Tokyo Olympics: India enter into quarterfinals in hockey, badminton, boxing, pre-quarterfinals in archery
Tokyo/IBNS: India succeeded on the seventh day of Tokyo Olympics 2020 as the South Asian team entered into quarterfinals in three sports and pre-quarterfinals in one Thursday.
India entered into quarterfinals in hockey, badminton and boxing while pre-quarterfinals in archery.
They stormed their way into the quarterfinals of men's hockey defeating the reigning champions Argentina 3-1 in their penultimate league match in Pool A.
Way to go #TeamIndia— Rana Gurmit S Sodhi (@iranasodhi) July 29, 2021
Congratulations for reaching #hockey quarterfinals @Tokyo2020. Varun Kumar, @13harmanpreet, Vivek Sagar Prasad scored for #India.#Punjab is proud its athletes as #IND bt #ARG 3-1#TokyoOlympics #hockeyindia #OlympicGames #Olympicspic.twitter.com/0LBzifmhSM
Rio silver medalist PV Sindhu sailed into the quarterfinals of women's singles in badminton outplaying Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in straight 21-15 and 21-13.
What. A. Commanding. Performance. 👏— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 29, 2021
Here's the winning point from the Round of 16 clash between #IND's PV Sindhu and #DEN's Mia Blichfeldt.#Olympics | #Tokyo2020 | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #BestOfTokyo | #Badminton | @Pvsindhu pic.twitter.com/yuWylT4ihs
After the win, Sindhu said, "I started off well. In the first game, I was rushing in defence a bit but my coach told me that I was playing the wrong way and I was able to change how I played.
"And then in the second game I think it was fine, I maintained the lead and was under control."
Indian boxer Satish Kumar moved to the quarterfinals of men's super heavyweight (91 kg) category beating Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in a split verdict 4-1.
Satish ka Victory 👊— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 29, 2021
Satish Kumar advances to Quarter-Final. Wishing him the best for his next bout. Come on India, Lets #Cheer4India.#HumaraVictoryPunch #Olympics@PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @BFI_official @WeAreTeamIndia @IndiaSports @PIB_India @ddsportschannel pic.twitter.com/a5H8vTzdRw
Indian archer Atanu Das moved into the pre-quarter finals of men's individual archery event defeating favourite Oh Jinhyek from South Korea 6-5 in a thrilling finish in the round of 16.
Earlier in the day, Atanu defeated Yu-Cheng Deng of Chinese Taipei 6-4 in the round of 32.
🇮🇳 Recurve archer @ArcherAtanu— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 29, 2021
wins against 3rd ranked Oh Jinhyek of South Korea in a 6-5 thriller to qualify for the next round.
Stay tuned for more updates!#Archery #Olympics #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/IUSbhc7Wb6