Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 12 LIVE: India have athletes competing in boxing, wrestling, hockey and more.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 12:
After the disappointments on Day 11, it is a big day on Wednesday as India’s Lovlina Borgohain, who is already assured of a medal, will take on reigning world champion Busenaz Sürmeneli in semis (69kg) for a place in the final. This is the first time that a sportsperson from Assam is all set to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
The boxer, hailing from Baramukhia village in Assam’s Golaghat district, defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen to reach the women’s welterweight semi-finals. On the other hand, India faces Argentina in the women’s hockey semi-finals later in the afternoon. In their third-ever Olympics, after 1980 Moscow and 2016 Rio, it will be their first-ever last-four appearance. Neeraj Chopra qualified for the men’s javelin throw finals by topping the Group A qualification with a massive first throw of 86.65m.
EVENT SCHEDULE // ATHLETICS:- Shivpal Singh in Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification Group B: 7:05 AM IST. | BOXING: Lovlina Borgohain vs Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey) in Women’s 69kg Semi-Final, 11 AM IST. | WRESTLING: Ravi Kumar vs Oscar Eduardo Tigreros (Colombia) in Men’s Freestyle 57kg; fourth bout after 8:00 AM IST start, Anshu Malik vs Iryna Kurachkina (Belarus) in Women’s Freestyle 57kg; fifth bout after 8:00 AM IST start, Deepak Punia vs Ekerekeme Agiomor (Nigeria) in Men’s Freestyle 86kg; eighth bout after 8:00 AM IST start. | HOCKEY: India vs Argentina in Women’s Semi-Final: 3:30 PM IST.
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04 AUG 202108:00 (IST)
Javelin Throw: Who all qualified for finals automatically?
Indias Neeraj Chopra (86.65m), Germanys Johannes Vetter (85.64m), Pakistans Arshad Nadeem (85.16m), Finlands Lassi Etelatalo (84.50m), Germanys Julian Weber (84.41m), Czech Republics Jakub Vadlejch (84.93m) were the six automatic qualifiers from the two groups in the mens javelin throw event. The final event, with 12 competing athletes, will be held on August 7
04 AUG 202107:35 (IST)
Javelin Throw: Shivpal throws 74.80m on second attempt!
On his second attempt, Shivpal fumbles up as he throws 74.80m, a downgrade from his first attempt of 76.40m. Minutes later, Pakistans Arshad Nadeem throws 85.16m and becomes the fifth automatic qualifier for the finals, to be held on August 7.
04 AUG 202106:40 (IST)
Javelin Throw: All eyes on Shivpal!
Shivpal threw 85.47m to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and if he lands that throw in qualification, then he would be in the finals. Earlier, Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to qualify for the javelin throw finals at the Olympics.
.@Neeraj_chopra1 made entering an Olympic final look so easy! ??— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 4, 2021
Neerajs FIRST attempt of 86.65m in his FIRST-EVER #Olympics was recorded as the highest in mens Group A, beating @jojo_javelins 85.64m ?#StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #Tokyo2020 | #BestOfTokyo pic.twitter.com/U4eYHBVrjG
04 AUG 202106:30 (IST)
Javelin Throw: Shivpal to be in action soon...
Indias second male javelin thrower — Shivpal Singh — will be in action in Group B in around half-an-hour! On the other hand, Vetter has qualified for the finals in Group A, with a third throw of 85.64. More than a metre less than Neerajs first attempt (86.65m).
04 AUG 202105:55 (IST)
Javelin Throw: Neeraj qualifies on first throw!
Neeraj Chopra comes in late and he aces his first throw with a monster throw and a befitting scream during the release! 86.65 metres! Well beyond the qualification mark! On the other hand, Johannes Vetter scaled 82.04m in his first attempt.
The 23-year-old Neeraj, who is ranked fourth in the world, has thrown the javelin above 80m in his last 21 competitions. He has thrown above 85m a stupendous 11 times while he has bettered his own national record thrice. Keeping dreams alive.
04 AUG 202105:40 (IST)
Javelin Throw: Neeraj to be in action next...
Neeraj Chopra, one of the top medal prospects in athletics, is currently warming up before the mens javelin throw qualification. The 23-year-old is lined up at number 15 in the start list with a personal best of 88.07m. The qualification mark is set at 83.50m.
04 AUG 202105:30 (IST)
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the eleventh day of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and it is a big one! Neeraj Chopra starts off his campaign with three wrestling matches later on in the day. India are in action in womens hockey semis too.
Event Schedule | 4th Aug— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) August 3, 2021
Watch your favourite athletes in Action at #Tokyo2020. @Neeraj_chopra1 , @LovlinaBorgohai ,Womens #TeamIndia playing #Hockey SF match and much more !
Dont forget to cheer for the team.#Cheer4India ??✌? #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/Bu2fYhzT5o