Day-9 preview of India in Tokyo 2020:
Team India started on a very good note. Men’s hockey team defeated Great Britain by 3-1 and stepped into the semi-finals of Olympic games after 49 years. It was a proud moment for them and their followers that they created history after over 5 decades. Another good news for India PV Sindhu won bronze in Olympics today. This too added up one more medal in India’s tally. She defeated China’s He Bingjiao in singles by 21-13, 21-15.
Before badminton and hockey, boxer Satish Kumar went down 0-5 to reigning world champion Bakhodir Jalolov today in heavyweight superfinals. Fouaad Mirza and his horse Seigneur Medicott are at 22nd after the cross country round in Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the day 9.
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After 49 years, team India stepped in the semi-finals in the Olympics games. India defeated Great Britain by 3-1 today. The first goal made by Dilpreet Singh on (7th minute), the second goal by Gurjant Singh on (16th minute). Finally, the third goal to mark the win came from Hardik Singh on (57th minute). Great Britain’s only goal made by Sam Ward on (45th minute). The last time India reached the semi-finals was the Olympics of 1972 where they lost 0-2 by Pakistan. Now team India will see world champion Belgium on Tuesday.
Another medal in India’s tally by PV Sindhu in Olympic today in day 9. She defeated Chinese He Bingjiao in singles and grabbed bronze medal. Sindhu became the only woman in India who won two medals in Olympic games. Previously, in Rio Olympics where she lost in the finals and now in Tokyo where she defeated He Bingjiao.
A badly bruised Satish Kumar put up a gutsy performance against reigning world champion Bakhodir Jalolov. However, Satish Kumar couldn’t make it up to win against him. Returning to the ring with a lot of injuries after the pre-quarters Indian boxer Satish lost 0-5. The score line was not reflective of his brave performance. Satish was two times Asian games bronze winner and many times national champion. He intensely injured himself with 13 stitches above his eye and on his chin. He still decided to fight against the world champion to show his strength, courage and patriotism.
Fouuad Mirza India’s only equestrian in the Olympics in over 20 years and his horse Seigneur Madicott will be in the 25th position in the jumping show qualifier on Monday. Fouuad Mirza took 11.20 penalty points and is on 22nd after the cross country. His total points were 39.20. He completed the country run in just 8 minutes. He started late due to technical issue, had to incur the penalty of 11.20 for going over the allotted time. Further, Mirza has another event left where he has to finish in top 25. Then he will qualify for the evening individual jumping final.