Tokyo Olympics 2020 India Summer Olympic Games Highlights: While it was Super Sunday for India with the men’s hockey team making to the top 4 after 41 years, PV Sindhu became the most successful women Olympian for India. On the track, Post-bolt era saw a surprise winner of 100m in Marcell Jacobs of Italy. On Badminton court, Reigning Olympic champion Chen Yufei claimed women’s singles gold.
Indian men’s hockey team reached the Olympic semi-final after 41 years as they beat Great Britain 3-1. PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian women to win two individual medals at the Olympics. Sindhu beat China’s He Bingjiao 21-13. 21-15 to win the bronze medal. The reigning world champion Sindhu is now only the fourth women shuttler to medal in back-to-back Olympics.
Boxer Satish Kumar put up a valiant effort against against Uzebkistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov, who is the reigning world and Asian champion but fell short as he lost the 0-5. This was the 32-year=old boxer’s first Olympic outing and he was also India’s first ever entrant in the men’s super heavy category. Earlier, USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that the six-time Olympic medalist has opted not to compete on floor, where she won gold in Rio de Janeiro and placed second in qualifying last week. Jennifer Gadirova of Britain will replace Biles in the finals, which are scheduled for Monday. Meanwhile, Caeleb Dressel won the men’s 50m freestyle with an Olympic Record time of 21.07 and claimed his 4th gold at Tokyo Games. Over at the golf course final round has commenced and India’s Anirban Lahiri and Udyan Mane are nowhere in the top 10. In Equestrian, Fouaad Mirza has slipped to 22nd. Later in the day, PV Sindu has a chance to add another Olympic medal to go with her Rio silver medal when she takes on China’s He Bingjiao in the bronze medal match. India’s men’s hockey team will also take on Great Britain in the quarterfinals.
And with that, an eventful day comes to end from an Indian perspective. India gets its second medal and with that the Rio tally has been surpassed. PV Sindhu was the star of the day and the Hockey team won many hearts with a superb performance that saw them reach the Top 4 for the first time in 41 years.Up next for them is Belgium, while Sindhu will return home as India's most successful women Olympian. And in all this Satish Kumar in the super heavyweight category put up a brave fight against the World No.1 in the boxing ring, All in all, a good day! See you tomorrow
Tokyo Olympics Record Alert: Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela set a world record with her final attempt Sunday to win the women’s triple jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Rojas already had the gold medal assured when she took the last of her six attempts, finishing with a mark of 15.67 meters to break a record set in 1995. Inessa Kravets of Ukraine held the record at 15.50. Rojas broke the Olympic record of 15.39 with her first attempt in the final. The two-time world champion won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics Badminton: Chen Yu Fei of China won gold in women’s singles badminton. The top-seeded Chen beat Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan 21-18, 19-21, 21-18. Chen’s victory marks a return to form for Chinese women in badminton. They had won four straight golds in singles until Carolina Marin of Spain won at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Marin did not defend her title at the Tokyo Games because of a knee injury. P.V. Sindhu of India won bronze by beating He Bing Jiao of China.
PV Sindhu made history as she became the first Indian woman and only the second India to win two individual medals at the Olympic Games on Sunday and the shuttler had a lot of emotions running through her as she bagged the bronze medal. She beat China’s He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 to bag her second Olympic medal. She said she was not sure if she should be happy about the bronze or be sad about the missed opportunity of another final but in the end, she felt she did really well.
PV Sindhu after her bronze medal win: "It makes me feel really happy because I've worked hard for so many years. I had a lot of emotions going through me - should I be happy that I won bronze or sad that I lost the opportunity to play in the final? But overall, I had to close off my emotions for this one match and give it my best, my all and think about the emotions. I'm really happy and I think I've done really well. It's a proud moment getting a medal for my country."
Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first post-Bolt Olympic 100m gold. Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed Olympic gold in the men's 100m on Sunday, breaking retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt's 13-year hold on the blue riband event. Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the most understated major 100m races in recent times. Canada's Andre de Grasse, a bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, repeated the feat in 9.89.
PV Sindhu Beats He Bingjiao to Win Bronze
PV Sindhu becomes only the second Indian and first Indian woman to win two individual medals at the Olympic Games. She is also only the fourth woman in the history to win consecutive medals at the Olympics. She beat China's He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 in 53 minutes to bag the bronze.
𝘼𝙉𝙊𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙍 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝘼𝙇 𝙁𝙊𝙍 𝙄𝙉𝘿𝙄𝘼! 🇮🇳🥉— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 1, 2021
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on winning the bronze medal in the #Badminton women's singles event at #Tokyo2020 👏 #IND #Cheer4India #Olympics #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/5clD2530Cj
PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton
Fantastic play from both players but Bingjiao stretches Sindhu towards her backhand and then sends the shuttle the other way to take the point. You can almost sense a momentum shift here as Sindhu gifts the next point to Bingjiao.
Sindhu leads 21-13, 8-7*
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 1: (All timings are in IST)
Men’s Super-Heavyweight Quarterfinals: Satish Kumar vs Bakhodir Jalolov, starts at 09:36 AM
Individual Eventing – Cross Country: Fouaad Mirza, starts at 04:15 AM
Men’s Individual – Round 4: Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane, scheduled at 04:00 AM
Men’s Quarterfinals: India vs Great Britain, starts at 5:30 PM
Women’s Singles Bronze Medal Match: PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao starts at 5:00 PM.