Indian women's hockey team's entry into the semi-final was the highlights of the day at Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 today for India. Apart from it, India mostly faced disappointment.Here's India’s Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally Updated.
Kamalpreet Kaur finishes 6th with best throw of 63.7m in Women’s Discus Throw Final. She fouled in her sixth attempt as well.
Kamalpreet Kaur measures 61.37m in her fifth attempt. Chances of her now securing a medal look slim at the moment.
Fouaad Mirza's historic campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 is over as he finishes with a total score of 59.60 in the final round.
A foul in the fourth attempt for Kamalpreet Kaur. She stays at 6th though.She needs to beat the distance of 68.98m for gold, distance of 65.72m for silver and distance of 65.34m for bronze.
Kamalpreet Kaur moves up to the sixth spot with a throw of 63.70 in the third attempt. She is now assured of getting three more chances. So, bottom four have been eliminated and Kaur will get three more chances to inch closer to the medal finish.
After the rain break, Women's Discuss Throw final resumes. India's Kamalpreet is in action. She has already took part in two rounds and is currently on 8th spot. She needs to be inside top 8 to move to second stage and get three more chances.
Fouaad Mirza has impressed on his debut and is aiming for a medal in the individual event. The Indian scored 59.60 in his attempt and is currently ranked eighth. Get live streaming details here.
The Women's Discus throw final had been delayed due to bad weather. There was heavy rainfall in the stadium and authorities have decided to halt the competition at the moment. India's Kamalpreet Kaur is currently seventh with a best throw of 61.62. American Valarie Allman leads the final with a massive score of 68.98 and is followed by Cuba's Yaime Perez and Germany's Kristin Pudez. Check live score here.
Kamalpreet Kaur messes her second attempt as a foul is recorded. Kaur's best remains 61.62m and she is now dropped to seventh spot.
Day 10 would be a very interesting day for India at the Tokyo Olympics as there would be opportunities for the athletes to add to the nation's medal tally in the competition. The focus in athletics would be on Kamalpreet Kaur, who would be competing in the discus throw final event. She would be gunning for a medal which would also be India's first in athletics in a very long time. The Indian women's hockey team would also be in action when they take on mighty Australia in the quarterfinals. Rani Rampal and co can draw inspiration from the performance by their male counterparts and head to the match on Monday, August 2. Also, Dutee Chand would be competing in the women's 200m Heat 1. The entire nation would be hoping for her to make it to the final. 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Highlights Day 9: Look Back at Major Headlines, Match Results, Updated Medals Tally
India had their best day of the Tokyo Olympics so far on Day 9 as PV Sindhu etched her name in the record books, becoming the first Indian woman and only the third Indian to win two Olympic medals in individual sports. After being comprehensively defeated by Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinal, Sindhu regained composure to dish out a dominating performance, en route to her bronze medal against China's He Bingjiao. The Indian men's hockey team brought further joy to the nation by defeating Great Britain and reaching the semifinals after 49 long years. Although boxer Satish Kumar's exit was disappointing, one has to appreciate his gutsy attitude as he walked into the quarterfinal with stitches on his face.
Day 10 can also turn out to be an eventful one for India as Kamalpreet Kaur is the favourite to end up with a medal in the discus throw event. The Indian women's hockey team, who have recently found form, would hope to continue their good form against Australia in the quarterfinals.