Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 7 Highlights: It was an action-packed day for the Indian contingent on Friday, with many athletes getting one step closer to increasing India’s medal tally. Lovlina Borgohain assured India of their second medal after winning her quarterfinal clash. PV Sindhu claimed a 21-13, 22-20 win over Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her quarterfinal match to storm into the last four stage, where she will be up against Tai Tzu-Ying.
The Indian hockey women team marked their first win, beating Ireland 1-0. Meanwhile, Deepika Kumari held her nerves in a shoot-off against Ksenia Perova to book quarterfinal spot, where she went down 6-0 against An San. With athletics kickstarting on Friday, Avinash Sable bettered his own national record. He, however, missed making the steeplechase final. MP Jabir and Dutee Chand also failed to reach 400m Hurdles and 100m finals. In shooting, it was all over for Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat, who were both out of medal contention in 25m pistol event.
The Indian men’s hockey team beat Japan 5-3 in their last group match to finish their group at second spot. They have gone through to the quarterfinals. India’s 4X400 Mixed Relay Team finished last in their heats to be eliminated. Equestrian Fouaad Mirza finished the day at 7th in Eventing Dressage Day 1.