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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 14 Highlights

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August 6, 2021 0 Comments

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 14:  Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia lost in the Semi-Finals of freestyle 65kg wrestling, he will contest in bronze medal match on Saturday, 7th Aug 2021. Aditi Ashok is placed at 2nd position after individual stroke play round 3 in golf. She is scheduled for the 4th stroke play round on 7th August 2021. 

Indian women’s hockey team lost the bronze medal match to Great Britain by a narrow margin of 4-3.

In the 4*400m Relay Round 1, Heat 2 of Olympics 2020, the Indian team set out the new Asian Record by clocking an area best of 3:00.25, but they finished 4th in the heat and could not qualify for the next round. 

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 14 – India at Olympics Today

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

Wrestling

Bajrang Punia

In the men’s freestyle 65kg 1/8 final event of Tokyo Olympics 2020, India’s wrestler Bajrang Punia had a bout against Ernazar Ekmataliev of Kyrgyzstan. Both the wrestlers were not in a mood to let loose the match; hence the score was a tie by 3-3.

However, Bajrang Punia had the high-scoring move i.e., a two-pointer takedown, so he was declared the winner. Thereafter, in the1/4 final event, Bajrang who faced Iran’s Morteza Ghiasi scored 2 points in the second period and won by 2-1 storming to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia seem to be a little out of shade when compared with his counterpart, Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan and lost by a huge margin of 12-5. Although he lost the semis, yet, he has a chance to win an Olympic medal by winning the bronze medal match against xxx on Saturday, 7th Aug 2021.

Seema Bisla

In the women’s wrestling 50kg freestyle 1/8 event, India’s Seema Bisla lost out to Tunisia’s Sarra Hamdi by 3-1. In the 1st period, Sarra took lead by 1-0 that she maintained in the 2nd period by score 2 more points.

Golf

Yesterday, Indian women golfer Aditi Ashok tied 2nd after the women’s individual stroke play round 2. Today, in round 3 Aditi is tied to 2nd and carded a three-under 68, she is just below Nora Kelly of the USA who carded a two-under 69 and is at the top position.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 14

She is strongly placed for the 4th stroke play round scheduled to be played on 7th August 2021 and hoping for the first-ever medal in golf.

After her performance in the tournament so far, Aditi Ashok seems to be confident and hopeful of winning an Olympics medal, she said, “I am doing my best and hopefully, I can get it done.”

Hockey

Indian women’s hockey team played the Olympics 2020, Bronze medal match against Great Britain today. It was a nail-biter with a lot at stake for the Indian women’s hockey team who reached this stage of the game for the first time ever. Both the team were pumped up and determined to win and take home at least a bronze medal back home.

Unfortunately, India lost to Great Britain by a narrow margin of 4-3. None of the teams were able to score a goal in the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter, Great Britain scored 2 and India scored 3 goals, Gurjit scored 2 and Vandana scored 1.

By the end of the 2nd quarter, India was leading the tally by 3-2. However, in the 3rd and 4th quarter India could not score even a single goal whereas Great Britain scored 2 and bagged the Olympics Bronze.

After the match the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted the pics of both Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams and appreciated the teams, he said “The exceptional performance of the Men’s and Women’s Hockey Team has captured the imagination of our entire nation.”

Narendra Modi on Men and Women hockey team tweet

Athletics

Gurpreet Singh

In the men’s 50 km walk final at Tokyo Olympics 2020, India’s Gurpreet Singh failed to complete the 50km race walk as he suffered cramps due to hot and humid conditions in Tokyo. When he withdrew, he was at 51st position out of 59 and walked 35km mark with a time of 2 hr 55m.

In the event, D. Tomala of Poland finished the race 1st with a time of 03:50:08s winning the gold medal, J. Hilbert of Germany finished 2nd with a time of 03:50:44s winning silver, and Canada’s E Dunfee finished the race with a time of 3:50:59s winning Bronze.  

Priyanka Goswami

India’s athlete Priyanka Goswami completed 17th in the 20km walk. She completed the race walk with a time of 1:32:36. A. Palmisano of Italy finished with a gold and a time of 1:29:12.

Priyanka Goswami, 20km walk olympics2020

Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, and Arokia Rajiv

In the men’s 4*400m Relay Round 1- Heat 2 of Olympics 2020, the Indian team set out the new Asian Record by clocking an area best of 3:00.25, finishing 4th in the heat.

4*400 Relay - India created Asian Record

However, they failed to qualify for the next round. The top 3 i.e., Poland, Jamaica, and Belgium made it to the next round by clocking the season’s best of 2:58:55, 2:59:29, and 2:59:37.

Bhawna Jat

India’s Bhawana Jat too competed in the contest but completed at 32nd position with a time of 1:37:38.

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