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Rio Olympics 2016: Day 8 - As it happened...

Mirza and Bopanna lost the mixed doubles semi-final despite winning the first set.

Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 05:28
Rio Olympics 2016: Day 8 - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Lalita Babar was star of the show on Day 8 of the Olympics for India.


5:29 AM IST: Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy beat the Japanese pair 23-21 21-11 to end their Rio 2016 campaign on a high.

5:14 AM IST: Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy take the first game 23-21 vs Japan.

4:32 AM IST: Sania-Rohan to play Hradecka-Stepanek of Czech Republic in bronze medal play off on Sunday

2:34 AM IST: Sania and Bopanna will now play the bronze medal play-off on Sunday

2:32 AM IST: Sania-Rohan lose to Williams-Ram 6-2, 2-6, 3-10 in SF. What a turnaround that was.

2.29 AM IST: Super Tie-break: Sania/Bopanna 3-8 Williams/Ram

Here's how the winner will now be decided...

2:20 AM IST: Williams-Ram fightback to claim second set 6-2

2:06 AM IST: Venus on fire. USA grab 4-1 lead in second set.

1:49 AM IST: India won the first set 6-2. Total domination from Sania and Rohan.

1:42 AM IST: Both teams hold serve. India lead 4-2 in the 1st set.

1:35 AM IST: Sania and Rohan have taken a 3-1 lead in the first set against Williams and Ram.

12:14 AM IST: Gabriele Rossetti beats Sweden's Marcus Svensson 16-15 to win gold in Skeet

12:11 AM IST: Meanwhile, Abdullah Alrashidi beats Ukrain's Mikola Milchev 16-14 to win bronze in Skeet event.

11:25 PM IST: Men's Football - Germany thrash portugal 4-0 to enter semis, where they'll face the winner of Nigeria vs Denmark match

11:12 PM IST: Tennis Mixed Doubles Semis - Sania/Bopanna Vs Venus /Rajeev unlikely to happen before 12.30 AM IST 

10:52 PM IST: Petra Medal update! Kvitova wins the bronze medal in women's singles tennis event

10:40 PM IST: Meanwhile, Andy Murray advances to final to defend London gold. ​​​​​​​

09:55 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan came 9th after losing out on the 5/6th position in a 5-man shoot off.

​​​​09:43 PM IST: Hard luck! Mairaj Ahmad Khan fails to qualify in Men's skeet Qualificationsck

​​09:40 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmed Khan slips to the 10th spot in men's skeet qualification

09:28 PM IST: Badminton women doubles group stage: India's Jwala Gutta/ Ashwini Ponnappa lose match against Thailand by 17-21,15-21.

09:14 PM IST: Bolt clocks 10.07 to win Heat 7.

09:09 PM IST: The big man, Usain Bolt walks in. Will he redefine speed today? 

​​09:07 PM IST: Yohan Blake wins Heat 6. Bolt up next!

09:05 PM IST: Jamaican Yohan Blake in action in Heat 6.

​09:03 PM IST: Gutta-Ponnappa lose their opening game of last women's doubles group fixture 17-21.

08:54 PM IST: Canada's Andre de Grasse wins Heat 4. 10.04 secs. Justin Gatlin still the fastest after four heats.

08:49 PM IST: Mexican waves being produced in the arena as crowd awaits Usain Bolt's arrival.​​​​

08:47 PM IST: Jwala Gutta - Ashwini Ponappa's final Group match against Thailand's duo is underway now.

​​08:45 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan in shootoff tie right now with 5 other shooters for place in Final; only 2 spots available

08:40 PM IST: Justin Gatlin first in 100m sprint Heat 2. He is the most likely to challenge Usain Bolt for gold.

08:37 PM IST: Men's 100m sprinter Justin Gatlin in Heat 2 Live now.

08:32 PM IST: Meanwhile, Men's Discus Throw: Christoph Harting wins Gold with attempt of 68.37m. Piotr Malachowski 2nd with 67.55m

08:27 PM IST: The wait is almost over! Usain Bolt in action shortly in the 100 m Heats at Rio

08:25 PM IST: Mairaj Khan still in fray qualifying for finals of Skeet event

08:24 PM IST: Meanwhile, Great Britain sets new world record in women's track cycling team pursuit clocking 4:12.252.

08:15 PM IST: Rower Dattu Bhokanal Finishes 15th in Men's Single Sculls.

07:59 PM IST: FT in Women's Hockey! Indian eves bow out after losing their final group game 5-0 to Argentina​​​​​​​​​

07:57 PM IST: Lalita Babar would be in action in Final of Women's 3000m SC on Independence Day at 07:45 PM IST

​​​​​​​07:56 PM IST: Lalita Babar becomes India's first individual Track and Field finalist since PT Usha in 1984.

​​​​​07:52 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan currently in 5th spot with a score of 24 in Series 5. Meanwhile, it's still Arg 5-0 Ind in women's hockey

​​​07:48 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan in 5th position currently with 22 points in 5th series.

​07:46 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan needs to replicate his 4th series score of 25 to qualify for the men's skeet finals.

07:39 PM IST: India's Nirmala Sheoran fails to qualify for women's 400m finals​​​

07:36 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan starts 5th series and has 5 points in men's skeet shooting.

07:33 PM IST: GOOD NEWS! Lalita Babar qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final with national record time of 9:19:76​​​

07:31 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh unable to make 25m men's rapid fire pistol final.

07:30 PM IST: India awarded a rare PC, but what a save from the Argentine goalie.

​​07:22 PM IST: Sudha Singh finishes 9th with 9:43.29 in Women's 3000m steeplechase in Heat 3.

​​07:17 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh fails to qualify for finals in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event.

07:10 PM IST: End of Q2! It's raining goals but none in favour of India. Needs in strategic change in second half.

07:08 PM IST: Hold on! India clueless as Argentina score their 5th goal of the match.

07:05 PM IST: Argentina embarrassing India now. Go 4-0 up and it's only the 2nd quarter right now.

​​07:03 PM IST: Lalita Babar (3000m steeplechase), finishes 4th in Heat 2. Argentina on the other hand are now 3-0 up!

07:00 PM IST: Argentina 2-0 up! Seems like India are set to bow out of the Rio Olympics in women's hockey.

06:58 PM IST: Athletics: Lalita Babar at 3rd spot as of now 4 laps to go in 3000m steeplechase. 

06:55 PM IST: Argentina dominating, creating chances after chances in Q2. Can India fight back?

06:50 PM IST: Argentina go 1-0 up, scoring from a rebound after PC was saved by India.

06:46 PM IST: Penalty corner to Argentina at the end of Q1, but excellent SAVE from the Indian goalie to keep the score 0-0.​​​​

06:45 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh finishes with 581 pts in Qualification. Waiting for others to finish shooting.

​​06:42 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh jumps to 8th spot with a 97 in Series 4 at stage 2.

06:41 PM IST: Argentina rotating the ball and easing into the attack in the first quarter, but no success yet.

​​06:39 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh currently in 10th position after shooting a 97 in stage 2 of series 8.

​​06:35 PM IST: India women's hockey team take on Argentina. The match is underway!

​​06:32 PM IST: Dattu Baban Bhokanal tops the Final C in men's single sculls with a time of 6:54.96.

06:27 PM IST: Rower Dattu Bhokanal completes 1500m in 5:11.98 in men's single sculls Final C.

06:26 PM IST: TERRIFIC! India's Mairaj Ahmad Khan hits a perfect 25 in Series 4 to currently rank at 6th.

06:21 PM IST: Indian women's team will be up against Argentina in their last Pool B match at 06:30 PM IST.

​​​​​​​​​​06:18 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan holding on o 6th spot with 19 points in Series 4.

​​​​​​​​06:17 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan with 17 points in the 4th series and is in the 6th spot. Remember! Top 6 qualify for the finals.

​​​​​​06:14 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan now has shot 14 in the 4th series. He currently sits in 7th position.

​​​​06:10 PM IST:  Mairaj Khan still at 7th place with 9 points in Series 4 of the men's skeet shooting event.

​​06:06 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan climbs up to 7th spot as the fourth round gets underway in skeet shooting qualification.

06:05 PM IST: In 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, top 6 shooters qualify for finals, whereas in Skeet Shooting top 8 will reach the finals.

​​​​​​05:55 PM IST: Mairaj Ahmad Khan ends stage 1 of qualifying at 10th position with 72 points.

​​​​05:47 PM IST: India's Mairaj Ahmad Khan will also be in action in skeet shooting qualification Day 2 at 06:00 PM IST.

​​05:37 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh's 2nd qualification round in 25m rapid fire pistol is underway now!

05:23 PM IST: Gurpreet Singh set to be in action in men's 25 rapid fire pistol qualifying stage 2. Stay tuned for LIVE updates.

05:00 PM IST: Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will look for improvement after two days of below-par performances. Other than golf, Indian shooters will be in action at the qualifying stage. Gurpreet Singh in stage 2 of the 25m rapid fire pistol and Mairaj Ahmad Khan in the skeet shooting at 5:30 PM IST.   


Meanwhile, India's women's hockey team will progress into the quarter finals with a victory over Argentina.

Here's the schedule from 8th Day of Rio Olympics 2016-

Golf: Anirban Lahiri, SSP Chawrasia will be in action in the Men’s Individual Round 3
Time: 4:00 pm onwards

Shooting: Gurpreet Singh will be in action in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Qualification, Second Stage
Time: 5:30 pm onwards

Shooting: Mairaj Ahmed Khan will take part in the Men’s Skeet Qualification, Day 2
Time: 6:00 pm onwards

Rowing: Dattu Bhokanal will participate in the Men’s singles sculls C final
Time: 6:20 pm onwards

Athletics: Lalita Babar,Sudha Singh will compete in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase qualification
Time: 6:35 pm onwards

Badminton: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa will face Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanchai in Group A of the Women’s doubles event
Time: 7:15 pm onwards

Athletics: Nirmala Sheoran will feature in the Women’s 400m Qualification
Time: 7:30 pm onwards

Hockey: The Indian women will take on Argentina
Time: 7:30 pm onwards

Tennis: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna will look to assure India a first medal when they play the mixed doubles semi-final
Time: 12:30 am onwards (August 14)

Badminton: B. Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri vs Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan of Indonesia in men's double Group D
Time: 4:30 am (August 14)

 
First Published: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 16:47

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