Team India at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 11 Highlights: IND reaches women's hockey semis; Fouaad Mirza finishes in top 25

Tokyo Olympics, Day 11 Live: Catch the live updates of athletics - women's 200m, women's discus throw final, IND vs AUS women's hockey, men's 50m 3 positions rifle shooting and equestrian from Sportstar.

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won the 50m rifle 3 positions gold medal in the 2021 Delhi World Cup.   -  The Hindu

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Indian athletes in action on Day 11 of the 2020 Olympic Games.

LIVE Updates

LIVE Tokyo Olympics 2020, Athletics Women's Discus Throw Final Live Streaming Updates: India's Kamalpreet Kaur in Action

That will be it from me, Santadeep Dey, for the day. Over to my colleagues, who will take you take you through the second half of Day 11 at The Tokyo Olympics.

Equestrian

3:40pm: Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott have qualified for the individual final by finishing in the top 25. The duo will compete in one more round of show jumping to finalise their standings in eventing at Tokyo 2020. The final round of jumping begins at 5.30pm IST. More: Tokyo Olympics, Equestrian: India's Fouaad Mirza, Seigneur Medicott qualify for individual final

6am: Seigneur Medicott has cleared the second inspection after Cross Country. Fouaad and Medicott will be the 10th combination in the show jumping round.

Hockey - Women's Quarterfinals

Meanwhile, Twitter has gone into overdrive! Let's check some of the latest tweets:

 

Highlights from the game

INDIA BEATS AUSTRALIA 1-0 TO MAKE THE TOKYO OLYMPICS SEMIFINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

22' India women have the lead!

THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING... Gurjit Kaur scores her first goal of the tournament, coming up with a brilliant drag flick to beat Australian 'keeper Rachael Lynch.

Dominic Richard was covering the India vs Australia game. Head over to the match highlights now!

 

Shooting - Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification

The Indian shooting team returns with zero Tokyo 2020 medals - a scenario many wouldn't have seen coming. Aishwary is placed 21st (1167-63x), while Sanjeev is 32nd (1157-55x).

Standing

  • Aishwary (Series 4): 95 [9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 4): 95 [10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 10]

    Both shooters finish with 95s. India returns empty-handed from Tokyo as the last of shooting events conclude today.
  • Aishwary (Series 3): 93 [9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 8, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 3): 95 [9, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10]

    There's no coming back from this... Aishwary falters to drop seven off a single series.
  • Aishwary (Series 2): 96 [9, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 2): 93 [9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 8, 8, 10, 9, 10]

    A series to forget for Sanjeev as he scores two 8s.

    Aishwary pockets 96 points. That does nothing to restore his place on the live rankings.
  • Aishwary (Series 1): 95 [9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9]
    Sanjeev (Series 1): 94 [10, 9, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10]

    The 9s are back to haunt and this isn't the first time that Indian shooters have been at the receiving end in Tokyo 2020. Having gotten off to a sensational start, Aishwary is now struggling to find the bull on the 10-ring.

Prone

  • Aishwary (Series 4): 97 [10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 4): 98 [10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10]

    Aishwary has just slipped out of the race for the top 8 and into the early 20s.

    Sanjeev, meanwhile, is closing the gap between himself and his compatriot.
     
  • Aishwary (Series 3): 97 [10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 3): 98 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10]

    With Sanjeev yet to start the prone round, Aishwary has already entered the third series. That's some serious pace from the lad! Ouch... Three 9s in this series. That must hurt.

    18 10s on the trot for Sanjeev before he hits the first 9! A potential comeback on the cards?
     
  • Aishwary (Series 2): 99 [9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 2): 100 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]

    Aishwary hits 99.

    Sanjeev gets a perfect 100 but that sees him gain only two places.
  • Aishwary (Series 1): 98 [9, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 1): 97 [9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10]

    Two 9s from Aishwary sees him slip to the fourth place. Sanjeev continues to struggle in the bottom half of the table.

Kneeling

  • Aishwary (Series 4): 100 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 4): 97 [10, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]

    The onslaught continues as Aishwary registers a second 100!

    Sanjeev, in the meantime, continues to lose places with a flurry of 9s.
  • Aishwary (Series 3): 98 [10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 3): 95 [10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 9]

    Aishwary takes a short breather after shooting a 9 at the very beginning of the series. He, however, recovers well with a total of 98. The 20-year-old is presently second on the leaderboard behind Henrik Larsen of Norway.

    Sanjeev opts for an extended break, even as Aishwary finishes his fourth series. The timeout, however, seems to have adversely affected the veteran's momentum as he continues to score 9s.
  • Aishwary (Series 2): 100 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 2): 99 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10]

    Aishwary records a perfect series! Even Sanjeev registers a 99 now. Things are looking good for Team India here.
  • Aishwary (Series 1): 99 [10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Sanjeev (Series 1): 96 [10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10]

    Aishwary is off to a strong start as he drops a solitary point in the first series. Sanjeev, meanwhile, gets things going with a 96.

- Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (Bib No. 1484) will be shooting from firing point 14. Veteran Sanjeev Rajput (Bib No. 1482) is set to start from lane 18.

Rules

The 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men is an event where shooters fire over a distance of 50 meters in kneeling, prone and standing positions, using a 5.6 millimeters (0.22 inches) caliber rifle, with a maximum weight of 8 kilograms.

The center of the target is positioned at 0.75 meters above the floor and its total diameter measures 154.4 millimeters.

In the qualification round, every athlete has to fire 40 shots each in kneeling, prone and standing position within a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The integer scoring system is followed in this event, with 10 being the maximum achievable score per shot. 1200 points is the perfect qualification score.

 

Athletics - Women's 200m Heat

Dutee Chand

FILE PHOTO: India sprinter Dutee Chand practising at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.   -  The Hindu

 

- Dutee finishes last (7/7) in Heat 4 in 23.85 seconds. Namibia's Christine Mboma takes the top spot in a personal best (PB) time of 22.11s, going past Gabrielle (22.20s). World No. 44 Aminatou Seyni (NIG), third, also qualifies for the semifinals.

- Dutee to start from Lane 7. The fastest woman on earth (in 200m), Gabrielle "Wonder Woman" Thomas of the US on Lane 2.

 

INDIANS IN ACTION

After a year-long delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics finally got underway on July 23. India sent its largest-ever contingent to the Games - 120 athletes (67 men, 53 women).

Here are all fixtures, timings of events involving Indian athletes on August 2 so that you can stay up to speed!

Athletics – Women’s 200m – Dutee Chand – 7:24 AM IST

Athletics – Women’s discus throw final – Kamalpreet Kaur – 4:30 PM IST

Hockey – Women’s QF – India vs Australia – 8:30 AM IST

Equestrian – Fouaad Mirza – 2nd inspection – 6:00 AM IST, Show jumping – 1:30 PM IST, Individual Eventing Medal Event – 5:15 PM IST

Shooting – Men’s 50m rifle three positions – Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Sanjeev Rajput – 8:00 AM IST

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • When will Indian athletes play at the Tokyo Olympics?
    Events of Indian interest at Tokyo 2020 will begin at 7:24 AM IST on August 2, 2021.
  • Where to watch Indian events at Tokyo Olympics?
    The Sony Sports Network will broadcast the Tokyo Olympics live in India.

    Sony TEN 3 HD/SD will telecast events with Hindi commentary while Sony TEN 1 HD/SD and Sony TEN 2 HD/SD will have English commentary.

    Live streaming of the events will be available on the SonyLIV and JioTV apps.