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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 6: PV Sindhu, Satish Kumar and Atanu Das advances to next level in their events


Day 6 at Tokyo Olympics 2020 started with many positives for India but ended on a sad note for the Indians. Boxer, Satish Kumar advanced to quarterfinals in men’s +91kg super heavyweight category after beating Jamaican Ricardo Brown.

Archer Atanu Das advanced to the next round after defeating former Olympic and World Champion Oh Jinhyek of South Korea. Indian men’s hockey team defeated Argentina team 3-1 in hockey pool A match and therefore, confirmed a spot in the quarterfinals. 

Shuttler PV Sindhu moved to the quarterfinals in badminton women’s singles after beating Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in the round of 16. Rahi Sarnobat scored 96, 97, 94, a total of 287 out of 300 in the precision round of 25m pistol qualification. Manu Bhaker scored 292 out of 300, ranked 5th. The second round of qualification – rapid round will be played tomorrow, top 8 shooters will enter the final. 

Indian rowers, Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh finished at the 5th spot with a time mark of 6:29:66 in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Final B, finishing 11th overall. Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane are also in action at the golf course for India. 

Swimmer Sajan Prakash finished 46th out of 55 swimmers in his 100m fly event, and therefore, India’s swimming campaign ended on Thursday at Tokyo 2020. 

Marry Kom at Tokyo Olympics
Marry Kom at Tokyo Olympics

A big setback for India, as boxer Mary Kom lost by a 3:2 verdict in her round of 16 matches. Mary Kom said that she was not aware that she had lost the match. She got to know about it when she read it on Twitter while going for a dope test. Kom said, “My coach said I am a winner. What does that mean? I thought I had won. I read tweets by Kiren Rijiju sir and got to know (about the defeat).”

India’s search for the 2nd Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 continues after Day 6.

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