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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 10 Highlights: Women's Hockey Team Scripts History, Kamalpreet Finishes Sixth; Shooters End Campaign

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Day 10 Highlights: Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women's discus throw final with the best throw of 63.70m. Fouaad Mirza qualified for the Equestrian-Jumping final after the Indian women's hockey team booked their spot in the Olympic semifinal for the very first time.

News18.com | August 02, 2021, 18:55 IST

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Day 10 Highlights: Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s discus throw final with the best throw of 63.70m. The women’s discus final had been delayed due to rain with Kamalpreet Kaur seventh on the board after two rounds. This is India’s  joint-best athletics result since Anju Bobby George finished fifth in long jump event at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In the 2012 London Olympics, Krishna Poonia also finished sixth in discus throw. Fouaad Mirza finished 23rd in the 25-man Equestrian Jumping final with a total of 59.60.

The Indian women’s hockey team have scripted history! They have booked their spot in the semifinals of the Olympics for the very first time after beating Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Rani Rampal and her team will face Argentina in the semis who beat Germany 3-0 in the previous quarterfinals match. Fouaad Mirza qualified for the Equestrian-Jumping Final event. Sprinter Dutee Chand failed to make it to the semifinals of the women’s 200m dash as she finished seventh in her heat and 38th overall out of 41 athletes. She clocked 23.85s which was her season’s best performance yet could not progress. Indian shooters Aishwary Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the finals of the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions finishing outside of top 20.

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Aug 02, 2021 18:55 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Football

Sweden made the final of women's football event with a 1-0 win over Australia. Fridolina Rolfo scored the only goal of the match. The final is going to be between Sweden and Canada, who earlier beat favourites USA 1-0.

Aug 02, 2021 18:53 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won the men's singles gold, bettering his bronze from the previous Olympics, by defeating the defending champion Chen Long of China 21-15, 21-12 in 51 minutes.

Aug 02, 2021 18:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Equestrian

Fouaad Mirza finished 23rd in the 25-man Equestrian Jumping final with a total of 59.60.

Aug 02, 2021 18:41 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Cuba's Yaime Perez bags the bronze medal in women's discus throw with a best throw of 65.72m.

Germany's Kristin Pudenz wins silver with a best personal best throw of 66.86m.

USA's Valarie Allman wins gold after her first attempt at 68.98m could not be matched by anyone.

Aug 02, 2021 18:37 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Portugal's Liliana makes a pass in the final attempt and finishes fifth.

Perkovic makes a throw of 63.25m in her last attempt and will finish fourth.

Aug 02, 2021 18:35 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Kamalpreet Kaur finishes sixth in the final after a faulty throw in her last attempt.

Aug 02, 2021 18:34 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Steinacker throws 60.32m in her last attempt and will finish eighth in the finals.

Jamaica's Lawrence makes a faulty throw in her last attempt to finish seventh.

Aug 02, 2021 18:32 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

German Pudenz goes up to the second spot after her personal best throw of 66.86m in her fifth attempt.

Cuba's Perez makes a faulty throw under pressure and is now on the third spot.

Leader Allman makes another great throw of 66.78m but first attempt of 68.98m still remains her and the final's best.

Aug 02, 2021 18:28 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Liliana's fifth attempt is a faulty one. She remains above Kamalpreet despite three consecutive faulty throws because of her best being 63.93m.

Perkovic makes a fault throw in her fifth attempt.

Aug 02, 2021 18:26 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Kamalpreet Kaur makes a throw of 61.37m in her fifth attempt. She remains on the sixth spot.

Aug 02, 2021 18:25 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Round 5 starts with German Steinacker and she makes a throw of 60.10.

Jamaica's Lawrence is up next and she throws a distance of 59.26m.

Aug 02, 2021 18:22 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Cuba's Perez makes a throw of 65.20 in her fourth attempt and remains second.

Leader Allman goes for the last throw of the round and makes a distance of 64.76m.

Aug 02, 2021 18:20 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Liliana makes a faulty throw in her fourth attempt.

Croatia's Perkovic then makes a faulty throw to remain fourth on the board.

German Pudenz is up next and she makes a faulty throw as well.

Aug 02, 2021 18:17 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Kamalpreet Kaur is up next and she makes a faulty throw in her fourth attempt. She remains on the sixth position.

Aug 02, 2021 18:15 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Round 4 begins with Steinacker taking the throw and she makes another faulty throw to remain last.

Jamaica's Lawrence makes 59.46m in her fourth attempt.

Aug 02, 2021 18:13 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Kamalpreet Kaur keeps herself in Top 8 and will continue in the women's discus final for the next three throws.

Ninth to 12th placed athletes are all out.

Aug 02, 2021 18:10 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

German Steinacker makes another faulty throw.

Aug 02, 2021 18:09 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Cuba's Perez throws 63.20m in her third attempt and remains in the second place.

Board leader Allman makes another faulty throw but remains on top with her first throw being 68.98m.

Aug 02, 2021 18:07 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Kamalpreet makes a throw of 63.70m in her third attempt and goes up to the sixth place.

Aug 02, 2021 18:06 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Brazilian da Silva makes a throw of 59.56m in her third attempt, remains 11th.

Third-placed German Pudenz throws 64.35m in her third attempt. Her second throw of 65.34m remains her best so far.

Aug 02, 2021 18:04 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Jamaica's Lawrence makes a throw of 58.98 in her third attempt.

German Vita throws a distance of 61.80m in her third attempt. She makes it better than Kamalpreet and goes to the eighth position. Kamalpreet is ninth now.

Aug 02, 2021 18:01 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Italian Osakue makes a faulty throw for the second straight time. She is last on the board now.

Croatia's Perkovic makes a distance of 65.01m in her third attempt and remains fourth.

Aug 02, 2021 18:00 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

The third round starts afresh with China's Chen Yang throwing a distance of 61.43, still less than her first attempt.

Portugal's Liliana makes a faulty throw and remains on the fourth spot.

Aug 02, 2021 17:58 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

German Steinacker throws 62.02 in her second attempt and goes on the sixth spot, a place above Kamalpreet!

That's the end of Round 2!

Aug 02, 2021 17:52 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

Danish Viktor Axelsen takes a 1-0 lead in the men's singles final against defending champion Chen Long of China. Axelsen took the first game 21-15 in 25 minutes.

Aug 02, 2021 17:46 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Equestrian

Fouaad Mirza is currently in the 12th position in the Jumping Final after a final jump of 12.40. He has a total of 59.60.

Aug 02, 2021 17:44 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

The athletes are back in the field for the women's discus throw final and the third around will begin afresh.

Aug 02, 2021 17:34 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Football

Australia and Sweden are in semi-final action with the scoreline at 0-0 and the first half going on.

Aug 02, 2021 17:31 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

The men's singles final between Denmark's Viktor Axelsen and China's Chen Long, who is the defending champion, is underway.

Aug 02, 2021 17:27 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Kamalpreet Kaur, along with other women's discus finalists, is leaving the field as there is heavy rain pouring down and the competition has been postponed.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 10 Highlights: Women's Hockey Team Scripts History, Kamalpreet Finishes Sixth; Shooters End Campaign
Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur in action at Tokyo 2020 (AP)

It was a monumental day for Indian hockey and badminton at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday and it could very well turn out to be another special day for India on Monday. While Manpreet Singh-led men’s hockey team sealed a top 4 finish after a gap of more than four decades, reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu won her second consecutive Olympics in the women’s singles bronze-medal match against World No.9, He Bingjiao of China.

Where to Watch?

Fans can catch the live action of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony TEN 1 HD/SD channels. National broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast Tokyo Olympics live on its network.

How can I live stream the Tokyo Olympics?

They can also live stream on SonyLIV app and website.

Here’s a look at the Indian contingent’s schedule for August 2: (Please note all timings are in IST)

Athletics

Women’s 200m – Round 1 Heat 4: Dutee Chand, starts at 07:24 AM

Women’s 200m – Semi-final 1: Dutee Chand (if she qualifies), starts at 3:55 PM

Women’s discus throw – Finals: Kamalpreet Kaur, starts at 04:30 PM

Equestrian

Eventing Individual Jumping – qualifier: Fouaad Mirza, starts at 1:30 PM

Eventing Individual Jumping – Final: Fouaad Mirza (if he qualifies), starts at 5:15 PM

Hockey

Women’s Quarterfinals: India vs Australia, starts at 8:30 AM

Shooting

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s – Qualification: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Sanjeev Rajput, starts at 8:00 AM

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s – Final: if they qualify, starts at 1:20 PM

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