It’s another action-packed day for India at the Tokyo Olympics today as Indian athletes continue to strive for glory in the remaining events. India’s day at the 32nd Olympic Games began on a winning note.
Promising athlete and Olympic debutant Neeraj Chopra sealed an automatic qualification for the Men’s Javeline throw finals by throwing 86.65 metres in his first attempt. He topped the overall standings of the qualification round by easily eclipsing the qualification mark of 83.50 metres.
However, Fellow Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh failed to cross the qualification hurdle with his best attempt of 76.40 metres.
Men’s Javelin Throw Final will take place on 7th August at 4:30 PM Indian Time.
In Wrestling, medal hopeful Ravi Kumar Dahiya entered the semi-finals of Men’s Freestyle 57 kilogram event after beating Bulgaria’s Vangelov Georgi Valentinov 14-4 in the quarterfinals. Ravi advanced to the last eight after defeating Óscar Tigreros of Colombia, 13-2. Debutant Deepak Punia also entered the last four after outpowering China’s Zushen Lin 6-3 in Men’s Freestyle 86 kilogram category. Earlier, Deepak advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Ekerekeme Agiomor of Nigeria, 12-1. However, Anshu Singh lost to Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus, 2-8 in Women’s freestyle 57 kilogram category.
Indian Women’s Hockey Team who scripted history by cruising into the semi-finals for the first time, will be eyeing a podium finish when they take on Argentina for a place in finals this afternoon. The Netherlands defeated Great Britain 5-1 in the first semi-finals.
Pugilist Lovlina Borgohain, who has already secured a medal for herself, will be aiming for a place in the finals with a fight against World Champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the Women’s welterweight 69 kilogram event.
Golfers Diksha Dagar and Aditi Ashok are also in action in the first round of Women’s individual finals.