Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 8 Highlights: PV Sindhu beaten by Tai Tzu-ying; Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for discus throw final

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 8 Highlights: PV Sindhu beaten by Tai Tzu-ying; Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for discus throw final

PV Sindhu in action at Tokyo 2020. AP

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July 31, 2021 - 17:15 (IST)

That's it from us here. Hope you enjoyed the Day 8 coverage. Join us tomorrow for Day 9 action. Until then, goodbye and take care.

July 31, 2021 - 17:13 (IST)

The Indian action ends for today. Overall it was a disappointing day for India. 

- While Kamalpreet Kaur qualified for the women's discus throw final with a best throw of 64m, Seema Punia missed out on the qualification. 

- The Indian women's hockey team kept their hopes alive of qualifying for the quarters with a 4-3 win over South Africa

- Atanu Das bowed out of the Games with a 6-4 loss against Takaharu Furukawa.

- Amit Panghal suffered a shock 4-1 defeat against Colombia's  Yuberjen Martinez in the men's flyweight round of 16

- PV Sindhu lost in straight games 21-18, 21-12 to Tai Tzu Ying in badminton semis. 

- Pooja Rani lost 5-0 against China's Lin Qian in the women's middleweight quarterfinal.

- India's M Sreeshankar missed out on qualifying for the Men's long jump final after finishing 13th in the qualification round.

July 31, 2021 - 16:48 (IST)

Athletics, Men's long jump qualification

India's M Sreeshankar finishes 13th in Men's long jump qualification, narrowly misses out on qualifying for the final. His best jump was 7.69 m which he got on his first attempt. The rest two were 7.51 and 7.43. 

Attempt 1: 7.69
Attempt 2: 7.51
Attempt 3: 7.43

July 31, 2021 - 16:44 (IST)

Badminton, Sindhu vs Tai Tzu

Tai Tzu dominated her opponent and made it look really easy, espicially in the second game. Sindhu probably knew it was going to be an extremely tough task after she lost the first game.  

Tai Tzu finally has a major medal. Sindhu will fight for the bronze against He Bingjiao tomorrow around 5 pm IST. 

July 31, 2021 - 16:39 (IST)

Badminton, Sindhu vs Tai Tzu

All over for Sindhu! Not at her best today as Tai Tzu beats her 21-18, 21-12 to enter the final of women's singles. 

July 31, 2021 - 16:38 (IST)

Badminton, Sindhu vs Tai Tzu

Tai Tzu with eight match points!

July 31, 2021 - 16:35 (IST)

Badminton, Sindhu vs Tai Tzu

Tai Tzu showing the A game against Sindhu. The cross-court smashes and drop shots have been brilliant. Sindhu's body language is not great at the moment. 16-8 to Tai Tzu. 

July 31, 2021 - 16:33 (IST)

Athletics, Men's long jump qualification

Sreeshankar gets a distance of 7.43 in his third attempt. He didn't seem happy with it. His first jump is his best - 7.69 m. In the second attempt, he got a distance of 7.51.

July 31, 2021 - 16:32 (IST)

Badminton, Sindhu vs Tai Tzu

This is not looking good for Sindhu. Tai Tzu with a four-point advantage going to the mid-game break. 
 

July 31, 2021 - 16:28 (IST)

Badminton, Sindhu vs Tai Tzu

Three special drop shots by Tai Tzu. Sindhu reaches for the two and but fails in the third one. The shuttler from Taiwan takes a three-point lead in the second game 7-4.  

Preview Day 8: Friday was an eventful day for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020, with ace shuttler PV Sindhu and boxer Lovlina Borgohain booking semi-finals places in their respective sports. Borgohain not only advanced to the women’s welterweight semis, but also assured India a second medal, after Mirabai Chanu’s silver in weightlifting.

Meanwhile, Sindhu overcame home favourite Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in the quarter-finals, and she will face Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in her last-four clash. It will take place  at 3.20 pm IST. Tai Tzu Ying had beaten Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the other quarter-final.

In hockey, striker Gurjant Singh scored twice as India defeated Japan 5-3 in their final Pool A game before their quarter-final clash. The Indian men will face Great Britain in their last eight clash on Sunday.

India women’s hockey team returned to winning ways to keep their quarter-final hopes alive, as Navneet Kaur scored a late winner in India’s 1-0 win over Ireland.

India had suffered three consecutive losses prior to this, so this will surely come as a morale-boosting result.

In archery, Deepika Kumari suffered a heart-breaking 0-6 loss to Korea’s An San in the women’s individual quarter-finals, while in golf, Anirban Lahiri finished round two tied at 20th place.

Boxer Amit Panghal faces Yurberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in the men’s 52 kg round of 16 bout.

Boxer Pooja Rani faces China’s Li Qian in the women’s middleweight quarter-final bout on Saturday. Li Qian is an Olympic bronze medalist and two-time Asian champion.

It will be a crucial day for the women’s hockey team, who will hope for a crucial victory in their bid to reach the quarters. They face South Africa at 8.45 am IST. You can check the complete Day 8 schedule here.

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