India’s women power is on display at the Olympic Games in Tokyo today. Indian women athletes will be seen in action throughout the day in the fields of Hockey, Archery, Badminton and Boxing. In Badminton, 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.
In Men’s Singles, B. Sai Praneeth will clash with Mark Caljouw of Netherland in Group ‘D’ match in the afternoon at 2.30 p.m. In Archery, Tarundeep Rai lost to Itay Shanny of Israel, 5-6 in the closely fought pre-quarterfinal match of Men’s individual event. Earlier in the day, Tarundeep had defeated Ukraine’s Oleksii Hunbin, 6-4 in the Round of 32. Next in action will be Pravin Jadhav who will meet Galsan Bazarzhapov of Russian Olympic Committee at 12.30 p.m. in the same event. 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. 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. In Sailing, Kelapanda Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar are participating in Men’s Skiff – 49er event.