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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.


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

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