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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 11 Highlights
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 11: The Indian men’s hockey team lost the semifinals to Belgium and fails to reach the Finals. The Indian team will be face-off against Germany on 5th Aug.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 11 – India at Olympics Today
India had participated in Hockey, Shot Put, Javelin Throw, and Wrestling. Few Updates regarding today’s games played by the team India at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
In the men’s hockey semi-finals match, India lost to Belgium by 5-2, and the hopes of more than a billion people expecting an Olympic Gold or Silver medal in hockey shattered.
In the first quarter, India was leading by 2-1, Harmanpreet and Mandeep scored 1 goal each. In the second quarter, Belgium leveled the score by 2-2. In the third quarter, none of the teams could score a goal. However, India lost in the final quarter when Belgium scored 3 goals and India failed to score any. Alexander Hendrickx of Belgium scored 02 Gilas taking the tally to 4-2. Finally, John-John Dohmen scored the 5th goal leading to Belgium’s victory over India by 5-2
Although India failed to qualify for the final, they have a chance to win a bronze, if they win the bronze medal clash against Germany on the 5th of August 2021.
During Men’s Shot Put, India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor failed to qualify for the Finals. He managed just one valid throw to finish 13th in his group. In the first attempt, he threw 19.99m, whereas the second attempt remained invalid, while the third attempt from Tajinderpal was considered foul and he failed to qualify for the finals. The automatic qualification cutoff for the finals was 21.20m that Tajinderpal couldn’t meet.
The top 06 i.e. Tom Walsh from New Zealand, Darlan Romani from Brazil, Mostafa Amr Hassan from Egypt, Armin Sinančević from Serbia, Joe Kovacs from the United States & Payton Otterdahl from the United States could only qualify for the next round.
Today in Women’s Javelin Throw, Indian athlete Annu Rani contested in the Qualification Round of the Tokyo Olympics. The qualification cutoff was 63m. Although she tried her best to qualify yet could make it to the qualification cutoff. She could not qualify for the women’s javelin throw finals, she finished at 14th with a throw distance of 54.04m.
Annu began with a 50.35m throw and in her second attempt improved it to 53.19m. She even failed to match her federation cup’s personal best of 63.24m. Maria Andrejczyk from Poland was the only thrower who could achieve the automatic qualification mark by throwing the spear to 65.25m that too in her first attempt.
Wrestling (3rd August 2021)
The Indian wrestler Sonam Malik lost to Mongolia’s Khürelkhüügiin Bolortuyaa in the women’s 62kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Sonam Malik lost on criteria after the two wrestlers were tied by 2-2 on points. The Mongolian was granted the win based on the ‘highest-scoring point’ rule.
As per wrestling rules, in case of a tie, the winner is decided based on the highest scoring points. Now if Khürelkhüügiin Bolortuyaa makes it to the final, Indian wrestler Sonam Malik will have another chance for an Olympic medal through the repechage round.
The Repechage (French word, meaning second chance) Rule allows a second chance to those athletes who have lost early in the competition and their counterpart makes it to the final.