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7:19 AM: Th favourite for the heat is USA’s Gabrielle Thomas, who clocked 21.61 seconds at the Olympic trials earlier in June.
7:16 AM: Dutee will have to punch above her weight if she wants to make it to the semis of the 200m event as she hasn’t competed in 200m at all this year. She last competed in the event back in 2019, putting a season-best timing, within the Olympic ranking period, of 23.17 seconds.
7:11 AM: Dutee Chand will be in action in 12 minutes time in the heat 4 of women’s 200m event with fans hoping for a better performance from her after she finished 7th in the 100m heat couple of days ago with a below-par timing of 11.54 seconds.
6:11 AM: On Monday, India’s action will be headed by Kamalpreet Kaur, Dutee Chand, and the women’s hockey team. The women’s hockey side will be in action in the quarterfinals against a strong Australian camp. With eyes on a medal, discus thrower Kamlpreet Kaur will compete in the women’s finals, hoping to replicate her brilliant qualification performance in the main event.
Dutee Chand will also compete in women’s 200m Heat, and Sanjeev Rajput and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar will try to improve the Indian shooting camp’s disappointing show in Tokyo. They will compete in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions. Here’s all you can expect from the Indian contingent on Monday, August 2.
6:00 AM: Welcome to the live blog from Day 10 of Tokyo Olympics. Earlier on Day 9, Ace badminton player PV Sindhu and the Indian men’s hockey team stole the show on Sunday with their record-breaking performances at the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu smashed her way into history books with a second successive Olympic medal while the men’s hockey team ignited hopes of a long-awaited medal by storming into the semifinals.
Sindhu secured a bronze medal by beating world no.9 He Bing Jiao of China. Minutes later, the hockey contingent brushed aside Britain by a 3-1 margin to book the semifinals berth after 49 years. Boxer Satish Kumar, however, didn’t win his quarterfinal bout as he lost a gruelling contest against world champion Bakhodir Jalolov.