Tokyo Olympics Day 8, 30th July Athletics LIVE: Kamalpreet Kaur shines while Seema Punia and Sreeshankar Murali are knocked out - Updates, results, commentary, blog
Follow all the latest news and updates as Indians compete in women's discus throw and men's long jump
Sreeshankar Murali had a rather disappointing outing in the men's long jump qualification as he only managed to get the best effort of 7.69m which was never going to be enough to qualify for the finals.
India would be happy with Kamalpreet Kaur's qualification to the finals in what was the only major positive for the day not just in athletics but across all sports.
At the end of the day in the final event, we saw Elaine Thompson-Herah winning the gold and setting a new Olympic record in the process as well in the women's 100m event with a time of 10.61s.
That's all for today and thank you very much for joining us in the coverage.
- 31 July 2021 10:36 AM GMT
Sreeshankar Murali tied for ninth place after the first attempt.
All the athletes from Group B have completed their first attempts and are getting ready for their second attempts.
Sreeshankar needs to make massive improvements in his second attempt.
- 31 July 2021 10:14 AM GMT
WHAT A START
Juan Miguel Echevarría of Cuba qualifies for the finals, after just his first attempt, with a jump of 8.50m. He was way ahead of the 8.15m mark required for qualification.
He can probably just go and take a nap now after that effort.
- 31 July 2021 9:59 AM GMT
Sreeshankar Murali is placed in Group B, where we'll also see Tajay Gayle of Jamaica and Juan Miguel Echevarría of Cuba, the duo is currently ranked #1 and #2 in the world respectively.
For a qualification to the finals, athletes should either hit the 8.15m mark or be in the top 12 performers from both groups.
- 31 July 2021 9:50 AM GMT
After an emphatic morning session that saw India's Kamalpreet Kaur qualifying for the finals in the women's discus throw event, the spirits would be really high amongst all the Indian fans.
We hope that performance would've motivated Sreeshankar Murali as well, who would be competing in the men's long jump qualification rounds.
Once again welcome to live coverage of this evening session and stay tuned with us as we bring you all the updates.