In the Tokyo Olympic Games on the sixth day today, Indian campaign begin with star shuttler P.V. Sindhu wining a match to enter in the round 16 of women’s singles category. India’s medal hopeful and Rio silver medallist P.V. Sindhu has stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of Women’s Singles after defeating Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16 in the final Group J match this morning. World No. 7 Sindhu will next meet Denmark’s world number 12 Mia Blichfeldt, who topped Group I.
Indian players will be seen in action today in the field of Archery, Badminton and Boxing. In Men’s Singles, B. Sai Praneeth will clash with Mark Caljouw of Netherlands in Group ‘D’ match in the afternoon at 2.30 p.m. Indian Archer, Pravin Jadhav defeated Galsan Bazarzhapov of Russian Olympic Committee in elimination round by 6-0. Later, he lost to Ellison Brady of United States in the next elimination round by 6-0.
In other competitions of Archery, Tarundeep Rai lost to Itay Shanny of Israel, 5-6 in the closely fought pre-quarterfinal match of Men’s individual event. Earlier, Tarundeep had defeated Ukraine’s Oleksii Hunbin, 6-4 in the Round of 32. In Women’s section, World Number 1 Archer Deepika Kumari will begin her individual campaign against Bhutan’s Karma at 2.14 p.m.
In Women’s Hockey, India lost to defending champions Great Britain, 1-4 in their third Pool ‘A’ clash. Sharmila Devi scored the lone goal for India. This was India’s second straight loss in Pool A following a 5-1 defeat by Netherlands. The loss leaves India at the bottom of Pool A. Indian team will next take on Ireland on Friday. In Men’s Hockey Indian team defeated Spain by 3-0 yesterday. With the second win India climbed up to the 2nd spot in the Pool A table. The Indians will next play reigning Olympic champions Argentina tomorrow.
In Boxing, Pooja Rani will play against Ichrak Chaib in Round of 16 of Women’s middleweight at 2.33 p.m. In Rowing, duo of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh failed to qualify for the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls final after finishing sixth and last in the second semifinal.