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Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Friday, July 30

July 30, 2021 21:53 IST
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IMAGE: Lovlina Borgohain made sure of India’s first boxing medal at the Tokyo Olympics when she upstaged former World champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals, in Tokyo, on Friday. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

It was another good day for India at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) provided the spark that India's Olympic campaign desperately needed with a medal-clinching quarter-final victory, while ace shuttler P V Sindhu re-asserted her status as one of badminton's greats by romping into the semi-finals.

 

India’s hockey teams too tasted success, the men, having sealed a place in the quarter-finals, beat Japan to finish second in Pool A, and the women kept their hopes of advancing alive with a 1-0 victory over Ireland.

Here's a look at the country's athletes' showing at the Games on Friday, July 30.

ARCHERY

Women's Individual

Deepika Kumari beat Russian Olympic Committee’s Ksenia Perova 6-5 (10-7) in a shoot-off in the pre-quarter-finals; lost to South Korea’s An San 0-6 in the quarter-finals.

ATHLETICS

Avinash Sable placed 13th overall after finishing 7th men's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 Heat 2, failed to qualify for the final. 

M P Jabir placed 33rd overall after finishing 7 men's 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 5, failed to qualify for the final.

Dutee Chand placed 45th overall after finishing 7th in women's 100m Round 1 Heats, failed to qualify for the final.

Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Ravathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan and Rajiv Arokia placed 13th overall after finishing last in Mixed 4x400m Relay Round 1 Heat 2, failed to qualify for the final.

BADMINON

P V Sindhu beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in women's singles quarter-finals.

BOXING

Simranjit Kaur lost to Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee 0-5 in women's 60kg Round of 16 bout.

Lovlina Borgohain beat Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen 5-0 in women's 69kg quarter-final bout.

EQUESTRIAN

Fouaad Mirza, astride Seigneur Medicott, in 7th place with 28.00 penalties, with 21 riders yet to compete. 42 out of 63 riders participated on Day 1 of the ‘Individual evening dressage’.

GOLF

Anirban Lahiri was tied 20th and Udayan Mane tied 57th after the Round 2 of men's Individual Stroke play, which was suspended due to thunderstorms.

HOCKEY

India beat Ireland 1-0 in women's Pool A match.

India beat Japan 5-3 in men's Pool A match; finish second in Pool A, progress to quarter-finals.

SAILING

Vishnu Saravanan 3rd and 15th in Race 9 and 10 in men's Laser; 20th overall.

K C Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar 17th, 11th and 16th in Races 7, 8 and 9 in men's Skiff 49er; 17th overall.

Nethra Kumanan 37th and 38th in Race 9 and 10; overall 35th.

SHOOTING

Manu Bhaker placed finish 15th and Rahi Sarnobat 32nd in women's 25m Pistol Qualification after the Rapid round; failed to advance to the final.

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