Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 11 Highlights: In the men’s shot put event, Tajinderpal Singh Toor failed to qualify for the final in the evening and left the arena with one legal throw of 19.99m. The automatic qualification mark was at 21.20m. He fouled his next two attempts and bowed out. Tajinder finished 13th in his Group A which had 16 competitors.
It was a day of massive disappointment for India after its men’s hockey team’s dream of Olympic gold after 41 years remained unfulfilled as it lost 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the last-four stage. However, India is still in the hunt for a bronze in the Tokyo Games. For Belgium, Alexander Hendrickx (19th, 49th, 53rd minutes), the tournament’s highest goal-getter, scored a hat-trick while Loick Luypaert (2nd minute) and John-John Dohmen (60th) also struck to hand the reigning silver-medallists their second successive entry into the final of the Olympics.
In the women’s javelin throw event, India’s Annu Rani’s campaign ended as she finished 14th out of 15 in Group A qualification with the best attempt of 54.04m. Her personal best has been 63.24m but could not improve any further. In wrestling, India began their campaign at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba with Sonam Malik losing her bout against Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the round of 16 of the women’s 62kg freestyle category.