Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 5 Highlights
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 5: Athletes from India played & made their nation proud by winning multiple games.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 5 – India at Olympics Today
Below are the updates on today’s performance of Indian athletes at Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 5 in games such as Badminton, Boxing, Archery, Rowing, Sailing, and Hockey.
During the Women’s Badminton Tournament, group J, Indian badminton star and Rio Olympics 2016 silver medal winner – P.V. Sindhu defeated Hong Kong’s Ngyan Yi Cheung by 2-0 in her second group match to enter the women’s singles Round of 16 of Tokyo Olympics 2020. The 26-year-old Sindhu beat Cheung in straight sets by 21-9, 21-6.
However, in the men’s singles group D match, B Sai Praneeth could not make it to Round of 16 and lost to Netherlands shuttler Caljouw Mark by 2-0. He lost both sets by 21-14.
From the women’s boxing event good news came, debutant boxer Pooja Rani won against Algerian I. Chaib in the Women’s middleweight Round of 16.
Pooja won by 5-0, by winning all three rounds on the five scorecards. She has moved to the quarterfinal and is just a win away from the Olympics medal. Pooja will be against Chinese boxer Q. Li of China on 31st July 2021.
Indian archer Deepika Kumari registered a win in women’s individual 1/32 Eliminations over Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of the USA. Deepika scored 6-4 and reserved a slot in the pre-quarterfinals of women’s individual archery.
On the other hand, Indian archer Pravin Jadhav won the men’s 1/32 round against G. Bazarzhapov of ROC. Unfortunately, he lost to Brady Ellison of USA in men’s 1/16 by 6-0 and got out of men’s archery tournament.
Arjun Lal Jat & Arvind Singh who qualified for the semifinals after finishing 6th in the second quarter-final failed to move to the finals of Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls at the Tokyo Olympics. The rowers took 6:24.41 and finished last. The top 3 pairs in each of the 02 semifinals qualified for the final.
During the sailing 49er Race 04 event at Tokyo Olympics 2020, India remained at 18th position among 19 teams. The Indian team was represented by Ganapathy Kelapanda & Varun Thakkar.
Great Britain defeated India during pool A Women’s Hockey Tournament at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The score remained 4-1. India’s today’s defeat made Indian hockey fans seem dejected.