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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 12 Highlights: Ravi Dahiya to Fight for Gold, Deepak Punia, Anshu Malik in Chance for Bronze; Women's Hockey Team Lose Semis

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Day 12 Highlights: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) confirms at least a silver medal for India with a semi-final win over Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan. Deepak Punia was dominated by David Morris Taylor of USA in the Men's 86kg freestyle semi-final and lost 10-0 on technical inferiority. Anshu Malik is through to the repechage round after Iryna Kurachkina of Bulgaria, who she lost to in the first round, reached the final. Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the finals of the men's javelin throw. Lovlina Boroghain bagged bronze while Indian women's hockey team lost 2-1 to Argentina in the semi-finals and will not play for bronze medal.

News18.com | August 04, 2021, 18:41 IST

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Day 12 Highlights: Ravi Kumar Dahiya confirms another medal for India as he moves to the gold medal match in the Men’s 57kg freestyle category with a win by fall against Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan. Indian women’s hockey team lost 2-1 to Argentina in the semi-finals and will not play for bronze medal. Deepak Punia was dominated by David Morris Taylor of USA in the Men’s 86kg freestyle semi-final and lost 10-0 on technical superiority. He will have another bout for the bronze medal. Wrestler Anshu Malik is through to the repechage round after Iryna Kurachkina of Bulgaria, who she lost to in the first round, reached the final. Anshu is now two wins away from the bronze medal.

Lovlina Borgohain settled for a bronze medal as she lost to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the women’s welterweight semi-final. Neeraj Chopra handed India a good start to Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics as he booked his spot in the men’s javelin throw final without any fuss, his first attempt throw of 86.65m was enough for him to qualify. Top 12 athletes or whoever breaches the 83.50m mark qualify for the final. Meanwhile, Shivpal Singh, India’s second javelin thrower failed to qualify for the finals. 74.81m was his best attempt. Golfers Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar have also started their Tokyo Olympics journey.

India’s day 12 comes to an end with the blockbuster clash between the women’s hockey team and Argentina in the semifinals. Day 11 at the Tokyo Olympics brought only negative news for the Indian contingent. In the women’s Javelin throw event, India’s Annu Rani finished 14th out of 15 in the Group A qualifying stage. Wrestler Sonam Malik also crashed out of the race to podium finished after suffering a defeat in the bout against Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the round of 16 of the women’s 62kg freestyle category.

Aug 04, 2021 18:41 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Andre de Grasse Wins 200m Gold

Canada's Andre de Grasse wins Men's 200m final for country's first gold in the event in 93 years. He won the race after running his personal best and set a national record of 19.62 seconds. The silver, bronze and fourth place, all went to USA. Kenneth Bednarek won silver with a personal best time of 19.68 seconds. Noah Lyles won bronze with a season best timing of 19.74.

17-year-old Erriyon Knighton, who was the youngest-ever Olympic finalist in the event, finished fourth with a time of 19.93.

Aug 04, 2021 17:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics

Uganda's Peruth Chemutai outstripped the field to win the women's Olympic 3000m steeplechase gold on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Ugandan timed 9min 01.45sec at the Olympic Stadium, outsprinting American Courtney Frerichs with 250 metres to go to win comfortably. Frerichs claimed silver in 9:04.79 with Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng taking bronze (9:05.39).

Aug 04, 2021 17:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Cycling

Italy broke their own world record to win Olympic gold in the men's team pursuit on Wednesday, beating world champions Denmark in a thrilling final at the Izu Velodrome. The Italians shaded a neck-and-neck battle on the track, their blistering time of 3min 42.032sec just enough to hold off Denmark, who crossed the line in 3:42.198. Led by the 25-year-old Filippo Ganna, Italy's quartet roared with delight after powering to victory, circling around the arena in front of an enthralled crowd of around 1,000 fans in Shizuoka.

Aug 04, 2021 17:49 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Weightlifting


Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze has set a new world record in the snatch lift with 223 kilograms. Talakhadze set the new record in the super-heavyweight, over-109-kilogram category with apparent ease even though he had to lift three times in a row because his entry weight was higher than anything attempted by his rivals. Talakhadze has a commanding lead of 23 kilograms at the halfway point of the competition with Ali Davoudi of Iran in second before the clean and jerk.

Aug 04, 2021 17:20 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics: India Women's Hockey Team Loses to Argentina 1-2 in Semi-final; To Face Great Britain in Bronze Medal Match

India's hopes of entering a first ever Tokyo Olympics final ended with a 1-2 defeat to Argentina on Wednesday. Also check who India will face in the bronze medal match.

Aug 04, 2021 16:46 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Deepak Punia Loses Semi-final, to Fight for Bronze

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia will fight for bronze medal after he was outclassed by formidable American David Morris Taylor in the 86kg semifinals of the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.

Aug 04, 2021 16:32 (IST)
Tokyo 2020: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Enters Men's 57 Kg Freestyle Final, Assures India's Fourth Medal

Ravi Kumar Dahiya launched a memorable comeback to defeat his opponent in the men's 57 kg freestyle semifinal on Wednesday. Also see how Ravi defeated Nurislam Sanayev.

Aug 04, 2021 16:25 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Hockey

Argentina equalised early in the second quarter and have put India under pressure with the scoreline reading 1-1.


Aug 04, 2021 16:14 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Wrestling

Watch how Ravi Kumar Dahiya pulled off a sensational comeback to make the gold medal match in Men's 57kg freestyle event.

Aug 04, 2021 16:06 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Wrestling

Anshu Malik is through to the repechage round after Iryna Kurachkina of Bulgaria, who she lost to in the first round, reached the final. Anshu is now two wins away from the bronze medal.

Aug 04, 2021 15:55 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live - Hockey

The first quarter is done and India still have the lead, courtesy the Gurjit Kaur goal.


Aug 04, 2021 15:42 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Hockey

Meanwhile please follow the Indian women's hockey team's semi-final against Argentina here. India lead 1-0.

Aug 04, 2021 15:29 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Wrestling

Deepak Punia had no chance whatsoever against Taylor as he was completely dominated by the American. Deepak loses the semi-final bout 10-0 on technical superiority and will wrestle again for bronze.

Aug 04, 2021 15:25 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live: Wrestling

Deepak gives away once inactivity point and then Taylor grabs hold of him and turns him around to shoot up to a 7-0 lead. Deepak is attacked once more and he gets one more point.

Aug 04, 2021 15:24 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Wrestling

Taylor goes straight into the offensive but Deepak is holding him off at the moment. The referee asks Deepak to be more active. Now, Deepak gets the inactivity clock.

Aug 04, 2021 15:21 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live: Wrestling

India's Deepak Punia faces David Morris Taylor III of USA in the 86kg Men's Freestyle semi-finals.

Aug 04, 2021 15:17 (IST)

Two from Sushil Kumar in 2008 Beijing Games and 2012 London Olympics, then a bronze from Sakshi Malik in Rio 2016 and now, Ravi Kumar Dahiya confirms another wrestling medal for India at Tokyo 2020. This is India's fourth consecutive wrestling medal at the Olympics.

Aug 04, 2021 15:01 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live - Wrestling

Ravi turns around Sanayev and pins him down to take the win by fall! That's it! Ravi has moved to the gold medal match in the Men's 57kg freestyle. India will have at least a silver medal - a fourth medal confirmed!

Aug 04, 2021 14:54 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Wrestling

Ravi takes down Sanayev to win three points but the Kazakhstan wrestler is struggling a bit with injury and is being treated.

Aug 04, 2021 14:52 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live - Wrestling

Sanayev grabs hold of Ravi's ankle and has turned him around four time to take a massive 9-2 lead. Ravi is under the pump now.

Aug 04, 2021 14:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Wrestling

Excellent defence from Ravi to get out of the hold from Sanayev. But Ravi had an inactivity clock against him and ended up giving away a point. However, soon after that, he executed a great change of direction and took down Sanayev to go 2-1 up.

Aug 04, 2021 14:47 (IST)

Tokyo 2020: Wrestling

India's Ravi Dahiya takes on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan, a two-time world medallist in 57kg Men's Freestyle Semi-finals!

Aug 04, 2021 14:35 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Cash Prize for Arjun Lal

Rower Arjun Lal Jat gets presented a cheque of Rs 4.55 Lakh!

Aug 04, 2021 14:28 (IST)

After her semi-final, Lovlina Borgohain told News18.com in an exclusive chat that even she is happy about winning a bronze medal for India, she is bid disheartened about losing.

“I am happy that I won a medal but could not do as much as I had hoped. A bit sad too about that. Hope I can do better next time and make India proud with a medal," Lovlina said.


Aug 04, 2021 13:47 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Sprint Queen Elaine Thompson-Herah Says Was Blocked on Instagram Over TV Rights

Not even the fastest woman in the world can outrun Tokyo 2020 Olympics broadcast rights holders, with gold medallist sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah saying she had been blocked on Instagram for posting videos of her victorious 100 and 200 metres races.


Aug 04, 2021 13:35 (IST)

Covid-19 at Tokyo Olympics!

A Russian athlete competing in karate has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Russian Karate Federation says on Instagram that Anna Chernysheva will not be able to compete and that her positive test was confirmed by a second test.

The 19-year-old was the Russian Olympic Committee team’s only karate athlete at the Olympics. She was due to compete Thursday in the women’s 55-kilogram kumite event on the first ever day of Olympic karate competition. It’s a new sport on the program in Tokyo.

Olympic organizers also say Algerian weightlifter Walid Bidani has withdrawn from the men’s over-109-kilogram event Wednesday “due to health situation which requires him to undergo quarantine.” The statement doesn’t mention the cause. Bidani won gold at the African championships in May.

Aug 04, 2021 13:18 (IST)

Could Have Done Better: Lovlina

“I don’t know what to say. I could not execute what I had planned. I could have done better," Lovlina Borgohain told PTI after her loss.


Aug 04, 2021 12:41 (IST)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Lovlina Borgohain and congratulated her on winning a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020.

PM told her that her win is a testimony to the talent and tenacity of our Nari Shakti. He also said that her success is a matter of immense pride for every Indian, and especially for Assam and the Northeast.

Aug 04, 2021 12:39 (IST)
Everyone Laughed at Belgian Athlete Falling Face-first During Long Jump, But the Truth Horrified Them!

Thomas Van der Plaetsen fell face-first on the sandpit during a long jump try as he had suffered a horrific fracture on his leg as he was about to take off.

Aug 04, 2021 12:02 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Athletics

Raven Saunders Mourns Mother's Death

American silver medalist Raven Saunders says her mother has died.

The shot putter wrote on her Twitter account early Wednesday that “my mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. My number one guardian angel.”

Media reports say that Clarissa Saunders died in Orlando, Florida, where she had been attending Olympic watch parties. Raven Saunders won silver Sunday.

At the medal ceremony, she stepped off the podium, lifted her arms above her head and formed an X with her wrists. Asked what that meant, she explained: ”It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.”

The International Olympic committee was investigating whether the gesture violated a prohibition on political statements at medal ceremonies, but suspended the investigation after Saunders' mother’s death.

Spokesman Mark Adams says the IOC “extends its condolences to Raven and her family.”

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 12 Highlights: Ravi Dahiya to Fight for Gold, Deepak Punia, Anshu Malik in Chance for Bronze; Women's Hockey Team Lose Semis
Ravi Dahiya has booked his spot in the quarterfinals of the men's 57kg wrestling


However, the Indian fans will be hoping for a turnaround on Day 12, August 4. The day will begin with a high stake semifinal game against the mighty Argentina. While the task appears to be tough, the team will be hoping to repeat their charismatic quarter-final performance against Australia.

Here are the events of Day 12 (August 4) of Tokyo Olympics 2020 where Indian athletes will be participating.


Women’s Individual Event – Round 1- Aditi Ashok, starts at 5:55 AM (IST)


Men’s Javelin throw- Group A qualifying round- Neeraj Chopra, event starts at 5:35 AM (IST)

Men’s Javelin throw- Group B qualifying round- Shivpal Singh, event starts at 07: 05 AM (IST)


Men’s freestyle 57 kg- 1/8 Finals- Ravi Kumar Dahiya event starts at 02:45 PM (IST)

Women’s freestyle 57kg- 1/8 Finals- Anshu Malik, event starts at 02:45 PM (IST)

Men’s freestyle 86kg- 1/8 finals- Deepak Punia, event starts at 02:45 PM (IST)


Women’s 69kg semifinal- Lovlina Borgohain vs Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey), event begins at 11:00 AM


Women’s tournament semifinal- India Vs Argentina, Match begins at 3:30 PM (IST)

Where to watch?

Fans can catch the live action on TV on the Sony Sports Network and India events also on the Door Darshan network. The Olympics evens are also available for online streaming on the SonyLiv app.

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