Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights: Shot Putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor Fails To Qualify, Indian Men's Hockey Team Suffer Semifinal Defeat
Tokyo Olympics Highlights: India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor failed to qualify for the men's shot put finals as he finished 13th in Group A of the Qualification Round.
Shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor finished 13th in Group A of men's shot put Qualification Round and failed to qualify for the finals, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. In his first attempt, he registered a throw of 19.99m but endured two foul throws in the second and third attempts. Meanwhile, the Indian men's hockey team crashed to a 5-2 defeat to Belgium in the men's hockey semi-final and will now play for the bronze medal. After conceding an early goal India roared back to take a 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter but Belgium equalised in the second quarter. India conceded three goals in the final 15 minutes and lost the chance of going through to the final. Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India while Alexander Hendrickx scored a remarkable hat-trick for Belgium.
In wrestling, India's Sonam Malik lost to Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the women's Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Final. Sonam's opponent lost her quarterfinal bout hence, ending her hopes of making it to the repechage round to fight for bronze.
Earlier, India's Annu Rani finished 14th in the women's javelin throw qualification Group A and failed to make it to the finals. She registered throws of 50.35m, 53.19m and 54.04m which wasn't enough to put her in the top 12.
Also, it is worth noting that Elaine Thompson-Herah won her second consecutive Olympic 200m gold medal, which she had already achieved in Rio 2016. The Jamaican sprinter had earlier also won the 100m gold medal, which she had also notched in 2016.
Here Are The Highlights From Tokyo Olympics 2020
- 16:26 (IST)Men's Shot Put - Qualification - Group AShot Put QualificationIndia's Tajinderpal Singh has two foul throws and a 19.99m throw in the men's Shot Put Qualification, Group AHe finishes 13th in the qualification roundBrazil's Darlan Romani, Tomas Walsh of New Zealand and Mostafa Amr Hassan of Egypt seal an automatic qualification
- 15:35 (IST)US Gymnast Simone Biles Is BackGymnast Simone Biles Wins BronzeSimone Biles wins bronze in the beam final on her much-awaited return to actionChinese teenager Guan Chenchen takes gold while China's Xijing Tang wins silver
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- 08:57 (IST)Hockey - India vs Belgium - Semi-finalMen's Hockey - India LoseIndia loses 5:2 against Belgium as they concede three in the final quarterDespite the loss, the hockey team put up a brave fight against Rio Games silver medalist BelgiumIndia will now play for the bronze medal against the loser of the second semi-final between Australia and Germany scheduled to be played today
- 05:55 (IST)Hello And Welcome - August 3- Tokyo 2020Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Tokyo 2020After an exciting and quite a successful day for the Indians yesterday, the country's athletes participating today will be expected of the samethe men's hockey team will look will play meet Belgium in the semisAnnu Rani will compete in women's javelin throw, Sonam Malik will put India's challenge forward in wrestling and Tajinderpal Singh Toor will begin his Olympic journey in men's shot putSo lets buckle up and enjoy the ride!