Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 8 Highlights: Indian women’s hockey team qualified for the quarter-finals after Great Britain beat Ireland 2-0. Murali Sreeshankar failed to qualify for men’s long jump finals after finishing 25th overall in qualification. PV Sindhu loses the women’s singles semi-final 18-21, 12-21 in just 40 minutes to Taiwan’s Tzi Tzu Ying. She will play for the bronze medal against China’s He Bingjiao. Novak Djokovic loses his men’s singles bronze medal match to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-6(6), 3-6. Kamalpreet Kaur booked her spot in the women’s discus throw final with a throw of 64.00, which was the qualification mark, as the other Indian in the fray, Seema Punia got a best attempt of 60.57 and lost out. India women’s hockey team defeated South Africa 4-3 in their last Pool A match but will have to wait for the result of Ireland vs Great Britain to know their fate. Shooters Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant failed to qualify for the finals of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions. Archer Atanu Das lost to Takaharu Furukawa of Japan 4-6 in the men’s individual pre-quarterfinals to bring down the curtains on India’s campaign in Archery. Boxer Amit Panghal lost to Colombia’s Yurberjen Herney Martinez Rivas by 4-1 split decision in the Men’s 52kg Round of 16. PV Sindhu takes on Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying in the semifinal of the badminton Women’s Singles. Boxer Pooja Rani will go up against China’s Li Qian in the Women’s 75kg quarterfinal bout as KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar will finish off their Sailing Men’s Skiff 49er Race 10, 11 and 12. Sreeshankar will take part in the Men’s Long Jump Qualification – Group B. Golfer Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane will be in action in the Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 2, which was suspended yesterday.
Lovlina Borgohain secured India’s second medal at the Tokyo Olympics after she won her 69kg bout against Chinses Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen by 4-1 split decision. On the first day of the 2020 Summer Games, Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting.
PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics
Sindhu is using her reach well to get points from Tai Tzu and she is playing good attacking badminton at the moment. Tai Tzu is being stretched to the corners of the court, which is not giving her the space to bring her deceptive game into play.
Sindhu leads 7-4
Here’s a look at the Indian contingent’s schedule for July 31: (Please note all timings are in IST)
7:18 a.m. Men’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations – Atanu Das v. Takaharu Furukawa (Japan); 12:00 noon Men’s Individual Quarterfinals (if Atanu qualifies); 1:00 p.m. Men’s Individual Bronze & Gold Medal Match (if Atanu qualifies).
6:00 a.m. Women’s Discus Throw Group A Qualifications – Seema Punia; 7:25 a.m. Women’s Discus Throw Group B Qualifications – Kamalpreet Kaur; 3:40 p.m. Men’s Long Jump Qualifications Group B – M. Sreeshankar.
7:30 a.m. Men’s Flyweight Round of 16 – Amit Panghal v. Yuberjen Rivas (Colombia); 3:36 p.m. Women’s Middleweight Quarter-Final – Pooja Rani v. Li Qian (China).
2:30 p.m. Women’s Singles Semi-Final – P.V. Sindhu v. Tai Tzu-Ying (Chinese Taipei).
8:35 a.m. Men’s 49er Race 10, 11 & 12 – K.C. Ganapathy & Varun Thakkar.
8:30 a.m. Women’s Rifle 3 Position-Tejaswani Sawant & Anjum Moudgil; 12:30 p.m. Women’s Rifle 3 Position Final (if the duo qualifies)
5:00 a.m. Eventing Dressage Session 3 – Fouaad Mirza; 2:00 p.m. Eventing Dressage Individual Day 2 – Fouaad Mirza.
Where to Watch Tokyo Olympics?
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 it live on its network.
How can I live stream the Tokyo Olympics?
Sports enthusiasts can live stream on the SonyLIV app and website.