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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 9: Indian Women Hockey team qualifies for quarterfinals after Great Britain’s victory over Ireland

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 9: Indian women kept the hopes alive for the quarterfinal matches after defeating South African women by 4-3 in their last pool match. With 2 wins from their final 2 pool matches, Indian women finished the group stages with 6 points from 5 games. But the Indian team’s fate depended on the outcome of the Ireland vs Great Britain match. After Ireland’s loss in this match, Team India got the ticket for the quarterfinals. 

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur gave one of the best performances by any Indian in the Olympic Games. Kaur who was competing in the qualification B sent the discus to a distance of 64m in her 3rd attempt to be one of the automatic qualifiers for the final round. The final round will be held on Sunday, 2nd August. Seema Punia failed to qualify for the finals after finishing 6th in qualification A and 16th overall with a below-par best throw of 60.57m. 

Indian Shooters, Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant failed to qualify for the finals of the women’s 50m rifle 3 position events after finishing at 15th and 33rd position respectively on Saturday. 

Archer Atanu Das also failed to qualify for the next round against home favorite Takaharu Furukawa and lost 4-6 in an intense five-setter. Boxer Amit Panghal also got bowed out in his round-of-16 bout against Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez. 

The Indian shuttler, PV Sindhu, and her billions of fans in India witnessed a heartbreak on the Badminton court as she failed to qualify for the semi-finals. Sindhu was defeated by Chinese Taipei’s  Tai Tzu-Ying in straight sets by 21-18 and 21-12. Tzu-Ying completely dominated the match with her variations in the serves and backhand play. PV Sindhu will now compete for the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday.

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 7: Lovlina Boroghain assuring India second medal For India, PV Sindhu Enters into the Semifinals

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