Monday, September 20, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Indian men’s hockey team lost to Belgium in first Semi Final

The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men’s hockey team lost to   Belgium 2-5 in the first semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics today. Second Semi Final between Australia and Germany will be played this evening. For a bronze medal contest, India will take on the loser of the second semifinal match on Thursday.

In Athletics, Annu Rani failed to qualify for the Javelin throw event. Kamalpreet Kaur’s medal quest ended as she finished sixth in the final of discus throw event yesterday. Later today, Tajinder Singh Toor will compete in the Men’s shot put qualification round.

 

In Wrestling, Sonam Malik lost to Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia, in the Women’s 62 kilogram freestyle category.

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has already ensured a medal for the country by storming into semifinals in welterweight category. She will take on B. Surmeneli tomorrow morning.

 

Yesterday, Indian women’s hockey team scripted history as it  entered into the semifinals for the first time in the Olympics,   defeating former Champions Australia 1-0. They will take on Argentina tomorrow at 03.30 p.m. Another women’s Hockey semi-final will take place between Netherlands and Great Brtain on the same day.

Indian wrestlers will be seen in action tomorrow in their respective categories. In men’s freestyle 86 kg category, Deepak Punia will take on Ekerekeme Agiomor of Nigeria while Ravi Kumar Dahiya will meet with Oscar Tigeros of Colombia in 57 kg category. In women’s freestyle 57 kg category, Anshu Malik will contest with Iryna Kurachikina of Belarus.

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