India at Tokyo 2020 on Sunday, August 1: PV Sindhu in bronze medal clash; hockey men eye semis

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PV Sindhu couldn’t make the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, but she remains the headline act of Indian participation at the Games on Sunday, August 1. Super Heavyweight boxer Satish Kumar is India’s other medal hope on a light day of action for the contingent. The day closes with the pivotal quarterfinal between India and Great Britain in men’s hockey. We’ve highlighted every Indian athlete in action here, any events with [Medal event] next to it means that there will be a medal match on the same day or is by itself a medal match..

Saturday’s recap | Key dates | Athletes | Medal tracker | Full schedule | Latest results

LIST OF EVENTS

4.15 AM — EQUESTRIAN

Eventing Cross Country: 4.15 AM – Fouaad Mirza (and Seigneur Medicott). Mirza is ninth after the first round of dressage.

Related: Two hearts, one soul: Fouaad and Micky gallop to debut Games

4.00 AM — GOLF

Men’s individual stroke play round 4 [Medal event] — Anirban Lahiri (tied 28th) and Udayan S Mane (tied 55th) are in action

9.36 AM — BOXING

Men’s super heavyweight quarterfinal– Satish Kumar vs Bakhodir Jalolov (Uzbekistan) [winner is assured a medal] Satish Kumar, possibly battling a cut above the eye, is set to face the Uzbek world champion. The winner of this match enters the semifinal, and is assured a medal (In boxing, there is no bronze medal playoff)

5. 00 PM — BADMINTON [Medal event]

Women’s singles Bronze Medal match: — PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao (China)

Sindhu was eased out of her semifinal by a dominant performance from the world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying. She lost 18-21, 12-21. Meanwhile, He Bingjiao lost to younger compatriot Chen Yufei in a 79-minute epic, 21-16, 13-21, 21-12.

5.30 PM – HOCKEY

Men’s Quarterfinal: 5.30 PM — India vs Great Britain India recovered from a 7-1 loss to Australia to win three games on the trot to seal their place in the quarterfinals. Their last match was an end-to-end entertainer, which they won 5-3 against Japan. Great Britain, meanwhile, recovered from a hammering of their own (5-1 vs Germany), to draw Netherlands (2-2) and Belgium (also 2-2) to make it through to the quarters from a tough group. Here’s the match preview.

Big ticket international events

Swimming — Five finals starting at 7 AM. It kicks off with Caeleb Dressel and the men’s 50m freestyle final followed in quick succession by the women’s 50 free final, men’s 1500m free final, women’s 4x100m medley final, and men’s 4x100m medley final

Athletics – Men’s 100m final at 6.30PM



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