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Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Wednesday, August 4

August 04, 2021 21:36 IST
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India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya reacts after winning his Olympics men's 57kg Freestyle wrestling bout against Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev on Wednesday

IMAGE: India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya reacts after winning his Olympics men's 57kg Freestyle wrestling bout against Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev on Wednesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Ravi Dahiya and Neeraj Chopra made up for the disappointment of India’s women’s hockey team’s defeat in the semi-finals to Argentina with heartening performances in men’s wrestling and javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

 

While Dahiya powered into the final of the 57kg Freestyle final and ensured India a fourth Olympics medal, Chopra turned on the style to script history by qualifying for the final with his first throw in the javelin competition.

Dahiya will fight it out for the gold medal on Thursday, while Chopra will stake claim for India's maiden track-and-field Olympics medal on Saturday.

Here’s how the country’s athletes performed at the Games on Wednesday.

ATHLETICS

Neeraj Chopra qualified for final by topping qualification round in men's Javelin Throw.

Shivpal Singh finished 12th in Group B qualification and 27th overall in men's Javelin Throw; failed to advance to final.

BOXING

Lovlina Borgohain lost to Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli 0-5 in women's 69kg semi-final.

GOLF

Aditi Ashok is at tied second after Round 1 in women's Individual stroke play.

Diksha Dagar is at tied 56th after Round 1 in women's Individual stroke play.

HOCKEY

India lost to Argentina 1-2 in women's semi-final.

WRESTLING

Ravi Kumar Dahiya beat Colombia’s Oscar Eduardo Tigreros in first round, beat Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov Vangelov in quarter-finals, beat Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev in semi-final of men's Freestyle 57kg.

Anshu Malik lost to Belarus’s Iryna Kurachkina in first round of women's Freestyle 57kg; will play in Repechage round.

Deepak Punia beat Nigeria’s Ekerekeme Agiomor in first round, beat China’s Zushen Lin in quarter-finals, lost to USA’s David Morris Taylor in semi-finals of men's Freestyle 86kg; will play for bronze medal.

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