07:37 AM: (Hockey) GOAALLL! Gurjit Kaur brings India back in the game with a goal from the penalty corner.
07:32 AM: (Hockey) Sarah Robertson hits it hard and fast to double Great Britain’s lead. Less than six minutes left in the second quarter.
07:30 AM: (Hockey) Remember this is the same Great Britain team that defeated India 3-0 in the pool stages. However, unlike that defeat, India made more forays into GBR’s circle.
07:26 AM: (Hockey) Lalremsiami comes close! That was a great chance created by the Indian forward for a goal-bound shot but the British goalkeeper Hinch showed surreal reflection to stop the goal.
07:25 AM: (Hockey) Sarah Jones almost doubled the lead three minutes later! Thanks to the deflection by the Indian defence that stopped an imminent goal.
07:20 AM: (Hockey) Great Britain scores! India trail 0-1 right at the beginning of the second quarter. Sarah Jones gets better of India defence from the right flank to put GBs forward.
07:18 AM: (Hockey) First-quarter ends! India’s last line of defence Savita Punia keeps India in the fight for the Bronze medal match against Great Britain.
07:13 AM: (Hockey) Savita makes double save after another attack by GBs. Must say, the Indian defence seemed extra cautious there in attempt to ignore a foul.
07:12 AM: (Hockey) Great Britain look threatening in attack now with two consecutive attacks come from the right flank, Savita Punia ensured, GBs take no advantage.
07:08 AM: (Golf) Meanwhile Aditi Ashok is tied-2nd again after Japan’s Mone Inami hits double birdies to match Aditi’s -10 To Par. Diksha Dagar remains T-52.
07:07 AM: (Hockey) India are enjoying more possession in Great Britain’s half now but they looked focussed in defence with their discipline in formation; no space for India to move into the circle yet.
07:03 AM: (Hockey) Savita Punia rushed out of the goal to make that important save. India now propel into an attack.
07:02 AM: (Hockey) Great Britain (wearing all red) have won their first penalty corner as early as 2nd minute of the match.
07:00 AM: (Hockey) Great Britain vs India women’s hockey Bronze medal match is underway. India is playing from right to left in the first quarter.
06:42 AM: (Golf) Aditi with her first birdie of the day goes sole second with -10 to Par. A nice smile on Aditi’s face. She is now four strokes behind leading Korda.
06:41 AM: (Golf) Aditi at -9 To Par is still behind USA’s Nelly Korda, who enjoys a five-stroke advantage over Denmark’s Emily Pedersen and Aditi on T-2.
06:36 AM: (Golf) With another Par 4 in hole 3, Aditi moves back to T-2.
06:31 AM: (Golf) With two Par beginnings in the four-stroke hole 1 and 2, Aditi drops to tied-3rd. Diksha Dagar has improved to T-52.
06:18 AM: (Wrestling) Medal hopes will also be strong from Bajrang Punia as the 2018 World Championship silver medallist takes on Kazakhstan’s Ernazar Akmataliev in opening round of a tough draw of men’s 65kg category. Bajrang’s bout starts at 8:49 AM.
06:18 AM: (Hockey) The main attraction of the day remains the women’s hockey Bronze medal match India vs Germany, set to begin from 7:00 AM IST.
06:16 AM: (Golf) Aditi Ashok has resumed action in Round 3 of women’s individual golf after finishing Tied-2nd at the end of Round 2 on Thursday. Dikhsa Dagar will also be in action from 53rd place.
06:10 AM: (Athletics) 50km racewalk results are out! Gurpreet Singh, India’s lone participant, didn’t finish the race as he dropped out after 35km due to a cramp, said Sports Authority of India in its tweet. Poland’s Dawid Tamalo clinched the gold medal, followed by Germany’s Jonathon Hilbert and Candada’s Evan Dunfee claiming silver and bronze medal respectively.
02:00 AM: Gurpreet Singh is India’s only representative in the 50km race walk! The 37-year-old had clocked 3:59:42 at the national championships earlier this year. Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat will also be in action at 1:00 PM IST in the women’s 20km race walk event.
1:55 AM: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of day 13 of India’s action at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Another action-filled day awaits the Indian contingent in the Japanese capital. The Indian women’s hockey team and Bajrang Punia will be in focus as the nation’s contingent looks to add a few more medals in the bag.
India had a magnificent Thursday as the men’s hockey team and Ravi Dahiya added two medals to India’s tally at the quadrennial showpiece event. Manpreet Singh’s men clinched a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo showpiece, ending the nation’s 41-year of wait for a podium finish at the Games. Dahiya became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games after he lost the men’s freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev.
On Friday, the Indian women’s hockey team will take on Great Britain in the bronze medal match. Bajrang Punia (65kg) will start his campaign against Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan and Seema Bisla will contest in repechage round of women’s freestyle 50kg. Golfers Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar will also be in action in women’s individual stroke play round 3. Gurpreet Singh will open India’s day with the men’s 50km race walk final. He is the lone Indian in the event. Here’s all you can expect from the Indian contingent on Friday, August 6.