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Tokyo Olympics : Day 10-Sindhu bags medal,men's hockey team enter SF

India's PV Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15 in 53 minutes to win the bronze medal for India. It's her second consecutive Olympic medal adding to her historic silver at 2016 Rio Games. The Hyderabadi shuttler looked in great touch right from the start taking an 11-8 lead and racing away with the first game 21-13. In the second game the Chinese player did put up a fight but Sindhu dictated terms in the end to help India bag third medal in Tokyo Olympics one in weightlifting, one in boxing and now one in badminton. Indian men's hockey team beat Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-final to enter the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. Dilpreet Singh scored the opening goal followed by a goal by Gurjant Singh as Indian took an important 2-0 lead going into half-time. Goal-keeper PR Sreejesh was once again brilliant under the bar sving numerous attempts made by Britain players and conceding only one goal. Hardik Singh's third goal sealed the deal for India as the eight time champions entered their first semi-final since the 1980 Moscow Olympics and they will now face reigning world champions Belgium for a place in the final. Boxer Satish Kumar lost to World champion and top seed Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the +91kg quarter-final clash. Armyman Kumar, the first Indian super heavyweight boxer to qualify for the Games, went down 0-5 to a superior opponent. Nevertheless, he won hearts with a courageous performance.Even Jalolov acknowledged Kumar’s brave effort after the end of the bout. India’s Fouaad Mirza has dropped down to the 22nd spot in the standings after the cross-country stage of the three-day eventing discipline of Equestrian at the Tokyo Olympics. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri ended his second Olympic campaign at Tied 42nd after carding a one-over 72 in the fourth and final round. Lahiri, who began the week with a superb 67 and was inside Top-10, slid down the ladder thereafter with rounds of 72-68 -72 over the next three days for a total of 5-under 283. He finished at 57th spot in 2016 Rio Olympics. The other Indian in fray, Udayan Mane, who got into the field later as a result of some withdrawals, also shot one-over 72 in the final round after earlier rounds of 76-69-70. He was 3-over for the week and ended 56th. Lahiri started the week with a bogey on the first day but ended it with a birdie.

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  • Released : 01-Aug-2021

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