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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 9 Highlights

Sindhu wins Olmpic bronze
August 1, 2021 0 Comments

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 9: Stakes were high especially for Badminton and men’s Hockey. PV Sindhu wins Bronze to create history and the Indian men’s hockey team reached Semis.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 9 – India at Olympics Today

Some Indian participation updates regarding today’s games, such as Badminton, Hockey, Equestrian, and Boxing at Tokyo Olympics 2020 are as follows:

Sindhu Wins Bronze in Badminton 

Yesterday, In the women’s badminton singles Semis, PV Sindhu lost against World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. She was out of the race for either a Gold or Silver medal. However, she had a chance to at least take home the bronze medal.

In Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 9, the bronze medal clash was played against Chinese He Bingjiao. PV won the match by 2-0 winning straight games by 21-13 and 21-15 and as a result, Sindhu wins the bronze in Badminton at Olympics 2020.  

Winning the Olympics bronze indeed is a great achievement. It becomes more special because PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman athlete to win two Olympic medals ever. Previously, Sindhu won a silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016.

Sindhu’s father, on his daughter’s achievement, said, “Firstly, I shall thank Park (her South Korean coach Park Tae Sang) who has taken great pain, the government of India, BAI, her supporters, everybody has given her encouragement, I am grateful to the media also. I am happy that she is the first Indian woman to win two consecutive medals at the Olympics–bronze and silver. That way she has brought name and for the country. Though the pressure is there I am happy that she has won a medal for the country. Because generally what happens is that playing the third and fourth match is a painful match, yesterday I motivated her a lot.”


In the Men’s hockey quarter-finals, India was against arch-rivals Great Britain. From the very beginning. In the knockout match, the Indian men’s hockey team, led by Manpreet Singh looked completely in control and was aiming for a victory over Great Britain, so as to move to Semis of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

India won the match by 3-1, cruising into the semis. India took the lead by 1-0 in the first quarter of the match, and by 2-0 in the second quarter. The two goals were scored by Dilpreet and Gurjant.

In the last minute of the third quarter, Britain scored a goal through a penalty corner and the score became 2-1. Britain held the ball for most time in the last quarter, but could not score a single goal.

Whereas, India’s Hardik scored the final goal in the last 5 minutes, taking India’s lead to 3-1, paving the way to semis. India will be playing the semi-final against Belgium on 3rd August 2021.

India’s today’s victory in Tokyo Olympics 2020 happened after a long wait of almost 41 years.


During the Individual event in the cross-country tournament, India remained at 22nd position among 48 states. In the cross country, Indian player, Fouaad Hyder Mirza completed with 11.20 penalty points, after Dressage he currently has 39.20 penalty points in total (dressage and cross country).

 Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 9, Fouaad Mirza

Mirza is in 9th position overall and is scheduled for the jumping event on 2nd August 2021.

Before the beginning of the match, Fouaad Hyder Mirza said, “I’m a competitive person. I’m not interested in just making up the numbers. I came here to do well. My horse is in really good form.

Everyone wants to finish No.1. We’ll try our very, very best, and who knows what we can achieve. It might just be enough to finish among the top few.”


In the Men’s super heavyweight boxing Quarter-final-1, Indian boxer Satish Kumar was against World’s no. 1, Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan. Jalolov defeated Satish Kumar by 5-0. Unfortunately, Satish’s bombastic performance came to a heartbreaking end on the 9th day and he got defeated.

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