The Day 12 at Tokyo Olympics 2020 turned out to be one of the best days for Indian contingent in the Games. Although Lovlina Borgohain and Indian women's team lost in the semi-finals, there were a lot of positive results for the fans to cherish on Wednesday. Aditi Ashok was at her absolute best in women's golf event while Neeraj Chopra rose to the occasion and qualified for the finals with a breathtaking first throw in men's javelin qualifiers.
However, it was wrestling where India put on a show for everyone. Anshu Malik, despite her loss in pre-quarters, qualified for the repechage round. While Deepak Punia will play the bronze medal match on Thursday, Ravi Kumar Dahiya is into the finals and will be one of the contenders to win India's first gold medal in Tokyo. Here is how all the results for Indian contingent unfolded on Wednesday:
India's performance on Day 12 at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw Qualification
Neeraj Chopra qualified for the finals of men’s javelin throw with an incredible effort of 86.65m, which was the highest throw among all the 12 qualifiers in both the groups. The 23-year-old notably breached the qualification mark by some distance and secured an automatic spot in the finals.
Meanwhile, his compatriot Shivpal Singh could not qualify for the finals as he got knocked out in the qualifying round with his best effort reading 76.40m.
Boxing - Women's Welterweight Semi-finals
Lovlina Borgohain was defeated by Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli 0-5 in the semi-finals in women’s welterweight event. The 23-year-old was completely outplayed by her opponent but showed tremendous grit and determination throughout the bout. Despite the loss, Lovlina secured a historic bronze medal for India which is country's third medal in the Games.
Golf - Women's Individual Round 1
In the women’s individual golf event, Aditi Ashok (-4) put on a spectacular show to finish the opening round at 2nd spot. Meanwhile, Diksha Dagar (+50) ended the day at 56th position.
Wrestling - Women's Freestyle 86kg
Anshu Malik lost to Belarus’ wrestler Iryna Kurachkina by 2-8 in pre-quarters of women's freestyle 57kg. However, the 19-year-old has qualified for repechage round and will compete on Thursday to secure bronze medal. Notably, Malik will now have to defeat Valeria Koblova (ROC) to play the bronze medal match against Evelina Nikolova (Bulgaria).
Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 86kg
Deepak Punia produced a scintillating performance to qualify for the semi-finals in men’s freestyle 86kg, where the wrestler lost. Punia will now compete in bronze medal match on Thursday.
1/8 Final - Deepak Punia beat Ekerekeme Agiomor (Nigeria) by SUP
1/4 Final - Deepak Punia beat Lin Zushen (China) by 6-3
Semi-finals - Deepak Punia lost to David Taylor (USA) by SUP
Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 57kg
Ravi Kumar Dahiya was the star performer for India in wrestling as he qualified for the finals of men’s freestyle 57kg with a brilliant victory by fall over Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev in the semis, securing another medal for India.
1/8 Final - Ravi Kumar Dahiya beat Óscar Tigreros (Colombia) by SUP
1/4 Final - Ravi Kumar Dahiya beat Georgi Vangelov (Bulgaria) by SUP
Semi-finals - Ravi Kumar Dahiya beat Nurislam Sanayev (Kazakhstan) by Fall
Hockey - Women's Semi-finals
India lost to Argentina 1-2 in women’s hockey semi-finals in a hard-fought contest. They will now compete against Great Britain in bronze medal match on Friday.