TokyoIn the Olympics, the day of August 4, ie Wednesday, was a bit of happiness for the Indian contingent. But on Thursday, there is a hope of getting not one but many medals. While Ravi Dahiya can become the first wrestler to win gold in wrestling, the Indian men’s hockey team would also like to take a medal after 41 years. Apart from these, some other players would also like to finish the podium.
Let’s take a look at India’s program on August 5…
Athletics: KT Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar, men’s 20km walk 1:00 pm
Golf: Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar Women’s Individual Stroke Play, 4:00 am
Hockey: India vs Germany, Men’s Bronze Medal Match, 7:00 am
Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat vs Sofia Magdalena Matsson (Sweden) Women’s Freestyle 53kg 8:00 am Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova (Russia Olympic Committee) Women’s Freestyle 57kg in the repechage round, 7:30 am Ravi Dahiya and Javur Yuguyev (Russia Olympic Committee) Men’s Freestyle 57kg Finals, 2:45 pm Deepak Poonia in Men’s Freestyle Bronze Medal Match 2:45 pm
4th of August
Ravi Dahiya reached the final after defeating Nurislam Sanayev (Kazakhstan) in the men’s 57kg weight category semi-final. On Thursday, Javur will take on Yuvugaev (Russian Olympic Committee) for the gold medal. Another wrestler Deepak Poonia lost to David Maurice Taylor (USA) in the semifinals of men’s 86kg category. Now he too will be in the race for the bronze medal on Thursday. Anshu Malik lost to Irina Kurachikina (Belarus) in the first match of women’s 57kg weight category. Irina has reached the final and Anshu will play in repechage on Thursday. That is, the hope of bronze medal remains intact. The Indian women’s hockey team lost 1-2 to Argentina in the semi-finals. Will now face Great Britain for the bronze medal. Lovlina Borgohain, playing the first Olympics, lost to Busenaz Suramenelli (Turkey) in the women’s 69kg. Indian boxer got bronze medal. In athletics, Neeraj Chopra reached the final with a throw of 86.65m in the men’s javelin throw. Shivpal Singh (76.40m) could not qualify for the final. In the first round of golf women’s individual event, Aditi Ashok finished joint second and Diksha Dagar joint 56th.
[Attribution to NBT]