The Indian Women’s Hockey Team created history by qualifying for the semi-finals against Argentina and made the whole nation proud and excited. However, they lost in the semis and will now fight for the bronze. Rani Rampal’s team lost 1-2 after scoring the first goal early in the match.
“We came here to win a medal and still there’s one (available). It’s now about recovery, about the mindset. The good thing is, it’s not always good that we lost a lot in the past but we also have learned to deal with the losses. So it’s okay, what can we improve on from this match.”- Indian women’s hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne
The silver lining still remains the fans’ positive attitude towards this and they still continue to congratulate the girls for their amazing performance thus far in this mega event.
Ravi Dahiya has secured a Silver Medal for India in wrestling at least as he has qualified for the Men’s 57 KG Freestyle category and will surely go for the Gold on 5th of August against Zavur Uguev of ROC.
Ravi had one of the most interesting and exciting knock-outs ever as the Wrestler was trailing by 2-9 but did not panic and turned the match upside down to defeat his opponent Sanayev. Proving his superior technique and stamina, the 23-year old pinned the opponent wrestler down with a strong double legged attack.
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain had suffered a 5-0 loss by World No. 1 Busenaz Surmeneli and had to settle for a bronze medal to her name.
Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final with a throwing distance of 86.65m in only the first attempt. Shivpal Singh, another Indian javelin thrower, failed to cement his spot in the final with the best throw of 76.40m.