Tokyo Olympics: wrestler Bajrang Punia enters to Simis,India’s women’s Hockey loses Bronze medal
Tokyo, Aug 06; Day 14 Live Updates: The Indian hockey’s Tokyo Olympics campaign came to a close as the women in blue went down 3-4 to defending champions Great Britain in their bronze medal match. After the men side brought home a hockey medal for the first time in 41 years, the Rani Rampal-led side produced a spirited performance, even leading at one point before bowing out with best fourth finish ever.
India’s star wrestler Bajrang Punia began his campaign by narrowly defeating Kyrgystan’s Ernazar Akmataliev in the men’s freestyle 65 kg category and then ousting Iran’s Morteza Ghiasi by fall to book his place in the semifinals. Bajrang is now one win away from winning a medal. It was, however, the end of the road for India’s women wrestlers with Seema Bisla bowing out in the first round of women’s freestyle 50kg category. In athletics, Gurpreet Singh dropped out of his 50km race walk early in the morning while Priyanka Goswami and Bhawana Jat will be in action later in women’s 20km race walk event.
#WATCH | Wrestler Bajrang Punia's parents offer prayers, ahead of his match in Freestyle 65kg category against Kyrgyzstan's E Akmataliev, today
"He'll definitely win today. We believe in our 'Akhand Jyot', our God & our son's potential," says Bajrang Punia's father Balwan Singh pic.twitter.com/eqmR9OIZlx
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2021
Remaining matches on Day 14 for India: ATHLETICS: Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat in women’s 20km race walk event: 1:00 PM | WRESTLING: Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev (Azerbaijan) in men’s freestyle 65kg semifinals after 2:52 PM | ATHLETICS: Indian team in men’s 4x400m relay Round 1 Heat 2: 5:07 PM
Haryana Government announces an award of Rs 50 lakhs each to the nine members of the Olympics women’s hockey team who are from Haryana.
We will award Rs 50 lakhs each to the nine members of the Olympics women's hockey team who are from Haryana. I congratulate the Indian team for their praiseworthy performance at #TokyoOlympics: Haryana CM ML Khattar pic.twitter.com/Aa0J607YL3
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2021
GOLF: Can Aditi Ashok create history tomorrow?
Aditi Ashok is solo 2nd at the end of Rd 3 and remained in top three at the end of all three rounds. Final round tomorrow.
You may have lost the match but you have won our hearts: Sachin Tendulkar
Well done #TeamIndia on giving your best and fighting till the very end. 🏑
You may have lost the match but you have won our hearts. We are all very proud of you.#Hockey #Olympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/zf2QRM5EBE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 6, 2021
Women’s Freestyle 50kg: Indian wrestler Seema crashes out