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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 13 Highlights

Aditi Ashok in Tokyo Olympics 2020
August 5, 2021 0 Comments

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 13, Ravi Dahiya wins Silver after losing in the finals of men’s freestyle 57kg wrestling. Men’s Hockey scripted history by winning Olympic bronze after 41 years. The promising women golfer Aditi Ashok is in Round 3, and in contention for Olympic Gold. 

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 13 – India at Olympics Today

Some Updates regarding today’s games played by the team India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 are as follows:

India wins bronze in Hockey

In the men’s Hockey tournament bronze medal match today, India defeated Germany by 5-4 and stood in the top 3, India bagged a bronze medal for its remarkable performance.

What a momentous victory for the Indian men’s hockey team. The captain, Manpreet Singh got emotional and was in tears of joy. The whole team formed a huddle once more to celebrate the win.

India has won an Olympic medal in hockey after 41 years, the last time India won a medal (gold) was in 1980, Moscow Olympics. This indeed is a historic win for India and the millions of Indian hockey fans.

“Bronze, Olympic medal,” they roared in delight.

Indian Football Team on Twitter announced, “India come back from two goals down to defeat Germany in the men’s hockey bronze medal match at #Tokyo2020. What a phenomenal performance!!”

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 13

Wrestling

Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Today, at Tokyo Olympics, in the Men’s freestyle 57kg Wrestling final bout, Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya was against ROC’s Zaur Uguev. Ravi Kumar Dahiya lost the finals by 7-4, yet he won millions of hearts along with an Olympic Silver medal.

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya won a silver medal & made his nation proud across the wrestling teams of the world. India once again proved its mettle in wrestling.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated wrestler Ravi Dahiya for winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic 2020. On the occasion, Modi tweeted, “His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding!”

modi tweet on ravi dahiya - Tokyo Olympics 2020

Before Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian wrestlers have won Olympic medals in Rio 2016 in women’s freestyle 58kg (Sakshi Malik – Bronze), in London 2012 in men’s freestyle 60kg (Yogeshwar Dutt – Bronze), in London 2012 in men’s freestyle 66kg (Sushil Kumar – Silver), in Beijing 2008 in men’s freestyle 66kg (Sushil Kumar – Bronze), and in 1952 Helsinki Olympics in men’s freestyle 57kg (KD Jadhav – Bronze).

Vinesh Phogat

In the women’s freestyle 53kg, 1/8 Finals Wrestling match, Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won against Sweden’s Sofia Mattsson by 7-1. Thereafter, in the 1/4 final round, Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus won against Vinesh Phogat by 9(F)-3.

Deepak Punia

In the men’s Freestyle 86kg bronze medal match, Indian wrestler Deepak Punia lost to San Marino’s Myles Amine by 4-2. Deepak’s performance was superb throughout the match, but alas, the San Marino’s wrestler grabbed the decisive two-pointer after getting hold of the Indian’s right leg and converted it into a take-down in the dying moments of the bout.

Anshu Malik

In the Women’s freestyle 57kg Wrestling, Repechage round 2 Valeria Koblova of ROC defeated Indian wrestler Anshu Malik by 5-1.

Athletics 

In the Men’s 20km Athletics Walk final, Sandeep Kumar remained at 23rd position with a time of 1:25:07 while, Naik Subedar Irfan Kolothum Thodi stood 51st with a time of 1:32:06 among 52 players.

Massimo Stano from Italy completed first & got a gold medal, Koki Ikeda from Japan completed 2nd with a silver medal while Toshikazu Yamanishi of Japan managed 3rd position and bagged a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Golf

During the Women’s Golf Round 2 match at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian golfer Aditi Ashok Tied 2nd whereas Nelly Korda of the United States remained first among all.

She will compete in round 3 tomorrow and is in contention for Olympic Gold.

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