Tokyo Paralympics 2020, Day 4: Ranjeet Bhati out of medal contention; Rakesh Kumar enters pre-quarterfinal, Bhavinaben Patel reaches TT finals

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Live: Catch all the live updates with Indian athletes in action on Day 4 (August 28) of the Paralympics.

India's Bhavinaben Patel will take on China's Zhang Miao in the women's table tennis singles Class 4 semifinals on Saturday. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)   -  REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Indian athletes in action and all the major events on Day 4 at the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

INDIANS IN ACTION

Ranjeet Bhati has been given a X for all six attempts. None of his throws has been deemed valid. He is now out of medal contention.

Next up -  Ranjeet Bhati in javelin throw final at 3:30 pm IST

Archery- Men's Individual Compound (1/16 Elimination) - Rakesh Kumar (Sport Class W2) vs K. C. Ngai (HKG)

  • Rakesh Kumar will next face Slovakia's Marian Marecak, who had finished 14th in the ranking round, in the men's individual compound 1/8 elimination round at 7:12 a.m. on August 31.
  • After five rounds, the Indian archer Rakesh Kumar defeated K.C Ngai 144-131 in the men's individual compound 1/16 elimination round at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
  • RAKESH KUMAR INTO THE PRE-QUARTERS OF MEN'S INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND. Dominating his opponent from the start, the Indian left no stone untouched as he managed to score another 29 points to enter into the pre-quarters.
  • A one point drop for Rakesh as he manages to score 28 points in the fourth round, overtaking his opponent who scored 24 points.
  • Another 29 points for the 36-year-old Indian archer with two tens and a nine in the third round extending lead over his Hong Kong counterpart.
  • The Indian archer extends lead as he clinches the second round with a near perfect score of 29 points compared to 25 scored by the Hong Kong archer.
  • Rakesh scores 29 points and is currently in the lead after round one as Ngai of Hong Kong scored 27.

Men's Individual Compound (1/16 Elimination) - Shyam Sundar Swami (Sport Class ST) vs Matt Stutzman (USA)

  • S. S. Swami lost 139-142 to USA's Matt Stutzman in the Men's individual compound 1/16 elimination match.
  • While Matt got a perfect 30 in the fourth round, the Indian archer failed to get a perfect score in any of his rounds, with the highest score being 28.

Table Tennis - Women's Singles Class 4 (Semifinal) - Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel vs Zhang Miao (CHN)

  • Bhavina would face the player she had lost to the in the group stages China's Zhou Ying in the finals tomorrow at 7:15 IST.
  • WHAT A BRILLIANT COMEBACK FOR BHAVINA - Bhavina enters the finals by winning the final set 11-8.
  • Bhavina lost the fourth set 9-11 as the match heads to the fifth and final set to decide the finallist.
  • The third set saw a comprehensive win by the Indian paddler as she took the game 11-4. The Indian took the early lead at the beginning of the set, helping her win by a huge margin.
  • The Indian overcomes her first set defeat to bounce back 11-7 by winning six points on own serve.
  • Bhavina loses the first set 7-11 to Zhang Miao of China.

Indians in action on August 28 (Timings in IST):

6:10 a.m. - Table Tennis - Women's Singles Class 4 (Semifinal) - Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel vs Zhang Miao (CHN)

6:38 a.m. - Archery - Men's Individual Compound (1/16 Elimination) - Shyam Sundar Swami (Sport Class ST) vs Matt Stutzman (USA)

8:52 a.m. - Archery - Men's Individual Compound (1/16 Elimination) - Rakesh Kumar (Sport Class W2) vs K. C. Ngai (HKG)

3:30 p.m. - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw F57 Final - Ranjeet Bhati

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • When will Indian athletes play at the Tokyo Olympics?
    Events of Indian interest at Tokyo 2020 will begin at 6:10 AM IST on August 28, 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.