Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Indian Women's Hockey Team Qualifies For Quarters After Ireland Lose
Tokyo 2020 Highlights: The Indian women's hockey team qualified for quarterfinals after Great Britain beat Ireland 2-0, but boxers Amit Panghal and Pooja Rani lost their bouts while shooters had another disappointing day.
The Indian women's hockey team qualified for the quarterfinals after Great Britain defeated Ireland 2-0. India will now face Australia in their quarterfinal match. Boxer Pooja Rani crashed to a heavy defeat in the quarterfinal of women's middle (69-75kg) category, losing to Li Qian on Saturday, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, Team India kept their qualification hopes alive with a 4-3 win against South Africa in their Pool A Women's Hockey match. Vandana Katariya was the talisman with three goals. Meanwhile, Kamalpreet Kaur qualified for the finals of the women's Discus Throw final with a 64.00 throw during qualification. On the other hand, Seema Punia failed to qualify, and registered 60.57 as her best attempt during qualification. PV Sindhu also lost in the semifinals of women's badminton singles to Tai Tzu Ying. She is still in contention for a bronze medal. Also, world number one Amit Panghal faced an early exit in the Round of 16, losing to Yuberjen Martinez in the Men's Boxing Fly (48-52kg) category. Other than Panghal, archer Atanu Das lost to Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the men's individual 1/8 Eliminations. Shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil failed to qualify for the women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, finishing outside top-eight in the standings. Meanwhile, Murali Sreeshankar also failed to make it past qualification in long jump.
Here Are The Highlights From Tokyo Olympics 2020
- 15:27 (IST)Novak Djokovic withdraws from mixed doubles bronze medal final!Well, looks like fatigue is finally getting to Novak Djokovic. He and his partner Nina Stojanovic of Serbia have withdrawn from the mixed doubles bronze medal final. Ash Barty and John Peers of Australia win on a walkover.
Novak Djokovic withdraws from the mixed doubles bronze medal match due to a left shoulder injury.— ITF Media (@ITFMedia) July 31, 2021
Ashleigh Barty and John Peers receive a walkover against Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic and win the bronze medal for Australia.
- 15:09 (IST)PV Sindhu's Semifinal Match: LIVE COVERAGEPV Sindhu's women's badminton singles semifinal match against Tai Tzu Ying will begin in sometime. Click here for our live blog.
- 13:15 (IST)Watch: Kamalpreet Kaur's massive throw in women's discus qualificationKamalpreet Kaur qualified for the finals of women's discus, courtesy of a massive 64m throw. Here is a video of that attempt:
There goes #IND's first #Athletics finalist at #Tokyo2020— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 31, 2021
After a slow start with a throw of 60.29m, Kamalpreet Kaur pulled out a monster throw of 64m in her third attempt to qualify for the final of women's discus throw event! #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion pic.twitter.com/BwO8cIMgF4
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