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Tokyo Olympics: Indian athletes who’re closing in on a possible medal | Tokyo Olympics Information


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.
Among the huge 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 take a look at the Indian athletes who’ve certified for the quarter-finals of their respective sports activities and should not very distant from clinching potential medals on the Video games.
BADMINTON

PV Sindhu (Reuters Picture)
PV Sindhu– Performs her quarter remaining on Friday (July 30) vs 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
Silver medallist from the Rio Video games in 2016, India’s PV Sindhu is without doubt one of the huge medal favourites in these Video games. She may be at present 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’s going to now play her quarter remaining on Friday (July 30) in opposition to 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 in opposition to the Japanese participant at 11-7.
If Sindhu wins her quarter remaining conflict vs Yamaguchi, she faces a possible semi-final conflict vs World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese language Taipei.
HOCKEY

Indian hockey gamers. (AP Picture)
Males’s hockey staffCertified 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 staff is anxious. 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 the perfect Indian staff that is been to the Olympics for the reason that staff of Sydney 2000.
Manpreet Singh and his boys did undergo a humiliating 7-1 loss by the hands of the Aussies, however they’ve received all their different three matches performed to date. 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 in opposition to the defending champions Argentina 3-1 to e-book their place within the quarter finals, with one recreation nonetheless in hand. Their quarter remaining 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 staff which finishes third in Pool B.
BOXING

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 turned 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 received 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, no less than a bronze for her.

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 received the bout on a unanimous verdict of 5-0 in opposition to 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 may very well be a tricky contest for Pooja, contemplating Qian is a bronze medallist from the final version of the Video games in Rio in 2016.
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, no less than 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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