Males’s hockey group loses in semis to Belgium, to battle for bronze towards Germany -

Males’s hockey group loses in semis to Belgium, to battle for bronze towards Germany -

It was a actuality verify of kinds however the dream isn’t over but, not in hockey a minimum of. That fairly summed up India’s Day 11 on the Olympic Video games the place there have been disappointing outcomes, the largest one being the lads’s hockey group’s 5-2 loss to world champions Belgium within the semifinals.

That defeat dominated out what would have been an emotional return to the finals for the eight-time gold medallists after over 4 a long time however what it couldn’t finish, was the dream of a medal.

Manpreet Singh’s males will get a second and final shot at ending on the rostrum on Thursday after they tackle Germany, the opposite dropping semifinalist, within the bronze playoff.

“Now we have to deal with our subsequent bronze-medal match and we have to work and get the medal,” Manpreet stated after the loss.

“Disenchanted, however you don’t have time to fret about that. Now we nonetheless have an opportunity to win a medal and that’s extra vital for us than crying right now,” seasoned goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was much more agency and clear whereas speaking in regards to the defeat.

There was no such hope elsewhere although, a minimum of on the day.

In athletics, shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor, who holds the Asian report with a private better of 21.49m, lined 19.99m in his solely professional throw within the qualifiers.

It was by no means going to be sufficient provided that the automated qualifying mark was set at 21.20m. Had he managed something near his private finest, it may have been a unique story. Equally, javelin thrower Annu Rani achieved a private better of 63.24m solely this yr however on the greatest stage, all she may pull off was a poor 54.04m. She too didn’t make the ultimate minimize.

On the mat, debutant Sonam Malik (62kg), 19, crashed out following a gap spherical loss to Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu, an Asian silver medallist.

The crushing half, she misplaced the bout from a place of energy. Main 2-0, Malik ended up being tied 2-2 and the Mongolian clinched it on the premise of standards, which awards the bout to the one who scores the final level. — PTI


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