Tokyo Olympics Day-6: Atanu enters quarters, Marvellous Mary Exits!

The Tokyo Olympics Day-6 came with a lot of surprises and hopes for  India. However, the marvellous Mary Kom lost her bout! The day ended with China at the top of the table with 31 medals. Of these 15 are gold. While Japan, the host nation follows it closely with a total of 25 medals including 15 gold. The US though has a maximum of 38 medals but has only 14 golds to its name.

The Tokyo Olympics Day-6 was a good one altogether for India.

The winning streak was started by the Indian Men’s Hockey Team. They defeated the reigning Olympic Gold Medal Winner Argentina. Though the scoreline of 3-2 says otherwise, it was what can be called a close contest! The scoreboard stood 1 all till the last 5 mins of the fourth quarter. A good goal came from Vivek which gave a lead to the Indian squad. This was further improved by Harman who converted a penalty corner into a goal! It was a tough and crucial win for India. The men will be playing their last group match against Japan.

This victory tasted even better when PV Sindhu defeated her opponent from Denmark in straight games to win the match! She qualified for the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, Sindhu will face the Japanese Yamaguchi. This will be a tough contest for Sindhu to win.

Tokyo Olympics Day-6 also saw the two times gold medal winner and world no,1 archer lose to Atanu Das. This was one of the most thrilling contests of the day. It went to a shootout round which Atanu won by shooting a 10 pointer arrow. The Indian Archer thus qualified for the quarter-finals!

The last highlight of the day for India was Mary Kom’s bout.

With high hopes, Mary stepped into the ring. With a  record of two wins in two head to head matches with the Colombian Boxer Valencia, Mary showed her class from the start. Still, the first round went to Valencia by a score of 4-1. In the next round, Mary made a strong comeback and won the round by 4-1. However, as the third round continued, tiredness could slightly be seen on the face of the 39-year old legend. Her actions and efforts showed the class of the mighty Mary. Still, she could not win the match and lost it by a score of 3-2. It was a very close bout and Mary Kom left no stones unturned in defying her age!

The Tokyo Olympics Day-7 will see a lot of Indian players in action. It will be interesting and thrilling to watch the contests!

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