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Tokyo Olympics: After Ravi Kumar in wrestling, Deepak Poonia raises medal hopes

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tokyo Olympics: After Ravi Kumar in wrestling, Deepak Poonia raises medal hopes

Tokyo: Today is the 13th day of the Tokyo Olympics. Wrestler Ravi Kumar has won his first match. He has made it to the quarterfinals of the men’s freestyle 57kg category. On the other hand, Anshu Malik has been defeated. Earlier, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made a splendid performance and made it to the finals. Neeraj threw 86.65 meters in the qualification round. After this performance, the hope of medal from him has increased.

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On the 13th day (August 4) of the Tokyo Olympics, the women’s hockey team will enter the final with the intention of making it to the finals. The team has already created history and will now aim to top its achievements by defeating Argentina in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Women’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has already secured a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, but on Wednesday she will try to become the first Indian boxer to reach the final with a win over reigning world champion Busenaz Suramenelli of Turkey. India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has made a place in the finals by performing brilliantly. Neeraj threw 86.65 meters in the qualification round. After this performance, the hope of medal from him has increased.

Deepak Poonia’s match begins

Deepak Poonia’s match has started. He is facing Nigeria’s Ekrekem Egiomor in the men’s freestyle 86kg category.

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Anshu Malik lost

Anshu Malik has lost to Irina Kurachikina of Belarus in the women’s freestyle 57 kg weight category. Anshu was defeated by 2-8. World number three wrestler Irina Kurachikina took a 4-0 lead over Anshu Malik after the first three minutes. After falling behind in the beginning, Anshu failed to make a comeback. Anshu Malik is still in the race for the medal. If Irina Kurachikina reaches the final, then Anshu Malik will get a chance to play the repechage round so that she can win the bronze medal.

Shivpal’s throw of 76.40 meters in the first attempt

Shivpal Singh of India has thrown the javelin 76.40 meters away in the first attempt. Shivpal is ranked 5th in this group of 16 athletes. Each athlete will get three attempts.

Neeraj reached the final

India’s star javelin thrower has made an amazing throw in his very first attempt. He has thrown the javelin 86.65 meters away. With this, he has entered the finals. Let us tell you that to get direct entry in the final, there should be a throw of 83.50 meters. Neeraj will now play the final match on 7 August.

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