Shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor disappoints in his qualifiers and comes up with a best throw of 19.99m which was not enough for final qualification.
The Indian men's hockey team's dream of entering the Olympics final after 41-years remained unfulfilled as it lost 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the last-four stage but the side is still in the hunt for a bronze in the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. Alexander Hendrickx (19th, 49th, 53rd minutes), the tournament's highest goal-getter, scored a hat-trick while Loick Luypaert (2nd minute) and John-John Dohmen (60th) also struck to hand the reigning silver-medallists their second successive entry into the final of the Olympics. India's goals came from the sticks of Harmanpreet Singh (7th) and Mandeep Singh (8th).
Tajinderpal Toor fails to impress and records a best throw of 19.99m. That will certainly will not be enough to take him to the final. Yet another disappointing performance by India.
Tokyo refuses to allot additional slot for Paralympian shooter, SC informed
The Supreme Court was informed on Tuesday that 'Tokyo has refused to allot additional slot' for Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma, who was to be included as an additional participant for the upcoming Paralympics in Japan as per the apex court's order to the PCI.
The top court granted liberty to Sharma to approach the Delhi High Court and request it to expeditiously take up his appeal against its single-judge order which had refused to interfere with his non-selection for Tokyo Paralympics, scheduled for later this month.
A bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna passed the order after senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Sharma, said it is a classic case as 'Tokyo has refused to allot additional slot' to the petitioner as there were 10 slots - eight for men and two for women participants.
The apex court had Monday ordered the Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) to immediately include the five-time Paralympian as an additional participant for the sporting mega-event in Japan which is scheduled to commence from August 24.
India will play for Bronze against the winner of the 2nd semi-final between Australia & Germany at Tokyo Olympics.
India women eye Argentina scalp to make maiden hockey Olympic final
A historic feat already achieved, a rampaging Indian women's hockey team would aim for more glory when it takes on mighty but beatable Argentina in the semifinals of the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
A bunch of 18 fearless and determined Indian women did the unthinkable when they stunned three-time champions Australia 1-0 on Monday to enter the Olympic semifinals for the first time.
India's Annu Rani could not qualify for the women's javelin throw final at the Olympic Games, finishing 14th with a below-par throw of 54.04m.
Annu began with a 50.35m throw and improved it to 53.19m in her second attempt in Group A, which had 14 contenders. The 29-year-old needed a huge effort to make it to the 12-woman final and though she improved marginally, it was nowhere close to the automatic qualification mark of 63m.
All eyes will now be on contender Neeraj Chopra in the men's event, which will begin on Wednesday.
Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza on Monday advanced to jumping finals of individual eventing at the Olympics, managing to stay inside the top-25 with his horse Seigneur Medicott on Monday.
The 29-year-old Mirza, who had a spectacular dressage round by taking the ninth place on Saturday, knocked two fences in the jumping round to incur eight penalty points en route to finish 25th with an overall 47.2 penalty points.
The finals will again be a jumping round where the top 25 will compete later in the day.
Mirza is the first Indian equestrian at the Olympics in over two decades.