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Dipa Karmakar begins gold quest in artistic gymnastics event

Welcome to our coverage of the second day of the Rio Games. A scorching world record, a horrific leg break and bomb and bullet scares made for a hectic first day as the Rio Olympics swung into action. Vietnam and Thailand won their first ever Olympic gold medals and there was joy for teenage American markswoman Ginny Thrasher, who snared the first gold of the Games on Saturday.

There are 14 golds up for grabs on Sunday, including four swimming finals and the women’s side of a grueling road cycling race completed by the men on Saturday. The first medal is expected to come in the 10-meter air pistol women’s final. Other sports also handing out golds include weightlifting, diving, judo, archery and fencing.



— Heena bows out of 10m Air Pistol Women’s qualification

— Indian women archers defeat Colombia, advance to QF

— India draws Women's Hockey with Japan 2-2

Latest updates:

0115 hrs: Dipa Karmakar remains in the hunt for a place in the Olympic vault finals after finishing 6th in the qualifiers.

The Tripura girl, who is the country’s first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated Produnova vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.

Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt. Her score for difficulty was a tad lower at 6.000 in the second attempt.

She landed low on her Produnova vault in the first attempt, while her second vault was a Tsuk double full twist with step to the side.

The Indian was sixth in the vault standings with two more sub-divisions to go. The top eight, who would make the finals, would be known after all the five sub-divisions are completed.

0011 hrs: Indian women archers team loses to Russia in the quarter finals.

The results:

2. India Deepika Kumari/Bombayla Devi Laishram/Laxmirani Majhi 4 points 1. Russia Tuiana Dashidorzhieva/Ksenia Perova/Inna Stepanova 5 2. China Cao Hui/Qi Yuhong/Wu Jiaxin 3 1. Italy Guendalina Sartori/Claudia Mandia/Lucilla Boari 5 2. Mexico Aida Roman/Alejandra Valencia/Gabriela Bayardo 4 1. Taiwan Le Chien-Ying/Lin Shih-Chia/Tan Ya-Ting 5 1. Korea Choi Mi-Sun/Ki Bo Bae/Chang Hye-Jin 5 2. Japan Kaori Kawanaka/Yuki Hayashi/Saori Nagamine 1

2340 hrs: Dipa Karmakar's total is now 26.266 after 2 rotations. Dipa is currently placed at the bottom of this group of Rotation 2.

2315 hrs: Dipa Karmakar has started performing in the artistic gymnastics event. Read what her coach said ahead of the event: >‘No obstacle insurmountable for Karmakar’

2133 hrs: Meanwhile, in Men's Trap Manvjit Sandhu is maintaining his spot, currently placed 14th with 46 points, and Kynan Chenai is at 16th position with the same number of points.

2055 hrs: And that's a stalemate in the Women's Hockey game with neither team willing to give any quarter. India 2-2 Japan. The two teams will get a point each for the drawn match.

2052 hrs: Savita makes a nimble-footed save.

2049 hrs: And the lack of a drag-flicker prevents India from converting the penalty corner, as the trap-and-push goes straight into the reclining body of goalie Yuka Yoshikawa. Just 5 minutes left in the match, with scores level at two goals a-piece.

2036 hrs: Savita dives low and saves a firmly-struck penalty corner.

2029 hrs: India equalises! Lilima Minz catches a ricochet off the Japanese goalie and, as it lobs up, slam-dunks a shoulder-level ball into the goal. Score tied at 2-2 with 5 minutes left in the 3rd Quarter. Japan questioned the height, but the appeal is rejected.

2019 hrs: Japan gets a penalty corner, but fails to convert it.

2017 hrs: And Rani Rampal strikes a firm and straight shot to put India on the board. Japan leads 2-1.

2001 hrs: And Nakashima's delicate deflection off a cross from the left finds the back of the net for a second goal and Japan have gone up 2-0 now.

1951 hrs: Indian goalie Savita Punia saves one with her right foot after a push goes through every single defender.

1947 hrs: Meanwhile Manvjit Sandhu is in 13th position in Men's Trap Shooting; and Kynan Chenai in 27th.

1945 hrs: Japan break through with a goal in the final minute of the 1st Quarter, as Emie Nishikori slams a trapped ball in for the first goal of the match. Japan lead 1-0.

1938 hrs: Meanwhile, AP reports that injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said is back on his feet. Sort of. A day after gruesomely breaking his leg while vaulting during men’s Olympic preliminaries,

1937 hrs: India have missed a couple of chances at the net already. Chances, chances.

1930 hrs: India's Women's Hockey team, led by Sushila Chamu, takes on Myuki Nakagawa's Japanese side after having beaten them in June this year in the World League classification match to qualify for the Olympics. This is the first Indian women's team to qualify for the Olympics since 1980.

Is Arvind Kejriwal, known for firing a barrage of charged questions at the political class, taking things too literally here?

1905 hrs: And India are through to the Quarterfinals, where they will meet Russia. Sad final shot for Colombia's Carolina Aguirre, which drifted off right and low to a 3-pointer. Stay tuned as Indian women taken on Japanese women in Hockey at 1930 hrs.

1904 hrs Officials confirm Sunday's Rowing competition has been called off due to weather problems.

1900 hrs: Third set tied 52-52 after India's first arrow of final round gets upgraded.

1849 hrs: Elimination round: Archery women’s team — Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Bombayla Devi Laishram — takes first set. India 52; Colombia 51

1835 hrs: Trap Men Qualification: Indian shooter Kynan Chenai currently at 10th place with 22 points in the first round.

1822 hrs: Bad news coming in. >Heena Sidhu fails to qualify for the final of women's 10 m air pistol. She finishes 14th with 380 points. The 26-year-old will now try to make amends when she competes in 25m pistol schedule to be held on August 9.

1723 hrs: At 6:30 am (Monday) Brazil faces Iraq looking to rebound from a disappointing opening draw in Group A at the men’s soccer tournament, while defending champion Mexico faces newcomer Fiji to try to pick up its first win in Group C.

1651 hrs: All the stars are coming out for day 2 of the Olympic tennis tournament, from No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, to 2008 gold-medalist Rafael Nadal, 2012 gold-medalist Andy Murray and more. The day’s action is served up starting at 7.15 pm IST

1642 hrs: Michael Phelps , the most decorated Olympian of all time, looks to add to his record 22 medals. He’s expected to be back in the pool for the medal round of the men’s 4x100 relay, which begins at 8:22 am IST (Monday) American Katie Ledecky swims in semifinals in the women’s 400 meter freestyle at 11:21 p.m.

India’s schedule on day two of the Rio Olympics (in IST):


5.30 pm : Heena Sidhu (10m air pistol).

Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai (trap).


6.45 p.m: Women’s Team Eliminations, India v. Colombia 1/8.

Hockey (Women):

7.30 p.m: Japan vs. India

Artisitic Gymanstics

11 p.m: Dipa Karmakar

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