Sunday is a very important day for India in the Olympic Games. Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu can give India a bronze medal. The Indian men’s hockey team will take on Great Britain in the quarterfinals. Manpreet Singh’s team has a golden opportunity to enhance India’s glorious history in the Olympics. It has to be seen that the new day, the new month and the first date will be able to change the fate of India in the Maha Kumbh of the Games?
Against India on Sunday (Indian Time)
- Golf: Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane, men’s individual stroke play, 4:15 am
- Badminton: Women’s Singles Bronze medal match, PV Sindhu vs He Bing Jiao (China), 5:00 PM
- Boxing: Men’s above 91kg category, Satish Kumar, 9:36 am
- Hockey: Men’s Quarter Final, India vs UK 05:30 PM
- Horse riding: Cross Country, Individual event, Fawad Mirza, 05:18 AM
July 31 performance in the Olympics
Saturday was a mixed day for India. Did not get any medal, but the hope of medal remains intact. The women’s team defeated South Africa 4–3 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. PV Sindhu lost 18-21, 12-21 to Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei) in the women’s singles semifinal. He will face Bing Xiao (China) for the bronze medal. Kamalpreet Kaur qualified for the final in the women’s discus throw with a throw of 64m discus, but Seema Poonia dropped out of the 16th place.
Amit Panghal lost 1-4 to Ubergen Martínez (Colombia) in the men’s 52kg pre-quarterfinals. Pooja Rani lost 0-5 to Li Qian (China) in the women’s 75kg weight category quarterfinals. Had Pooja Rani won the match, India would have been sure of another medal as soon as she reached the semi-finals like Lovlina.
Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu lost in the semi-finals, medal hopes still intact, account of the eighth day
Shooters continue to perform poorly
Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant failed to make it to the finals by finishing 15th and 33rd respectively in the women’s 50m rifle three positions event. In archery, Atanu Das crashed out of the men’s individual event after losing 4-6 to Takaharu Furukawa (Japan) in the pre-quarterfinals.