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Day 4 Tokyo Olympics: Men's Hockey Team Wins 3-0; Boxer Lovlina in QFs

The two-time World Championship bronze medallist is now just one win away from a medal; Achanta, Shooters Crash Out

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  • Shooters Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker finished 7th in 10m Air Pistol mixed team qualifications

  • India beat Spain 3-0 in their men's hockey match

  • Shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty win match, lose out on QF spot on game difference

  • Paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal lost to China's Ma Long 4-1

  • Elavenil Valarivan/Divyansh Singh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil/Deepak Kumar failed to make it to 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Qualification Stage 2

  • Pugilist Lovlina Borgohain beat Germany's Nadine Apetz 3-2

12:36 PM , 27 Jul

Medals Tally Update: India is currently at 34th position thanks to Mirabai Chanu's silver medal in women's 49kg weightlifting event, which remains the lone medal for India. China is no.1, with 8 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. USA is at #2, with 8 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze medals. Japan is #3 with 8 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze medals.

12:12 PM , 27 Jul

Hockey: Post-match comments from Indian men's hockey coach Graham Reid:

"Better result today, but a lot of things to work on from an improvement perspective. The fact that we gave too many corners, that's always a concern when that happens. But the team did really well in terms of defending the PC. The first quarter was played very well, we could move the ball really well and it was exactly what we planned to do. I think 2-0 is the worse score in hockey because after that we were relaxed and we struggled a bit in the second and third quarter to get back in the game. We managed to do that in the fourth quarter and tried to play simple hockey and that's what we ended up doing."

Source: Hockey India

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12:06 PM , 27 Jul

Sailing Update: The first race of Men's Skiff 49er, in which India's Ganapathy Kelapanda and Varun Thakkar will participate, has been delayed.

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11:46 AM , 27 Jul

Sailing Update: Nethra Kumanan finishes 38th in race 6 of the women's one person dinghy - laser radial event. She is placed 33rd (out of 44 positions) in the overall rankings, with four more races left.

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Published: 27 Jul 2021, 5:40 AM IST
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