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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Indian Teams bringing laurels in different matches

Tokyo Olympics 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2021: The Indian Women’s hockey team lost against Great Britain while competing for the Bronze model. The team in blue went down at 3-4 closing their campaign for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Skipper Hollie Pearne Webb scored the equalizer for Great Britain after India took a 3-2 lead going into half-time. Grace Balsdon scored the all-important fourth goal in the final quarter. The men’s hockey team on the other hand brought home a hockey medal for the first time in 41 years.

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won his quarterfinal bout by fall against Morteza Ghiasi of Iran in the men’s Freestyle 65 kg category and qualified for the semi-finals. Here, he will be taking on Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan. Bajrang had earlier defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Ernazar Akmtaliev in the pre-quarterfinals of Tokyo 2020. On the other hand, Wrestler Seema Bisla lost to Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia 1-3 in the women’s 50kg freestyle 1/8 final. 

Young golfer and the biggest surprise package of Team India – Aditi Ashok, who is in medal contention in golf, will also be in action in Round 3. Another India grappler – Seema Bisla starting her campaign against Hamdi Sarra of Tunisia in the women’s freestyle 50kg quarterfinal. Gurpreet Singh in men’s 50km race walk, Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat in women’s 20km race walk Indian team in men’s 4x400m relay round 1 heat 2 – will also take the field on Friday in Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Remaining matches on Day 14 for India: WRESTLING: Bajrang Punia vs Morteza Ghiasi Cheka (Iran) in men’s freestyle 65kg quarterfinals after 9:40 AM start | ATHLETICS: Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat in women’s 20km race walk event: 1:00 PM | ATHLETICS: Indian team in men’s 4x400m relay round 1 heat 2: 5:07 PM

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