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Tokyo Olympics Day 7, 30th July Athletics LIVE: Disappointing start for Indians on the opening day of athletics - Updates, results, commentary, blog

Follow all the latest news and updates as Indians compete in women's 100m, men's 3000m steeplechase and 400m hurdles

Dutee Chand
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Saketh Ayyagari

Updated: 2021-07-30T18:05:22+05:30

It was a disappointing start for the Indian contingent on day one of athletics events at the Tokyo Olympics. Avinash Sable, MP Jabir, Dutee Chand, and the mixed relay team were all knocked out from the heats.

Avinash Sable did set a new national record and was also a bit unlucky as he finished 13th fastest overall but was knocked out because of the level of competition in heat 2.

That's all from the opening day of the athletics.

Thank you very much for joining in and I hope you get a good night's sleep before the start of our coverage tomorrow.

Live Updates

  • 30 July 2021 12:23 PM GMT

    That's all from the opening day of athletics

    The Indian contingent will be disappointed as they were knocked from all four events in the heats itself.

    Overall, it was an exciting start to the athletics campaign at the Tokyo Olympics.

    Elaine Thompson-Herah and Marie-Josee Ta Lou stole the headlines in the morning sessions in the women's 100m heats with their impressive timings.

    While in the evening session we had our first champion, in the form of Selemon Barega from Ethiopia in the men's 10,000m.

    Thank you very much for joining in and do tune in tomorrow for the live coverage, as we're just getting started with athletics at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • 30 July 2021 12:08 PM GMT

    Men's 10,000m - Final

    A proud moment for Uganda as well with two medals.

    Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo win silver and bronze medals respectively and it will be a day to remember for both the athletes as well as the entire country.


  • 30 July 2021 12:05 PM GMT

    Men's 10,000m - Final

    We have our first champion and the name is Selemon Barega.

    The acceleration from the Ethiopian in the final 800m was absolutely astonishing. In the end, he had enough time to celebrate before crossing the line.

    He wins the gold medal with a time of 27:43.22.


  • 30 July 2021 12:05 PM GMT

    Men's 10,000m - Final

    We have our first champion and the name is Selemon Barega.

    The acceleration from the Ethiopian in the final stretch was absolutely astonishing. In the end, he had enough time to celebrate before crossing the line.

    He wins the gold medal with a time of 27:43.22.


  • 30 July 2021 11:55 AM GMT

    Men's 10,000m - Final

    The long-term leader Stephen Kissa has dropped out of the race and Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda is in the lead after the 7000m mark.

    As we had mentioned before, these are really punishing conditions and the entire pack seems to be struggling.

  • 30 July 2021 11:19 AM GMT

    Men's 10,000m - Final

    At the 6000m mark, Stephen Kissa from Uganda is in the lead but doesn't look in good shape and he could be taken over very quickly.

  • 30 July 2021 11:17 AM GMT

    4 x 400m Mixed Relay Round 1 - Heat 2

    Poland in first and The Netherlands in second after the first 800m and look very comfortable.

    India is currently last. 

  • 30 July 2021 11:12 AM GMT

    4 x 400m Mixed Relay Round 1 - Heat 2

    We're minutes away from the second heat.

    The Indian team will start in Lane 2.

    Will there be more drama, like we saw at the end of Heat 1?

  • 30 July 2021 11:10 AM GMT

    4 x 400m Mixed Relay Round 1 - Heat 1

    MAJOR UPDATE

    The United States team which finished first in the relay has been disqualified. What drama already.

    More to follow.

  • 30 July 2021 11:06 AM GMT

    4 x 400m Mixed Relay Round 1 - Heat 1

    End of the first heat

    The United States finishes first while the Dominican Republic finishes second.

    Belgium finishes third and all three teams qualify for the final.

    Remember, the first 3 team in each heat and the next 2 fastest advance to the final.

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