India’s outing on day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 started with a loss for the Women’s Hockey team. India lost their third consecutive game in the pool stages of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. They were thumped 4-1 by the defending champions Great Britain at the Oi Hockey Stadium, South pitch.
Archer Tarundeep Rai, who was in Men’s Individual 1/32 eliminations, lost to Itay Shanny of Israel 5-6 in the Men’s Individual 1/16 eliminations round.
Indian Sailers Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar lost in the Men’s Skiff, 49er’s. They finished Race 2 in 18th position, Race 3 in 17th, and Race 4 in 19th.
Indian Rowers Arjun Lal-Jat and Arvind Singh failed to qualify for the Men’s lightweight double sculls. They finished sixth and last in the second semifinal. Arjun and Arvind clocked 6:24.41 to finish last in the six-team semifinal 2 at the Sea Forest Waterway.
Archer Pravin Jadhav, who won his first-round against Galsan Bazarzhapov of ROC in Men’s Individual 1/32 eliminations. But lost to World No.1 Brady Allison in the Men’s Individual 1/16 emliminations round.
In Badminton, Sai Praneeth lost his second Group D match against Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands. Caljouw defeated Praneeth 14-21, 14-21 in straight sets. Praneeth was successfully leading the first set but Mark somehow managed to stage a comeback and win the set 21-14.
The story continued in the second set also as Praneeth was again not able to capitalize the lead he had. And in the end he lost the game in straight sets. Nothing was going Praneeth’s way as he was not able to get his rhythm going and his poor late decisions saw him bow out of the competition.
Sindhu, Kumari and Rani take a step ahead in Tokyo Olympics
India’s Badminton ace PV Sindhu defeated Hong Kong’s Ngyan Yi Cheung in her second group match to enter the women’s singles round of 16. All eyes were at Sindhu as Saina Nehwal has not gone to the Tokyo Olympics. So, it becomes more important for Sindhu to deliver, and boy, she did deliver.
Sindhu was instrumental in her win as she defeated Ngyan in straight sets. The Scoreline for the match stands as 21-9 and 21-16.
Deepika Kumari who ranks No.1 in the Women’s Archery Rankings also did not disappoint her fans. Kumari was not at her best but she did manage to beat Karma of Bhutan. She won the match 6-0 in the Women’s Individual 1/32 eliminations.
Deepika was then up against Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of Team USA, and the match was a very close contest. Deepika somehow managed to survive and she won the match by 6-4 in the Women’s Individual 1/16 eliminations round.
Boxer Pooja Rani continued her fine form in the Tokyo Olympics and easliy managed her way into the quarterfinals of the Women’s 75kg middleweight. 30-year-old Pooja won by a unanimous 5-0 decision against Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in the Round of 16. She used all her experience to control the three-round bout against Chaib, who is 10 years younger than Rani.