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Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Ravi wins silver, men's hockey team bags bronze

India's men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating Germany 5-4 to win the bronze.

2020 Tokyo olympics | Hockey India | Vinesh Phogat

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A resolute Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating a plucky Germany 5-4 to win the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games here on Thursday.

Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) scored a brace, while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) were the other goal getters for world no.3 India.

It is India's third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.

Ravi Dahiya on Thursday became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games but Vinesh Phogat's redemption dream came crashing down after a shock quarterfinal exit and Deepak Punia let slip a bronze in the last 10 seconds of his play-off bout here on Thursday.

In the men's freestyle 86kg category, Deepak Punia came agonisingly close to winning a bronze medal on his Olympic debut but conceded a take-down in last 10 seconds of the play-off against San Marino's Myles Nazem Amine to miss out on achieving the feat.

suffered a massive upset defeat at the Olympic Games after being pinned by Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in the 53kg quarterfinals to not only go out of the gold medal race but also face the risk of getting eliminated, here on Thursday.

Vinesh had no answer to the supreme defence of Vanesa, who got her revenge from the Indian at the biggest stage after suffering a similar embarrassing defeat 'by fall' earlier this year in Ukraine.

Young Anshu Malik bowed out of the 57kg competition after losing her repechage round 1-5 to Russia's Valeria Koblova, the Rio Olympics silver medallist.

Following is India's schedule on the 13th day of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.


K T Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in men's 20km race walk event: 1:00pm IST.

Result: Sandeep Kumar finishes at 23rd, Rahul Rohilla and KT Irfan end at 47th and 51st respectively

Golf:: Women's individual stroke play round 2

Aditi Ashok Tied 2nd 

Diksha Dagar is palced 54th 


India vs Germany in men's bronze medal match: 7:00am IST.

Result: India wins 5-4


vs Sofia Magdalena Mattsson (Sweden) in women's freestyle 53kg; 8:00am IST.
Result-  wins

Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Quarterfinals)
Result- Vinesh Phogat loses

Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova (ROC) in repechage round of women's freestyle 57kg; second bout after 7:30am IST start.

Result- Anshu Malik loses

Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev (Russian Olympic Committee) in men's freestyle 57kg final; ninth bout after 4:20 pm IST start.

Ravi Dahiya loses, wins silver medal

Deepak Punia in men's freestyle bronze medal match; 11th bout after 2:45pm IST start.

Deepak Punia loses


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