Tokyo Olympics: These players increased the hope of medals for India in Tokyo Olympics
Thursday was a day to boost medal hopes for India at the Tokyo Olympics. As the sun rose in India on Thursday, the performance of Indian players in hockey, badminton, archery and boxing in Tokyo was at the same time.
Thursday was a day to boost medal hopes for India at the Tokyo Olympics. As the sunset in India on Thursday, the performance of Indian players in hockey, badminton, archery and boxing in Tokyo was at the same time. In no time the Indian men's hockey team, shuttler PV Sindhu, archer Atanu Das and boxer Satish Kumar added to the freshness of the morning for the Indian fans. However, as the evening progressed in Tokyo, India suffered a major setback when medal contender MC Meri Kaam crashed out of the Olympics with a loss.
Defeat Rio champions in hockey: Indian men's hockey team scored two goals in two minutes in the last minute to beat Rio Olympic gold medalists Argentina 3-1 to book a place in the quarter-finals. Varun Kumar scored 43rd, Vivek Sagar Prasad 58th and Harmanpreet Singh scored in 59th minute for India.
Sindhu took strong steps: Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu took a strong step towards her second Olympic medal. She defeated Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in the women's singles one-sided pre-quarterfinal match.
Atanu's arrows hit the target: India's star archer Atanu Das managed to reach the third round of the men's individual event. He defeated South Korea's Oh Jin Hayek, the gold medalist of the individual event of the London Olympics, in the second round. Atanu came back strongly after falling behind to register a 6-4 win.
Satish wins in boxing, my job was a disappointment: Indian boxer Satish Kumar (above 91kg) defeated Jamaica's Ricardo Brown 4-1 to enter the quarter-finals. At the same time, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom crashed out in the last-16 stage match. She was defeated 3-2 by Rio Olympic bronze medalist Ingrid Valencia.
Other results from India
- In shooting, Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat finished fifth and 25th respectively in the women's 25m pistol qualification.
- In golf, Anirban Lahiri finished joint eighth in the first round, while Udayan Mane was at the bottom.
- Sailing players Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished 11th in the lightweight double sculls event.
- In Sailing, the Indian pair of KC Ganapathi and Varun Thakkar finished lower in the men's Skiff 49R event by an overall of 17th place. Vishnu Saravanan finished 23rd in the laser event. Netra Kumanan finished 31st in the Women's Laser Radial.
- Swimmer Sajan Prakash finished second in his heat in the men's 100m butterfly event but failed to make the semi-finals.