The Indian males’s hockey group defeated Great Britain 3-1 in a quarterfinal match to qualify for the semifinals of Olympics Games after 49 years on Sunday. India scored three area objectives via Dilpreet Singh (seventh minute), Gurjant Singh (sixteenth) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win for the eight-time Olympic champions. Meanwhile, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu received the bronze medal in ladies’s singles badminton on the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu defeated China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 on the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza so as to add a second medal to India’s tally on the Olympics.

The lone aim for Great Britain was scored by Sam Ward within the forty fifth minute. Even although the final of India’s eight Olympic gold medals got here method again in 1980 Moscow Games, there have been no semifinals in that version as solely six groups had been collaborating. The final time India featured within the semifinals of the Olympics was in 1972 Munich Games, the place they misplaced 0-2 to arch-rivals Pakistan.

India will tackle world champions Belgium within the semifinal on Tuesday. Belgium defeated Spain 3-1 in one other quarterfinal to seal their place within the final 4 spherical. The different semifinal of the lads’s hockey competitors will probably be performed between Australia and Germany.

Sindhu’s historic second

It is Sindhu’s second medal on the Olympics after she received a silver medal on the 2016 Rio Olympics. She additionally turns into the primary Indian lady to win two Olympic medals. With Sindhu’s bronze, India has now equalled its tally of 2016 Rio Olympics.

India boxer Satish Kumar bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics after dropping towards Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov within the quarter-finals of the lads’s tremendous heavyweight (+91kg) class. Top seed Bakhodir Jalolov dominated the bout in all three rounds as he received by an nameless 5-0 resolution.

Jalolov together with his fast ft and jab stored tagging Satish from the gap within the first spherical whereas the Indian boxer tried to get on a potential entrance foot however failed. The reigning World and Asian champion once more confirmed his class within the second spherical and stored Satish at bay.

The southpaw boxer from Uzbekistan effortlessly took the third spherical too and marched into semis of the showpiece. But full marks to Satish for placing on a courageous show regardless of his wound reopening and blood oozing out. He refused to give up and battled it out in what was a present of grit and dedication.

Jalolov will now face both Great Britain’s Frazer Clarke or France’s Mourad Fraaliev within the ultimate 4.

Satish is the primary Indian tremendous heavyweight (+91kg) boxer to compete on the Olympics. Earlier on Thursday, Satish progressed into the quarter-finals after defeating Ricardo Brown of Jamaica within the Round of 16 by a break up resolution of 4-1.


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