Tokyo Paralympics 2020, Day 3 updates: Paddler Bhavinaben Patel storms into semis; Tek Chand finishes last

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Live: Catch all the live updates with Indian athletes in action on Day 3 of the Paralympics.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Bhavinaben Patel outclassed Serbia's Borislava Perić-Ranković 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-7) in the quarterfinal.   -  Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Indian athletes in action and all the major events on Day 3 at the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

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INDIANS IN ACTION-

TABLE TENNIS- Women's Singles Class 4 (QF)- Bhavinaben Patel (IND) vs Borislava Perić-Ranković (SER)

  • Bhavinaben Patel beats Serbia's Borislava Perić-Ranković 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-7) and storms into the semifinals.
  • The paddler will face China's Zhang Miao in the semifinal clash on Saturday at 6:10 a.m. IST.

ATHLETICS- Men's Shot Put F55 Final - Tek Chand

  • Tek Chand threw a season-best of 9.04m but finished last in the eight-member Shot Put Final.
  • Tek Chand registered four foul throws out of the allotted six attempts, throwing 8.57m and 9.04m in his second and fourth attempts, respectively.
  • Brazil's Wallace Santos broke the Men's Shot Put F55 category world record with a 12.63m throw in the sixth and final attempt. The record was previously held by Bulgaria's Ruzhdi Ruzhdi (12.47m).
  • Ruzhdi Ruzhdi couldn't replicate his record-throwing performance as he threw 12.23m for the silver medal.
  • Lech Stoltman from Poland threw his season best of 12.15m, bagging the bronze.
  • In a rare occurence, two world records were set in the same event as Russian Paralympic Committee's Sergei Sokulskii, who finished fourth, threw 12.06m to break the F54 category world record.

POWERLIFTING- Men's 65 Kg Final- Jaideep

  • Jaideep failed to register a single lift in his three attempts of 160 kg, 160 kg, and 167 kg.
  • China's Lei Liu clinched gold with a best lift of 198 kg, winning a fourth consecutive Paralympic gold medal in Powerlifting.
  • Amir Jafari Arangeh from Iran settled for silver, successfully lifting 195 kg in his first attempt, but failing to lift 196 kg and 198 kg in his subsequent attempts.
  • Finishing third was Algeria's Hocine Bettir, registering a best of 192 kg for the bronze in his second attempt.

ARCHERY -

Mixed team Compound (Open Ranking Round)- Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti

  • India finished sixth in the ranking round of mixed team compound archery with Rakesh Kumar scoring 699 points and 671 points by Jyoti  to make the team total of 1370 points. China placed first with a paralympic record of total 1388 points.

Men's Individual Compound (Open Ranking Round) - Rakesh Kumar (Sport Class W2), S. S. Swami (Sport Class ST)

  • Rakesh Kumar broke his personal best record to finish third in the Men's Individual Compound (Open Ranking Round) with 699 points. He scored 53 tens that helped him reach this ranking. His compatriot S.S. Swami was placed 21st with a season best total of 682 points.

Men's Individual Recurve (Open Ranking Round) - Harvinder Singh (Sport Class ST), C. Vivek (Sport Class ST)

  • C. Vivek finished 10th Men's Individual Recurve (Open Ranking Round) with a total score of 609. However, his compatriot Harvinder Singh slipped down to the 21st spot with a total of 600 points.

POWERLIFTING- Women's 50 Kg Final- Sakina Khatun

  • India's Sakina Khatun finished fifth in the powerlifting women's 50 Kg Final with her final lift of 93 kg being her best. The Indian powerlifter failed to lift 93 kg on her second lift, but succeeded in her second attempt on the lift.
  • Hu Dandan of China clinched the gold medal by clearing all three attempts of 105,112 and 120 kg.
  • The silver medal was won Rehab Ahmed of Egypt, who also in the process set a paralympic record by lifting 117 and 120 kgs in her first two attempts, but failed to lift 121kg in her final lift.
  • Olivia Broome of Great Britain won the bronze with her first two lifts of 106 and 107 kg respectively.

TABLE TENNIS- Women's Singles Class 4 (Round of 16) - Bhavinaben Patel vs Joyce de Oliveira (BRA)

  • Bhavinaben Patel defeated Joyce de Oliveira of Brazil in straight sets 12-10, 13-11, 11-6 to enter the quarterfinals of the women's single class 4 table tennis event.
  • The Indian paddler would be facing Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia at 3:50 p.m. IST.

 

ARCHERY- Women's Individual Compound (Open Ranking Round)- Sport Class Standing (ST) - Jyoti

  • The Indian archer ends with a 58 in her last round. With a season best score of 671 points, she finished the ranking round securing the 15th spot.

After a year-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Paralympics eventually got underway on August 24. India is fielding a 54-member contingent across various disciplines.

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India will begin its campaign in archery in the open ranking rounds. While Jyoti will be competing in the women's individual compound, it will be Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami in the men's event. In the men's individual recurve, Harvinder Singh and C. Vivek will participate.

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Indians in action on August 27 (Timings in IST):

5:30 a.m. - Archery - Women's Individual Compound (Open Ranking Round) - Sport Class Standing (ST) - Jyoti

7:30 a.m. - Table Tennis - Women's Singles Class 4 (Round of 16) - Bhavinaben Patel vs Joyce de Oliveira (BRA)

9:30 a.m. - Powerlifting - Women's 50 Kg Final- Sakina Khatun

10:30 a.m. - Archery - Men's Individual Compound (Open Ranking Round) - Rakesh Kumar (Sport Class W2), S. S. Swami (Sport Class ST)

Men's Individual Recurve (Open Ranking Round) - Harvinder Singh (Sport Class ST), C. Vivek (Sport Class ST)

3:00 p.m. - Powerlifting - Men's 65 Kg Final- Jaideep

3:50 p.m. - Table Tennis - Women's Singles Class 4 (Quarterfinals) - Bhavinaben Patel

3:30 p.m. - Athletics - Men's Shot Put F55 Final - Tek Chand

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • When will Indian athletes play at the Tokyo Olympics?
    Events of Indian interest at Tokyo 2020 will begin at 5:30 AM IST on August 1, 2021.
  • Where to watch Indian events at Tokyo Olympics?
    The Tokyo Paralympics can be watched in India live on Eurosport and Doordarshan. It can also be streamed online through official channel of Prasar Bharati sports and DD National on Youtube.