Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9 highlights: Usain Bolt wins 3rd straight 100m final, creates history

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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9 highlights: Usain Bolt wins 3rd straight 100m final, creates history
  • 07:09 (IST)

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    And...He has created history too! 

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    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! 

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    Gatlin and Blake far away from Bolt!

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    The fastest human on earth jogs into the 100 m final!

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    MEDAL ALERT! Tennis.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Gymnastics Update: Dipa Karmakar has 14.866 in her first attempt which was a simple one.

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    Gymnastics Update: Dipa Karmakar in action now.........

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    Gymnastics Update: Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber moves to the top with an average of 15.216.

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    Gymnastics Update: China's Wang Yan moves into the top spot with an average of 14.999.

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    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

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    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. 

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    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 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. 

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    Hockey Update! Full Time, and Belgium have won 3-1. India gave it their all, but Belgium's class eventually prevailed. 

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    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...

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    Boxing Update: Manoj Kumar loses the second round 10-9 as well. 

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    Boxing Update: 

    Manoj Kumar is fighting Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in the quarter-final.

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    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...INDIA HAVE TAKEN OUT SREEJESH...AND THEY ARE PLAYING WITH EXTRA MAN...IT'S A HUGE GAMBLE...AGAINST A TEAM LIKE BELGIUM...

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    GOAL! Belgium score! 3-1 now! India caught as they push forward in attack. Very difficult for India now. 

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    Boxing Update: Manoj Kumar loses the first round of his bout 10-9.

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    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...

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    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?

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    End of Quarter 3: India 1-2 Belgium

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    Hockey Update! GOAL! Belgium lead! Wicked deflection takes a hopeful pass past Sreejesh. India in trouble now

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    At the halfway mark for badminton

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    Badminton update!

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    Hockey Update! Two-minute suspension for India's Raghunath. Can Belgium take advantage. two minutes to go for the third quarter to end

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    Badminton update

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    Heartbreak for India!

    Meanwhile India end their tennis campaign with a loss in the bronze medal play off against Czech Republic.

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    Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: Belgium has equalised..Dockier, went past two defenders and shot...ball bounces off Sreejesh's pads and into goal.

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    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. 

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    Hockey Update! Third quarter underway and PR Sreejesh pulls off a wonderful save. How long can India keep Belgium away?

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    Badminton update!

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    Badminton update

    Slender lead for India but can PV Sindhu hold onto it. If this match's trajectory has been any indication, then not!

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    Firstpost expert Sundeep Misra: The hooter is gone...India should be happy with the score but the Belgians are coming hard...

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    Hockey Update! Belgium come extremely close. India under immense pressure as second quarter closes. India preserve their 1-0 lead at half time.

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".

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Updated Date: Aug 15, 2016 07:39:23 IST

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