Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 7 Highlights: PV Sindhu storms into semis, Men’s hockey team to meet Great Britain in QF
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 7 Highlights: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu is into the last 4 after beating Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20. She is in line to become the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 7 Live Updates: PV Sindhu and Lovlina Borgohain will be under the spotlight (PTI and Reuters Photo)
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 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.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 7 Live Updates: Lovlina Borgohain enters semifinals, assuring India second medal; Deepika Kumari loses quarterfinals; Avinash Sable breaks own national record; Indian women hockey team deliver first win
Mary Kom thought she had won – when she raised her arms in the ring, hugged her opponent, bowed, fist-pumped her coach, spoke to the media. The Indian was convinced she was the winner.
“When they took me for a dope test, Chhote (Lal, Mary’s coach) was telling me, ‘We have lost 3-2 but to me, you are a winner, don’t worry’,” Mary said, almost three hours after her bout against Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia. “I asked him, ‘what do you mean by that? I have won, no?’ It was at that point I realised I had lost. Then, I got notification of a tweet by (union minister) Kiren Rijiju sir, and I thought, ‘oh my God, what happened?’”
What seems to have happened is a series of misunderstandings in what eventually turned out to be Mary’s last Olympic bout. Mary was up against Rio bronze medallist Valencia in her Round-of-16 bout at the Kokugikan Arena. It was a close, at times cagey, affair with neither boxer really going all out. Out of the three rounds, Mary won two. Yet, when the scores of the individual referees were tallied, Valencia had more points and after a dramatic pause, the red corner – Valencia – was declared the winner. (Read Full Story)
India's Mary Kom reacts after her bout against Ingrit Valencia of Columbia in women's Fly (48-51kg) boxing Round of 16, at the Summer Olympics 2020 (PTI Photo)
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 7 Highlights: PV Sindhu and Lovlina Borgohain assure India of two medals
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