Tokyo Olympics 2020: Simranjit Kaur lost to Sudaporn Seesondee in her event on Friday.© AFP
Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat had disappointing outings for Team India in the 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification event on Friday, in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. The duo failed to qualify and Bhaker could only muster a total score of 582, Sarnobat managed 573 for India. Meanwhile, Deepika Kumari built on her fine form, sealing a win against ROC’s Ksneia Perova in the Women’s Archery Individual 1/8 Eliminations. Winning 6-5, the ace Indian archer has progressed to the quarterfinals. Also, Avinash Mukund Sable missed out on qualifying for the finals of Men’s 300m Steeplechase. Despite missing out on qualification, he broke the national record, clocking 8:18:12. India will also have sprinter Dutee Chand and shutter PV Sindhu in action on Friday. Even boxer Simranjit Kaur faced an early exit, losing against Sudaporn Seesondee in Round of 16 of Women’s Light (57-60kg) event.
The men’s hockey team will be high on confidence when they take on Japan after having beaten defending Olympic champions Argentina yesterday. Sindhu defeated Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark yesterday and will take on Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals. The women’s hockey team will search for their first win in the Games when they clash with Ireland. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain will have her quarterfinal bout and Dutee will compete in women’s 100m sprint.
Here Are The Live Updates From Tokyo Olympics 2020
India vs Ireland postponed
The Women’s Pool A hockey match between India and Ireland has been postponed to 9:15 AM IST. The match will take place at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
Simranjit Kaur knocked out!
A poor outing for Simranjit Kaur, as she loses her bout to Sudaporn Seesondee in Round of 16 of Women’s Light (57-60kg).
Simranjit Kaur trailing against Sudaporn Seesondee
Simranjit Kaur is currently trailing and has lost both rounds against Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee.
Simranjit Kaur in action!
The women’s light (57-60kg) has begun and Simranjit Kaur is in action!
Tatjana Schoenmaker breaks 200m women’s breaststroke world record!
South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker has won the gold medal in women’s 200m breaststroke. She also set a new world record, timing at 2:18:95.
Manu Bhaker fails to qualify!
15th in the standings, Manu Bhaker has failed to qualify for the finals. The youngster scored 582, but it wasn’t enough to seal a top-eight spot.
Rahi Sarnobat finished at 32nd spot.
Not a good score by Manu Bhaker!
Manu Bhaker scored 97 in Rapid Series 3, and has taken her total score to 582. The Indian shooter is currently 11th in the standings, and only eight participants will qualify for the final.
Other shooters are still left, and Bhaker could go further down the table.
Manu Bhaker in hot form!
The 19-year-old is putting in a terrific display, with a score of 97 in Rapid Series 2.
Manu Bhaker finishes her Rapid Series 1!
Building on her fine form from yesterday, Manu Bhaker has registered a score of 96 in Rapid Series 1. She is currently ninth in the standings.
Rowing: Canada wins women’s eight
Team Canada came out top in the women’s eight winning gold. New Zealand grabbed the silver medal and China bagged bronze.
Avinash Mukund Sable misses out on qualification!
Sable finished in seventh position in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 – Heat 2 and misses out on the final.
Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwot was first, followed by Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale and Italy Ahmed Abdelwahed. Only the first three in each heat qualify for the final, and the next six fastest!
Also, Sable clocked 8:18:12, thereby breaking the national record.
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Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 Heat 2 Results@avinash3000m misses qualification into the finals by just one place, but he did better his own National Record with a timing of 8:18.12 #RukengeNahi #EkIndiaTeamIndia #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/EiCpJWHCFK
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) July 30, 2021
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 – Heat 2 begins!
The Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 – Heat 2 has begun, and Avinash Mukund Sable is representing India.
Ksenia Perova wins the fifth set! Time for a shoot off!
The ROC archer ties the game at 5-5, winning the fifth set. Now its time for a shoot off!
Women’s Archery Individual 1/8 Eliminations: 4th set tied between Deepika Kumari and Ksneia Perova
The fourth set is tied, but its still in favour of Deepika, with the scores reading 5-3.
Deepika Kumari wins the third set!
A good comeback by Deepika Kumari, as she wins the third set. She is currently leading 4-2.
Ksenia Perova makes it level!
Deepika Kumari has lost the second set, and scores are now level at 2-2 with her ROC opponent.
Deepika Kumari leads!
The Indian archer is currently leading 2-0 against Ksneia Perova. She will be hoping to build on this opening consistency!
Deepika Kumari in action for India!
The Women’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations is about to begin, and archer Deepika Kumari will be in action for India!
She will face ROC’s Ksneia Perova.
Rahi Sarnobat finishes with a total score of 573
Sarnobat registered a score of 96 in Series 3 of Rapid qualification. In total, her score 573 (precision+rapid). Her current ranking is 32nd. Only the top eight shooters will qualify for the final!
Good showing by Rahi Sarnobat!
The 30-year-old is keeping up her hopes for qualifying for the final, with a 94-score in Rapid Series 2.
Rahi Sarnobat registers a score of 96 in Rapid Series 1!
Sarnobat has already begun, and the shooter has registered a score of 96 in Rapid Series 1. She is currently 25th in the standings.
Can Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat shine for India?
The 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification has already begun. Manu Bhakar and Rahi Sarnobat will be headlining India in this event.
The duo will be attempting 30 shots each in the rapid qualification. After the precision qualification round, Bhaker is fifth and Sarnobat is 25th.
The top eight will qualify for the final.
India’s schedule for July 30
The Indian contingent have plenty of events for Friday, with the likes of Manu Bhakar and Rahi Sarnobat taking part in the 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification Rapid. There will also be some athletics events with Dutee Chand also participating.
Hello and welcome!
Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Lots of Indian athletes will be in action on Friday. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, who finished strong on Thursday, will start the day for India along with Udayan Mane.
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