India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor finished 13th in Group A of men’s shot put Qualification Round and failed to qualify for the finals. In his first attempt, he registered a throw of 19.99m but endured two foul throws in the second and third attempts. Earlier, India lost 5-2 to Belgium in the men’s hockey semi-final and will now play for the bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. After conceding an early goal India roared back to take a 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter but Belgium equalised in the second quarter. India conceded three goals in the final 15 minutes and lost the chance of going through to the final. Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India while Alexander Hendrickx scored a remarkable hat-trick for Belgium. The other semifinal will be played between Australia and Germany later today. In wrestling, India’s Sonam Malik lost to Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the women’s Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Final. Sonam’s opponent lost her quarterfinal bout hence, ending her hopes of making it to the repechage round to fight for bronze.
Earlier, India’s Annu Rani finished 14th in the women’s javelin throw qualification Group A and failed to make it to the finals. She registered throws of 50.35m, 53.19m and 54.04m which wasn’t enough to put her in the top 12.