is peeping in a little, however, with a referral gone wrong.
10.05 AM: (Boxing) Lovlina Borgohain will meet Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in the semifinal of women's welterweight category. Surmeneli is top seed at the Tokyo Olympics and the current world champion.
09.55 AM: (Women's Hockey) Another goalless quarter and we're 0-0 at halftime. India made a slow start but grew into the quarter. Won two penalty corners in the final minute but failed to convert both -- which summarizes India's game so far; a far more dominant team among the two but nothing to show for it. IND 0-0 IRE at half-time.
09.45 AM: (Women's Hockey) Indian women's should've easily been 2-0 up so far. Brilliant defending from Ireland -- especially in the penalty corners. Like India, Ireland have also been poor inside India's 'D'.
09.31 AM: (Women's Hockey) End of first quarter and it remains 0-0. Great moves by India but finishing remains an issue so far.
09.26 AM: (Women's Hockey) India have penetrated into the Irish 'D' but their finishing has been off the mark so far. The first quarter has been similar to the men's hockey game between India and Argentina yesterday. Good attack but failure to convert chances.
09.19 AM: (Athletics, women's 100m) Dutee Chand finishes at 7th place in Heat 5, clocking 0:37 seconds worse than her national record (11:17) at 11:54. She is ruled out of the semifinals.
09.17 AM: (Women's Hockey) India's fourth match of the group stage against Ireland begins after a short delay due to rain. The Indian team needs to win the game to stay alive in race for quarterfinals.
09.15 AM: (Boxing) India's medalists in Boxing in Olympics history so far:
- Vijender Singh - Bronze medal (2008 Beijing Olympics)
- Mary Kom - Bronze Medal (2012 London Olympics)
- LOVLINA BORGOHAIN - Final position awaited (2020 Tokyo Olympics)
09.07 AM: (Boxing) India's first medal in boxing and second overall at the Tokyo Olympics!
09.04 AM: (Boxing) LOVLINA BORGOHAIN WINS! She has assured a medal for India! This will be India's third boxing medal in Olympic history. Borgohain beats Chinese Taipei's Nien Chin-Chan 4-1 in the quarterfinal of women's welterweight category.
08.59 AM: (Boxing) A unanimous decision in favour of Borgohain! The Indian is coming close to assuring a medal now. A 10-9 score by all the five judges.
08.55 AM: (Boxing) A 3-2 split decision in favour of Lovlina at the end of first round. Not the cleanest of rounds. Both boxers quick on feet and aiming to take early advantage. This will be a tough one for the judges.
08.53 AM: (Boxing) The big bout starts. Borgohain is taking on the fourth seed Nien-Chin Chan from Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinal -- she needs only one win to assure a medal.
08.37 AM: (Boxing) Lovlina Borgohain will take on Nien-Chin Chan of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinal of the women's welterweight (69kg) category at 8:58 AM. A win will secure her a medal.
08.35 AM: (Athletics, 400m Hurdles) MP Jabir finishes last in Heat 5 with final timing of 50.77. A disappointing Olympic debut for the Indian runner.
08.31 AM: (Boxing) Simranjeet Kaur Baath loses 0-5 in the round-of-16 to Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee. A straightforward victory for the Thai.
08.25 AM: (Boxing) End of Round 2 and another unanimous decision in favour of Seesondee. The Thai is a lot more quick on the feet than Simranjeet. The Indian close to elimination now.
08.19 AM: (Boxing) Thailand's Seesondee wins the first round by an unanimous decision against India's Simranjeet Kaur. A 10-9 score by all the five judges in favour of the Thai.
08.12 AM: (Boxing) Simranjeet Kaur Baath will soon enter the ring for her round-of-16 bout against Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in the women's lightweight (60kg) category.
08.03 AM: (Boxing) Mary Kom has revealed she was asked to change her ring dress a minute before the start of her round-of-16 bout against Ingrit Valencia on Thursday. Earlier, she slammed the IOC Boxing Task Force for 'poor judging' after she lost to Valencia.
07.50 AM: (Badminton) UPSET! Japan star Nozomi Okuhara is knocked out in the quarterfinals! She loses to eighth seed China's Hi Bing Jao 21-13 13-21 14-21 in the first QF. PV Sindhu will play in the final quarterfinal later today against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.
07.17 AM: (Shooting) Bhaker finishes with another 97 in the third and final series of rapid round. She fumbles in the sixth shot with a 8 but recovers strongly to score three successive 10s in her final shots. She ends with a final score of 582, however, which isn't enough for qualification to medal round.
07.10 AM: (Shooting) Manu Bhaker shoots 96 and 97 in the first and second series respectively. She is currently 9th in the qualification round with one more series to go. She was on course for a perfect 100/100 in the second series of rapid event, having scored seven consecutive 10s. However, she settles for three 9s to finish three points behind the triple-figure mark.
07.07 AM: (Men's 3000m Steeplechase) Official: Avinash Sable misses the qualification mark for the medal race by 1.20 seconds. He was the 13th fastest runner in the event across all the three heats.
06.57 AM: (Archery) Deepika Kumari will take on South Korea's An San in the quarterfinal of the women's individual event. In a tightly contested quarterfinal, An San defeated Japan's Ren Hayakawa 6-4. More importantly, the South Korean scored a perfect 30/30 in two of the five sets!
06.48 AM: (Shooting) As things stand, Manu Bhaker might be safely in the top-8 with a combined total of 584 or above. She has scored 292 points in the Precision round, meaning another similar performance could secure a qualification in the medal event of 25m Air Pistol.
06.35 AM: (Men's Steeplechase) Top-3 from each heat + six fastest losers qualify for the medal event in the men's 3000m steeplechase. Since three losers are faster than Sable in the second heat itself, the Indian's campaign at the Tokyo Olympics looks to be over. Nevertheless, a brilliant performance from Sable who betters his own national record by over two seconds!
06.28 AM: (Men's Steeplechase) Avinash Sable makes national record! He clocks 8:18:12 to finish 7th in the Heat 2.
06.24 AM: (Men's Steeplechase) Sable slips to seventh position at the 2000m metre mark.
06.21 AM: (Men's Steeplechase) At the 1000m metre mark, Avinash Sable is 6th in the race, clocks 2:46:6.
06.18 AM: (Men's Steeplechase) It's Athletics time! Avinash Sable is off for India's first event in athletics. He takes part in Heat 2 of steeplechase event.
06.12 AM: (Archery) DEEPIKA WINS THE SHOOTOFF! She hits a 10 in response to Perova's 7. The Indian archer has reached the quarterfinals of the women's individual event.
06:10 AM: (Archery) Deepika feeling the nerves here? She could only find a 7 in the first arrow, and eventually concedes the final set as well. Perova levels and we're going into a shoot-off.
06:08 AM: (Archery) This is going to be yet another nail-biting thriller. The fourth set is tied 26-26. Perova needs to win the final set to force this game to a shoot-off. India leads 5-3.
06.06 AM: (Archery) CONSISTENCY! A 10-9-9 is enough for Deepika to take the lead again. She scores 28 as opposed to 27 by Perova. India leads 4-2.
06.05 AM: (Archery) Ah! Deepika had the second set in her bag, all she needed was to score 8 or more in the final arrow. However, she only finds a 7 to lose the 26-27. It's 2-2.
06.00 AM: (Archery) Deepika wins the first set! She shoots a 9-10-9 to win the first set 28-25. ROC's Perova made a strong start but she couldn't finish it strongly, as she scores a 7 in the final arrow. India leads 2-0.
05.56 AM: (Archery) Deepika Kumari will soon resume her individual campaign with a round-of-16 match against Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee.
05.47 AM: (Shooting) Sarnobat scores 96 in the final series. Once again, she makes a strong start but it was the one shot which led to her downfall. A 7 in the fifth shot pushes her down. She finishes with a combined score of 573. Safe to say, she's out of the medal race.
05.44 AM: (Shooting) Disappointing second series for Sarnobat. After shooting three successive 10s, she fumbles with a 6. Eventually ends at a poor score of 94. Her hopes of qualifying for the medal event are diminishing.
05.35 AM: (Shooting) Excellent recovery from Sarnobat but unsure if it will be enough. She finds four 10s in the final five shots of first series and ends with 96. Currently 25th -- total score at 383.
05.32 AM: (Shooting) Sarnobat begins action in the 25m Air Pistol Qualification (Rapid event). Not the best of starts for her as she scores a total of 47 in the first five shots.
05.27 AM: (Shooting) Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker will shortly resume action on the second day of 25m Air Pistol qualification. Bhaker is currently fifth in qualification rankings after the precision event with a score of 292, while Sarnobat is 25th (score of 287).
05.10 AM: (Golf) The round two of men's individual stroke play has begun. Anirban Lahiri is yet to start.
05.05 AM: A big day for India today. PV Sindhu takes on her long-time rival Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the quarterfinal, while archer Deepika Kumari also resumes her individual campaign in the recurve event. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, meanwhile, can secure a medal with a win in the quarterfinal against Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chan.
In Shooting, Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat will take part in the rapid event in 25m air pistol qualification. Bhaker is currently at fifth, and if she remains in top-8 after the second qualification event, the 19-year-old will take part in the medal event, which also takes place later today!
This, and a lot more awaits if you're an Indian fan today!
Take a look at the full schedule for India on the seventh day of Tokyo Olympics.
04:02 AM: Golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane resume action in men's individual strokeplay in round 2. Lahiri had gotten off to a solid start, carding a 4-under 67 in the first round to be placed tied 8th. Mane had a fine start at 2-under after eight holes. But he finished at 5-over 76 and was last on the leaderboard.
04:00 AM: A very good morning to all our readers. Hello and welcome to Live coverage of Day 7 of India's action at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There were no medals to trigger a frenzy but definitely some top-notch performances that India raised a toast to on day 6 of the Olympic Games, the highlights being the men's hockey team's march into the quarters and archer Atanu Das' stunning triumph over a two-time Olympic champion Korean. A big, big heartbreak was boxing legend MC Mary Kom's pre-quarterfinal exit.
After what was an impressive day for India, the contingent will be hoping to inch closer to adding another medal to their present tally of one silver clinched by Mirabai Chanu last week. The golfers will once again kick off the proceedings for India, however, the focus will remain on shooters Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat and world no.1 archer Deepika Kumari all of whom will be vying for a spot in the medal round. Meanwhile, Rio Olympic medallist PV Sindhu will be aiming to reach the semis. Here's all you can expect from the Indian contingent on Friday, July 30.