India’s badminton star PV Sindhu defeated Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 2-0 in the Round of 16 and booked a place in the quarterfinals of women’s singles event while in boxing, India’s Satish Kumar won his bout against Ricardo Brown of Jamaica 4:1 in the Round of 16 of men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) category to seal a quarterfinal berth.
Indian men’s hockey team also qualified for the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win against defending champions Argentina in a men’s Pool A fixture.
India’s archer Atanu Das won 6-5 against Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea in a thriller of the men’s individual 1/16 Eliminations.
In shooting, India’s Manu Bhaker was in 5th place while Rahi Sarnobat came 25th after the women’s 25m Pistol (Precision) qualification round. The women’s 25m Pistol (Rapid) qualification round will take place tomorrow with top 8 shooters qualifying in Precision and Rapid final combined.
Olympics 2020: Big wins for PV Sindhu, Hockey Team and Mary Kom as they enter Quarter Finals
India’s pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished 5th in the Lightweight Double sculls Final B and 11th overall with a time of 6:29.66. In other sports, India’s golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane began their campaign at Tokyo 2020 Men’s Individual Stroke Play. The legendary Mary Kom continues her quest for an Olympic gold today.
Paddler Ma Long will also feature in today’s action, In tennis, a mouthwatering clash between world number one Novak Djokovic and Japan’s own Kei Nishikori will be played out as Djokovic aims for Olympic gold after having won all Grand Slam titles this year.