Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 6 Live Updates: PV Sindhu, Indian men hockey team advance to quarterfinals

July 29, 2021

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Live Updates: India will continue its search for the second medal as star shuttler PV Sindhu and shooter Manu Bhaker continue their journey on Thursday. While Sindhu will face Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the Round of 16, Bhaker will compete in women’s 25m pistol qualification. Also in action will be boxer Mary Kom.

Elsewhere, Indian men’s hockey team led by Manpreet Singh will clash against defending Olympic Champions Argentina after their 3-0 win over Spain. Boxers Mary Kom, Satish Kumar will be seen in their respective Round of 16 action. After Mirabai Chanu won the first medal for India on the opening day of the Tokyo Games, hopes of a second medal continue to grow.

Remaining matches on Day 6 for India: GOLF – Men’s Round 1 – Udayan Mane: 7:39 AM | SAILING – Vishnu Saravan in Laser Men Race 7 & 8, KC Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar in 49er Men Race 5 & 6: 8:35 AM | SAILING – Nethra Kumanan in Laser Radial Women Race 7 & 8: 8:48 AM | BOXING – Satish Kumar vs Ricardo Brown Men’s Super Heavy (+91 kg) – R16: 8:48 AM | BOXING – Mary Kom vs Ingrit Valencia: 15:36 PM | SWIMMING – Sajan Prakash Men’s 100m butterfly Heat 2: 16:16 PM

India’s gun totting teens looked so shaken that they could barely utter a word after the team drew a blank on Tuesday. Some choked while talking, a few held back their tears, and all of them were visibly distraught. “They have fallen prey to the infamous Olympic pressure,” National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh said.

Hours later, two of the biggest names at the Tokyo Olympics had a simple message for athletes who succumb to pressure at this level: It’s okay. Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka were predicted to leave a lasting impression on the Tokyo Olympics. And they did — but just not in a way many had imagined.

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