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).”
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6 Highlights: After rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh achieve historic finish, shuttler PV Sindhu, boxer Satish Kumar and the Indian hockey men's team advance to respective quarterfinals
India's gun totting teens looked so shaken that they could barely utter a word after the team drew a blank on Tuesday. Some choked while talking, a few held back their tears, and all of them were visibly distraught. “They have fallen prey to the infamous Olympic pressure,” National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh said.
Hours later, two of the biggest names at the Tokyo Olympics had a simple message for athletes who succumb to pressure at this level: It’s okay. Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka were predicted to leave a lasting impression on the Tokyo Olympics. And they did — but just not in a way many had imagined. (READ FULL STORY)
Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary during the 10m air pistol mixed team event at the Tokyo Olympics. (PTI)
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