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Bronze from Bajrang Punia, Neeraj Chopra finishes with gold medal to take India to best ever tally at the Games
Athletics: “It feels unbelievable,” Neeraj Chopra said after winning the gold medal. “It is the first time India has won a gold in athletics, so I feel very good. We have just one gold here in other sports.
“This is our first Olympic medal for a very long time, and in athletics it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for me and my country.”
Chopra added: “In the qualification round I threw very well so I knew I could do better in the final. I didn’t know it would be gold, but I am very happy.”
MEET THE TOKYO 2020 MEDALLISTS: India finish with one gold (Neeraj Chopra), two silver (Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya) and four bronze (PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, men’s hockey team, Bajrang Punia) for their best ever return at the Olympic Games.
Now, sit back, relax and watch this...
ATHLETICS: ANOTHER EPIC MOMENT! Allyson Felix brought the curtain down on her glittering Olympic career with a seventh gold medal as the United States stormed to a crushing victory in the 4x400m women’s relay on Saturday.
Felix – who on Friday became the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time with a bronze in the individual 400m, helped a ‘Dream Team ’ US quartet romp home in 3min 16.85sec.
Poland took silver, while Jamaica took bronze. (Via AFP)
WHAT A MOMENT: For as long as he lived, Milkha Singh wanted to see an Indian athlete win a track & field gold at the Olympics. He is no more today, but he will be a proud man wherever he watched it from
“Ladies and gentlemen... the anthem of India!”
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Well, in all the excitement... need to close this out properly, don’t we? Neeraj Chopra had a nice last throw even if by the time he came on he knew the gold was his as the CZECH throwers did not go past their marks. And what a final for them too! No German on the podium, VADLEJCH with silver. VESELY with bronze. They were pleased as punch as well.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AN ATHLETICS GOLD MEDALLIST FROM INDIA AT THE OLYMPICS GAMES! NEERAJ CHOPRA HAS DONE IT! ABHINAV BINDRA HAS COMPANY!
Weber is done: WE HAVE OUR ATHLETICS MEDAL, OFFICIALLY
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Not quite looking right at the moment Neeraj. Those early throws might just have taken everything out of him. Doesn’t like the throw, steps out of the line. He has one more attempt left. Remember, he will go last.
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: VADLEJCH Jakub, the Czech veteran, has a PB of 89.73 and he is not to be counted out! HE has moved into SILVER with 86.67m. Hang on! Pressure on Neeraj slightly now
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Fourth attempts done and Neeraj Chopra;’s try is a bit too high to get the right distance.... goes down as a foul anyway. But this is looking good. REALLY REALLY GOOD!
Zenia D’Cunha: Johannes Vetter OUT! Red-hot favourite coming in, a virtual Norse god of javelin throw with 90+ (in Europe) for fun, and he struggles out in the first stage of the final! Commentator says this will start the celebrations in India and well, hard to argue. Neeraj Chopra in the lead.
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: KATKAVETS Aliaksei will decide VETTER Johannes fate. VETTER IS OUT! He will not be on the podium... he will not even throw six times. What. An. Upset.
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Vetter’s third attempt is also a X but it was well below 8! VETTER IS 8TH. He is on the brink of missing out from the top 8. (Should still sneak in, one athlete wh can push him out. KATKAVETS Aliaksei
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final VESELY Vitezslav: 85.44 Had a feeling the CZE throwers were going to throw a spanner in the mix and here comes Vesely with his second SB in Tokyo! Goes 2nd.
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Not his best of the night, as he roars after release. IT is a 76.79m for Neeraj Chopra’s attempt no 3. He has the room to play with here though, go for something extra, for something different if needs.
Neeraj Chopra attempts: 87.03 87.58 76.79
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Johannes Vetter doesn’t look right still and goes past the white line tumbling. He is not happy. Looked like an injury perhaps at first look as he clutched his knee but it doesn’t seem serious. Neeraj stays on top... rather comfortably at the moment.
Neeraj Chopra clapping on as Johannes Vetter starts his second attempt...
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Neeraj Chopra likes it the moment it comes out of his hand. He had a good feeling and that always counts for a lot. And it is a 87.58 to improve his first... THE MARKER HAS NOT JUST BEEN LAID DOWN, IT HAS BEEN PUSHED FURTHER!
|IND CHOPRA Neeraj||87.03|
|GER WEBER Julian||85.30|
|CZE VADLEJCH Jakub||83.98|
|GER VETTER Johannes||82.52|
|BLR KATKAVETS Aliaksei||82.49|
|PAK NADEEM Arshad||82.40|
|BLR MIALESHKA Pavel||82.28|
|MDA MARDARE Andrian||81.16|
|CZE VESELY Vitezslav||79.73|
|FIN ETELATALO Lassi||78.43|
|SWE AMB Kim||77.22|
|ROU NOVAC Alexandru Mihaita||77.03|
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Neeraj Chopra appears nice and relaxed as the camera pans to him. Last athlete for the first attempt coming up
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: VETTER TIME! And as he did in the qualification, Vetter doesn’t look at his best.
STAT: Neeraj Chopra starts with a 87.03m and ONLY VETTER has a throw longer than that his season among the 12 finalists. What. A. Start.
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: Neeraj Chopra is second on the start list and he starts with a 87.03m! SUPERB START!
Athletics, men’s javelin throw final: IT IS GO TIME!
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle: And goes to pick up Niyazbekov up first. An absolutely clinical bout. And just as in London 2012, the sixth medal comes from wrestling for India. The tally has been equalled!
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT, IND 8-0 KAZ: IT IS A BRONZE FOR BAJRANG!
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT, IND vs KAZ: Another superb counter. 6-0 Bajrang!
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT, IND 4-0 KAZ: TWO FOR BAJRANG! Clear takedown from the Indian and now KAZ has to come forward more. Counter
ing, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT, IND 2-0 KAZ: On the front foot against Bajrang and he almost has an ankle lock but great defence from KAZ. Two minutes left. 2-0 lead is nothing.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT, IND 2-0 KAZ: Under pressure from KAZ, Bajrang manages to change direction and gets a pushout for a lead at the break!
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: The first point to Bajrang as the clock runs out. Into the final minute of the first period. Bajrang under pressure now
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: Bajrang visibly more attacking in this one already in the first minute and more. KAZ on passivity clock.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: IND vs KAZ. HERE WE GO!
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: A look at Niyabekov’s background... he has been through categories as wrestlers tend to.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: Rashidov has a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period. The top seed from ROC looking steady to pick up the first bronze.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: Bajrang vs Niyazbekov will be the second bout of the 4pm session that is about to start.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle BRONZE MEDAL BOUT: For some background, Niyazbekov has a controversial history with Bajrang. Bajrang called the controversial bout against Niyazbekov at the 2019 Worlds semifinal a defeat that won’t go away for him. “I cannot really explain how it feels to lose when you have worked so hard and lose like that. You feel bad because everyone has feelings and it’s natural. I am hurt,” he had said as reported by Scroll.in. By most accounts it was a bout that was perhaps not the fairest and given the event happened in KAZ, it did not sit well with many followers of the sport. It hurt Bajrang most of all who was gunning for gold then. As per PTI, they met recently in a Russian event and the Indian is said to have had a good easy win but this will be anything but easy for bronze.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle: Right then, it is indeed the Bajrang-Niyazbekov battle that we had anticipated. The KAZ wrestler racks up a win by technical superiority and we are all set for the 2019 World Championships semifinal rematch. Both wrestlers had lost to Haji Aliyev of course .
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle: Adama Diatta of Senegal faces a herculean task to get something out of this bout against world championship silver medallist Niyazbekov. After a cagey start the KAZ wrestler has raced to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Wrestling, men’s 65 kg freestyle: Before Neeraj Chopra’s final at 430 pm, we will likely be done with Bajrang Punia’s bronze medal bout. Coming up right now, is the bout that will decided the opponent for the Indian. SEN vs KAZ (and likely to be only one winner)
CYCLING TRACK: Denmark win Olympic gold in men’s madison event. Great Britain claim silver while France win bronze.
BASKETBALL: Forward Gabby Williams drilled 17 points with four assists as France swept past Serbia 91-76 to the women’s Olympic basketball bronze medal.
BOXING: Olympic medallist at just 23, Lovlina Borgohain’s smile tells us all the story
What’s to come next for India at Tokyo 2020?
4:10 pm: Bajrang Punia’s bronze medal bout
4:30 pm: Neeraj Chopra - Men’s Javelin Throw Final
BOXING: Philippine boxer Carlo Paalam lost his Olympic boxing final on Saturday but said he still treasured his silver medal – because the recycled metal reminded him how far he has come since his days as a scavenger.
“The silver medal symbolises what I went through because when I was a young boy, I was a scavenger and I collected junk and garbage,” he said.
“I know this medal is made out of recycled materials, and I can identify with it because it is also made from waste material and garbage.”
What a story!
DIVING: China prove its Olympic diving dominance once again with top two in men’s 10m platform final.
Britain’s Tom Daley edges his way back onto the podium after an emotional gold medal win in the men’s 10m synchronised last week.
DIVING: China’s Yuan Cao wins gold in men’s 10m platform final with points total of 582.35, he finished a little less than two points ahead of compatriot Tang Jian takes silver. Great Britain’s Thomas Daley finishes third to win bronze.
BOXING: Lovlina Borgohain is on the podium! She won bronze medal in the women’s welterweight category.
The 23-year-old is just the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal.
BOXING: Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli, the boxer who beat Lovlina Borgohain in women’s welterweight category semi-final has won the gold medal by beating China’s Hong Gu. She won 3-0.
She adds Olympics gold to her 2019 World Championship gold.
BASKETBALL: NBA All-Star Kevin Durant poured in a game-high 29 points to lead the United States past France 87-82 to win their fourth straight Olympic men’s basketball gold medal Saturday.
The Americans started slow but earned a 22-18 lead after the first quarter and were 44-39 ahead at halfway, then survived some nervous late moments to prove the doubters wrong.
Gregg Popovich’s men headed to Tokyo after defeats to Nigeria and Australia in lead-up exhibition matches, sparking questions around their global dominance.
They then crashed to seventh-ranked France in their opening group game, their first defeat at an Olympics since the 2004 in Athens.
But spearheaded by Durant, they steadied the ship and began gelling, with a French team led by NBA stars Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum unable to repeat the feat in the final. (Via AFP)
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: This is how it finishes. Bronze for former world No 1 and Rio 2016 silver medallist Lydia Ko, silver for local favourite Inami Mone, gold for world No 1 Nelly Korda. And a 4th for Aditi Ashok. “You do not settle for silver or bronze at the Olympics. You win silver, you win bronze. And Aditi Ashok can hold her head high for her 4th place finish,” signs off the commentator.
To Dipa Karmakar at Rio 2016: “You are my hero!”
To Aditi Ashok at Tokyo 2020: “I’m a fan for life!”
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi Ashok had a THREE UNDER in the fourth round with so much pressure on her... with a World No 1 and former World No 1 in her group. And she is 4th only because two other golfers had RIDICULOUS -6 rounds. Just...utterly incredible.
Ashish Magotra: Wow. What a tournament for Aditi... round after round... what consistency even while playing against the best in the business. Her putting game was so good... if she gets her driving sorted.. we will have a champion on the LPGA tour soon. The 4th place hurts more than most.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi Ashok will finish just outside the medals. Heartbreak. You have got to feel for her! ANOTHER FOURTH PLACE FINISH FOR THE AGES FROM INDIA!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4, HOLE 18 (Par 4): Aditi misses the birdie by not much!! And that’s all but it for her medal hopes
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4, HOLE 18 (Par 4): Massive PUTTS for Birdies coming up. Lydia goes first... and she will get a par. Korda next, and she has two putts to seal GOLD MEDAL. Gets close enough. Should be it. AND NOW ADITI.
Her putting has been called “sensational”, “supernatural” and what not for how it has been till now.... now Aditi Ashok needs it be to be that good for ONE LAST TIME.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4, HOLE 18 (Par 4): Focus back on Aditi’s group now. Mone has finished with -16! Aditi needs a birdie and she has hit a decent approach shot. Going to be a tough putt but chance there
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4, HOLE 18 (Par 4): PAR putt missed by Mone! It is going to be a bogey for her. Aditi can tie with her if she gets a birdie (they are still behind this group)
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4, HOLE 18 (Par 4): Mone gets it out of the bunker and can still make this a par. She is taking her time. If this is a par then it is not good news for Aditi.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Mone in the bunker… things could still change… things could still change! Behind the Japanese, Ko and Aditi have both kept it on the fairway.
Ashish Magotra: With the crowds in, this would have been a crazy, crazy, crazy finish…. the atmosphere would have been electric.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: MISSES THE BIRDIE BY A WHISKER!!! That would have kept her in the medal hunt. Now she needs something extraordinary to gain a shot.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi has put herself in a decent position to make a birdie here but Lydia Ko has the chance of an eagle. No, it is a birdie! Aditi is 4th, needs this birdie.
Ashish Magotra: Nice! Aditi gets it on the green just fine. It was a tricky approach.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: INAMI MONE! WOW. She has a birdie and in front of the leading group she has tied up with Nelly Korda on -17! PRESSURE ON KORDA TOO. Well, pressure on everyone.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Horns sound off and play resumes again! We are looking at the AUS-JPN-DEN group on hole 17 to start.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: PLAY TO RESUME AT 9.45 AM IST.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: So this where we are at in round 4, with the penultimate hole already started for the top 4. Now, if play resumes, it will resume from here. And as per official communication yesterday: “If we do not complete the final round on Saturday, we have the option to finish the final round, weather permitting, on Sunday. In the event competitors are unable to complete 72 holes, the Women’s Olympic Golf Competition will revert to a 54-hole event.”
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: This was the official communication yesterday.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: AND AFTER ALL THE DRAMA. Play suspended!
LEADERBOARD: Into the last two holes we go... (Mone is already about to finish this)
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Par for Aditi! “Supernatural,” is how the commentators describe her putting to go with “frightening”, “sensational”. Ko drops a shot and Aditi is back in medal places!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Mone starts Hole No 17. Ko and Aditi on Hole 16.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: HOLE 16, PAR 3... here we go. Not enough distance for Aditi and she needs a really sensational putt for a birdie. But Ko’s tee shot is not the greatest either...
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: SO CLOSE to a birdie for Mone on Hole 16 but it is a PAR and it keeps the door open for Aditi.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi now needs a stroke over the leaders or for them to drop one to return to medal contention. SO CLOSE!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Judged well by Aditi to avoid a tricky situation and save par but it is a birdie for Lydia Ko on Hole 15! Mone and Ko are on tied-2nd which means Aditi is down to 4th and is behind a stroke. (GOLF GODS, PLEASE NOT ANOTHER FOURTH-PLACE HEARTBREAK FOR INDIA)
LEADERBOARD: Mone eyeing gold now... she is done with Hole No 15. The ones that the Ko-Korda-Aditi group is starting.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: THAT IS A SUPERB BIRDIE FOR ADITI ASHOK! She had a bunker shot to contend with there and managed it to keep up with Ko and Mone. The Japan golfer soon nails the birdie on the next hole and takes the 2nd position!!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Lydia Ko gets the birdie and Aditi is temporarily 4th, needs that birdie now!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: NICE BUNKER SHOT FROM ADITI! Hole 14 is Par 5 and she is a good putt away from BIRDIE. COME ON!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Bunker for Aditi with the 2nd shot! Pressure on us, we don’t know about her.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Birdie for Mone on Hole No 14! Sole second spot.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Hole No 14 starts well enough Aditi. She had a par here in rounds 2 and 3.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Right then, Mone and Pedersen have started Hole 14. Ko-Korda-Aditi will start soon. BREATHE!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Diksha Dagar, the second Indian in fray, has four more holes to be (she started on the back-nine) and she has +1 for the day. Overall +8 and placed tied-53rd.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi makes the birdie and so does Lydia Ko on hole 13! And they join Inami Mone for the second place again!! Pedersen’s par has seen her drop out of this group. This is starting to look like a three way battle for two medals. WHY IS GOLF!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi has as makeable (is that a word) putt for birdie.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Inami Mone, what are you doing to our nerves! The Japanese golfer drops another birdie and she is in sole control of the second position.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: A par for Aditi on Hole 12 (A birdie seemed possible if she could have pulled off a long putt!) but she is staying in the mix. Lydia Ko too has a par. And we remain with 4 golfers tied for second. Meanwhile, Mone could be about to gain a stroke and take second place for herself!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Were you having trouble focussing on three or four golfers? Now there are FIVE in the mix as Inami Mone too joins in the mix!!! Mone and Pedersen one hole ahead of the trio with Indian in it.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: A tough par putt coming up for Aditi and she just misses that... and that is her second bogey in the last three holes! Out of medal spots briefly but then Lydia Ko misses the par putt too! Tied 3rd again. Korda too drops a shot. And suddenly Pedersen is alone on second place and pushing Korda!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Denmark’s Pedersen who is one hole ahead of this leadership group, has missed two fairly easy birdies in her last two holes otherwise she would have been breaking away from this group! THIS IS SO TIGHT AT THE MOMENT. Hole 11 is going to be crucial for all of Korda, Ko and Aditi.
Champion stuff from Nelly Korda and meanwhile, Aditi has not started Hole 11 well (two shots in)
Ashish Magotra: Aditi playing very steadily. But there is madness around her. Korda got a double bogey earlier but now three birdies in a row. Pedersen on the charge and Ko got a bogey now. Phew.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: The back-nine starts with a par for Aditi Ashok... and Nelly Korda has just stunningly recovered from the double bogey for three straight birdies and has moved back to the top with a handy lead. And Lydia Ko misses an easy PAR putt! Korda is three ahead and we now have a three-way tie for the second spot!! IND-NZL-DEN. WOW.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Pardon me, that was a bogey putt for Aditi! Her first bogey of the day and it has come at a tough time. She drops a shot on hole 9 but luckily for Ko missed a birdie putt too. Top three separating out and Aditi now has the Dane Pedersen to contend with! NERVES
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4 As we reach the back-nine, Korda and Ko will putt for birdies while Aditi might have to finish with a par.
Ashish Magotra: Keep an eye on Pedersen. She is on fire and moves to -14. Just one stroke off the leaders.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: BIRDIES FOR THE LEADERS! Korda with a sensational fightback after that double bogey to earn herself a birdie and so do Aditi and Ko. Tied at the top on -15. “It’s frightening,” says the commentator about Aditi’s putting.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: WE DID NOT SEE THIS COMING! Nelly Korda started the day comfortably ahead but thanks largely to Lydia Ko’s STUNNING rise up the leaderboard has just hit a DOUBLE BOGEY. And we are tied three-way at the top for the first position! Korda, Aditi and Ko all on -14.
Aditya Chaturvedi: Golf seems a wonderful sport if you’re winning, terrifying if you’re not.
Ashish Magotra: Back-to-back birdies for Aditi Ashok on holes 5 and 6. She also got birdies on the sixth hole in round 2 and 3. Clearly likes it. But she has found some good momentum after saving par on the first four holes today.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 5: LYDIA KO misses a fairly easy birdie and Aditi Ashok makes her putt count. And the Indian is back tied for the 2nd place. Goes to -14! Good stuff. Smiles from Aditi Ashok and her mother Maheswari, who is caddying for her.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi with her first birdie of the day and moves to -13. She needed that. But then Lydia Ko makes it FOUR BIRDIES in a row to move ahead back up by a stroke. Geez.
LEADERBOARD: Birdies EVERYWHERE. So much blue on the leaderboard. But not where we want... not yet. Aditi Ashok needs to find one or two soon to ease the pressure on her.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Another drive that has not gone well for Aditi Ashok. Oh dear. This hole is par 5 and she is going to have to work hard again to make par it seems like. Meanwhile, Denmark’s Pedersen also joins Aditi on -12!
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Hole 4 is a Par 3... and Aditi had a birdie here yesterday. Can she find one? It is another par for the Indian. AND LYDIA KO WITH A BIRDIE AGAIN!! Wow the New Zealander has started round 4 on fire and is now -13 to be second. Aditi Ashok has moved to third.
LEADERBOARD: Lydia Ko catching up! Tied 2nd with Aditi Ashok. New Zealand is just starting to cause India headaches towards the business end of a tournament. Hmm.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Three pars to start for Aditi. Another one saved after a less than ideal start there it must be said and she is having to depend heavily on her brilliant putting to stay where she is.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: And the gap closes again on Aditi. Inami Mone with a birdie on hole 3, and she joins Lydia Ko on -11, just one behind Aditi at -12.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Commentators reckon Aditi has put the first stroke away from the fairways more so today already than she has in the previous rounds. We should continue to keep an eye on the weather and the chasing group, here.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Aditi Ashok with par on hole 2 and that is after she hit another out of the greens. She is doing alright early to save pars here. BOOM! Nelly Korda nails a birdie from distance. What a putt! The leader moves to -16. Lydia Ko moves to -11 with a birdie too. The big names are starting to put on a show early.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Japan’s Mone is one of the contenders to catch up with Aditi and she started with a birdie and then a bogey for. -1 + 1 = 0.
Medal contenders as of early round 4
|Rank||Name||To Par overall||Hole Thru (R4)||Par today||Total|
|2|| IND||ASHOK Aditi||-12||1||0||201|
|3||DEN||PEDERSEN Emily Kristine||-11||2||-1||203|
Ashish Magotra: Aditi saves par, stays at -12. And Lydia Ko misses a birdie opportunity. Pedersen gets a birdie too. -11. Here come the other contenders.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: Correction to an earlier update, the first hole is Par 4 and Aditi, after a less than ideal 2nd shot too, makes it a par start! That has got to go down as a good recovery. Her putting solid again. Meanwhile, Japan’s Inami Mone has closed the gap down to one stroke in third.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: For those asking about Diksha Dagar, she has finished three holes in the final round and is currently placed 55th and has started round 4 with +1.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 4: The start is not ideal for Aditi as she sends one away from the fairway into the rough to tee off. Will have her work cut out on hole 1. As Ashish Magotra says, she needs to keep scoring the pars and hope for a birdie here and there and will be fine. The first hole is a par 4.
Golf, women’s individual stroke play, round 3: The final round begins! Aditi Ashok is in the group of three with leader Nelly Korda and Rio 2016 silver medallist Lydia Ko. India’s Diksha Dagar has also began her final round.
04.40 am: All those medal expectations... all those previews... all those pre-Olympics predictions... and here we are on what is set to be the final day of action for Indian contingent at Tokyo 2020 with a sense of excitement after a fortnight of a few highs and many lows. Will Tokyo be better than London? That was the question some of us had in our minds... and the fact that question could still be answered in the affirmative at the last day is a good thing, perhaps. And so we turn our attentions to Aditi Ashok, to Bajrang Punia, and to Neeraj Chopra with history on the line.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games... as we get ready to bring the curtains down on the greatest sporting show on earth that has been unlike anything we have seen before.