Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6 Highlights: India still in search of second medal

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India’s outing on Day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 started with the first round of Golf. Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane started the proceedings for India. Golfer Lahiri ends Day 1 tied at 8th with a 4-under 67 and Mane was placed last at 60th in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Arjun Lal-Jat and Arvind Singh came last in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls final as they clocked a timing of 6:29.66. Spain won the competition as Poland came second and Ukraine finished third.

Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker both took part in the 25m Pistols Women’s Qualification Precision. Bhaker finished the day with 5th and Sarnobat came 25th.

The major news of the day was six-time World champion, Mary Kom bows out of Women’s Flyweight Round of 16. Ingrit Valencia of Colombia defeated Mary Kom 3-2 and entered the quarterfinals. Valencia was just very quick with her movement and her punches too.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: How India's outing on Day 6 faired out to be

India’s Vishnu Saravanan finishes 23rd in Race 8. He is currently placed at 23rd overall in Men’s One Person Dinghy Laser Race. KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar came 16th in the Men’s Skiff-49er Race 5. They showed improvement in Race 6 as they finished 7th and overall their ranking was 17th at the end of today’s races. In Women’s Laser Radial Class, Nethra Kumanan finished 22nd and 20th in Races 7 and 8. Her overall ranking was 31st by the end of the day.

Sajan Prakash finished second in Heat 2 of the Men’s 100m Butterfly event. He clocked a timing of 53.45s and was just behind Abeku Jackson of Ghana who clocked 53.39s. Prakash was placed 46th at the end of the Heats.

Men’s Hockey, Sindhu, Das & Kumar all lead the way on Day 6

Men's Hockey, Sindhu, Das & Kumar all lead the way on Day 6

First up was Men’s Hockey Pool A match between India and Argentina. India was second in the group and was playing their fourth game. Australia is leading Pool A with 12 points and has already qualified for the quarterfinals.

Both teams were struggling to break the deadlock. Varun Kumar opened India’s account converting the penalty in the third quarter. Argentina’s Maico Casella also equalized through a penalty. Vivek Prasad then scored the second goal for India. Then in the dying minutes, Harmanpreet Singh scored a rocket past the Argentine goalkeeper to make it 3-1. India defeated the defending champions and also qualified for the quarterfinals.

Then it was the turn of ace Badminton player PV Sindhu who was playing in the Round of 16 against Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt. PV Sindhu was just one win away from a medal before this game and she did not disappoint at all. Sindhu defeated Mia in straight sets and the scoreline was 21-15, 21-13.

Sindhu was just exceptional with her movement and her drop shots were also on point. This win ensured that Sindhu advances further to the quarterfinals.

Men's Hockey, Sindhu, Das & Kumar all lead the way on Day 6

Men’s Individual Archery, 1/32 eliminations round, Athanu Das defeated Deng Yu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei. Das won the match 6-4 and advanced to the next round. Then in the 1/16 eliminations round, Das defeated South Korea’s Oh Jin-Hyek 6-5. The match went to the shootouts and Das held his nerve in a cracker of a match.

Men’s Super Heavyweight, Round of 16, Satish Kumar defeated Ricardo Brown of Jamaica 4-1. Satish didn’t take any chances against Brown as he bagged the match with the help of his smart defence. He has entered the quarterfinals and will now face Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan on Sunday.

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