Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Ravi wins silver, men's hockey team bags bronze

Tokyo: Indian players celebrate after scoring their third goal against Germany during mens field hockey bronze medal match, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
A resolute Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating a plucky Germany 5-4 to win the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games here on Thursday.

Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) scored a brace, while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) were the other goal getters for world no.3 India.

It is India's third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.

Ravi Dahiya on Thursday became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games but Vinesh Phogat's redemption dream came crashing down after a shock quarterfinal exit and Deepak Punia let slip a bronze in the last 10 seconds of his play-off bout here on Thursday.

In the men's freestyle 86kg category, Deepak Punia came agonisingly close to winning a bronze medal on his Olympic debut but conceded a take-down in last 10 seconds of the play-off against San Marino's Myles Nazem Amine to miss out on achieving the feat.

Vinesh Phogat suffered a massive upset defeat at the Olympic Games after being pinned by Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in the 53kg quarterfinals to not only go out of the gold medal race but also face the risk of getting eliminated, here on Thursday.

Vinesh had no answer to the supreme defence of Vanesa, who got her revenge from the Indian at the biggest stage after suffering a similar embarrassing defeat 'by fall' earlier this year in Ukraine.

Young Anshu Malik bowed out of the 57kg competition after losing her repechage round 1-5 to Russia's Valeria Koblova, the Rio Olympics silver medallist.

Following is India's schedule on the 13th day of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Athletics:

K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in men's 20km race walk event: 1:00pm IST.

Result: Sandeep Kumar finishes at 23rd, Rahul Rohilla and KT Irfan end at 47th and 51st respectively

Golf:: Women's individual stroke play round 2

Aditi Ashok Tied 2nd 

Diksha Dagar is palced 54th 

Hockey:

India vs Germany in men's bronze medal match: 7:00am IST.

Result: India wins 5-4

Wrestling:

Vinesh Phogat vs Sofia Magdalena Mattsson (Sweden) in women's freestyle 53kg; 8:00am IST.
Result- Vinesh Phogat wins

Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Quarterfinals)

Result- Vinesh Phogat loses

Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova (ROC) in repechage round of women's freestyle 57kg; second bout after 7:30am IST start.

Result- Anshu Malik loses

Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev (Russian Olympic Committee) in men's freestyle 57kg final; ninth bout after 4:20 pm IST start.

Ravi Dahiya loses, wins silver medal

Deepak Punia in men's freestyle bronze medal match; 11th bout after 2:45pm IST start.

Deepak Punia loses


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India's schedule on August 6

 
Men's 50 km walk final - Gurpreet Singh - 2:00 AM
 
Golf - Women's individual R3 - Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar - 4:00 AM
 
Women's 20km walk final - Bhawna Jat, Priyanka Goswami - 1:00 PM
 
Hockey Women's Bronze Medal - GB vs IND - 7:00 AM
 
Wrestling - Men's freestyle 65kg 1/8 Final - Bajrang Punia vs E. Akmataliev - 8 AM onwards
 
Wrestling - Women's freestyle 50kg 1/8 Final - Seema Bisla vs Sarra Hamdi - 8 AM onwards
 
Athletics - Men's 4x400m relay Heat 2 - Amoj Jacob, Naganathan Pandi, Arokia Rajiv, Nirma Noah Tom, Muhammed Anas - 5:07 PM

Following is India's schedule on the 13th day of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

 
Athletics:
 
K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in men's 20km race walk event: 1:00pm IST.
 
Result: Sandeep Kumar finishes at 23rd, Rahul Rohilla and KT Irfan end at 47th and 51st respectively
 
Golf:: Women's individual stroke play round 2
 
Aditi Ashok Tied 2nd 
 
Diksha Dagar is palced 54th 
 
Hockey:
 
India vs Germany in men's bronze medal match: 7:00am IST.
 
Result: India wins 5-4
 
Wrestling:
 
Vinesh Phogat vs Sofia Magdalena Mattsson (Sweden) in women's freestyle 53kg; 8:00am IST.
Result- Vinesh Phogat wins
 
Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Quarterfinals)
Result- Vinesh Phogat loses
 
 
Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova (ROC) in repechage round of women's freestyle 57kg; second bout after 7:30am IST start.
 
Result- Anshu Malik loses
 
Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev (Russian Olympic Committee) in men's freestyle 57kg final; ninth bout after 4:20 pm IST start.
 
Ravi Dahiya loses, wins silver medal
 
Deepak Punia in men's freestyle bronze medal match; 11th bout after 2:45pm IST start.
 
Deepak Punia loses

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey medal ceremony underway


Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey medal ceremony underway

Belgium (Gold), Australia (Silver),, and India (Bronze) enter  

Bonding that developed during COVID isolation played key role in Tokyo bronze: Harmanpreet

The bonding that developed between the players during their 16-month stay at a camp in Bengaluru, mostly in isolation, ahead of the ongoing Olympics played an instrumental role in the Indian men's hockey team's bronze medal-winning feat here after 41 years, feels vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh.

The side claimed an Olympic medal for the first time since the 1980 gold, defeating Germany 5-4 in an edge-of-the-seat bronze play-off match.

"It's a nostalgic moment for us. It's a special moment for every Indian. It's a big achievement. We have made a lot of sacrifices but our focus was on being mentally stronger. In the last 16 months we lived as a family in Bengaluru," said Harmanpreet, who converted a penalty corner for India against Germany.

"We were completely shut from the outside world. We were just focussed on our job."

"It's a result of the process. The coach just boosted our confidence and told us to play our own hockey and believe in our hardwork. All the players just did that and we achieved what we desired," Harmanpreet said.

"The women's team has achieved a phenomenal feat. They have already made the country proud. We will definitely go there to support for them tomorrow," he said.

Indian hockey Olympic win: MP govt announces Rs 1 cr reward for Vivek Sagar, Nilakanta Sharma

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced a reward of Rs one crore each for hockey players Vivek Sagar and Nilakanta Sharma, who were a part of the Indian squad that won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sagar hails from Shivnagar Chandon village in Itrasi tehsil of MP's Hoshangabad district, while Sharma underwent training at the Bhopal-based Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy.

The Indian men's hockey team has defeated the best teams in the world in the Tokyo Olympics, an official said quoting Chouhan.

The Madhya Pradesh government will give Samman Nidhi of Rs one crore each to both of them, the CM said.

I have no regrets now after this Olympic medal, says four-time Olympian Dhanraj Pillay

He endured the pain of returning empty handed from the Olympics four times during his playing days but the legendary Dhanraj Pillay says now he has no regrets after watching the Indian hockey team claim a bronze at the Tokyo Games.

The eight-time former gold-winners, who battled a heartbreaking slump in the last four decades, scripted history at Tokyo by securing an Olympic medal -- a bronze -- after 41 years.

The last time India had won an Olympic medal in hockey was at the 1980 Moscow Games where they bagged the gold.

On Thursday, India brought an end to the medal jinx after getting the better of the Germans in a thrilling 5-4 win in the bronze medal play off.

"I always had the regret that I could not win an Olympic medal. I used to wonder whether I would be able to see India at the Olympic podium again in hockey. Now with this historic win, I have no regrets," the former captain told PTI.

"You always go to the Olympics to win a medal and your morale is broken when you end up playing classification matches," said Pillay, who is the only Indian to represent India in four Olympic Games (1992 to 2004) and as many World Cups and Champion Trophies in a career spanning over 15 years.

The Indians showed great determination as they made a memorable comeback, fighting back from a two-goal deficit to turn the match in their favour after being 1-3 down thanks to some defensive lapses.

"I must appreciate this team for the way they have managed a comeback after the heartbreaking defeat against Belgium," said the 53-year-old.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya on podium after winning silver


Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya on podium after winning silver

Ravi wins silver, will be given silver medal shortly

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey final Belgium defeats Australia to win Gold

Belgium defeated Australia 3-2 in the penalty shootout after both teams scored 1-1 after the fourth quarter!

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia loses to Myles Amine

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia loses to Myles Amine

 
India loses the challenge and Deepak Punia misses out on Bronze medal
 
Myles Amine 3 - Deepak Punia 2

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia vs Myles Amine

 
Myles takes lead in last 6 seconds, getting 2 points and he leads. The final bell rings and Deepak loses it. But India appeals it.
 
Myles Amine 3 - Deepak Punia 2

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia vs Myles Amine

 
Deepak is aggressively looking for points but Myles is quick to defend. Myles tackles twice but Deepak defends. 
 
Myles Amine 1 - Deepak Punia 2

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia vs Myles Amine

 
Myles gets 1 point for pushing Deepak out of passivity zone, end of the first period.
 
Myles Amine 1 - Deepak Punia 2

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia vs Myles Amine

 
Deepak gets 2 points for takedown, he looks for more points but couldn't capitalise. Single leg attack by Myles but Deepak saves it. 
 
Myles Amine 0 - Deepak Punia 2

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Deepak Punia vs Myles Amine

Both wrestlers are testing waters here

PM Wishes Ravi on winning silver medal

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya wins silver

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey final Australia vs Belgium

Less  than 4 minutes to go and it's 1-1 between Australia and Belgium

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya loses to Zavur Uguev, settles for silver

 
Ravi tried his all but Zavur was a better wrestler today, Ravi bows out with a silver medal. 
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya in action (57kg freestyle category)

 
Ravi looks attack with less than a minute to go, Zavur is defending brilliantly, last 20 seconds.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya in action (57kg freestyle category)

 
Zavur gets 2 more points it's 2-7 now. Ravi looks for a comeback with double leg attack and 2 points for Ravi. 
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya in action (57kg freestyle category)

 
Ravi Zavur gets another point as he surprises Ravi with his move, Ravi attacks but doesn't get any point. It's 2-5.
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya in action (57kg freestyle category)

 
Ravi Dahiya starts cautiously in the first period, Zavur is cautious. Ravi makes a move but Zavur defends and earns a point taking Ravi out of passivity zone. Leg attack try from Zavur, he gets another point. Ravi take 2 points with take down. It's 2-2. Zavur gets 2 points after take down. Ravi aims Zavur's leg but he defends it. End of the first period.
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya in gold medal match (57kg freestyle category)

 
Ravi Dahiya in the ring, his opponent Zavur Uguev also enters

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey final Australia vs Belgium

The gold medal match between Australia abd Belgium is underway and Belgium is leading in the third quarter.  Post this match we will have medal ceremony and you can watch the Indian hockey team on the podium.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya's road to final

Round of 16 - beat Colombia's Tigreros Urbano 13-2
 
Quarter-Final - beat Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4
 
Semi-Final - beat Belarus' Nurislam Sanayev by fall

Punjab to bestow 10 state hockey players with Rs 1 Cr each

With 10 of its players in the men's hockey team that defeated Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal and finishing on the podium after 41 years, state Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Thursday announced that the state would bestow the state players with Rs one crore each.

"On this historic day for Indian hockey, I am delighted to announce a cash award of Rs 1 crore each to players from Punjab.

"We await your return to celebrate the much deserving medal in Olympics," he informed in a tweet.

Shot putter Toor says he competed in Olympics with injured wrist

Asian record-holding shot Putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor, who failed to qualify for the finals in the Olympics with a disappointing performance, on Thursday said he was competing with a wrist injury in his throwing arm which would require a surgery now.

Asian record holder Toor could only manage one legal throw of 19.99m, in his first attempt, to finish 13th in Group A qualification and 24th overall.

"I intended to enhance my personal best and not wanted to be just a participant, but I could not give my best at the Olympics," Toor, who had competed with a heavily bandaged shoulder, wrote in an Instagram post which shows a bandaged left wrist.

"I have been suffering from revival of my wrist injury since just after my Olympic qualification in India. Still I was trying to avoid it but could not overcome."

Toor said he's going for surgery on the injured wrist. He throws with his left hand.

Vinesh makes shock exit from Tokyo Games, Anshu too loses repechage bout

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Thursday made a second consecutive heart-breaking quarterfinal exit from the Olympic Games after suffering a massive upset defeat at the hands of Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, here.

Vinesh had no answer to the supreme defence of Vanesa, who got her revenge from the Indian at the biggest stage after suffering a similar embarrassing defeat 'by fall' earlier this year in Ukraine.

Later, Vanesa lost her semi-final to China's Qinyu Pang on criteria after scores were tied 2-2, a result that brought curtains on Vinesh's campaign at the Tokyo Games.

The top-seeded Vinesh, who was a hot favourite for a medal, needed Vanesa to beat the Chinese to rejoin the 53kg competition through the repechage round and push for a bronze.

At the 2016 Rio Games, Vinesh had suffered a quarterfinal defeat against China's Sun Yanan after enduring a leg injury and was stretchered out of the mat.

Privileged to have played a part: India's Aussie hockey coach Graham Reid on historic Olympic bronze

The Indian men's hockey team's Australian coach Graham Reid on Thursday said he feels "privileged" to be a part of the game's revival in India after the side clinched its first Olympic medal in 41 years, crediting togetherness and a team first mentality for the triumph.

India beat Germany 5-4 in the bronze play-off this morning.

The 57-year-old, who was a part of Australia's silver-winning team in the 1992 Barcelona Games, took over as India coach in 2019 and has obsessively talked about pursuing a process and investing in youth to get the results at a big stage like the Olympics.

"It is a fantastic feeling, it has come after a lot of sacrifices that the whole group has made," Reid said referring to the time the players spent away from their families and in some cases, battling COVID-19 as well.

"It takes a long time to get where these athletes have gotten. All the sacrifices that go unseen," he added with skipper Manpreet Singh sitting by his side after the 5-4 triumph over Germany here.

Man held for passing casteist remarks against hockey player Vandana Katariya

A man was arrested from the Roshnabad area of Uttarakhand's Haridwar district for allegedly making a mockery of and passing casteist remarks against the family of Vandana Katariya who was part of India's women's hockey team which lost to Argentina in a semifinal match at the Tokyo Olympics, police said on Thursday.

Soon after the team went down to Argentina, two men allegedly danced and burst firecrackers outside Vandana's house in the Roshnabad area in a gesture of mockery on Wednesday evening, an official at SIDCUL police station said.

When some members of Vandana's family came out hearing the noise outside their house, the two men also passed casteist remarks against the family, saying the team had lost because it had too many Dalit players in it, he said.

A heated argument also took place between members of the family and the two men involved in the incident, following which a complaint was lodged by Vandana's brother, the official said.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia in action soon

 
After winning semi-final, Ravi Dahiya will lock horns in his final match in the 57kg men's freestyle category. Deepak Punia will also square off in the bronze medal match. 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: The race ends, Sandeep Kumar finishes, 23rd, Rahul Rohilla and KT Irfan end at 47th and 51st, respectively.
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: The race ends, Sandeep Kumar finishes, 23rd. 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: Italy's M Stano 1st, Japan's Ikeda 2nd, Japan's Yamanishi 3rd.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: After 17km, Sandeep Kumar is at 22th position, while Rahul is at 47th and KT Irfan at 51st.
Italy's M Stano, Japan's Yamanishi, Ikeda are in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: After 17km, Sandeep Kumar is at 22th position, while Rahul is at 47th and KT Irfan at 51st.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: After 17km, Sandeep Kumar is at 26th position, while Rahul is at 48th and KT Irfan at 51th.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: After 14km, Sandeep Kumar is at 19th position, while Rahul is at 47th and KT Irfan at 52th.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

Halfway through and Sandeep has slipped to 12th position after staying at the 2nd position for most of the time so far, Rahul is at 47th while Irfan at 50th postion

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: Sandeep Kumar maintaining his number 2 position after 6 kmwhile Rahul is at 35th and KT Irfan at 47th.

Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: Sandeep Kumar is at number 2 after 2 km


Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: Sandeep Kumar in early leads, racewalkers will cover 20 laps of 1km circle, we are already in the second lap now. It's a long race ahead still. 
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action

 
Men's 20km racewalk FINAL: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in men's 20km race walk event, the racewalk begins

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in action at 1:00pm

 
K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in men's 20km race walk event at 1:00pm 

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik speaks to Indian men's hockey team

Let me smile now: Sreejesh

Tokyo Olympics Live updates:- Golf: Aditi Ashok finishes second round tied second

 
Aditi Ashok tied 2nd with 9-under par after Round 2 of women's individual golf. Diksha Dagar is on 54th position.

Gurjant Singh's family in Amritsar celebrates!

Nilakanta Sharma's family in Imphal celebrates!

Prez congratulates Indian men's hockey team for winning Olympic medal after 41 years

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday congratulated the Indian men's hockey team for winning an Olympic medal, and said this historic victory will start a new era in hockey.

The Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed the Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games at Tokyo.

Congratulations to our men's hockey team for winning an Olympic Medal in hockey after 41 years. The team showed exceptional skills, resilience & determination to win. This historic victory will start a new era in hockey and will inspire the youth to take up and excel in the sport, Kovind tweeted.

Vinesh Phogat loses in quarters, Anshu bows out after repechage defeat

Vinesh Phogat suffered a massive upset defeat at the Olympic Games after being pinned by Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in the 53kg quarterfinals to not only go out of the gold medal race but also face the risk of getting eliminated, here on Thursday.

Vinesh had no answer to the supreme defence of Vanesa, who got her revenge from the Indian at the biggest stage after suffering a similar embarrassing defeat 'by fall' earlier this year in Ukraine.

Vanesa, the reigning European champion, executed her strategy perfectly as Vinesh could not find a way to wriggle out of Vanesa's headlocks.

That crippled and rattled the top seed Vinesh, who is one of the strongest wrestlers in her category.

Young Anshu Malik bowed out of the 57kg competition after losing her repechage round 1-5 to Russia's Valeria Koblova, the Rio Olympics silver medallist.

Anshu never looked intimidated by a stronger opponent and was leading the bout at one stage on criteria but towards the end, the Russian pulled off a two-pointer to nose ahead.

The 19-year-old Indian had lost her opener to European champion Irina Kurachikina but after the Belarusian progressed to the final, she bounced back to be in contention.

The Sky is Blue!

This is a big moment: Rahul Gandhi

Brilliant in Blue: Naveen Patnaik

Medal in Hockey is bigger than any World Cup: Gambhir

Sreejesh celebrates!

Celebrations begin at Sreejesh's home!

A real 'Chak De' moment for Indian hockey

A resolute Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating a plucky Germany 5-4 to win the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games here on Thursday.
 
The eight-time former gold-winners, who battled a heartbreaking slump in the last four decades, made the resurgence of the last couple of years count in the best way possible with an Olympic medal.
 
Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) scored a brace, while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) were the other goal getters for world no.3 India.
 
Germany's goals were scored by Timur Oruz (2nd), Niklas Wellen (24th), Benedikt Furk (25th) and Lukas Windfeder (48th).
 
Determined to clinch a medal, the Indians made one of the most memorable comebacks in the history of the game, fighting back from a two-goal deficit to turn the match in their favour.
 
There were tears and hugs on the field as the Indians led by Manpreet Singh and coached by Australian Graham Reid savoured the historic moment.
 
It is India's third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat loses to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya


Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

 
Victory by fall, Venesa gains two more points as she pins Vinesh. Vinesh still has a chance in repechage provided Venesa reaches the final

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

 
Vanesa gets 2 more points for takedown, Vinesh looks to bounce back

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

 
The score is now 3-5 as Vinesh trails

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

 
vinesh wins a challenge here and she earns 1 point

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

 
Vinesh gets double leg hold, Vanesa defends it, Vinesh tries pushout but Vanesa  ears two more points here

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

 
Vinesh looks to make a comeback after trailing 2-5 in the first period but no more points, Over to second period now.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's Wrestling 53kg: Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya

Vinesh rails 2-5

Bronze!

A HISTORIC COMEBACK!

Historic: PM Modi on India's victory

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India defeats Germany, clinches bronze medal

India's men's hockey team scripts history in Tokyo!  

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

4th Quarter: Germany gets penalty corner, 6 seconds they have, India saves it

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Germany gets another long corner but they get penalty corner, with 6 seconds left

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Germany has 30 seconds now to equalise

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Germany looks for a goal less than a minute now

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Germany looks for a goal less than a minute now

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: India close to Germany's D now and there is no keeper, less than 2 minutes now.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Less than three minutes remaining and Germany gets a penalty corner, they look to equalise and India saves it!

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Penalty corner for Germany

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

4th Quarter: Germany is removing their keeper here, they are looking for a leveller

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Some trouble here the refree is talking to German players.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Physio is called in as Sumit is down on the field. 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Another penalty corner for Germany, India appeeals but to no avail, Sreejesh saves it! Long corner for Germany, but trouble averted for now.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Manpreet leaves the field as he collides with German player

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Mandeep had a big change to score a goal but he took a little more time to strike the ball, and German keeper saved it.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
4th Quarter: Tobias Hauke is given yellow card, he is out for 5 minutes, some advantage for India.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

4th Quarter: GOAL!! Germany bounces back and score a goal on penalty. It's 5-4 now!

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

3rd Quarter: Sumit tackles and saves Germans from scoring, Surinder does the same job just seconds later, ball in India's court and they look to release some pressure. The third quarter ends here and it's come down to the last quarter now. It's 5-3, India leads! 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
3rd Quarter: India conceds a penalty corner and Germany looks to close in the gap in the score, Amit save it but another penalty corner for Germany, Sunil saves it this time, another penalty corner for Germany but they fail to score. 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

3rd Quarter: Back to back penalty corner for India and the team looks to extend lead yet again! Matt given yellow card for agressive appeal so he is out a=for 5 mminutes and advantage for India as they get another penalty corner. Germany's first rusher gets hit as India looks for another penalty corner, India also loses their referral.  

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Wrestling - Vinesh into quarters, wins 7-1

Vinesh storms into quarterfinals as she extends the lead to 7-0 before conceding a point to Mattson in the last minute. She ease past her opponent in the the 53kg quarter-finals

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

3rd Quarter: GOALLLL!! India takes lead and the score is now 5-3! Second goal for Simranjeet Singh!

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

At half-time, it's 3-3 now!

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Wrestling: Vinesh is in action

 
Vinesh Phogat takes on Sweden's Sofia Mattson in her opening bout of the Olympics in women's freestyle 53kg. 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's wrestling Repechage: Anshu Malik loses to Valeria Koblova

 
Anshu Malik loses her repechage round against ROC's Valeria Koblova! It was 1-1 but with 30 seconds left on the clock, Valeria makes her move and proves to be too strong for her! after takedowns, it's 5-1! and Anshu loses it.

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
2nd Quarter: GOAL!! India equalises as Harmanpreet strikes this time!! it's 3-3 now!
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Women's wrestling Repechage: Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova


Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
2nd Quarter: GOAL!! India gets a penalty and closes the gap!! Brilliant skills from Hardik Singh! It's 2-3 now!
 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
2nd Quarter: GOAL!! Niklas Wellen at it yet again and India's defence is not fails to stop him it's 3-1

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
2nd Quarter: GOAL!! Germany bounces back and now leads 2-1

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
2nd Quarter: GOAL!! Simranjeet receives the ball and converts it into a goal! 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

1st Quarter: The ball again in India's court buut Dilpreet averts it, a  tiff competition in the mid-field. India looks aggressive but Germmans are unfazed, they go for referral and gets a penalty corner, even though the time has run out for the first quarter. Back to back penalty corner as Amit Rohidas saves it consecutively, India saves it but there is another appeal by the Germans. But another penalty corner given to the Germans, and finally the first quarter comes to an end. 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
1st Quarter: Germany has made 6 circle penetrations against India's two

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
1st Quarter: Germany gets a long corner and Staib misses a cross else it would have been a goal 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
 
1st Quarter: Goal scare but Sreejesh saves it yet again, the Germans are constantly attacking

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
1st Quarter: Rupinder takes drag flick but the ball deflects hitting stick of German defender!

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
Penalty corner for India

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

 
Germany wastes no time in attacking, they make quick cicle penetration and GOAL!! 

Tokyo Olympics Live updates: Men's hockey: India vs Germany (Bronze medal)

National anthems underway, match starts shortly

India vs Germany head-to-head

Overall Head-to-Head Stats
Total: 100 (India 20, Germany 53, Drawn Games 27)
 
Olympic Head to Head Stats
Total: 11 (India 4, Germany 4, Drawn Games 3)

Certain Indian team will win bronze, says Sreejesh's wife

Even though India's dream of winning a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games men's hockey competition after a gap of 41 years was crushed as it went down 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the semi-finals on Tuesday, Aneesha, wife of Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, is certain it will clinch the bronze medal.

Belgium will play the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and Germany. India will take on the team that loses for the bronze.

"We all wanted India to win the semi-finals, but unfortunately it has not happened. Sreejesh had lots of hope... but now that we have one more chance to win a medal and I am sure we will win the bronze," said Aneesha, an ayurveda practioner by profession.

India need to plug holes in defence against Germany to secure first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years

A demoralising semifinal defeat behind it, the Indian men's hockey team would need an error-free performance from its defence to secure an Olympic medal after 41 years when it takes on Rio Games bronze-winner Germany in the third-fourth place play-off match here on Thursday.

World no.3 India played into the hands of world champions Belgium with their defence succumbing under relentless pressure from the Red Lions to concede a bulk of penalty corners throughout the match and lose 2-5 in the semifinals.

The Belgians played to their strengths as their focus was merely on earning penalty corners, especially with the likes of tournament's highest goal-scorer Alexander Hendrickx, who scored a hat-trick, and Loick Lupaert in their ranks.

Their ploy worked to perfection as put under pressure, the Indians lost their defensive shape and conceded as many as 14 penalty corners in the match, eight in the final quarter, to lose a bright chance to secure an Olympic medal after 41 years.

India's last of the eight Olympic golds came way back in 1980 Moscow Games.

But come Thursday, the Indian defence will have to pull up its socks and avoid repeating the same mistakes which it made against Belgium if they desire to stand on the podium here.

Despite having four world-class drag-flickers in its armoury in Rupinder Pal Sngh, vice captain Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Amit Rohidas, the Indians have a poor penalty corner conversion record, utilising just one out of the five they secured against world no.1 Belgium on Tuesday.

The onus now is on the Indian defence and the likes of Harmanpreet, Rupinder, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas and star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will have to be on their toes to come out triumphant against the might of Germans.

The Indians also need to avoid unnecessary tackles in front of their circle with skipper Manpreet Singh being guilty of getting a card at the start of the fourth quarter, which resulted in three back-to-back penalty corners for Belgium, the last of which was converted by Hendrickx to shift the momentum of the match in their favour.

We are ready for challenge against Germany, says Manpreet Singh

Indian Men's Hockey Team will vie to bounce back from the semi-final loss to Belgium when they take on Germany in the bronze medal play-offs at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. In their recent tour to Europe in February this year, Indian team played Germany in two back-to-back matches where they were able to put to test all the hard work that went in during the National Camps in SAI, Bengaluru.

This was India's first tour since 2020 when the pandemic restricted their travel, and in the first match India beat Germany 6-1 and in the second match they drew 1-1.

Germany, on the other hand, went on to play the final of the EuroHockey Nations Championships in June this year. The German side drew 2-2 in regulation time against the Netherlands and had lost 1-4 in the penalty stroke.

"I think we should just forget about what happened in the semi-final and just put all our focus and energy into the game against Germany. The team has the experience of playing them in recent times. We are ready for the challenge," said Manpreet Singh on the eve of the bronze medal play-off match.

He further stated: "We have the entire country's support. We even had the Hono'ble Prime Minister call us and wish us after the semi-final loss. He asked us to not feel disappointed and just look forward to playing well on Thursday and that's what we plan to do. We are pumped up for the game."


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