Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights: After Mirabai Chanu won the first medal for India on the opening day of the Tokyo Games, hopes of a second medal continue to grow. It was a good start to Day 6 for Team India. After the rowing team of Arjun and Arvind finished 11th, India’s best show at Olympics, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Mia Blichfeldt in straight games to advance to quarters. Indian hockey men team gave a confident performance to beat reigning champions Argentina 3-1 and advance to quarterfinals. Boxer Satish Kumar won his first match to advance to quarterfinals.
Archer Atanu Das stunned London Olympics gold medallist Oh Jin-Hyek to enter pre-quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Manu Bhaker finished 5th with a score of 292 while Rahi Sarnobat stands at 18th spot with a score of 287 in 25m women’s pistol qualification precision stage. Mary Kom put up a valiant fight but lost by a 3-2 margin in her Round of 16 clash to bow out. Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane are also in golf action for India. Sajan Prakash finished 46th out of 55 swimmers in his 100m Fly event, thus ending India’s Swimming campaign.
The big setback in the day from an Indian perspective came in the second half of the day as Mary Kom lost by a 3:2 verdict in her Round of 16 match. Mary Kom says she was not aware that she had lost her bout. Learnt about it only when she read it on Twitter while going for a dope test. “My coach said I am a winner. What does that mean? I thought I had won. I read tweets by Kiren Rijiju sir and got to know (that she lost).”