Tokyo 2020 Olympics Highlights Day 12
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Highlights Day 12

Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 12: Wrestler Ravi Kumar ensures a medal, India women's hockey team to fight for bronze

  • Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 12: Wrestler Ravi Kumar ensured a medal by reaching the finals, boxer Lovlina Bogorhain settled for bronze after losing her semifinal bout, while India's star athlete Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final of javelin throw.
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:08 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 12: Wrestler Ravi Kumar ensured India's fourth medal by advancing to the final of Men's Freestyle 57kg category. Wrestler Deepak Punia lost his semifinal of the 86kg category and will now fight for the bronze medal. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain settled for a bronze medal after losing her semifinal bout 0-5 to world no.1 Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in the 69kg division. India's Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final of Men's javelin throw, topping the qualification table with a throw of 86.65m. The India women's hockey team went down 1-2 to Argentina in the semi-final and will now face Great Britain in a bronze medal match.


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  • AUG 04, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    That's all for today!

    That's all the action from Day 12 we had for you today. Thank you so much for joining us. We will be back tomorrow morning with the live blog of day 13. Until then, it's goodnight. CIAO!

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:06 PM IST

    Women's hockey: India lose to Argentina, to fight for bronze

    The final whistle blows! India fall short by one goal as Argentina win the match 2-1 to enter the final. India women should keep their chin up, for it was a fabulous effort. They are still in medal contention and will play the bronze medal match against Great Britain on Friday.

  • AUG 04, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    PC for India with just over nine minutes left

    Ever since India began pressing hard, they have appeared a lot more in control. And they have been rewarded for their aggression with a penalty corner. Takes the shot... and it's a tremendous save. India will have to wait! Full marks to the Argentinian defence.

  • AUG 04, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    PC, and Argentina are in the lead

    Argentina kept mounting pressure on India with repeated penalty corners, and they finally convert it for a second time to take a 2-1 lead. India referred the decision, with the ball deflecting off Sushila Chanu, but replay confirmed it wasn't dangerous play. Captain Maria Noel strikes for the second time in the match. Argentina 2-1 India with 9 minutes to go before the final quarter.

  • AUG 04, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    India 1-1 Argentina at half-time

    Argentina has been putting tremendous pressure on the Indian defence but it has responded well. Having said that, not converting a PC when they had three of those almost back to back is something India would want to work on. They can press a little harder there.

  • AUG 04, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Women's hockey S/F: Argentina equalize

    India couldn't hold on to their early lead for long, as Maria Noel Barrionuevo, the Argentina captain scores to level things up. Meanwhile, three penalty corners in quick succession for India, but they haven't been able to make them count.

  • AUG 04, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Wrestling Update: Anshu Malik

    India's Anshu Malik, who had lost her opening bout in women's 57kg category, has qualified for the repechage rounds after her opponent reached the finals. Anshu will have a shot at bronze if she wins all her repechage matches in women's 57kg.

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Hockey update: India vs Argentina, women's semifinal

    India are leading 1-0 at the end of the first quarters courtesey the Gurjit Kaur goal in the 2nd minute of the match.

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Hockey update: India vs Argentina, women's semifinal

    The Indian women's team are leading 1-0 against Argentina in the women's hockey semifinal.

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Wrestling update: Deepak Punia

    Deepak pushed out of the mat and it's Taylor 10-0. Now it's all over for Deepak, walked all over him, did Taylor. Deepak never got a chance there, complete technical superiority over the young Indian wrestler, once Taylor had his grip, he never let Deepak go. Deepak Punia now gets a chance at bronze

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    Wrestling update: Deepak Punia

    Taylor gets an attack in, gets Deepak down, turns him around and Deepak is now getting turned round and round...9-0 for Taylor

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Wrestling update: Deepak Punia

    Again Taylor on the attack and Deepak moves out of the way but he may get a passivity warning.

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Wrestling update: Deepak Punia

    Straight away the American goes on the attack, starts with a move for the legs and Deepak moves out

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    Deepak Punia's semifinal set to begin

    Ok, hearts in mouth, it's about to begin, Deepak Punia vs David Taylor for a place in the finals of the 86kg Freestyle for men

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    A word on the opponent

    His opponent in the final, American David Taylor is not just the 2018 World Champion, but also beat the legendary Jordan Burroughs earlier this year. He's called 'magic man' for his ability to turn fights around, so Deepak has his task cut out. Perhaps we can start calling Ravi Dahiya magic man from now on

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    Can Deepak ensure a fifth medal for India?

    Deepak grew up just a few kilometres from Bajrang Punia, India's finest wrestler, and learnt a lot from him. Remember, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak and Bajrang are all from Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi, in the news for all the wrong reasons after the stadium's icon and two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was charged with murder a few months back

  • AUG 04, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Over to Deepak Punia bout

    Deepak Punia was on fire in 2018, winning the world juniors, then making the semifinal of the senior world champs the same year. He's had a good start to this year as well, with a silver at the Asian championships. Can the wrestler from Jhajjar in Haryana follow his friend and colleague Ravi Dahiya to the final?

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Wrestling Update

    What a comeback by India's Ravi Kumar. He was trailing 2-9 in the last 3 minutes but came storming back to win the bout by fall or a take down. Ravi was trailing 7-9 when the referee signalled for a victory by fall in the India's favour.

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Wrestling Update

    India wrestler Ravi Kumar ensures a medal, reaches Men's 57kg final by beating Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan.

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Wrestling Update

    India's Ravi Kumar is leading 2-1 after the first three minutes. Important next three minutes coming up. The Indian needs more points to ensure a spot in the finals.

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Wrestling: Deepak Punia's semifinal later

    Deepak Punia will take on USA’s David Morris in the semifinal of Men’s Freestyle 86kg event. India have a golden chance to confirm a medal in wrestling today.

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Wrestling: Ravi Kumar's semifinal up next

    India’s Ravi Kumar will be up against Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in semifinal of Men’s Freestyle 57kg. The winner will qualify for the finals and confirm a medal.

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Table Tennis update

    China kept alive its chances of maintaining an undefeated Olympic teams table tennis record when its women's and men's teams easily beat their respective opponents in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

    In the men's team, China's Ma Long, Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong seized the match against South Korean paddlers Jeoung Youngsik, Lee Sangsu and Jang Woojin with a strong 3-0 win.

    Earlier, the Chinese women's trio of Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu breezed into the final with a 3-0 win over Germany.

  • AUG 04, 2021 02:12 PM IST

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  • AUG 04, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    COMING UP SOON FOR INDIAN CONTINGENT

    2:45 PM IST: Ravi Kumar Men's Freestyle 57kg Semi-Final

    2:45 PM IST: Deepika Punia Men's Freestyle 87kg Semi-Final

    3:30 PM IST: India vs Argentina Women's Hockey Semi-Final

  • AUG 04, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Karate ready for Olympic debut

    The history of karate’s journey to the Olympics would make a pretty good backstory for a martial arts movie.

    Generations of determined athletes have collectively spent half a century training, studying and working toward their goal, overcoming setbacks and patiently honing their martial art for the big moment.

    This epic quest finally ends Thursday when some of the brightest talents in modern karate step onto the tatami at the Nippon Budokan to begin three historic days of competition in its Olympic debut.

    “Nothing will be the same for karate after Tokyo,” said Antonio Espinós, the president of the World Karate Foundation and a prime force behind its Olympic addition.

  • AUG 04, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Boxing update

    Cuba's Arlen Lopez won his second Olympic gold medal on Wednesday as he taught Britain's Ben Whittaker a boxing lesson in the final of the men's light-heavyweight in Tokyo.

    The 28-year-old Lopez, who won middleweight gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics, was surprisingly only a split-points winner, having been the aggressor and clearly better boxer throughout the three rounds.

    Lopez fell to his knees and banged on the floor when he was named the victor, while Whittaker quickly left the ring with his hands over his face.

  • AUG 04, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Skateboarding update

    Making it three gold medals from three events, with just one more left to go, Sakura Yosozumi led a Japanese 1-2 in the women's park event on Wednesday, solidifying the host country’s dominance in the sport’s Olympic debut.

    Kokona Hiraki took silver and, at 12 years old, became Japan’s youngest ever Olympic medalist. Sky Brown, already a skating superstar at 13, prevented a Japanese medal sweep by taking the bronze, making her the youngest person to win a medal for Britain at the Olympics.

    Yosozumi won with a trick-filled first run that scored 60.09, making her the only competitor to break 60 points in the event at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.

  • AUG 04, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Golf update- ROUND 1

    After ROUND 1, India's Aditi Ashok is tied 2nd with USA's Nelly Korda, while Diksha Dagar is T55th with two other golfers.

  • AUG 04, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    A QUICK LOOK AT THE MEDAL TABLE

  • AUG 04, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Sailing update

    Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan of Australia stormed to victory in the medal race to take gold for Australia in the men's 470 sailing class at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Wednesday.

    After a thrilling battle for silver, Sweden's Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom came out on top while Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez Garcia-Paz picked up the bronze for Spain.

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    What's next for India?

    2:45 PM IST: Ravi Kumar Men's Freestyle 57kg Semi-Final

    2:45 PM IST: Deepika Punia Men's Freestyle 87kg Semi-Final

    3:30 PM IST: India vs Argentina Women's Hockey Semi-Final

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    BRONZE FOR INDIA

    Lovlina Borgohain, despite losing the semifinal bout 0-5, settles for bronze, adding a third medal to India's tally at Tokyo 2020.

    India now has two bronze medals along with a silver

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    IT'S OFFICIAL

    Winner by unanimous decision, in red, Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli.

    Busenaz entered the ring with a Ronaldo-like jump, and exited it jumping around like a tigress in the final few seconds of the bout. What swagger! It was a unanimous decision in the end, and one could hardly argue with that. Lovlina was always up against it, and tried her best to nullify the aggression of the Turkish world champion. But it lasted till the first around. After that, Busenaz was simply all over the Indian. But a bronze medal nonetheless, which still is a significant achievement from this boxer from Assam

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    ROUND 3

    Lovlina needs to knock Busenaz out. It's that simple.

    Busenaz taking it slow, happy to use the ring and move around.

    Busenaz is pushed to the ropes but she manages to sneak in an inside hook. Referee does a standing count to check if Lovlina is okay.

    THAT'S A MASSIVE JAB! And Lovlina is visibly shook. But the Indian is braving it out. Busenaz is doing a lot of damage with the left-hand hook but the Indian responds with the right hand.

    ROUND 3 IS OVER AND WE KNOW THE RESULT! WE AWAIT OFFICIAL COMFIRMATION

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    ROUND 2- Busenaz wins R2 5-0

    Busenaz begins the round with a sweeping right hand and then follows it up with a left hand. She lands two more jabs and Lovlina is forced to defend.

    Next, a big right hand from Lovlina but Busenaz responds with a right-hand punch of her's.

    WOW! Busenaz is ruling the roost here. Lovlina leaves herself open for that one moment and that is enough for Busenaz to pounce at her.

    A clean right hand landed by Busenaz and she ends the round with another right hand.

    ROUND 2 IS OVER! Busenaz wins R1 5-0 AND ONE POINT IS DEDUCTED FROM BOGORHAIN'S TALLY!

    Busenaz now clearly stamping her authority on the bout. The Indian is trying her best to stay close, but it's too much quality she has to deal with. A perfect 20 so far for Busenas. Lovlina all but out of it, you'd think.

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    ROUND 1: Busenaz wins R1 5-0

    Borgohain pushes Busenaz to the ropes and the referee intervenes.

    A great right-hand jab from Lovlina but Busenaz responds with a flurry of body blows. One thing is clear, Lovlina isn't going to hold back.

    Busenaz takes the Indian to the rope before landing a big right hand.

    Busenaz blocks Lovlina's right hand, finds the opening and then lands a powerful jab on the Indian. She is defending and attacking.

    Lovlina gets the last warning.

    Another right hand from Busenaz before she misses a second sweeping right hand. Busenaz now cranking it up. A lot better. WOW! The world champion gets the better of Lovlina in the last few seconds. A flurry of jabs. Round 1 is over!


    Busenaz began the bout by pouncing towards Lovlina. The Indian weathered it for a while, but in the end the Turkish world champion cranked it up, like she usually does. She takes it 5-0

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    CAN SHE SCRIPT HISTORY?

    Can Lovlina beat the world no.1 to become the first Indian boxer to make the final? let's find out


  • AUG 04, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    OUT COME THE BOXERS

    Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli, the reigning world champion and the top seed, walks out first. She is in the red corner

    Next, out comes Lovlina Borgohain in the blue corner.

  • AUG 04, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    The previous bout is over, time for Lovlina

    The ongoing semifinals bout between Bulgaria and Japan in the 48-51kg category is over. It's not time for the much-awaited bout of Lovlina Borgohain

  • AUG 04, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Lovlina Borgohain in action very soon

    We're minutes away from the Lovlina bout. Having already assured herself, and the country, of a bronze medal, the boxer from Assam will be looking to go all out to change the colour of the medal. But she faces a difficult challenge in the form of Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli, the 2019 world champion in the category, for a place in the final.

  • AUG 04, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    15 minutes to go

    Just 15 more minutes to go before boxer Lovlina Borgohain takes on Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in the semifinals of the 69kg division. The bout begins at 11 AM. We will be bringing you all the action. You do not want to miss this one

  • AUG 04, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Skateboarding update

    The Olympic debut of skateboarding is turning out to be an all-Japanese affair.

    Making it three gold medals from three events, with just one more left to go, Sakura Yosozumi led a Japanese 1-2 in the women's park event on Wednesday, solidifying the host country’s dominance in the sport’s Olympic debut.

    Kokona Hiraki took silver and, at 12 years old, became Japan’s youngest ever Olympic medalist. Sky Brown of Britain, already a skating superstar at 13, prevented a Japanese medal sweep by taking the bronze.

    Yosozumi won with a trick-filled first run that scored 60.09, making her the only competitor to break 60 points in the event at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.

  • AUG 04, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    McLaughlin breaks own WR

    Sydney McLaughlin has won the 400 metres hurdles event to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics. She has broken her own world record by clocking a time of 51.46 seconds on Wednesday, beating Dalilah Muhammad in a thrilling Tokyo Olympics final.

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Deepak Punia reaches semis

    Deepak Punia beats China's Lin Zushen in Men's freestyle 86kg wresting 1/4 Final. He advances to the semi-final with a scoreline of 6-3. The score was tied 3-3 until the final seconds when Deepak scored the winning points just as the buzzer sounded.

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Ravi Kumar enters semis

    Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar beats Georgi Vangelov of Bulgaria, advances to the semi-final in Men's Freestyle 57kg by technical superiority (14-4).

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    Ravi Kumar takes 6-0 lead

    India's Ravi Kumar has got off to a brilliant start. He has taken a 6-0 lead at the halfway mark against Georgi Vangelov of Bulgaria in Men's Freestyle 57kg 1/4 final. 3 minutes to go

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    Deepak leads

    Deepak Punia is leading his bout 1-0 against Lin Zushen after the first 3 minutes.

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Up next: Deepak Punia's next bout

    India's medal hope Deepak Punia is facing China's Lin Zushen in Men's freestyle 86kg wresting 1/4 Final. Bout has started.

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Up next: Ravi Kumar's next bout

    India wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya is facing Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov in Men's Men's Freestyle 57kg 1/4 Final. Bout about to start.

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Women's hockey: Netherlands in final

    The Netherlands have reached the final of women's Olympic hockey for a fifth straight time in Tokyo after beating the 2016 Rio Olympic champions Britain 5-1 on Wednesday.

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Deepak Punia wins

    India's Deepak Punia decimates opponent Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomo in the Men's Freestyle 86kg 1/8 Final. He moves into the next round with a win by technical superiority (12-1).

  • AUG 04, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    Wrestling: Punia leads

    Deepak Punia has taken the lead of 4-1 over Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomo after the first three minutes.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    Up next: Deepak Punia

    India's medal hope Deepak Punia is facing Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor in Men's freestyle 86kg wresting. Bout about to start.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Anshu Malik loses

    Tokyo Olympics: Indian wrestler Anshu Malik loses to Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus 2-8 in Women's Freestyle 57kg 1/8 Final.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Malik trailing in bout

    Number-three seed Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus has taken a 4-0 lead over 19-year-old Anshu Malik after 3 minutes. Anshu needs a great performance in the next three minutes to go ahead.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Up next: Anshu Malik

    India's Anshu Malik's bout with Olympic medaIryna Kurachkina in Women's freestyle 57kg begins.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Ravi decimates opponent

    Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar beats Oscar Eduardo Tigreros of Colombia by technical superiority (13-2) in the Men's Freestyle 57kg 1/8 Final.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Ravi wins first half

    India’s Ravi Kumar got off to a brilliant start, taking a 2-0 lead but Eduardo Tigreros of Colombia made a strong comeback to make it 2-2. But Ravi scored a point again to take a 3-2 lead at the halfway mark in the Men's Freestyle 57kg 1/8 Final. Another 3 minutes to go.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Ravi Kumar's bout begins

    India's Ravi Kumar and his opponent Oscar Eduardo Tigreros are on the mat and bout is about to begin.

  • AUG 04, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Wrestling update

    India’s Ravi Kumar is up against Oscar Eduardo Tigreros of Colombia in the Men's Freestyle 57kg 1/8 Final. The bout will begin shortly.

  • AUG 04, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Neeraj on top in qualification

    After the end of Group B qualification, Neeraj Chopra has the best throw of 86.65m.

  • AUG 04, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    Shivpal fails to qualify

    Shivpal Singh's third attempt is 74.81m. With that, it looks like he has failed to qualify for the final as he doesn't make it to the list of 12 best performers in qualification.

  • AUG 04, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Shivpal's second attempt

    Shivpal Singh's second attempt is 74.80m. He is still short of the qualification mark. Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem qualifies with a throw of 85.16m.

  • AUG 04, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    Discus throw update

    Germany's Julian Weber has also qualified for the final of Men's javelin throw.. He has a personal best of 88.29m.

  • AUG 04, 2021 07:14 AM IST

    Shivpal's first attempt

    Shivpal's first throw measures 76.40 metres. It is short of the qualification mark but he still has two attempts left.

  • AUG 04, 2021 07:08 AM IST

    Shivpal in action

    Shivpal Singh is on the field in Group B of the Men's javelin throw qualification.

  • AUG 04, 2021 06:27 AM IST

    Golf update

    India's Aditi Ashok is in action in round 1 of Women's individual golf.

  • AUG 04, 2021 06:23 AM IST

    Tough for him to beat me: Vetter on Neeraj

    "He (Chopra) threw good throws twice this year. Above 86m in Finland. If he is healthy and if he is in the right shape, especially in his technique, he can throw far. But he has to fight with me. I am looking to throw over 90m in Tokyo, so it will be tough for him to beat me," Vetter had said before the event. Neeraj's qualification mark is longer than him.

  • AUG 04, 2021 06:18 AM IST

    Vetter qualifies

    Johannes Vetter has also qualified for the final with a throw of 85.64m. Neeraj still leads the standings in Group A of Men's Javelin Throw.

  • AUG 04, 2021 06:11 AM IST

    Two Indians could be in finals of Men's Javelin Throw?

    Tokyo Olympics: Shivpal Singh will also be in action in Group B of Men's Javelin Throw qualification. After the end of Group A, the action in Group B will start. India could have two athletes in the final of a Track and Field event. Shivpal threw 85.47 meters to qualify for 2020 Olympics and if he lands that throw in qualification, then he would be in the finals.

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:59 AM IST

    Neeraj qualifies for final

    Neeraj Chopra will be fighting it out for a Tokyo Olympics medal as he has qualified for the final of Men's Javelin Throw. He has made a statement with that throw of 86.65 metres in his first attempt in an Olympics.

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:54 AM IST

    Neeraj breaches qualification mark

    WOW! Neeraj Chopra leads the standings in the Group A of Men's Javelin Throw with a throw of 86.65 metres. Amazing first throw by the Indian.

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:50 AM IST

    Vetter's first throw

    Gold-medal prospect Johannes Vetter's first throw is 82.04. He has a personal best of 97.76 m.

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:40 AM IST

    Men's javelin throw qualification begins

    The qualification mark has been set at 83.50 metres and Romania's Alexandru Mihaita Novac has almost breached that mark in his first throw.

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:28 AM IST

    Neeraj Chopra is warming up

    All the players in Group A of Men's javelin throw qualification are warming up.

  • AUG 04, 2021 05:14 AM IST

    Up next: Neeraj Chopra in action

    Neeraj Chopra will be in action as he looks to qualify for the final in Men's javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • AUG 03, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics Day 12 - LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog of Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 12. Day 11 was one of the most disappointing days for India so far. With India losing in the men's hockey semifinals and not a single positive result coming out on Tuesday, the Indian contingent would look to bounce back strongly on Wednesday. Brightest hopes? India vs Argentina in the women's hockey semifinals. Can this Indian team become the first to reach the women's finals? Elsewhere, boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who has already assured India of a medal, will meet Turkey's Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in the semifinals of the 69kg division. Neeraj Chopra, India's star javelin thrower, will also be in action for the first time this Olympics. More wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, will also be in action today. Can the Indian contingent put up an improved show today? Let's find out!

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  • North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) PREMIUM
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

How the India women’s hockey team got fitter, faster and stronger

By Rudraneil Sengupta, Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • A carefully tailored programme that continued through lockdown and a top-notch recovery process helped in the jump from last in Rio to fourth in Tokyo
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI) PREMIUM
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)

A community plan that led to India’s Paralympics badminton success

By Rutvick Mehta, Sharad Deep, Mumbai/lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • The plan produced rich rewards at the just-ended Tokyo Paralympics where India’s shuttlers won four medals on the sport’s debut.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS) PREMIUM
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)

Tune out post-Tokyo festivities, reset now for Paris

By Amrit Mathur
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 07:27 PM IST
  • Indian sports is the marathon runner who after the first 30 minutes knows there are more than 30 kilometres to go—time to lengthen the stride and steel yourself for the long grind ahead.
Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024(SAI)
Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024(SAI)

Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024

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UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 07:20 PM IST
The Indian para athletes registered their best-ever performance for the country in the Tokyo Games by winning an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.
Sumit Antil sets a World Record at Tokyo Paralympics with a throw of 68.55m to clinch a gold medal(Twitter)
Sumit Antil sets a World Record at Tokyo Paralympics with a throw of 68.55m to clinch a gold medal(Twitter)

“This gold is just the start, I want to touch 80 metres”

By Rutvick Mehta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 08:34 AM IST
Functions, felicitations, and top government officials dropping by to Sumit Antil's home in Khewra village in Sonipat is now a daily affair.
Salima Tete
Salima Tete

‘Our performance in Tokyo a huge confidence booster’: Women hockey player Tete

UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST
  • India women's hockey team player Tete added that she feels blessed to have received an opportunity to play in an Olympic Games at a very young age.
Para javelin thrower Tek Chand holding the Indian tri-colour at the Tokyo Paralaympics 2020 opening ceremony(Twitter)
Para javelin thrower Tek Chand holding the Indian tri-colour at the Tokyo Paralaympics 2020 opening ceremony(Twitter)

Why Indian para athletes can’t get classified at home

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2021 09:14 AM IST
India does not have any international classifier; our athletes get classified for first time at global events.
Krishna Nagar(REUTERS)
Krishna Nagar(REUTERS)

PM Modi, President Kovind congratulate Krishan Nagar on winning gold in Tokyo

PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST
Second seeded Nagar saw off his rival from Hong Kong 21-17 16-21 21-17 in the final. A soon as the shuttler won the face-off, reactions began to pour in on social media.
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