Yet another day at the Tokyo Olympics gets marked in history because of India’s Women Athletes. The Tokyo Olympics Day-10 was a surprise package for India. The not-so anticipated moment of the day came with the Indian Women’s Hockey Team creating history by entering the Semi-final!
The Tokyo Olympics Day-10 again saw the Chinese domination in this season. China is still at the top of the medal tally, with a total of 62 medals! Of these 29 are gold! The second position stays with the United States of America. They have a total of 64 medals which includes 22 Gold medals! The third position rests with the host Japan. However, Australia sweeping the medals in swimming events does not lag far behind Japan!
India’s Performance On Tokyo Olympics Day-10
The day started for India with Dutee Chand contesting in the 200m race. She could not qualify for the second round and came seventh. Later, the three-position shooting was held. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, the world no.1 and world champion at the moment was contesting with Sanjeev Rajput. Aishwarya managed to be in the second position till the third round. But, the standing round turned the tables. Aishwarya, the 20-year-old missed a couple of crucial shots and they were not perfect 100s. Hence, the duo could not proceed further. Though the young boy showed that India surely has a bright future in shooting lying ahead!
In the equestrian Individual jumping event, Fouaad Mirza and Seigneur Medicott, both managed to leave a good impression. Owing to their Olympic debut, it surely was a great one and might bring in more young talents into the lesser-known sport.
The end of the day saw yet another amazing performance from India’s daughter Kamalpreet Kaur. Though she did not finish on the podium, her efforts and zeal must get all the credits! The young athlete throwing the discus in her debut Olympics grabbed the eyeballs despite the harsh weather conditions. She finished sixth. The Gold went to Vallerie Allman of the United States Of America who threw the discus to 68.98m.
The best highlight of the day was when the Indian Women Hockey Team brought ‘Chak De India’ to life. The world no.9 team defeated the world no.2 Australian Team by 1-0, who had been undefeated till now! The Indian Women’s Team started with an offensive game and dominated the first half. They managed to score a goal right in the first quarter itself. Australia down by a goal tried its best coming back in the game. But, to everyone’s surprise, the level of defense the Indian Team showed was beyond words. In the second half, specifically in the third quarter, Australia managed to get many penalty corners. But, the Indian Goalkeeper was always prepared and attentive. The D-defense that looked like one of the weakest spots of the Indian Women’s Team apparently happened to be the match-winner against Australia.
The moment 20 seconds before the final whistle when the ball was in India’s possession, and the two Indian coaches burst into happy tears hugging each other was the moment of the day! The entire Women’s Hockey Team surprised the people and the fans as well. This could also go down as one of the biggest upsets in the history of the game!
Now, they have to play Argentina in the semi-finals!
Indian Men’s Hockey Team will play its semi-final match tomorrow! The wrestlers also start their contest tomorrow! Day-11 too shall come with a lot of amazing action. We hope more surprises coming in India’s way!
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