Tokyo 2020 LIVE: Amit Panghal lost to Yuberjen Martinez in his bout on Saturday.© AFP
Despite being one of India’s brightest medal hopes, Amit Panghal faced an early exit in the Round of 16, losing to Yuberjen Martinez in the Men’s Boxing Fly (48-52kg) category on Saturday, in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Other than Panghal, archer Atanu Das lost to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the men’s individual 1/8 eliminations. Meanwhile, Seema Punia registered 60.57 as her best attempt during the Women’s Discus Throw Qualification (Group A) round. Her qualification is not yet confirmed, as Group B’s qualification round hasn’t yet finished, where Kamalpreet Kaur is participating. Anirban Lahiri is currently in action, participating in the Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 3. Shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil will also be competing in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification and will progress to the medal round later in the day if they make the cut. PV Sindhu will headline India’s schedule when she takes on World No.1 Tai Tzu-ying in badminton women’s singles semi-final.
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AMIT PANGHAL KNOCKED OUT!
Amit Panghal loses in the third round too, with all the judges favouring Yuberjen Martinez. The final result reads 1-4.
Kamalpreet Kaur sixth in the ongoing women’s discus throw qualification (Group B)
Kamalpreet Kaur scored 60.29 in her first attempt, and is currently seventh in the standings of her group!
Yuberjen Martinez wins the second round!
Round 2 has been won by Yuberjen Martinez, and Amit Panghal really needs to go all out in the third and final round!
Amit Panghal wins the first round!
Amit Panghal has won the first round against Yuberjen Martinez. The Indian will be aiming to build on his momentum!
Atanu Das loses in the fifth set, and is eliminated!
Atanu could only manage a 26 in the fifth set (9, 8, 9). Meanwhile, Takaharu scored 27 (9, 10, 8), thereby winning the game 6-4. Atanu is eliminated!
Amit Panghal’s bout begins!
Amit Panghal’s bout in the Men’s Fly (48-52kg) – Round of 16 has begun!
Its 4-4 now between Atanu Das and Takaharu Furukawa
Atanu scored 28 in the fourth set (9, 10, 9). Meanwhile, Takaharu notched 28 too (9, 10, 9). The duo are level at 4-4, with the fifth set still left.
Atanu Das levels it in the third set!
Atanu scored two 10s and a eight in the third set. His Japanese opponent managed a 8, 10, 9. The third set has helped Atanu level the scores, 3-3.
The second set is a draw between the two archers!
Atanu scored a 10, followed by two 9s. Meanwhile, Takaharu scored two 9s and then a 10. They drew the second set, but the Japanese archer still leads.
Takaharu Furukawa takes the lead against Atanu Das!
Takaharu has won the first set with three 9s. Meanwhile, Atanu registered 9, 8, 8.
Atanu Das to be in action soon!
Atanu Das’ Men’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations round is set to begin soon! He will face Takaharu Furukawa.
Seema Punia finishes in sixth position!
Seema Punia finished in sixth position with a best attempt of 60.57. The women’s discus qualification still hasn’t ended, with Group B yet to start. Kamalpreet Kaur will be in action during the Group B round.
Seema Punia remains sixth!
Seema Punia is still sixth in the list, with a best attempt of 60.57.
Sandra Perkovic still in top after disqualified attempt!
Sandra Perkovic registered 63.75 in her first attempt. It was followed by two disqualified attempts. She still in too, due to her first attempt.
Seema Punia completes her third attempt now!
Seema Punia registers 58.93 in her third attempt. Its her lowest today! She is still sixth now!
Seema Punia is sixth now!
Seema Punia is sixth now in the standings, behind Melina Robert-Michon, Jorinde van Klinken, Shadae Lawrence, Kristin Pudenz, Sandra Perkovic.
Seema Punia 3rd after second attempt!
With a throw of 60.57, Seema Punia is now third in the qualification round in women’s discuss throw Group A.
Six athletes start with a foul throw!
Six athletes, including India’s Seema Punia, started the women’s discuss throw event with a foul. Sandra Perkovic is leading the Group A with a throw of 63.75.
Seema Punia fails in her first attempt!
India’s Seema Punia failed in her first attempt in women’s discuss throw qualification round.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. After India was assured of its second medal thanks to Lovlina Borgohain, another women’s boxer Pooja Rani will look to do the same on Saturday. PV Sindhu will have a tough challenge as she takes on Tai Tzu-ying to become the only Indian female athlete to win two individual Olympic medals. This and a lot more in store for you today. Stay tuned.
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