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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 3: Abhinav Bindra misses bronze by whisker; India's wait for first medal continues

Germany scored late in 2-1 win over India, while Abhinav Bindra finished 4th in men's 10m air rifle event.

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 08:51
Rio Olympics 2016, Day 3: Abhinav Bindra misses bronze by whisker; India's wait for first medal continues
Zee Media Bureau

Rio De Janeiro: Hello and welcome to our live updates from Day 3 of Rio Olympics 2016. After two days, India are still waiting to open their medal count.



8:10 AM IST: Shock! Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary beats both Michael Phelps and Le Clos Chad in their Men's 200m butterfly semis. All three qualified for the finals, though.


8:00 AM IST: Katinka Hosszu will be competing again, in Women's 200m individual medley. Already a legend.


7:45 AM IST: Here's the updated Medal Tally.


7:40 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Lilly King US wins women`s 100m breaststroke gold medal.


7:23 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! American Ryan Murphy wins wins men's 100m backstroke gold.


7:13 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Second gold medal for Katinka Hosszu! The Hungarian wins women`s 100m backstroke.


6:55 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! China`s Sun Yang won the 200m freestyle gold medal.


5:25 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Oscar Figueroa Mosquera wins Men's 62 kg Weightlifting to become Colombia's first Olympic gold medallist


5:20 AM IST: Top seed Serena Williams beats Alize Cornet 7-6(5), 6-2 to move into women's singles third round.


4:10 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Australia win first ever Rugby Sevens women's gold medal after beating New Zealand 24-17 in the final


4:01 AM IST: India 0-3 Great Britain FT. Reality check for India's women hockey team. Suffered humiliating defeat to Great Britain.


3:45 AM IST: India 0-3 Great Britain - Good period of play for India in final quarter, won back-to-back PCs, but failed to convert any of those, so far


3:40 AM IST: India 0-3 Great Britain - 3rd quarter ends. Goals stopped coming from GB, but Indian women's hockey team needs a miracle to change fortunes.


3:20 AM IST: India 0-3 Great Britain - 3rd quarter started with Alexandra Danson scoring GB's third goal.


3:15 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Japan win men's team Artistic Gymnastics gold medal. Russia, China settle for silver and bronze respectively.


3:08 AM IST: India 0-2 Great Britain at HT - 2nd quarter ends with GB leading by a brace.


3:05 AM IST: India 0-2 Great Britain - It's coming thick and fast. GB double the lead. This time Nicola White doing the damage, Easy tap-in.


3:03 AM IST: India 0-1 Great Britain - First blood to GB, thanks to a Giselle Ansley PC conversion.


2:58 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! One-two for Russia. A little while ago, Yana Ebgorian got the better off her compatriot, Sofia Velikaya, in women’s individual sabre final.


2:52 AM IST: India vs Great Britain - First quarter over, no goals.


2:41 AM IST: India vs Great Britain - 10 minutes of first quarter and it's still 0-0 in the women's hockey pool match.


2:22 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Japanese Shohei Ono wins men’s 73kg Judo gold medal. He defeated Azerbaijan’s Rustam Orujov in the final.


2:20 AM IST: COMING UP! India vs Great Britain in women's hockey


2:00 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Judoka Rafaela Silva (women's under-57kg) upset world number one Sumiya Dorjsuren to win hosts Brazil`s first gold medal of the Rio Games.


1:55 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Thailand`s Sukanya Srisurat wins gold in the women`s 58kg weightlifting with new Olympic record. She previously served a two-year ban for doping.


1:50 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! China's Chen Lin wins men's synchronised 10m platform gold medal.


1:40 AM IST: Hungarian Hosszu Katinka sets new Olympic record in women's 200m individual medley.


1:35 AM IST: But the shock continues in Tennis, Jo Wilfred Tsonga of France loses to Giles Muller of Luxembourg. Earlier Dane Caroline also exited the tennis competition.


1:05 AM IST: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina beats Joao Sousa 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.


12: 35 AM IST: Two big finals to start soon. Men's gymnastics  team and men's synchronised 10m platform


12: 25 AM IST: Dream final! It's Australia vs New Zealand in Rugby sevens gold medal match; Canada vs Britain for bronze.


12: 20 AM IST: MEDAL UPDATE! Josip Glasnovic of Croatia beats Italian Pellielo Giovanni in shoot-off to win men's trap gold medal


11:53 PM IST: Meanwhile, Dipa Karmakar's coach Nandi has put her under ‘house arrest’ ahead of vault finals

11: 05 PM IST: Meanwhile, ​Katinka Hosszu who had earlier set a world record in 400m IM, sets an Olympic record in 200m. swimming

10: 30 PM IST: BREAKING! India's Sajan Prakash is out of contention for the semi-finals

09: 56 PM IST: Swimmer Sajan Prakash will be in action in the 200m butterfly heats at 10 PM IST 

09: 50 PM IST: Swimmer Shivani Kataria clocked 2.09.30, 5 seconds more than the qualifying time of 2:04.34

09: 46 PM IST: BREAKING! Indian swimmer Shivani Kataria is out of the 200m freestyle event.

09: 43 PM IST: After second Heat, Shivani Kataria is in the 9th position. Remember top 16 qualify for the semi-finals

09: 40 PM IST: Swimmer Shivani Kataria times 2.09.30 in the first Heat and is 2nd

​​09: 36 PM IST: Shivani Kataria finishes 2nd in her women's 200m freestyle heat, clocking 2:09:30​​​.

09: 27 PM IST: Happy with the way I shot today. Would have been nice to finish career with medal - Abhinav told NDTV

​​09: 10 PM IST: Germany have now won two in two from their Group B encounters

​​09: 05 PM IST: Another setback! Manavjit Sandhu & Kynan Chenai out in qualifying of Trap Shooting event.

09: 03 PM IST: BREAKING: Heartbreak! Germany score late to hand India a 2-1 defeat.

08: 52 PM IST: BREAKING: Abhinav Bindra out! Ends at 4th, in his last Olympics

08: 49 PM IST: Series 6 underway! Abhinav Bindra scores a 20.2 and is placed in 3rd position.

​​08: 47 PM IST: Manavjit Sandhu fails to qualify for semis in men's trap shooting event

08: 45 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra on course for silver medal! Scores 20.8 in Series 5

08: 44 PM IST: No success for Germany from the penalty corner, but they are getting close.

08: 44 PM IST: Yellow ​​card for a German defender. India get a penalty corner.

08: 41 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra climbs up. after 8 shots he is fourth. One shooter gets eliminated

08: 40 PM IST: Germany happy to hold possession early in the 4th quarter.

08: 38 PM IST: 10.7 from Bindra makes him jump to 5th spot with 70.8 points.

​​08: 36 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra's 1st two shots are a 10.0 and 9.7. He currently stands 7th

08: 34 PM IST: End of quarter 3 and the game is still hanging in balance - IND 1-1 GER. Can India produce a strong show in quarter 4?

​​08: 30 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra goes up next at 8:30 PM IST for India in Men's 10m Air Rifle finals

08: 26 PM IST: End-to-end its is and India get another penalty corner, but the German goalie just saves it.

​​​​08: 23 PM IST: Kynan Chenai out of Men's  trapshooting event. Total score was 114/125.

​​08: 18 PM IST: Kynan Chenai shoots 23 in his final round to finish with 114 points, out of the trap event. 2nd half underway between India and Germany

​​08: 12 PM IST: Manavjit Sandhu drops down to 9th in the trap qualifying round. Remember! the top 6 shooters qualify for the finals

08: 07 PM IST: At the end of 2nd quarter, Germany 1-1 India.​​

08: 05 PM IST: Manavjit Sandhu now 7th placed in the men's trap shooting qualification round

08: 04 PM IST: India came close to scoring another, but somehow miss the opportunity.

07: 59 PM IST: GOAL! Rupinder Pal draws India level from the penalty corner.

07: 58 PM IST: Penalty corner from India. Time to get level?

07: 56 PM IST: One way traffic in the second quarter. India struggling to make chances.

07: 52 PM IST: Germany open the scoring in second quarter, Sreejesh with no chance to save that.

07: 51 PM IST: Another disappointment! Laxmirani Majhi crashes out of the women's individual event. Loses 7-1

07: 48 PM IST: End of the first quarter and it's India 0-0 Germany.

07: 45 PM IST: Archery: Laxmirani Majhi drops the first two sets, trails 0-4.

07: 43 PM IST: Archery: Laxmi Rani Majhi shoots a 25 to Alexandra Longova 27, loses first set.

07: 40 PM IST: Ramandeep Singh hurt while preventing a shot from the Germans. Medical staff giving attention.

07: 37 PM IST: Loud cheers in the stadium for both teams.

07: 35 PM IST: Germany begin strong but Indian team maintains focus early in the match.

07: 30 PM IST: Time for hockey now as India take on reigning Olympic champions Germany.

07: 26 PM IST: Germany thrashed India 5-2 in London Games in 2012. Can India turn the tables around this time?

07: 23 PM IST: Manavjit Singh Sandhu shoots a perfect 25 in Series 4. He is 8th right now.

07: 20 PM IST: Series 4 Men's trap qualifying: Kynan Chenai presently in 18th spot.

07: 15 PM IST: In Men's trap shooting Indian duo is at 14th and 18th position currently. 

07: 05 PM IST: Archery Laxmirani Majhi (individual round of 64) and the Indian men's hockey team will be in action in half an hour. Stay tuned!

07: 02 PM IST: Manavjit (17th spot; 68 pts) & Kynan Chenai (19th spot; 67 pts) in Trap Shoting.

06:57 PM IST: Remember! This will be Abhinav Bindra's last Olympic event.

06:53 PM IST: The Men's 10m Air Rifle final is at 8:30 PM IST. Can Abhinav Bindra bag India's first medal?

06:49 PM IST: Updated Results! Abhinav Bindra finished 7th.

​​06:48 PM IST: Gagan Narang finished 23rd with 621.7 pts in 10m Air Rifle Qualification event.

06:45 PM IST: BREAKING: Abhinav Bindra qualifies for finals of Men's 10m Air Pistol with 8th place finish.

06:42 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra's final score is 625.7​​​​​​​​. Waiting for other results.

06:40 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra up to 6th place now. One shot to go!

​​​​​​06:38 PM IST: BREAKING Gagan Narang fails to qualify. he posts 104.8 in the final series.

​​​​06:37 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra at 8th spot currently. Just two shots to go.

​​​​06:35 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra struggling at 11th spot with a total score of 572.6

​​06:33 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra moves to 10th spot with a total score of 551.9. Top 8 qualify.

06:32 PM IST: Bindra back 12th. Narang more or less out.

06:30 PM IST: Sixth series starting now. Keep praying!

​​06:30 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra slips to 12th spot with a total score of 510.2. Shocker 5th series for both Indian shooters.

06:28 PM IST: Poor 5th series brings Abhinav Bindra down to 11th spot. Gagan Narang at 30th.

06:26 PM IST: 9.8 from Abhinav Bindra. It may cost him!

06:25 PM IST: Poor! Abhinav Bindra drops to 10th place with a score of 459.2.

06:22 PM IST: 4th Series on now! Gagan Narang 's score stands at 103.4 and his ranking is 16th.

06:21 PM IST: Just 20 more shots to go. Fingers crossed!

06:20 PM IST: Break after 40 shots are done!

06:18 PM IST: Also! in Men's Trap Shooting, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai are 16th and 20th respectively as the third round is about to begin

06:16 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra moves to 5th place with a score of 418.4, Gagan Narang seems to be bowing out.

06:15 PM IST: Gagan Narang is at 23rd spot with a total score of 362.5, he needs very good scores to make it into the top 8.

06:14 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra down to 7th place with a score of 397.3. Can't let this slip

06:11 PM IST: AbhinavBindra at 4th while GaganNarang at 25th in the midst of Series 4.

​​​​06:10 PM IST: Bindra in 4th place now, Narang 17th. 

​​06: 08 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra maintains 2nd place with a score of 335.3, Gagan Narang down at 17th now with 322.

06: 07 PM IST: Bindra just shot 105.9, Narang with a 102.1

​​06: 06 PM IST: Stunning comeback from Bindra but Narang struggling.

​​06: 05 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra rises to 2nd, Gagan Narang drops to 22nd, in 10m air rifle qualifying

​​06: 02 PM IST: Gagan Narang is still at 17th spot with a total score of 281.0 in the 10m, Abhinav Bindra up to 6th.

06: 01 PM IST: Horror! Gagan Narang slips to 17th spot with a total score of 260.2.

06: 00 PM IST: Bindra now 7th  and Narang not too far at 9th.

​​05: 58 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra jumps to 8th place with a score of 250.7, Gagan Narang 10th.

​​05: 56 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra shoots 104.3 and 104.4 in the first and second series respectively, Gagan Narang with 105.3 and 104.5.

05: 53 PM IST: Gagan Narang second at the end of series 2, Abhinav Bindra 11th.

05: 51 PM IST:  Horror show from Abhinav Bindra. 19th spot as of now.​​​​​​​

05: 51 PM IST: Gagan Narang holds the 2nd spot with a total score of 188.9. Strong showing!

​​​​05: 49 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra down 13th spot now with a total score of 166.7.

​​05: 48 PM IST: Gagan Narang jumps to 2nd spot with a total score of 167.6, Abhinav Bindra needs to improve.

05: 47 PM IST: Currently both Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra sit in the top 8 after 13 shots.

05: 45 PM IST: 10.5 from Abhinav Bindra and he ends his firsts series of ten shots with a score of 104.3.

05:44 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra sits 8th with a score of 93.8.

05:43 PM IST: Storming stuff from Gagan Narang, TOP SPOT with a score of 105.3. 

05:38 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra moves up to 8th place with a score of 83.8, Narang slips down to 6th with an 84

05:38 PM IST: Gagan Narang jumps to 2nd spot now, Abhinav Bindra 10th. C'mon guys!

05:38 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra 13th, Gagan Narang 4th in the men's 10m Air Rifle qualification event

05:35 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra shoots a 10.4, Gagan Narang 10.5 as India's 10m Air Rifle campaign begins.

05:32 PM IST: Indian shooting stars in action right now! Stay tuned for live updates.

05:30 PM IST: Fiji vs Chinese Taipei in action right now.

05:29 PM IST: The action to begin shortly. Stay tuned!

05:15 PM IST: The Bindra-Narang duo will be in action in 10m Air Rifle Qualifications at 5.30 IST.

05:12 PM IST: Indian shooters have had a disappointing campaign in Rio so far, can Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang change that? They begin their campaign in less than 20 mins.


There will be plenty of action on Day 3 where apart from shooting and archery events, Indian men's and women's hockey teams will be in action as well.

To begin with, India have huge expectations from Abhinav Bindra, country's only individual gold medalist, to make the nation proud with yet another medal. The ace shooter, who won a gold medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008, would want to make the best of what is his final apperance at the mega event.

Gagan Narang is another shooter, who will be participating in the men's 10m Air pistol event along with Bindra. Narang won a medal at London Olympics and he too has a great chance of becoming the only second Olympian after wrestler Sushil Kumar to win two medals for the country in individual events.

On the other hand, Laxmirani Majhi will be the lone Indian archer featuring on Day 3.

After winning their opening encounters against Ireland and Japan respectively, India's men's and hockey teams have tougher tests ahead of them on Day 3.

PR Sreejesh and his men are up against Germany, who are currently the reigning Olympic champions.

Indian women's team will lock horns with Great Britain, who are yet another competitive side.

First Published: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 14:11

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