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Indian women’s hockey team loses to Argentina, to play for bronze, wrestler Ravi Dahiya assured of silver

India will now face Great Britain in the bronze category match on Friday, August 6.

India women’s hockey team on Wednesday lost 1-2 to Argentina in the semi-final match in Tokyo Olympics 2020. India will now face Great Britain in the bronze category match on Friday, August 6.

Gurjit Kaur gave early lead to India by converting a penalty corner, however, Argentina hit back in the second quarter and brought the match score to an equaliser. The Argentine skipper scored again in the third quarter and put India behind. The Indian team fought hard in the final 15 minutes but Argentina successfully defended their lead and finally entered into the Finals.

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Argentina will challenge Netherlands in the gold medal match.

Indian women’s hockey team had entered its maiden Olympics semifinal after beating World no. 3 Australia by 1-0. The Indian team created history by entering into the semis. Today India confronted a much harder test, as they took in the World No.2 group, Argentina. 

On the other hand, wrestler Ravi Kumar defeated his opponent from Kazakhstan to make it to the finals of Men’s Freestyle 57kg and assured of the silver medal. Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra made it to the final of men’s javelin throw with a throw of 86.65m, well beyond the qualification mark of 83.50m. The men’s javelin throw final is to be held on August 7.

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