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Tokyo Olympics, Day 5: Indian Men's Beat Spain In Hockey; Lovlina Borgohain Enters Quarters - Highlights

Catch the highlights of Day 5 of Tokyo 2020 here. India were medal-less again with shooters misfiring

Tokyo Olympics, Day 5: Indian Men's Beat Spain In Hockey; Lovlina Borgohain Enters Quarters - Highlights
Dilpreet Singh in action against Spain during their men's field hockey match at the 2020 Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. | AP Photo/John Locher
Tokyo Olympics, Day 5: Indian Men's Beat Spain In Hockey; Lovlina Borgohain Enters Quarters - Highlights
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2021-07-27T18:56:00+05:30

Indian shooters continued to disappoint on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics. Little changed for India on Tuesday as shooters like Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar, all medal hopes, continued to falter in the mixed team events at the Asaka Shooting Range. Mirabai Chanu is the lone medallist for India so far. Sharath Kamal took a game off Olympic champion Ma Long of China in a third-round match and was outplayed after that. Badminton doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also bowed out.  Lovlina Borgohain in boxing advancing to the quarterfinals and the Indian men's hockey team defeating Spain were the only bright spots. Catch the highlights scores of India's events on Tuesday here.

FULL DAY 5 SCHEDULE | MEDAL TALLY | NEWS


6:30 PM IST: It has been another disappointing day for India with Men's hockey and Lovlina Borgohain providing the lone bright spots. Well, HOPE FLOATS FOR DAY 6. Check complete India Schedule For Day 6 HERE.


6:26 PM IST: Medal Alert !!!!!!!

Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) has won the Artistic Gymnastics women's team gold with a margin is 0.8 points. USA are second, while bronze goes to Britain.


5: 11 PM IST: Biles withdraws

USA Gymnastics suffers a huge blow with injured Simone Biles out of the Artistic Gymnastics.


4:48 PM IST: Simone Biles Injured?

Biles has left the field of play and is being attended by the trainer. Biles landed off balance while doing her vault routine.


2:38 PM IST: The big fallout!

The Indian shooting federation on Tuesday promised an "overhaul" of the coaching staff after the 15-strong contingent's campaign moved from one disaster to another, the sport trending for all the wrong reasons, including intra-squad factionalism.


2:05 PM IST: Medal alert

Weightlifting - Women's 59kg

Hsing-Chun Kuo of Chinese Taipei wins the gold medal. Polina Guryeva of Kazakhstan and Mikiko Andoh of Japan take silver and bronze respectively.


1:39 PM IST: Indian tennis team's campaign over after Sania Mirza and Sumit Nagal could not make the cut for the mixed doubles event due to their low combined ranking of 153. The entries were to be finalised on Tuesday morning and the cut was expected to be between 50-60. The Indians did not even have faint hopes of getting into the easiest of tennis events at the Games.


1:31 PM IST: Hockey - Women's Pool A

Indian eves face Great Britain test on Wednesday. Read preview HERE.


1:03 PM IST: Medal alert

Shooting - 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Final

China beat USA to win gold. Earlier, ROC beat South Korea to claim bronze medal.


1:00 PM IST: Medal alert

Cycling - Mountain Bike

Swiss sweep! Jolanda Neff, Sina Frei and Linda Indergand completed 1-2-3 for Switzerland.


12:30 PM IST: Tennis - Men's Doubles, Second Round

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury of Great Britain beat Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz of Germany 6-2, 7-6 (2), to enter quarter-finals.


12:20 PM IST: Medal alert

Diving - Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final

ChenYuxi and Zhang Jiaqi of China win gold ahead of USA's Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell. Mexico's Gabriela Agundez and Alejandra Orozco take bronze.


11:18 AM IST: Boxing - Women's welterweight, Round of 16

Round 3: Lovlina Borgohain beats Nadine Apetz of Germany by split decision, 3-2. And into the quarters...

One more win and a bronze medal!


11:13 AM IST: Boxing - Women's welterweight, Round of 16

Round 2: Split decision. Lovlina Borgohain wins 3-2, again,


11:08  AM IST: Boxing - Women's welterweight, Round of 16

Round 1: Lovlina Borgohain in blue corner wins 3-2 against Nadine Apetz of Germany.


10:42 AM IST: Boxing - Women's welterweight, Round of 16

Upcoming - Lovlina Borgohain to take on Nadine Apetz of Germany.


10:28 AM IST: Tennis - Women's Singles, 3rd Round

Naomi Osaka defeated in third round by Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.


10:25 AM IST: Shooting - 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, Qualification Stage 1

Both Indian pairs, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar, and Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil fail to make Qualification stage 2.

Elavenil and Divyansh finish 12th with 626.5 points, while Deepak and Anjum Moudgil finish 18th with 623.8.


10:17 AM IST: Badminton - Men's Doubles, Group A

Game 2: Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy take the second game 21-19 in 24 minutes to beat Ben Lane and Sean Vendy of Great Britain.

The Indian pair won the match 2-0 (21-17, 21-19) in 44 minutes.

But the win's not enough as Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin of Chinese Taipei defeated the top-seeds Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Indonesian, Taipei and Indian teams finished with two wins, and the two top teams are decided on games difference.


10:01 AM IST: Shooting - 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, Qualification Stage 1

Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar, and Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil start their mixed team campaigns


9:52 AM IST: Badminton - Men's Doubles, Group A

Game 1: 21-17 in favour of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy against Ben Lane and Sean Vendy of Great Britain.


9:51 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Another quick game and all over for Sharath Kamal. Ma Long takes Game 5, 11-4 in six minutes. Kamal takes one game from the legend for 1-4. The match lasts 46 minutes.

And with that India's table tennis campaign ends.


9:43 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Sharath Kamal loses Game 4, 4-11 in five minutes, as Ma Long starts to dictate. It's 1-3 in favour of Long.


9:37 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Sharath Kamal loses Game 3, 11-13 in 12 minutes, against Ma Long. It's 1-2 in favor of Long.


9:30 AM IST: Badminton - Men's Doubles, Group A

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in action against Ben Lane and Sean Vendy of Great Britain


9:23 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Sharath Kamal sensationally takes Game 2, 11-9 in nine minutes, against Ma Long. It's 1-1.


9:12 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Sharath Kamal gives a fight, but Ma Long is too good. The Chinese legend takes Game 1, 11-7, in eight minutes.


9:05 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Sharath Kamal takes on China's Ma Long.


8:23 AM IST: Medal alert

Shooting - 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team

China beat ROC, 16-14, to win gold. Earlier, Ukraine beat Serbia, 16-12, to take bronze.


8:17 AM IST: Badminton - Men's Doubles, Group A

Upcoming - Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy take on Ben Lane and Sean Vendy of Great Britain


8:05 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Pool A

Result: India 3-0 Spain.

India are second in Pool A with two wins from three matches. Australia are top with three wins in three. Argentina, New Zealand, Spain and Japan are third, fourth, fifth and sixth.


7:54 AM IST: Medal alert

Swimming - Women's 100m Breaststroke Final

USA's Lydia Jacoby wins gold medal. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa and Lily King of USA take silver and bronze medals respectively.


7:51 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Pool A

Rupinder Pal Singh gets his second, and third for India. From penalty corner with nine minutes left in the match.


7:50 AM IST: Table Tennis - Men's Singles, Round 3

Upcoming - Sharath Kamal up against China's Ma Long.


7:41 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Pool A

Confusion, then PC to New Zealand as India protest the decision, saying the hooter to signal the end of third-quarter already sounded. And no goal. India still lead 2-0.


7:38 AM IST: Medal alert

Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke Final

1-2 for ROC. Evgeny Rylov wins gold, ahead of compatriot Kliment Kolesnikov. Ryan Murphy of USA take bronze.


7:35 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Pool A

Australia defeated Argentina 5-2 in another Pool A match.


7:24 AM IST: Medal alert

Swimming - Women's 100m Backstroke Final

Aussie Kaylee McKeown sets a new Olympic record to win gold. Kylie Masse of Canada and Regand Smith of USA take silver and bronze respectively.


7:18 AM IST: Medal alert

Swimming - Men's 200m Freestyle Final

1-2 for Great Britain. Tom Dean takes gold ahead of compatriot, Duncan Scott. Brazil's Fernando Scheffer settles for bronze.


7:13 AM IST: Hockey - Men's Pool A

Half-time - India take an early 2-0 lead against Spain, thanks to Rupinder Pal Singh penalty conversion and Simranjeet Singh field goal.

Amit Rohidas is making his 100th India senior cap.


6:48 AM IST: Shooting - 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary fail to qualify for the medal round. The Indian pair finishes 7th, with 380 points (Saurabh Chaudhary - 194; Manu Bhaker - 186).

China and ROC will vie for gold medal, while Ukraine and Serbia will fight for bronze.


6:24 AM IST: Here are the other Indians in action today, with tentative timings

Badminton - Men’s Doubles, Group A

Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy vs Ben Lane/Sean Vendy (GBR) - 8:30 AM IST

Boxing - Women's welterweight, Round of 16

Nadine Apetz (GERMANY) vs Lovlina Borgohain (IND) - 10:57 AM IST

Hockey - Men's, Pool A

India vs Spain - 6:30 AM IST

Sailing - Women’s Laser Radial, Race 5 & 6

Nethra Kumanan - 8:35 AM IST onwards;

Sailing - Men’s Laser Standard, Race 4, 5 and 6 

Vishnu Saravanan - 8:45 AM IST onwards

Sailing - Men’s 49er, Race 1, 2 and 3

KC Ganapathy/Varun Thakkar - 11:20 AM IST onwards

Shooting - 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, Qualification Stage 1

Elavenil Valarivan/Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar/Anjum Moudgil - 9:45 AM IST

Table Tennis - Men’s Singles, Round 3

Sharath Kamal vs Ma Long (CHN) - 8:30 AM IST


6:17 AM IST: Shooting - 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary in action in stage 2 of the qualification.

* The 1st and 2nd teams qualify for the gold medal match. The 3rd and 4th qualify for the bronze medal match.


6:14 AM IST: Medal alert

Women's triathlon

Day's first gold medal goes to Bermuda's Flora Duffy, thus becoming the first athlete representing the country to win an Olympic gold medal.

Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain and Katie Zaferes of USA take silver and bronze respectively.


6:11 AM IST: Medal events today

Diving - 1; Swimming - 4; Softball - 1; Slalom - 1; Mountain biking - 1; Equestrian - 1; Fencing - 1; Gymnastics (Artistic) - 1; Judo - 2; Rowing - 6; Rugby sevens - 1; Shooting - 2; Taekwondo - 2; Triathlon - 1; Weightlifting - 2


6:05 AM IST: Shooting - 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary top stage 1 with 582 points, ahead of Russia and China. Qualification will continue in stage 2.

But Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Abhishek Verma fail to make the cut.

*The top eight teams in Qualification stage 1 advance to Qualification stage 2.



SHOOTING PREVIEW

India’s Air Pistol and Air Rifle shooters are all set for the Mixed Team events. The 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team and 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team competitions are making their Olympic debuts and India are looking very good on form.

In 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team, India will have two pairs -- Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal. In 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, India will field another two pairs -- Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan and Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil.

Like all shooting events, there will be qualifiers and then the medal rounds. After the first qualification stage, the top eight pairs progress to the second qualification stage. The top two pairs at the end of the second qualification stage will contest the gold-medal match while the third and fourth-placed pairs will play the bronze-medal match.

On paper, India could win four medals from the shooting range on Tuesday. India best return from shooting has been at London 2012 when Vijay Kumar won silver and Gagan Narang bronze.

Tennis - Women's Singles, 3rd Round
Naomi Osaka shocked in third round by Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.

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