Borgohain, a two-time world championship bronze-medallist, displayed super calm within the face of a plucky opponent, who had overwhelmed her previously.

Debutant Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured India of their first boxing medal at  Tokyo Olympics 2021 when she upstaged former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to enter the semifinals at the moment.

Borgohain, a two-time world championship bronze-medallist, displayed super calm within the face of a plucky opponent, who had overwhelmed her previously.

She was aggressive to begin with, adopted it up with an incredible counter-attacking sport and stored her defence tight within the remaining three minutes to emerge triumphant.

The teenager, who was laid low by COVID-19 final yr and missed a coaching journey to Europe due to it, set free an enormous scream after the referee raised her hand, pent up feelings lastly getting the higher of her.

India’s earlier boxing medals have come by Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012). Both of them had gained bronze medals and Borgohain would look to higher that.

Earlier, Simranjit Kaur (60kg) misplaced to Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee within the pre-quarterfinals to make an early exit from the Games right here.

The 26-year-old Indian, seeded fourth, went down 0-5 regardless of a gritty efficiency.

Deepika Kumari, the world’s primary archer, gained an exhilarating shoot-off in opposition to former world champion Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee to maneuver to the ladies’s particular person quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 at the moment. Deepika’s

quarterfinal match will happen at 11:30 am IST in opposition to South Korea’s San An.

After a 5-5 tie within the regulation five-setter, the 27-year-old Indian stored her cool within the shoot-off, hanging the bull’s-eye with an ideal ten to defeat the Russian, a workforce silver medalist on the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Russian faltered beneath duress and misfired a seven to begin the one-arrow shoot-off, whereas Deepika sealed the matter 6-5 (10-7) with ease.

India in Athletics at the moment

Avinash Sable broke his personal nationwide report within the 3000m steeplechase whereas ending sixth in his warmth race on the Olympics on Friday morning. Sable, 26, ran an 8:18.12 in warmth 2 to interrupt his earlier nationwide report of 8:20.20, which he set in the course of the Federation Cup in March.

The prime three opponents from every of the three heats, in addition to the following six quickest athletes from the entire qualifying heats, advance to the ultimate, and Sable is a shock qualifier.

India’s medal hopeful PV Sindhu would look to clinch one other victory as she faces a stiff problem in Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi within the quarter-final at the moment at Tokyo Olympics 2021. Another essential match for India is Lovlina Borgohain’s quarter-final bout within the girls’s Walter (64-69) class. Besides, Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat will probably be in motion in Women’s 25m Pistol Qualification Rapid (Day 2). India’s males’s hockey workforce would look to clinch successive victories whereas the ladies’s hockey workforce will play for a face-saver.


HOCKEY: India beats Ireland 1-0

LIVE GOLF: Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane in motion

LIVE Sailing: Nethra in W laser radial, Ganapathy/Varun in 49-er skiff

LIVE Athletics: Dutee Chand in W 100m heats

Archery: Deepika Kumari advances to quarterfinals\Athletics: Avinash Sable breaks the National Record in 3000m steeplechase, finishes seventh in heats; Jabir out in 400m H heats

Shooting: Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat out in 25m pistol qualifying

Boxing: Simranjit Kaur out in r-o-16

Deepika Kumari vs Ksenia Perova (Russian Olympic Committee) in Women’s Individual Pre-quarterfinals Match: WINS.

Avinash Sable in Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 Heat 2: 6:17 am IST.

M P Jabir in Men’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 5: 8:27 am IST.

Dutee Chand in Women’s 100m Round 1 Heats: 8:45 am IST Start.

Mixed 4x400m Relay Race Round 1 Heat 2: 4:42 pm IST.

Badminton:P V Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) in Women’s Singles Quarterfinal Match: 1:15 pm IST.


COMPLETED: Simranjit Kaur vs Sudaporn Seesondee (Thailand) in Women’s 60kg Round of 16 Bout: 8:18 am IST.

COMPLETED: Lovlina Borgohain vs Nien-Chin Chen (Chinese Taipei) in Women’s 69kg Quarterfinal Bout: 8:48 am IST.

Equestrian:Fouad Mirza in Eventing Dressage Day 1 Session 2: Starts at 2 pm IST.

Golf:Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane in Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 2: 04:00 am IST.

Hockey:India vs Ireland in Women’s Pool A Match: 8:15 am IST.

India vs Japan in Men’s Pool A match: 3:00 pm IST.

Sailing:KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar in Men’s Skiff 49er Race 7, 8 and 9: 8:35 am IST.

Nethra Kumanan in Women’s Laser Radial Race 9 and 10: 8:35 am IST.

Vishnu Saravanan in Men’s Laser Race 9 and 10: 11:05 am IST.


COMPLETED: Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat in Women’s 25m Pistol Qualification Rapid: 5:30 am IST.

Women’s 25m Pistol Final at 10:30 am IST.

The stay broadcast of India’s Olympics matches will happen on Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony SIX HD/SD with English commentary. Sony TEN 3 HD/SD to stay telecast Tokyo Olympics 2021 with Hindi Commentary. DD Sports will stay broadcast India matches on its Direct-to-home DTH service.


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