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Disappointing Performance in Tokyo by Men’s Hockey Team and Short Putter Tajinderpal Toor

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Wednesday, 4th August 2021

Indian short putter Tajinderpal Toor failed to qualify for the finals in Tokyo 2020 Olympics having got affected from the qualifications with extreme below par performance.

to the athlete’s first throw was measured at 19.99 Meter while his second and third attempts were declared as fouls. The gold medalist who of 2018 Asian Games finished 13th. He was among 16 athletes who participated in the group.

Most of the events in the Games proved less than fruitful as earlier, Annu Rani also did not manage to qualify for the finals of the women’s javelin throw event. She failed to reach anywhere near qualification or the top 6 from Group A with her best throw reaching 54.04 meters.

Meanwhile, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team also failed to exhibit an above average performance as they lost a shot at the final having crashed to a 5-2 defeat against Belgium. They will now play for a bronze medal.

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They did show some gusto initially as they came roaring back with a 2-1 lead having conceded an initial goal, at the end of the first quarter. However, the Belgian team managed to level scores in the second quarter with the Indian side giving away 3 goals in the final 15 minutes if the match.

The Indian side had none but themselves to blame for the disheartening performance of Tuesday as all four of Belgium’s goals came from penalty corners. The winning team secured as many as 14 penalty corners putting immense pressure on the Indian men. They ultimately converted four.

India will be pitted against Australia and Germany on Thursday, who will also sweat it out for the bronze medal.         

Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored the goals for India while Alexander Hendrickx scored an amazing hat-trick for Belgium.

In the women's Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Wrestling Final, India's Sonam Malik lost to Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu. Sonam's hopes to make it to the round for a shot at a bronze were crashed when her opponent lost her quarterfinal bout.

The News Talkie Bureau



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