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Tokyo 2020 Highlights Day 9: Sindhu takes bronze to win 2nd Olympic medal, India men's hockey team enters semifinals

  • Tokyo 2020 Highlights Day 9: The eighth day turned out to be largely disappointing but Day 9 has proved to be a happier one as PV Sindhu landed a bronze. India will take on Great Britain in the men's hockey quarterfinal. Follow live scores and updates from Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics.
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2021 07:57 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 9: PV Sindhu of India won her second Olympics medal as she finished with a bronze. With that, she took India's medal tally at the Tokyo Games to three and created history as she became the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. To make things better, the India men's hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Games with a 3-1 win over great Britain with Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh and Hardik Singh scoring. India's day began on a disappointing note as boxer was knocked out in the quarterfinals. Up against world No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov, he lost 0-5 in the men's 91kg category. Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane will also be in action in the final round against a strong field. Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza picked up 11.20 penalty points and was placed 22nd after the cross-country round at the Olympics on Sunday. Mirza picked up 11.20 time penalties after a clear cross country round in the challenging Sea Forest Cross Country Course in the eventing competition, which took his total to 39.20.


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  • AUG 01, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    That's all from Day 9

    And with that, we will be off for the day. It proved to be a Super Sunday for India, with PV Sindhu ensuring a bronze medal followed by the men's hockey team advancing to the semifinals of the hockey competition. What a way to cap off the day. Join us tomorrow for yet another action packed day for India at the Olympics. Until then, CIAO!

  • AUG 01, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    India win, enter Tokyo Olympics semifinal

    India beat Great Britain 3-1 to enter semifinals of men's hockey competition. End of the road for Great Britain, while medal hopes alive for the Indian team. Dilpreet Singh opened the scoring for India, with Gurjant Singh doubling it in the second quarter. India conceded one in Q3 but a late strike from Hardik Singh with 3.25 left on the clock chalked out India's path to the final four.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    GOALLLLL: Hardik Singh makes it 3-1 for India with little over 3 minutes to go

    India are down to 10 and yet they score. This time, it's Hardik Singh, who scored off a brilliant counter attack. Gets possession and attacks, and even though he missed his initial shot, Hardik scored with the rebound as the it beat the keeper. Surely, this is India's game now. A place in the final four looks very likely.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Blow for India: Yellow card for Manpreet

    The India skipper crashes onto Chris Griffiths' legs and it's automatic yellow card. Penalty corner for Great Britain and Sreejesh once again does brilliantly well to deny GBR the equaliser.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Nervy from India

    It looks like that one goal has triggered a whole new level of belief in Great Britain. India just a little off their game. PR Sreejesh has been wonderful, but is being put under pressure by his opponents. Great Britain still with more possession. Can they get one more here and keep their semifinal hopes alive? The most crucial 8 minutes for India men's hockey team.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    GOAL: Great Britain pull one back

    Three straight penalty corners for Great Britain, and they finally convert one. Right on the stroke of the end of the third half, Sam Ward has narrowed the deficit to 1-2. Great Britain would breathe a bit freely now. They have 15 minutes to square things up.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates Sindhu on historic feat

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Gold Alert!

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy wins gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Phenomenal tackle from Manpreet

    Oh, that was close! GBR with the attack, but a sensational piece of defense from captain Manpreet Singh settles nerves for India. In a one-on-one situation, Manpreet tackles well and nulled what appeared to be a great opportunity for Great Britain.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Second-half begins

    The third quarter is underway and it begins with Rupinder Pal Singh receiving a green card.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    It's half-time: India with the lead

    Dilpreet Singh and Gurjant Singh have highlighted India's performance in the first-half, where they are ahead of Great Britain by two goals. India haven't had too much possession in the game but India would take that any day given the way they have played. Great attacks, great defence. If they can continue it in the second half, a spot in the semifinals is there for the taking.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Men's hockey: GOAL! Gurjant doubles India's lead

    Phenomenal stuff from India. Inside the first few minutes of the second quarter and they have doubled their lead with Gurjant Singh the goal-scorer. India ahead by 2-0.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    Sindhu creates history

    PV Sindhu wins the bronze medal! She beats China's He Bingjiao 21-13,21-15 in the badminton women's singles event. And with that, she becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. What an achievement!

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    Men's hockey: India lead Great Britain 1-0

    At the end of the first quarter, the Indian men's hockey team enjoy a 1-0 lead over Great Britain. Dilpreet the scorer!

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Sindhu traps Bing Jiao wrong-footed

    And the three point advantage which Sindhu had over Bing Jiao, she's recovered it. She leads 15-11.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Men's Hockey: Dilpreet gives India 1-0 lead

    Dilpreet Singh scores a goal for India. Simranjeet stole possession, passes through England defenders through to Dilpreet who scored from front of goal. India 1-0 Great Britain in Q1

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Mid-game interval and Sindhu leads by the same margin

    PV Sindhu once again ahead by 11-8 at the mid-game interval in Game 2. She's been impeccable with her smashes. Bing Jiao is behind but she's showing tremendous resilience. This is going to go down to the wire, we feel.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Great rally, but Sindhu outmaneuvered

    Sindhu and Bing Jiao continue to go at it, playing out an amazing rally. However, it was the Chinese who had the edge over the reigning world champion in it. Brilliant smash to narrow the deficit to 7-8. You just get the feeling that the momentum is shifting just a little in Bing Jiao's favour.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    What a smash, amazing variation by Sindhu

    Takes her time, leaps in the air and BOOM! Right onto Bing Jiao's throat. The Chinese shuttler has no answer. It's 6-4 to Sindhu, Bing Jiao not yet out of it and is working her way back into the match.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Game 2 underway: Sindhu in the lead early again

    The second game begins the way the first ended, with PV Sindhu dictating terms as she takes a 5-2 lead over He Bing Jiao. This is the Sindhu we have known so far in Tokyo Olympics. After yesterday's loss, she looks determined to end up with a podium finish here.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    That's Game 1, Sindhu takes it 21-13

    Absolute domination there by PV Sindhu, who has played brilliantly to take the first Game 21-13 against He Bing Jiao. Ruthless stuff. From going neck-and-neck initially, the reigning world champions Sindhu opened up a gap, never allowing Bing Jiao the opportunity to close it. One more game away from a bronze medal is Sindhu.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Great defence from Sindhu

    How did she pick that? Unbelievable. Bing Jiao smashed it on to Sindhu's body but she responded in style sending the shuttle long and causing Bing Jiao to err. Only three points away now from winning the first game.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Sindhu 4 points away from taking Game 1

    Sindhu's control game is on another level today. She's dictating the match and moves to a six-point advantage at 17-11.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Sindhu races away to a 6-point advantage

    Sindhu is reading the errors well, showing great judgment to let the wide ones go. It's 14-8 in favour of Sindhu right now, only seven more points away from bagging the first game.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    At the mid-game interval, Sindhu leads 11-8

    Sindhu wins an intense rally with a smash, and then takes another to lead Bing Jiao 11-8 at the break in Game 1. It's been pretty even to be honest. Will Sindhu be able to maintain her lead?

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Sindhu comes back with a couple of points

    From 6-6, Sindhu bags a couple of points to nose ahead. Contrary to expectations, the rallies are proving to be somewhat long pushing both shuttler physically. And as we speak, it's close again at 9-8, with Sindhu ahead.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Bing Jiao levels things up

    Three points in a row from the Chinese shuttler and Bing Jiao, from 0-4 has levelled it at 5-5. She's making Sindhu stretch with some amazing cross-court play.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    And we're underway: Sindhu in the lead

    PV Sindhu takes an early 5-2 advantage to take the lead. The first, real, intense long rally of the match, and the point is taken by Bing Jiao.

  • AUG 01, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    We're minutes away from Sindhu's bronze medal match

    It's that time of the day, folks, when all eyes will be on the badminton court waiting in anticipation to find out whether PV Sindhu can rise to become a two-time Olympics medal winner? Sindhu vs He Bing Jiao women's singles bronze medal match coming up shortly.

  • AUG 01, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Belgium win quarter

    Belgium beat Spain 3-1 in quarterfinal. They will face off either India or Great Britain in the semifinal.

  • AUG 01, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Spain vs Belgium - Hockey quarters

    Alexander Hendrickx scores from penalty corner to extend Belgium's lead to 3-1 in Men's Hockey quarterfinal against Spain.

  • AUG 01, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Spain vs Belgium - Hockey quarters

    Belgium have taken a lead in the third quarter with Tom Boon scoring the second goal in the third quarter. Belgium 2-1 Spain in Men's Hockey quarterfinal.

  • AUG 01, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Spain vs Belgium - Hockey quarters

    Belgium have equalised in the third quarter with Alexander Hendrickx scoring the goal in the third quarter.

  • AUG 01, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Spain vs Belgium - Hockey quarters

    Spain have taken a 1-0 lead with David Alegre scoring the goal in the 2nd quarter.

  • AUG 01, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Tennis result

    Tokyo 2020: Alexander Zverev beats Karen Khachanov in Men's Singles Tennis final to claim gold

  • AUG 01, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Shi Tingmao of China completes Olympic 3-meter diving sweep

    Shi Tingmao of China won the women's 3-meter springboard title on Sunday, earning her second diving gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. The Chinese have won four of the first five diving events. They took silver in men's 10-meter platform synchro.


    (Source: AP)

  • AUG 01, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Golf update

    Final result for the Indians:

    Anirban Lahiri: Tied 42nd

    Udayan Mane: 56th

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    First major controversy of Boxing

    Tokyo 2020: French boxer stages ringside sit-in protest after Olympic 'injustice' (AFP)
    Tokyo 2020: French boxer stages ringside sit-in protest after Olympic 'injustice' (AFP)

    A French super-heavyweight boxer lashed out at an "injustice" and sat in protest on the side of the ring after he was disqualified for headbutting in the Tokyo Olympics quarter-finals Sunday.

    In what was the first major controversy in boxing in the Japanese capital, Mourad Aliev was disqualified in the second round against Britain's Frazer Clarke.

    The 26-year-old Aliev sat beside the ring ropes afterward, seething, and claimed that officials had admitted they had made a mistake.

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Tennis Update

    Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova added the Olympic women's doubles title to their French Open crown by beating Swiss singles champion Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic in Sunday's final.

    The top seeds edged a tight opening set before racing through the second to win 7-5, 6-1 on their fifth match point.

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Sailing update

    Rindom takes Laser Radial gold

    An exciting medal race in the women's Laser Radial saw Josefin Olsson (SWE) win the race to move up into silver-medal position overall.

    With their 6th and 7th place finishes respectively in the final, Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) took bronze and gold respectively.


    (Credit: Tokyo Olympics)

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Gold update

    XANDER SCHAUFFELE (USA) IS OLYMPIC CHAMPION. No celebration, only relief.

    Rory Sabbatini (SVK) takes silver.


    (Credit: Tokyo Olympics)

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Baseball update

    A huge six-run 7th inning at the Yokohama Baseball Stadium for Israel means Mexico are out of the tournament.

    The Israelis stay alive in the bracket after a 12–5 win, with a pair of key 2-RBI singles in that 7th for Mitch Glasser and Zack Penprase.

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    Baseball update

    A huge six-run 7th inning at the Yokohama Baseball Stadium for Israel means Mexico are out of the tournament.

    The Israelis stay alive in the bracket after a 12–5 win, with a pair of key 2-RBI singles in that 7th for Mitch Glasser and Zack Penprase.

  • AUG 01, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Golf Update

    In Round 4 of the Men's Individual Stroke Play, Lahiri is currently Tied 43rd, while Mane is 56th. Lahiri has slipped a lot of places. With very last round to go, the Indians are virtually out of contention

  • AUG 01, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    What's next for India on Day 9

    TWO BIG MATCHES COMING UP:

    1) At 5 pm- PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao in the badminton women's singles bronze medal match

    2) At 5:30 pm- India vs Great Britain in the men's hockey quarterfinals

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    A spirited effort

    Well, Satish Kumar was never going to have it easy but credit where due, he fought his absolute best. Left everything in that ring. Jalolov commanded the bout from the start and set the pace. He was happy to get a feel first up, using the ring, dropping his gloves and defend. Then, after the 1-minute mark, he would then charge in at Satish with his massive left-hand, create openings with his jabs and then counter-attack with his backhand.

    Satish managed to land multiples punches and body blows but Jalolov's consistency proved to be difference

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Round 3: Satish Kumar loses the bout 0-5

    Satish has to pull off a knockout or else he stand little to no chance in this one.

    BOOM! A massive left-hand jab from Jalolov. High-class defensive boxing from the Uzbekistani. Just not letting Kumar do anything or execute any of his plans. He is commanding the bout from the very first second.

    A hit to the back of Jalolov's head from Satish.

    Jalolov happy to drop his gloves and use the ring and then lands a massive right hand on Satish's face.

    Satish has more damage on the right eye and the bout stops for a few seconds.

    The bout resumes with 14 seconds to go and that's that!

    We await official confirmation.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Round 2: Satish loses R2 0-5

    Right, then! Here we go! Satish needs a big round.

    Jalolov, once again, is happy to defend before bringing in in the big backhand.

    A big right-hand jab and Satish has no answers. Satish responds with a left-hand punch of his own.

    Satish lands another jab before Jalolov responds with a body blow.

    Jalolov pushed to the ropes and the referee intervenes. 1 minute to go!

    Satish looks to land a left-hand jab but the Uzbek evades very cleverly.

    Not looking very good for Satish. To be fair, he is fighting his very best it's just not enough against the world no.1.

    He wins this round 5-0

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Round 1: Satish loses R1 0-5

    Satish Kumar up against a heavy-handed southpaw Bakhodir.

    He pushes the Uzbek to the ropes, pulled back by the referees.

    Satish, as so often he likes to do, getting the feel early on, using the ring well before pouncing at his opponent.

    Lands a great jab and Jalolov responds with a massive left-hand.

    A body blow by Satish and then a big right hand. Jalolov, who has been clever, finish the round guarding himself.

    Jalolov takes R1 5-0

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    Satish Kumar in the ring

    Out comes the Indian boxer. He has a massive task. Can he get the job done?

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Equestrian update

    Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza picked up 11.20 penalty points and was placed 22nd after the cross-country round at the Olympics on Sunday. Mirza picked up 11.20 time penalties after a clear cross country round in the challenging Sea Forest Cross Country Course in the eventing competition, which took his total to 39.20

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Golf update

    In Round 4 of the Men's Individual Stroke Play, Lahiri is currently Tied 44th, while Mane is 56th. Lahiri has slipped a lot of places.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    Up Next

    Right, then! Up next, we have India's Satish Kumar in action against Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the quarterfinals.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Mirza drops to 22

    Fouaad Mirza has now dropped to the 22nd position and has a score of 39.20 penalty points in Equestrian- Cross Country.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Hockey: Germany beat Argentina

    German men's hockey team have reached the semi-final in Tokyo after knocking out defending Olympic champion Argentina in the quarterfinals at Oi Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    Dressel continues gold rush

    American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal on Sunday as he won the 50-meter freestyle event.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Golf update

    Anirban Lahiri has now dropped to the 42nd position.

  • AUG 01, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Report: Satish cleared to fight

    As per a report, Boxer Satish Kumar has been cleared to fight world no.1 Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight (+91kg) category despite receiving 7 stiches.

  • AUG 01, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Mirza drops to 19th

    Fouaad Mirza has completed his Cross Country race and has now dropped to the 19th position with 39.20 penalty points.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:48 AM IST

    Tennis: Bencic wins gold in women's singles

    Switzerland's Belinda Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to win gold in women singles at the Tokyo Games.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:29 AM IST

    Equestrian update

    India's Fouaad Mirza is now in 16th place in Men's Individual- Cross Country Equestrian.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:26 AM IST

    Golf update

    India's Anirban Lahiri is tied 30th after carding a 68 in Round 3 of Men's Individual Golf. He has a total score of 207 and still has to play in Round 4. Meanwhile, Udayan Mene is 57th with a score of 215.

  • JUL 31, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics Day 9- LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics. Sunday could become a 'Super Sunday' as shuttler PV Sindhu could win India's second medal of the 32nd Games when she plays He Bingjiao in the bronze medal match. Moreover, the Indian men's hockey team has a shot at moving one step closer to the final but for that to happen, they must overcome Great Britain's challenge in the quarterfinal. It will be interesting to see whether Boxer Satish Kumar, who is being speculated to miss his quarterfinal bout due to injury, turns up for the fight. Again, it's all speculations till now. Elsewhere, Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane will also be in action in the final round against a strong field.

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