UPDATE: It has emerged that Mary Kom did not actually realise the bout was given to her opponent till she read about it later.

Tokyo 2020, boxing: Mary Kom slams poor judging, thought she won her bout till she saw social media

And that is that for the day from us. Join us again tomorrow. A lot of action lined up, including some medal rounds. We will have the schedule for July 30 up on the site soon.

Table tennis: And we have a champion in the women’s individual competition. Meng Chen is the champion. Tactical masterclass. Lost the first game but what a way to come back. China rule again.

Badminton: What contrast in the women’s singles and men’s singles quarter-final lineups!

Gymnastics: American teenager Sunisa Lee won the women’s gymnastics all-around Olympic gold on Thursday, succeeding defending champion Simone Biles who withdrew over concerns for her mental health. Lee, 18, won ahead of Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade, with Russian women’s team gold medalist Angelina Melnikova in the bronze medal position.

Stunning picture from the fencing arena. Credit: AFP

Tennis: Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic vs Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova for the women’s singles gold medal. Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina vs Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina for the bronze. Vondrousova beat Svitolina 6-3, 6-1 while Bencic beat Rybakina 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3

Tennis: “I’m very happy, my best performance in the tournament,” said the top seed Novak Djokovic. “Matches are not getting easier, but my level of tennis is getting better and better. I’ve done that many, many times in my career. I know that I’m (the) kind of player that the further the tournament goes, the better I’m feeling on the court.”

Badminton: Another top-8 seed is out in men’s singles. Jonatan Christie is out in straight games, as Shi Yu Qi reaches quarterfinal. Meanwhile, Guatemala’s Kevin Cordon, world No 59, is now an Olympics quarterfinalist!

Swimming: Sajan Prakash (53.45) is 46th fastest in the Men’s 100m Butterfly heats. Only the top 16 go through. USA’s Caeleb Dressel was the fastest qualifier in an Olympic record time of 50.39.

Tennis: World No 2 Daniil Medvedev is out in the quarters! Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta beats him 6-2, 7-6(5) World No 1 Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, advances to the semi-final with a dominant 6-2, 6-0 win over Kei Nishikori. Carreno Busta will play Karen Khachanov. while Djokovic will meet the winner of Zverev vs Chardy.

Swimming: Only the best 16 athletes progress to the semifinals.

Swimming: Sajan Prakash finishes 2nd with a timing of 53.45s in Men’s 100m Butterfly - Heat 2.

Gymnastics: The Women’s All-Around final in Artistic Gymnastics is about to begin.

Vinayakk Mohanarangan: That was a tough one to judge alright. SO CLOSE! Mary Kom is on the losing side for two judges overall even though 3 judges thought she won the 2nd and 3rd rounds. The 1-4 first round hurt. Not much doubt this was Mary Kom’s last Olympics but that goodbye inside the ring makes you wonder... What a legend though, quite the fightback after losing the first round convincingly as per the judges.

Boxing: Mary Kom loses to Ingrit Lorena Valencia
Round 3: Everything to play for, two experienced boxers in the middle and we were in boxing heaven. Neither of the two was holding back. The Mary lunge was in full effect and she went at it with rare vigour. Valencia threw a lot of punches as well. A high work rate for both boxers. Ebb and flow. What a battle it was! So, so, so close. A split decision. Valencia edges it... the closest possible margin.

Boxing: Mary Kom vs Ingrit Lorena Valencia
Round 2: Mary knew she had to do a little more in this round. She threw a lot more punches than she usually does. But did they hit? You do not want to leave it for the last round. A smart tactical play but the Colombian wasn’t just hanging back either. Another tight round. Three judges gave it to Mary. Two to the Colombian. This is going to go down to the wire.

Boxing: Mary Kom vs Ingrit Lorena Valencia
Round 1: Tight first round. Both boxers showing off their skills and their experience. A tough one to judge but it is the Colombian who edges it.

Boxing: Are you ready?

Archery: Path to semis confirmed for both, Deepika Kumar and Atanu Das.

Deepika's draw
Atanu's draw

Boxing: It is almost time. Mary Kom will be in action at 3.36 pm in the Women’s Fly (48-51kg) - Preliminaries - Round of 16. She will be taking on Ingrit Lorena Valencia, who won the bronze medal at Rio. This won’t be an easy bout for Mary as she is up against an experienced, younger opponent. Still, the Indian usually finds a way to win. Can she do it once again?

Archery: The seeds continue to fall in the men’s individual event. Netherlands Steve Wijler, the No 6 seed is out, following the losses of No 1, No 3, No 5, No 7 and No 8 seeds too.

India’s Atanu Das was responsible for one of these thrillers, of course. Read more here:

Knew if he shot a nine I could win it – Atanu Das on shootoff versus Korea’s Oh

Archery: Mexican rising star Ana Vazquez just got timed out in the final shot. She seemingly froze and could not get an arrow out on time. She needed a 10 to force the shoot-off but the clock ran out. Such pressure.

Tennis: World No 1 and gold favourite Novak Djokovic in action, taking on Rio bronze medallist Kei Nishikori.

Ashish Magotra: Dimitrij Ovtcharov did everything he could. Took Ma Long to seven but in the end, the Chinese legend just had a little bit more. Stunning rallies in the men’s semi-final. We are set for an all-Chinese men’s final between Fan and Long.

Vinayakk Mohanarangan: Two sensational semifinals. We just took the scenic route to the most obvious final.

Table Tennis: MATCH of the Olympics? It should be! Ma Long prevails in a thriller to reach the final and assure himself of a medal and China of another gold in the sport.
Defending champion Ma Long was taken to the decider by Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov, a stunning performance having lost to the legend 18 straight times. But the Chinese held his nerve in a thrilling final game and point, to clinch the epic battle.

Ma Long will now compete with compatriot Fan Zhendong for gold.

Boxing: One hour to go for Mary Kom!

Table tennis: Dimitrij Ovtcharov has taken defending champion Ma Long to a decider in men’s singles. The German has a 0-18 H2H against the Chinse legend but has pushed him to the extreme now in the semi-finals, in a very high-quality match. Big game up next.

India’s athletics campaign begins tomorrow as well. Details here:

India’s equestrian campaign is set to begin tomorrow, with Asian Games medallist Fouaad Mirza in action.

Shooting: With a population of just 34,000, San Marino has become the smallest country in the World to win an Olympic medal. Alessandra Perilli won the bronze medal in the Women’s Trap Final. Just a few days ago, Flora Duffy, an athlete from Bermuda had won a gold medal in the women’s triathlon.

Next up for India: Mary Kom will be in action at 3.36 pm in the Women’s Fly (48-51kg) - Preliminaries - Round of 16. She will be taking on Ingrit Lorena Valencia, who won the bronze medal at Rio.

Table tennis: Zhendong Fan (No 1 seed) beats Yun Ju Lin (No 5 seed) in a seven-match thriller. One Chinese player is through to the men’s final. Ma Long is in the other semi-final which will now begin. Remember, such was China’s dominance in the sport that for the 2012 Olympics, they changed the rules so that only two competitors from each country can enter (instead of 3).

Sailing: In the Women’s One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial, India’s Nethra Kumanan is 31st in the overall standings after Race 8.

Sailing: In the Men’s One Person Dinghy - Laser, India’s Vishnu Saravanan finished 27th in Race 7 and 23rd in Race 8, in 23rd overall. Two more races to go. Here’s a look at the overall standings.

Archery: For Indian archer Atanu Das, success has taken its own sweet time to arrive.

Read our profile of the world no 9.

Golf: The first round of the Olympic golf tournament was suspended because of a lightning storm at the Kasumisageki Country Club. Play was halted just before 2:00 pm local time with 27 of the 60-player field yet to finish their opening 18 holes as thunder cracked around the course.

India’s Anirban Lahiri is tied in sixth place at the moment.

More Covid concerns: Multiple members of Australia’s track and field team were placed in isolation on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics athletics competition after US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive for coronavirus. Athletics Australia said members of the team were isolating after US chiefs confirmed two-time world champion Kendricks was out of the Tokyo Games after a positive Covid-19 test.

“Members of Australia’s track and field team at the Tokyo Olympic Games are isolating in their rooms as a precautionary measure following news of a Covid-positive finding with a member of the US track and field team,” Athletics Australia said in statement.

AA further added: “Members of the Australian track and field team are now undergoing testing procedures in line with Australian Olympic team protocols.”

Correction: Those weren’t the official wrestling draws. They have now been deleted.

Medals: USA and China are locked in a battle for the top spot. Japan is right up there too.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States of America 13 12 10 35
2 People's Republic of China 13 6 9 28
3 Japan 13 4 5 22
4 ROC 7 11 7 25
5 Australia 7 2 9 18
6 Great Britain 5 6 5 16
7 Republic of Korea 4 2 5 11
8 Germany 3 3 5 11
9 France 3 3 3 9
10 Italy 2 7 9 18
45 India 0 1 0 1

Gymnastics: Aren’t all our athletes more than their accomplishments?

Archery: “It was a tense moment. I’ve faced shoot-offs before. I knew he was shooting first, and if he would shoot a nine, I could win it. I just tried to maintain my focus... it was a tense moment, a win or lose situation. So I just went for the win.”

– Atanu Das on what was going through his mind before the shoot-off via World Archery.

Swimming: US superstar Caeleb Dressel flew faster than Kyle Chalmers to add the Olympic 100m freestyle crown to his two world titles, as China’s women sparked a huge upset with a new world record to win the 4x200m relay.

American Dressel missed out on the sprint medals at Rio in 2016, but he has since exploded, winning an incredible 13 titles over the past two world championships to be an imposing force.

In a major shock, neither the United States nor Australia won the women’s 4x200m relay for the first time since the event was added to the Olympic program in 1996.

Instead, China’s Yang Junxuan, Zhang Yufei, Li Bingjie and Tang Muhan dominated, leading all the way to clock an incredible 7:40.33 ahead of the United States (7:40.73) and Australia (7:41.29).

Badminton: “I meditate at times, so I think that keeps my mind calm and keeps me going. We see a lot of things happening on social media everywhere. Sometimes to let go of everything I just meditate for a bit,” India’s PV Sindhu said after her win over Mia Blichfeldt.

Pole vault: Two-time world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks has been ruled out of the Tokyo Games after testing positive for coronavirus, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed. “We are saddened to confirm that Sam Kendricks tested positive for Covid-19 and will not compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” the USOPC said in a statement on Twitter. Kendricks won back-to-back gold medals at the 2017 and 2019 world championships and was one of the main contenders for the title in Tokyo along with Swedish world record holder Armand Duplantis.

Golf, men’s individual stroke play round 1: Anirban Lahiri’s card for round 1 so far, where he started with a bogey but had four birdies too.

Golf, men’s individual stroke play round 1: Looks like Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane are in good touch so far too, score updates coming up.

Men’s hockey: A crazy match in Pool B, it would seem!

Badminton: Women’s singles in badminton will make us look silly with any predictions (especially in the absence of Carolina Marin). There is so little recent form to look at. But, if you are looking to boost your hopes, the superb All England win for Sindhu should give her the confidence against Yamaguchi (who also looked a little vulnerable against her Korean opponent).

All England Open: PV Sindhu clinches epic thriller against Akane Yamaguchi to reach semifinals

Badminton: It’s official, folks. It will be PV Sindhu vs former world No 1 Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinal of women’s singles. The 19th meeting between the familiar rivals! Sindhu has a 11-7 H2H, Yamaguchi has won 3 out of last 4. Check out heir H2H details here.

Rowing: In what’s been a great morning for Indian athletes, here’s the confirmation of a result that deserves some applause. Arvind Singh/Arjun Jat Lal finished 11th in Lightweight Double Sculls, India’s best rowing finish at the Games.

09.30 am: Let’s recap this morning, shall we? *smacks lips*

Badminton: PV Sindhu wins her round of 16 match in straight games against Mia Blichfeldt.

Hockey: Indian men’s team win a close match against reigning Olympic champions Argentina with a superb fourth quarter display. Assured to reach quarterfinals. 

Archery: India No 1 Atanu Das wins his first 2 rounds, the second match being a thriller against the legendary Oh Jihnyek of Korea (third seed, London 2012 champ).

Boxing: Satish Kumar wins his round of 16 bout in men’s superheavy.

Rowing: Arvind Singh/Arjun Lal finish 11th overall in lightweight men’s double sculls. It was already India’s best rowing finish in Olympics history as they had reached Final B. 

If you are wondering about subsequent matches..

In Badminton, PV Sindhu’s QF is on Friday. Between the winner of Yamaguchi vs Gaeun, underway currently.

In Archery, Atanu Das’s round of 16 is on Saturday against Japan’s FURUKAWA Takaharu.

In Boxing, Satish Kumar’s QF on Sunday against top seed  UZB’s JALOLOV Bakhodir

Boxing, men’s superheavy: Satish Kumar faces the top seed UZB’s JALOLOV Bakhodir in the next round. The Indian boxers really did get handed down some tough challenges.

Archery: For those wondering, Atanu is in action next on Saturday. Update about his draw coming up in a bit.

Boxing: Brown was bigger but Satish had the better footwork and a higher work rate. Made the difference in the end. Float like a butterfly… and get the points decision.

Boxing, men’s superheavy round of 16: SATISH KUMAR WINS! Another 4-1 round, the third as the Indian gets the decision 4-1 overall as well. Bizarrely, the bout gets scored 30-27 by three judges, 30-26 by one judge in favour of the Indian but 28-29 by the fifth against him. Anyway, the win is what matters.

Boxing, men’s superheavy round of 16: IND vs JAM The second round seemed a much closer affair and the Indian coach tells him to focus on accuracy and not power. And it’s a good round for the Indian again, 4-1.

Boxing, men’s superheavy round of 16: Satish starts well, a 10-9 across the board in round 1.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: All day yesterday we sat watching upsets in the archery range. Kim Je Deok, top seed, went out. Hiroki Muto, fifth seed, went out. Sjef van den Berg, eighth seed went out. Clearly the individual event was proving to be a minefield for the top archers. And Atanu Das caused one of those upsets himself with an incredible fightback against one of the all-time greats. Three big 10s in the last two sets and the shootoff just as Oh Jinhyek started straying off centre. Doing to the Korean what the Korean would have done to many an archer over the years:

Zenia D’Cunha: India standings after the precision stage of qualification: Manu Bhaker – 5 (292), Rahi Sarnobat – 18 (287). Overall, Zorana Arunovic leads with 296, followed by Anna Korakaki at 294. The rapid fire round tomorrow will determine the finalsts

Zenia D’Cunha: Manu Bhaker finishes her precision round with a good total of 292/300 She has outscored Rahi Sarnobat, who managed 287. Over to round 2 tomorrow, for the rapid fire stage

Zenia D’Cunha: Manu Bhaker finishes with an identical score of 97 in the second series of 100. Just 1 9 in her last 5 shots. She is looking good.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: WHAT A WIN! ATANU DAS, YOU BEAUTY!

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 5-5 KOR

SHOOTOFF: Oh with a 9... ATANU DAS WITH A 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 5-5 KOR


Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 5-5 KOR

Set 5: SHOOTOFF! WHAT A THRILLER! Oh starts 10, Das goes 10. Oh shoots 9, Das 9. Oh finishes with 9... Das can win with a 10... he shoots a 9!! SO CLOSE TO A 10! AND IT IS A SHOOTOFF!

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 4-4 KOR

Set 5: DECIDER! Both archers know win this set, progress. OH starts.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 4-4 KOR

Set 4: Atanu with a 8 to start ouch! KOR with a 9. OH and then OH goes 7-6 WOWW! Atanu’s third arrow was a 10 and that got Deepika going in the audience! INDIA SET AND WE ARE 4-4!

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 2-4 KOR

Set 4: Atanu starts again

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 2-4 KOR

Set 3: ANOTHER SPLIT SET! Atanu went 9-9-9 again. He is yet to shoot a 10 but has shot six straight 9s, not bad either. Another 8 in that for OH to start but he recovers to split, the Korean is just a point away from win.

Scores corrected in the previous updates, Korea had 2-0.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 1-3 KOR

Set 3: Atanu, still trailing, will start again. His BPM is down to 127 and that is interesting as he was smiling at that surprise split set.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 1-3 KOR

Set 2: 9 from IND, 9 from KOR. 9 from IND, and Oh finally nails a 10. Das finishes with a 9 and OH can clinch this with a 9... but he shoots an 8! WELL. Atanu has a point and it is 1-2 in favour of Korea!

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 0-2 KOR

Set 2: Atanu will start now as he is trailing. The Korean’s heartrate was around 110 bpm in the first set, Atanu now at 145 bpm.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND 0-2 KOR

Set 1: A chance for Atanu but he can’t quite take it. Oh started with 8-9 and the Indian could only manage 8-8. Oh finishes with a 9 and Atanu could have split it with a 10, but he is so close! It’s a 9. That second eight.... sigh! Big chance missed by Atanu to take the first set.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: IND vs KOR

Set 1: The Korean legend will get us underway.

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol qualification, precision stage: A 48 for Bhaker in the third set of 5 shots, just 2 9s in that. So far, so good.

Badminton: THE DOUBLES TOP SEEDS ARE OUT! The Minions join Kento Momota in an early exit. The Indonesian, who topped the group with Satwik-Chirag finishing third, are out in straight games in men’s doubles quarterfinals. Kevin-Marcus, the best among the best currently, will continue to be without a Worlds/Olympics medal. What a record that is.

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol qualification, precision stage: Bhaker with a 97. She started with 48/50 in her first five shots and then close it out with a 49 in the backend. Keeps her close to the top 8.

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol qualification, precision stage: Manu Bhaker, in the third group of shooters, has started her qualification. She scores 48/50 in her first series for a good start. Rahi’s precision stage finished earlier 287/300.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 3-1 ARG FULL TIME:

Ashish Magotra: India dominated the match in almost every category – more possession, more circle penetrations, more PCs. But they were not able to break Argentina’s resistance for a while. But Varun Kumar’s goal got them started. Argentina came back and started Q4 very well. The defending champs got a goal back and there were some tense moments before Vivek Prasad latched onto a rebound and Harmanpreet put the result beyond Argentina with a goal from a PC. Solid, solid performance by India. Looks like the defeat against Australia was the wake-up call they needed.

Archery, men’s individual round of 32: Correction, Oh Jihnyek is the third seed here. Brady Ellison, who defeated Pravin Jadhav, is the second seed

Archery, men’s individual round of 64: Here’s a closer look at how Atanu Das went in this match against DEN. Up next for him, at 810 am, is the 3rd seed Oh Jinhyek.

Correction: Atanu’s final arrow a 9, in fact.

Archery, men’s individual round of 64: ATANU DAS IS THROUGH!

Set 5: Wow. TPE with a 10, IND with a 10. TPE with a 9, IND With a 9. TPE then a 7!!!! Atanu hold his nerve with a 9 in the end. WHAT PRESSURE! What a thriller.

Archery, men’s individual round of 64: IND vs TPE

Set 4: Atanu Das starts with a 8 and it’s tough to recover from there as Deng started with a near perfect 10. 4-4 and we are into a decider!

Archery, men’s individual round of 64: IND vs TPE

Set 3: India into the lead! Deng starts with a brilliant 10 but finishes with a 7, while Atanu Das goes 9-10-9 in that round to go ahead 4-2.

Archery, men’s individual round of 64: IND vs TPE

Set 2: OH, CLOSE! Atanu Das had the chance to clinch this set with a 10 or tie it a 9 but a 8 sees him drop two points. India 2-2 TPE

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 3-1 ARG FULL TIME: India win and have sealed a place in the quarter-finals. Solid, solid performance in the second half.

Archery, men’s individual round of 64: IND vs TPE

Set 1: Atanu Das takes the lead in the match, helped by a 10 in his first arrow.

Archery: Time for Atanu Das!

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 2-1 ARG in Q4: GOALLLL INDIA! Harmanpreet Singh from a PC. And that’s the match sealed.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 2-1 ARG in Q4: GOALLLL INDIA! Vivek Sagar Prasad, right place right time.

Golf, men’s individual stroke play round 1: Three Birdies in a row from Anirban Lahiri has seen him climb the standings in opening round. Udayan Mane, the second Indian, is yet to start.

Ashish Magotra: Absolutely loving how calm Sindhu is looking on court. The approach is paying off for her. Shot selection against Mia Blichfeldt was spot on and she kept attacking. The key marker for Sindhu is always whether she can stay aggressive through the match.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 1-1 ARG in Q4 (corrected): GOAL ARGENTINA! You can blame my editor (@clutchplay) for that equaliser. Just as he said it, one PC is all it takes for Argentina to come back in this match. Brilliant strike from Casella, rifled past Sreejesh! No stopping that.

Ashish Magotra: Better Q3 for India. They started doing more with their circle penetrations and finally got a PC. It brought Rupinder, Harmanpreet and others into the match. But finally, it was Varun Kumar who broke the deadlock. India have the lead but they will also know that a 1-0 lead means little in a game as fast as hockey. Very tight match, almost nothing in it. Argentina, one might say, have looked flat so far. Their defence has been good but maybe the goal will spark them into action. Now or never for the reigning champions, you could say.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 1-0 ARG end of Q3: India could have added another as they go close from a PC variation that is saved brilliantly.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, Sindhu wins in straight games: That is a win for Sindhu that should please Indian fans. Mia Blichfeldt is not an opponent to be taken lightly and Sindhu looked in command for most parts of the game. Once she took control of the first game, the momentum was all on her side as the rallies got shorter and shorter with the game progressing. Her attacking game was on point with the crosscourt downward shots working like a treat.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 1-0 in Q3: GOAL INDIA! India convert the pressure. A PC worked but a different source, it’s a goal for Varun Kumar.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 21-13 DEN: SINDHU WINS! Mia saves a couple of match points but the Indian closes it out with a stylish backhand drop shot

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 20-11 DEN: Match points, Sindhu.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 19-11 DEN: It’s one-way traffic in favour of the Indian!

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 14-9 DEN: When the smashes are working well and coming at pace from her height, she is hard to stop. Sindhu keeping Mia at an arm’s length here.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 11-6 DEN: We saw glimpses of this crosscourt downward whipped smash from Sindhu at All England and it’s been making more appearances in Tokyo a very handy attacking weapon in her game. The Indian leads by 5 points in the 2nd game interval.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 6-2 DEN: Sindhu pushing her advantage now and the momentum is on her side! Blichfeldt finished game one with a flurry of errors and she has not got a foothold at all so far in the second. Five straight points for the Indian to start and then a service error from Dane!

Ashish Magotra: Half time in Hockey. India have had 16 circle penetrations and nothing to show for it. Argentina, by contrast, have had just 2. As always, India’s performance in the final third of the field remains a concern and they will need to finish better in the second half. Coach Graham Reid will have something to say to his boys during the break.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 21-15 DEN: GAME ONE, SINDHU! That is impressive from the Indian. The margin doesn’t convey how much she was pushed in that opener by Blichfeldt but the Indian never let the advantage slip.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 19-15 DEN: POINT OF THE MATCH! Great coverage of the court by both players with Mia pushing Sindhu front and back but the Indian stays in the point long enough to force the error from Dane.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 16-15 DEN: Everytime Sindhu starts to push ahead, Mia is pushing back. The drops are working well for the Dane, Sindhu still trying to remain aggressive though.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 0-0 end of Q2: More of the same. India’s finishing hasn’t been great and it is scoreless in this match. A draw is not a bad result for India.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16, IND 14-11 DEN: Blichfeldt is closing the gap to two points, moving around the court well as we know she can. And that brings out the biggest roar from the Indian so far as the Dane makes an error. Just to let her know she is still in control.

Zenia D’Cunha: Not an ideal start to precision stage, where 290+ is needed. Hopefully Rahi Sarnobat can make up for it in the rapid fire stage tomorrow, where she is more proficient. But will need very high scores if more shooters have series like Arunovic (296/300)

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16: PV Sindhu has started well in this match and after trailing 0-2 she has held the advantage throughout, taking a 11-6 lead into the mid-game interval.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16: Ratchanok Intanon and He Bingjao (who was trailing against Beiwen Zhang before the American retired) are through to the quarterfinals.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND 0-0 end of Q1

Ashish Magotra: Q1: Good start by India. They are showing a lot of energy and running hard. But Argentina, as they so often do, have sat back and soaked up the pressure. They are a team that likes to hit on the counter and they can be deadly from PCs. Manpreet and Co will know that and they will want to do with their opportunities. One clear cut chance for Dilpreet Singh and India in Q1 but it was kept out by the Argentine goalkeeper.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16: PV Sindhu vs 13th seed Mia Blichfeldt is underway on Court 3. Here’s how their 2 meetings (1-1) went in 2021.

Zenia D’cunha: Not the best of final series for Rahi Sarnobat with 3 9s and a total of just 94. Her total in the precision rounds is 287/300 and is placed 7th out of 10 in her relay. For context, Zorana Arunovic is the top-ranked shooter and has a total of 296, Olena Kostevych is second with 292

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol qualification, precision stage: Rahi’s precision stage is done, not the ideal result, she finishes with 287/300.

Zenia D’Cunha: India’s men’s hockey match against Argentina has begun it’s 0-0 in Q1. India are coming off a good win against Spain after a drubbing against Australia, and the hope is that the same team turns up today.

Badminton, women’s singles round of 16: It will be Sindhu vs Mia Blichfeldt as knockout rounds start. The dynamic Danish shuttler also came through her group without dropping a game. They have met twice this year and won one match each with the Dane winning in Thailand while Sindhu got the better of her at Swiss Open. Sindhu holds an overall 4-1 H2H against the 23-year-old. A tricky test, this. It should start soon as Beiwen Zhang has retired in her math against He Bingjao.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A, IND vs ARG: National anthems done! We are underway.

Zenia D’cunha: Rahi Sarnobat scores a good 49/50 in her third series, 3 inners 10s in it. But 2 9s in the fourth series gives her a total of 97 in the second full series. She is placed 6th out of 10 shooters in her relay.

Men’s hockey, men’s pool A: Manpreet Singh and his Indian team are ready to take on reigning champions Argentina. One big defeat against Australia but also two good wins against New Zealand and Spain so far. How will it go today? This match is crucial to make sure India finish 2nd in the pool.

Golf: Anirban Lahiri is in action in the first round of golf action that has started today as well. An +1 above par in the first hole followed a par on the second for him.

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol qualification, precision stage: A 49 to start the second series for Rahi. We will revisit this later, the qualification for this event is steady and slow. We will have time to check on their progress. Our attention turns to hockey and badminton now.

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol qualification, precision stage: Rahi is in the first relay of 10 shooters. There are four relays, starting an hour after each other. Manu Bhaker is in Relay 3.

Series 1: Rahi Sarnobat begins with 96, not the best of starts. The leader. Zorana Arunovic, has scored 100 in her first series.

Rowing, Lightweight Double Sculls: Dattu Bhokanal (men’s singles Sculls) had a 13th placed finish at Rio 2016 for India’s previous best at the Games in rowing. Arvind Singh/Arjun Jat Lal had already bettered that by reaching final B. They finish 11th overall.

Shooting, women’s 25m pistol: The first stage of qualification – the precision round – for women’s 25m pistol is underway. India’s Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker are in the fray. The second stage of qualification is tomorrow followed by final for the top 8.

Rowing, Lightweight Double Sculls final B: Here’s how the Indian rowers finished their campaigns. An impressive 11th which, as per PTI, is the best ever for Indian rowing at Olympic Games.

Rowing, Lightweight Double Sculls final B: India’s Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finish fifth in this race and an overall position of 11th. A close race between the top crews here, the Indians a bit further behind.

Rowing, Lightweight Double Sculls: The Indians came through the repechage for a place in Semifinal A/B where they finished sixth and then qualified for Final B to be in the 12 crews.

Rowing: The Indians are in action in the Final B of their event, to determine places 7-12.

05.15 am: Hello all and welcome to the live coverage of India at Tokyo 2020.

For the second day running there are no medal events on paper for India but a lot of the big names will look to take a step closer to the podium on Thursday.

Rahi Sarnobat, PV Sindhu and Mary Kom, three of India’s major medal prospects, are in action. Archer Atanu Das will also begin his campaign in Men’s individual event.