10.30 pm: The hockey game ends. India lose 3-1 to Belgium.

10.26 pm: Boxer Manoj kumar bows out after losing the match against Uzbekistan boxer Fazliddin Gaibnazarov.

10.24 pm:
OP Jaisha ends at rank 89, Tungar Kavita at 120 in women's marathon.

10.22 pm: PV Sindhu through to round of 16 with 19-21, 21-15, 21-17 win over Canadian opponent.

10.11 pm: Another goal by Belgium.

10.03 pm:
Belgium hit two amazing goal by the end of quarter three. Leading the match by  2-1.

9.51 pm: Sania-Bopanna lose out on bronze medal.

9.50 pm:
Sindhu wins second set by 21-15.

9.48 pm: Sania-Bopanna down by 5-6.

9.40 pm: PV Sindhu leading in second set by 11-8.

9.27 pm: Sania-Bopanna lead second set by 3-2.

9.26 pm: PV sindhu loses first set by 21-17.

9.16 pm: WOW! India score a goal just as first quarter ends. Magnificent play by Akashdeep.

9.14 pm:
PV Sindhu starts play, dominating first set against Li Michelle of Canada in womens singles.

9.11 pm:
Sania-Bopanna lose first set by 6-1.

9.00 pm:
Sania-Bopanna down by 5-0 in first set. The duo are in contention for bronze medal.

8.58 pm:
India vs Blgium hockey match starts.

8.54 pm: Kidambi Srikanth wins the match!! Henri gave him a tough time in this set and but the Indian emerged victorious by 21-18.

8.50 pm:
Current tennis score: 3-1 in first set in favour of Czech pair.

8.43 pm: India's Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza start mixed doubles match against Hradecka Lucie and Stepanek Radek of Czech Republic.

8.43 pm: 
Henri makes amazing comeback as scores stand 11-10 in favour of Sweden.

8.30 pm: Kidambi wins first set by 21-6.

7.45 pm:
Srikanth Kidambi starts match against Swedish opponent Hurskainen Henri.

7.31 pm:
OP Jaisha at 59th rank and Tungar Kavita at 125th ranking of women's marathon.

7.22 pm:
Chain Singh and Gagan Narang start 50m standing rifle rounds. Their current rankings being: 7 and 31, respectively.

7.05 pm:
OP Jaisha at 56th rank after 15 kms of women's marathon. Kavita Raut at 118th place.

6.37 pm:
Chain Singh slips to 20th spot.

6.29 pm:
World number 61, Ulitina Maria from Ukraine beats Saina Nehwal who is ranked fifth.

6.25 pm:
Chain Singh and Gagan Narang standing at 21 and 42 spot of 50m Rifle 3 Positions men's qualification

6.07 pm:
Saina Nehwal lagging behind by 18-20.

6.00 pm: Women's marathon starts. OP Jaisha and Tungar Kavita to represent India.

5.59 pm:
Scores level at 11-11.

5.45 pm:
Saina Nehwal starts badminton singles match against Ulitina Maria.

The Maharashtra woman would strive to become the first-ever medalist from the country in athletics when she competes in the 15-strong final on Independence Day tomorrow in the race by overcoming hurdles, physical as well as mental.

Today, on the ninth day of competitions in this Brazilian city, the country's hopes of opening the medal chest rest on diminutive gymnast Dipa Karmakar and mixed doubles tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.

The Tripura girl Dipa, who has already created a wave by being the first Indian to qualify for a final in the gravity-defying sport, would step into the gymnastics arena to see whether she can reach an altogether different plane by winning the country's first-ever medal in this visually appealing discipline.

Dipa, however, will have to compete with the likes of the all-round apparatus champion and the darling of the Games, the pint-sized American Simon Biles.

In tennis, the duo of Sania and Bopanna, who lost to the American pair of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram last night, ill face the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka in the bronze play-off.

Since their match is set to commence much before Dipa's vault final, they have a golden chance to open the country's medal chest in what has so far been a fruitless campaign by the 100-plus contingent.

Yesterday on day eight, India were left to rue a missed opportunity when Sania and Bopanna lost to the USA duo in three sets.

A historic Olympic silver medal was well within reach before they suffered a sudden mid-match slump and frittered away an advantageous position to lose the clash from a position of strength to the American duo. After dominating the first set, Sania and Bopanna lost 6-2, 2-6, 3-10 to the Americans.

The Indians were cruising at one stage but once Sania's service was broken in the fourth game of the second set, the tide turned in the favour of the Americans. Leander Paes remains the only player to win a tennis medal in India's Olympic history.

"We have to try and recover as quick as possible, mentally and physically. Probably more mentally. We have to go back, try and get some sleep, put some food in our body and recover for tomorrow," Sania said after the defeat.

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