Team India at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 12 Highlights: Tajinderpal Singh Toor fails to qualify for shot put final

Tokyo Olympics, Day 12: Catch the live updates, commentary and highlights of athletics - women's javelin, men's shot put; IND vs BEL men's hockey and women's freestyle wrestling from Sportstar.

Tajinderpal Singh Toor

FILE PHOTO: Tajinderpal Singh Toor of India competes in the men's shot put qualification at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019.   -  AP

Welcome to the highlights of Indian athletes in action on Day 12 of the 2020 Olympic Games. This was Santadeep Dey and VS Aravind, taking you through all the action as it unfolded at Tokyo 2020.

HIGHLIGHTS

ATHLETICS – MEN'S SHOT PUT QUALIFICATION

- Tajinderpal 's last attempt has been deemed invalid as well. He is currently 12th on the leaderboard.

After an appeal from Walsh sees the NZL athlete move up the rankings, Tanjinderpal loses a place. The Moga athlete is now out of contention for a final berth.

Hassan goes long! A 21.23m throw sees him qualify for the final.

Walsh has a prolonged chat with the officials again after his third throw initially gets disqualified too... A mammoth 21.49! He has made his way into the final too.

- Tajinderpal has been red-flagged in his second attempt! Abdelrahman Mahmoud (BRN) - 20.14, Jason van Rooyen (RSA) - 20.06, Francisco Belo (POR) - 20.58, Mostafa Amr Hassan (EGY) - 20.65m, Nick Ponzio (ITA) 20.28 go past.

Sinancevic - 20.96m, Payton Otterdahl (USA) - 20.28m, Kovacs - 20.93m and Stanek - 20.47m better their first throw.

Romani earns direct qualification with a 21.31m throw.

Meanwhile, Rio 2016 bronze medallist Tomas Walsh surprisingly has his second invalid attempt! Scratch that! Walsh files an official complaint which sees his second throw go for 20.38m.

- Tajinderpal registers 19.99m in his first attempt to stand sixth after Round 1. Darlan Romani (BRA) - 21.00, Joe Kovacs (USA) - 20.81, Armin Sinancevic (SRB) - 20.50, Tomas Stanek (CZE) - 20.23, and Konrad Bukowiecki (POL) - 20.01 are ahead of him on the leaderboard.

21.20m is the qualification distance in Tokyo 2020. Tajinderpal's personal and season best is 21.49m.

WRESTLING – WOMEN'S FREESTYLE 62 KG 1/8 FINAL

Sonam Malik vs Bolortuya Khurelkhuu

Sonam’s chances of making it to the repechage round have ended as Khurelkhuu has been outclassed by the 2018 World champion and 2019 Worlds silver medallist Taybe Mustafa Yusein of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals.

Round 2: 2-2 Sonam takes another point and she has really opened up after winning the first round. This has been an impressive show from the debutant and she looks certain to win the bout.

Sonam employs a defensive tactic but the Mongolian strikes back in the final seconds to score 2-2 as she pins the Indian on to the ground. Sonam loses.

Round 1: 1-0 - Sonam takes the lead. She gets into a lock; a good start will boost the Indian's chances of advancing into the next round.

Sonam gets a point for pushing the Mongolian out of the mat and she seems to have gotten a hold over her opponent.

HOCKEY – MEN'S SEMIFINAL

India’s quest for an Olympics gold medal in men’s hockey after Moscow 1980 ended after it lost to Belgium in the semifinal clash at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.

Belgium’s 5-2 win, however, masked how competitive the game was.

(AS IT HAPPENED...)

ATHLETICS – WOMEN'S JAVELIN THROW QUALIFICATION

Annu Rani

FILE PHOTO: India javelin thrower Annu Rani in action.   -  PTI

 

It's all over for Annu Rani! The 28-year-old from Meerut fails to make the final of the javelin throw, finishing 14th in qualification.

3rd attempt: 54.04m

2nd attempt: 53.19m

1st attempt: 50.35m

INDIANS IN ACTION

Annu Rani will kick things off on August 3 with the javelin throw qualification round but it will be the Indian men's hockey team, which will be in the thick of the action it takes on Belgium in the semifinal.

The wrestlers will begin their campaign with Sonam Malik, 19, taking on Asian Championships silver medallist Bolortuya Khurelkhuu.

The coverage will shift to the Olympic stadium later in the day once again when Tajinderpal Singh Toor will try to make the next stage in shot put.

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling: Spotlight on Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia

Hockey – Men’s Semifinal – India vs Belgium – 7 AM IST

Athletics – Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification Group A – Annu Rani – 5:50 AM IST

Athletics – Men’s Shot put Qualification Group A – Tajinderpal Singh Toor – 3:45 PM IST

Wrestling – Women's Freestyle 62kg 1/8 final – Sonam Malik vs Bolortuya Khurelkhuu – 7:30 AM IST onwards

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • When will Indian athletes play at the Tokyo Olympics?
    Events of Indian interest at Tokyo 2020 will begin at 5:50 AM IST on August 3, 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.