Aug 13, 2016 07:42(IST)
Athletics Updates: India's Dutee Chand finishes 7th in her heat with a timing of 11.69 in the Women's 100m heat. Fails to qualify for the semi-finals. 07:25(IST)
Athletics: Still to come: India's Dutee Chand in the Women's 100m heat. 07:05(IST)
Long Jump Update: India's Ankit Sharma fails to qualify for Men's Long Jump final. Finishes 24th. 06:51(IST)
Long Jump Update: Ankit Sharma jumps 7.67m in the 3rd attempt. Might not be enough for him to qualify for the finals. 06:28(IST)
Athletics Men's 400m: Muhammed Anas fails to qualify for semi-finals after finishing 6th with a time of 45.95 in his heat. 06:27(IST)
Long Jump update: India's Ankit Sharma fluffs on first 2 attempts - 2 jumps, 2 fouls. Just one more to go. 06:23(IST)
Men's Doubles: Gold medal for Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain as they beat Romania's Mergea/Tecau 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. 05:47(IST) Men's Hockey Update: India will face Belgium in the quarter-finals!
The Belgians finished first in their group.
05:46(IST) Athletics 400m Heat:
Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago is the fastest in heat 1 of 400m with a time of 44.98.
05:41(IST) Athletics 400m Heat:
Progression rules: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the Semi-finals.
05:39(IST) Athletics 400m Heat:
India's Muhammed Anas will be in action shortly in the Men's 400m heat. He is a part of heat 7.
Boxing Update: Vikas Krishan will face Uzbekistan's Bektemir Melikuziev in quarters of men's middle weight 75kg category. 04:03(IST) 04:01(IST)
Breaking: Vikas Krishan into quarters of men's middle weight 75kg category after 3-0 win over Önder Şipal. Vikas got 10, 9, 10 in the 3rd round while Sipal got 9, 10, 10 03:55(IST)
Boxing Updates: Vikas Krishan takes the 2nd round too as he gets 10, 10, 10 against Önder Şipal's 9, 9, 9. 03:51(IST)
Boxing updates: Vikas Krishan takes the first round as he gets 10, 10, 9 against Önder Şipal's 9, 9, 10. 03:43(IST)
Boxing update: The bout is about to start. Vikas Krishan up against Önder Şipal of Turkey in round of 16. 03:43(IST) Mixed Doubles Tennis: Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza are through to the semi-finals!
They needed three match points but they finally defeated Andy Murray and Heather Watson 6-4, 6-!
Two match points for India! 40-15.
Murray holds. Rohan Bopanna steps up to serve for a place in the semi-finals. 5-4
He starts off with an ace!
Andy Murray now serving at 5-3 to stay in the match!
India move within two games of a spot in the semi-final as Bopanna holds.
On Watson's serve in the next game, Mirza and Bopanna had break points to make it a double break. But good serving by Watson and she ensures that Great Britain stay in touch in this set.
Boxing Updates: Vikas Krishan is up against Önder Şipal of Turkey. 03:26(IST)
Andy Murray definitely looking exhausted! His service is broken by some excellent returning by Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.
The Indians take the lead in the second, 3-2.
Boxing updates: Vikas Krishan's men's middle weight 75kg category round of 16 bout will take place at 3.30 am. 03:22(IST) 03:17(IST)
Second set begins with two straight holds for Murray and Bopanna. 1-1.
Murray looked tired towards the end of the first set and threw in some laboured serves. Two consecuitve three-setters in the singles finally taking a toll, maybe?
03:11(IST) Mixed Doubles Tennis: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna win the first set 6-4 over Great Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson.
Excellennt serving by Bopanna to give the Brits no look at a break. Big, booming winners.
Mirza and Murray exchange holds and now it's Bopanna's time to serve for the first set!
He starts off with a service winner!
Sania Mirza's forehand is on fire!
She hits a great cross-court FH to help India break Watson's serve. Mirza/Bopanna lead 4-3.
Now the difficult part for Sania - hold serve.
Sania Mirza comes up with a good second serve to hold. Murray follows it up with a comfortable hold himself. 3-2.
02:48(IST) Mixed Doubles Tennis:
Two consecutive breaks and we are back on serve at 1-2!
Bopanna started serving with a double fault and eventually dropped his service game. He will need to do better if India are to win this. But while returning, they went with the right tactic to attack Watson's serve. Sania Mirza serving for India now.
Andy Murray starts the match, serving first. And it goes to deuce in teh very first game. Watson with some susceptible returning at the net.
But Murray's serve comes to the rescue as they hold for 1-0.
02:35(IST) Mixed Doubles Tennis:
Tough match for Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles quarter-finals! They are playing Great Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson.
Men's 20km Race Walk: India's Manish Singh finishes 13th with a timing of 1:21:21, Gurmeet Singh and Ganapathi Krishnan disqualified. 00:14(IST)
Men's 20km Walk Update: At 16km mark, Manish Singh has jumped one place to 18th. He was 19th at the 14km mark. 23:55(IST)
Men's 20km Walk Update: Ganapathi Krishnan also disqualified after 3 warnings. At 12km mark, Manish Singh has dropped to 18. 23:33(IST)
Men's 20km Walk Update : After 6 km: Manish Singh at 10th spot; Krishnan Ganapathi at 27th spot. 23:30(IST)
Men's 20km Walk Update: After 4 km: Manish Singh at 10th spot; Krishnan Ganapathi at 27th spot. 23:28(IST)
Men's 20km Walk Update: India's Gurmeet Singh is disqualified after receiving 3 warnings. He had completed 2 km clocking 8:25 and 4 km at 17:26 and was ranked 72 after 4 kms. 23:15(IST)
Hockey update: India will wait for the Argentina Vs Ireland match to know where they stand in the group. 23:13(IST)
Men's 20km Walk Update! The Men's 20km Race Walk has just begun. Three Indians are participating - Ganapathi Krishnan, Gurmeet Singh and Manish Singh. 23:11(IST) 23:09(IST)
Badminton Update! Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy crash out of Rio Olympics after 21-13 21-15 loss to Chinese pair of Chai Biao-Hong Wei 22:58(IST)
Badminton Update! Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy are 9-6 down in the second set. The Indian pair need to pull a rabbit out of their hat to avoid elimination from Rio Olympics 22:50(IST)
Badminton Update! India's Manu-Attri and Sumeeth Reddy lose first set 21-13 to Chiniese pair of Chai Biao-Hong Wei 22:46(IST)
Men's Skeet Update! Mairaj Ahmed Khan ends Day 1 of Qualification round in tenth place. He scored 24, 25 and 23 in the three rounds 22:44(IST)
Badminton Update! It's 10-10 in the first set of the second game of the Men's Badminton Doubles involving Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy. 22:35(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra : Great match. Maybe not the result India wanted but they anyhow have a QF spot sealed. For Canada, David Carter and Scott Tupper put in an impressive performance. 22:35(IST)
FT - It ends India 2-2 Canada . A lively match and strong performance put in by Canada. 22:29(IST)
Hockey Updates: India without a goalkeeper. They have thrown an extra player in. Huge pressure from India. But Carter saves. 22:28(IST)
Hockey Updates: India have removed Sreejesh and Raghunath wears the yellow shirt. They want a winner. 22:27(IST)
Hockey Updates: Less than 5 mins to go. Canada dangerous on the PC. India needs to be careful. India killing the pace. Building up. 22:21(IST)
Hockey Updates: GOAL!! Tupper gets his 2nd of the game as he converts from penalty corner. 22:19(IST)
Hockey Updates: Canada wants a PC. They have gone for a referral. Umpire had pointed for a long corner. Canada get the PC. Sreejesh saves the low flick. 22:11(IST)
Hockey updates: End of Q3: Another brilliant half. India have taken a 2-1 lead against Canada thanks to Ramandeep. 22:09(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Valmiki sends a cross into the circle but Nikkin can't trap. India would want a 3rd here to close the game. But they are still keeping gaps at the back. Canada trying to exploit it. India can't be complacent. 22:06(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: It's a ripper from Raghunath, way back from the midfield...ball entering the Canadian defence as Ramandeep deflects it past Carter for 2-1. 22:05(IST) 22:05(IST)
Hockey Updates: GOAL!! Brilliant from #IND , Ramandeep makes it 2-1. A defence splitting pass from Raghunath. Ramandeep with his 22nd international goal. 22:00(IST)
Hockey Updates: Canada have scored, But the umpire rules it out. Canada wants a referral.The video umpire says NO GOAL. 21:57(IST)
Hockey Updates: GOAL!!! India's lead didn't last last long. Captain Scott Tupper scores from penalty corner. It's 1-1 . Sreejesh dives, stops partially but it rolls under him. 21:54(IST)
Hockey Updates: GOAL!! India finally break the deadlock. Akashdeep with a thumping reverse stick finish. PC flick by Harmanpreet...Carter saves...Akashdeep picks up the rebound and in a flash hits it past Carter. 21:42(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: It's still goalless. India have had five chances but haven't been able to close it out. Canada have had three chances. Matthew Guest had a one-to-one with Sreejesh but somehow managed to deflect it out. 21:41(IST)
End of Q2: What a lively quarter. Both teams fail to convert their chances. It's India 0-0 Canada. 21:38(IST)
Hockey updates: Rupinder Pal Singh's flick hits Scott Tupper on the face mask. Brave defending from Canada. India fail to use the PC. Canada then go on a thunderous counterattack, Sizzling cross from Panesar and Bissett's deflection goes fizzing past the Indian goal post. 21:33(IST)
Hockey updates: CLOSE! It's an open goal yet again. Sardar gives a wonderful pass but Nikkin who has the space and time but his shot whizzes inches wide. 21:32(IST)
Hockey updates: Sunil has gone crashing into the Ad boards. He seems to be in pain. Medical staff already there. India will be hoping he is okay. Play stopped at the moment.Now Sunil is being carried off. Hope the injury is not too bad. 21:31(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Nikkin had the speed to beat three Canadians but cannot find the space to carve out a pass. He is then boxed out and deprived off the ball. India needs the lead to settle down their nerves. 21:28(IST)
Rowing Update! Dattu Bhokanal finishes second in the Semifinal C/D 2. He has qualified for Final C 21:27(IST) 21:26(IST)
Hockey updates: Teixeira almost gets it but Canada cannot put it past the Indian defence. Great chance again for Canada but they can't force the opening goal. 21:25(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: India pressing hard but the combinations are still rough. They need to move in tandem like the Manpreet move with Nikkin and Ramandeep. 21:23(IST)
Hockey updates: Manpreet Singh almost scores, it's an open goal but the Canadian goalkeeper David Carter brings off a brilliant save. Both teams have opened up the play...it's a wide open midfield. And India should utilise it with their pace. 21:21(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: It's still goalless but Canada had the best chance. And they blew it. If Canada had scored, for the first time they would taken the lead in a match at the Rio Olympics. India was caught on the back foot there..loose play by India. 21:20(IST) Hockey Updates: Desperate defending from Canada. They thwart an attack and a penalty corner and they go bursting forward in a counter-attack but they miss a glorious chance. Best phase of the match.
Hockey Updates: Tremendous pressure from India, they have kind of parked themselves in the Canadian circle. But can they make it count? Can India get a goal in the 1st quarter? They almost get it but Sunil fails to trap in front of the Canadian goal. 21:12(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: India are entering the Canadian circle at will but just can't hold the ball to make scoring chances. Ramandeep, Sardar, Akashdeep, all have had sharp chances but they need to keep their composure. 21:05(IST)
Hockey updates: India start aggressively...in the Canadian half. Sardar right upfront, playing almost like a striker. India taking their time with free hits. India pressing hard...Canada trying to build up. 21:00(IST)
Hockey updates: Stat: India have played Canada thrice in the Olympic Games and won all the three encounters. It's a 100 per cent record for India. 21:00(IST)
Men's 25m rapid pistol Update! Gurpreet Singh drops to fourth place after scoring 90 in series 4. Finishes Stage One with a score of 289 20:59(IST)
Hockey Updates: Canada has lost all their previous matches in the group while India has lost two and won two. A win today against Canada should give India three points and nine in total. 20:55(IST)
Men's 25m rapid fire pistol Update! Gurpreet Singh scores 99 in Series 6. He is currently second in the rankings. Good going from the Indian 20:55(IST)
Hockey updates: Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: India ready to take on Canada. India are already in the quarterfinals. A win against Canada should cement a 3rd place in the group, which would mean India face the 2nd team in the other group. But overall, looking at the QF, India needs to put in a powerful performance which would boost morale ahead of the knock-outs. Canada has had a topsy turvy tournament but they would also like to close out the tournament on a high. That is exactly where India needs to be careful of the Canadians. 20:54(IST)
Top stuff from Mairaj Ahmed Khan 20:53(IST)
Men's Skeet Update! Mairaj Ahmed Khan finishes second series with a perfect 25 and currently occupies the third spot. 20:52(IST)
Men's 25m Rapid fire pistol Update! Gurpreet Singh is in top position after scoring 100 in Series 8 and 50 in Series 6 so far 20:48(IST)
Hockey updates: India are currently placed third in the standings with six points, one point ahead of Argentina and since there is just one match remaining, Ireland and Canada who occupy the fifth and sixth spots respectively, can't leapfrog India in the standings. 20:48(IST)
Hockey Updates: The Indian men's hockey team qualified for knock-outs for the first time since Moscow Games in 1980, on Friday. Even though they lost their match 2-1 against Netherlands earlier in the day, it was a 4-4 draw between Germany and Argentina that propelled them into the quarter-final. 20:48(IST)
Men's 25m rapid fire pistol Update! India's Gurpreet SIngh is in action in the qualifying stage 20:47(IST)
Hockey updates: Time for some hockey action as India take on Canada in their last group game. Match starts at 9 PM IST. Follow this space for live scores and updates. 20:46(IST)
Men's Discus Throw Update! Vikas Gowda fails to qualify for the next round after throwing 57.79, 58.99 and 58.70 in his three attempts 20:08(IST)
Men's Discus throw update! Vikas Gowda throws 57.59 in his first attempt, The qualification mark is 65.5. His personal best in a global championship is 65.20 in the preliminary round in London. 19:56(IST) 19:55(IST) 19:50(IST)
Badminton Update! Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa crash out of Rio Olympics 2016 after losing the first two games in the preliminary stage 19:30(IST)
Badminton Update! Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa lose 16-21 21-16 17-21 in their second game of the preliminiary round 19:28(IST)
Men's Skeet Update! Mairaj Ahmed Khan is currently in 7th place. He scored 34 in first round 19:24(IST)
Badminton updates: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa trailing 10-15 right now. They need to up the ante big time! Rio de Janeiro: After drawing a blank over the first six days vis-à-vis opening the coveted medal chest, India would be keenly watching action on day seven at the Rio Olympics today with Blue Riband athletics events making its bow.
It was a largely disappointing sixth day yesterday in which shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth shone even as the men’s hockey team lost in the league and yet made it to the quarter finals after 36 years.
Atanu Das in action on Day 4 of the Rio Olympics. PTI
There were setbacks in women’s archery where Deepika Kumari and L Bombayla Devi bowed out at the pre quarter final stage leaving male archer Atanu Das as the lone person standing to make amends today when he takes on formidable South Korean rival S Lee for a place in the last eight in the individual elimination phase.
Both India’s doubles teams – Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa (women) and Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy (men) – have a chance today to atone for their losses yesterday in their opening league encounters.
Jwala and Ashwini will be up against E Muskens/S Piek of The Netherlands, while the men’s duo are set to cross swords with W Hong/B Chai of China.
These are must-win games as otherwise they will almost certainly be eliminated ahead of their third and last league clashes tomorrow.
Shooters, who have been a major disappointments, will resume action on the range with London Games bronze winner Gagan Narang set to try his luck in the men’s 50m Rifle Prone Qualification along with Chain Singh.
In skeet, Mairaj Ahmed Khan will make his appearance while there’s Indian interest in the men’s 25m rapid fire qualification with Gurpreet Singh in action.
In men’s hockey, India will take on Canada in their concluding pool game while golfer Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will try to make amends for a below par show yesterday in the four-day stroke-play competition.
Athletics will see Indian athletes compete in both track and field events, apart from 20km race walk in which Gurmeet Singh, Manish Singh Rawat and Ganapathi Krishnan have been entered.
Mohammed Anas (400m) and Jinson Johnson (800m) will take part in first round heats while veteran Vikas Gowda (men’s discus) and Manpreet Kaur (women’s shot put) would complete the line-up for the day in athletics.
In men’s rowing Dattu Baban Bhokanlal, already out of medal contention, would conclude his campaign by taking part in the C/D semi finals of the single sculls event to get a final placing.
As the day would draw to a close former Asian Games champion Vikas Krishan would fight with Sipal Onder (Turkey) in the men's 75 kg category to see who, between them, advances to the quarter finals.