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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 13: — Argentina claim first ever men's hockey gold; Usain Bolt tops 200m final

Rio Olympics 2016 live blog for Day 13.

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:55
Rio Olympics 2016, Day 13: — Argentina claim first ever men's hockey gold; Usain Bolt tops 200m final
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That's all from us for today! Do catch us for all the live action from Day 14. Till then, Good bye!

07:09 AM IST The world's fastest man does it again! Usain Bolt wins 3rd straight 200m gold.

03:00 AM IST: Argentina beat Belgium 4-2 to clinch men's hockey Gold .

02:36 AM IST: End of Q3: Belgium 2-3 Argentina. 15 mins to go before we have the gold winner.

01:49 AM IST: End of Q1: Argentina lead 2-1 in Men's hockey gold medal match against Belgium.


23:10 PM IST: Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeated Denmark`s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl to win women`s doubles badminton gold medal.


22:20 PM IST: Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov becomes first athlete excluded from the Rio Olympics for doping. Artykov won bronze medal in the 69kg contest, but reportedly tested positive for strychnine.


22:05 PM IST: Briton Alistair Brownlee became the first triathlete to defend his Olympic title, with his brother Jonny taking the silver medal.


21:38 PM IST: American Kerron Clement wins men`s 400m hurdles gold medal.


21:30 PM ISTShuttler PV Sindhu enters women's singles final; assures medal for India


20:22 PM IST: Ten match points for Great Britain, and an ace, no service fault. Challenge from the British pair. And it comes right for them. Bronze to Great Britain.


20:20 PM IST: It's still long way to go, but Aditi Ashok's showing is impressive. Now T1 on leaderboard.


20:00 PM IST: Chinese pair of Biao Chai and Wei Hao won the second game, 21-19, to force a decider against Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain. Meaning, PV Sindhu's semi-final match is further delayed.


COMING UP! PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara


19:55 PM IST: Aditi Ashok improves. Climbs back to T6.


19:45 PM IST: Aditi Ashok slumps. Now T10. A series of bad shots, including a bogey, to blame for.


19:24 PM IST: Brilliant effort from Babita but it wasn't enough for her. Lost 1-5. Babita now needs Maria Prevolaraki to make the finals for repechage opportunity.


19:22 PM IST: Babita's attacks yielded a point, thanks to a 30 sec warning for passivity to the Greek. Then, the Greek wrestler pinned down the Indian, and the lead 5-1 against Babita.


19:17 PM IST: Failed attempt from Babita Kumari. Too raw to even go for the legs while her opponent was looking to run down the clock. 3-0 in favour of the Greek wrestler.


19:15 PM IST: Babita Kumari vs Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in women's freestyle 53kg Rd of 16 started.


19:10 PM IST: Aditi Ashok continues with her good form, now T2 with -5 under par overall in second round.


18:59 PM IST: Babita Kumari's women's 53kg freestyle round of 16 bout against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in a while.


18:51 PM IST: Carolina Marin makes her maiden Olympics singles final, beating defending champion in straight games, 21-14, 21-16 in 55 minutes. She will play the winner of PV Sindhu-Nozomi Okuhara match


18:25 PM IST: Aditi contiues her brilliant shooting, now T1.


18:15 PM IST: Marin has taken the first game 21-14 against the London gold medallist, in 22 minutes. Brilliant play from the confident Spaniard.


18:00 PM IST: The first semi-final in women's singles competition already underway between world number one Carolina Marin of Spain and Li Xuerui of China.


17:50 PM IST: MEDAL UPDATE: Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross of Germany win Men's Kayak Double 1000m gold medal. Serbia and Australia settle for silver and bronze medal respectively.


17:47 PM IST: Korean pair of Kyung Eun Jung and Seung Chan Shin  beat  Yuanting Tang and Yang Yu of China 21-8, 21-17 to win women's doubles bronze medal.


17:37 PM IST: Brilliant shooting from Aditi. She's moved up to T2 on the leaderboard, behind Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand.


16:58 PM IST: Good start for India today with golfing teen sensation Aditi Ashok climbing to T3 in women's individual event.



A day after Sakshi Malik opened India's medal count with a dramatic bronze-winning effort, shuttler PV Sindhu is all set to further showcase Indian women's capabilities at the Olympic Games on Day 13.

A win against Japan's Okuhara in the semifinal today will assure Sindhu of at least a silver, that would be only the second medal for India.

In wrestling, Babita Kumari will take on Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in women's freestyle 53kg round of 16.

Besides, hearing in Narsingh Yadav's drug fiasco will have a final resolution today.

First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 16:26

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