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India have mix day at Rio as the Indian team got a good start defeating Ireland and Dattu Baban Bhokanal qualified for finals  of rowing. But in other games like men and women’s 10m air rifle Indian women Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul were crashed and Jitu Rai lost in the final. In Table Tennis women section Mouma Das, Manika Batra and in men section Sarath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh lost their respective matches.

In weighlifting Mirabai finished at 11 th position, in women’s doubles Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare suffer a tough defeat to China’s Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang and men’s doubles pair Leander Peas and Rohan Bopanna lost their match.

– Shooting (women’s 10m air rifle) qualification – Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul

Tennis update: India day ends with defeat Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare suffer a tough defeat to China’s Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang.

In the women’s singles round Belgian women defeated Venus Williams

Tennis update: Huge relief for the Indian pair as they immediately break back. Sania and Prarthana are still alive in the first round.
Now, can they hold?

Tennis update: Poor game from the Indians while serving and they are broken.
Zhang/Peng will now serve for the match at 5-4.

Tennis update: Not the best start to the third set for the Indians. Sania and Prarthana are broken early and they trail 3-1. 

Tennis update: Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare win the second set 7-5.
They break the Chinese at the right moment to force a decider in this match.

48kg Weightlifting women’s result: Sopita Tanasan wins the gold medal. She is the most deserving lifter. Thailand wins their first Gold medal. India’s Mirabai Chanu finishes 11th in women’s 48 kg weightlifting event.

Weightlift: Very sad news from weightlifting as Mirabai fails to make a single attempt successful in clean and jerk segment. Very disappointing. She is out of competition.

Weightlift: Mairabai again fails. She fails to lift 106 kg 1 kg short of her personal best.

Weightlift: Mirabai has a failed attempt with 104 kg. She will get two more opportunities in clean and jerk segment.

Tennis update: Sania and Prarthana draw first blood in the second set! They break for a 3-1 lead.

Tennis update: In the second set, it’s on serve as Sania and Prarthana hold for 2-1. The Indians are playing well despite their first set loss. Can they force this into a decider at least?

Tennis update: Sania Mirza & Prarthana Thombare lose first set 6-7 to China’s Peng Shuai & Zhang Shuai in women’s doubles first round

Tennis update: Massive, massive hold for Sania and Prarthana! They fend off multiple break points to force a tie-break in the first set.

Tennis update: Sania-Prarthana hold serve to force a tie-break in the opening set

Tennis update: Sania and Prarthana broken right back! They were unable to serve out the first set and it’s even at 5-all.

Weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu finishes sixth with a lift of 82kg after Snatch round. Next up clean & jerk

Weightlifting: Thailand’s Sopita Tanasan registers a lift of 92kg in Snatch to take 7kg lead going into clean & jerk round

Thailand weightlifter Sopita Tanasan lifted 88 and 90 kg without any sign of pain.

Weightlifting update: Vietnam’s Thi Huyen Vuong crashes out after failing in all three attempts in snatch

Other tennis updates from the grounds: Canada’s Genie Bouchard with a big win over American Sloane Stephens. Meanwhile, Venus Williams is battling it out at 4-all in the first set against Belgium Kristen Flipkens.

Tennis update: Excellent work by Sania and Prarthana as they take the lead once again in set 1 after breaking. 4-3.

Table Tennis update: India’s TableTennis campaign ends as Sharath Kamal loses 8-11, 12-14, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11 to Crisan Adrian.

Weighlifting: Mirabai Chanu registers a lift of 82kg in Snatch as she failed her third attempt of 84kg

Table Tennis: India’s campaign in Table Tennis ends as Sharath Kamal loses 1st round match 8-11, 12-14, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11 to Romania’s Crisan

Weightlifting: Mirabai lifts 82kg in 2nd attempt in snatch

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal loses fourth game 6-11, trails the tie 1-3 vs Adrian Crisan in the men’s singles round one

Weightlifting:  Indian weight lifter Mirabai fails to lift 82kg in 1st attempt. She has 2 more attempts

Tennis update: Peng-Zhang break back to make it 2-2 against Sania-Prarthana

Table Tennis update: Achanta Sharath Kamal wins third game 11-9, trails the tie 1-2 vs Adrian Crisan in the men’s singles round one

Tennis update: Another marathon game but this time the Chinese hang on and grind out a service hold. Sania/Prarthana lead with a break, 2-1.

Injury update: Italian  cycalist Vincenzo Nibali taken to hospital after crash

Tennis update: The Indians break! What a splendid start for Sania and Prarthana as they convert on their second break point.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal loses second game 12-14 to trail the tie 0-2 vs Adrian Crisan in the men’s singles round 1

Tennis update: Sania-Prarthana with the early break, they move 1-0 up in the first set

Women’s 48kg event underway. India’s Mirabai is competition

Tennis update: Sania Mirza and Thombare begin their doubles campaign. They are up against China’s Shuai Peng Shuai Zhang

Table Tennis update: Achanta Sharath Kamal loses first game 8-11 against Adrian Crisan in the men’s singles round 1

Tennis Women’s Double coming next soon: Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare against the Chinese pair of Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang in the women’s doubles.

Table Tennis: India‘s last table tennis hope Sharath Kamal will be inaction 10 minutes. He suffered a second round exit at 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He had failed to qualify for 2012 London Olympics.

Weightlifting: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will in action in the Weightlifting 48kg category at 3.30 IST. Chanu earned her spot at Rio in the 48kg category by winning the silver medal in the selection trials held in Patiala.

2016 Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini a winner in the water

Women’s Fencing epee: The Individual Gold Medal goes to Hungary’s Szasz EmeseWhat

Indians have today: Sharat Kamal is schedule to play his first round match at 3:30 am. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu also in action same time. Mirza-Thombare was schedule to start 1:30 am, but has not begun yet. Stay tuned

Russia wins a Gold in Judo: Russia win their first gold medal in Rio2016. Beslan Mudranov wins 60kg category in Judo.

Current medal tally so far

Countries Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Korea 1 1 2
USA 1 1 2
Argentina 1 1
Belgium 1 1
Vietnam 1 1
China 1 2 3
Brazil 1 1
Denmark 1 1
Japan 2 2
Australia 1 1
Kazakhstan 1 1
Uzbekistan 1

 

South Korea wins Gold: Republic of Korea continue to dominate Archery. They have beaten USA 6-0 to clinch Men’s team gold.

Next up in action for India – Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare take on the Chinese pair of Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang in the first round of women’s doubles!
Stay tuned for live updates.

Table Tennis update: Sharath Kamal will play at 3.30 IST!

Tennis: Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic crashes out in windy Rio. She lost to No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro

Men’s 60 kg Judo: Japan’s  Takato Naohis has won Judo Bronze medal

Judo women’s 48 kg event: Kazakhstan’s Galbadrakh Otgontsetseg beat Mestre Alvarez Dayaris 2-0 to win bronze in Women 48 kg Judo

Medal for Australia: Bronze medal for Australia in Men’s team archery event. They defeated China

Setback injury: France’s Samir Ait Said suffers a horrific leg injury at an Artistic Gymnastics qualifying event in

Table Tennis Men’s update:  Over! Soumyajit Ghosh knocked out. Loses last game 11-13 & hence the match 1-4 to Thailand’s Padasak.

Table Tennis Men’s update: Padasak takes the 4th game 11-6. He leads 3-1 against Soumyajit Ghosh. It’s an extremely tough road for the Indian now.

Women’s football update: Canada is leading Zimbabwe 3-0 with just 10 minutes to go in the group stage match

Cycling Road result: Belgian Greg Van Avermaet wins thrilling Road race Gold at Fort Copacabana.

Table Tennis Men’s update: Padasak has taken a 2-0 lead with an 11-6 win in the 2nd game against Soumyajit Ghosh.

Table Tennis Men’s update:   Sharath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh are in action in men’s singles.

10m Air Pistol Final result: Vietnam’s Hoang Vinh, 42, wins men’s 10m Air Pistol gold, silver for Brazil’s Felipe Almeida, bronze to China’s Pang Wei

Vietnam won Gold and Brazil, the host, in the same event open their medal tally with a silver. Vietnam previously won two silvers in Olympic history.

Good news for Vietnam as young shooter Hoang Xuan Vin has won their first Gold medal in Olympic. It was a dramatic scene as Felipe was sure he willl win the Gold as he score 10.1 in final shot but Hoang waited late and scored 10.7

World record: Britain’s Adam Peaty breaks 100m breaststroke swimming world record in Rio2016 Men’s 100m breaststroke

Jitu Rai: Very sad news, India’s medal hope in 10m Air Pistol Final gets over as Jitu Rai had a very poor start. However, Jitu will have another opportunity as he will play in 50m Air Pistol.

Jitu Rai at 8th after three shots in the 10m Air Pistol Final

Get set ready as shooter Jitu Rai, an Indian hope for a medal,  is going to play in the finals of Men’s 10m air pistol.

Swimmer Katinka Hosszu

Wow!!! Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu , who finished at the fourth position in the 2012 London Olympic,  was very close to  breaking the world record hold by YE Shiwen of China at London Olympic but failed to do it as he finished at 4.28.58 in 400 Women’s 400m Individual Medley in Heat 5.

 

Caption: Mack Horton during the men’s 400m freestyle heats

Security fear  in Rio: A bullet struck the media centre at the Olympic Equestrian venue, fuelling security fears at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

An AFP journalist at the media centre saw a clear hole where the bullet had tore through the canvas roof, AFP reported.

Update: After an impressive performance under pressure in qualifying, Jitu Rai will feature in the Finals at 11.55 pm IST.

Explosion:

A bomb squad is probing on the bomb blast near the finishing line of the men’s cycling road race.

Press men could hear a loud noise on the press box and felt the tremor after the blast as cyclists had about 70 kilometers to go Saturday.

A half dozen military police were cordoning off the area. No one was immediately evacuated, and it did not appear that anyone was injured. The race was continuing and had not been rerouted.

Jitu Rai scored seven 10s in a row to qualify for the finals. What a comeback!

Update: Wow, good news. JITU RAI QUALIFIES FOR THE 10m Air Pistol Men’s finals with the final series of 98. He ends 7th with a total score of 578/600. His scores read like this -with scores of 96, 96, 98, 96, 96, 98

96 in the fourth series and Jitu Rai slips a bit. Needs a strong finish now

After 3rd series.
Gurpreet Singh shoots 93, jumps 6 places to 30th.
Jeetu Rai shoots a brilliant 98 to zoom to 8th.

 

Table Tennis: Indian paddlers Mouma Das, Manika Batra bow out from

Two 96s for Jitu Roy in the first two series. Has managed 6 inner 10s in those

Men’s 10m air pistol update: Jitu shoots 96 in the first series and is looking good in the second. Moves to 58

India’s Jitu Rai and Gurpreet Singh in action in the men’s 10m air pistol qualification

Table Tennis result: Manika Batra exits women’s singles competition after 4-2 loss to Katarzyna of Poland

Women’s Rugby union update: French rugby women’s team first winners as 92-year wait ends. 

Beach Volleyball update:  Australian pair  Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden have beaten Costa Rica’s Karen Cope Charles and Natalia Alfaro 2-0. Yeah, baby!

Table Tennis update: Manika Batra loses fifth game 11-4. The Indian now will have two win both the remaining games to qualify for the second round.

Table Tennis update: Cheers for Manika. Manika Batra levels the tie with a 11-8 win in the fourth game. This is developing into a great contest. It is 2-2 now.

Hockey stat:  This is Indian men’s hockey team’s first win in opening match in Olympics since Sydney 2000

 

Tennis men’s doubles result: Bad day for India, Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna make first round exit after losing to Matkowski-Kubot of Poland 4-6, 6-7

Table Tennis update: Manika Batra trails 1-2 vs Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc after losing third game 12-14 in table tennis women’s singles round 1

Hockey result: Good news, cheers for Indian hockey team…..

India wins  their Pool B  match against Ireland in a magnificent contest with a 3-2 margin. However, it was a close match, but a winning start in a big tournament is always good.

 

Table Tennis: Manika Batra lets a 6-0 lead slip to lose 14-12 in the third game of the game. She now trails 2-1

Hockey: Goal..Ireland squeezes the margin 3-2. But it seems India win the match after 10 years of Olympic hiatus.

Tennis Poland breaks India: Paes and Bopanna had a golden opportunity to take this into the 3rd set but they’ve effectively squandered that chance away.

Tiebreaker to decide the 2nd set.

Tennis: Sigh of relief for Indian pair as Paes-Bopanna break the Polish duo. They now serve for the 2nd set.

Paes-Bopanna make it 5-5 in the 2nd set. Poland serve next

Table Tennis: Ouch…after winning first game, Manika Batra concedes second 6-11 to Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc in TT women’s singles round 1

Hockey: Ireland  got a good chance to squeeze the margin but drag flick did not work.

Hockey: India takes the lead to 3-1 vs  Ireland , Rupinder again converts from the penalty corner.

Comment of athlete:

“My mind became blank during event”, Apurvi Chandela

 Table Tennis: Manika Batra takes first game 12-10 against Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc in table tennis women’s singles round 1

Tennis: This isn’t looking good for India.

A break cannot be caught!

Lukasz Kubot-Marcin Matkowski lead the 2nd set 4-3.

Hockey:  Tense 4th and last quarter coming up. India lead 2-1. Ireland will throw everything into the mix. India need to hold the ball and make it count

 Table Tennis: Mouma Das is eliminated in the 1st Round of the Women’s Singles Table Tennis event after losing 11-2 11-7 11-7 11-3 to Monteiro Daniela

Mouma Das as she loses to Daniela Monteiro Dodan in straight games in women’s singles round 1

Tennis: Paes-Bopanna level the 2nd set at 1-1. Hopefully a spirited Indian fightback is on!

Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna lose the 1st set 6-4 to Polish pair Lukasz Kubot-Marcin Matkowski after exchanging break points.

Table Tennis update: Mouma Das now trails by 2-0 after losing second game by 11-7 to her Romanian opponent in the Women’s singles.

 

Hockey: It’s half time. India lead 2-0, thanks to goals by Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh. In a sport of silken moves.

Tennis:

 India and Poland seem determined not to hold serves. Paes’ serve broken and we are back at 4-4 in the first set against Matkowski-Kubot pair.

Table Tennis: Bad news for India!!!!

Mouma Das has lost the first game of her opening Round encounter against Monteiro Daniela 11-2

Tennis:  Good news for India Paes and Bopanna takes the lead to 4-3 1st set

Hockey:

India takes the lead to 2-0. Great going for India.  Rupinder Pal  extend the lead to 2-0 for India.

Meanwhile, Argentina and Netherlands finished with 3-3 draw.

Tennis update:

Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna break to lead 3-2 in the 1st set of the Men’s doubles tennis match

Tennis 

Paes and Bopanna are level at 2-2 in the 1st set of their doubles tennis match

Indian hockey team scores the first goal of their group match against Ireland. VR Raghunath helps India to take 1-0 lead at the end of 15 minutes (1st quarter)

Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar: “Will try to watch as many events as I can”

Rugby Sevens debut

Rugby Sevens is underway in its Olympic debut, France v Spain is kicking things off. Australia plays Columbia 2.30am AEST Sunday.

First Gold medal

10m air rifle finals:

GOLD – Virginia Thrasher (USA)
SILVER – Li Du (China)
BRONZE – Siling Yi (China)

Just in: USA’s teenager Virginia Thrashe picks up the first Gold Medal in 10m air rifle finals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Time for the national anthem

Indian men hockey start their quest for the Olympic medal against Ireland.

Rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal has qualified for the quarter-finals of men’s single sculls by finishing third

 

India won two shooting medals in the 2012 London Games but they started poorly at the Rio Olympics 2016 as Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the women’s 10m air rifle qualifiers on Saturday. However, hops are high from Jitu Rai and Gurpreet Singh who will be seen in action later on Saturday at the Olympic Shooting Centre. Catch shooting highlights here

Justin: India’s Ayonika Paul and Apurvi Chandela have failed to go past the qualification round. Chandela (411.6) finished 34th while Ayonika could only manage at 43rd spot with a final score of 407.

Here’s what’s in store for India today. (All timings in IST)
17:00 – Rowing (Men’s single scull heats) – Dattu Baban Bhokanal

– Shooting (women’s 10m air rifle) qualification – Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul

19:30 – Men’s hockey: India v Ireland

– Tennis (men’s doubles, round 1) – Leander Paes/Rohan Bopanna v M Matkowski/L Kubot (Poland)

19:45 – Table Tennis (women’s singles, round 1) – Mouma Das v Daniela Monteiro Dodan (Romania)

20:30 – Table Tennis (women’s singles, round 1) – Manika Batra v Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc (Poland)

21:30 – Shooting (10m air pistol) qualification – Jitu Rai, Gurpreet Singh

Overall six events are currently underway (Rowing, Water polo, Shooting, Table Tennis, Archery, and Fencing)

A Total of 812 Gold, 812 silver and 864  bronze are at stake. The medals that will be presented at Rio are largely made with recycled materials.