Aug 15, 2016 07:09(IST) 07:08(IST)
And...He has created history too!
Breaking: There was no doubt about who was winning this. But still we will inform you that Usain Bolt has won the 100 m final! 05:51(IST)
Gatlin and Blake far away from Bolt! 05:48(IST)
The fastest human on earth jogs into the 100 m final! 05:45(IST) 00:25(IST) 00:01(IST) Gymnastics Update: Breaking: Dipa Karmakar misses out on a medal as she ends 4th with an average of 15.066. USA's Simone Biles wins the GOLD with an average of 15.966. Russia's Maria Paseka takes the Sliver with an average of 15.253 while Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber clinches bronze with an average of 15.216.
Gymnastics Updates: Russia's Maria Paseka moves to first position with an average of 15.253. Hence Dipa Karmakar moves to 3rd. One last Gymnast to go - Simone Biles. 23:53(IST) Gymnastics Update: Dipa Karmakar moves to the 2nd position and has an average of 15.066. She gained 15.266 in her second attempt - the Prudonova
Gymnastics Update: Dipa Karmakar has 14.866 in her first attempt which was a simple one. 23:49(IST)
Gymnastics Update: Dipa Karmakar in action now......... 23:48(IST) Gymnastics Update: Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber moves to the top with an average of 15.216.
Gymnastics Update: China's Wang Yan moves into the top spot with an average of 14.999. 23:44(IST) Gymnastics Updates:
3 gymnasts have completed their 2 attempts
Hong un Jong has an average of 14.900
Olsen Shallon has an average of 14.816
Oksana Chusovitina has an average of 14.833
23:41(IST) Gymnastics updates:
2 gymnasts have completed their 2 attempts
Hong un Jong has an average of 14.900
Olsen Shallon has an average of 14.816
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Gymnastics Update: The vault finals are now under way. Dipa Karmakar will be in action soon. 22:32(IST) 22:29(IST) 22:25(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra It's been a professional display by Belgium. Amazing skills...a great belief in their own play...they have been the better team...one of the most improved teams in the world...India will have to understand what happened. But you just get the feeling that India left it late. Against the skills of Belgium, it was difficult. Yet, a great run by India and they almost did it. This will be a great learning experience for India and in the coming tournaments, India will try and rise again. 22:22(IST)
Hockey Update! Full Time, and Belgium have won 3-1. India gave it their all, but Belgium's class eventually prevailed. 22:16(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Shoulders are drooping a little in the Indian side...It's an uphill task... Huge task for India to come back...One just feels they gave too much momentum to Belgium in the 3rd quarter... 22:14(IST) Boxing Update: Manoj Kumar loses the second round 10-9 as well.
22:13(IST) Boxing Update:
Manoj Kumar is fighting Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in the quarter-final.
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra India will have to gamble...they cannot give momentum to Belgium.1-3 down they need to open up... AND WITH 10 MINS REMAINING...IND IA HAVE TAKEN OUT SREEJESH...AND THEY ARE PLAYING WITH EXTRA MAN...IT'S A HUGE GAMBLE...AGAINS T A TEAM LIKE BELGIUM... 22:11(IST)
GOAL! Belgium score! 3-1 now! India caught as they push forward in attack. Very difficult for India now. 22:10(IST)
Boxing Update: Manoj Kumar loses the first round of his bout 10-9. 22:05(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: India needs to change...they can't play this system against a better attacking team.If they don't change, Belgium will attack... 22:04(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: At the end of the 3rd quarter, Belgium lead 2-1 and have a hold on this match. Dockier has been brilliant, his runs beautiful and crisp. The Indians one believe have been slightly over-defensive giving away too much space. Can they come back? 22:03(IST)
End of Quarter 3: India 1-2 Belgium 22:02(IST)
GOAL! Belgium lead! Wicked deflection takes a hopeful pass past Sreejesh. India in trouble now Hockey Update! 22:02(IST)
At the halfway mark for badminton 21:59(IST) 21:58(IST)
Hockey Update! Two-minute suspension for India's Raghunath. Can Belgium take advantage. two minutes to go for the third quarter to end 21:57(IST) 21:56(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Belgium is hustling India constantly and taking the ball away...This is huge pressure again for India. India have the ball...They need to find a way to the Belgian goal... 21:53(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: India will probably have to change formation and move towards the Belgium goal. They can't keep defending all the time now that the equaliser is in.Dockier again and Sreejesh saves. It's Belgium all over. They are cracking the Indian defence. 21:51(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: The attacks paid off. though one feels that the shot was a little lucky, bouncing off the pads of Sreejesh. But at this level, a goal is a goal. 21:51(IST)
Heartbreak for India! Meanwhile India end their tennis campaign with a loss in the bronze medal play off against Czech Republic. 21:50(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Belgium has equalised..Dockier, went past two defenders and shot...ball bounces off Sreejesh's pads and into goal. 21:50(IST)
PV Sindhu makes it 1-1 in terms of games. Game 3 will decide whether Sindhu goes further in the Rio 2016 Olympics or shares a similar fate as Saina Nehwal's today. 21:47(IST) 21:46(IST)
Hockey Update! Third quarter underway and PR Sreejesh pulls off a wonderful save. How long can India keep Belgium away? 21:44(IST) 21:39(IST)
Badminton update Slender lead for India but can PV Sindhu hold onto it. If this match's trajectory has been any indication, then not! 21:36(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: The hooter is gone...India should be happy with the score but the Belgians are coming hard... 21:34(IST)
Hockey Update! Belgium come extremely close. India under immense pressure as second quarter closes. India preserve their 1-0 lead at half time. 21:34(IST) 21:34(IST)
Badminton update! 6-6 now 21:31(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Belgium on the attack...rotating the ball..India defending hugely...Belgium playing the same system they started with. They believe it will pay dividends...3 mins left in the quarter... 21:31(IST) 21:30(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Six mins left in the 2nd quarter... India pushing through the middle and the left flank...Akashdeep now in the strikers position while Sardar moves into left half attacking position. 21:27(IST) 21:27(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Belgium putting huge pressure but India soaking it all up.Defenders playing extremely well. Defending the crosses and the subtle flicks from the Belgians. Sunil cross from the left flank and Nikkin just a little late. Attack down the Indian side. It's a yo-yo, this match. The team that will break will concede. 21:27(IST)
Meanwhile, a tennis update! 21:26(IST) 21:25(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Belgium trying the middle approach. But India is in the attack as Belgium defend. Game picking up speed as both teams go all out. 21:25(IST)
Badminton update! Bad news for India as PV Sindhu loses her first game 21-19 to Michelle Li. 21:20(IST) 21:20(IST)
Badminton Update! PV Sindhu leading, but only just. This frist game is going down to the wire. Can the Indian hold her nerve? 21:19(IST)
Hockey updates: End of Q1: India 1-0 Belgium Perfect position for India at the moment to lead in the match. But make no mistake, Belgium will come very hard. India needs these counters where they can convert against the run of play. 21:19(IST) 21:19(IST) 21:17(IST)
Badminton Update! It's 15-15 in the first game against Michelle Li. Even contest so far 21:16(IST)
Hockey Updates: GOAL!! Akashdeep gives India the lead against the run of play. 21:14(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Under 4 mins left in the 1st quarter. Teams testing each other. Belgium using speed to beat the defence. Possession at the moment with Belgium. They are doing well. Belgium completely controlling the possession...switching fast. Moving ahead slowly. India not getting the ball at all. 21:13(IST)
Break for Czech Republic as India look down and out. 21:12(IST)
Hockey Updates: Teams finding their feet slowly. Pace kind of slowed down. Belgium trying to find gaps. 21:09(IST)
Hockey updates: India need to play strong...assertive hockey and not give the ball away. Sardar knocked over by Boon. Green card for him. India has a chance to press. Belgium down to ten. Belgium on the attack. Rotating the ball around...trying to find space. 21:07(IST)
Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu 7-5 ahead in 1st game against Li Michelle. 21:07(IST)
Tennis update! Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lose their 1st set 6-1. 21:04(IST)
Hockey updates: First shot into the circle but the deflection goes off...India now going on the attack. Sardar's hits a reverse shot but there is nobody out there to deflect.India building...India will want the lead. Better against a team like Belgium who come fast .A lot depends on the forwards...They need to be calm and composed. 21:04(IST) 21:01(IST)
Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Big Match, of course, for both the teams. Knockout stage. Winner take all. But here the winner takes a semi-final spot and a shot at a final. Good to see SV Sunil back. Injury taken care off and raring to get a go at the Belgian side. Possession is what India will be going for. Wait, watch and attack. 20:59(IST)
Hockey updates: Right! Time for Hockey now as India take on Belgium in Quarterfinal. 20:59(IST)
Meanwhile, a tennis update 20:55(IST)
Badminton Updates: Breaking: Srikanth wins his 2nd group game 21-6, 21-18 against Henri Hurskainen of Sweden. 20:47(IST)
Click here comprehensive Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna Bronze medal match update - http://www.firstpost.com/sports/sania-mirza-rohan-bopanna-bronze-medal-match-live-india-aim-for-first-medal-2955960.html 20:47(IST)
Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna Bronze medal match update. 20:45(IST)
Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna Bronze medal match update. 20:39(IST)
Badminton updates: Srikanth into the lead now. 8-6 in the 2nd game. 20:36(IST)
Badminton Updates: Henri showing some fight. Srikanth trailing 4-6 in the second game. 20:31(IST)
Badminton Updates: Srikanth takes 1st game 21-6. A pretty clinical performance from him. Dominant and authoritative. 20:27(IST)
Badminton Updates: Srikanth with a couple of ferocious smashes. He is pretty quick to pounce on loose drop shots. He is 17-5 up in the first game. 20:25(IST)
Badminton Updates: Srikanth has taken a 13-3 lead in the first game. He's playing a pretty calm game. 20:20(IST)
Badminton Updates: Srikanth has started off in a blistering fashion. Superb smash now. He is 8-2 ahead in 1st game. 20:19(IST)
Badminton Updates: Brilliant cross-court shot from Srikanth. He has taken a 5-1 lead in the 1st game. 20:16(IST)
Badminton Updates: Srikanth in the house. He will take on Henri Hurskainen of Sweden in his 2nd group game. 20:10(IST)
Gagan Narang finishes with 1162. His rank is 33 currently and he fails to qualify for the men's 50m rifle, 3 position finals. 20:09(IST)
Chain Singh fails to qualify for men's 50m rifle, 3 position finals. He is currently ranked 25th and was 4th at one point. 20:09(IST) 19:49(IST)
Shooting update! Chain Singh scores 94 in series 2 of the men's 25 m standing rifle rounds. Currently in 12th spot. 19:27(IST)
Women's Marathon Update! Kavita Raut 125th, while OP Jaisha 59th at the half-way mark in the Women's marathon Final 19:22(IST)
Shooting update Chain Singh and Gagan Narang have now started their 50m standing rifle rounds. 19:13(IST)
Badminton updates: India's Srikanth Kidambi up next against Henri Hurskainen of Sweden for their group H preliminaries encounter. Kidambi had previously beaten Lino Munoz of Mexico 2-0. 19:05(IST)
Women's Marathon Update! OP Jaisha ranked 56th after 15 kms. Kavita Raut in 118th place 18:58(IST)
Men's 50m air rifle 3 positions Update! Chain Singh ends Prone stage with a 98 in the fourth series. He ends the Prone stage with 398. Gagan Narang ends Prone stage with 395 Rio de Janeiro: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has already created history by qualifying for the final round of the individual vault final of artistic gymnastics, will be in line to script a bigger one when she competes for a medal at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth in the standings.
Competing in the third sub-division, Dipa had an average score of 51.665.
She managed to perform her much-vaunted "Produnova" vault cleanly to score 14.850 on the vault, 11.666 on the uneven bars 12.866 in balance beam and 12.033 in floor exercises.
The Tripura gymnast scored executed the "Produnova" in her first attempt on the vault to 15.100 with 8.1 for execution and 7.00 for difficulty.
By time she finished, Deepa was sixth in vaults and 27th overall and had to endure a nervous wait of five hours for the other two sub-divisions to finish. The top eight qualify for the final.
Dipa's chances seemed bleak after she fell to the seventh spot when Simone Biles of the US scored 16.050 in the vault event.
She dropped another rung to eighth when Canada's Shallon Olsen's terrific effort of 14.950 on the vault rejiged the overall standings further.
In the event on Sunday, she will be face tough challenge from the first seven top medal contenders.
Brazil's Rebeca Andrade, Russian duo of Seda Tutkhalian and Aliya Mustafina who finished second and third respectively on the overall standings, will give tough fight to the Indian.
Dipa, who is the first female Indian gymnast at the Olympics, became the first Indian, across both genders, to qualify for a final event in gymnastics at the Summer Games.
Dipa's coach Bisweshar Nandy has ruled her chance as high, saying "Any of the eight finalists can bag medals, as only half a point separates them".
First Published On : Aug 15, 2016 07:02 IST