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The Indian contingent concluded Day 14 at Tokyo 2020 Olympics with the idea of gaining at least three medals on Day 15.

The day began with star golfer Aditi Ashok maintaining her position as the second-best woman golfer with a total score of 12-under 201.

The Indian women's hockey team fell short of a historic bronze medal after going down 3-4 to Great Britain while wrestler Seema Bisla bowed out in the round-of-16.

Gold medal hopeful Bajrang Punia lost his semi-final bout and will now play for bronze on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Indian men's 4x400m relay team missed out on qualification by just 0.88 seconds.

India's report card at the end of Day 14 at Tokyo 2020

Athletics: Gurpreet Singh did not finish in men's 50km race walk

Men's 4x400m relay miss out on qualification by 0.88 seconds.

Golf: Aditi Ashok finishes 12-under 201 after round three.

Hockey: India lose 3-4 to Great Britain in women's bronze medal match.

Racewalking: Priyanka Goswami finishes 17th while Bhawna Jat registers 32nd-place finish in the women's 20km racewalk.

Wrestling: Seema Bisla lost to Sarra Hamdi in round-of-16.

Bajrang Punia loses 5-12 to Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the semi-final.

August 6, 5:45 PM: Men's relay team miss out on 4x400m relay qualification

The Indian men's 4x400m relay team missed out on qualification, by a whisker.

The team registered a timing of 3:00.25 to finish fourth in Heat 2. They missed the qualification timing by just 0.88 seconds.

The quartet bettered the previous national record of 3:00.19 set at the 2003 Indian Grand Prix in Bangalore. In the process, their timing at Tokyo 2020 is now a new Asian record.

August 6, 3:10 PM: Bajrang Punia loses to Haji Aliyev

India's Bajrang Punia was at the mercy of Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev in their men's freestyle 65kg semi-final bout, with the latter gaining technical advantage with his attacking moves.

Aliyev won eight points in the second round to make it nearly impossible for Punia to come around in the contest.

The Indian wrestler will now play for Bronze tomorrow, August 7.

August 6, 3:08 PM: Last 30 seconds to go for Punia

Bajrang Punia has made a comeback of sorts to take the scores to 9-5.

But the clock is ticking, and its now or never for the Indian wrestler.

August 6, 3:07 PM: Can Punia pull off a comeback?

Two minutes left into the bout, and India's Bajrang Punia is on the receiving end of a 8-1 scoreline against him.

A miracle needed in time.

August 6, 3:05 PM: Punia trails after round one

Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev has gone on the offensive and is now leading 4-1 against India's Bajrang Punia.

A couple of take-downs and leg attacks have clawed Punia to the mat.

August 6, 3:00 PM: Scores level after 30 seconds

The Bajrang Punia - Haji Aliyev bout in the men's freestyle 65kg semi-final has got off to a delightful start, with both wrestlers on even footing.

August 6, 2:45 PM: Up Next: Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev

India's medal hopeful Bajrang Punia faces Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev in the semi-final of the men's freestyle 65kg category event at Tokyo 2020.

Punia, who is aiming to become the second Indian wrestler to reach the Tokyo 2020 finals, has battled Aliyev just once prior to today's clash.

On that occasion, Punia got the better of the Azerbaijan wrestler with a score of 8-6. 

August 6, 2:35 PM: Priyanka Goswami finishes 17th

India's Priyanka Goswami finishes the women's 20km racewalk event at Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 17th place.

The 25-year-old, an Indian racewalking champion, clocked 1:32:36.

Meanwhile, Bhawna Jatt finishes 32nd with a time stamp of 1:37:38

August 6, 2:25 PM: Priyanka within top 20

At the end of 17kms in the women's 20km racewalk final, India's Priyanka Goswami is ranked 17th while Bhawna Jat is on the 31st position on the standings.

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