Yet another day passes by at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic games and although there was a lot of hope from the Indian contingent, there has been no addition to the medal tally on Friday. The women's team did put up a spirited show against Great Britain this morning but eventually lost the match 3-4 to end their campaign fourth. While it was goalkeeper Savita who was the star of the team in the first quarter, saving two penalty corners, and three field-goal attempts, Gurjit Kaur first and later Vandana Katariya starred for India as they even managed to take the lead. However, at the end of it all Great Britain beat India to clinch the bronze.
The big positives from the day were that Bajrang Punia did manage to reach the semifinals in the Men's Freestyle 65kg wrestling and despite losing is still in contention for bronze. Moreover, Aditi Ashok, India's golfing sensation is tied second after three rounds and is chasing the country's first medal in the sport at the Olympics. If both of them can get a medal, then India's tally will surpass their best-ever finish which came at London 2012 with six medals. India has won 5 medals till now, 2 silver and 3 bronze.
Here are the results of all the matches involving Indian athletes at Tokyo 2020:
Men's 50km Race Walk Final- Gurpreet Singh - Did not finish
Women's 20km Race Walk Final- Priyanka Goswami finished 17th while Bhawna Jat finished 32nd.
Men's 4x400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 2- India break the Asian record in Men's 4x400 Relay, finishing 4th in Heat and ninth overall. While Muhammed Anas Yahiya ran the first lap, Nirmal Tom Noah was second, Arokia Rajiv ran the 3rd and Amoj Jacob a great last lap to achieve the feat with a time of 3:00.25. However, they missed out on qualifying for the next round, which will have eight teams, by less than one second.
Women's Individual Stroke Play Round 3- Diksha Dagar - Tied-51st after the third round with 7-over 220
Women's Individual Stroke Play Round 3 Aditi Ashok - 2nd after the third round with 12-under 201
India vs Great Britain Women's Hockey bronze medal match - India lost 3-4 to end their campaign fourth.
Women's Freestyle 50kg 1/8 Final - Seema Bisla vs Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia where Seema lost 1-3
Men's Freestyle 65kg- Bajrang Punia won his first match over Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan by way of the highest-scoring move after the match ended at 3-3. He then went on to win by fall against Morteza Ghiasi of Iran in the quarterfinal before losing to 5-12 to Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the semifinals.