On Thursday, Indian players were in the Olympics. The men’s hockey team won the bronze medal by defeating Germany. With this, the drought of 41 years ended. Now on Friday, a similar miracle will be expected from Indian women. There is a competition with Great Britain for the bronze medal, after that the biggest hope of gold, Bahubali Bajrang Punia will also start his campaign.
Friday’s Schedule (Indian Time)
Athletics: Gurpreet Singh, Men’s 50km walking event, 2:00 am
Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat, Women’s 20 km walk 1:00 pm
Men’s 4x400m relay first leg, second heat, 05:07 pm
Golf: Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar, Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round Three 4:00 am
Hockey: India vs Britain, Women’s Bronze Medal Match, 7:00 am
Wrestling: Bajrang Punia vs Arnazar Akmataliev (Kyrgyzstan), Men’s Freestyle 65kg; 8:00 am
Seema Bisla vs Sarra Hamdi (Tunisia), Women’s Freestyle 50kg Repechage Round, 8:00 am
Such was the day of August 5
The Indian men’s team won its first Olympic medal in 41 years after beating Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal play-off. In wrestling, Ravi Dahiya missed out on a historic gold medal and had to settle for a silver medal in the men’s 57kg weight category after losing to Russian Olympic Committee’s Javur Yuvugaev. Deepak Poonia lost to Miles Najm Amin of San Marino in the 86kg play-off after coming close to winning the bronze medal.
Vinesh Phogat was knocked out of the competition by Belarus’s Vanessa Kaladzinskaya in the quarterfinals of the women’s 53kg category. Anshu Malik crashed out of the medal race in the 57kg category after going down 1-5 in the repechage bout against Rio Olympic silver medalist Valera Koblova of Russia.
In golf, Aditi Ashok is at joint second with a five-under 66 card in the second round. Diksha Dagar played an over 72 card in the second round. She is in joint 53rd position with a total of 148 in six overs. In athletics, Sandeep Kumar and veteran KT Irfan disappointed in the walking event.