Olympics: How India’s athletes fared on Friday, July 30

It was another good day for India at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) provided the spark that India’s Olympic campaign desperately needed with a medal-clinching quarter-final victory, while ace shuttler P V Sindhu re-asserted her status as one of badminton’s greats by romping into the semi-finals.

India’s hockey teams too tasted success, the men, having sealed a place in the quarter-finals, beat Japan to finish second in Pool A, and the women kept their hopes of advancing alive with a 1-0 victory over Ireland.

Here’s a look at the country’s athletes’ showing at the Games on Friday, July 30.


Women’s Individual

Deepika Kumari beat Russian Olympic Committee’s Ksenia Perova 6-5 (10-7) in a shoot-off in the pre-quarter-finals; lost to South Korea’s An San 0-6 in the quarter-finals.


Avinash Sable placed 13th overall after finishing 7th men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 Heat 2, failed to qualify for the final. 

M P Jabir placed 33rd overall after finishing 7 men’s 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 5, failed to qualify for the final.

Dutee Chand placed 45th overall after finishing 7th in women’s 100m Round 1 Heats, failed to qualify for the final.

Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Ravathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan and Rajiv Arokia placed 13th overall after finishing last in Mixed 4x400m Relay Round 1 Heat 2, failed to qualify for the final.


P V Sindhu beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in women’s singles quarter-finals.


Simranjit Kaur lost to Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee 0-5 in women’s 60kg Round of 16 bout.

Lovlina Borgohain beat Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen 5-0 in women’s 69kg quarter-final bout.


Fouaad Mirza, astride Seigneur Medicott, in 7th place with 28.00 penalties, with 21 riders yet to compete. 42 out of 63 riders participated on Day 1 of the ‘Individual evening dressage’.


Anirban Lahiri was tied 20th and Udayan Mane tied 57th after the Round 2 of men’s Individual Stroke play, which was suspended due to thunderstorms.


India beat Ireland 1-0 in women’s Pool A match.

India beat Japan 5-3 in men’s Pool A match; finish second in Pool A, progress to quarter-finals.


Vishnu Saravanan 3rd and 15th in Race 9 and 10 in men’s Laser; 20th overall.

K C Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar 17th, 11th and 16th in Races 7, 8 and 9 in men’s Skiff 49er; 17th overall.

Nethra Kumanan 37th and 38th in Race 9 and 10; overall 35th.


Manu Bhaker placed finish 15th and Rahi Sarnobat 32nd in women’s 25m Pistol Qualification after the Rapid round; failed to advance to the final.


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