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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 8 Highlights: Indian Women's Hockey Team Qualify for Quarters, Sindhu to Play for Bronze

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 lost the semi-final 18-21, 12-21 to Tai Tzu Ying, will play for bronze. 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 by matching the qualification mark of 64.00m.

News18.com | July 31, 2021, 19:08 IST

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 ArcheryBoxer 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.

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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.

Jul 31, 2021 19:08 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

Indian women's hockey team qualified for the quarter-finals after Great Britain beat Ireland 2-0. Earlier, India had defeated South Africa 4-3.

Jul 31, 2021 18:42 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic took the first set 7-5 in 59 minutes to take a lead in the women's singles gold medal match.

Jul 31, 2021 18:21 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Men's Football

Japan made the semi-final after defeating New Zealand 4-2 on penalties. The full time and extra time score was 0-0.

Jul 31, 2021 18:18 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

Malaysia's Chia Aaron/Sooh Wooi Yik win men's doubles bronze with a 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 win over Indonesia pair of Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan.

Jul 31, 2021 17:45 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Elena Svitolina comes from behind to beat Elena Rybakina 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 to win the Olympics bronze medal in women's singles.

Jul 31, 2021 17:33 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics, Long Jump

Murali Sreeshankar finishes 25th overall with a best of 7.69. He finished 13th in his Group A qualification.

Jul 31, 2021 16:41 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

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.

Jul 31, 2021 16:37 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu had the chance to finish that rally with a smash but then Tai Tzu gets some help from the net and Sindhu lose the point.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 17-9*

Jul 31, 2021 16:34 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Two quick smashes from PV Sindhu using her reach to win a point but it's still a long climb.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 14-8*

Jul 31, 2021 16:32 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu is struggling to keep her lines at the moment and Tai Tzu is dictating the points. However, it's still very close and if Sindhu can bring her attacking game to play again, she will be able to win more points.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 11-7*

Jul 31, 2021 16:29 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu hurries too much for a smash from her backhand and ends up hitting it wide. Next point, Sindhu hits into the net as she attempts to return a Tai Tzu drop.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 7-4*

Jul 31, 2021 16:28 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Tai Tzu us now executing her trademark drops and slick skills. Sindhu is being pushed to all corners and is having to lunge a lot more than she would want.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 5-4*

Jul 31, 2021 16:23 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying put up an interesting game but the Taiwanese nicked the first game 21-18 in the women's singles semi-final.

Jul 31, 2021 16:20 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Another beautiful drop shot and then a shot to the other side from Tai Tzu to win the point. She wins the next point too and now has two game points.

Sindhu 18-20 Tai Tzu

Jul 31, 2021 16:19 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Good defence from Sindhu but in the end, Tai Tzu goes for a body smash that she returns but then the Taiwanese kills it with another steep smash.

Sindhu 17-17 Tai Tzu

Jul 31, 2021 16:16 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Two straight points for Sindhu and she takes a 16-14 lead in the first set. But it's still super tight.

Jul 31, 2021 16:14 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

A beautiful backhand smash from Tai Tzu but the next shot she hits the net trying a similar shot.

Sindhu leads 14-13.

Jul 31, 2021 16:13 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Tai Tzu drew level at 11-11 after the break. But a deep shot from Sindhu and Tai Tzu thinks it may be going out and returns it late and it takes the net.

Sindhu leads 12-11.

Jul 31, 2021 16:10 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu goes into the break with an 11-8 lead in the first game of the semi-final. Sindhu has showed good, solid play so far where she has been able to stretch Tai Tzu and bring her attacking game into play.

Jul 31, 2021 16:05 (IST)

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

Jul 31, 2021 16:03 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Fabulous smash from the Indian to send Tzi Tzu on the floor! Sindhu now leads 4-2.

Jul 31, 2021 16:02 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

The Taiwanese won the first two points of the semi-final but Sindhu has come back to take the next three points, the second and third points came with Tai Tzu sending the shuttle away.

Jul 31, 2021 15:59 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

PV Sindhu is taking on Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles semi-final. The match is about to start.

Jul 31, 2021 15:57 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing

Very ordinary show by Pooja and she loses 0-5 in the quarterfinals now. She misses out on a medal here, but in all fairness she didn't look like she had a chance. 

Jul 31, 2021 15:53 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics, Long Jump

Murali Sreeshankar makes 7.69m in first attempt -- automatic qualification mark is 8.15m or top 12 to go through

Jul 31, 2021 15:52 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing

Another poor round by the Indian as she loses yet another round here 0-5. All but over for her unless she lands a knockout punch.

Jul 31, 2021 15:47 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing

So the Chinese takes round 1 unanimously 5-0. Pooja Rani needs to come up with something special here. 

Jul 31, 2021 15:36 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Tennis

Rybakina took the first set 6-1 against Svitolina in the women's singles bronze medal match. She is also a break up in the second set and leads 3-2.

Jul 31, 2021 15:33 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Badminton

The first women's singles semi-final is going on between Chinese teammates Chen Yufei and He Bingjiao. Chen took the first game 21-16 in 25 minutes but Bingjiao took the second 21-13 in 24 minutes. Chen is currently leading 10-5 in the third and deciding game.

Jul 31, 2021 15:24 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tzi Tzu Ying - Head-to-Head

PV Sindhu has lost the last three matches against Tai Tzu-ying, and has a  5-13 record against her. The duo faced off the last time in BWF World Tour finals, 2020. It was the first-round match and Tai won 19-21, 21-12, 21-17.

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 8 Highlights: Indian Women's Hockey Team Qualify for Quarters, Sindhu to Play for Bronze
PV Sindhu continues her quest for a second Olympic medal (AP Photo)

Here’s a look at the Indian contingent’s schedule for July 31: (Please note all timings are in IST)

Archery
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).

Athletics
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.

Boxing
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).

Badminton
2:30 p.m. Women’s Singles Semi-Final – P.V. Sindhu v. Tai Tzu-Ying (Chinese Taipei).

Sailing
8:35 a.m. Men’s 49er Race 10, 11 & 12 – K.C. Ganapathy & Varun Thakkar.

Shooting
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)

Equestrian
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.

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