Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Medal for Lovlina, Ravi; heartbreak in hockey

Neeraj Chopra's first throw was 86.65m, well beyond the qualification mark of 83.50m. Lovlina Borgohain signed off with a bronze, India women's hockey team lost to Argentina in semi-final

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Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain

A brave Indian women's hockey team put up a gritty performance but it was not enough to secure a maiden Olympic final berth as it lost 1-2 to world no.2 Argentina in a hard-fought semifinal of the ongoing Games here on Wednesday. India still have a chance to win the bronze medal as they will take on Great Britain in the third-fourth place play-off match on Friday.

Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli. The 23-year-old from Assam has become only the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).

Earlier, Medal-hopeful Neeraj Chopra made it to the final of men's javelin throw with  a throw of 86.65m, well beyond the qualification mark of 83.50m. The men's javelin throw final is to be held on August 7. Shivpal Singh could not make it to the finals after failing to throw abive qualifying mark.

Wrestler Ravi Kumar defeated his opponent from Kazakhstan by pin fall to make it to the finals of Men’s Freestyle 57kg. Deepak Punia entered semi-finals after winning in their respective weight categories while 
However, Anshu Malik failed to make it to the quarterfinals. . 


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First Published: Aug 4 2021 | 5:15 AM IST

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