Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 5: Boxer Pooja Rani makes quarters; PV Sindhu and Deepika Kumari advance to pre-quarters
- Tokyo Olympics Live Updates Day 5: The fifth day was a lot better for the Indians as boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals. Moreover, archer Deepika Kumari and shuttler PV Sindhu made the pre-quarterfinals. However, the campaigns of B Sai Praneeth, Tarundeep Rai, and Pravin Jadhav ended.
Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 5: PV Sindhu reached the Round of 16 after beating Hong Kong’s Yi Ngan Cheung 21-9, 21-16 on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics. Boxer Pooja Rani began her campaign in style by beating Algeria's Ichrak Chaib 5-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. Deepika Kumari advanced to the pre-quarterfinals. in the archery women's singles event. Earlier, India's women's hockey team lost 1-4 to Great Britain in their Pool A match. Meanwhile, Archer Tarundeep Rai was eliminated by Israel's Itay Shanny in the men's singles archery. Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh failed to qualify for the men's lightweight double sculls final. Archer Pravin Jadhav got knocked out of the men's singles event after losing to world No.1 in the round of 16. And finally, B Sai Praneeth's campaign came to an end with a 14-21, 14-21 defeat to Netherlands' Mark Calijouw.
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JUL 28, 2021 03:56 PM IST
That's all the action we have for you today from the Indian contingent. The fifth day was a lot better for the Indians as boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals. Moreover, archer Deepika Kumari and shuttler PV Sindhu made the pre-quarterfinals. However, the campaigns of B Sai Praneeth, Tarundeep Rai, and Pravin Jadhav ended. We will be back tomorrow morning for Day 6. Until then, it's goodbye. CIAO!
JUL 28, 2021 03:33 PM IST
RUGBY 7s update
Fiji maintained their dominance of the Olympic Rugby Sevens on Wednesday with a comprehensive 27-12 gold medal win over New Zealand at the Tokyo Stadium, retaining the title they won in Rio five years ago.
Argentina claimed the bronze with a 17-12 victory over Britain, sparking wild scenes of celebration, and plenty of tears, at the final whistle.
JUL 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Badminton update: Praneeth crashes out
India's B Sai Praneeth loses 14-21, 14-21 to Netherlands' Mark Calijouw, knocked out of men's singles badminton event
It was a very poor performance from Praneeth. He ends his maiden Olympics with losses against two lower-ranked players
JUL 28, 2021 03:11 PM IST
AND SHE HAS DONE IT! SHE IS THROUGH TO QUARTERS
Deepika Kumari was made to sweat but she held her nerve very well to grab a 6-4 win and with that, she is through to the quarterfinals.
JUL 28, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Deepika Kumari: 9+9+8 = 26
Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez: 8+8+9= 25
JUL 28, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Sai Praneeth misses a straightforward smash in an open court, to hand a 10-13 advantage to Calijouw. It has been that kind of an Olympics for the Indian shuttler so far.
JUL 28, 2021 03:07 PM IST
SET 4: Deepika Kumari loses set, scores now 4-4
Deepika Kumari: 9+6+9 = 24
Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez: 9+8+8 = 25
We are heading into the decider
JUL 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
ROUND 3: Deepika win, leads 4-2
Deepika Kumari: 10+9+8 = 27
Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez: 8+10+7 = 25
JUL 28, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Calijouw has made a grand comeback in the second game and has tied it 8-8. Praneeth is struggling badly
JUL 28, 2021 03:01 PM IST
SET 2 : Deepika wins, levels score 2-2
Deepika Kumari: 8+10+10 = 28
Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez: 9+7+9 = 25
JUL 28, 2021 02:59 PM IST
SET 1: Deepika loses, trails 0-2
Deepika Kumari: 7+9+9 = 25
Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez: 9+10+7 = 26
JUL 28, 2021 02:58 PM IST
IN ACTION NOW: Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari's Round of 16 match against USA's Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez is now underway.
JUL 28, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Pooja Rani wins, she is through
Pooja Rani wins on points by unanimous decision. A comprehensive victory. 5-0 win and she is just one win away from assuring India a medal
JUL 28, 2021 02:52 PM IST
BADMINTON UPDATE: PRANEETH TRAILS 0-1
Sai Praneeth loses the first game 14-21. The Dutch player was all over the Indian shuttler. The fact that Praneeth will not make it to the knock-out rounds even if he wins this match seems to have bogged the Indian down. The body language is quite poor for a player in his first Olympics
JUL 28, 2021 02:52 PM IST
A great left hand from Pooja as Chaib was in the middle of her punch,
And once more, Pooja with a riveting left-hand uppercut.
Wow! This total domination from the Indian,
Less than a minute to go now. Pooja happy to defend as she takes multiple steps back before coming in. A big charge from the Algerian, pushes Rani to the rope after a huge right hand and gets a 'no-holding' call.
THAT'S IT! ROUND IS OVER AND WE AWAIT OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION
JUL 28, 2021 02:48 PM IST
ROUND 2: Rani takes the second round 5-0
Rani is making the most of Ichrak's eagerness to attack as she attacks with the backhand. She is vulnerable to the straight left-hand from Rani.
Another booming left hand from Rani as Ichrak opens herself while trying land a deep punch.
Two left hands in one motion. This is excellent stuff from Pooja Rani. She is looking very comfortable out there. Doing her little dance, moving around and then attacking.
The Algerian youngster in trouble
A great left hand from Chaib to finish the round.
ONCE AGAIN, RANI TAKES THE ROUND 5-0
JUL 28, 2021 02:44 PM IST
ROUND 1: Rani takes the first round 5-0
Ichrak defends two punches from Rani before pushing her to the ropes with a flurry of punches. Only lands two. Rani is using the ring well and lands a menacing right hand. Ichrak slips but she is back up now.
Rani playing it smart, mixing it up and this time, she lands her left hand flash. WOW!
Rani ducks a right hand from Ichrak and defends it well
Less than a minute to go.
Blue gets a warning from the referee after she nails a soft punch on Rani.
And that's the end of the first round and it goes 5-0 to Rani. WOW!
JUL 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Rani enters the ring and is in red corner
Boxer Pooja Rani is a bright prospect for India as far as getting a medal is concerned. She is taking on Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib in the Round of 16 in Women’s Middle (69-75kg) category. Only two wins will confirm a medal for Pooja and India.
JUL 28, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The Dutch to serve first
3-2: Good placement from the India. Goes for a backhand tap to the corner of the court on the parallel side and just finds the line.
Sai Praneeth making a good comeback against Netherland's Mark Calijouw. The Dutch players had raced to 17 points in the first game but the Indian is back withing reach on 14 points
JUL 28, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Deepika in action at 14:53
Deepika Kumari's round of 16 match begins in about 20 minutes from now. Her opponent is yet to be decided
JUL 28, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Novak Djokovic advances to the quarterfinals, beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain 6-3,6-1 in their Round 3 match of the men's singles.
JUL 28, 2021 02:24 PM IST
What's next for India on Day 5?
At 14:30, in about seven minutes from now, shuttler B Sai Praneeth will take on Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands in their Group D match.
At 14:33, Indian boxer Pooja Rani will begin her campaign against Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in the round of 16
JUL 28, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Deepika Kumari gets the job done! She wins her round of 32 match comfortably to advance to the next round.
JUL 28, 2021 02:20 PM IST
SET 3: KUMARI WINS 6-0
Deepika Kumari: 9+10+8 = 27
Bhu Karma: 6+8+10 = 24
JUL 28, 2021 02:18 PM IST
SET 2: Deepika wins it comfortably, leads 4-0
Deepika Kumari: 8+9+9 = 26
Bhu Karma: 7+7+9 = 23
Well, the second set is almost identical to that of the first. Both players hit the same scores and Deepika's all three shots are the same. Karma hits two sevens, which become her undoing
JUL 28, 2021 02:16 PM IST
SET 1: Deepika wins it comfortably, leads 2-0
Deepika Kumari: 8+9+9 = 26
Bhu Karma: 8+6+9 = 23
And there goes the first set. Very comfortably to the Indian. Karma's 6 proves to be hurtful eventually
JUL 28, 2021 02:13 PM IST
AND DEEPIKA'S MATCH IS UNDERWAY
And off we go! The R32 match is underway! Here we go!
JUL 28, 2021 02:08 PM IST
China's WANG Zongyuan and XIE Siyi take GOLD in the men's 3m synchro diving event.
Andrew Capobianco and Mike Hixon (USA) take Silver
And finally, the bronze goes to Patrick Hausding and Lars Rudiger (GER)
JUL 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Up next: World No. from India
We are only a few minutes away from the start of Deepika Kumari's R32 match. Kumari is ranked world No.1 in the women's singles outdoor recurve category
JUL 28, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Serbia's Novak Djokovic wins the first set of his third-round match 6-3 against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain
JUL 28, 2021 01:37 PM IST
What's next for India on Day 5?
Right, now, it's time for the women's archery match. India's star Deepika Kumari will take on Bhutan's Karma in the round of 32.
JUL 28, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Well, that could have gone either in set 2. But a hurtful 7 in set 2 proves to be Pravin Jadhav's undoing
JUL 28, 2021 01:28 PM IST
SET 3: THAT'S IT! Jadhav loses 0-6
Pravin Jadhav: 8+8+7 = 23
Brady Ellison: 8+9+9 = 26
Another 7 that hurts the Indian and his singles campaign is over
JUL 28, 2021 01:26 PM IST
SET 2: Jadhav loses set 2, trails 0-4
Pravin Jadhav: 10+9+7 = 26
Brady Ellison: 8+10+9 = 27
Close, once again! Jadhav began so well but his third arrow, a 7, costs him the set.
JUL 28, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Set 1: Jadhav loses set 1, trails 0-2
Pravin Jadhav: 9+8+10 = 27
Brady Ellison: 9+10+9 = 29
And the first set goes to the American. An arrow in the red 8 hurts the Indian
JUL 28, 2021 01:22 PM IST
HERE WE GO! IT'S WORLD NO. 1 VS JADHAV
And we are underway with Jadhav taking on world no.1
JUL 28, 2021 01:13 PM IST
More on Jadhav's next opponent
More on Brady: He holds the record for the longest continuous period as the world number-one-ranked men's recurve archer, from August 2011 to April 2013
JUL 28, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Novak Djokovic's R3 match underway
World No.1 and top-seed Novak Djokovic's round three match against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain is underway. In the first set, Djokovic leads 2-1
JUL 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST
Who is Brady Ellison, Pravin Jadhav's next opponent?
Pravin has a massive mountain to climb in the next round as he faces USA's Ellison. He is the current world no.1 in the men's singles recurve category and a three-time Olympic medallist.
He's won silver in the team event at London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Moreover, he bagged gold in the men's singles event.
JUL 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
PRAVIN TO FACE WORLD NO.1
Wow, we have our R16 match-up ready.
India' Pravin Jadhav will face USA's Brady Ellison, who is currently ranked world no.1 in the men's singles outdoor recurve
JUL 28, 2021 12:47 PM IST
VERY SOON! Pravin Jadhav's R16 up next
In about 20 minutes from now, we will have Pravin Jadhav step up to his mark once again for his R16 match.
His opponent is yet to be decided
JUL 28, 2021 12:36 PM IST
SET 3: PRAVIN JADHAV WINS 6-0
Pravin Jadhav: 9+9+10 = 28
Galsan Bazarzhapov: 8+7+9 = 27
AND THAT'S IT! PRAVIN JADHAV WINS 6-0. Two 7s from the ROC archer costs him the match and consistency pays off for the Indian. He beats the world no.2
JUL 28, 2021 12:34 PM IST
SET 2: Jadhav leads 4-0, takes set 2
Pravin Jadhav: 9+9+10 = 28
Galsan Bazarzhapov: 10+10+7 = 27
Good comeback from Jadhav. Galsan looked very good on the first two arrows, hitting the inner 10s right next to each other but he scuffed his third hit.
On the other hand, Jadhav reaped the benefits of his consistency. At time, a series of 9 does prove to be better than erratic 10s
JUL 28, 2021 12:31 PM IST
SET 1: Jadhav leads 2-0, takes set 1
Pravin Jadhav: 10+9+10 = 29
Galsan Bazarzhapov: 9+9+9 = 27
Good start from the Indian. He takes the first set, leads 2-0
JUL 28, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Let's get going! The players have taken guard
Welcome back! Pravin Jadhav and Galsan have taken their guard. Let's go
JUL 28, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Archery" Pravin Jadhav in action
We are minutes away from Jadhav's R32 match.
JUL 28, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Update on Biles
"After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health," USA Gymnastics said in a statement.
The US federation said a decision on whether Biles would compete in individual event finals would be taken following daily evaluation.
"Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week's individual event finals," USAG added.
Jade Carey will will replace Biles in the all-around final.
"We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritising her well-being," the statement said. "Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."
Biles' decision to pull out of the all-around comes after her stunning withdrawal early in Tuesday's team final in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old superstar -- one of the faces of the Olympics -- abruptly scratched from the competition after one rotation citing mental health concerns.
JUL 28, 2021 11:53 AM IST
JUST IN | BILES WITHDRAWS FROM INDIVIDUAL
Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final of the individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics due to concerns over her mental health, USA Gymnastics confirmed on Wednesday.
JUL 28, 2021 11:46 AM IST
This time there was no mistake. Annemiek van Vleuten is an Olympic champion -- it is OFFICIAL!
The Dutchwoman, who mistakenly thought she had won the road race on Sunday, left nothing to chance as she romped to gold in the time trial, winning by a massive 56 seconds over 22km.
It was the sweetest of moments for the 38-year-old in her last Olympics -- having suffered her fair share of heartache -- and a boost for the Dutch team who were left red-faced on Sunday when they got their calculations all wrong
JUL 28, 2021 11:36 AM IST
Team Britain has clinched gold in the men's Olympic 4x200m relay event. The team, led by Tom Dean and Duncan Scott, finished in 6 minutes and 58.58 seconds, missing out on the world record time of 6:58.55.
JUL 28, 2021 11:15 AM IST
Unfortunate end for Paula Badosa. The Spanish retires mid-way through her quarterfinal game against Marketa Vondrousova. She retired after losing the first set 3-6.
JUL 28, 2021 10:59 AM IST
Ukraine's fourth-seed Elina Svitolina is through to the semifinals in the women's singles event after beating Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-4 in the quarters
JUL 28, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Australia's Ariarne Titmus wins Women's 200m Freestyle Gold.
Titmus had beaten Ledecky to gold in the 400m freestyle on Monday, and she becomes the first Australian woman to complete the 200-400 Olympic double since Shane Gould at the Munich 1972 Games.
JUL 28, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Through at last! ROC's Daniil Medvedev battles past the scorching heat of Tokyo to outlast Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 and move to the quarterfinals at the Ariake Tennis Park. He will meet Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta next.
JUL 28, 2021 10:45 AM IST
USA's Katie Ledecky wins the gold medal in the women's 1500m freestyle category.
Her compatriot Sarah Kohler won silver.
A 1-2 finish for the Americans
JUL 28, 2021 10:41 AM IST
What's next for India?
Next up, archer Pravin Jadhav will take to the range for his round of 32 clash against ROC's Galsan Bazarzhapov
JUL 28, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Ganapathy and Thakkar finish 17th
KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar managed to improve their position from the previous two races as they finished 15th in Race 3.
JUL 28, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Sindhu's opponent in Round of 16
PV Sindhu will take on Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the Round of 16.
JUL 28, 2021 10:00 AM IST
Marijne disappointed by India's performance
"This was our worst match. We always try to play for a six (out of 10) for each individual, and I don't think each individual today played for a six. Bad decisions, bad choices and I'm pretty disappointed by this," the Indian women's hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne said after the match.
JUL 28, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Titmus continues to win
Australia's Ariarne Titmus won the 200m freestyle champion on Wednesday. Katie Ledecky clinched the first-ever women's Olympic 1500m freestyle title.
JUL 28, 2021 09:32 AM IST
India sailers in the 49er haven't been able to improve their positions in the first races. They have finished 18th in both Race 1 and Race 2.
JUL 28, 2021 08:54 AM IST
49er Men's Race 2: KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar are in 18th position currently.
JUL 28, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Tarundeep Rai knocked out
Israel's Itay Shanny has defeated India's Tarundeep Rai 6-5 to advance to the next round. The game went right down to the wire with both archers not giving each other even an inch. But Shanny clinched the match with a single point in the last set.
JUL 28, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Rowers fail to qualify
Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh couldn't make it to the next round as they failed to qualify for the men's lightweight double sculls final. Arjun finished sixth while Arvind came in last in the second semifinal.
JUL 28, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Sindhu enters knockout rounds
Tokyo Olympics: Successive wins for India’s PV Sindhu in Women’s Singles Group J, beats Hong Kong’s Yi Ngan Cheung 21-9, 21-16
JUL 28, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Sindhu leads again
PV Sindhu is in the lead again. India 17-14 Hong Kong in the second game. Sindhu just 4 points away from winning this game and the match
JUL 28, 2021 08:16 AM IST
A comeback by Cheung
A good fightback by Hong Kong’s Yi Ngan Cheung. She takes a slender one-point lead at the halfway stage of the second game. India 10-11 Hong Kong in the second game. Sindhu leads 1-0
JUL 28, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Sindhu continues dominate
PV Sindhu has once taken a 6-2 lead in the second game. There is no stopping the sixth seed, looks like it will be one-way traffic today.
JUL 28, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Hockey: Britain beat India
Indian women’s hockey team lose third match in a row. Great Britain beat India 4-1 in Women’s Hockey Pool A match
JUL 28, 2021 08:05 AM IST
Sindhu wins first game
India's PV Sindhu takes the first game 21-9 against Hong Kong's Yi Ngan Cheung in Women’s Singles Group J match. Excellent start for the Indian shuttler
JUL 28, 2021 08:03 AM IST
GB score another goal
Indian women's hockey team now trail 1-4 against Great Britain. Grace Balsdon scored from the penalty spot.
JUL 28, 2021 08:01 AM IST
Tarundeep's final scoreline
JUL 28, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Sindhu looks dominant
India's PV Sindhu will be the happier one. The sixth seed India leads 11-4 at the halfway stage of the first game without breaking a sweat. Great signs for India
JUL 28, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics: Tarundeep Rai through to next round, beats Ukraine's O. Hunbin 6-4. In the tie-breaker, Tarundeep upped the stakes with perfect 10s. 25
JUL 28, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Sindhu has the lead
Sindhu has taken an early 6-2 lead over her opponent from Hong Kong. The Indian shuttler is moving swiftly and looking good.
JUL 28, 2021 07:54 AM IST
4-4 in Archery
Tarundeep Rai is facing a tough challenge from his Ukrainian opponent. The match is tied 4-4 and it is into the take-all set.
JUL 28, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Tarundeep Rai is tied 1-1 with Ukraine's O. Hunbin in the first round of Men's individual archery.
JUL 28, 2021 07:45 AM IST
Sindhu's match begins
Meanwhile, India’s medal hope in badminton, the silver medallist of Rio, PV Sindhu’s women’s singles Group J match against Hong Kong’s Yi Ngan Cheung has started.
JUL 28, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Great Britain have increased their lead as Lily Owsley scores. Britain 3-1 India
JUL 28, 2021 07:36 AM IST
Vandana receives Green card
Vandana has to head off the field as she has also received a green card from the referee.
JUL 28, 2021 07:33 AM IST
7th Penalty Corner for India
India have received a lot of penalty corners in this match but have only been able to make one count.
JUL 28, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Green card to Sushila
Sushila heads off the field as she receives a green card from the referee.
JUL 28, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Another Penalty corner for India
India have another penalty corner. Can Grace make it count?
JUL 28, 2021 07:11 AM IST
End of second quarter
Britain lead India 2-1 at the second quarter.
JUL 28, 2021 07:06 AM IST
Poor penalty corner by India
Indian players made a silly mistake as they wasted a penalty corner while also giving Britain a chance to attack.
JUL 28, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Goal by India
Sharmila Devi has scored for India. Gurjit Kaur hit a powerful penalty corner and Sharmila put her stick out to get the ball inside the net. Britain 2-1 India
JUL 28, 2021 06:54 AM IST
Great Britain double their lead as Hannah Martin scores again early in the second quarter. Britain 2-0 India
JUL 28, 2021 06:48 AM IST
End of first quarter
Great Britain are leading India 1-0 at the end of first quarter.
JUL 28, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Penalty corner for India
India had a chance to equalise as they had two penalty corners but failed to capitalise on their chances.
JUL 28, 2021 06:43 AM IST
Great Britain received the first penalty corner of the game but Savita Punia made a good save. Britain 1-0 India
JUL 28, 2021 06:41 AM IST
First attack by India
Nikki Pradhan took the ball to Great Britain's corner but couldn't make the most of it.
JUL 28, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Great chance missed
Hannah Martin was again at the forefront for GB. She got into the Indian box with ease and passed the ball to her teammate, who was free but couldn't control the ball. A let off for India.
JUL 28, 2021 06:32 AM IST
An electric start by Britain as Hannah Martin scores after just 72 seconds. Britain 1-0 India
JUL 28, 2021 06:30 AM IST
Britain have the ball as they start the proceedings.
JUL 28, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Teams out on the field
Both teams are out on the field as the match is about to begin.
JUL 28, 2021 06:19 AM IST
India's women's hockey team is going to take on Great Britain in a Pool A match. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 AM. A task on the hands for Sjoerd Marijne and Rani Rampal as India look to record their first win in Tokyo.
JUL 28, 2021 05:29 AM IST
Men Double Sculls Finals Final B
1. ROC (Ilya Kondratev; Andrey Potapkin), 6:13.73.
2. New Zealand (Jack Lopas; Christopher Harris), 6:15.51.
3. Romania (Ioan Prundeanu; Marian Enache), 6:16.86.
4. Ireland (Ronan Byrne; Philip Doyle), 6:16.89.
5. Germany (Stephan Krueger; Marc Weber), 6:18.13.
6. Lithuania (Saulius Ritter; Aurimas Adomavicius), 6:20.87.
(with AP inputs)
JUL 28, 2021 05:20 AM IST
Women's hockey match
The first event of the day for India will be the women's hockey match against The Great Britain. India need to win against their opponents to strengthen their chances of going into the next round.
JUL 27, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics Day 5- LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics. Day 4 proved to be yet another disappointing day for the Indians. Except for the men's hockey team (that beat Spain 3-0 in their Pool A match) and Lovlina Borgohain making the quarterfinals, all the other Indian athletes failed to register wins. Day 5, however, will see a flurry of singles events. Shuttlers PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth will resume their campaign, while boxer Pooja Rani will take to the ring for the first time in the Games. Archers Tarundeep Rai, Deepika Kumari, and Pravin Jadhav will also look to nail their aims at the range today. Moreover, rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will fight for a spot in the finals of the Lightweight Double Sculls standard. Will Day 5 be a good day for India? Stay tuned to find out!
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