Day 10, Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Women's Hockey Team in SFs, Kamalpreet Finishes 6th

Live updates from Day 10 of the Tokyo Olympics: Women's hockey team win 1-0, to face Argentina in SFs on 4 August

Olympic Sports
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Hindi Female

All Eyes on Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur

Sunday, Day 10 of the Tokyo Olympics, was an excellent one for India. Shuttler PV Sindhu won the bronze medal and became the first Indian woman and the second Indian (after wrestler Sushil Kumar) to win two individual Olympic medals. In addition, the men's hockey team entered the semi-finals after 49 years after scoring a 3-1 win over Great Britain.

The country will be hoping for a similar, if not better, Day 11, where all eyes will be on Kamalpreet Kaur, who will be in action in the women's discus final at 4.30 pm. Kamalpreet had qualified for the finals with a throw of 64.0m and was only the second discus thrower on Saturday to have reached that mark. She will aim to become independent India's first medallist in a track & field event.

The women's hockey team will face Australia in their quarter-final match at 8.30 am. India had finished fourth in Pool A, managing two wins and three losses in their five games. After a poor start to their campaign, losing their first three matches, the Indian women bounced back in style, beating Ireland and South Africa. However, their quarter-final spot depended on the result of the Ireland vs Great Britain game. Thankfully for India, Ireland lost their match 0-2, and India advanced to the quarter-finals.

However, the Indian team has a poor PC conversion rate and would like to improve upon that today. They allowed South Africa to come back in the game thrice, something they can't afford to do against Australia, who topped Group B with five wins from five matches and have conceded just one goal so far.

Shooters Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput will be in action in the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification at 8 am. The top eight shooters will advance to the final, which will be held later in the day.

Dutee Chand will be in action in the Women's 200m Round 1 Heat 4 at 7.25 am. Equestrian Fouaad Mirza will be seen in the Eventing Individual Jumping - Qualifier round at 1.30 pm.

6:52 PM , 02 Aug

Women's Hockey Team Steal the Show on Day 10

The Indian women's hockey team were the highlight of Day 10, scoring an upset 1-0 victory over Australia in their quarter-final match. They created history by entering their very first semi-finals and will now face Argentina on Wednesday, 4 August.

Making her Olympic debut, Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women's discus throw final.

India's Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott, also making their Olympic debut, finished 23rd in the Equestrian-Jumping Final.

Earlier in the day, Dutee Chand finished 7th in the women's 200m race and failed to make it to the semi-finals. Shooters Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar & Sanjeev Rajput also failed to reach the men's 50m rifle 3 positions final.

Thank you very much for reading! We will be back tomorrow morning with the Indian men's hockey team's semi-final match against Belgium at 7 am IST.

6:46 PM , 02 Aug

Equestrian Update: India's Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott finished 23rd in the Equestrian-Jumping Final.

6:34 PM , 02 Aug

Discus Throw Final: The sixth and last attempt for Kamalpreet Kaur now. Her throw is wide. Outside the sector. A foul. She finishes sixth.

USA's Valarie Allman wins gold with a throw of 68.98m, silver for Germany's Kristin Pudenz with a throw of 66.86m, and a bronze for Cuba's Yaime Perez with a 65.72m throw. Defending Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic finished 4th.

6:26 PM , 02 Aug

Discus Throw Final: Fifth attempt for Kamalpreet. A 61.37m for Kamalpreet. Currently in sixth place. Only one more attempt left for her.

Kristin Prudenz moves to silver position with a 66.86m throw.Her personal best. Valarie Allman leads. Yaime Perez is third.


Published: 02 Aug 2021, 7:58 AM IST
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