Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 8 Live Update: PV Sindhu and hockey in action

By Rohit - July 31, 2021 - Last updated on Aug 23, 2021 02:21 PM Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 8 Live Update: PV Sindhu and hockey in action

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 8 Live Updates: PV Sindhu, hockey team, Amit Panghal and Atanu Das in action on Saturday

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 8 Live Updates:
All eyes will be on PV Sindhu’s semi-final clash against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics. India hopes to grab another medal and add to the silver won by weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Day 1 as Sindhu will either go into her second consecutive Olympics final or settle for a bronze medal match.
Rani Rampal-led Indian hockey team will be looking for their second win and a chance to book a place in the quarter-finals. Pooja Rani will go up against China’s Li Qian in the quarter-final clash. A win will help India assure another medal in the ongoing Games. Boxer Amit Panghal will als be featuring in his round of 16 bout against Colombia’s Yurberjen Herney Martinez Rivas.

Remaining matches of Day 8:- | ARCHERY Atanu Das vs Takaharu Furukawa (Japan) in Men’s Individual Pre-Quarterfinals Match: 7:18 AM | ATHLETICS: Kamalpreet Kaur in Women’s Discus Throw Qualification- Group B: 7:25 AM | BOXING: Amit Panghal vs Yurberjen Herney Martinez Rivas (Colombia) in Men’s 52kg Round of 16 bout: 7:30 AM | SHOOTING: Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification: 8:30 AM | SAILING: KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar in Men’s Skiff 49er Race 10, 11 and 12: 8:35 AM | HOCKEY: India vs South Africa in Women’s Pool A Match: 8:45 AM | BADMINTON: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu-Ying (Chinese Taipei) in Women’s Singles Semifinal Match: 3:20 PM | BOXING: Pooja Rani vs Li Qian (China) in Women’s 75kg quarterfinal bout. 3:36 PM | ATHLETICS: Sreeshankar in Men’s Long Jump Qualification – Group B: 3:40 PM

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~~SHOOTING: Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant | HOCKEY: India vs South Africa in Women’s Pool A Match: 8:45 AM | BADMINTON: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu-Ying (Chinese Taipei) in Women’s Singles Semifinal Match: 3:20 PM | BOXING: Pooja Rani vs Li Qian (China) in Women’s 75kg quarterfinal bout. 3:36 PM | ATHLETICS: Sreeshankar in Men’s Long Jump Qualification – Group B: 3:40 PM ~~


31 JUL 20216:41 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

PV Sindhu loses the womens singles semi-final 18-21, 12-21 in just 40 minutes to Taiwans Tzi Tzu Ying. She will play for the bronze medal against Chinas He Bingjiao.

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31 JUL 202116:37 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu had the chance to finish that rally with a smash but then Tai Tzu gets some help from the net and Sindhu lose the point.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 17-9*

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31 JUL 202116:29 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu hurries too much for a smash from her backhand and ends up hitting it wide. Next point, Sindhu hits into the net as she attempts to return a Tai Tzu drop.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 7-4*

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31 JUL 202116:28 (IST)

PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying - Tokyo Olympics

Tai Tzu us now executing her trademark drops and slick skills. Sindhu is being pushed to all corners and is having to lunge a lot more than she would want.

Tai Tzu leads 21-18, 5-4*

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31 JUL 202116:23 (IST)

Game 1: Tai Tzu Ying wins game 1

PV Sindhu gave her full effort but she loses the opening game 18-21! Sindhu, who has so far not lost a game in Tokyo 2020, is down one game. She needs to bounce back. Sindhu needs to her strategy in game 2. Faster strokes and downward strokes are the need of the hour.

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31 JUL 202115:57 (IST)

PV Sindhu Vs Tai Tzu-Ying: Head to Head

Tai Tzu-Ying leads 13-5. Sindhu beat her at the Rio Olympics in 2016, World Tour Finals in 2018 and World Championships in 2019. However, the last time they met was in the 2020 BWF World Tour Finals, where Sindhu lost 21-19, 12-21, 17-21 in the group fixture.

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31 JUL 202116:01 (IST)

NEWS ALERT:

Indian boxer Pooja Rani loses to Li Qian of China 0-5 in womens middleweight (69-75kg) quarter-finals.

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31 JUL 202115:11 (IST)

Pooja Ranis quarterfinal bout

Pooja Rani is set to face Chinas Qian Li in her upcoming womens middle (69-75kg) quarterfinal bout. The match is scheduled to begin from 3:36 PM IST, and will be held at the Kokugikan Arena.

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31 JUL 202115:09 (IST)

PV Sindhus Semifinal Match: LIVE COVERAGE

PV Sindhus womens badminton singles semifinal match against Tai Tzu Ying will begin in sometime.

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31 JUL 202111:14 (IST)

Anjum Moudgil misses out on qualification!

Anjum Moudgil scored 95 and 97 in Series 3 and 4 of the Standing category. It wasnt enough, and she is 15th in the standings.
Tejaswini Sawant also scored 95 and 94 in Series 3 and 4. She is 33rd. Only the top eight shooters will qualify for the finals!

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31 JUL 202110:51 (IST)

Hockey: INDIA WIN 4-3

Vandana Katariya comes to Indias rescue with a hat-trick, defeating South Africa 4-2 in Group A match. This is the second win and now India have 6 points. This comes as a huge result for Indian women hockey. The last time India won a match was in 1980 Moscow Games and we already have two this time. Good end to the group-stage campaign after defeats to last Olympics top finishers.
Indias qualification is now in the hands of Great Britian, who need to either win or draw against Ireland later today in order for India to qualify to quarterfinals. If Ireland draw, it will come down to goal-difference. Itll be an agonising wait, the next few hour. Their match starts at 5.15pm.

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31 JUL 202110:11 (IST)

Shooting: 50m Rifle prone round

Anjum Moudgil has a fine Prone Round in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Womens Qualification. She finishes with 395 in Prone after a 390 in Kneeling.
Anjum Moudgil prone: 98 100 98 99. She is at 8th spot (785 pts) after both the rounds.
Tejaswini Sawant, prone: 99 98 99 98. She is at the 28th spot (778 pts).

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31 JUL 202110:31 (IST)

Hockey: India 4-3 South Africa

India take the lead for the fourth time in the game and Vandana has a hat-trick. Thats the first hat-trick by an Indian woman in the three Olympics they have competed. India desperately need to hold on to this lead till the end of the match now.

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31 JUL 202110:05 (IST)

The third quarter is over | IND 3-3 RSA

The third quarter is over now between India and South Africa. The scores are level at 3-3.

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31 JUL 202109:59 (IST)

South Africa equalize again | 6:24 3rd | IND 3-3 RSA

Marizen Marais scores for South Africa, and the score is 3-3 now. India failed to clear the ball, and she was there to direct it past the keeper.

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31 JUL 202109:51 (IST)

India retain the lead | 13:40 3rd | IND 3-2 RSA

Neha has given India the lead again. India received a penalty corner, and shot was wayward, but Neha was there to deflect it in.

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31 JUL 202109:36 (IST)

Second quarter ends | IND 2-2 RSA

The second quarter has ended, with scores level at 2-2. Vandana Katariya and Erin Hunter scored in the second quarter.

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31 JUL 202109:29 (IST)

India are increasing their momentum | 4:30 2nd | IND 2-1 RSA

India are increasing their momentum and are trying to extend their lead by more goals. The second quarter is almost over now!

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31 JUL 202109:20 (IST)

India lead again | 12:55 2nd | IND 2-1 RSA

Vandana Katariya scores again, and this time through penalty corner. India grab the lead now!

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31 JUL 202109:18 (IST)

Womens 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification: UPDATE

Tejaswini Sawant is 32nd after kneeling. She scored 384 (97, 92, 98, 97).
Anjum Moudgil has gone down to 13th spot.

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31 JUL 202109:13 (IST)

End of first quarter | IND 1-1 RSA

The first quarter is over, and scores are level. Vandana Katariya opened the scoring, with Tarryn Christie Glasby equalizing towards the end of the first quarter.

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31 JUL 202109:11 (IST)

South Africa equalize |35.3 1st | IND 1-1 RSA

Tarryn Christie Glasby equalizes for South Africa, and it was chaos in the Indian cicle. She was there to deflect it for a goal.

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31 JUL 202108:58 (IST)

GOAL | 11:30 1st | IND 1-0 RSA

Vandana Katariya scores as India grab a lead through field goal! Good start by India, and they are gaining momentum.

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31 JUL 202108:46 (IST)

Womens Pool A Hockey: India vs South Africa

Indias Womens Pool A Hockey game vs South Africa has begun! The Indians will be aiming to register a win!

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31 JUL 202108:23 (IST)

Athletics: Kamalpreet finishes second in qualifying

Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for womens discuss throw final with a best effort of 64m, the cut off mark for the medal round, which will be on Monday, August 2. She finishes second in qualifying.
First attempt: 60.29
Second attempt: 63.97
Third attempt: 64.00

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31 JUL 202107:48 (IST)

Olympics pressure, says Atanu after bowing out

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31 JUL 202107:48 (IST)

Olympics pressure, says Atanu after bowing out

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31 JUL 202108:10 (IST)

Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies!!/span>

Kamalpreet Kaur throws a massive one, and reaches automatic qualification. She registered 64.00 in her final throw!

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31 JUL 20217:55 am (IST)

Seema Punia is out of contention!

Seema Punia is out of contention in the womens discus throw qualification. She was sixth in her group, and there are nine better throws in Group B.

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31 JUL 20217:44 am (IST)

AMIT PANGHAL KNOCKED OUT!

Amit Panghal loses in the third round too, with all the judges favouring Yuberjen Martinez. The final result reads 1-4.

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31 JUL 20217:39 am (IST)

Yuberjen Martinez wins the second round!

Round 2 has been won by Yuberjen Martinez, and Amit Panghal really needs to go all out in the third and final round!

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31 JUL 20217:37 am (IST)

Amit Panghal wins the first round!

Amit Panghal has won the first round against Yuberjen Martinez. The Indian will be aiming to build on his momentum!

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31 JUL 20217:35 am (IST)

Atanu Das loses in the fifth set, and is eliminated!

Atanu could only manage a 26 in the fifth set (9, 8, 9). Meanwhile, Takaharu scored 27 (9, 10, 8), thereby winning the game 6-4. Atanu is eliminated!

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31 JUL 20217:32 am (IST)

Its 4-4 now between Atanu Das and Takaharu Furukawa

Atanu scored 28 in the fourth set (9, 10, 9). Meanwhile, Takaharu notched 28 too (9, 10, 9). The duo are level at 4-4, with the fifth set still left.

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31 JUL 20216:53 am (IST)

Seema Punia finishes in sixth position!

Seema Punia finished in sixth position with a best attempt of 60.57. The womens discus qualification still hasnt ended, with Group B yet to start. Kamalpreet Kaur will be in action during the Group B round.

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31 JUL 20216:16 am (IST)

Six athletes start with a foul throw!

Six athletes, including Indias Seema Punia, started the womens discuss throw event with a foul. Sandra Perkovic is leading the Group A with a throw of 63.75.

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July 31 20214:57 am (IST)

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. After India was assured of its second medal thanks to Lovlina Borgohain, another womens boxer Pooja Rani will look to do the same on Saturday. PV Sindhu will have a tough challenge as she takes on Tai Tzu-ying to become the only Indian female athlete to win two individual Olympic medals. This and a lot more in store for you today. Stay tuned. .

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31 JUL 20214:00 am (IST)

Here is the full schedule of todays matches

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