Sindhu beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi to secure her spot in the semifinal of women’s badminton where she is set to face her hardest test yet, in the form of Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying, who currently holds the global top spot. Sindhu is ranked seventh.
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India’s Amit Panghal begins campaign today
He’s currently ranked #1 in the men’s flyweight category and will kick it off in the round of 16 today.
Here’s what India’s schedule looks like, today:
Britain win first-ever mixed-relay gold
Britain made history on Saturday as they won the first-ever Olympic gold in the triathlon mixed relay in 1:23:41, adding a third medal to their triathlon haul at Tokyo’s Odaiba Marine Park, as the United States took silver and France finished third.
Nigerian sprinter provisionally suspended
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended after a positive test for human growth hormone. She was due to run in the semifinals of the women’s 100 meters at the Olympics today.
Haughey wins rare medals for Hong Kong
23-year-old swimmer, Siobhan Haughey, from Hong Kong earned a silver medal in the 100-meter freestyle on Friday, to go with the silver she won in the 200 free two days earlier. They are the first swimming medals won by Hong Kong.