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Indians At Tokyo Olympics On August 3: Men's Hockey Team Face Germany For Bronze Medal - Highlights

India had a forgetful day with Men's hockey team losing to Belgium, while Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Sonam Malik also disappointed. Get highlights here

Indians At Tokyo Olympics On August 3: Men's Hockey Team Face Germany For Bronze Medal - Highlights
The Indian men's hockey team will play Belgium in a Tokyo Olympics semifinal match on Tuesday. Get live updates of Indians at Tokyo 2020 here. | Courtesy: The Hockey India
Indians At Tokyo Olympics On August 3: Men's Hockey Team Face Germany For Bronze Medal - Highlights
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2021-08-03T18:48:29+05:30

With Tokyo Olympics in its final week, India's medal hopes are narrowing down to hockey, wrestling, athletics and boxing. India began their wrestling campaign with rookie Sonam Malik who was ousted in the first round.  After the runners drew a blank, India's hopes will now rely on javelin with shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor disappointing with below-par show. Men's hockey team will now take on Germany in the bronze medal match.   Catch the highlights of Indians at Tokyo Olympics here. India have three medals so far. (MEDAL TALLY | AUGUST 3 SCHEDULE|NEWS)

6:48 PM IST:  Athletics Men's Pole Vault Medal Alert !!!

Armand Duplantis of Sweden wins gold. Christopher Nilsen of USA comes second, whileThiago Braz of Brazil came third.


6:23 PM IST:  Athletics Women's 200m Final Medal Alert !!!

Elaine Thompson-Herah follows her 100m gold with 200m win. Christine Mboma of Namibia came second, while Gabrielle Thomas of USA came third


6:19 PM IST: Athletics- Hammer Throw Medal Alert!

Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, wins gold, with a throw of 78.48, Chinese Zheng Wang of China  wins silver, while Malwina Kopron also of Poland wins bronze.


5:02 PM IST: Men's Hockey Semi-finals:

Australia beat Germany 3-1 to reach first final since 2004.  Germany will now take on India in the bronze-medal playoff.


5:01 PM IST:  Wrestling- Medal Alert !
Tamas Lorincz of Hungary wins men's Grego-Roman 77kg gold. Akzhol Makhmudov (KGZ) came second, while  Rafig Huseynov (AZE) and YAKUBI Shohei (JPN) win bronze


5:00 PM IST: Men's shot put Qualification A (3rd Round) 

Shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor fails to qualify for final and ends Olympic campaign with below-par performance.  The Asian record holder shot putter Toor's finished 13th in the qualification Group A on Tuesday. with his best throw of 19.19m. He fouled on his next two throws


4:48 PM IST: Men's Hockey Semifinals Australia 2-1 Germany (4th quarter)

Australia are leading Germany in the second semifinals. The winners will face Belgium in the final, while loser faces India in bronze medal match


4:25 PM IST: Men's shot put Qualification A (3rd Round)

India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor has fouled in his third throw and his best remains 19.19m, which was his first throw. Toor has now dropped to 12th position.


4:10 PM IST: Men's shot put Qualification A (2nd Round)

India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor has fouled in his second throw and his best remains 19.19m which sees him drop to 12th position.


4:06 PM IST: Men's shot put Qualification A (1st Round)

India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor was sixth after a throw of 19.19m.

Darlan Romani of Brazil was no 1 with a throw of 21m, while Joe Kovacs was second with 20.81m throw. Armin Sinancevic of Serbia was third with a throw of 20.50m


3:46 PM IST: Men's shot put Qualification A :

India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor has achieved a distance of 19.99


3:41 PM IST: Men's shot put Qualification A : Upcoming

India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor in action and is the first in action; This group has 16 players and Group B has 15 players.

Automatic qualification for final has been set at 21.20m. Top 12 qualify for the final.


3:18 PM IST: Artistic Gymnastics- Medal Alert !!!!

Chenchen Guan of China wins gold, Xijing Tang grabs silver for China, while Simeone Biles win bronze on balance beam.


3:02 PM IST: Artistic Gymnastics:
Simone Biles is back in action. She is placed second in the beam competition
Xijing Tang of China is in lead with  14.233.


2:40 PM IST: Cycling - Men's Team Sprint Final

Netherlands break Olympic record en route to gold medal. Great Britain settle with silver, while France beat Australia for bronze.


2:08 PM IST: Cycling - Women's Team Pursuit Final

Germany's Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein and Mieke Kroeger break world record en route to gold medal. Great Britain take silver. Earlier, USA beat Canada to take bronze.


2:03 PM IST: Gymnastics - Men's Parallel Bars

China's Zou Jingyuan wins gold medal, ahead of Lukas Dauser (GER) and Ferhat Arican (TUR).


12:35 PM IST: Diving - Men's 3m Springboard

1-2 finish for China with Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan taking gold and silver, ahead of Great Britain's Jack Laugher.


12:25 PM IST: Cycling - Women's Team Pursuit

Great Britain's Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, and Josie Knight smash the world record with a time of 4:06.748. They will face USA in the final.


11:53 AM IST: Indian wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Deepak Punia get good draws.


10:00 AM IST: Boxing - Women's Feather (54-57kg), Final

Japan's Irie Sena beats Philippines' Nesthy Petecio to take gold. Karriss Artingstall (GBR) and Irma Testa (ITA) settle for bronze.


9:03 AM IST: Wrestling - Women’s Freestyle, 62kg, Round Of 16

 Sonam Malik loses to Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia 3-1.


8:59 AM IST: Athletics - Men's 400m Hurdles Final

Karsten Warholm of Norway creates a new world record with a time of 45.94. Benjamin Rai of the US and Alison dos Santos of Brazil take silver and bronze respectively.

Earlier, Malaika Mihambo of Germany wins gold in the women's long jump.


8:52 AM IST: Wrestling - Women’s Freestyle, 62kg, Round Of 16

Live now - Sonam Malik vs Bolortuya Khurelkhuu


8:50 AM IST7:52 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Hockey Semi-final

India lose 2-5 to Belgium.


7:52 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Hockey Semi-final

India 2-2 Belgium at half-time. Follow live updates HERE.


6:58 AM IST: Athletics - Women's Javelin, Qualification - Group A

Annu Rani at 14th place with a best throw of 54.04.


6:36 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Hockey Semi-final

Upcoming - India face Belgium for a place in the final.


6:00 AM IST: Athletics - Women's Javelin, Qualification - Group A

India's Annu Rani in action. Qualifying performance 63.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.


The men's hockey team is playing an Olympic semifinal after the 1972 Munich Olympics. Although India won gold in the 1980 Moscow Games, there were no semifinals with the top two among six nations playing the final after a round-robin league.

Belgium are the current world champions and have been the most prolific team in Tokyo 2020 but India have been remarkably gritty. The way Manpreet Singh's team has rebounded after a 7-1 drubbing against Australia in a group match has been truly magnificent. In the quarterfinals, India had beaten Great Britain 3-1 while Belgium came back to beat Spain by a similar scoreline.

India's wrestling campaign starts with the prodigious Sonam Malik taking the mat in the 62 kg Round of 16. Sonam had got the better of Sakshi Malik, the Rio 2016 bronze medallist, to make the Indian squad for Tokyo 2020. She has a tough opener against Asian Championships silver medallist Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia.

Women's national record holder (63.24 metres) Annu Rani will test her javelin throwing skills on the Olympics stage for the first time. Annu also has a tough first round against Rio 2016 gold medallist Sara Kolak of Croatia. Kolak's best is 68.43m.

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