After defeating Great Britain 3-1, the Indian men’s hockey team advanced to the Olympic semi-finals for the first time in 41 years.
Badminton: PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic individual medals. Sindhu won the bronze medal by defeating China’s He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15. Sindhu, the reigning world champion, is only the fourth woman shuttler to win back-to-back Olympic medals.
Boxing: Satish Kumar put up a spirited fight against Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan, the defending global and Asian champion, but he came up short, losing 0-5. It was the 32-year-old boxer’s maiden Olympic appearance, as well as India’s first-ever entry in the men’s super heavyweight division.
Gymnast: Earlier this week, USA Gymnastics confirmed that the six-time Olympic champion would not participate on the floor. Jennifer Gadirova won gold in Rio and finished second in qualifying last week. Jennifer Gadirova of the United Kingdom will take Biles’ position in the finals, which will be held on 2nd August 2021.
Swimming: Meanwhile, Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s 50m freestyle with an Olympic Record timing of 21.07.
Golf: The final round of golf has begun, and India’s Anirban Lahiri and Udyan Mane are not in the top ten. Fouaad Mirza has dropped to 22nd place in equestrian.
Great news for Indians: PV Sindu has a great chance to add to her Rio silver medal when she competes in the bronze medal match against China’s He Bingjiao later in the day.