Thursday, December 9, 2021

Mary Kom eliminated; men’s hockey team in quarters; beat defending champs Argentina

Indian boxer Mary Kom was eliminated after she lost her bout to Ingrit Valencia in a split decision in women’s fly (48-51kg) round of 16 in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. 

However, Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu has stormed into the quarter-finals of the women’s singles badminton event. 

Sindhu came up with a clinical display against World No. 12 Mia Blichfeldlt, beating the Danish shutter 21-15, 21-13 in just 41 minutes in her Round of 16 match at the Musashino Forest Plaza.

Indian men’s hockey team also qualified for the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win against defending champions Argentina in a men’s Pool A fixture.

India’s archer Atanu Das won 6-5 against London Olympics gold medallist Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea in a thriller of the men’s individual 1/16 Eliminations. 

In shooting, India’s Manu Bhaker was in 5th place while Rahi Sarnobat came 25th after women’s 25m Pistol (Precision) qualification round.

Boxer Pooja Rani won her Round of 16 match and is now one win away from a medal place.

India’s Satish Kumar won his bout against Ricardo Brown of Jamaica 4:1 in the Round of 16 of men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) category to seal a quarterfinal berth.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first medal for India on the opening day of the Tokyo Games


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