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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Highlights: Ind beats Japan in hockey; Sindhu in semis

Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured India of their first boxing medal while Sindhu steps closer to a medal as she enters the semifinals at Tokyo Olympics 2021

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Reigning world Champion P V Sindhu kept India's hopes of winning a first-ever Olympic gold in badminton alive as she reached the semifinals of women's singles with a fighting straight-game win over world no 5 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi at Tokyo 2021 today.

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The 26-year-old Indian, who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, defended brilliantly and rode on her attack to outclass the fourth seeded Yamaguchi 21-13 22-20 in a 56-minute quarterfinal clash at the Musashino Forest Plaza here. She will next face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.

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India in boxing today

Debutant Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured India of their first boxing medal at  Tokyo 2021 when she upstaged former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to enter the semifinals today. The 23-year-old Assam boxer prevailed 4-1 to make the last-four where she will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey, who hammered Anna Lysenko in her quarterfinal bout.

Earlier, Simranjit Kaur (60kg) lost to Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in the pre-quarterfinals to make an early exit from the Games here. The 26-year-old Indian, seeded fourth, went down 0-5 despite a gritty performance.

RESULTS: India on July 30


HOCKEY: India beats Ireland 1-0

GOLF: Men's individual stroke play round 2 (to be continued on Saturday) has Anirban Lahiri T-20 and Udayan S Mane T57 at the end of Friday.

Sailing: Nethra in W laser radial, Ganapathy/Varun in 49-er skiff

Archery: Deepika Kumari advances to quarterfinals

Athletics: Avinash Sable breaks the National Record in 3000m steeplechase, finishes seventh in heats; Jabir out in 400m H heats. Dutee Chand out in 100m heats. Mixed 4x400m Relay Race Round 1 Heat 2: India's finishes last 

Shooting: and Rahi Sarnobat out in 25m pistol qualifying

Boxing: Simranjit Kaur out in r-o-16

Badminton: enters semifinal

Equestrian: Fouaad Mirza stands 6th in the rankings, will qualify for second round.

Hockey: India defeats Japan 5-3


India in today

World number one archer Deepika Kumari's quest for an Olympic medal ended in heartbreak for the third time as she surrendered tamely to Korean top seed An San in straight sets in the quarterfinals at Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games .

Deepika misfired four 7s as An, who had broken a 25-year-old Olympic record en route to topping the ranking round, wrapped up the women's individual match 6-0 in less than six minutes.

Deepika's husband Atanu Das is the only Indian left in contention for a medal as he made the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday with a stunning shoot-off win over two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek. In his last-16 match slated on Saturday, Das will face home favourite Takaharu Furukawa, an individual silver medallist at the 2012 and a team bronze winner at Tokyo Olympics 2021

India in today

Avinash Sable broke his own national record in the 3000m steeplechase while finishing sixth in his heat race at the Olympics on Friday morning. Sable, 26, ran an 8:18.12 in heat 2 to break his previous national record of 8:20.20, which he set during the Federation Cup in March. 

The top three competitors from each of the three heats, as well as the next six quickest athletes from all of the qualifying heats, advance to the final, and Sable is a surprise qualifier.

Dutee was nowhere near her best as she clocked 11.54 seconds in 100m, well outside her national record of 11.17 seconds -- also her season's best -- to finish seventh in heat 5 and 45th overall out of 54 competitors.

The first three in each of the seven heats and the next three fastest advance to the semifinals.

India in Hockey today

The Indian women's hockey team scored a late goal to eke out a narrow 1-0 victory over Ireland in a must-win penultimate pool match to stay alive in the Olympics here on Friday. India will now need to win their final Pool A match against South Africa on Saturday and hope for Ireland to face defeat at the hands of Great Britain to seal their quarterfinal berth.

On the other hand, India's men's team defeated Japan 5-3 to cruise into knockout satges. .

India Badminton schedule today

India's medal hopeful defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-final today at Tokyo Olympics 2021.

India schedule today at Tokyo Olympics
India's event today:
COMPLETED: Deepika Kumari vs Ksenia Perova (Russian Olympic Committee) in Women's Individual Pre-quarterfinals Match: WINS.
Completed: Avinash Sable in Men's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 Heat 2: 6:17 am IST.
Completed: M P Jabir in Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 5: 8:27 am IST.
COMPLETED: Dutee Chand in Women's 100m Round 1 Heats: 8:45 am IST Start.
COMPLETED Mixed 4x400m Relay Race Round 1 Heat 2: India's finishes last (3:19.93).
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COMPLETED: P V Sindhu defeats Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) in Women's Singles Quarterfinal Match: 1:15 pm IST.
COMPLETED: Simranjit Kaur vs Sudaporn Seesondee (Thailand) in Women's 60kg Round of 16 Bout: 8:18 am IST.
COMPLETED: Lovlina Borgohain vs Nien-Chin Chen (Chinese Taipei) in Women's 69kg Quarterfinal Bout: 8:48 am IST.
COMPLETED: Fouad Mirza finishes 7th in Eventing Dressage Day 1 Session 2:.
Men's individual stroke play round 2 (to be continued on Saturday) has Anirban Lahiri T-20 and Udayan S Mane T57 at the end of Friday..
COMPLETED: India wins 1-0 against Ireland in Women's Pool A Match:.
COMPLETED: India defeats Japan in Men's Pool A match.
COMPLETED: and Rahi Sarnobat in Women's 25m Pistol Qualification Rapid: 5:30 am IST.


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