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Paralympics 2021: Star paddler Bhavina Patel moves into gold medal match, Rakesh Kumar makes archery pre-quarters on Day 4

Catch all LIVE scores, commentary, updates and results from India at Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Day 3
Updated: 28 August 2021 16:17 IST - Published: August, 28 2021 05:44 AM IST
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So, as it turns out, it was indeed a No Mark finish for India's Ranjeet Bhati. And that brings us to an end of sporting action as far as India is concerned on Day 4.

The Indian contingent made a strong start to the day with Bhavina Patel's semifinal win. And after a mixed bag in archery, we ended with a slight disappointment on the track and field. But with plenty of action to come on Day 5, the contingent is likely to come back strong!

Keep following Sportskeeda for the continued coverage and schedule updates. It's goodbye for now, stay safe and keep cheering for the Indian athletes!

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Discussions are on with the officials surrounding Bhati's six throws, but as it stands, the Indian has not registered any valid throws.
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Scoresheet after Bhati's 6 attempts:
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No. 2 on the start list - And it's a disappointing end for the Indian as he ENDS WITH A NO MARK, failing to register any valid throws. He is out of the medal contention early.
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No. 2 on the start list - The Indian is way off his game today! A FIFTH FOUL in a row means that he has only one attempt left to register a score!
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No. 2 on the start list - ANOTHER FOUL! This is not looking promising for the Indian as Bhati is yet to register a valid throw ever after four attempts!
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No. 2 on the start list - ANOTHER FOUL FROM BHATI! 3 fouls in a row now and the Indian needs to careful here and at least register a score here to stay in contention!
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No. 2 on the start list - Another wavered attempt as India's Ranjeet Bhati fires another foul attempt!
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LIVE ACTION RESUMES!

No. 2 on the start list -
Bhati finally getting his first throw in, but it is a foul!
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The F57 and F56 categories of the Men's javelin throw were combined for the 2021 Paralympics as the former had only one competitor in the entry list!
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The delay seems to have been longer than it was expected at the start. While we wait, make sure you keep sharing your comments and insights in the live chat and on social media!
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No. 2 on the start list - India's Bhati gearing up for his first throw! Slight delay as javelin athletes wait out the start of the 1500m race on the track.
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Ranjeet Bhati to come up next!
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No. 1 on the start list - Mulbah completes his effort with a personal best throw pf 13.54m in his fourth attempt!
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No. 1 on the start list - Liberia's Thomas Mulbah attempting his throws, starts out with back-to-back fouls.
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Rules:
All athletes are given a total of six throws in the final, but unlike in the events with athletes without disabilities, an athlete is expected to complete all his throws before the next athlete steps up.

The three athletes with the farthest throws at the end walk away with the medals.

India's Ranjeet Bhati will be the second to attempt his throws from amongst the field today!
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Athletes have arrived at the stadium, live action coming your way in just a few moments!
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Brazil's Cicero Valdiran Lins Nobre, who will be competing in today's event as well, is the reigning world record holder. He threw a mammoth 49.26m at a meet in Dubai in November 2019 to score the record!

Lins Nobre will definitely be a big favorite to walk away with the gold in the event. The Brazilian came agonizingly close to the podium in Rio 2016, finishing fourth!

India's Ranjeet Bhati faces an uphill battle in the packed field, but can he come up with a special performance?! We shall find out soon!
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Bhati developed a leg impairment following an accident in 2012. The Indian did not let that faze his love for sport and now finds himself has at the pinnacle of sport, competing against the best in the world!
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Start list:
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Here is the official start list for the Men's javelin throw - F57 final:
Mulbaht T (LBR) - PB: 12.27m
Ranjeet Bhati (IND) -  PB: 33.81m
Fernandez Semedo (CPV) - PB: 32.68m
Barajas (MEX) - PB: 42.89m
Diouf Y (SEN) - PB: 46.20m
Cao NH (VIE) - PB: 46.51m
Gimenez Reinoso PD (ARG) - 38.70m
Odilov Y (UZB) - PB: 41.37m
Mohamad M (SYR) - PB: 46.01m
Lins Nobre CV (BRA) - PB: 49.26m*
Papi Amanolah (IRI) - PB: 48.60m
Heidari H (AZE) - PB 43.77m

*Personal best leader and gold medal favorite
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Bhati was a member of the 24 member-strong athletics contingent that left for Tokyo. The Indian has a personal best throw of 33.81m, but will be keen to improve his record at the biggest sporting stages in the world!
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Hello and welcome back to Sportskeeda's continued live coverage of the 2021 Paralympics, India made a blistering start to Day 4 in Tokyo, with India's star paddler Bhavina Patel delivering a historic win in the women's singles Class 4 semifinal. Patel beat China's Zhang to move into the gold medal match!

Looking to follow into the footsteps of her compatriot is Ranjeet Bhati, who will be in action in the Men's javelin throw - F57 final in a short while! The event is scheduled to start at 3.30 pm IST, so sit back and enjoy as we bring to you the minute-to-minute updates!
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Archery USA 142 - India 139

Shyam Sundar's Olympics is over. He did give a strong fight to Stutzman but the American archer edged out in the final rounds.
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Archery USA 114 - India 111

Shyam Sundar gets off with the fourth. 

Shyam Sundar - X, 8, X - 28 
Stutzman - X, 10, 10 - 30 

The American pulls ahead. 
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Archery USA 84 - India 83

The third set begins. Matt Stutzman in position. 

Stutzman - X, 9, X - 29 
Shyam Sundar - 9, 10, 9 - 28

The American takes a single point lead. 
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Bhavina Patel creates history.

She has become the first para-shuttler from India to secure at least a silver medal.

What an upset India has pulled off. She defeated Zhang, World No.3, whom the Indian has never beaten before today.


India wins 3-2.
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Archery USA 55 - India 55

Time for the second game. Shyam Sundar goes first. 

Shyam Sundar - 9, 9, X - 28 
Matt Stutzman - 9, 9, 9 - 27 

The Indian restores parity. 
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China is covering. ground. India just has a single point lead.

Zhang 9-8.
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India up by 5 points.

Lead 8-3.
 
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Archery USA 28 - India 27

Matt Stutzman starts the proceedings. 

Stutzman - 9, X, 9 - 28
Shyam Sundar - 9, 9, 9 - 27  
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India lead 6-1.
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If Bhavina Patel wins today, this will be her first win against China's Zhang. 

Their head-to-head is 11-0.
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India lead 4-0.

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This is the last set. Whoever wins will play the gold medal match.
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Archery

We are just minutes away from the compound archery match. India's Shyam Sundar is locking horns with USA's Matt Stutzman. 
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China win fourth set.
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China equalize 9-9.
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India 9-8
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This is a thriller at Paralympics.

India lead 8-7
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China is not letting Bhavina take the game so easy.

Zhang lead 5-6.

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India continues lead 5-4.
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India lead 3-2.
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India just need one more set to win
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