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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9: Unstoppable Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to clinch third successive gold in 100m final

Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna lost out to Czech Republic's L. Hradecka and R. Stepanek 1-6, 5-7, while India were defeated 3-1 by Belgium in hockey.

Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:03
Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9: Unstoppable Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to clinch third successive gold in 100m final
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Day 9 could possibly be bring India's first medal at Rio Olympics 2016, with four athletes featuring in medal events.


7:20 AM IST: He even finds some time to tweet..

 

6:57 AM IST: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold in 9.80 secs

6: 55 AM IST: Will Bolt cruise to a win or can Gatlin upset the apple cart?

6:36 AM IST: South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk wins 400m gold in world record time 43.03s.

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5:49 AM IST: Justin Gatlin wins semi-final 3 in 9.94 seconds to qualify for final

5:41 AM IST: Usain Bolt wins men's 100m semi-final 2 in 9.84 seconds to qualify for final

5:36 AM IST: Andy Murray beats Del Potro to win gold in men's singles

5:28 AM IST: Usain Bolt will feature in Semifinal 2 of the Men's 100m event shortly.

5:19 AM IST: Chinese lifter Meng grabs gold in women`s +75kg

4:30 AM IST: Murray clinches third set 6-2 to take 2-1 lead vs Del Potro.

12:10 PM IST: Another Gold for USA's Simone Biles! She wins the vault finals for her 3rd gold.

12:02 PM IST: Dipa Karmakar finishes 4th in women's vault with 15.066 points, bows out like a champion!

11:57 PM IST: Russia's Maria Paseka scores 15.253 to go to top. Dipa in 3rd now. 

​​​​11:53 PM IST: Dipa Karmakar scores 14.866 in her first vaultand 15.066 in second. In second place right now!

​​11:49 PM IST: Dipa Karmakar is here!

​​11:34 PM IST: Dipa Karmakar will be the 6th participant in the Vault Finals. 

​​11:28 PM IST: Dipa Karmakar has come in the arena for her Vault Final!

11:17 PM IST: Update from Golf! SSP Chawrasia finishes event with score of 5 over par 289, Anirban Lahiri manages 10 over par 294.

11:04 PM IST: Coming up next: Dipa Karmakar will be in action in the vaults final at 11:15 PM IST.

10:39 PM IST: On Day 9, Dipa Karmakar's vault is the only event left for India.

10:21 PM IST: Another disappointment! Indian Men's hockey team defeated 3-1 by Belgium, fails to win medal.

10:19 PM IST: Boxer Manoj Kumar crashes out of men's 64kg Round of 16, after losing to Uzbek Fazliddin Gaibnazarov

10:18 PM IST: Victory! PV Sindhu beats LI Michelle 19-21, 21-15, 21-17, enters into R-16

​​10:16 PM IST: Manoj Kumar loses first two rounds of men's 64 kg Round of 16 bout to Fazliddin Gaibnazarov

10:13 PM IST: Srijesh su​​bstituted with 10 mins to go. Too risky for India.

10:09 PM IST: Manoj Kumar loses 10-9 in the 1st round of his boxing bout.

10:06 PM IST: Belgium 2-1 up, goal from Dockier

10:00 PM IST: Great save by Sreejesh! India stay level at 1-1.

09:57 PM IST: PV Sindhu ties game 3, 4-4 against Michelle Li.

09:54 PM IST: India feeling the heat as Belgium create continous chances for second goal

​​09:53 PM IST: ​Heartbreaking! Mirza-Bopanna lose the bronze medal match to Czech Republic 1-6, 5-7.

​​​09:50 PM IST: Sebastien Dockier equalises for Belgium. The score is now 1-1. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu wins her second game.

​​09:46 PM IST: Sania's service broken. Czechs to serve for Bronze medal

09:45 PM IST: In Boxing, Manoj Kumarto face Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in light welter 64kg Round of 16. Match to start soon!

09:43 PM IST: 5-5 now in Tennis. Sania Mirza to serve.

09:42 PM IST: PV Sindhu leading 12-10 in 2nd game

​​09:40 PM IST: Sania-Bopanna are putting up a fight vs Stepanek-Hradecka in the 2nd. Lead by 5-4.

09:38 PM IST: 4-4 in the second set between India and Czech Republic. Rohan Bopanna to serve.

09:37 PM IST: Michelle Li jumps a to 8-6 lead. Can PV Sindhu force a comeback?

​​09:36 PM IST: End of Q2: Belgium fail to convert from the PC as the score remains 1-0 to India.

​​09:33 PM IST: Sreejesh prevents Belgium from equalising the scoreline, but awarded a PC.

​​09:31 PM IST: Sania/Bopanna leading 4-3 in 2nd set. Czechs to serve now

09:25 PM IST: 3-3 in 2nd set between India and Czech Republic.

09:25 PM IST: PV Sindhu loses the 1st game 21-19 against Canada's Michelle Li. 

​​​​09:24 PM IST: One more break and Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lead 3-1 over the Czech pair.

​​​​09:21 PM IST: Sania Bopanna go 2-1 up in second set. Can they force a comeback?

​​09:17 PM IST: GOAL!! Akashdeep gives India the lead at fag end of Q1 IND 1-0 BEL.

​​09:14 PM IST: Sania/Bopanna trailing 0-1 in 2nd set too.

09:13 PM IST: PV Sindhu with a slender 11-10 lead vs Michelle in the 1st game.

​09:07 PM IST: Mixed Doubles Bronze medal match: India's Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna lost first set by 1-6

​09:06 PM IST: Badminton - It's 4-4 between PV Sindu & Michelle in the 1st game

​09:02 PM IST: Sania Bopanna down 0-5 in first set against Hradecka-Stepanek​​​

08:57 PM IST: Indian men's hockey teams match with Belgium for a place in semi-final underway.

​​08:56 PM IST: Kidambi Srikanth beats Sweden's Henri Hurskainen in group match to move into men's singles Pre-quarters.

08:54 PM IST: BREAK: India broken again as Czech Republic race to a 4-0 lead in the 1st set.

​​08:53 PM IST: Kidambi Srikanth wins second game 21-18 against Swedent's Henri Hursainen to qualify for next round.

​08:52 PM IST: Srikanth Kidambi leading 19-18 at 2nd group game against Sweden's Henri Hurskainen

08:49 PM IST: Not all well for Sania and Rohan! They trail 3-0 in the first set.

​​08:46 PM IST: It's getting tight in the 2nd game but Srikanth has the lead 16-13.

​​08:45 PM IST: Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka go 2-0 up in first set versus Sania-Bopanna​​

08:38 PM IST: Srikanth fights back to level 6-6 in second game after a strategic change from the Swede.

​08:36 PM IST: Sania-Bopanna are out on the field. Can they they help India open its medal account at Rio?

08:34 PM IST: Meanwhile, Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins the women's marathon event.

08:32 PM IST: Clinical performance from Srikanth to take 1st game 21-6. ​

08:26 PM IST: Srikanth has taken a 16-5 lead in the first game.

​​​​08:24 PM IST: Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna's bronze medal match vs Lucie Hradecka-Radek Stepanek to begin shortly. Will the drought end?

​​08:22 PM IST: Srikanth absolutely owning the Swedish opponent. The lead is now 11-2

​08:20 PM IST: Srikanth has taken a 7-2 lead in the 1st game.

08:14 PM IST: In men's badminton single's, Srikanth Kidambi's match is now underway

08:01 PM IST: Chain Singh and Gagan Narang miss out qualifying for Final of 50m Rifle 3P event.

07:45 PM IST: Chain Singh slips to 15th, shoots dismal 84 in Series 2 of standing stage. He shot a poor 8-pointer.

07:36 PM IST: Chain Singh is at 7th, shoots 95 in Series 1 of standing stage. Hee needs to finish in Top 8.

07:33 PM IST: Chain Singh is currently sitting at 5th in 50m rifle 3 positions. Can he make it to the finals?

07:27 PM IST: OP Jaisha is 59th while Kavita Raut is 123rd at the 20km mark in the women's marathon final.

07:21 PM IST: Chain Singh and Gagan Narang have now started their 50m standing rifle rounds.

07:06 PM IST: At Badminton, India's K Srikanth faces Henri Hurskainen in men's singles preliminaries shortly.

07:03 PM IST: Kneeling and prone rounds of the men's 50m rifle 3P are now over. Indian shooters stand at 10th and 37th position.

07:01 PM IST: Meanwhile at Marathon, OP Jaisha drops to 57th at 15km mark with time of 53:58. Kavita drops to 118th

06:58 PM IST: At end of 2 stages: Chain Singh at 789 points; At 11 spot currently. Final 40 shots to go.

06:55 PM IST: Chain Singh is at 11th, shoots a total of 398 in prone stage. Needs to be in top-8 to qualify for Finals.

​​06:50 PM IST: Chain Singh jumps to 8th spot. Incredible stuff!

​​06:49 PM IST: Gagan Narang's 50m prone score - 99,99, 99. An unlikely comeback on the cards?

06:48 PM IST: Incredible shooting by Chain Singh who has jumped from the mid 30's to 9th spot.

​06:37 PM IST: Shocking result! But fellow shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will be in action today as well.

​06:31 PM IST: Saina Nehwal is knocked out of Rio Olympics with that loss

06:30 PM IST:​ Biggest upset of Rio Olympics! 61st ranked Maria Ulitina beats world No 5 Saina Newhal in straight games 21-18, 21-19.

06:27 PM IST: Maria on Matchpoint now! Score 20-19

​06:26 PM IST: Gagan Narang is at 42nd, with a total of 383, after shooting 93 in Series 4 of kneeling stage.

06:24 PM IST: If Saina loses this match, she is out of Rio Olympics. The score stands 18-17 to the Ukranian.

06:20 PM IST: Neck-to-neck it is. The score is tied at 13-13 now!

06:18 PM IST: OP Jaisha and Kavita Raut in women's marathon event is underway!

06:15 PM IST: World No. 61, Maria putting World No. 5 Saina under pressure.​​​​

06:12 PM IST: Saina begins well but squanders early lead as the game is now level at 5-5.

​​06:09 PM IST: Gagan Narang in 40th positon but Chain Singh jumps to 19th spot.​​​

06:07 PM IST: Ulitina​​​​ wins first game 21-18 against Saina.

06:05 PM IST: Saina Nehwal now trailing 19-17

​​06:04 PM IST: Kavita Raut, OP Jaisha and Sudha Singh to feature in the Marathon Final shortly.

06:02 PM IST: Chain Singh moves to 341 with a sub total of 41 in the 4th series so far, while Gagan Narang is at 318

​​06:00 PM IST: Saina Nehwal now on level 13-13 against the Ukranian in the first game.

05:58 PM IST: Chain Singh is at 23rd place after shooting 99 points in Series 3 of kneeling stage, Gagan Narang 36th.

​​05:54 PM IST: Saina Nehwal leading against Ukrainian opponent 8-6

​​05:51 PM IST: Narang in 33rd and Chain Singh at 38th spot. Not a good start for India.

05:50 PM IST: After 2nd series of Kneeling: Chain Singh 37th with 95 points.

​​05:46 PM IST: Gagan Narang scores another 97 in Series 2 (Kneeling). He is in 32nd position currently in the qualifier.

05:45 PM IST: Chain Singh scores a 98 in Series 1 (kneeling) in the men's 50m rifle 3 position event qualifiers.

​​05:43 PM IST: Gagan Narang starts with 97 in Series 1 (Kneeling) in the men's 50m rifle 3 position event qualifiers.​​​

05:43 PM IST: Saina Nehwal to take court in a few minutes, looking for her second win.

​​05:32 PM IST: Gagan Narang  Chain Singh in action NOW in Qualification round of 50m Rifle in 3 positions.

05:25 PM IST: Chain Singh and Gagan Narang will feature in 50m rifle 3 positions qualification shortly.

05:00 PM IST: Saina Nehwal will be in action in her women's singles match against Ukraine's Maria Ulitina at 5:25 PM IST


Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna would be eager to move forward and earn a bronze after their disappointing semi-final loss yesterday.

Marathon athletes, OP Jaisha, Sudha Singh and Kavita Raut would also be in action in the Women's marathon final.

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar also feature later today in vault finals, while the men's hockey team face Belgium for a place in the semi-finals.

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First Published: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 16:56

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