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07.40 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) Kamalpreet Kaur, meanwhile, throws 60.29 in the first attempt. Lower than Seema Punia’s highest (60.59). Kamalpreet is currently 5th in group B.
07.38 AM: (Boxing) Amit Panghal had a split decision (4-1) in his favour but the Colombian makes a brilliant comeback with a similar scoreline. This is end-to-end bout between the two.
07.35 AM: (Boxing) Meanwhile, Amit Panghal has begun his campaign in the round-of-16 against Colombia’s Yuberjen Martinez.
07.32 AM: (Archery) Furukawa wins. Atanu Das with a poor final set as she hits a 9-8-9. Furukawa takes an instant edge over the Indian with arrows of 9 and 10 up front. Atanu is knocked out and India finish with no medals in archery.
07.29 AM: (Archery) The Indian scores 28 again with a 9-10-9 but this time, the Japanese hits with the same order to equalise. 4-4 in the fourth set and we’re onto the decider.
07.27 AM: (Archery) Best set for Atanu so far. He hits 10 in two successive arrows before fumbling a bit with an 8, but it is enough to win the third set. He wins 28-27 and the score is level at 3-3.
07.25 AM: (Archery) Das starts strongly with a 10 in the second set and follows it up with a 9. The Japanese hits two successive arrows of 9 in response. Atanu finds a 9 again but Furukawa holds nerve to find a 10 and equalise in the second set. He leads 3-1.
07.23 AM: (Archery) Furukawa takes the first game 27-25. The Indian started strongly with a 9 and then hit two successive 8s. Japan leads 2-0.
07.15 AM: (Archery) Atanu Das, the last remaining Indian in the archery event, will soon take part in the round-of-16 against Japan’s Takahuru Furukawa.
06.59 AM: (Women’s Discuss Throw) Seema Punia has finished with her throws, and it’s now time for Kamalpreet Kaur to take part in the Group B of qualifications. She begins at 7:25 AM.
Before that, however, we have Atanu Das in action. He will meet Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the round-of-16 at 7:18 AM.
06.50 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) Final Standings: Top 12 performers from Group A and B combined will qualify for the final.
06.48 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) Seema Punia has finished sixth in the qualification group A, with her second throw of 60.57 being the highest among the three attempts.
06.33 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) Ah! Punia throws 58.93 in her last attempt, meaning her second throw at 60.57m remains her best attempt in the qualification group A. Will it be enough to secure a place in the medal event?
06.30 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) Seema Punia is currently at sixth position after all throwers took two attempts.
06.19 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) A clean second attempt from Seema Punia. She throws 60.57m long and currently placed third in the qualification group A.
06.04 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) Seema Punia fouls her first throw. She has two more attempts remaining.
05.50 AM: (Women’s Discus Throw) The qualification event has begun. India’s Seema Punia will take part in the Qualification – Group A in a few minutes!
05.31 AM: (Golf) After a strong start which saw him jump to sixth position, Anirban Lahiri’s performance dipped in the second round. He is currently at 24th position (3 under par)
05.05 AM: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 8 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Here is the schedule of India for the day:
04:02 AM: Golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane resume action in men’s individual strokeplay in round 2. Lahiri, 4-under on first day, was one of the 16 golfers who were yet to finish their rounds and was tied 20th at the time of suspension of play on Friday. Udayan Mane (69) shot 2-under 69 with the help of three birdies on the back nine after being 1-over for the front nine. He is Tied-57th.
04:15 AM: A very good morning to all our readers. Hello and welcome to Live coverage of Day 8 of India’s action at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) provided the spark that India’s Olympic campaign desperately needed with a medal-clinching quarterfinal win, while ace shuttler P V Sindhu re-asserted her status as one of the greats of the sport as the country’s athletes enjoyed a largely successful day 7 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On to the disappointments then and after two days of some great results, archery was heartbreak on the day. There was little to celebrate in athletics as well.
On Saturday, world number one boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) will open his campaign in the Olympics, while woman pugilist Pooja Rani (75kg) will fight for a place in the medal rounds. But the focus will be on shuttler PV Sindhu as she takes on Tai Tzu Ying in the semis for a place in her second consecutive Olympic final, and India’s lone hope in archery, Atanu Das, when he vies for a place in the semis. Here’s all you can expect from the Indian contingent on Saturday, July 31.