Aug 8, 2016 06:27(IST)
Artistic Gymnastics update:
Dipa Karmakar qualifies for women's individual vault final after finishing on 8th position. 03:23(IST)
Artistic Gymnastics update: After USA's Simone Biles scores 16.050 in the Vault event, DipaKarmakar drops to 7th in the rankings. Remember, only top 8 qualify. 01:55(IST)
Archery Update: South Korea defeat Russia 5-1 in the Women's Team event to win its EIGHTH successive gold! 01:06(IST)
Artistic Gymnastics update: There are still 2 subdivisions left in Artistic Gymnastics , so Dipa Karmakar will have to wait to see whether she has qualified. Dipa is currently 6th in the Vault, top 8 qualify. 00:55(IST) 00:49(IST)
There you go! Dipa Karmakar has to wait and wait and wait to know whether she has qualified or not.
Artistic Gymnastics updates: After 4 Rotations, Dipa Karmakar is 21st overall with an average score of 51.665. 00:32(IST) Artistic Gymnastics updates: Dipa Karmakar has now performed all her rotations. Here are her scores
Vault - 14.850
Uneven Bars - 11.666
Beam - 12.866
Floor Exercise - 12.033
Artistic Gymnastics updates: Dipa Karmakar scores 12.03 in Floor Exercise. 00:17(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals: India knocked out in the quarter-finals by Russia.
Deepika Kumari needed a 10 to beat the Russian archer's total score of 25. But she barely had any time left and could only shoot an 8.
Russia Total: 25
India Total: 23
00:14(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
In the shoot-off, both teams get three arrows and one minute.
Russia start off with a 10. India's Bombayla Devi shoots a 7.
Some hope for India as Russia only manage 6 on their second attempt. Laxmirani Majhi steps up and shoots an 8.
00:12(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
The Russians level it up in the fourth set, scoring 55 to India's 54.
We are headed to a shoot-off to decide who goes through to the semi-finals.
00:02(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Brilliant 2nd series from India again - 10, 9, 10! They take the 3rd set 53-50, lead 4-2.
23:59(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Set 3! Russia start by scoring 27. But India can only manage 24 in the first rotation. Important to do better in the second.
23:58(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Terrific second set for India!
The Indian archers draw level, winning second set 53-52. Score: India 2-2 Russia.
Artistic Gymnastics updates: Dipa Karmakar scores 12.866 in Balance Beam. 23:56(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Terrific second set for India!
The Indian archers draw level, winning second set 53-52. Score: India 2-2 Russia.
23:54(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Set 2 now under way!
India shooting first here. They put up a decent 53 but the Russians have been on fire.
23:51(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
India are unable to keep the pressure in the second round of the first set, losing 48-55 to the Russians. First set to Russia.
23:47(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Indian women archers are now in action against Russia. The Russian archers shot 28 in their first round of Set 1.
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Artistic Gymnastics updates: Dipa Karmakar scores 11.666 in the Uneven Bars. 23:31(IST)
Artistic Gymnastics update: The Produnova was Dipa Karmakar's first vault and she executed it well with a score of 15.100. 23:15(IST)
Artistic Gymnastics update: Dipa Karmakar has averaged 14.850 in the first rotation from two attempts on vault. Overall, she is sixth at the moment. 23:04(IST)
Artistic Gymnastics have begun. Dipa Karmakar will soon be in action. She is lined up 5th.
22:57(IST) Archery Women's Team event: And Chinese Taipei are through to the semi-finals!
Great shootout by the women, hitting 9,9 and 9 to edge out Mexico.
Nail-biting shootout to decide who goes to the semi-finals!
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 8 August, 2015. It is being republished in light of Dipa Karmakar's qualification for Rio 2016, making her the first Indian woman gymnast to achieve this feat.
From a flat-footed 6-year-old to India's star woman gymnast : Click the above link to read in-depth profile of Dipa Karmakar 22:52(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
What a tremendous comeback by Chinese Taipei under pressure! They gave fought back to force a shootout against Mexico.
22:49(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
Mexico lead 4-2 after 3 sets. But the Chinese Taipei women aren't giving up yet.
Rio de Janeiro: Eyeing to become the first Indian gymnast to win an Olympic medal, Dipa Karmakar is set to take on what has been called the "vault of death" but the Tripura girl said she doesn't find it difficult anymore after training extensively in last three months.
However, Dipa, who is India's first female gymnast at an Olympic Games, is more excited than concerned about performing the vault at the Rio Games. "I believe that practice makes perfect, and then it is not difficult anymore," she said. "My coach, (Bisweshwar Nandi) ensured that I practised extensively. In the last three months I did 1000 repetitions of the move," she said. "Now it is the easiest vault for me."
The Produnova -- a handspring double-front somersault -- has the highest degree of difficultly for a women's vault, a 7.0, and only five women in the world have attempted it in competition. The difficult vault has already led to a horrific injury of French gymnast Samir Ait Said after she broke her leg on the vault in men's qualifying event on Saturday.
Eyeing to become the first Indian gymnast to win an Olympic medal, Dipa Karmakar is set to take on what has been called the "vault of death" but the Tripura girl said she doesn't find it difficult anymore after training extensively in last three months.
Dipa was the first Indian female gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 and followed it up with bronze at the Asian Championships in Hiroshima. She also reached the final round of the 2015 World Championships and finished fifth.
Dipa Karmakar earned her Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points and finishing fifth in the Glasgow Gymnastics World Championships.
Dipa Karmakar will be in action soon. It's a big day for her as she is the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.
22:37(IST) Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals:
First up in the quarters are Mexico and Chinese Taipei. India vs Russia is fourth, at 11.45 pm IST.
Men's Trap Shooting Day One: After Day 1 of Men's Trap qualification India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu at 17th and Kynan Chenai at 19th position 21:52(IST)
EVENTS TO COME! Dipa Karmakar will make her bow at Rio Olympics 2016 at 11 PM IST in the Artistic Gymnastic event. That will be followed by the Women's Archery quarter-final where India takes on Russia. 21:49(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: Manavjit Singh Sandhu ends Day1 with 68/75. Would require 50/50 to stand a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. Kynan Chenai has scored 67, two points less that Manavjit 21:15(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: The third series of Men's Trap Shooting has started. India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu now 11th, while Chenai is 22nd. The top six qualify for the semi-finals 21:00(IST) 21:00(IST)
Hockey updates: India women's team now play Great Britain in their next match. 20:59(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: India had a great chance in the last minute but missed the chance. Great comeback from India after being 0-2 down after the first two quarters. India have their 1st point in their opening match. It's been a good show by the Indian women...36 years since they last walked on an Olympic pitch. 20:58(IST)
FT - It finishes India 2-2 Japan. A lively game and both teams had chances to win it late but the goalkeepers came to their rescue. 20:55(IST) 20:54(IST)
Hockey updates: Japan nearly get the lead by Savita makes a couple of very good saves. She's been brilliant today. 20:52(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Six mins left, India get their 4th PC. Can they make it count? Rani Rampal shot but straight to Jap goalkeeper. Cleared out. Opportunity wasted. India throwing in players, hoping to get that elusive winning goal. 20:52(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: Top six qualify for the semi-finals. Manavjit Singh Sandu is currently 13th, while Kynan Chenai is 16th 20:45(IST)
Firstpost Expert Sundeep Misra: Japan is gambling, throwing players up front. Will they pull off a goal here? India committing too many errors. Giving too many balls in the midfield. 20:43(IST)
Hockey updates: Exciting 4th quarter coming up. Japan will try and go all out. India needs to protect itself from Japanese speedy counter-attacks . Who will get the match-winner? 20:39(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: 3rd quarter ends. India 2 Japan 2. Tense moments in the quarter for both teams. But for India a great quarter as they got two goals to equalise. 20:38(IST)
Nagai's shot is saved by Savita Punia, full stretch. It was a low and powerful hit. Hockey updates: Brilliant save! Japan get their 3rd PC. 20:36(IST) 20:34(IST)
GOAL!!! India draw level 2-2 with Japan. Lilima scores, Japan went for a referral but referee finds no problems with it. 20:29(IST) 20:29(IST)
Hockey updates: India need to toughen up now. Japan lead 2-1 in the 3rd quarter with six minutes remaining. 20:28(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: Manavjit Singh Sandhu moves to 12th place with 46 points in two rounds, 20:27(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Mista: Great play from Aki Mitsuhashi but the ball taken and counter by India. But Poonam Rani couldn't take a shot. India earn their 2nd PC. Can they get the equaliser? Rani Rampal misses. In fact, couldn't get hold of the shot. Great opportunity missed. 20:25(IST)
Men's Trap shooting Update; Kynan Chenai shoots 22 in the second round. Manavjit Singh's second round is still underway. Just one round to go after this. The Indian shooters need to buck if they are to make the semi-finals 20:22(IST)
Hockey updates: Japan earn their 2nd PC. But the low shot goes tantalisingly wide. Hazuki Nagai's firm shot goes wide. India live. India need to take the play on either flank. They are all collecting into corners and restricting movement. Japan had it easy. Need to stretch the play. 20:19(IST)
Firstpost Expert Sundeep Misra: The old traditional method of scoring from a direct shot gets India it's 1st goal from Rani Rampal. 20:18(IST)
GOAL!! India pull one back as Rani Rampal converts the penalty corner. India 1-2 Japan. 20:11(IST)
End of Q2: India 0-2 Japan 20:07(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: J apan lead 2-0 at the break. Tactically, they have played better than India. Superb counter attack got them the 2nd goal. It's going to be tough for India, unless they earn a few penalty corners and try and hold the ball in the Japanese striking circle. 20:05(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: Kynan Chenai moves to 20th position after shooting 13 points in the second round of the men's trap qualification 20:05(IST)
Firstpost Expert Sundeep Misra: Defence errors creeping in. Soft play by the Indian defenders. Japan lead 2-0. It's an uphill task for India now. 20:04(IST)
GOAL!! double their lead via Nakashima. A swift counter and a nice late guide into the net by Nakashima. 20:00(IST)
Hockey updates: A bit frustrating period for India right now. Sort of a cagey affair but Japan look dangerous as and when they get forward. India relying on counters but end up losing possession. 19:53(IST)
Hockey updates: Japan have started off positively in the second quarter. They surge forward but it's g ood save by Savita Punia, coming out to take the shot on the pads. India need to rotate...and get the forwards moving... 19:50(IST)
Firstpost Expert Sundeep Misra: Against the run of play, Japan get the lead off their 1st PC. Emi Nishikori is the scorer. Japan lead 1-0 but India can only blame themselves. They had four shots at goal. But all weak shots. They need to do better. 19:50(IST)
Stat: It was the first international goal for Nishikori. 19:49(IST)
Hockey updates: End of Quarter 1 - India 0-1 Japan 19:49(IST)
GOAL!! Japan take the lead via an astute penalty corner. Nishikori the scorer. Japan 1-0 India. 19:45(IST)
Firstpost Expert Sundeep Misra: India have better movement in the Japanese half. But they need to hold and not be in a tearing hurry. Preeti has the ball but wastes a shot. The shots inside the Jap circle are just too weak to make any impression. 19:42(IST)
Hockey updates: Japan getting into the game now. They are piling on the pressure but the Indian defence is playing tight. 19:40(IST)
Hockey updates: India slowly getting a grip on the game. Two changes in the last three minutes or so. Poonam Rani should have held onto that and taken a strong shot. But the ball rolls past the post. 19:39(IST)
Firstpost Expert Sundeep Misra: Both the teams will take some time to settle down. Midfields have to be in sync with the forward lines. At the moment, lot of noise on the pitch as players want the ball. Close call for Japan as Preeti can't hold the ball too well. 19:37(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: The first set of 25 shots is complete and Manavjit sits in 14th place while Kynan Chenai sits way down in 28th. 19:36(IST)
A cagey affair so far. Both India and Japan lacking the sharpness to peneterate defences.
Hockey update: First positive move coming from Rani Rampal...but the subsequent free hit is wide. India needs to pull on the flanks and stretch the Japanese. Meanwhile on the other end, Japan is testing the Indian defence. 19:32(IST) 19:31(IST) 19:30(IST)
Indian women's coach Neil Hawgood is hopeful of pulling off wins against two teams in the group; one of them Japan to look for a QF spot. 19:27(IST)
The teams have made their way out for the national anthems.
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: The India women's team had beaten Japan in the World League to qualify for the Olympics. But the stage is different with the Japanese three spots higher than India's 13th. It's a result that may well be decided by the likes of Rani Rampal, India's versatile forward. 19:25(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: 36 years later we welcome the Indian women's hockey team back at the Olympics. The last time India played in Olympics was in 1980 Moscow under skipper Rupa Saini where they finished 4th.That also incidentally was the same year when the men's team last won the Gold. 19:24(IST)
Archery update: The quarter-final between India and Russia will take place today at 11:45 PM IST 19:24(IST) 19:22(IST)
We will have our
expert Sundeep Misra giving us inputs on the India vs Japan match. 19:22(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update 19:20(IST)
Hockey: Right! Time for some hockey action as India women take on Japan. 19:17(IST)
Archery Update: India will take on Russia in the quarter-final of the Women's Archery team event 19:11(IST)
Men's Trap Shooting Update: India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu ranked 16th while Kynan Chenai is down in the 29th place. Looking bad for the Indian trap shooters in Rio 19:06(IST)
Archery Update: India have qualified for quarter-finals with a easy win over Colombia in the fourrth set 19:04(IST)
Archery Update: India holds a one point lead over Colombia after first round of the fourth set 19:02(IST)
Archery Update: The third set ends in a tie as both teams get a set point each Day Two Preview Dipa Karmakar, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympics, will carry a billion hopes when the women gymnastics events unfold here on Sunday.
The Tripura girl, who rode on the Produnova, a tough front handspring and two front somersaults, said she is under no pressure and will give her best in the event.
"There is no such pressure of being in my first Olympics. I will give my best from whatever I have practised so far. Its all about practice and the rest is how you perform on the given day," Dipa had told IANS before leaving for Rio.
Dipa clinched five gold medals at the 2015 National Games in Kerala -- in individual all-round, table vault, balancing beam, uneven parallel bars and floor exercises and was one of the top medal winners at the event.
Daughter of a weightlifting coach, she also got a bronze at the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Japan last year.
Produnova, considered one of the most dangerous vaults in women's gymnastics, gives the 22-year-old an edge for a shock medal in the event, which she considers a pet event after extensive practice.
"I have attempted this vault so many times that now it doesn't appear so difficult for me now. I am confident of giving my 100 percent," she said.
Dipa is the third athlete in the world to complete the dangerous vault successfully after Russian Yelena Produnava and Yamilet Pena of Dominican Republic.
Before Dipa, Indian shooters Heena Sidhu (Women's 10 air pistol), Manvajit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai (Men's Trap Shooting), Indian Women's Archery Team and Women's Hockey Team all will be in action on the day.
With inputs from IANS