Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, Tokyo
Published by: Om. Light
Updated Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:40 AM IST
India got off to a great start on the eighth day of Tokyo Olympics. Star archer Deepika Kumar defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee to enter the quarter-finals. Sprinter Avinash could not make it to the finals of the 3000 men’s steeplechase event. Athletes like PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain will show their stamina on the eighth day. Whereas in athletics, Avinash Sabale Dutee Chand will present India’s challenge. The women’s hockey team will face Ireland. While the men’s hockey team will take on Japan.
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Deepika’s knock in the quarter finals
World number one archery Deepika Kumari of India made it to the quarterfinals of the women’s archery event. Now he has raised hopes of a medal. In this match, Deepika Kumari defeated Ksenia Perova of Russia Olympic Committee in the shoot-off. Deepika won the match 6-5. In the shootoff, Senia could hit only 7 while Deepika was able to hit 10. While Deepika won the first and third sets, Senia won the second and fifth sets. The fourth set was even.
Avinash Sable could not make it to the final
India’s Avinash Sable could not make it to the final in the 3000 men’s steeplechase event. He made a national record by performing well during this period. But could not qualify for the final. He finished seventh. Avinash managed to set the national record with a time of 8:18.12. Sable broke his record of 8:20.20 in the Federation Cup in March.
Manu ranked 11th in the rapid round
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker could not perform very well in the rapid round. Currently, he is in 11th position with 290 points. To qualify for the finals, they have to be in the top 8. Manu had scored 96 in the first series of the rapid round, 97-97 in the second and third series. While another shooter Rahi Sarnobat disappointed.