Tokyo Olympics 2021 Highlights: Mary Kom bows out with a smile
Sindhu will play her quarterfinal match against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on July 30.
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However, six-time world champion M C Mary Kom's (51kg) pursuit of a second Olympic medal ended in the pre-quarterfinals of the Tokyo Games as she went down to 2016 edition's bronze-medallist Ingrit Valencia in a fiercely-fought showdown on Thursday. The funny part, Mary Kom had actually won two of the three rounds.
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India in Badminton today
Playing aggressive and deceptive shots that kept her opponent on the run throughout the match, Sindhu outplayed Mia in just 41 minutes.
Mia, who was ranked 11th in the world a couple of years back, had sent Sindhu packing from the Thailand Open in January this year, found the Indian star, silver medallist at the Rio Olympics and gunning for gold here, too strong on Thursday and could not play her usual game as Sindhu took control from the start.
Sindhu will play her quarterfinal match against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
India in Shooting today
#TeamIndia | #Tokyo2020 | #Shooting— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) July 29, 2021
Women's 25m Air Pistol Qualification Precision Results @realmanubhaker looks sets, finishing 5th while @SarnobatRahi is placed 25th. Let's keep cheering on our champion shooters! #AllTheBest #RukengeNahi #EkIndiaTeamIndia #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/679IWP7hZL
The 44-strong women's sport pistol field on day six of the Olympic Shooting competition mirrors the Air Pistol competition on day two and will feature all of the finalists from that event, with the exception of the Chinese, who have changed personnel.
India schedule today at Tokyo Olympics 2021
|Men' round 1||Anirban Lahiri||Underway||TBD|
|Udayay S Mane||TBD|
|LWT Men's Double Sculls Final B||Arvind and Arjun||ENDS||Finishes fifth|
|25m Pistol Women's Qualification||Rahi Sarnobat||Ends||5th position|
|Manu Bhaker||25th position|
|Men's Pool A||India vs Argentina||India wins||3-1|
|Men's individual 1/32 Eliminations||Atanu Das vs Yu-Cheng Deng (Chinese Taipei)||WINS||6-4|
|Mens Super Heavy (+91 kg)||Satish Kumar vs Ricardo Brown (Jamaica||Satish wins||4-1|
|Women's Flyweight (48-51kg) Round of 16||MC Mary Kom vs Ingrit Lorena Victoria Valencia (Colombia)||ENDS||Loses|
|Men's 100 m Butterfly - Heat 2||Sajjan Prakash||ENDS||Finishes 46th overall|
|Women's singles||PV Sindhu vs Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark)||Sindhu wins||21-15, 21-13|
Olympics 2021: India in Boxing on July 29
India's first super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer to compete in the Olympics, Satish Kumar, eased into the quarterfinals of his debut Games, defeating Jamaica's Ricardo Brown in his opening bout today.
In the battle of the debutants, the 32-year-old Satish prevailed 4-1, a comfortable win for him despite the split verdict.
The two-time Asian Championships bronze-winner Indian, who has been a multiple-time national champion, was helped by Brown's poor footwork throughout the bout though he did end up sustaining two cuts -- one on his forehead and the other on his chin.
"He got cuts because of three head butts during the bout. But it was a very measured performance by Satish, he could have been in trouble had Brown connected because he was huge and powerful," Indian boxing's High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI.
Next up for Satish is Uzebkistan's Bakhodir Jalolov, the reigning world and Asian champion. Jalolov out-punched Azerbaijan's Mahammad Abdullayev 5-0 in his last-16 bout.
"He is not unbeatable. Although Satish has never won against him but the last time they fought in the India Open, it was split verdict. He ran him close," Nieva said.
Satish, also a 2018 Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, dominated with his right hand and allowed Brown to repeatedly make the mistake of lunging in with very little balance.Olympics 2021: India vs Argentina men’s hockey