Latest News Today – Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: World No.1 Boxer Amit


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.

Here Are The LIVE UPDATES From Tokyo Olympics 2020


  • 07:44 (IST)

    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.

  • 07:43 (IST)

    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!

  • 07:39 (IST)

    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!

  • 07:37 (IST)

    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!

  • 07:35 (IST)

    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!

  • 07:33 (IST)

    Amit Panghal’s bout begins!

    Amit Panghal’s bout in the Men’s Fly (48-52kg) – Round of 16 has begun!

  • 07:32 (IST)

    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.

  • 07:29 (IST)

    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.

  • 07:27 (IST)

    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.

  • 07:25 (IST)

    Takaharu Furukawa takes the lead against Atanu Das!

    Takaharu has won the first set with three 9s. Meanwhile, Atanu registered 9, 8, 8.

  • 07:17 (IST)

    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.

  • 06:53 (IST)

    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.

  • 06:47 (IST)

    Seema Punia remains sixth!

    Seema Punia is still sixth in the list, with a best attempt of 60.57.

  • 06:39 (IST)

    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.

  • 06:35 (IST)

    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!

  • 06:31 (IST)

    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.

  • 06:20 (IST)

    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.

  • 06:16 (IST)

    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. 

  • 06:03 (IST)

    Seema Punia fails in her first attempt!

    India’s Seema Punia failed in her first attempt in women’s discuss throw qualification round.

  • 04:57 (IST)

    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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Latest News Today – Assam Chief Minister Congratulates Boxer Lovlina


New Delhi:

Minutes after boxer Lovlina Borgohain cruised past Nien-Chin Chen in her quarterfinal bout of Women’s Welter (64-69kg) on Friday, of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted to congratulate the pugilist.

“This is a BIG punch. You continue to make us proud #LovlinaBorgohain and keep India’s flag high & shining at #TokyoOlympics2020,” Mr Sarma tweeted.

The win has also assured India of at least a bronze medal.

“Lovlina has entered the Semi Finals! Well done @LovlinaBorgohai, what an amazing news for India to wake up to today! We’ve been glued to the tv screen watching you in action!” tweeted Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.

Lovlina will now take on top seeded Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the semi-final bout. With her historic win, Lovlina became only the second Indian female boxer after Mary Kom to clinch an Olympic medal.

Businessman Anand Mahindra, celebrating her win, implored her to get India a “shinier medal”.

“You’ve made us greedy @LovlinaBorgohai Feel the power of a billion wishes in every punch of yours…and get us a shinier medal…,” tweeted Mr Mahindra.

Last week, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, 26, had won India’s first-ever silver medal in the weightlifting discipline at Olympics. The weighlifter from Manipur had clinched the silver with a total lift of 202kg (87kg Snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk).





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Latest News Today – Tokyo Olympics, India schedule: PV Sindhu, Boxer Pooja


Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu will take on Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in her group match.© AFP

The Indian women’s hockey team and ace shuttler PV Sindhu headline India’s campaign on Wednesday. Indian women’s hockey team will start off the day for Team India when they face Great Britain in their Pool A fixture from 6:30 AM IST. Sindhu will face Cheung Ngan Yi in her women’s singles group stage fixture. Shuttler Sai Praneeth will also have his men’s singles fixture on Wednesday while archers Deepika Kumari, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav will be in action. Indian boxer Pooja Rani will take on Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in women’s middleweight (69-75kg). Other than the aforementioned events, athletes from the Indian contingent will participate in rowing and sailing as well.

Here’s a list of Indian athletes who will be in action on Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics:

India vs Great Britain (Hockey) – Women’s Pool A

Time: 6:30 AM IST

PV Sindhu vs Cheung Ngan Yi (Badminton) – Women’s Singles Group Play Stage

Time: 7:30 AM IST

Tarundeep Rai vs Oleksii Hunbin (Archery) – Men’s Individual 1/32 Eliminations

Time: 7:31 AM IST

Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh (Rowing) – Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls Semifinals A/B 2

Time: 8:00 AM IST

Ganapathy Kelapanda, Varun Thakkar (Sailing) – Men’s Skiff, 49er, Race 02

Time: 8:35 AM IST

Pravin Jadhav vs Galsan Bazarzhapov (Archery) – Men’s Individual 1/32 Eliminations

Time:12:30 PM IST

Deepika Kumari vs Karma (Archery) – Women’s Individual 1/32 Eliminations

Time: 2:14 PM IST

B Sai Praneeth vs Mark Caljouw (Badminton) – Men’s Singles Group Play Stage

Time: 2:30 PM IST

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Pooja Rani vs Ichrak Chaib (Boxing) – Women’s Middle (69-75kg)

Time: 2:33 PM IST

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Boxer Vijender Singh’s Tweet On Rahul Gandhi’s Abs | Sidnaz Blog


The 50-year-old Congress MP swam for 10 minutes before returning to the shore.

New Delhi:

Boxer Vijender Singh shared a photo of Rahul Gandhi commenting on the Congress MP’s “abs” during his visit to Kerala, where assembly election will be held in April.

Mr Gandhi had dived into the sea with fishermen as part of his campaign to support their issues.

In the photo shared by Mr Singh, the Congress leader is standing on a boat, his clothes wet from swimming. It was shared widely on social media.

“Abs of a boxer. Most daring young fit & people’s leader. Way to go @RahulGandhi Ji,” Mr Singh tweeted.

Some others also tweeted:

The 50-year-old Congress MP swam for 10 minutes before returning to the shore. He was accompanied by four Congress leaders including KC Venugopal and TN Prathapan. He also tried his hand at fishing with them.

The fishermen served Mr Gandhi bread and fresh fish curry that they prepared on the boat.





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Farmers Protest: Will Return | Sidnaz Blog

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Boxer Vijender Singh addressed a gathering of farmers at the Singhu Delhi-Haryana border on Sunday.

New Delhi:

Olympic winning boxer Vijender Singh has said he would return the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – India’s highest sporting honour – if the centre does not repeal the three contentious farm laws.

“If the government doesn’t withdraw the black laws, I will return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award,” said the boxer, who won the first ever Olympic medal for India in the sport in 2008.

Mr Singh, who is from Haryana, said this while addressing a gathering of farmers at the state’s border with Delhi at Singhu where Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh also spoke on Saturday.

Vijender Singh is the latest in the line of sportsmen, artistes and activists from across the country – majorly from the key protesting states of Punjab and Haryana – to have thrown their weight behind the “Delhi Chalo” protest, which entered its 11th day on Sunday.

A day earlier, boxing legends Kaur Singh, Jaipal Singh and Gurbax Singh Sandhu – instrumental in helping Vijender Singh secure his Olympic bronze – also made a similar statement if the centre did not heed farmers’ demands.

On December 3, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal returned his Padma Vibhushan award — the second highest civilian honour of the country – in show of support. 

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Thousands of farmers have been camping along Delhi’s borders where they reached last week after days of braving water cannons, tear gas shells and barbed-wire barricades of the Haryana police. They are protesting against the new laws passed by the Narendra Modi government in September.

Support has poured in from all quarters for the farmers whose talks with the government have remained inconclusive till now.

Farmers have said they would settle for nothing less than a complete rollback of the “black laws”, and have called for a nationwide bandh on December 8.

The next round of talks with the Centre is due on December 9.

(With inputs from ANI)

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