Day-10 Tokyo: Women’s Hockey Made History

Hockey India Team
Hockey India Team
  • Day-10 preview: The day started on a good note for team India. Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finished in 6th place by throwing her best throw of 63.70m. The rain there created a lot of interruption.
  • Indian equestrian finished 23rd in the individual jumping event.
  • Meanwhile, Indian women’s hockey team stepped into the semi-finals by defeating Australia from 1-0 in Olympic Tokyo 2020. This dawned as another good news for the followers.
  • Though, Dutee Chand clocked her best time of 23.85 seconds. Yet, she couldn’t make up to the semi-finals in the 200m race.
  • The Indian shooters again they gave a disappointing performance. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to reserve their place on three positions left in 50m air rifle.

-About the Matches

  1. DISCUSS THROW: Indian thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finished in 6th place in Olympic Tokyo 2020. Heavy rain was a cause interruption but she gave her best by throwing in the distance of 63.70m in rain. The performance could have been better if there was no rain.
  • EQUESTRIAN: Indian equester Fauood Mirza finished at 23rd place in individual the jumping event in Tokyo Olympics 2020 with his horse Seigneur Medicottm. He was the only equestrian in the two decades who participated in the Olympic games. Scores for the final round included penalties incurred in the qualifying rounds too. Mirza, with an aggregate of 47.20 points from the three stages of eventing didn’t make to the podium. Germany’s Julia Krajewski eventually took gold in the event, making her the first female Olympic champion in eventing’s history. Great Britain’s Tom McEwen and Australia’s Andrew Hoy took silver and bronze respectively.
  • WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM: The Indian women’s hockey team made history on the 10th day of the Tokyo Olympics as they beat Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur rose to the occasion when it mattered. Kaur converted India’s lone penalty corner in the 22nd minute to surprise the Australians. Indian women’s made the whole of India proud once again.
  • RACE: Sprinter Dutee Chand ran her season’s best in 200m but it was not enough for a semifinals berth. She made a disappointing exit from the Olympics after finishing last in her heat race here on Monday. Dutee, who had also crashed out of her pet event 100m in the first round. She clocked 23.85 seconds to finish seventh and last in Heat 4.
  • 50m AIR RIFLE: Indian shooters had another disappointing day, with Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failing to qualify for men’s 50m rifle three positions final. Tomar finished 21st in the qualification, while Rajput in 32nd position at the Asaka Shooting Range. The Indian shooting team returned without a medal for the second straight time at the Olympics.

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