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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 10 Highlights: Kamalpreet Kaur finishes 6th in women’s discus throw finals

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 10 Highlights: Kamalpreet Kaur finished at the sixth position in her first Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 10: Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s discus throw finals. (File/AP)

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 10 Highlights: Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finished at the sixth position in her first Olympics with a best throw of 63.70m in a rain-interrupted final on Monday. Kaur, 25, who had qualified for the final as second best on Saturday, was never in the running for a medal in the six rounds of competition which was interrupted by rain for more than an hour.

Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza, who advanced to jumping finals of individual eventing at the Olympics, finished 23rd in the final of Jumping (Individual) event.

Earlier in the day, the Indian women’s hockey team made history on Monday, the 10th day of the Tokyo Olympics as they beat Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals. With that, India sealed their spot in the semifinals for the first time in its Olympic history.

Meanwhile, starting the day for India, Dutee Chand clocked her season best timing of 23.85 seconds in the women’s 200 m race but finished last in the heat, failing to qualify for semifinal. Indian shooters had another disappointing day, with Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failing to qualify for men’s 50m rifle three positions final.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 10 Highlights: Indian women's hockey created history beating Australia 1-0 in quarter-finals. Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in her first Olympics. However, Dutee Chand failed to qualify for 200m finals after finishing last in the heats.

20:52 (IST)02 Aug 2021
What a recovery! Hassan falls, gets up and wins 1,500 heat

Sifan Hassan's bid for a distance treble at the Olympics was nearly derailed Monday when the world champion tripped over another runner and fell at the final bell of her 1,500-meter heat. Amazingly, she ended up winning the race. Hassan tried, but failed, to hurdle over Kenya's Edinah Jebitok, who tumbled just in front of her as runners jostled for position at the start of the final lap. Hassan also went crashing down but rolled, quickly got back to her feet and set about chasing down the pack in an astonishing comeback.

20:50 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Online shooting tournaments: One Indian, two countries, three medals

Indian shooters may not have achieved what they had set out to in the Tokyo Olympics but one Indian has had a hand in three medals won at the Games by marksmen from two countries. The one common thing about the USA's William Shaner and Lucas Kozeniesky, and Serbian Milenko Sebic, is that all these three shooters had taken part in various online tournaments organised by former India rifleman Shimon Sharif. He had conceptualised the event when the COVID-19 lockdown was in force last year. (From PTI)

20:49 (IST)02 Aug 2021
China break world record in women's team sprint

China’s women broke their own team sprint world record with a time of 31.804 seconds to beat Lithuania in the first round at the Olympics on Monday.

19:22 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Anthony Ginting bags a bronze

For bronze medal, Anthony Ginting of Indonesia overcame  Kevin Cordon of Guatemala  21-11 21-13. Cordon, 34, has been competing in Olympics since 2008 Beijing Games when he became the first ever Guatemalan to participate in Olympic Games. In Beijing, he finished in the Round of 32 while in 2012 London Games he lost in the round of 16. In the last edition at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, an injury  forced him to quit in the earlier round. The fourth place finish at Tokyo Games is his best show In his career

19:05 (IST)02 Aug 2021
MEDAL ALERT

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands started her bid to win three medals at the Tokyo Games by earning gold in the 5,000 meters. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won gold in men’s singles badminton, denying a repeat title to China’s Chen Long in convincing fashion, 2-0 on Monday night.

19:00 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Fouaad Mirza' final result

Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza, who advanced to jumping finals of individual eventing at the Olympics, finished 23rd in the final of Jumping (Individual) event. 

18:48 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Women's Discus Throw Final: Full Result

So it is USA's Valarie Allman who won the gold medal with a monster throw of 68.98m. Germany's Kristin Pudenz win the silver with a throw of 66.86m. Cuba's Yaime Perez bags bronze with 65.72m. India's Kamalpreet Kaur is 6th with 63.70m. It looks like sixth position is India’s best finish in the women's discus throw event at the Olympics. In 2012 London Games,  Krishna Poonia finished 6th with the best throws of 63.62m. And today at Tokyo Games, Kamal too  finished sixth with a best throw of 63.70m

18:39 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Kamalpreet Kaur's final attempt

And it is a disappointment for her because the throw lands outside the area and that means it is a foul. She will finish at 6th with a best throw of 63.70m in the finals.

18:29 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Fifth attempt from Kamalpreet Kaur

India's Kamalpreet Kaur comes up with a 61.37m throw in her fifth attempt. She is still 6th in the standings.

Kamalpreet Kaur's attempts so far:-

1st attempt: 61.62m 
2nd attempt: No mark 
3rd attempt: 63.70m 
4th attempt: No mark
5th attempt 61.37m

18:20 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Foul from Kamalpreet Kaur

Kamalpreet Kaur's fourth attempt is a Foul. She is at number 6 as of now. End of four attempts. Kamalpreet Kaur needs to record 65.34 to hit the bronze medal mark and to do that she has two chances remaining!

18:17 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Final round begins!

Kamalpreet will throw in reverse order now and will be at no. 3. The Indian will get 3 more throws. To climb the podium, kamal will have to improve her personal best

18:07 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Top effort from Kamalpreet

Kamalpreet Kaur with an attempt of 63.70m. She is now at sixth.

18:03 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Foul Throw at the start

The warm-ups are done and it will be USA's Valarie Allman who begins and its a foul throw! Big Blow for Allman but is it the surface causing a problem? Let's see how the others fare. Sandra Perkovic of Croatia records 65.01. She jumps to number 4. Kamalpreet Kaur slides to 8th on the table.

17:47 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Discus final resumes

Discus final begins again as the rain has come to a halt. The competition will restart soon and officials are toiling hard to dry the surface. Kamalpreet Kaur takes a warm-up throw, checking her balance. 

17:41 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Discus throw update

It's official: The Discus Throw final has been delayed due to weather & athletes have been allowed to leave the venue. The situation will be evaluated at 21:10 local time!

17:31 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Mirza finishes final jump

Fouaad Mirza finishes his final jump with 12.40 penalties. Aggregate score: 59.60. Meanwhile, it continues to rain heavily and it is highly unlikely for discus throw finals to resume. 

17:09 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Up Next: Fouaad Mirza in action

Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott are No.1 in starting order for Eventing individual jumping final. A total of 25 riders are competing. A total of 9 obstacles to jump over. Catch them LIVE at 5:15 pm!

17:04 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Rain halts discuss throw final

In the women's discus throw final, Kamalpreet Kaur’s second attempt is a foul. She is now at 7th. However, the event comes to a halt because it's literally pouring in the stadium now

16:58 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Starts to drizzle

Slight drizzle in the stadium. This may cause slight discomfort for athletes, not only for the foot but also while gripping the disc. Looks like the circle is slippery, three more finalists foul. Official mopping the circle now. 

16:56 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Mood in Kamalpreet's home

Relatives and friends have congregated at discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur’s house in village Kabarwala near Sri Muktsar Sahib in Punjab.

In the end, it felt strangely straightforward. Playing an opponent who was fast, fit and tricky, P V Sindhu rose to the occasion like she usually does to turn her bronze medal playoff, which was expected to be a humdinger, into a no-contest.

Sindhu became only the second Indian athlete after wrestler Sushil Kumar — and the first woman from the country — to win two individual Olympic medals, dispatching China’s He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games. She also ensured India’s third medal of this Olympics — after the silver for weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and the assured bronze for boxer Lovlina Borgohain.

Sindhu didn’t immediately realise all of this, though. As a backhand tap landed beyond her rival’s reach to seal the match, the Indian ace looked blankly at her coach, Park Tae San. It was only after the coach erupted in joy that the shuttler, too, let out a roar. “It still hasn’t sunk in,” Sindhu said, her voice quivering. The glitter of bronze might not match the shiny silver she won in Rio, but Sindhu’s second medal is significant for multiple reasons. (Read Full Story)

Bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu of India poses with her medal. (Reuters Photo)

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