Seema Punia fails to qualify for Discus Throw final
Schedule Update: Women's discus throw qualifications will begin at 6.20 AM IST, where veteran Seema Punia will be hoping for a finals berth.
Boxing updates: Breaking: India's boxing campaign ends at Rio as Vikas Krishan loses 0-3 to Bektemir Melikuziev in men's 75 kg QF bout. Melikuziev got 10,10,10 in the final round while Vikas Krishan received 9,9,9. Melikuziev totally outclassed Vikas.
Boxing Updates: Vikas Krishan loses the 2nd round too, he gets 9,8,8 while Melikuziev gets 10,10,10.
Boxing Updates: Melikuziev takes the 1st round - 10, 10, 10 as against Vikas Krishan's 9, 9, 9. Melikuziev looked quite aggressive in that round.
Boxing Updates: Vikas Krishan in the house. A win here assures India of a medal.
Schedule Update: Up next, at 3.30 am IST - Vikas Krishan's men's 75 kg quarterfinal bout against Bektemir Melikuziev.
Badminton Updates: An uphill task awaits PV Sindhu as she will face World No.2 Wang Yihan in the quarters.
Breaking: PV Sindhu cruises into quarters with a 21-13, 21-12 win over Tai Tzu-ying.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu leads 16-11 in the 2nd game. Crowd right behind her.
Badminton Updates: Brilliant smash. Some intelligent placements from PV Sindhu. She is 14-7 ahead now.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu hits back to take a 11-6 lead in 2nd game. Tremendous momentum shift.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu leading 6-3 in the 2nd game.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu takes the 1st game 21-13. Was quite easy at the end.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu running away with this now. She leads 19-13 in 1st game.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu back into the groove. She leads 15-11 in the 1st game.
Badminton Updates: Tai Tzu-ying fights back with 3 points. PV Sindhu still leads 12-9.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu upping the ante. She leads 10-6 in the first game.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu has taken a 7-5 lead against Tai Tzu-ying in the 1st game.
Badminton Updates: It's neck-to-neck so far. Sindhu is trailing 3-4 in the first game.
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu in action against Tai Tzu-ying in pre-quarters. Match about to get underway.
Schedule Update: Still to come......
India's PV Sindhu will be in action in the Badminton pre-quarterfinal at 2 am IST.
Vikas Krishan will fight his quarter-final bout at 3.30 am IST.
Women's discus throw qualifications will begin at 6.20 AM, where veteran Seema Punia will be hoping for a finals berth.
A top 10 finish in Athletics is massive. Yes the once in 4 years fan will term it a failure. Massive achievement in a middle distance race— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 15, 2016
Women's 3000m steeplechase Final Update! Lalita Babar finishes tenth in the Final with a timing of 9:22.74. She fails to better the national record timing she set in qualifying
Women's 3000m steeplechase Final Update! Juth Rebet wins gold medal by a eight seconds. Brilliant performance from the Bahranian. So close to the world record
Women's 3000m steeplechase Final Update! Lalita Babar misses medal in the Final
Women's 3000m steeplechase Update!
Lalita making her move— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 15, 2016
Women's 3000m steeplechase Final Update! Lalita Babar in action. First Indian after PT Usha in an athletics final
BIG EVENT UPDATE! Lalita Babar will be in action in the 3000m steeplechase Final at 7:45 PM IST, she will be the first Indian to reach a final in Athletics after PT USha
Badminton Update! Kidambi Srikanth to face five-time World champion and Bejing and London Games Gold medalist Lin Dan in quarter-finals
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling: Ravinder Khatri thumped 9-0 by his Hungarian opponent in the Round of 16 match
Badminton Update! Kidambi Srikanth qualifies for the quarter-finals of Men's singles badminton with a 21-19 21-12 win in the Round of 16 match
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling Update! Ravinder Khatri is down by 5-0 in the first round against Hungary's Victor Lorincz in the first round
Men's Triple Jump Update! Ranjith Maheshwary finishes with 15.99 which is not good enough to take him to the next round. He becomes the second Indian athlete to be knocked out of the Rio Olympics after Srabani Nanda
Badminton Update! Kidambi Srikanth struggling a bit in the second game as the Danish has made a strong comeback. Srikanth trails 17-15
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling Update! India's Ravinder Khatri will be in action shortly in the Round of 16 match. Stay tuned for Live updates
Badminton Update! After briefly falling behind in the second game, Srikanth has regained the lead at the interval. He leads 11-10
Badminton Update! Srikanth seems really up for this one. The Indian has built a 7-4 lead in the second game
Rio de Janeiro: Woman steeplechaser Lalita Babar carries the fervent hopes of the sports fans to finally open India's medal tally on day 10 of the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.
It has been a disastrous outing, barring a few notable exceptions like pint-sized gymnast Dipa Karmakar, for the 100-plus Indian contingent which is now looking up to the Maharashtra woman Lalita to find the elusive medal and create history as the first from the country to climb the podium in athletics.
Be that as it may, it's not going to be an easy task to achieve for the girl from a village in Satara, who clipped nearly seven seconds off compatriot Sudha Singh's national mark when qualifying for the final here through the heats.
Lalita's feat, the first time that a track athlete from the country has made it to the final in 32 years, has been among the very few bright spots for India in the Games which has seen most of its competitors falling way short of expectations.
Also due to step into the athletics arena today are Renjith Maheshwary (men's triple jump), Srabani Nanda (women's 200m) and Seema Punia (women's discus).
Wrestlers start their action in the Greco Roman style with Ravinder Khatri taking part in the 85 kg while lone surviving boxing hope, Vikas Krishan, will strive to progress to the semi finals and a sure medal in the men's 75 kg class.
Day nine ended with diminutive gymnast Dipa missing the vault bronze medal by a whisker despite putting on a brave performance in her first Olympic final that saw her finish fourth.
The girl from the north eastern state of Tripura, who has not had the sort of help most other Indians had received in the run-up to the Games, ended up just outside the medal bracket with 15.066 points after putting on a superb display in the eight-woman vault final.
It came as the final redeeming act on a day of unmitigated disaster when shuttler Saina Nehwal, the men's hockey team and tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna crashed out.
Dipa's superb show in a sport that is not popular in the country lit up the gloomy day which started with the the exit of London Games bronze medal winner Saina.
Saina, who was carrying a knee injury into the quadrennial sports spectacle, lost 18-21 19-21 to lower ranked rival Maria Ulitina from Ukraine to make a shock exit.
Two other shuttlers, K Srikanth and P V Sindhu, atoned somewhat for Saina's exit by reaching the pre-quarterfinals from their respective groups in men's and women's singles.
Both would be seen in action on Monday.
But more disappointment was in store for the contingent when mixed doubles medal hopes - Bopanna and Sania - lost in the bronze medal play-off in straight sets to the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka.
To add insult to injury, the men's hockey squad, which had qualified for the knock-out phase after 36 years, was bundled out of the competition by Belgium which inflicted a 3-1 defeat.
The shooters continued to misfire as rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to make the final of the 50m 3-position event, finishing a lowly 23rd and 33rd respectively, to end the country's dismal campaign.
Women marathoners O P Jaisha and Kavita Raut were also out of depth and finished way behind in 89th and 120th spots clocking unimpressive time of 2 hours, 47 minutes, 19 seconds and 2:59:29 respectively.
Boxer Manoj Kumar lost 0-3 to Uzbek rival Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in the light welter (64kg) pre-quarterfinal bout.
Also performing poorly were the golf duo of SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri who finished way down the pecking order in the tied 50th and tied 57th respectively.
Lahiri carded one-over 72 in the fourth and last round yesterday to finish at 10-over 294 while Chawrasia carded seven-over 78 to finish at a total of five-over 289.
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016 03:59 am | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2016 08:08 am