SWIMMING, MEN’S 50M BUTTERFLY S7 HEAT 1 : Suyash Jadhav finsihed 10th overall in the rankings. Suyash competing in Heat 1 finsihed 5th in rankings with a timing of 32.26.
SWIMMING, MEN’S 50M BUTTERFLY S7 HEAT 2 : Niranjan Mukundan finsihed 11th overall in the rankings. Niranjan Mukundan competing in Heat 2 finsihed 7th in rankings with a timing of 33.82.
CANOE SPRINT, WOMEN’S VL2 200M SEMI-FINAL 2 : Prachi Yadav was through to the finals after finishing 3rd in the rankings. Prachi is the first Indian to be competing in Canoeing event and what a debut she’s had so far, brilliant. She finsihed 3rd with a timing of 1:07.397 and seals a spot for India in the finals.
CANOE SPRINT, WOMEN’S VL2 200M FINAL : Not the finish Prachi and India would have wished for, yet the debut and a spot in the finals is a lot to cheer for. Prachi competing in her final finsihed 8th with a timing of 1:07.329. India’s maiden appearance in Canoeing see’s a final berth finish, fantastic debut season for Prachi Yadav.
MEN’S HIGH JUMP T64 FINAL : Praveen Kumar has done it, medal no 11 for India and it’s come with a jump of 2.07 that see’s a silver medal. Praveen Kumar in his first attempt cleared the first mark of 1.88m, he then cleared the 1.97m mark. Praveen carrying good momentum cleared both 2.01m and 2.04m mark in his second attempts. Riding high on confidence Praveen with a successful jump of 2.07m in his second attempt scripted an asian record to his name. Pravin attempted for the 2.10m mark but after three unsuccessful attempts settles for a silver with a personal best.
BADMINTON, WOMEN’S DOUBLES SL3-SU5, GROUP B – MATCH 2 : Indian duo of Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar lose 0-2 to F Noel and L Morin of France. Opening set, India face a 12-21 defeat as France go 1-0 up in the match. Second set, an improved set from India as they inch close to the game point but the French duo held their nerve and bagged the winning point to win the set 22-20, at the end a comfortable 2-0 win.
BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SL4, GROUP A – MATCH 2 : Suhas Yathiraj hands a defeat to Hary Susanto of Indonesia. Opening set, not a lot from the Indonesian in the opening set as Suhas had a healthy lead and extending to the winning point he comfortably bagged the opening set 21-6. Hary Susanto put up some good fight in the second set but at the end wasn’t enough as Suhas changed gears and accelerated to the game point and bagged the set 21-12, with that set win Suhas bagged the match 2-0.
BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SL4, GROUP B – MATCH 2 : Tarun Dhillon hands Korean Shin Kyung Hwan a defeat in decider to bag the match. Opening set, was a tuff fight right from the word go where Tarun managed to keep the early lead but at the end had to bounce back strong to bag the set as he was trailing at a stage, at the end bagged the set with a 21-18 margin. Shin repeats what Tarun did in the opening set, staged a bounce back late in the game to bag the set 21-15, was a brilliant set from both ends, top fight. It was down to the decider where Shin looked all pumped up but again was a close game where Tarun did well to extend a good lead from a 6-6 stage and at the end changed gares to bag the set 21-17 and the match 2-1.
BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SL3, GROUP A – MATCH 2 : Manoj Sarkar hands straight set defeats to Oleksandr Chyrkov of Ukraine. Opening set, Oleksandr put up a good fight but wasn’t for long as at the end it remained Manoj who accelerated and bagged the set 21-16. Second set, there wasn’t much in Oleksandr’s tank as Manoj with ease bagged the second set 21-9 after a bit early fight from the Ukrainian, with that set win Manoj bags the game 2-0.
BADMINTON, MIXED DOUBLES SL3-SU5, GROUP B – MATCH 2 : Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli bag the match 2-0 to hand Thailand duo a defeat in straight sets. Opening set, India saw a good start with a comfortable lead, there was a bit from the Thailand duo but India at the right time accelerated through to the game point and bagged the opening set 21-15. The Thailand duo didn’t throw any easy in second set as the game was evenly poised at 11-11 and a few points were exchanged before India in dying moments held their never and bagged the set 21-19 to win the match 2-0, was a must win game for the Indian duo and did respond well to bag a win.
SHOOTING, R7 MEN’S 50M RIFLE 3P SH1 QUALIFICATION : Deepak Saini fails to qualify for the final after finishing 18th in the qualification round. Three position rounds, Deepak gathered a total of 372 in keeling position, 383 in prone and in the final standing round gathered a total of 359. The poor finish saw Deepak finish ranked 18th with a total of 1114 points and see’s the exit doors.
SHOOTING, R8 WOMEN’S 50M RIFLE 3P SH1 QUALIFICATION : Avani Lekhara makes her way to the final after finishing 2nd in qualification round. Three position rounds, Avani gathered a total of 388 in Kneeling position, 393 in prone position and in the final round gathered 395 in standing position. Avani with a total of 1176 finsihed her outing positioned 2nd and was through to the finals, her 2nd final of the season.
SHOOTING, R8 WOMEN’S 50M RIFLE 3P SH1 FINAL : Avani Lekhara does it again, adds a bronze to the gold she won earlier this week, Avani Lekhara scripts history by becoming 1st ever Indian athelete in Paralympics or Olympics to win two individual medals in same edition, remarkable feat by the 19 Y/O. Avani Lekhara was positioned 4th at the end of kneeling round with a total of 149.5 points, Avani slipped to 6th position in rankings post the prone position round with 303.4 points. Avani recaptured her 4th position after second series of standing position with 404.7 points, 0.1 shy than Iryna at 3rd. After first shot Avani was tied with Iryna at 415 points, second shot Iryna was positioned 3rd as she was 0.2 ahead of Avani, a 9.9 in 3rd series from Iryna made way for Avani and Avani did no wrong as she held her nerve to finish 3rd, Avani finsihed with a total of 445.9. Avani earlier this week was the first Indian women to win a Paralympic gold.
ARCHERY, MEN’S INDIVIDUAL RECURVE OPEN 1/16 ELIMINATION : Harvinder Singh with a perfect 10 in shoot off advanced to the 1/8 eliminator, defeats Italy’s Travisani Stefano. Harvinder Singh got things underway with a 27 in the opening series to which the Italian replied with a 24 handing 2 points to the Indian. Second series, Harvinder shot a 26 to which Travisani replied with a 22 handing the Indian a 4 point lead. Travisani with a 27 in third to Harvinder’s 26 bagged 2 points and both levelled scores of 25 in 4th series and the lead was 5-3 in Harvinder’s favour. Final series 5 saw Harvinder shoot a poor 25 and the Italian held his never and shot a 27 to level the lead 5-5. The match was decided in shoot off where Harvinder shot a perfect 10 and under pressure Travisani shot a 7, that was the game for Harvinder Singh and he progressed.
ARCHERY, MEN’S INDIVIDUAL RECURVE OPEN 1/16 ELIMINATION : Vivek Chikara with a 6-2 win has made his way to the 1/8 eliminator, Vivek was up against Sri Lankan Megahamulea Gadara. Sri Lankan had a poor start as he shot a 22 to begin proceedings and Vivek replied with a 25 to bag 2 points. Sri Lankan levelled the lead at 2 as in second series he shot a 25 and Vivek replied with a 24 equalising his lead. In both series 3 and 4 the Sri Lankan shot poor 21 and Vivek with 25s in both series bagged the match with a 6-2 lead and advanced for the 1/8 eliminator.
DAY 10 (TODAY) AFTERNOON SESSION : https://wp.me/pd8tMB-l6
That is it in the forenoon session, India saw two medal that takes the medal count to 12. More action in the afternoon session and also medal events, stay tuned !