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Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Thursday, August 5

August 05, 2021 21:25 IST
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India's players pose with their bronze medals after the Olympics men's hockey victory ceremony, at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, on Thursday.

IMAGE: India's players pose with their bronze medals after the Olympics men's hockey victory ceremony, at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, on Thursday. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

India's men's team brought back memories of the country's golden era in hockey when it won eight Olympic gold medals by defeating Germany in a thriller 5-4 to win bronze at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

 

The medal, which came after 41 years, erased four decades of disappointment in the sport at the quadrennial jamboree.

Wrestling star Ravi Dahiya also added to the celebrations after winning silver on his Olympics debut. It swelled India's haul at the ongoing Games to five medals.

Here's a look at the country's athletes' showing at the Games on Thursday.

ATHLETICS

Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohilla and K T Irfan finished 23rd, 47th and 51st respectively in men's 20km Walk.

GOLF

Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar at tied second and tied 53rd respectively at the end of women's Individual stroke play Round 2.

HOCKEY

India beat Germany 5-4 in men's bronze medal match.

WRESTLING

Anshu Malik lost to Russian Olympic Committee’s Valeria Koblova in repechage round of women's Freestyle 57kg.

Vinesh Phogat beat Sweden’s Sofia Magdalena Mattsson, lost to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in quarter-finals of women's Freestyle 53kg.

Ravi Dahiya lost to Russian Olympic Committee’s Zavur Uguev in men's Freestyle 57kg final.

Deepak Punia lost to San Marino’s Myles Nazem Amine in men's Freestyle 86kg bronze medal match. 

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