Thursday, Dec 08, 2022

India at Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu Wins Bronze, Men's Hockey Team Enters Semis - Highlights

India at Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu Wins Bronze, Men's Hockey Team Enters Semis - Highlights

Get highlights of Indians In Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. India beat Great Britain in men's hockey quarterfinals.

India's PV Sindhu celebrates after winning against He Bing Jiao of China during their women's singles badminton bronze medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

PV Sindhu won the bronze medal for India on Sunday while Satish Kumar was ousted by the world champion boxing ring as India had a mixed Sunday. Indians were in action in six disciplines but it was badminton and hockey that grabbed all the attention bringing cheer to the Indian contingent. The Indian men's hockey team defeated Great Britain in Olympic quarterfinal to enter semiifinals. India men's hockey team will next face Belgium in the last four. Tomorrow, India women's hockey team face Australia in the quarterfinals.


7:03 PM IST: Men's Hockey - Quarter-final

India beat Great Britain 3-1. Face Belgium in the semis.

6:20 PM IST: Athletics - Men's 100m Final

Huge shock! Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy wins men's 100m. Fred Kerley (USA) and Andre de Grasse (CAN) take silver and bronze respectively.

5:55 PM IST: Badminton PV Sindhu Vs He Bing Jiao

PV Sindhu wins bronze medal for India wins 21-13, 21-15. Live updates here

5:28 PM IST: Men's Quarter-finals India vs Great Britain

National anthems done both India and Great Britain are ready for the match. India in their traditional blue. India is chasing history. Remember,  the two teams played the 1948 Olympics Gold medal match, which India won for its first Olympic gold as an independent nation. Live updates here

5:27 PM IST: Badminton PV Sindhu Vs He Bing Jiao

Game 1 - He Bing Jio 13-21 PV Sindhu

He Bing Jiao wins a point with a smash, but she sends it long in the next point. A beauty of drop shot and game point for PV Sindhu. But she sends a return very long. And He Bing Jio sends her return wide. Sindu takes game 1. Get live updates here

4:51 PM IST: Athletics - Women's 100m Hurdles

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn creates a new Olympic record with a time of 12.26 in the third semi-final. Her time is 0.09 seconds faster than Aussie Sally Pearson's record in London Games.

4:32 PM IST: Men's quarter-finals  Belgium Beat Spain 3-1

Belgium has defeated Spain and will now face the winner of India vs Great Britain match in the semifinals. Drag-flicker Alexander Robby Hendrickx scored twice for the winners

4:01 PM IST: Gymnastics - Men's Pommel Horse, Final

Great Britain's Max Whitlock wins gold medal. Taiwan's Lee Chih-kai and Japan's Kaya Kazuma take silver and bronze respectively.

3:50 PM IST: Badminton - Women's Singles, Bronze Medal Play-off

Upcoming - He Bing Jio of China vs PV Sindhu of India. Follow live updates HERE.

3:10 PM IST: Tennis - Men's Singles, Final

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany beats 12th seed Karen Khachanov of ROC in straight sets (6-3, 6-1) in one hour and 19 minutes to win the gold medal. Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta had claimed bronze medal yesterday with a win over Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets.

3:06 PM IST: Gymnastics - Women's Vault

Brazil's Rebeca Andrade wins gold, ahead of USA's Mykayla Skinner and South Korea's Seojeong Yeo.

2:19 PM IST: Gymnastics - Men's Floor Exercise, Final

Artem Dolgopyat of Isreal wins gold medal. Rayderley Zapata of Spain and Xiao Ruoteng of China claim silver and bronze.

Three more finals coming up - Women's Vault, Men's Pommel Horse and Women's Uneven Bar.

1:25 PM IST: Tennis - Women's Doubles, Final

Top-seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of Czech beat Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland 7-5, 6-1 to win gold.

12:54 PM IST: Golf - Men's Individual Stroke Play

USA's Xander Schauffele takes gold medal. Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini claims silver. There will be a 7-way playoff for bronze.

12:40 PM IST: Diving - Women's 3m Springboard Final

Shi Tingmao just produces a stunning final dive to defend her title as China complete a 1-2. She is already a two-time Olympic champion in synchronized 3 metre springboard.

12:28 PM IST: Tennis - Women's Doubles, Final

Top-seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of Czech take the first set 7-5 in 48 minutes against Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland.

10:53 AM IST: Drama in the boxing ring!

Mourad Aliev of France gets disqualified after his protest against the official during men's super heavy (+91kg), quarter-final 2 against Frazer Clarke of England.

10:03 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Quarter-final 2

Shoot-out: Australia 3-0 Netherlands

Australia beat Netherlands in shoot-shot after 2-2 draw in the normal time. They will meet Germany in the semis.

10:03 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Quarter-final 2

Australia 2-2 Netherlands

Penalty shoot-out to decide the winner. 

9:53 AM IST: Boxing - Men's Super Heavy (+91 kg), Quarterfinal 1

Round 3 - Brave but not enough. Satish Kumar loses the third round too. Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan wins 5-0 with a unanimous decision.

And that's the end of Indian men's boxing campaign.

9:49 AM IST: Boxing - Men's Super Heavy (+91 kg), Quarterfinal 1

Round 2 - Satish Kumar loses second round too as Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan once against the nod from all five judges.

9:45 AM IST: Boxing - Men's Super Heavy (+91 kg), Quarterfinal 1

Round 1 - Satish Kumar loses the first round to Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan with all five judges against the Indian.

9:41 AM IST: Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza placed 22nd after the cross-country round

9:39 AM IST: Boxing - Men's Super Heavy (+91 kg), Quarterfinal 1

Now - Satish Kumar, in the blue corner, vs Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan

9:15 AM IST: Simone Biles opts out of the floor exercise final at Olympics.

8:37 AM IST: Days Recap so far

Athletics - Women's Shot Put Final

China's Gong Lijiao win gold, ahead of Raven Saunders (USA) and Valerie Adams (NZ ).

Hockey - Men's Quarter-final 1

Germany 3-1 Argentina

Germany eliminated defending champions Argentina. They will face the winners of the second semi-final between Australia and the Netherlands. Germany last won the event in 2004.

Tennis - Women's Singles, Final

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to win gold medal.

Swimming competitions completed with USA winning three of the five events on offer today.

Men's 50m Freestyle

American Caeleb Dressel creates a new Olympic record en route to gold medal. Florent Manaudou of France and Bruno Fratus of Brazil take silver and bronze.

Women's 50m Freestyle

Another Olympic record. Emma McKeon of Australia wins with new meet mark, ahead of Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden and Pernille Blume of Denmark.

Men's 1500m Freestyle

Robert Finke of USA wins gold medal. Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine and Florian Wellbrock of Germany settle with silver and bronze respectively.

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

Aussie quartet of Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeown and Cate Campbell take gold. USA and Canada take silver and bronze respectively.

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay

USA set a new world record as Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel and Zach Apple win gold medal. Great Britain came second in a European record-setting swim, ahead of ROC.

USA won 30 medals in the pool (11 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze) to top the swimming medal . Australia are second with 20 (nine gold, three silver and eight bronze). Great Britain are third with eight (four gold, three silver and one bronze).

8:30 AM IST: Boxing - Men's Super Heavy (+91 kg), Quarterfinal 1

Upcoming - Satish Kumar vs Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan at 9:36 AM IST. He's the only male Indian boxer left. Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan and Kishan Kumar are already out.

Satish Kumar will face world champion Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan. India have traditionally done well in the lower weight categories but after Amit Panghal's shock first-round loss on Saturday, all hopes will be on Satish Kumar, the only Indian male boxer surviving in Tokyo 2020. The super heavyweight boxer will have to face a fitness test on Sunday morning and the Indian camp says he is fit to fight.

Much of Sunday's attention will be in the second half of the day. PV Sindhu, the Rio 2016 silver medallist will face He Bing Jiao for the bronze medal match at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza. Sindhu doesn't have a great record against the Chinese girl but if she can overcome the grief of losing a rather one-sided semifinal against Tai Tzu-Ying on Saturday, the Tokyo 2020 sixth seed will not return empty-handed from Japan.

It's a big day for the Indian men's hockey team. Manpreet Singh's team will be playing an Olympics semifinal after 41 years and India have looked good in every game except against world champions Australia. India have played Great Britain eight times in the Olympics, winning four and losing as many games. In terms of goals scored in the Olympics against Great Britain, India holds an edge having scored 18 and conceded 13.


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