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Rio Olympics 2016 Highlights Day 7: Sania-Rohan reach SF; Vikas Krishan into QF

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Rio Olympics 2016 Highlights Day 7: Sania-Rohan reach SF; Vikas Krishan into QF
  • 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.

  • 04:21 (IST)

    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-!

  • 03:40 (IST)

    Two match points for India! 40-15. 

  • 03:38 (IST)

    Murray holds. Rohan Bopanna steps up to serve for a place in the semi-finals. 5-4

    He starts off with an ace!

  • 03:36 (IST)

    Andy Murray now serving at 5-3 to stay in the match!

  • 03:35 (IST)

    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. 

  • 03:32 (IST)

    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. 

  • 03:26 (IST)

    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.

  • 03:07 (IST)

    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! 

  • 03:00 (IST)

    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.

  • 02:54 (IST)

    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.  

  • 02:37 (IST)

    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. 

  • 00:30 (IST)

  • 00:28 (IST)

    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 updateIndia 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. 

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

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.

Updated Date: Aug 13, 2016 08:24 AM

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