It was another successful day for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 as Indian women's hockey team booked their spot in the Olympic semi-final for the very first time. Meanwhile, Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women's discus throw final with the best throw of 63.70m in the other highlight of the day.
India's performance on Day 10 at Tokyo Olympics 2020
India beat Australia 1-0 to reach historic hockey women’s semi-final
India's Women's hockey team qualified for the semis after it defeated the Australian team 1-0 in the quarter-final match on Monday morning and registered a historic win. India scored the solitary goal of the match through Gurjit Kaur, who scored from a penalty corner in the 22nd minute of the game. The Indian delivered a superb performance against world no.2 Australia, who had been unbeaten so far in the tournament before today.
Notably, Indian women's hockey team will be playing their Semi-Final match against Argentina on 4th August 2021 at 03:30 PM IST.
Equestrian Fouaad Mirza finishes 23rd in jumping final of eventing
Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza shined on his Olympic debut as he finished 23rd in the jumping final of eventing at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The 29-year-old Fouaad Mirza registered a score of 59.60 penalty points after the completion of all rounds - dressage, cross-country, jumping qualifier and the jumping final.
Kamalpreet Kaur finishes 6th in Women's Discus Throw final
Kamalpreet Kaur finished at the sixth position in the women's Discus Throw Final. Kaur recorded a score of 61.62 m in her first attempt and ended at 6th position. Kamalpreet failed to cross the 60m mark in her second attempt. She recorded her highest throw score of 63.70m in her third attempt. USA's Valerie Allman won the gold medal with the highest throw of 68.98 m.
Indian shooters end campaign
Indian shooters Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the finals of the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions after they finished at the 21st and 32nd spot. In the qualifications, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar scored 1167 (63x) points after shooting 120 shots on the target in three positions while Sanjeev Rajput registered 1157 (55x).
Dutee Chand finishes seventh
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand failed to make it to the semifinals of the women’s 200m dash as she finished seventh in her heat and 38th overall out of 41 athletes. She clocked 23.85s which was her season’s best performance yet could not progress.