It was a historic day for Indian women's hockey team as they defeated heavyweights Australia to enter the semifinal of Tokyo Olympics. Ensuring themselves a maiden semifinals appearance, Rani's team beat Australia thanks to a Gurjit Kaur’s goal. Goalkeeper Savita Punia and the defenders played crucial role in keeping the Australians at bay. India play Argentina in the semifinals next on August 4. India's shooters ended on a disappointing note with Sanjeev Rajput and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar failing to qualify for the medal rounds. In track and field, sprinter Dutee Chand failed to reach the finals, while Kamalpreet Kaur finished creditable sixth in the final of women's discuss. Catch the highlights here:
6:50 PM IST: Weightlifting - Medal Alert!!!!
Wenwen Li of China wins women's +87kg gold with a total lift of 320kg
Emily Campbell of Great Britain is second with a lift of 283kg, while Sarah Robles of USA came third with a lift of 282kg.
6:31 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final
Kamalpreet best throw after six rounds remains 63.70 and will finish sixth.
1) USA's Valarie Allman, 68.98m (Gold)
2) Germany's Kristin Pudnez, 66.86m (Silver)
3) Cuba's Yaime Perez , 65.72m, (Bronze)
6:31 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (5th Round)
Kamalpreet best throw after five rounds remains 63.70 and is placed sixth
There is a change in the top three: USA's Valarie Allman remains in lead with 68.98m, followed by German Kristin Pudnez (66.86m) in second position. Cuba's Yaime Perez (65.72m) is third.
6:17 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (4th Round)
Kamalpreet has fouled on her fourth attempt. Her best throw after four rounds remains 63.70.
No change in top three: USA's Valarie Allman leads (68.98m), followed by Cuba's Yaime Perez (65.72m) and German Kristin Pudnez (65.34m).
6:10 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (End of 3rd Round)
Kamalpreet is sixth after three rounds with a throw of 63.70 an improvement from 61.62m.
USA's Valarie Allman is leading with a throw of 68.98m, followed by Cuba's Yaime Perez (65.72m) and German Kristin Pudnez (65.34m) second and third, respectively.
6:07 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (3rd Round)
Kamalpreet is now sixth after three rounds with a throw of 63.70 an improvement from 61.62m.
5:58 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (2nd Round)
Kamalpreet is eighth after two rounds with a valid throw of 61.62m. USA's Valarie Allman is leading with a throw of 68.98m, followed by Cuba's Yaime Perez and German Kristin Pudnez second and third, respectively.
5:47 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (2nd Round)
We are back live as Kamalpreet looks to stay in competition after three throws
5:32 PM IST: Wrestling- MEDAL ALERT !!!
Mijan Lopez of Cuba wins men's Greco-Roman 130kg gold medal.
Iakobi Kajaia of Georgia came second, while Riza Kayaalp of Turkey and Sergei Semenov of ROC took home bronze medal.
5:25 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (2nd Round)
The event has been suspended for the time being till the rain stops. USA's Valarie Allman is leading, followed by Cuba's Yaime Perez and German Kristin Pudnez second and third, respectively.
INDIA'S Kamalpreet Kaur is placed seventh. The weather is also affecting the women's pole vault qualifying competition.
5:05 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (2nd Round)
The second round has been suspended due to rain, stay tuned for updates
4:55 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (2nd Round)
India's Kamalpreet has fouled on her second throw and is placed seventh.
USA's Valarie Allman is leading with 68.98m while Cuba's Yaime Perez us second with a throw of 65.72. Germany's Kristin Pudnez is third with a throw of 63.07. Last four throwers will be eliminated after third round. It's raining now and the throwers will have difficult time in gripping the discus.
4:42 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final (1st Round)
India's Kamalpreet Kaur has started off with a throw of 61.62m, Valarie Allman of USA has taken lead and now becomes favourite for the gold with a throw of 68.98. Cuba's Yaime Perez is second after first round with a throw of 65.72.
Kamalpreet is placed 6th after first round
4:28 PM IST: Women's Discus Throw final
India's Kamalpreet will be in action. The event is starting in few minutes
4:24 PM IST: Equestrian: Eventing Jumping Individual Final
Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza on Monday advanced to jumping finals of individual eventing at the Olympics, managing to stay inside top-25 with his horse Seigneur Medicott .
2:59 PM IST: Football - Women's Football, SF 1
Canada stun USA 1-0 to enter final. They will face the winners of Australia vs Sweden in the August 6 final.
2:55 PM IST: Cycling - Women's Team Sprint Final
China's Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi beat Germany's Lea Friedrich and Emma Hinze in the final to win gold. Daria Schmeleva and Anastasiia Voinova of ROC take bronze after beating Dutch pair.
2:43 PM IST: Weightlifting - Women's 87kg Final
Wang Zhouyu of China takes gold, ahead of Tamara Salazar of Ecuador and Crismery Santana of the Dominican Republic.
2:37 PM IST: Shooting - 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Final
China's Zhang Changhong creates a new world record en route to gold medal. Sergey Kamenskiy of ROC and Milenko Sebic of Serbia take silver and bronze respectively.
And with that shooting competitions at the Games come to an end. China top shooting medal tally with 11 medals (four gold, one silver and six bronze). USA (six with three gold) and ROC (8 with two gold) finish second and third. India shot blank.
2:14 PM IST: Gymnastics - Men's Rings
Liu Yang and You Hao make it 1-2 for China. Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece takes bronze.
2:10 PM IST: Simone Biles will compete in the women's beam final.
We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 2, 2021
1:27 PM IST: Sonam Malik to begin India's wrestling campaign.
1:22 PM IST: Cycling - Women's Team Sprint, Heat 3
Another record! Chinese pair, Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi, creates a new world record with a timing of 56.597.
12:54 PM IST: Cycling - Women's Team Pursuit, Qualifying
German quartet of Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein and Mieke Kroeger sets a new world record with a time of 4:07.307.
11:54 AM IST: Shooting - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Final
Jean Quiquampoix of France equals Olympic record en route to gold medal. Leuris Pupo of Cuba and Li Yuehong of China take silver and bronze respectively.
11:36 AM IST: Badminton - Women's Doubles Final
Indonesia's unseeded pair, Polii Greysia and Apriyani Rahayu, beats China's second seeds Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan in straight games (21-19, 21-15) to win gold medal. In the bronze medal match, Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong beat fourth seeds Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan in all-Korean final (21-10, 21-17).
10:52 AM IST: Shooting - Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Qualification
But Indian shooters continue to disappoint. last day of shooting competition and India's hopes were pinned on Sanjeev Rajput and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar. But both failed to qualify for the final. Aishwary finishes 21st with 1167 points (Kneeling - 397, Prone - 391, Standing - 379) and Rajput, 32nd with 1157 (Kneeling - 387, Prone - 393, Standing - 377).
10:06 AM IST: Hockey - Women's Hockey, QF 2
India beat three-time champions Australia 1-0 to enter maiden semis.
9:14 AM IST: Hockey - Women's Hockey, QF 2
Half-Time - India take 1-0 lead against Australia, courtesy a Gurjit Kaur PC conversion. A beauty of a drag flick.
8:50 AM IST: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico wins women's 100m hurdles. Kendra Harrison (USA) and Megan Tapper (JAM) settle for silver and bronze.
8:25 AM IST: Hockey - Women's Hockey, QF 2
Players are out for Australia vs India match. Follow live updates HERE.
7:57 AM IST: Shooting - Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Qualification
Next - Sanjeev Rajput and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
7:53 AM IST: Athletics - Women's 200m, Heat 4
Dutee Chand finishes seventh with a timing of 23.85 sec and is out.
Sanjeev Rajput, now into his third Olympics, and young Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar on his Olympic debut, will present India’s final challenge at the Asaka shooting range on Monday. The duo will feature in the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) qualification round.
Rajput and Tomar are ranked sixth and second in the world, respectively, in the most gruelling Rifle/Pistol event. Both Indians will have to fight hard for a top eight spot in a 48-man field that will see the likes of defending Olympic champion Sergey Kamenskiy of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and world number one Istvan Peni of Hungary in action.
Kamalpreet Kaur will be a dark horse in the women's discus competition. If Kamalpreet Kaur ends up on the podium, it will be India’s first-ever track-and-field medal at the Olympics. She was one of only two discus throwers to achieve the automatic final qualification mark of 64m in the qualifying rounds on her Olympic debut.