Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 12 Highlights: Ravi to fight for Gold; Deepak, Women’s Hockey team to play for Bronze
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India Events Schedule, Day 12: Ravi Dahiya won his Semifinal and will fight for Gold. Deepak Punia (Wrestling), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing-Bronze) and the women's team (Hockey) lost their semis.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 12: India have athletes competing in boxing, wrestling, hockey and more.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 12: India’s action on Wednesday had a moment of spirits being lifted as boxer Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal, India’s third medal at Tokyo 2020 and the second bronze medal. Assam’s Borgohain bagged the bronze in women’s welterweight category after losing 5-0 against reigning world champion Busenaz Sürmeneli of Turkey in the 69kg semi-finals. Even though she was outplayed, Lovlina became India’s second woman boxer with an Olympic medal after Mary Kom in 2012 London Games. Ravi Dahiya then claimed a sensation result in freestyle 57kg Wrestling. Despite being 2-9 down, he fought back in the last minute to win by Fall (pinning your shoulder’s opponents to the mat). He will play the Gold medal match tomorrow. Deepak Punia lost his Semifinal and will fight in the Bronze medal match tomorrow.
In the last Indian participation for the day, the women’s hockey team lost 1-2 to Argentina despite taking an early lead, thus ending their golden dream. They will be up against Great Britain in the Bronze medal match.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 12 Highlights: Lovlina Borgohain won bronze in 69kg boxing; Neeraj Chopra qualified for javelin finals; Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) advanced to wrestling last-four while India lost to Argentina in women's hockey semis.
WHEN SHE strides out of the tunnel at the Kokugikan Arena Wednesday, Lovlina Borgohain will attempt to go where no other Indian boxer has been before.
Street-smart and daring, Lovlina has assured herself of a bronze medal by making it to the semifinals in welterweight. But the 23-year-old has set her sights on gold. And she knows that against Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli, her aggressive world champion opponent, it will require a sumo-sized performance — in an arena that is home to Japanese sumo wrestling.
Driving through downtown Tokyo, past the bay area, crisscrossing some of the stadiums that resemble sci-fi movie sets, you reach the old city’s sumo-obsessed neighborhood of Ryogoku. (READ)
India's Lovlina Borgohain will face reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli in the semifinal. (PTI Photo)
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