Day 14, Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Loses S/F, GB Beat Women's Hockey Team
2021 Tokyo Olympics Day 14 LIVE Updates: Bajrang Punia lost 12-5 to Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev in the SFs.
Women's Hockey Team Aiming to Make History
The Indian women's hockey team will be looking to emulate the men's team and win their first-ever Bronze and overall medal at the Olympics. They will face Great Britain at 7 am IST. India had lost its semi-final match to Argentina 1-2, while Great Britain was decimated 5-1 by the Netherlands. However, the last time these two teams met was in the group stage, where India lost 1-4.
The 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Bajrang Punia will start his campaign against Kyrgyzstan's Ernazar Akmataliev in the men's freestyle 65kg round of 16 match after 8.49 am IST. The 27-year-old Bajrang has won six gold medals, three silver and one bronze in his last ten international tournaments. Seeded second, he will be participating in his very first Olympics. Meanwhile, Seema Bisla will be in action in the women's freestyle 50kg round of 16 match against Tunisia's Sarra Hamdi after 8.07 am IST.
Golfer Aditi Ashok, currently tied 2nd, and Diksha Dagar will be in action in round three of the women's individual finals 4 am IST onwards.
Gurpreet Singh will be in action in the Men's 50km walk final at 2 am IST. Later, Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami will participate in Women's 20km walk final at 1 pm IST.
Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Naganathan Pandi will take part in the Men's 4x400m relay round one at 5.07 pm IST.
In the Men's 4x400m relay heat, India's Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Naganathan Pandi finished fourth in their heat and missed out on the final.
The Indians clocked 3:00:25 which is an Asian Record.
Wrestling: Bajrang Punia will now be fighting for Bronze tomorrow against the winner of the Niyazbekov vs Diatta bout, who will compete in the repechage round tomorrow as well. The Bronze medal match will be held after 3:55 pm IST on 7 August.
Wrestling: 2nd period begins. Another takedown and 2 points for Aliyev. Goes for the legs. Rolls Punia. 2 more. Leading 8-1. Another attack. Bajrang holds on. A 10 point difference means the match will be over.
Punia manages a takedown. 8-3. Five point difference. Punia was trying to push Aliyev out of bounds but Aliyev turned it around and gets the point. 9-3.
Another takedown by Bajrang. 9-5. Another 2 for Aliyev via takedown. 11-5. 2.8 seconds left. A challenge by Bajrang Punia though. Challenge lost. Another point due to that unsuccessful challenge. And Bajrang gives up with just two seconds left. He loses the match 5-12.
Wrestling: It's time for Bajrang Punia's match against Rio Olympic Bronze medallist Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan. The winner will face Japan's Takuto Otoguro in the final. Match begins.
Punia trying to push Aliyev out of bounds. A passivity warning for Aliyev. Needs to score in 30 seconds or a point for Punia. 1-0.
2 points for Aliyev for a takedown. Another takedown and another 2 points for Aliyev. 4-1. Hooter goes off. End of the first period. Aliyev leading 4-1.
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