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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 6 Highlights: Mary Kom Exits; Sindhu, Atanu and Bhaker Shine

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 6 Highlights: Mary Kom exited after a loss to her Colombian opponent in the pre-quarters. Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat are in contention for Women's 25m Air Pistol Finals. Atanu Das put up a brilliant performance to reach Round of 16 as he beat 2-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek. PV Sindhu booked her spot in the quarter-finals with a comfortable 21-15, 21-13 win over Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark. Indian rowers Arvind Singh and Arun Lal Jat finished 11th in the Men's Double Sculls event.

News18.com | July 29, 2021, 19:02 IST
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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 6 Highlights: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom’s journey at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end today when she lost to Ingrit Victoria Valencia in her women’s flyweight pre-quarters. India’s Satish Kumar has made a sparkling debut at Olympics after beating Ricardo Brown in men’s +91 kg category. He has qualified for the quarterfinals. Swimmer Sajan Prakash finished second in heat two of 100m butterfly with a timing of 53.45.

PV Sindhu booked her spot in the badminton women’s singles quarterfinals with a win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt. The Rio Olympics silver medallist won the contest 21-15, 21-13 in just 40 minutes. After goalless first two quarters, India broke the deadlock against defending champions Argentina in the 43rd minute through Varun Kumar before Vivek Sagar Prasad (58th) and Harmanpreet Singh (59th) struck in the closing minutes of the match to seal the contest. With this win, they have confirmed their quarterfinals spot as well.

Earlier, Indian rowers, Arvind Singh and Arun Lal Jat finished 5th in their Men’s Double Sculls Final B which means they finish overall in the 11th place. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri’s Tokyo Olympics journey also started today, the Indian is moved up to T8. -2 after Hole 7. Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat is also in action in the Women’s 25m pistol event. Rahi finished 7th in her relay in the precision round, the rapid round is yet to begin.

Jul 29, 2021 19:02 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

Argentina beat Japan in Pool B encounter 2-1 with Maria Jose Granatto scoring the winner.

Meanwhile, Australia lead New Zealand 1-0 Emily Chalker scoring the goal in the 34th minute.

Jul 29, 2021 19:00 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

The Serbian pair of Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic eased into the mixed doubles semi-finals after a 6-1, 6-2 win over German pair Laura Siegemund/Kevin Krawietz in just an hour and 10 minutes.

Vesnina/Karatsev of Russia also advanced to the semis with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Iga Swiatek/Lukasz Kubot of Poland in an hour and 29 minutes.

Jul 29, 2021 18:46 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Table Tennis

World No.1 Chen Meng of China beats her compatriot world No.2 Sun Yingsha 4-2 (9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9) in an hour and five minutes to win the Olympic gold medal in women's singles. 

Jul 29, 2021 18:37 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

Chen Long survived a scare to advance to the quarter-finals of men's singles with a 8-21, 21-19, 21-5 win over Malaysia Lee Zii Jia in an hour and 10 minutes.

Jul 29, 2021 18:38 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

Chen Long survived a scare to advance to the quarter-finals of men's singles with a 8-21, 21-19, 21-5 win over Malaysia Lee Zii Jia in an hour and 10 minutes.

Jul 29, 2021 18:35 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Novak Djokovic/Nina Stojanovic of Serbia are in mixed doubles quarter-final action against German pair of Laura Siegemun/kevin Krawietz. The Serbian pair lead 6-1, 3-2*.

Jul 29, 2021 18:32 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Table Tennis

Japan's Ito Mima won the bronze medal in women's singles after a 4-1 (6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6) win over Singapore Yu Mengyu.

The gold medal match is going on and it's an all-Chinese affair with Meng Chen and Yingsha Sun taking on each other.

Jul 29, 2021 18:30 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

Maria Jose Granatto scored in the 45th minute to put Argentina back in the lead. Argentina now lead 2-1 with the fourth quarter going on.

Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand are in Pool B action with the scoreline at 0-0 and the second quarter going on.

Jul 29, 2021 18:22 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Swiss pair Belinda Bencic/Viktorija Golubic makes the women's doubles final with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Brazilian pair of Laura Pigossi/Luisa Stefani. Bencic is also in the final of women's singles after she beat Elena Rybakina 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3 earlier in the day.

Jul 29, 2021 18:14 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Elena Vesnina/Aslan Karatsev of Russia came from a 3-0 deficit in the first set to take it 6-4 against Polish pair Iga Swiatek/Lukasz Kubot. They are also a break up in the second set.

Jul 29, 2021 18:12 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

With the third quarter going on, Japan and Argentina are level at 1-1. Argentina's opener by Gorzelany was cancelled out by Kanon Mori in the 19th minute.

Jul 29, 2021 18:10 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Alexander Zverev of Germany sets up a semi-final clash against world No.1 Novak Djokovic with a 6-4, 6-1 win over France's Jeremy Chardy in an hour and six minutes.

Jul 29, 2021 17:28 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

Japan and Argentina are in action in their Pool B match. Argentina lead 1-0 with Agustina Gorzelany scoring the goal in the 10th minute.

Jul 29, 2021 17:27 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

The final badminton match of the day is ongoing. Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia is up against defending champion Chen Long of China in the men's singles Round of 16 match.

Jul 29, 2021 17:25 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

  • Alexander Zverev of Germany is a set up against France's Jeremy Chardy in the men's singles quarter-final. He took the first set 6-4 in 36 minutes.
  • Iga Swiatek/Lukasz Kubot of Poland lead 3-0 against Elena Vesvina/Aslan Karatsev of Russia in mixed doubles quarter-final.
  • Viktorija Golubic/Belinda Bencic of Switzerland are in action against Brazil's Laura Pigossi/Luisa Stefani in women's doubles semi-final.
Jul 29, 2021 16:40 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Novak Djokovic has progressed to men's semis in singles tennis after breezing past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-0. He could face Germany's Alexander Zverev next.

Jul 29, 2021 16:22 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Swimming
Indian Prakash finishes second in his heat with a timing of 53.45s, but it looks like it won't be enough to take him into the semifinals. 

Jul 29, 2021 16:13 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Swimming
Till now it has been a disappointing performance by the Indians in Tokyo 2020. Let's see if Sajan Prakash can produce his best in men's 100m butterfly heat. 

Jul 29, 2021 16:05 (IST)

Tokyo 2020. India Results, Sailing:  KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar ended at 16th in Race 5 before pulling off a seventh-place finish in the next to occupy 17th place out of 19 competitors with 76 net points. Vishnu Saravanan was at 23rd position overall out of 35 sailors in the laser event with 138 net points after finishing 27th and 23rd in Race 7 and 8.

Nethra Kumanan also continued her disappointing form as she was placed 31st with 176 net points out of 44 sailors in the women’s laser radial after finishing 22nd and 20th in the seventh and eighth races.

Jul 29, 2021 16:00 (IST)

Here's how the the bout turned out (Mary Kom: Blue | Ingrit Victoria: Red)

Jul 29, 2021 15:56 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics, Boxing: MC Mary Kom has lot her pre-quarterfinals bout 2-3 against Ingrit Valencia Victoria to exit in quarters

Jul 29, 2021 15:52 (IST)

Here's how the points were awarded (Mary Kom - Blue, Ingrit - Red)

Jul 29, 2021 15:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Live: Excellent comeback from Mary Kom who has won a close second round 48-47

Jul 29, 2021 15:46 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Live: First round of Mary Kom (blue) vs Ingrit Victoria (red) is over. Here's how the judges have rated the two. The first round goes in favour of Victoria 49-46

Jul 29, 2021 15:41 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: MC Mary Kom vs Ingrit Valencia Victoria is about to get underway

Jul 29, 2021 15:14 (IST)

Meanwhile, this happened earlier in the day, First round of men's individual stroke play was suspended on account of lightning!

Jul 29, 2021 15:11 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live: Paul O’Donovan teammate Fintan McCarthy win Ireland’s first gold medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The duo won the lightweight men;s doubles sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway. 

Jul 29, 2021 14:00 (IST)

What's next for India today?: In boxing, the legendary Mary Kom will be in action against Ingrit Valencia Victoria of Colombia in women's flyweight round-of-16 clash. The bout is expected to start from 3:36 pm IST. Next up will be Sajan Prakash in men's 100m butterfly heats starting 4:16 pm IST.

Jul 29, 2021 13:34 (IST)

Tokyo 2020 Latest, Women's Trap event:  Slovakian Zuzana Rehák-Štefečeková has won the gold medal while American Kayle Browning took silver and San Marino’s Alessandra Perilli secured bronze.

Jul 29, 2021 13:33 (IST)

Meanwhile, the sporting director of the German cycling federation Patrick Moster has been sent home for making racist remarks during Wednesday’s men’s Olympic road time trial. “The team leadership at the Olympic Games in Tokyo has decided that Patrick Moster cannot continue his work as national team leader cycling and will return to Germany,” the team said in a statement.

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 6 Highlights: Mary Kom Exits; Sindhu, Atanu and Bhaker Shine
Mary Kom will be in action today (AP Photo)


India started off its Olympic campaign on a high note with Mirabai Chanu winning a silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting on Day 1 of the events. However, the days that followed have been tough for Indian athletes and fans. Many athletes ended up on the losing side and were eliminated from the race to the podium. On Wednesday, Boxer Pooja Rani (75KG) also showed the power of her punch and entered the quarterfinal round in her maiden Olympic Games. Meanwhile, archer Deepika Kumari defeated USA’s Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez to book her place in the pre-quarters.


So what’s in store for the Indian contingent on Day 7 of the Olympics games (All timings in IST)


05:20 AM: Men’s Double Sculls Final B — Arvind Singh and Arun Lal Jat


5.22 AM: Men’s Round 1 — Anirban Lahiri

7.39 AM: Men’s Round 1 — Udayan Mane


05:30 AM: Women’s 25m – Qualification — Rani Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker


06:00 AM: Men Team Pool A — India vs Argentina


06:15 AM: Women’s Singles Round of 16 — PV Sindhu vs Mia Blichfeldt


07:31 AM: Men’s Individual 1/32 Eliminations — Atanu Das vs Deng Yu-Cheng


08:35 AM: 49er Men’s Race 05 and 06 — KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar

08:35 AM: Men’s Laser Race 07 and 08 — Vishnu Saravanan

08:45 AM: Women’s Laser Radial Race 07 and 08 — Nethra Kumanan


8:48 AM: Men’s +91kg Round of 16 (Session 1 of Day) — Satish Kumar vs Ricardo Brown

3:36 PM: Women’s 51kg Round of 16 — Mary Kom vs Ingrit Valencia


04:16 PM — Men’s 100m Butterfly Heat 2 — Sajan Prakash

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