Today was a very historical day for Indian hockey in Olympics. Today was day 13 of Tokyo Olympics. India started on a bright note by defeating a strong side Germany in a mouth watering contest by 5-4 , and winning an Olympic medal in hockey after 41 years .
It was a very emotional moment for Indian hockey and players. Indian team made a wonderful comeback because at one stage they were behind by 1-3 . In the match Simranjeet Singh scored India’s first goal of the match but Germany made a roaring comeback and scored 2 goals straightaway and score was 3-1 after that , but just after few minutes Hardik Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored goals for India and leveled the scorecard with 3-3. After the end of 2nd quarter,
The third quarter went very good quarter for India as India added 2 more goals in their scorecard. Rupinder pal Singh scored 4th goal of the match for India with the help of penalty stroke. The scorecard only got better after that as Simranjeet Singh again scored a goal and gave a 5-3 lead to India. Germany was under pressure .However, Germany scored a goal in 4th quarter but it was not enough as India won a hard fought match by 5-4.
In wrestling, wrestler Vinesh phogat won her first match convincingly by 7-1 but in the next round Vinesh Phogat was defeated by V Kaladzinskaya in 53 kg weight category . But there was a still a way win a bronze medal by winning repechage round but this dream was shattered when V Kaladzinskaya was defeated by Chinese wrestler. Vinesh Phogat was one of the biggest medals hopes for India.
In golf, Aditi Ashok is on a verge of winning historic Olympic medal in golf, after carding a flawless five- under 66 in the second round with five birdies. she is currently on second position after worlds no 1 Nelly Korda of USA .In 20 km race walk, India’s K T Irfan finished 51st , Rohit Rohilla finished 47th and Sandeep Kumar finished 23rd in the race. (source : https://sportstar.thehindu.com/olympics/tokyo-olympics/olympics-2020-mens-womens-freestyle-wrestling-live-streaming-updates/article35731746.ece)
Then came two important matches of India in wrestling where India’s Ravi kumar Dahiya was in finals of the 57 kg category against defending champion Zavur Uguev . But unfortunately, Ravi Dahiya lost a hard fought match by 4-7, and ended with a Silver medal. It was a wonderful performance from wrestler Ravi Dahiya. After that , wrestler Deepak Punia was against M Anime in 86 kg weight category. He was giving a tough fight but unfortunately he lost the match in last seconds of the match.
Today was a very mix kind of day for India, after winning a historic bronze medal in hockey India star wrestler Vinesh Phogat was knocked out of Tokyo Olympics. Aditi Ashok was a big positive for India. Ravi Dahiya won Silver medal but Deepak Punia was unable to win Bronze medal.
Tomorrow is also a very interesting day in Olympics for India as India women hockey team will play against Great Britain and India’s one of the biggest medal hopes Bajrang Punia will start his campaign tomorrow.