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Day 1, Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Silver for Mirabai; Rani & Co Lose 1-5 vs Dutch

Mirabai Chanu has won India's first weightlifting medal in 21 years.

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  • Mirabai Chanu's won a silver medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting event.

  • Saurabh Chaudhary finished seventh in the 10m Air Pistol final after qualifying in the first position.

  • Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav defeated in the quarterfinal of the mixed team archery event.

  • Men's hockey team beat New Zealand 3-2, will face Australia next.

  • Manika Batra and Achinta Sharath Kamal knocked out in opener of mixed doubles event.

  • Sumit Nagal wins first men's singles tennis match at Olympics for India since Leander Paes in 1996.

6:57 PM , 24 Jul

Hockey: India defeated by Netherlands

Despite resolute and gritty performance in the first half, the Indian women's team were no match for the world champions Netherlands, who ran riot in the second half, adding 4 more goals to their tally to take the score to 5-1.

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5:56 PM , 24 Jul

Hockey: India vs Netherlands: Q2

Another quarter gone in the contest as India keep Netherlands at bay. The Dutch have been attacking continuously and a big reason why they haven’t gone ahead is the Indian keeper and vice-captain Savita, who has been stunning in goal. The penalty corners too have not yielded much for either side.

Teams still tied at 1-1 but what's clear is the levels of improvement in the Indian side, who were outplayed and how in Rio.

5:34 PM , 24 Jul

Hockey: India vs Netherlands: Q1 

Netherlands’ Felice Albers found herself in plenty of space early on and duly the world champions in the lead. However, with 5 minutes to go in the quarter, India equalised with captain Rani Rampal coming to the forefront for her team. India finished the first quarter with keeper Savita making a brilliant save to keep the teams tied at 1-1. The Dutch were awarded a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the quarter, but failed to convert that thanks to a resolute Indian defence.

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5:01 PM , 24 Jul

Hockey: Indian Women's Team Set to Play Netherlands

It's the last bit of action for Indian athletes today at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Indian women's team will be playing the mighty Dutch. Can they match the Men's team and get off to a winning start in what is the first time they're making consecutive appearances at the Games.

Tokyo will be the team's 3rd appearance at Olympics, the previous two being Moscow 1980 and Rio 2016. Since Rio, the team has won the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy, 2017 Asia Cup, silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, and made it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Women’s World Cup for the first time in history.


Published: 24 Jul 2021, 5:00 AM IST
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