Satish is the first Indian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer to compete at the Olympics. Photo: @BFI_official
On Day 9 of Tokyo Olympics 2021, India boxer Satish Kumar bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing against Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in the quarter-finals of the men’s super heavyweight (+91kg) category. Top seed Bakhodir Jalolov dominated the bout in all three rounds as he won by an anonymous 5-0 decision.
The high-octane action will take place in the evening today, when PV Sindhu and the Indian men’s hockey team will be in action. PV Sindhu will look to settle for a bronze in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games after losing the semifinal to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying on Saturday. Sindhu’s Bronze medal match will take place at 5 pm IST today against China’s Jiao Bing He.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Hockey quarterfinals matches today
After securing a quarter-final berth, the Indian men’s hockey team, led by Manpreet Singh, will be aiming for a win over Great Britain in order to advance to the last four of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The India vs Great Britain match will begin at 5:30 pm IST. A semi-final berth has eluded the Indian men’s hockey team since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V Baskaran won the eighth Gold Medal for India.
Germany defeated Argentina 3-1 in the first quarterfinal. while the mighty Australians won the second quarterfinak against the Netherlands in a penalty shootout. Belgium will lock horns with Spain in the third quarterfinal at 3 pm IST today.
India in boxing today
Jalolov with his quick feet and jab kept tagging Satish from the distance in the first round while the Indian boxer tried to get on a possible front foot but failed. The reigning World and Asian champion again showed his class in the second round and kept Satish at bay.
The southpaw boxer from Uzbekistan effortlessly took the third round too and marched into semis of the showpiece. But full marks to Satish for putting on a brave display despite his wound reopening and blood oozing out. He refused to quit and battled it out in what was a show of grit and determination.
Jalolov will now face either Great Britain’s Frazer Clarke or France’s Mourad Fraaliev in the final four.
Satish is the first Indian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer to compete at the Olympics. Earlier on Thursday, Satish progressed into the quarter-finals after defeating Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the Round of 16 by a split decision of 4-1.
Gold: Lijiap Cong (China)
Silver: Raven Saunderes (USA)
Bronze: Valerie Adams (New Zealand)
3:40 pm IST Men’s High Jump Final
4:45 pm IST Women’s Triple Jump Final
6:20 pm IST Men’s 100m Final
5:50 pm IST Women’s singles gold medal match
Medal winners in Men’s 50m Freestyle final
Gold: Caeleb Dressel (US)
Silver: Florent Manaudou ( France)
Bronze: Bruno Fratus
Medal winners in Women’s 50m Freestyle
Gold: Emma Mckeon (Australia)
Silver: Sarah Sjoestroem (Sweden)
Bronze: Pernille Blume (Denmark)
Medal winners: Men’s 1500 Freestyle Final
Gold: Robert Finke (USA)
Silver: Mykhailo Romanchuk (Ukraine)
Bronze: Florian Wellbrock (Germany)
Medal winners: Women’s 4x100m Medley relay Final
Silver: United States
Medal winners: Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay Final
Gold: United States
Silver: Great Britain
11:20 a.m. onwards Women’s Doubles Gold Medal Match
Followed by Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match
Followed by Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match
Tokyo Olympics 2020 live telecast India and streaming details
The live broadcast of India’s Olympics matches will take place on Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony SIX HD/SD with English commentary. Sony TEN 3 HD/SD to live telecast Tokyo Olympics 2021 with Hindi Commentary. DD Sports will live broadcast India matches on its Direct-to-home DTH service.
The live streaming of Olympics 2021 will be available on Sony LIV App and website.
Stay tuned for Olympics 2021 live updates….