Day 4 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was really interesting but also heartbreaking as some hard working athletes were not able to go further. But let’s have a look at day 5 updates:
Day 5 begins with the action of Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal, and Abhishek Verma. Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker started their game fiercely by shooting a whopping 98 and 97 in their first series respectively. This was an excellent beginning for the Indian duo. While on the other side Yashaswini and Abhishek did not have a good beginning as there was a 95 from Yashaswini and 93 from Abhishek so they began their round among the bottom shooters. Saurabh Chaudhary started the second series on a strong note too. He shot a perfect hundred in the second series thus keeping India at the top of the chart. Whereas Bhaker scores 94 in her 2nd series. Yashaswini and Abhishek were down at 16th position. As in the 3rd series Saurabh had overall 296 points and Manu had 286 points they remained on top but Yashaswini and Abhishek had 91 and 97 points respectively, therefore, they got eliminated. But in the second stage, Chaudhary and Bhaker were not able to make it to the medal round as they finished in 7th place. A pair needs to finish in the top four in order to go for the medal round.
While in the men’s hockey game, at first India won one game and lost one game while Spain had drawn one game and lost one. In the first quarter, India had a 1-0 lead over Spain in the Pool A game. The Indian team played dominantly in the second quarter and third quarter as well. In the final quarter, India took a 3-0 and as a result, India went to second spot Pool A behind Australia. We can say that the Indian team definitely shined in this game.
But in Men’s doubles badminton, the Indian team lost before even playing in their final group game. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost the quarter final series and defeated the Great Britain duo.
Lovlina Borgohain won and went to the quarter finals by defeating German veteran Nadine Apetz. She made her debut Olympic appearance in a fierce way. She is now one step away from winning an Olympic medal. It is the greatest achievement as the lone Indian boxer as she had a win over her rival who is actually 12 years older than her and is her senior. One more amazing part is that both the boxers made their debut in the Olympic game but it’s a proud moment that the Indian boxer won. Lovlina will now face Chinese Taipei’s Nien Chin Chen who is the former world champion. The next competition will be held on July 30.
Unfortunately, shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar, Elavinel Valarivan, Anjum Moudgil, and Deepak Kumar lost in a 10 meter air rifle mixed team event even though they finished 12th and 18th in qualification round stage 2.