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On Day 15 of Tokyo Olympics, India’s wrestler Bajrang Punia lost in the semifinal and will fight for Bronze. He began his campaign by narrowly defeating Kyrgystan’s Ernazar Akmataliev in the men’s freestyle 65 kg category and then ousting Iran’s Morteza Ghiasi by fall to book his place in the semifinals.
The history-making Indian women’s hockey team’s dream of securing its maiden Olympic medal remained unfulfilled as it lost 3-4 to Great Britain in a hard-fought bronze play-off match.
Indian Golfer Aditi Ashok is currently ranked second after another stellar performance in Round 3 in the women’s individual stroke play. The Indian 4x400m relay quartet shattered the Asian record with a 3:00.25 effort in the Olympics heat race but failed to qualify for the final round by a whisker.
Italian Luigi Busa defeated Azerbaijan’s Rafael Aghayev to win the gold medal in the men’s karate “kumite” competition in the -75kg category on Friday. Hungarian Karoly Gabor Harspataki and Ukrainian Stanislav Horuna took the bronze medals.
Faith Kipyegon of Kenya won the women’s 1,500 metres gold at the Olympic Stadium on Friday. Laura Muir of Britain won silver and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands grabbed bronze.