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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Highlights: Archer Deepika keeps medal hopes alive
Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav crashed out of men's individual archery after losing in the 1/16 eliminations round Check Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 5 highlights and match results here
World No. 1 archer Deepika Kumari defeated USA's Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez on Wednesday in 1/16 Eliminations round in women's individual Archery event of Tokyo Olympics 2021 and keeps a medal hope alive for India. The India archer defeated her opponent from the US 6-4.
Check Tokyo 2020 Live coverage of India's event on Day 6 (July 29) here
Deepika disappointed in the first set as she registered a score of 25 while the opponent from the US scored 26 to take a 2-0 lead.
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In the second set, Deepika was able to make a comeback and hence she brought the scoreline level to 2-2. Continuing from where she left off, the Indian archer dominated the third set, and she went on to take a 4-2 lead in the match.
Deepika was not able to wrap up the match in Set 4 as Fernandez made a comeback, bringing the scoreline level at 4-4 and the match progressed to the fifth and deciding set.
However, in the deciding set, Deepika held her own to win the match 6-4, and as a result, she progressed to the 1/8 eliminations round.
Earlier in the day, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav crashed out of men's individual archery after losing in the 1/16 eliminations round.
India's mixed team of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav on Saturday had lost their quarter-final clash of the Archery Mixed Team event. South Korea's An San and Kim Je Deok defeated the Indian pair 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 5 Highlights
Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Hong Kong's Ngan Yi Cheung in her second Group J match of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 today. Sindhu defeated Ngan Yi Cheung in straight sets 21-9, 21-16 to cruise into the elimination round of women's singles. The 26-year-old Indian wasted no time in the first set and won it with ease. The first set (21-9) lasted for just 15 minutes. In the second set, Cheung as expected tried to pull the match away from Sindhu, but the Indian showed her guile and captured important points to clinch the win in straight sets. Sindhu has progressed into the knockout rounds. In men’s singles, Sai Praneeth failed to win his match and crashed out from Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
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India in Hockey on Day 5 of Olympics 2021
Meanwhile, Indian women's hockey team suffered a third successive defeat as Great Britain won the encounter 4-1 on Day 5 of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
This is India's third successive defeat after losing to Germany in their second match 0-2 on Monday. The Netherlands had thrashed India in their opening game on Sunday. India will now face Ireland (July 30, 2021), and South Africa (July 31, 2021) before the knockout stage, which begins on August 2.
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India in Boxing today
Boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) stormed into the quarter-finals of the women's middleweight (69-75kg) category in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in the Round of 16 here at the Kokugikan Arena. Rani defeated Chaib 5-0 on Wednesday.
Rani took the first round comprehensively as all judges voted in her favour. The Indian pugilist continued from where she left off and she took the match quite comprehensively, not allowing Chaib to come back in the following next two rounds.
On Tuesday, Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) had stormed into the quarter-finals of the women's welterweight (69-75kg) category in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Nadine Apetz of Germany in the Round of 16 here at the Kokugikan Arena.
On Sunday, Mary Kom had stormed into the Round of 16 of women's flyweight (48-51 kg) category after defeating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 32. Mary Kom defeated Miguelina 4-1.
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India's schedule and results on Day 5 (July 28) at Tokyo Olympics
|Events||Indian participants||Match timings (IST)||Result|
|Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination||Tarundeep Rai vs Oleksii Hunbin (Ukraine)||Tarundeep Rai wins||6-4|
|Tarundeep Rai vs Itay Shanny (Israel)||Tarundeep Rai loses||6-5|
|Pravin Jadhav vs Galsan Bazarzhapov (Russian Olympic Committee)||Pravin Jadhav loses in second round||6-4|
|Women's Individual 1/32 Elimination||Deepika Kumari vs Karma (Bhutan)||Deepika Kumari qualifies for 1/8 Eliminatioms||6-4|
|Women's Singles Group J Match||P V Sindhu vs NY Cheung (Hong Kong)||PV Sindhu wins||2-0 in straight sets|
|Men's Singles Group D Match||B Sai Praneeth vs M Caljouw (Netherlands)||Praneeth loses||2-0 in straight sets|
|Women's 75kg Round of 16 Bout||Pooja Rani vs Ichrak Chaib (Algeria)||Pooja Raini wins||5-0|
|Women's hockey||India vs Great Britain||India loses||4-1|
|Men's Lightweight Double Sculls Semifinal 2||Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh||Qualifies for Final B||Non-medal|
Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh failed to qualify for the men's lightweight double sculls final at the Tokyo Olympics after finishing sixth and last in the second semifinal on Wednesday. Arjun and Arvind clocked 6:24.41 to finish last in the six-team semifinal 2 at the Sea Forest Waterway.
The top three pairs in each of the two semifinals qualify for the final. Arjun and Arvind have, however, produced the best-ever Olympic performance by Indian rowers by reaching the semifinals.
They will finish at least at the 12th spot. While Arjun assumes the role of the bower, Arvind is the team's stroker. The two had finished fifth in their heats on Saturday.
The event includes two rowers in a scull boat using two oars each. The long, narrow and broadly semi-circular in cross-section boats help to reduce the drag. The maximum weight set for each male competitor is 72.5kg and the average weight cannot exceed 70 kg.
Check Olympics 2021 Day 5 India highlights here