India At #TokyoOlympics Live Blog: Neeraj Chopra Wins Historic Gold

After a dismal showing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a strong Indian contingent is hoping to have their best ever outing at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Bajrang Punia won India's sixth medal in Tokyo after winning bronze in the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling event. India began their final day at the Tokyo Olympics with a chance of adding at least three medals to its tally. Aditi Ashok, the biggest surprise of the Games from an Indian perspective, missed out on a medal in the women's golf event by a single shot to finish fourth. Neeraj Chopra will be the last Indian athlete in action when he takes part in the men's javelin throw final.

Updated On: 2021-08-07T18:35:24+05:30

Live Updates

  • 7 Aug 2021 12:14 PM GMT

    India Finish With 7 Medals For Best Olympic Campaign

    Neeraj Chopra's historic gold medal has capped India's best-ever performance at an Olympics. With one gold, two silvers and four bronzes, India have bettered their tally from 2012 London Olympics by winning seven medals in Tokyo.

  • 7 Aug 2021 12:11 PM GMT

    Neeraj Chopra Wins Historic Gold

    Neeraj Chopra wins a historic gold medal for India in javelin throw. With a throw of 87.58m, Chopra becomes India's first individual gold medalist in athletics and second gold medal overall after Abhinav Bindra.

  • 7 Aug 2021 10:55 AM GMT

    Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze

    Wrestler Bajrang Punia has won India's sixth medal at the Tokyo Olympics after winning bronze in the men's 65 kg freestyle event. Punia becomes the sixth Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, Yogeshwar Dutt and Ravi Dahiya. Punia beat Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0.

  • 7 Aug 2021 5:06 AM GMT

    Aditi Ashok Misses Golf Medal By A Single Shot

    Heartbreak for Aditi Ashok and India as she finishes fourth in the women's golf event. The 22-year-old was in contention to win a medal after starting the final round in second place. Ashok was consistent on all four days but Japan's Inami Mone and New Zealand's Lydia Ko had an exceptional fourth round which allowed them to leapfrog Ashok. The Indian needed a birdie in the final hole to finish tied second with Mone and Ko but missed it to finish fourth. Mone pipped Ko to silver after winning the silver medal play off round. USA's Nelly Korda won gold.

  • 6 Aug 2021 9:51 AM GMT

    Bajrang Punia Loses In Semi-Final

    India's wait for an Olympic gold in wrestling continues after Bajrang Punia lost in the semi-finals of the men's 65kg freestyle event. Up against three-time world champion in 61kg Haji Aliyev, Bajrang didn't look comfortable and ended up losing 5-12. Azerbaijan's Aliyev will face Japan's Takuto Otoguro. Bajrang will now await the winner of the repechage rounds for the bronze medal bout.

  • 6 Aug 2021 5:08 AM GMT

    Aditi Ashok 2nd In Women's Golf After Three Rounds

    After three rounds of golfing, Aditi Ashok is second in the women's individual event with a total score of 201. Ashok is currently 12 under par and three strokes behind the USA's Nelly Korda. The fourth and final round will be held tomorrow at 6.30am local time (3.00am IST).

  • 6 Aug 2021 4:45 AM GMT

    Bajrang Punia Through To Semi-Finals

    Bajrang Punia is through to the semi-finals of the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling event after winning his quarter-final bout by fall. Down 0-1 to Iran's Morteza Ghiasi in the second half, Bajrang won two points before pinning Ghiasi to win the bout. Bajrang will take on Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev in the semi-final at 2.55pm today.

  • 6 Aug 2021 4:23 AM GMT

    Wrestler Seema Bisla Loses In 1st Round; Out Of Repechage

    Wrestler Seema Bisla's Tokyo Olympics campaign ends at the first round after the 28-year-old lost 3-1 to Tunisia's Sarra Hamdi. Any hopes of Bisla fighting for a bronze medal through repechage also ended after Hamdi lost in the quarter-finals.

  • 6 Aug 2021 4:19 AM GMT

    Indian Women's Hockey Team Miss Out On Bronze

    The Indian women's hockey team's historic Olympic campaign ended in heartbreak after they missed out on a bronze medal. Despite leading 3-2 through goals from Gurjit Kaur and Vandana Katariya, India failed to keep the British at bay as the Rio Olympics gold medalists took a 4-3 lead in the fourth quarter. Despite not winning a medal, it was a memorable Tokyo Olympics for the women.

  • 5 Aug 2021 11:47 AM GMT

    No Repechage For Vinesh Phogat

    Vinesh Phogat's chance of wining an Olympic medal has ended after Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, who beat Vinesh in the quarter-finals, lost her semi-final bout. With wrestling employing repechage format, Phogat could have fought for bronze had Kaladzinskaya made it to the final. Another heartbreak for Phogat following her Rio Olympics one. To know how repechage works, read our explainer here.

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