The Manpreet Singh-led Indian males’s hockey workforce suffered a defeat by the hands of Belgium within the first semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 at Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch immediately. Meanwhile, grappler Sonam Malik misplaced her match towards Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in girls’s freestyle 62kg occasion the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B. Sonam wouldn’t get for a repechage match as Mongolian wrestler misplaced her subsequent match towards Bulgaria’s YUSEIN Taybe Mustafa on techincality floor.

Men’s hockey: India vs Belgium semifinal

Belgium defeated India 5-2 within the semi-final and they’re going to now face the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and Germany within the gold medal match on August 5.

On the opposite hand, India will lock horns within the bronze medal match identical day with the loser of Australia vs Germany semifinal match. The Indian boys began effectively and seemed to maintain up the great work, however misplaced the tempo barely within the final quarter and that’s the place the boys from Belgium capitalised. In truth, the final aim was a case of the Belgium gamers taking benefit as India withdrew goalie Sreejesh and introduced in a area participant.

Loick Luypaert gave Belgium an early lead within the match as he registered a aim within the beginning minutes of the primary quarter and because of this, India was placed on the again foot right away.

However, India struck again as Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh scored targets in fast succession, and because of this, India gained a 2-1 lead within the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Belgium obtained the equaliser as Alexander Hendrickx efficiently transformed a penalty nook, and it introduced the scoreline stage to 2-2. No extra targets have been scored within the second quarter, and the scoreline remained stage.

The impasse was not damaged within the third quarter as effectively, and because of this, heading into the final quarter-hour of the sport, each India and Belgium have been extremely tensed. In the fourth quarter, it was Belgium who struck first as Hendrickx scored his second aim of the match, giving Belgium a 3-2 lead with greater than 11 minutes nonetheless left to play.

A couple of minutes later, Hendrickx obtained his hat-trick as he transformed from a penalty and therefore, Belgium gained a 4-2 lead. In the top, Belgium managed to hold on and the facet registered a victory, progressing forward to the finals, their second successive closing look.

Sonam Malik in girls’s Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Final and QF

Sonam scored one technical level every within the first and second intervals and this gave her good momentum within the match.

However, Khurelkhuu stormed proper again into the match as she registered two technical factors within the second interval, bringing the scoreline stage to 2-2. Bolortuya was adjudged because the winner on the idea of separation standards.

Javelin thrower Annu Rani fails to qualify for finals

Javelin thrower Annu Rani didn’t qualify for the ladies’s closing right here on the Olympic Stadium after an underwhelming present within the Women’s Long Throws Qualification — Group A.

Qualifying efficiency of 63.00 (Q) or at the least 12 greatest performers (q) will advance to the ultimate of the ladies’s javelin throw. However, these 12 performers will likely be a compilation of rivals from Group A and B. The Group A qualification spherical will happen later within the day.

In her first try, Rani registered a throw of fifty.35m. After the primary try, Rani was positioned on the ninth spot.

In the second try, the 28-year-old registered a throw of 53.19m and by the point everybody was performed with their second try, Rani slipped to the 14th spot.

Annu registered a throw of 54.04m in her third and closing throw and he or she was positioned on the 14th spot when the Qualification Group A ended.

Poland’s Maria Andrejczyk registered a throw of 65.24 in her very first try and because of this, she gained computerized qualification for the ultimate.

Earlier in March this 12 months, Annu rewrote her personal nationwide report with a 63.24m effort on the opening day of the twenty fourth Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships on the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports advanced.

India immediately’s schedule at Tokyo Olympics 2021


5:50 a.m. Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification (Group A) — Annu Rani completed seventh in qualification spherical.

3:45 p.m. Men’s Shot Put Qualification (Group A) — Tejinderpal Singh Toor


7:00 a.m. Men’s semifinals India v Belgium: India misplaced


8:30 a.m. Women’s Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Final and QF — Sonam Malik misplaced her bout.

2:45 p.m. Women’s Freestyle 62kg — Sonam, if she qualifies

International sights


7:20 a.m. Women’s Long soar Final

8:50 a.m. Men’s 400m Hurdles Final

3:50 p.m. onwards Men’s Pole Vault Final


10:10 a.m. Men’s Quarterfinals — Spain v USA


1:30 p.m. Men’s semifinals — Mexico v Brazil


3:30 p.m. Men’s semifinal — Australia v Germany

Tokyo Olympics 2020 reside telecast India and streaming particulars

The reside broadcast of India’s Olympics matches will happen on Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony SIX HD/SD with English commentary. Sony TEN 3 HD/SD to reside telecast Tokyo Olympics 2021 with Hindi Commentary. DD Sports will reside broadcast India matches on its Direct-to-home DTH service.

The reside streaming of Olympics 2021 will likely be out there on Sony LIV App and web site.


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