Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE Updates: India Go Down In Men’s Hockey Semifinals; Wrestler Sonam Malik Loses

Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE Updates: India Go Down In Men’s Hockey Semifinals; Wrestler Sonam Malik Loses


Tokyo Olympics LIVE Updates: India Go Down In Mens Hockey Semifinals; Wrestler Sonam Malik Loses

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India lost to Belgium in the semi-finals.© AFP

India lost 5-2 to Belgium in the men’s hockey semi-final and will now play for the bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. After conceding an early goal India roared back to take a 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter but Belgium equalised in the second quarter India conceded three goals in the final quarter and lost the chance of going through to the final. Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India while Alexander Hendrickx scored a remarkable hat-trick for Belgium. The other semifinal will be played between Australia and Germany today. In wrestling, India’s Sonam Malik lost to Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the women’s Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Final.

Earlier, India’s Annu Rani finished 14th in the women’s javelin throw qualification Group A and failed to make it to the finals. She registered throws of 50.35m, 53.19m and 54.04m which wasn’t enough to put her in the top 12. India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor will exhibit his skills in men’s shot put.

Here Are The Live Updates From Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • 09:04 (IST)

    Wrestling – Bolortuya Khurelkhuu vs Sonam Malik- 1/8 Final

    Women’s Freestyle 62kg Wrestling – Sonam Malik Loses

    India’s Sonam Malik loses to Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the women’s Freestyle 62kg wrestling 1/8 Final

  • 08:57 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – India Lose

    India loses 5:2 against Belgium as they concede three in the final quarter

    Despite the loss, the hockey team put up a brave fight against Rio Games silver medalist Belgium

    India will now play for the bronze medal against the loser of the second semi-final between Australia and Germany scheduled to be played today

  • 08:37 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – Final Quarter

    After back-to-back penalty corners, India concede their fourth through a penalty stroke by Hendrickx, who also completes a hat-trick

    Score: 2:4

  • 08:28 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – Final Quarter

    Belgium take lead with a third goal through a penalty corner

    India are a man down for the time being and also a goal down now. Tough task ahead

    Score: 2:3

  • 08:19 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey -Third Quarter Ends

    Both teams showcased some strong defensive skills to keep the score tied at 2:2

    All to play for in the final quarter now

  • 08:09 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey -Third Quarter

    Both teams are attacking relentlessly as India fail to capitalise through their fifth penalty corner

    Score: 2:2

  • 07:55 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – Second Quarter

    India and Belgium reach half-time at 2:2

    An exciting first half comes to an end

  • 07:44 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – Second Quarter

    India are hanging on by their fingernails as Belgium attack through penalty corners

    India have conceded 7 penalty corners in this match already

    Score: 2:2

  • 07:40 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – Second Quarter

    India concede early in the second quarter as Alexander Robby scores for Belgium

    Score: 2:2

  • 07:20 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – First Quarter

    India take the lead as Mandeep Singh scores against Belgium

    What a remarkable comeback for the men in blue

    Score: 2:1

  • 07:15 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – First Quarter

    India equalise immediately through Harmanpreet Singh against Belgium

    Relief for the Indians, who went down early in the first quarter

    Score: 1:1

  • 07:06 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey – First Quarter

    India concede early as Loick Luypaert A scores against India through a penalty corner

    Score: 0:1

  • 06:51 (IST)

    Hockey – India vs Belgium – Semi-final

    Men’s Hockey

    After performing brilliantly in Olympics so far, India will face their toughest test when they take on Belgium in the men’s hockey semifinals

    Here’s India’s Playing XI for the match:

  • 06:37 (IST)

    Javelin Throw – Qualification – Group A

    Women’s Javelin – Annu Rani Fails To Qualify

    India’s Annu Rani throws 54.04 in her third attempt

    She out of reckoning now as she moves out of the top 12 position with earlier throws of 50.35m and 53.19m

    Rank 14

  • 06:29 (IST)

    Javelin Throw – Qualification – Group A

    Women’s Javelin

    After her first two attempts of 50.35m and 53.19m, India’s Annu Rani is ranked 14th currently

  • 06:17 (IST)

    Javelin Throw – Qualification – Group A

    Women’s Javelin

    India’s Annu Rani throws 53.19m in her second attempt

    She is ranked 12th currently

    Maria Andrejczyk of Poland is leading with the best throw of 65.24m

  • 06:01 (IST)

    Javelin Throw – Qualification – Group A

    Women’s Javelin

    India’s Annu Rani throws 50.35m in her first attempt

    She is ranked 6th after the first throw

  • 05:58 (IST)

    Tokyo 2020, August 3 India Schedule!

    Here’s the schedule for India on August 3 in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • 05:55 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome – August 3- Tokyo 2020

    Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Tokyo 2020 

    After an exciting and quite a successful day for the Indians yesterday, the country’s athletes participating today will be expected of the same

    the men’s hockey team will look will play meet Belgium in the semis 

    Annu Rani will compete in women’s javelin throw, Sonam Malik will put India’s challenge forward in wrestling and Tajinderpal Singh Toor will begin his Olympic journey in men’s shot put

    So lets buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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