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Will India be able to secure another medal on Saturday? (Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympics Day 8 India Full Schedule: What is India's schedule in Olympics

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 12:03 AM IST
  • India's quest for another medal will continue on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics as PV Sindhu takes on Tai Tzu-Ying in the women's singles semi-final on Saturday. Here's India's entire schedule on day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics.
India's Manu Bhaker during the 10m Range Air Pistol Mixed Team at Tokyo Olympics(PTI)
India's Manu Bhaker during the 10m Range Air Pistol Mixed Team at Tokyo Olympics(PTI)

Morini's 'unconditional apology' to NRAI for Manu's pistol malfunction comments

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:37 PM IST
The cocking lever of Bhaker's pistol broke after the 16th shot in the qualifications and in getting it fixed, the 19-year-old shooter lost more than 15 minutes, which affected her rhythm when she resumed shooting.
India's PV Sindhu plays against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi at the Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's PV Sindhu plays against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi at the Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)

Tokyo 2020: PV Sindhu on cusp of sealing historic second Olympic medal

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Sindhu saved both and won four successive points to win 21-13, 22-20 and make the semi-finals, where the crafty Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei lies in wait on Saturday, without dropping a game in the Olympics.
Harmanpreet Singh of India celebrates with teammates after scoring(REUTERS)
Harmanpreet Singh of India celebrates with teammates after scoring(REUTERS)

History beckons as India gear up to face Great Britain in men's hockey

By Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Already through to the last eight by cementing the second spot in Group A, India downed hosts and 2018 Asian Games champions Japan 5-3 in their fifth and final pool match at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium.
Lovlina Borgohain delivers a punch to Nien-Chin Chen at the Tokyo Olympics 2020(AP)
Lovlina Borgohain delivers a punch to Nien-Chin Chen at the Tokyo Olympics 2020(AP)

Tokyo 2020: Lovlina Borgohain's journey from Baramukhia to Tokyo

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:21 PM IST
Borgohain became only the third boxer from India to win an Olympic medal when she was assured of at least a bronze after winning her quarterfinal match against Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-Chin in Tokyo and moving into the semis.
Former Jamaican sprinter Herb McKenley(Twitter) Exclusive
Former Jamaican sprinter Herb McKenley(Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: Long track of a sprinting island

UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Jamaica is the land of yams and jerk sauce, fast bowlers and wicketkeepers, reggae and the Rasta life. In the last two decades, it’s also come to be known as the land of the champion Olympic sprinters.
India's Lovlina Borgohain clenches her fist after winning her bout at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Lovlina Borgohain clenches her fist after winning her bout at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)

Tokyo 2020: Lovlina Borgohain - Ruling the ring, after running around in circles

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Borgohain, 23, did just enough in her Olympic debut bout on Tuesday for a split decision, but in the quarter-final against Chen Nien-chin from Chinese Taipei, the 2018 world champion she was in control for the full three rounds.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Getnet Wale of Ethiopia, Avinash Sable of India, Abraham Kibiwott of Kenya and Zak Seddon of Britain in action during Heat 2.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Getnet Wale of Ethiopia, Avinash Sable of India, Abraham Kibiwott of Kenya and Zak Seddon of Britain in action during Heat 2.(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020: Avinash Sable misses out on final despite national record run

By Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:27 PM IST
Not only did Sable register his personal best but also lowered his own national record, clocking 8:18.12s in Heat 2 of the 3,000m steeplechase on Friday.
From Left: Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain and Simone Biles. (Getty Images) Exclusive
From Left: Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain and Simone Biles. (Getty Images)

Olympics 2020: Women of substance, the Tokyo theme song

By Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:12 PM IST
  • Woman power is on full display in Tokyo.
Ma Long of Team China poses with his medal. (Getty Images)
Ma Long of Team China poses with his medal. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Ma Long wins 2nd Olympic gold in men's table tennis

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 08:09 PM IST
  • Ma Long defended his Olympic title on Friday by beating teammate and top-ranked player Fan Zhendong 11-4, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7.
India's Manpreet Singh looks to pass during a men's field hockey match against New Zealand: File photo(AP)
India's Manpreet Singh looks to pass during a men's field hockey match against New Zealand: File photo(AP)

Punjab hockey players to get 2.25 crore each on winning Olympic gold

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:31 PM IST
Sodhi, as per an official statement, said that out of total of 20 players from Punjab, 11 players are giving their best in the Indian hockey team competing in Tokyo Olympics.
Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov serves. (Getty Images)
Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov serves. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Germany's Ovtcharov bags bronze in men's singles

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:17 PM IST
  • Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat Taiwan's Lin Yun Ju 4-3 in a head-to-head battle at the Olympics men's table tennis singles on Friday to win the bronze medal.
Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic of Croatia pose with their gold medals. (Getty Images)
Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic of Croatia pose with their gold medals. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Croatia's Mektic and Pavic win men's doubles gold

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:12 PM IST
  • Croatia's Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic beat compatriots Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig 6-4 3-6 10-6 in the Olympics men’s doubles final to win their country’s first ever gold medal in the sport.
Selemon Barega of Ethiopia celebrates after winning the final(REUTERS)
Selemon Barega of Ethiopia celebrates after winning the final(REUTERS)

Ethiopia's Selemon Barega wins 1st track gold of Tokyo Olympics

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Barega broke clear on the last lap and won in 27 minutes, 43.22 seconds, upsetting world champion and world-record holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, who took the silver medal in 27:43.63. Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda was third for bronze.
Olympics: Anirban Lahiri (in frame) slips on weather-hit second day, lies 20th as stars move into top gear.(AFP)
Olympics: Anirban Lahiri (in frame) slips on weather-hit second day, lies 20th as stars move into top gear.(AFP)

Olympics: Lahiri slips on second day, lies 20th; stars move into top gear

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Olympics: India's Anirban Lahiri, 4-under on first day, was one of the 16 golfers who were yet to finish their rounds and was tied 20th at the time of suspension of play.
Lovlina Borgohain overcame an opponent who's had her number in the past(Getty Images)
Lovlina Borgohain overcame an opponent who's had her number in the past(Getty Images)

How shy, quiet Lovlina Borgohain prepared for an adversary she knew too well

By Karan Prashant Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:57 PM IST
  • To reach a point where the Assamese boxer can play without fear, Lovlina had a helping hand. In an exclusive telephonic conversation, Indian Elite Boxing Team Women Coach Sandhya Gurung, who has played a crucial role in Lovlina's career, gave a few insights into her journey.
Novak Djokovic reacts during the men's singles semifinal match against Alexander Zverev. (Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic reacts during the men's singles semifinal match against Alexander Zverev. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Djokovic loses to Zverev at Olympics, ending Golden Slam bid

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:15 PM IST
  • There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic as the top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after winning against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics,.(AP)
Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after winning against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics,.(AP)

'Go for gold': Twitter hails Sindhu as she enters semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Sindhu looked dominant in her match with Yamaguchi as she took just 56 minutes to win with a margin of 21-13 22-20.
India's PV Sindhu celebrates after wining against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)
India's PV Sindhu celebrates after wining against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

Tokyo 2020: PV Sindhu triumphs over Akane Yamaguchi to enter semi-final

UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist, entered the semifinals with a win over Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.
Lovlina Borgohain of India celebrates her victory. (Getty Images)
Lovlina Borgohain of India celebrates her victory. (Getty Images)

Olympics: 'Medal is only gold, let me get that first' - Lovlina on historic win

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 02:02 PM IST
  • The 23-year-old Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain was smiling ear-to-ear after making the semi-finals but also well aware that the task is only half done.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony: Country No.21, India, were led out by Manpreet Singh and MC Mary Kom.(TWITTER)
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony: Country No.21, India, were led out by Manpreet Singh and MC Mary Kom.(TWITTER)

'Your participation means that you are among the best': Yuvraj lauds Olympians

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 01:56 PM IST
  • While cricket is not an Olympic sport yet, Indian cricketers, both past and present, have been cheering for the Indian athletes who are participating in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee in action during his semifinal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee in action during his semifinal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Khachanov powers past Carreno Busta to reach men's singles final

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 01:52 PM IST
  • The 12th seed, a former top-10 player who has struggled for consistency in the last three seasons, produced an impressive display in Tokyo to dispatch Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3.
Olympics: Vitalina Batsarashkina backs up silver in Rio with gold in Tokyo.(REUTERS)
Olympics: Vitalina Batsarashkina backs up silver in Rio with gold in Tokyo.(REUTERS)

Olympics: Vitalina Batsarashkina backs up silver in Rio with gold in Tokyo

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:13 PM IST
  • Vitalina Batsarashkina won gold in women’s 10-meter air pistol at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, shortly after Salukvadze said she will not return for a 10th Olympics.
India's Deepika Kumari with coach Dharmendra Tiwary after winning in the women's individual 1/8 eliminations round of the archery event, at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)
India's Deepika Kumari with coach Dharmendra Tiwary after winning in the women's individual 1/8 eliminations round of the archery event, at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)

Another Olympic heartbreak for world no. 1 archer Deepika as she crashes out

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:07 PM IST
Deepika misfired four 7s as An, who had broken a 25-year-old Olympic record en route to topping the ranking round, wrapped up the women's individual match 6-0 in less than six minutes.
Olympics: Japan badminton ace Nozomi Okuhara joins Momota in early exit.(AP)
Olympics: Japan badminton ace Nozomi Okuhara joins Momota in early exit.(AP)

Olympics: Japan badminton ace Nozomi Okuhara joins Momota in early exit

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:25 AM IST
  • Women's singles number three seed Nozomi Okuhara crashed out in the quarterfinals, losing 13-21, 21-13, 21-14 to Chinese number eight seed He Bingjiao.
Nyjah Huston, of the United States, competes in men's street skateboarding during the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)
Nyjah Huston, of the United States, competes in men's street skateboarding during the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)

27 new Games-related COVID-19 cases reported, highest so far

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:25 AM IST
The three athletes include US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, a two-time world champion, who on Thursday pulled out of the Games after testing positive for the virus.
Olympics: Japan bags mixed doubles bronze; China's streak of wins continues(REUTERS)
Olympics: Japan bags mixed doubles bronze; China's streak of wins continues(REUTERS)

Olympics: Japan bags mixed doubles bronze; China's streak of wins continues

Reuters | , Tokyo [japan]
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Japan won its first-ever mixed-doubles bronze medal on Friday when Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, who have played together for a decade, took out Hong Kong's Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet 21-17 23-21 in a tight match.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Women's Pool A - Ireland v India - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam of India and Gurjit Kaur of India celebrate their goal.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Women's Pool A - Ireland v India - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam of India and Gurjit Kaur of India celebrate their goal.(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: India score late winner to keep QF hopes alive in women's hockey

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Needing a win to keep their hopes alive after three consecutive losses, India waited anxiously for 57 minutes before Navneet Kaur scored the winner to keep her side in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth.
Olympics: USA's Simone Biles says she's dealing with "twisties".(AP)
Olympics: USA's Simone Biles says she's dealing with "twisties".(AP)

Olympics: USA's Simone Biles says she's dealing with "twisties"

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Simone Biles, who withdrew from the team and all-around competition because she felt she wasn't mentally prepared, said she started struggling with her air awareness after qualifying last Sunday.
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