The largest Indian contingent of athletes in the Olympic games delivered an outstanding performance on the Tokyo Olympics Day 7. The hope of getting another Olympic medal is continually rising as many athletes have advanced in their respective games. On Friday, Indians woke up to the joyous news of an assured medal coming in the Boxing event. Although in some games, Indian athletes got knocked out.
The highlight of the day was Lovlina Borgohain’s and PV Sindhu’s successes. Lovlina Borgohain has confirmed an Olympic medal for India, as she defeated Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei and booked her place in the semifinals. The young boxer is competing in the women’s welter weight 69 Kg category. She will become the second Indian female boxer after Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal in Boxing and the third Indian boxer. Previously, Vijender Singh and Mary Kom have secured an Olympic bronze medal in Boxing. Lovlina’s opponent was former world champion Nien-Chin Chen.
“What a fabulous fight. Her tactics were brilliant. She used her right hand so effectively, reminded me of my own days in the amateur circuit. God bless her. She has a tough one in the next round but with that temperament, she can definitely go far,” says Vijender Singh.
PV Sindhu in Semi-Finals: Tokyo Olympics Day 7
PV Sindhu’s winning streak in the Tokyo Olympics remains intact as she makes her way into the Women’s Singles Badminton event. Sindhu has played her debut Olympic game in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She clinched a silver medal in the Rio Olympics and this time also, she is showing her mettle. On the seventh day, she defeated Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. Akane is the World No. 5. The score stood 21-13, 22-20, as Sindhu won with utmost brilliance.
The official account of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted about the event schedule of 31st July. The Badminton Women’s Singles Semi-Final will begin at 3:20 PM IST. Watch and cheer Sindhu tomorrow!