A big disappointing day for team India. Indian men’s hockey team lose from Belgium by 2-5. Even after wait of so many years the dream of winning gold is still a dream for team India.
In the women’s javelin throw event, India’s Annu Rani’s campaign completed as she finished 14th out of 15 in Group A qualification. Her best attempt was of 54.04m.
India wrestler began campaign at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba with Sonam Malik losing her bout against Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the round of 16 of the women’s 62kg category.
In the men’s shot put event, Tajinderpal Singh Toor failed to qualify for the final in the evening. Left the arena with one legal throw of 19.99m.
-About The Matches
Indian men’s hockey team lost to Belgium By 2-5 in Tokyo Olympics. Dream will still be the dream. But the team will still fight for the bronze in Tokyo Olympics. Alexander Hendrickx (19th, 49th, 53rd minutes), the tournament’s highest goal-getter, scored a hat-trick. While Loick Luypaert (2nd minute) and John-John Dohmen (60th) also struck to hand the reigning silver-medalists their second successive entry into the final of the Olympics.
Indian thrower Annu Rani finished 14th out of 15. The national record holder finishes with 50.35m, 53.19m, 54.04m, and is out of contention for the final. She finished 14th among the 15 throwers in Day 11.
Indian wrestler began campaign at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba with Sonam Malik. She lost her bout against Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the round of 16 of the women’s 62kg category. Sonam picked up a point each in the first two rounds by throwing her opponent out of the mat. Officially known as push-outs in wrestling and was leading 2-0. Until the final few seconds in the last round when Bolortuya turned the match around by clinching two points to level the terms.
Bolortuya was declared the winner for grabbing her points with a touchdown. Therefore, won the bout despite the match finishing level on points.
However, Asian Games champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor failed to win for India in Day 11. He finished 13th in the 16-man qualification Group A to lose out on an opportunity to make the final. 12 throwers qualified from the qualifying stage of 31 athletes. Tajinder would have qualified had he matched his personal best of 21.49m a national record-breaking throw which he achieved earlier this year. However, the Indian shot putter managed a best throw of 19.99m.