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2020 Tokyo Olympics Live Updates Day 12: Deepak Punia Storms Into Semifinals

04 Aug, 09:42 (IST)

Deepak Puni has advanced to the semifinals of Men’s 86kg freestyle category after win over China’s Zushen Lin. Punia won the bout 5-3 registering the deciding points in the final seconds.

04 Aug, 09:37 (IST)

Ravi Kumar has advanced to the semi-finals of Men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling category after a win over Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov. The Indian wrestler won the game with a score of  14-4 due to technical superiority.

04 Aug, 09:07 (IST)

Deepak Punia started his Tokyo Olympics 2020 in a positive manner defeating Nigeria’s Ekerekeme in the first round, The Indian wrestler won the match 12-1 due to technical superiority.

04 Aug, 08:41 (IST)

Anshu lost in the first round to Belarus’ Iryana Kurachkina of women’s 57kg freestyle category as her campaign at Tokyo Olympics 2020 could come to an end after an 8-2 defeat. 

04 Aug, 08:24 (IST)

Ravi Kumar advanced to the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling quarter-finals in the 57kg category. He defeated Colombia’s Oscar Trigueros 13-2 and emerged as a winner due to technical superiority.

04 Aug, 08:03 (IST)

India’s Shivpal Singh fails to make it to the Javelin Throw final as his attempt of 76.40m wasn’t enough to take him to the next round. 

04 Aug, 07:55 (IST)

Neeraj Chopra had a fantastic start to gis Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign as he qualified for the finals of Javelin Throw with an attempt of 86.65 on his first try and has topped Group A as well.

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Javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh will be in action on day twelve while boxer Lovlina Borgohain will compete in the semifinals in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 today. Lovlina (69kg) has assured India a bronze after storming into the semifinals. The Indian women’s hockey team put up a fantastic display of skill and tenacity during their 1-0 victory over Australia in the quarterfinal match of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. High on confidence and self-belief after the momentous victory, the Indian women’s hockey team has now firmly set its sights on the all-important semifinal encounter against Argentina on Wednesday. Team India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 Schedule for August 4: Check Out Full Schedule, Timings, Events & Live Streaming Details for Day 12.

Golfers Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar will compete in women’s round 1 and Anshu Malik, Ravi Dahiya, and Deepak Punia will headline wrestling action for India. If the trio qualifies for the next round, Anshu Malik, Ravi Dahiya, and Deepak Punia would play the semifinal matches on the same day. Team India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 Recap of August 03: Check Out India’s Medal Tally and All Event Results.

In the afternoon, the Indian women’s Hockey team; led by Rani, will count on their recent experience of playing against the Argentinians during their extensive tour of Argentina in January 2021. Much like the Indian team, Argentina has also gone from strength to strength in the competition, securing the semifinal berth after a convincing 3-0 victory against Germany in the quarterfinal on Monday.

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