Good morning everyone and welcome to live commentary for day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics. India started their campaign with a silver medal in Weightlifting, thanks to Mirabai Chanu. This was for the first time India won a medal on the first day of the Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE Updates Day 3:
16:48 IST: Srihari Natraj bows out of Men’s 100m backstroke. He finished 5th in the heats with a timing of 54.31. Only the top 16 move further in the semifinals. He couldn’t achieve his Personal Best timing through which he was able to qualify for Tokyo 2020
16:35 IST – Hockey: Australia trash India 7-1 in pool A game. First defeat for India in the tournament after a win versus New Zealand in the first game. Next India takes on Spain in their next group game on 27 July at 6.30 IST.
15:38 IST: Swimming- Only Indian female swimmer Maana Patel in heats of 100m Backstroke. Finishes 2nd in 3 with a timing of 1:05:20. Would be tough to go through in the semifinals where the top 16 swimmers go through.
15:15 IST: Manish Kaushik in action against Great Britain’s Luke McCormack in the 63kg weight category. He fought well to land a few punches and dominated the second-round bout. However, McCormack came out as the winner at the end with a split decision of 4-1 in his favour. Tough luck!
13:45 IST Good news from the boxing section, Mary Kom wins her round of 32 match against the Dominican Republic boxer via split decision 4-1.
13:30 IST Manika Batra makes a brilliant comeback to win her 2nd round match 4-3.
10:40 IST Indian shooter Deepak Kumar and DIvyansh Singh Panwar failed to make it to the finals. Panwar and Kumar finished 33rd and 26th with scores of 622.8 and 624.7 respectively.
10:10 IST After 3rd series, Deepak 33rd, Panwar 35th. It feels like it’s over for them in this qualifying, poor shooting. They are out of contention for finals.
9:55 IST After the 2nd series Deepak 34th and Panwar 36th. Not good shooting from both as their average shots are way below 10.45
9:40 IST Poor first series from Panwar (31st) and Deepak (43rd), they shot 102.7 and 102.9 respectively.
9:30 IST Shooting 10m Air Rifle Shooting, Divyansh Panwar and Deepak Kumar in action.
9:00 IST Tennis: Indian women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina out of Tokyo Olympics after losing to Ukrainian sisters. They were up 6-0, 5-2, and still lost, quite shocking.
7:45 IST Skeet shooting: Mairaj Khan scores 25 in the first series, tied 1st, while Angad Vir Bajwa scored 24.
7:40 IST Domination! Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu starts her campaign at Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu wins the opening match 21-7,21-10 against Polikarpova of Israel.
7:05 IST India’s Pranati Nayak has just kicked off her campaign with the floor exercises, scoring 10.633. Pranati comes up with a better showing in the vault as she scores 13.466.
7:00 IST Good news from Tokyo: Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh finish third in the Repechage Round, and qualify for the Semifinals of the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls.
Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal failed to make it to the final of 10m Air Pistol.
6:45 IST Last series: Manu can’t miss now, she can make it to finals. Deswal will lose on 10x even if she shoots all 10s. Oh no! Manu shot two 9s and one 8 and she is out. Deswal will not make it to the finals as she shot 95 in the last series.
6:30 IST Deswal finished 5th series 94,98,94,97,96 placed 11th, Bhaker 98,95,94,95,58 placed 13th
6:20 IST Deswal finished 4th series 94,98,94,97,28 placed 15th, Bhaker 98,95,94,76 placed 17th
6:15 IST What was that! two 8s from Deswal and one from Bhaker. Deswal finish 3rd series 94,98,94, placed 19th, and Bhaker 17th with 98,95,94
6:05 IST 2nd series, Manu Bhaker (8th) 98,56 and Deswal (12th) 94,98,29. Good comeback from Deswal, she’s shooting well after bad first series.
5:55 IST In the 2nd series, Manu slipped to 12th after four 9s, Deswal 27th. KORAKAKI Anna is placed 4th with 97 in the first two series.
5:45 IST After 1st series: Manu Bhakershot 98 and placed 3rd while Deswal shot 94, placed 27th.
5:40 IST 1st series is underway and Deswal (34th) is shooting a lot of 9s, Bhaker (5th) on the other hand is doing well.
5:30 IST Yesterday Javad Foroughi won Gold in men’s 10m Air Pistol and today Iranian OSTAMIYAN Haniyeh will try to do the same. Pair of Haniyeh/ Foroughi won gold in the mixed team in Croatia Wold Cup and Bhaker/Saurabh won Silver.
5:10 IST We are just 20 minutes away from the start of Women’s 10m Air pistol qualification. Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh are making their Olympic debut and will be aiming to win a medal.
Indian Team’s Schedule on Day 3 at Olympics 2020:
|SPORT||EVENT||ATHLETES||TIME (IN IST)|
|BADMINTON||Women’s Singles Group Stage||P. V. Sindhu vs Ksenia Polikarpova (Israel)||7:10 AM|
|BOXING||Women’s Flyweight Round of 32||M. C. Mary Kom vs Miguelina Hernandez Garcia (Dominican Republic)||1:30 PM|
|BOXING||Men’s Lightweight Round of 32||Manish Kaushik vs Luke McCormack (Great Britain)||3:06 PM|
|GYMNASTICS||Women’s All-around Qualification||Pranati Nayak||6:30 AM|
|HOCKEY||Men’s Group Match (Pool A)||India vs Australia||3:00 PM|
|ROWING||Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Repechage||Arjun Lal & Arvind Singh||6:30 AM|
|SAILING||Women’s Laser Radial Heats||Nethra Kumanan||8:35 AM|
|SAILING||Men’s Laser Heats||Vishnu Saravanan||11:05 AM|
|SHOOTING||Women’s 10m Air Pistol Qualification||Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Deswal||5:30 AM|
|SHOOTING||Women’s 10m Air Pistol Final||MEDAL EVENT||7:45 AM|
|SHOOTING||Men’s Skeet Qualification||Angad Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan||6:30 AM|
|SHOOTING||Men’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification||Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar||9:30 AM|
|SHOOTING||Men’s 10m Air Rifle Final||MEDAL EVENT||12:00 PM|
|SWIMMING||Women’s 100m Backstroke Heats||Maana Patel||3:32 PM|
|SWIMMING||Men’s 200m Freestyle Heats||Sajan Prakash||3:47 PM|
|SWIMMING||Men’s 100m Backstroke Heats||Srihari Nataraj||4:21 PM|
|TABLE TENNIS||Men’s Singles Round 2||Sathiyan Gnanasekaran vs Siu Hang Lam (Hong Kong, China)||10:30 AM|
|TABLE TENNIS||Women’s Singles Round 2||Manika Batra vs Margaryta Pesotska (Ukraine)||12:00 PM|
|TENNIS||Women’s Doubles First Round||Sania Mirza/Ankita Raina vs Liudmyla Kichenok/Nadiia Kichenok (Ukraine)||7:30 AM|