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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 9 Highlights: Indian Men's Hockey Team Make Historic Semis After Sindhu's Bronze

Tokyo Olympics 2020 India Summer Olympic Games Highlights: 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.

News18.com | August 01, 2021, 20:53 IST

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.

Aug 01, 2021 20:53 (IST)

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   

Aug 01, 2021 20:24 (IST)

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.

Aug 01, 2021 19:40 (IST)

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.

Aug 01, 2021 19:26 (IST)

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.

READ WHAT SINDHU HAS TO SAY AFTER WINNING BRONZE

Aug 01, 2021 19:02 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: India have won the hard-earned quarters match against Great Britain 3-1. India move into the semis after a long gap of 41 years. 

Aug 01, 2021 18:54 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: Hardik Singh has produced a beauty of a goal out of nowhere. India get an opportunity to counter-attack, and they do. Hardik runs alone and scores a stunner. India lead 3-1. 

Aug 01, 2021 18:50 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: India has been poor in the second half and Great Britain is just not allowing them into their circle. It is 2-1 for India. 

Aug 01, 2021 18:43 (IST)

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."

Aug 01, 2021 18:43 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: Even though India is in lead, but Great Britain are maintaining a great possession. India need to do a lot better here. It is 2-1 for India. 

Aug 01, 2021 18:37 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: Great Britain at the end of the third quarter scores in a penalty corner. India should be wary of the opponents' attack. On the other hand, they haven't been getting the PCs.

Aug 01, 2021 18:36 (IST)

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.


 

Aug 01, 2021 18:25 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: The match has slowed down a bit as both teams do not wish to concede goals. Possession of the ball is almost equal for both teams. It is still 2-0 for India. 

Aug 01, 2021 18:21 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: Third quarter starts and India need to work on their defence. They still hold vital lead of 2-0.

Aug 01, 2021 18:09 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: So at half-time India lead 2-0 but need to be wary of the Great Britain attackers. They did create some openings, but could not convert them into a goal. 

Aug 01, 2021 18:04 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: India is still searching for another goal here. They would want to get a penalty corner here but England have been very neat till now. The score is still 2-0.

Aug 01, 2021 17:59 (IST)

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.

Aug 01, 2021 17:59 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: India have upped the attacks in the second quarter. This is the way they should play entire match, while Great Britain have been defending well too. It is 2-0. 

Aug 01, 2021 17:55 (IST)

India vs Great Britain Hockey Live Updates: Second-quarter gets underway and India scores an early goal here. Gurjant Singh comes up with the goods. Awesome hockey at the moment for India. 

Aug 01, 2021 17:52 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Fantastic work from Sindhu! Excellent pick from Bingjiao at one point and then a brilliant pick from Sindhu. The Indian then makes a beautiful spinning net shot that wins her the point.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 18-14*

Aug 01, 2021 17:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Hockey

At the end of the first quarter India are 1-0. They need to be a lot more clinical in the defence. 

Aug 01, 2021 17:50 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Two fantastic disguised shots from Bingjiao to reduce the gap to 15-13 but Sindhu then makes it 16-13 by injecting pace into the rally towards the end and goes for a cross court shot to stretch Bingjiao on her backhand.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 16-13*

Aug 01, 2021 17:47 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Sindhu has restored her advantage against the Chinese. She has done well to stretch Bingjiao against to get back a four-point advantage.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 15-11*

Aug 01, 2021 17:45 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

A beautiful smash from Sindhu and she gets a slender 12-11 lead again.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 12-11

Aug 01, 2021 17:44 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Fantastic rally between the two and Bingjiao wins the point with a fantastic net shot. Next point, Sindhu sends the shuttle long and wastes a challenge as the shuttle was far off the line.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 11-11*

Aug 01, 2021 17:42 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Sindhu comes up with a brilliant cross court smash to go into the break with an 11-8 lead.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 11-8

Aug 01, 2021 17:40 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Sindhu does well to stop the momentum for Bingjiao and gain the control back for herself. However, Bingjiao is not bowing down, another scintillating drop shot from the Chinese and the score is tight.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 10-8*

Aug 01, 2021 17:39 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Hockey

Most of the action has taken place in India's half till now and England has won a penalty corner too. India save. They need much better defence today. But wait, India has scored here. Dilpreet gets a pass inside the box and scores, it is 1-0. 

Aug 01, 2021 17:38 (IST)

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*

Aug 01, 2021 17:34 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - Tokyo Olympics, Badminton

Bingjiao fought hard to reduce the deficit to just 5-4 but then Sindhu came up with a brilliant body smash to make it 6-4 in the second game.

Sindhu leads 21-13, 6-4*

Aug 01, 2021 17:32 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Hockey

So the hockey match gets underway here. India need to keep pressure on the Great Britain side. It is 0-0 at the moment in the first quarter.

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 9 Highlights: Indian Men's Hockey Team Make Historic Semis After Sindhu's Bronze
PV Sindhu won her second Olympic medal. (AP Photo)

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Here’s a look at the Indian contingent’s schedule for August 1: (All timings are in IST)

Boxing

Men’s Super-Heavyweight Quarterfinals: Satish Kumar vs Bakhodir Jalolov, starts at 09:36 AM

Equestrian

Individual Eventing – Cross Country: Fouaad Mirza, starts at 04:15 AM

Golf

Men’s Individual – Round 4: Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane, scheduled at 04:00 AM

Hockey

Men’s Quarterfinals: India vs Great Britain, starts at 5:30 PM

Badminton

Women’s Singles Bronze Medal Match: PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao starts at 5:00 PM.

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