December 2, 2022


The Indian contingent in Tokyo continues to be ready for its second medal. After an ideal begin, courtesy Mirabai Chanu in ladies’s weightlifting, which gave India its first medal of the Tokyo Olympics (silver), the wait continues for medal quantity two.
A few of the large medal favourites from the Indian contingent, like Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat in wrestling and probably, Neeraj Chopra within the Males’s javelin throw are but to start their campaigns.
Here is a fast have a look at the Indian athletes who’ve certified for the quarter-finals of their respective sports activities and aren’t very distant from clinching potential medals on the Video games.
BADMINTON

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PV Sindhu (Reuters Picture)
PV Sindhu– Performs her quarter last on Friday (July 30) vs 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
Silver medallist from the Rio Video games in 2016, India’s PV Sindhu is among the large medal favourites in these Video games. She may be at the moment ranked seventh on the planet and seeded sixth on the Video games, however she has the talent set and temperament that’s wanted to finish up on the Olympics podium. On Thursday, Sindhu beat Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in straight video games 21-15, 21-13 to enter her second successive Olympics quarter-finals (after the 2016 Video games). She is going to now play her quarter last on Friday (July 30) towards Japan’s quantity 4 seed Akane Yamaguchi at round 1:15 PM IST roughly.
Yamaguchi is ranked two locations above Sindhu on the planet rankings, at 5. Nevertheless, Sindhu enjoys a greater face to face file towards the Japanese participant at 11-7.
If Sindhu wins her quarter last conflict vs Yamaguchi, she faces a possible semi-final conflict vs World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese language Taipei.
HOCKEY

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Indian hockey gamers. (AP Picture)
Males’s hockey workforceCertified for quarter-finals with a 3-1 win vs Argentina
Going into the Tokyo Olympics two issues had been being talked about essentially the most so far as the Indian males’s hockey workforce is worried. One, that they’re in a tricky pool, which additionally has the likes of world primary Australia, New Zealand, defending Olympic champions Argentina, Japan and Spain. And two – that this may be one of the best Indian workforce that is been to the Olympics because the workforce of Sydney 2000.
Manpreet Singh and his boys did endure a humiliating 7-1 loss by the hands of the Aussies, however they’ve gained all their different three matches performed to this point. They beat New Zealand 2-1 after which bounced again from the loss vs Australia to beat Spain 3-0 after which pulled off an ideal win towards the defending champions Argentina 3-1 to e-book their place within the quarter finals, with one sport nonetheless in hand. Their quarter last opponent is but to be determined. India will end second within the group, behind Australia, even when they beat Japan and the Aussies lose their final match, due to the superior Objective distinction that Australia enjoys. India will play the workforce which finishes third in Pool B.

INDIAN MEDAL CONTENDERS WHO ARE IN THE QUARTER FINALS

BOXING

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Lovlina Bogohain (AFP Picture)
Lovlina BorgohainIn quarter finals (one win away from an assured medal)
The legendary MC Mary Kom might need been ousted within the pre-quarters, however there are different Indian boxers who’re nonetheless in with an opportunity to win a medal on the Tokyo Olympics. Lovlina Bogohain grew to become the primary Indian boxer to enter the quarter finals on the Video games, with a 3-2 win vs German welterweight Nadine Apetz on Tuesday. The 23 yr outdated two time World Championship bronze medallist will now face Chen Nien-chin of Chinese language Taipei on Friday. Nien-chin is a two time World Championship medallist. The 24 yr outdated gained the gold medal within the 2018 version of the World Championships in New Delhi. A win on this 69kg bout will take Lovlina into the semi-finals in what are her debut Olympics and with that can assure an assured medal, at the least a bronze for her.

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Pooja Rani (PTI Picture)
Pooja RaniIn quarter finals (one win away from an assured medal)
One other Indian feminine boxer who stormed into the quarter finals is Pooja Rani within the 75 kg class. Pooja, who can be an Olympic debutant, outpunched Algeria’s Icharak Chaib within the pre-quarters to enter the final 8. Pooja gained the bout on a unanimous verdict of 5-0 towards Chaib, who’s 10 years youthful than her. Pooja, who’s a two time Asian champion will face China’s Li Qian within the quarter finals subsequent on Saturday (July 31). This might be a tricky contest for Pooja, contemplating Qian is a bronze medallist from the final version of the Video games in Rio in 2016.

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Satish Kumar (Getty Photographs)
Satish KumarIn quarter finals (one win away from an assured medal)
Within the Males’s draw in the meantime, Satish Kumar made headlines when he beat Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown on Thursday with a 4-1 scoreline. The 32 yr outdated Satish is now within the quarter finals of the Males’s Superheavyweight class and is only one win away from being assured a medal, at the least a bronze. Satish will now play Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan within the quarter finals on Sunday. This is not going to be a straightforward contest for Satish, contemplating Jalolov is the reigning world champion on this weight class.



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