Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 10: Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s discus throw finals. (File/AP)
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 10 Highlights: Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finished at the sixth position in her first Olympics with a best throw of 63.70m in a rain-interrupted final on Monday. Kaur, 25, who had qualified for the final as second best on Saturday, was never in the running for a medal in the six rounds of competition which was interrupted by rain for more than an hour.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 10 Highlights: Indian women's hockey created history beating Australia 1-0 in quarter-finals. Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in her first Olympics. However, Dutee Chand failed to qualify for 200m finals after finishing last in the heats.
In the end, it felt strangely straightforward. Playing an opponent who was fast, fit and tricky, P V Sindhu rose to the occasion like she usually does to turn her bronze medal playoff, which was expected to be a humdinger, into a no-contest.
Sindhu became only the second Indian athlete after wrestler Sushil Kumar — and the first woman from the country — to win two individual Olympic medals, dispatching China’s He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games. She also ensured India’s third medal of this Olympics — after the silver for weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and the assured bronze for boxer Lovlina Borgohain.
Sindhu didn’t immediately realise all of this, though. As a backhand tap landed beyond her rival’s reach to seal the match, the Indian ace looked blankly at her coach, Park Tae San. It was only after the coach erupted in joy that the shuttler, too, let out a roar. “It still hasn’t sunk in,” Sindhu said, her voice quivering. The glitter of bronze might not match the shiny silver she won in Rio, but Sindhu’s second medal is significant for multiple reasons. (Read Full Story)
Bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu of India poses with her medal. (Reuters Photo)
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