Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6 Highlights
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6: This day was of vital importance for Indian athletes, P.V. Sindhu, Mary Kom, Atanu Das, and Manu Bhaker.
India was scheduled for the events in Badminton, Boxing, Archery, Hockey, Shooting, Rowing, and Sailing.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6 – India at Olympics Today
The performance of Indian athletes in some games at Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6 are as under:
At Tokyo Olympics 2020, a women’s badminton match was played between India and Denmark. Rio silver medalist P.V. Sindhu from India and Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark faced each other in the Women’s Singles Round of 16.
Sindhu played an aggressive game on Thursday and won the game by 2-0, winning the straight sets by 21-15 and 21-13 in just 41 minutes.
Shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the quarter-finals after a dominant win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt. She has kept the medal hopes alive for India in Olympics 2020. Sindhu is likely to face arch-rival Akane Yamaguchi in quarters.
In the Women’s Flyweight Prelim Round of 16, Indian boxing star Mary Kom (age 38) had a bout against Colombian boxer Ingrit Valencia. Columbia defeated India by 3-2. Mary lost the first two rounds by 30-27 and 29-28 but bounced back in third by scoring 30-27.
"Some sports have legends, some have Mary Kom."— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 29, 2021
The legendary boxer from #IND gave it her all and then bowed out with a smile on her face ?
Some champion stuff right there! ?#Tokyo2020 | #BestOfTokyo | #Boxing | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion @MangteC pic.twitter.com/P8hStrvU9n
However, in the fourth round, she lost again by 29-28. Mary, aged 38 years bows out of the Tokyo 2020 Games, she will not return to the next Olympics as the age limit for participation is 40 years.
In the first event of 1/32 eliminations, Indian Archer Atanu Das played opposite DENG Yu-Cheng of Taipei. Atanu won the event by 6-4 and moved to 1/16 eliminations.
.@ArcherAtanu of #IND wins 6-5 in a sensational shoot-off against #KOR's London 2012 Olympic champion Oh Jinhyek in Men's #Archery 1/16 Eliminations ?#Tokyo2020 | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #BestOfTokyo pic.twitter.com/pu5EjgtC89— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 29, 2021
In the thrilling 1/16 elimination round Indian archer, Atanu Das played against London Olympics champion Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea. Atanu won the match by 6-5.
The next round would be pre-quarterfinal and Atanu is expected to face Takaharu Furukawa of Japan.
In the Olympics hockey men’s Pool A match, India, and Argentina contested to qualify for the quarterfinal’s berth. India in its 4th pool match played confidently against the defending champions and defeated them by 3-1.
Varun Kumar, Vivek Prasad, and Harmanpreet Singh scored from the Indian side. India had 60% ball possession in the first half but the score remained 0-0. India took a lead of 1-0 in the third quarter, and in the final quarter scored 2 more goals whereas Argentina could only score 1 goal that too in the 4th quarter.
India will be against Great Britain on 1st August 2021
In swimming men’s 100m butterfly heat 2 of Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian swimmer S. Prakash took 53.45s to complete second after A. Jackson of Ghana, Jackson completed the heat in 53.39s.
Prakash Olympics journey ends with disappointment and his performance could not win him a seat in the semifinals. He failed to meet the cut-off of 51.74s. He finished at 46th place out of a total of 55 swimmers. Earlier in the week, he finished 24th in the 200m butterfly.
In women’s 25m Pistol qualification round (Precision), India’s Manu Bhaker was at 5th place while Worl no. 2, Rahi Sarnobat came 25th in 44 women field of the precision round. The women’s 25m Pistol qualification round (Rapid) will take place tomorrow Both Manu and Rahi will be in action in the Rapid round of the 25 Women’s Pistol Qualification. Top 8 (precision and Rapid) would qualify for the finals.
During Rowing, Indian players Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished 6th Lightweight Double sculls Final B in a time of 6:29.66. They fail to qualify for lightweight double sculls final
In Sailing, India’s Vishnu Saravanan finished 23rd in Race 8 of men’s One Person Dinghy Laser Radial, and Nethra Kumanan finished 20th in Race 8 in women’s One Person Dinghy Laser Radial. Sailors Varun Thakkar and KC Ganapathy placed 17th in men’s skiff 49er.