Tokyo Olympics 2020: Deepika Kumar will be hoping to put in a good show on Friday.© AFP
Deepika Kumari built on her fine form, sealing a win against ROC’s Ksneia Perova in the Women’s Archery Individual 1/8 Eliminations, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Winning 6-5, the ace Indian archer has progressed to the quarterfinals. Also, shooter Rahi Sarnobat had a disappointing outing in the 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification event, registering a total score of 573. The 30-year-old could only muster 286 in the rapid round, finishing in 32nd position in the standings. Meanwhile, Manu Bhaker will be aiming to build on her fine form from Thursday, and put in a good score. Other than shooting and archery, India will also have sprinter Dutee Chand and shutter PV Sindhu in action on Friday.
The men’s hockey team will be high on confidence when they take on Japan after having beaten defending Olympic champions Argentina yesterday. Sindhu defeated Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark yesterday and will take on Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals. The women’s hockey team will search for their first win in the Games when they clash with Ireland. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain will have her quarterfinal bout and Dutee will compete in women’s 100m sprint.
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Avinash Mukund Sable misses out on qualification!
Sable finished in seventh position in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 – Heat 2 and misses out on the final.
Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwot was first, followed by Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale and Italy Ahmed Abdelwahed. Only the first three in each heat qualify for the final, and the next six fastest!
Also, Sable clocked 8:18:12, thereby breaking the national record.
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 – Heat 2 begins!
The Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 – Heat 2 has begun, and Avinash Mukund Sable is representing India.
Deepika Kumari comes out on top!!!!!!
Deepika Kumari sealed a 10 in her shoot off, with her ROC opponent scoring a paltry 7. Deepika wins this encounter, with a total score of 6-5!
Ksenia Perova wins the fifth set! Time for a shoot off!
The ROC archer ties the game at 5-5, winning the fifth set. Now its time for a shoot off!
Women’s Archery Individual 1/8 Eliminations: 4th set tied between Deepika Kumari and Ksneia Perova
The fourth set is tied, but its still in favour of Deepika, with the scores reading 5-3.
Deepika Kumari wins the third set!
A good comeback by Deepika Kumari, as she wins the third set. She is currently leading 4-2.
Ksenia Perova makes it level!
Deepika Kumari has lost the second set, and scores are now level at 2-2 with her ROC opponent.
Deepika Kumari leads!
The Indian archer is currently leading 2-0 against Ksneia Perova. She will be hoping to build on this opening consistency!
Deepika Kumari in action for India!
The Women’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations is about to begin, and archer Deepika Kumari will be in action for India!
She will face ROC’s Ksneia Perova.
Rahi Sarnobat finishes with a total score of 573
Sarnobat registered a score of 96 in Series 3 of Rapid qualification. In total, her score 573 (precision+rapid). Her current ranking is 32nd. Only the top eight shooters will qualify for the final!
Good showing by Rahi Sarnobat!
The 30-year-old is keeping up her hopes for qualifying for the final, with a 94-score in Rapid Series 2.
Rahi Sarnobat registers a score of 96 in Rapid Series 1!
Sarnobat has already begun, and the shooter has registered a score of 96 in Rapid Series 1. She is currently 25th in the standings.
Can Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat shine for India?
The 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification has already begun. Manu Bhakar and Rahi Sarnobat will be headlining India in this event.
The duo will be attempting 30 shots each in the rapid qualification. After the precision qualification round, Bhaker is fifth and Sarnobat is 25th.
The top eight will qualify for the final.
India’s schedule for July 30
The Indian contingent have plenty of events for Friday, with the likes of Manu Bhakar and Rahi Sarnobat taking part in the 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification Rapid. There will also be some athletics events with Dutee Chand also participating.
Hello and welcome!
Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Lots of Indian athletes will be in action on Friday. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, who finished strong on Thursday, will start the day for India along with Udayan Mane.
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