Women's hockey team lose 4-1 to Great Britain
PV Sindhu defeats Hong Kong's Yi Ngan Cheung 21-9, 21-16, advances to knockout stage
Archer Tarundeep Rai crashes out after losing to Israel's Itay Shanny 6-5
Archer Pravin Jadhav Enters Round of 16
Archer Deepika Kumari will face Karma of Bhutan in her individual 1/32 elimination match at 2.14 pm IST
Archery: A 8 for Jadhav in his first shot of Set 3. Ellison scores a 9. Another 8 for Jadhav, followed by another 9 for Ellison. Jadhav scores a low 7 in his third shot. Ellison manages a 9. And with that, Ellison gets another 2 points and wins the match 6-0. Easy win for the American. Jadhav is eliminated.
Archery: Jadhav fires a 10 in his shot of Set 2. An 8 for Ellison. Jadhav follows it up with 9. Ellison manages a 10. A low 7 for Jadhav in his 3rd shot. Ellison manages a 9. Jadhav-Ellison: 26-27. 2 points for Ellison. Is 4-0 up.
Archery: Ellison, 32, fires a 9 in his first shot. The 25-year-old Jadhav also scores a 9. A 10 for Ellison in his 2nd shot. Jadhav only manages an 8. A 9 for Ellison in his 3rd shot. Jdhav too manages a 9. Jadhav-Ellison: 27-28. Ellison is 2-0.
Archery: Pravin Jadhav's match against USA's Brady Ellison in their Men's Individual 1/16 Eliminations round begins.
Archery: Pravin Jadhav will face USA's Brady Ellison, current world no.1 in the recurve men category, in his Round of 16 eliminations match at 1:22 pm IST.
Archery: Pravin Jadhav wins 6-0 (29-27, 28-27, 28-24) and goes through to the Round of 16 match, which will be held later in the day.
Archery: Galsan starts with an 8. Pravin fires a 9. Galsan manages a 7 in his 2nd shot. Another 9 for Pravin. Galsan manages a 9 in his 3rd shot. But Pravin does one better by firing a 10. Finishes 28-24. JADHAV WINS 6-0.
Archery: Galsan fires a 10 in his shot. A 9 for Pravin in his 1st. Another 10 for Galsan. And yet another 9 for Pravin. A 7 for Galsan in his third shot. Pravin follows it up with a 10. 28-27. Pravin leading 4-0.
Archery: Pravin starts well with a 10. Galsan fires a 9. A 9 for Pravin in his 2nd shot. A 9 for Galsan as well. A 10 for Pravin in his 3rd shot. Galsan manages a 9. Set 1 goes to Jadhav 29-27. 2 set points as well.
UP NEXT - Archery: Pravin Jadhav's will take on ROCs Galsan Bazarzhapov in their Men's Individual 1/32 Eliminations round at 12.30 pm IST. Jadhav had finished 31st in men's rankings rounds.
Simone Biles Withdraws From All-Around Competition
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday's women's all-around final in order to focus on her mental health, USA Gymnastics announced.
"Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many," the governing body said.
“Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals,” USAG said in a statement.
Never Said This is Going to Be My Last Olympics: Sharath Kamal
Achanta Sharath Kamal, who lost to China's former world No. 1 and three-time world champion Ma Long in the third round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday, says he has no plans to retire anytime soon.
"I never said this is going to be my last Olympics, it's mainly the media that has been saying that. I don't think I have to retire just because I am 38 years of age. This is the most physically fit I have been and it has undoubtedly been my best Olympics. When I look back, there nothing I could have done more or done differently. I have no regrets," he was quoted as saying by olympics.com.
"As far as this Olympics go, there are a lot of positives for me," he added.
(With IANS inputs)
Sailing: Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar finished 19th in Race 4 of the Men's Skiff 49-er. They are also placed 18th in the overall rankings. Race 5 and 6 will be held tomorrow morning.
We're human, too: Simone Biles
Gynast Simone Biles, who withdrew from out of her first Tokyo Olympic medal event due to mental health concerns, on Tuesday acknowledged that there had been tremendous pressure on her, carrying the expectations of the US gymnastics team and that of the whole country.
"We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day we're human, too," Biles was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. "We have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do," added Biles, who was the 'head star of the Olympics'.
"Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment. Coming here to the Olympics and being the head star of the Olympics isn't an easy feat. So we're just trying to take it one day at a time, and we'll see," she told the NBC's Today show after she withdrew.
Sailing: Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar finished 17th in Race 3 of the Men's Skiff 49-er. They are also placed 18th in the overall rankings. Race 4 is currently going on.
Phelps Crushed to Learn About Simone Biles Struggles with Mental Health
Olympic legend Michael Phelps on Tuesday said Simone Biles decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics women's gymnastics team final after one event citing meantal health concerns broke his heart.
"The Olympics are overwhelming," Phelps told the NBC. "There's a lot of emotions that go into it ... The easiest way for me to say it is, I think athletes, in general ... we need someone who we can trust. Somebody that can let us be ourselves and listen. Allow us to become vulnerable. Somebody who's not going to try to fix us."
"We carry a lot of things, a lot of weight on our shoulders. And it's challenging, especially when we have the lights on us and all these expectations that are being thrown on top of us," he added.
Sailing: Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar have finished 18th in Race 2 of the Men's Skiff 49-er. They are also placed 18th in the overall rankings.
Sixth Olympic Gold for Katie Ledecky: Swimming legend Katie Ledecky bagged the gold medal in the inaugural 1500m freestyle final. She had earlier suffered a shock defeat to Australian Ariarne Titmus in the 200m freestyle final.
Sailing: India's Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar are currently in action in the Men's Skiff 49-er Race 2.
Archery: Shootoff - Rai manages a 9. Shanny hits a 10 and wins it. Wins 6-5. Tarundeep Rai is knocked out. It was a close fought battle.
Archery: Shanny starts with a 10-8, while Rai manages a 9-9. Shanny needs a 10 and scores it. Rai scores a 9. It's a shootoff!
Archery: Shanny posts a 9-10-8 in Set 4, while Tarundeep manages a 9-10-9. 5-3 on set points. He is looking good here. On to Set 5 now.
Archery: Rai starts Set 3 with a 10 but follows it up with 8-9. Shanny manages 9-9-9. It's 27-27, meaning a tied set.
Archery: After a poor start to Set 1 and eventually losing, Tarundeep starts Set 2 with a 10. Posts 10-8-9 and wins it as Shanny can only manage a 8-9-9.
Badminton: Sindhu in the lead. 16-14. Multiple match points. 20-14. Wins Game 2, 21-16, and the match 2-0 (21-9, 21-16). Cheung started off strong in Game 2 but Sindhu fought back. She is through to the knockouts.
Rowing - Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Semifinal A/B 2: Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finish sixth, which takes them into Final B. They will now compete for a position from 7th and 12th.
Badminton: Yi Ngan Cheung fighting back. It's 10-10 in Game 2. Sindhu was initally leading 6-2. Cheung takes the lead 11-10.
Hockey: It's all over, folks! Another loss for Team India. Lose 4-1 to GBR. Third loss overall and on the trot. The Indian women had many chances, especially PCs, but failed to convert them.
Badminton: Sindhu wins the first game 21-9 and goes 1-0 up.
Hockey: PC for GBR. Hits Lalremsiami hard on ther hand. She is on the ground. Another PC for GBR. Saved. But the ball hits the back of the Indian defender. Meaning it's a penalty stoke. Grace Balsdon scores. GBR go 4-1 up. Just 4 mins left in Q4. Seems like it's all over.
Archery: Tarundeep Rai's wins his men's individual 1/32 elimination round match against Ukraine's Oleksii Hunbin 6-4. Will face Israel's Itay Shanny next at 8'10 IST. His scores in the five sets: 25, 27, 27, 26, 28.
Badminton: PV Sindhu's match against Hong Kong's Yi Ngan Cheung begins. Sindhu leading 6-3 in Game 1.
Hockey: India on the attack. Hit one towards GBR goal. Saved by the keeper with her right-foot.
Hockey: Start of Q4. Will take a special effort to go for a draw or a victory. A yellow card for India.
Hockey: PC for GBR. Giselle Ansley's shot is deflected by the Indian defenders. Another long-range shot by GBR but an easy save for Savita, who deflects it with her right-foot. Hooter. End of Q3.
Hockey: This match has been super-intense. Full of energy. No time to even breathe. A yellow card for Salima Tete. GBR on the attack. Save by Savita. The ball is deflected. Lily Owsley puts it in in India's net. Referral asked for. Referral lost. Goal has been given. GBR go 3-1 up.
Hockey: GBR No. 7 Hannah Martin collides with India's No.7 Sharmila Devi and is down. But she is back up again and the match continues. Green Card for Vandana. Down to 10-women. Over five minutes left in the quarter.
Hockey: A video referral. Seems to have hit GBR defender's toe. Another PC for India. GBR defenders save it.
Hockey: Savita saves India from being 3-1 down. That was a crucial save. Green card for India. Down to 10-women for five. And now a yellow for GBR.
Hockey: Another PC for India. Saved by the defenders. What an intense start!
Hockey: Start of Q3. A PC for India. Good opportunity to equalise. Grace Ekka with the drag flick. The ball goes out. Seems to have been deflected by a GBR defender. Came off her toe. India ask for a referral. Another PC for India. But it is saved.
Hockey: What a tense and exciting match! Can the Indian women equalise soon?
Hockey: GBR's Fiona Anne Crackles is down and now off the pitch. India shoots at the target but a good save by the opposition keeper. Few seconds left in Q2. Half-time. GBR leading 2-1. This has been India's quarter, having clawed back into the game.
Hockey: Foul given against Rani Rampal. PC for India. Does not come off perfectly. Counter-attack by GBR. Though nothing comes off it.
Hockey: GOALLLL! Gurjit with the drag flick. India open their account through Sharmila Devi to make it 2-1. She hits it low to the right of the keeper. Successful conversion of the PC. Energetic play. The Indian women now passing the ball with confidence.
Hockey: A green card for Sarah Robertson. India going for the attack from the flanks. Slowly creating chances. But the ball is saved by GBR defenders. PC for India.
Hockey: Start of Q2. GBR dominating again. Savita blocks the first shot with her pads. The ball goes straight to Hannah Martin again, who shoots towars goal. Savita tries to block it. But the ball goes in through her pads. GBR 2-0.
Hockey: PC for India. Gurjit hits a powerful drag flick. Saved. India get another PC. But that too is blocked.
End of Q1. A dominant start by GBR. The early goal seems to have spoiled India's gameplans.
Hockey: PC for GBR. An excellent save by Savita with her left foot. GBR are currently dominating, while the Indian women are still trying to settle into the game.
Hockey: Nightmare start for India. Great Britain open their account just 75 seconds into the game through Hannah Martin. The ball took a deflection from the defender to make its way inside the goal.
Women's Hockey Match Gets Underway
A very good morning to all and welcome to the live coverage of Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics. After a disappointing Tuesday, let's hope for an inspired show by the Indian contingent today.
We start the day's proceedings with the Indian women's hockey match against Great Britain.
Women's Hockey Team Searching for Their First Win
After losing their first two matches against Netherlands (5-1) and Germany (2-0), the Indian women's hockey team will be looking to open their account against defending champions Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
Placed at the bottom of the table in Group A, another loss for the Rani Rampal-led side would make their chances of making it to the quarterfinals a little difficult.
Despite the loss, the Indian team showed an improved performance against Germany, created many scoring opportunities, and managed to put pressure on them. However, it would require even better performance from the 11th ranked side in the world to go past Great Britain, who, to India's advantage, has not set the stage on fire, with one win and one loss. And if the Indian team plays to its potential, it can very well beat the world number five team.
Later in the day, Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu will face world No. 34 Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong in her 2nd Group J match. In the men's category, B Sai Praneeth will clash against Netherlands' Mark Caljouw.
Archer Tarundeep Rai will take on Oleksii Hunbin of Ukraine in the Men's Individual 1/32 Eliminations round, while Pravin Jadhav will face Galsan Bazarzhapov of ROC. However, all eyes will be on Deepika Kumari, who will begin her campaign in the Individual 1/32 Eliminations round against Karma of Bhutan.
Boxer Pooja Rani will be in action against Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in the Women's Middle (69-75kg) - Round of 16 clash later in the afternoon.
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