Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 6 Highlights: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom’s journey at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end today when she lost to Ingrit Victoria Valencia in her women’s flyweight pre-quarters. India’s Satish Kumar has made a sparkling debut at Olympics after beating Ricardo Brown in men’s +91 kg category. He has qualified for the quarterfinals. Swimmer Sajan Prakash finished second in heat two of 100m butterfly with a timing of 53.45.
PV Sindhu booked her spot in the badminton women’s singles quarterfinals with a win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt. The Rio Olympics silver medallist won the contest 21-15, 21-13 in just 40 minutes. After goalless first two quarters, India broke the deadlock against defending champions Argentina in the 43rd minute through Varun Kumar before Vivek Sagar Prasad (58th) and Harmanpreet Singh (59th) struck in the closing minutes of the match to seal the contest. With this win, they have confirmed their quarterfinals spot as well.
Earlier, Indian rowers, Arvind Singh and Arun Lal Jat finished 5th in their Men’s Double Sculls Final B which means they finish overall in the 11th place. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri’s Tokyo Olympics journey also started today, the Indian is moved up to T8. -2 after Hole 7. Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat is also in action in the Women’s 25m pistol event. Rahi finished 7th in her relay in the precision round, the rapid round is yet to begin.
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The Serbian pair of Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic eased into the mixed doubles semi-finals after a 6-1, 6-2 win over German pair Laura Siegemund/Kevin Krawietz in just an hour and 10 minutes.
Vesnina/Karatsev of Russia also advanced to the semis with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Iga Swiatek/Lukasz Kubot of Poland in an hour and 29 minutes.
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Tokyo 2020. India Results, Sailing: KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar ended at 16th in Race 5 before pulling off a seventh-place finish in the next to occupy 17th place out of 19 competitors with 76 net points. Vishnu Saravanan was at 23rd position overall out of 35 sailors in the laser event with 138 net points after finishing 27th and 23rd in Race 7 and 8.
Nethra Kumanan also continued her disappointing form as she was placed 31st with 176 net points out of 44 sailors in the women’s laser radial after finishing 22nd and 20th in the seventh and eighth races.
Meanwhile, the sporting director of the German cycling federation Patrick Moster has been sent home for making racist remarks during Wednesday’s men’s Olympic road time trial. “The team leadership at the Olympic Games in Tokyo has decided that Patrick Moster cannot continue his work as national team leader cycling and will return to Germany,” the team said in a statement.
India started off its Olympic campaign on a high note with Mirabai Chanu winning a silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting on Day 1 of the events. However, the days that followed have been tough for Indian athletes and fans. Many athletes ended up on the losing side and were eliminated from the race to the podium. On Wednesday, Boxer Pooja Rani (75KG) also showed the power of her punch and entered the quarterfinal round in her maiden Olympic Games. Meanwhile, archer Deepika Kumari defeated USA’s Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez to book her place in the pre-quarters.
So what’s in store for the Indian contingent on Day 7 of the Olympics games (All timings in IST)
05:20 AM: Men’s Double Sculls Final B — Arvind Singh and Arun Lal Jat
5.22 AM: Men’s Round 1 — Anirban Lahiri
7.39 AM: Men’s Round 1 — Udayan Mane
05:30 AM: Women’s 25m – Qualification — Rani Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker
06:00 AM: Men Team Pool A — India vs Argentina
06:15 AM: Women’s Singles Round of 16 — PV Sindhu vs Mia Blichfeldt
07:31 AM: Men’s Individual 1/32 Eliminations — Atanu Das vs Deng Yu-Cheng
08:35 AM: 49er Men’s Race 05 and 06 — KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar
08:35 AM: Men’s Laser Race 07 and 08 — Vishnu Saravanan
08:45 AM: Women’s Laser Radial Race 07 and 08 — Nethra Kumanan
8:48 AM: Men’s +91kg Round of 16 (Session 1 of Day) — Satish Kumar vs Ricardo Brown
3:36 PM: Women’s 51kg Round of 16 — Mary Kom vs Ingrit Valencia
04:16 PM — Men’s 100m Butterfly Heat 2 — Sajan Prakash
Where to Watch?
Fans can catch the live-action of the Tokyo Olympics on Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony TEN 1 HD/SD channels along with broadcast on Doordarshan Network. The games will be live-streamed on the SonyLiv app.