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Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Sunday, August 1

Last updated on: August 01, 2021 21:45 IST
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India's Pusarla V Sindhu poses with her women's singles badminton bronze medal after the medal ceremony, at Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, on Sunday.

IMAGE: India's Pusarla V Sindhu poses with her women's singles badminton bronze medal after the medal ceremony, at Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, on Sunday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

P V Sindhu became only the second Indian and the country's first woman to bag two Olympic medals after winning the bronze in women’s badminton at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.

The reigning World champion scored a straight-games victory over China’s world No. 9 in the third-place play-off.

 

There was also reason to celebrate as India’s men’s hockey team made it to the semi-finals after 49 years.

The eight-time Olympic champions beat Great Britain to set up a meeting with World champions Belgium.

The country’s last semi-finals appearance at the Games was in 1972 at Munich, where they lost 0-2 to arch-rivals Pakistan.

Here's a summary of the country's athletes' showing at the Games on Sunday, August 1.

GOLF

Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane finished tied 42nd and 56th respectively at the end of men's individual stroke play event.

EQUESTRIAN

Fouaad Mirza placed 22nd after cross-country round in individual eventing.

BOXING

Satish Kumar lost to Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov 0-5 in men's Super-Heavyweight (+91kg) quarter-finals.

BADMINTON

Pusarla V Sindhu beat China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 in women's singles bronze medal match.

HOCKEY

India beat Great Britain 3-1 in men's quarter-final.

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