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Tokyo Olympics, Day 15 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold, Bajrang Punia Bags Bronze, Aditi Ashok Finishes 4th

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Highlights, Day 15: Javling Thrower Neeraj Chopra won India's first gold meal in Athletics and second individual overall as wrestler Bajrang Punia bagged bronze. Aditi Ashok came agonisingly close to a historic Olympic medal in Golf finishing fourth. as

News18.com | August 07, 2021, 16:31 IST
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights, Day 15: India produced their best-ever medal haul as Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics at the Olympic Games when he clinched the first position at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres in the javelin competition. Bajrang Punia on Saturday added another chapter to India’s glorious history in wrestling history by winning the bronze medal in men’s freestyle 65kg, beating Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 on points for his first medal at the Olympics. Aditi Ashok came agonisingly close to a historic Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 in women’s individual strokeplay (golf), finishing fourth. Aditi finished 15 under and needed a birdie in the 72nd hole to force bronze medal playoff with Lydia Ko, but that was not to be as, Ko got a par score on the 18th, forcing a silver medal playoff herself with Japan’s Inami Mone.

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Hello and welcome to Day 15 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic game and this will the last of Indian action and what a line-up we have. August 7, 2021 could very well be a red-letter day for India Olympics with three model prospects in the fray — solid ones at that too. The sensational Aditi Ashok, ranked 200th in women’s golf, is in silver medal contention heading into the final round off women’s individual strokeplay.  Then we have Bajrang Punia waiting for the winner of repachage round in the men’s 65kg in the bronze medal match.

Aug 07, 2021 16:31 (IST)
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Neeraj Chopra Live Score Today, Men's Javelin Throw Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj qualified for the final of the event in his first attempt and will hope to create history on Saturday. Also check Neeraj…

Aug 07, 2021 15:40 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: Wrestling

So, Bajrang Punia will be up against Daulet Niyazbekov in the bronze medal match after the latter beat Senegal's Adama Diatta 10-0

Aug 07, 2021 15:25 (IST)

Bronze medalist India's Lovlina Borgohain holds her medal after the ceremony for their women's welter weight 64-69kg competition

Aug 07, 2021 15:25 (IST)
Bajrang Punia Bronze Medal Match, Men's 65kg Wrestling, Tokyo Olympics: Preview, Possible Opponent, Head-to-head Record And Live Streaming Details

India's Bajrang Punia will be taking to the mat for one last time in Tokyo today and will be hoping to finish the bout as the Olympic bronze medallist of men's freestyle 65kg event. Also check who…

Aug 07, 2021 15:06 (IST)

Tokyo 2020 Live: Water Polo

The U.S. has won its third consecutive gold medal in women’s water polo, pounding Spain 14-5 in the final at the Tokyo Olympics.

Maddie Musselman scored three times and Ashleigh Johnson made 11 saves as the U.S. improved to 134-4 since it won gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. After falling 10-9 to Hungary in group play in its first loss at the Olympics since the 2008 final, the U.S. ripped off four straight wins by a combined score of 63-26.

The U.S. joins the men’s teams from Britain (1908-1920) and Hungary (2000-2008) as the only countries to win at least three straight water polo titles at the Olympics. The U.S. is the only team to medal in each of the six editions of the women’s tournament at the Games.

Maica Garcia had two goals for Spain, which also lost to the U.S. in the 2012 final. The silver medal matches the country’s best finish in the women’s competition.

Aug 07, 2021 14:52 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live: Wrestling

So, the repechage match to determine Bajrang Punia's opponent for the bronze medal match will begin at 3:22pm IST. Adama Siatta of Senegal and Daulet Niyazbekov will fight it out to qualify for the bronze emdal match

Aug 07, 2021 14:44 (IST)

Ravi Dahiya Thanks Haryana CM for Announcing Indoor Wrestling Stadium in Nahri

Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Ravi Dahiya has thanked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for announcing the construction of an indoor wrestling stadium at his native village Nahri in Sonepat. “I thank the chief minister for announcing construction of a wrestling indoor stadium in our village," Dahiya said in a video message, which Khattar posted on his twitter handle.

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Aug 07, 2021 14:29 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics LIVE - 

Golfer Aditi Ashok speaks exclusively to CNN News18.

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Aug 07, 2021 14:27 (IST)
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Aug 07, 2021 14:09 (IST)

Thomas Daley of Great Britain poses for a photo after winning bronze medal in men's diving 10m platform final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre

Aug 07, 2021 13:43 (IST)
Bajrang Punia Bronze Medal Match, Men's 65kg Wrestling, Tokyo Olympics: Preview, Possible Opponent, Head-to-head Record And Live Streaming Details

India's Bajrang Punia will be taking to the mat for one last time in Tokyo today and will be hoping to finish the bout as the Olympic bronze medallist of men's freestyle 65kg event. Also check who…

Aug 07, 2021 13:41 (IST)

Next Indian who will be action is wrestler Bajrang Punia as he takes part in his Men's 65kg Wrestling bout fot the bronze medal.

Aug 07, 2021 13:33 (IST)

Tokyo Has Shown the Pandemic Can Be Beaten, Games Health Adviser Says

A leading Olympic Games health adviser said on Saturday that Tokyo 2020 had shown the COVID-19 pandemic could be beaten and would provide data to help countries around the world battle the coronavirus.

The Olympics in Tokyo had shown that measures such as social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitising along with testing and tracing worked when implemented as a package, Brian McCloskey, the chair of the Game’s Independent Expert Panel, said at a press briefing.

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Aug 07, 2021 13:13 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Equestrian

A German coach has been suspended after she was filmed hitting an uncooperative horse during the Olympic women’s modern pentathlon competition.

TV footage showed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to strike the horse Saint Boy, which refused to jump the fences in the showjumping round. That cost German athlete Annika Schleu a chance at winning the gold medal.

The International Modern Pentathlon Union says it reviewed footage showing Raisner “appearing to strike the horse ... with her fist” and that “her actions were deemed to be in violation of (the rules).”

Raisner’s suspension only applies for the rest of the Tokyo Olympics, which end Sunday. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had been supposed to have any role in Saturday’s men’s competition in modern pentathlon.

Aug 07, 2021 12:45 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics: Hard to Be Happy with 4th Place, Says History Maker Aditi Ashok

India’s Aditi Ashok came agonisingly close to a historic Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 in women’s individual strokeplay (golf), finishing fourth.

Aug 07, 2021 11:48 (IST)

USA's Nelly Korda Claims Gold Medal and Another Family Triumph

Nelly Korda won the gold medal at the Olympic women's golf on Saturday with a tense one-stroke victory to complete a United States sweep and secure another glittering prize for a royal family of sport.

New Zealander Lydia Ko and Japan's Mone Inami will have a playoff for the silver and bronze medals at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Aug 07, 2021 11:32 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises Aditi Ashok's historic perfromance

Aug 07, 2021 10:46 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf

So, Japan's Inami Mone wins the shoot-off which means the Japanese golfer will bag the silver medal in this closely contested event while New Zealand's Lydia Ko who won silver in Rio Olympics will win the bronze medal.

Aug 07, 2021 10:38 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Score: Golf

Meanwhile, New Zealand's Lydia Ko and Japan's Mone Inama are now playing a shoot-off for the silver and bronze medal. World number one Nelly Korda of the USA has bagged the gold medal.

Aug 07, 2021 10:34 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Score: Golf -- It's gold for Nelly Korda of the USA. The newly crowned World No.1 is an Olympic Champion. She held her nerve in her final shot with a par to finish with under-17. She carded 67,62,69,69 in the 4 rounds take home the top prize. 

Aug 07, 2021 10:24 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Score: Golf -- India’s Aditi Ashok came agonisingly close to a historic Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 in women’s individual strokeplay (golf), finishing fourth. Aditi finished 15 under and needed a birdie in the 72nd hole to force bronze medal playoff with Lydia Ko, but that was not to be as , Ko got a par score on the 18th, forcing a silver medal play off herself with Japan’s Inami Mone. 

Aug 07, 2021 10:18 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf -- Aditi Ashok needed a birdie, but it’s a par on the 72nd Hole. She will end with under-15. Sits in 4th. Lyda Ko up by one shot, and she gets a par, knocking out Aditi Ashok. Indian finishes 4th  

Aug 07, 2021 10:13 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf -- Aditi Ashok needs a birdie to stay in medal contention and she is on the green

Aug 07, 2021 10:11 (IST)

Inami Mone finishes with under-16 with a  bogey. certain of a medal. Nelly Korda in with a shot to seal gold; Over to Aditi Ashok and Lydia Ko in fray -- one will miss out on a podium finish 

Aug 07, 2021 10:00 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf -- Aditi Ashok needs to come up with a sensational play in the final hole - the 18th - for the bronze medal. 

Aug 07, 2021 09:54 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf -- Par score for Aditi Ashok on the 17th and she slips to 4th. What a close miss that. She remains under-15. Lydia Ko with a birdie moves to 3rd. 

Aug 07, 2021 09:51 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf -- Inami Mone with calm a birdie on the 17th goes in to the gold medal position with Nelly Korda. Aditi Ashok with a chance for a birdie putt

Aug 07, 2021 09:47 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf   - There’s the doubler hooter -- play underway at Kasumigaseki Country Club – all to play for now

Aug 07, 2021 09:36 (IST)

 Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf   -  Play will resume in 20 mins 

Aug 07, 2021 09:23 (IST)

 Tokyo Olympics Live Updates:  Golf   -  And if tomorrow also Round 4 is not completed (because the weather forecast is even worse than today) then based on Round 3 standing, Aditi Ashok will win the silver medal. Instead of 72 Holes, the event will be treated as a 54 Hole competition 

Tokyo Olympics, Day 15 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold, Bajrang Punia Bags Bronze, Aditi Ashok Finishes 4th
Neeraj Chopra (Reuters Photo)

And to top it off, India’s brightest medal prospect, Neeraj Chopra will be in action in the men’s javelin throw final. Only four throwers have a personal best more than that of Neeraj in the final and the Indian athlete topped the qualification raising hopes of an Indian medal – that could very well be a gold.

Here are the events of Tokyo Olympics’ Day 15 (August 7) where Indian athletes will be participating.

Golf

Women’s Individual Round 4 — Diksha Dagar, starts at 4:17 AM

Women’s Individual Round 4 — Aditi Ashok, starts at 4:48 AM

Wrestling

Men’s 65kg Freestyle Bronze Medal Match — Bajrang Punia, at 3:55 PM

Athletics

Men’s Javelin Throw final — Neeraj Chopra, starts at 04:30 PM

Where to watch?

Indian sports fans can catch all the live action of Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Sony Sports Networks. Further, events featuring Indian athletes will also be aired on the Doordarshan Network. Olympics 2020 events can also be live-streamed on the Sony Liv app.

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