Tokyo Olympics 2021 India Events Schedule, Day 12: Neeraj Chopra qualifies for men’s javelin throw finals; Lovlina Borgohain to be in semi-final action, India faces Argentina in women’s hockey semis.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 12: After the disappointments on Day 11, it is a big day on Wednesday as India’s Lovlina Borgohain, who is already assured of a medal, will take on reigning world champion Busenaz Sürmeneli in semis (69kg) for a place in the final. This is the first time that a sportsperson from Assam is all set to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
The boxer, hailing from Baramukhia village in Assam’s Golaghat district, defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen to reach the women’s welterweight semi-finals. On the other hand, India faces Argentina in the women’s hockey semi-finals later in the afternoon. In their third-ever Olympics, it will be their first-ever last-four appearance. Neeraj Chopra qualified for the men’s javelin throw finals by topping the Group A qualification with a throw of 86.65m, but Shivpal Singh failed to do so in Group B. In wrestling, both Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) won their opening two bouts and made their way into the respective semi-finals. Anshu Malik, who lost her opening bout in women’s 57kg, will compete in repechage round next.
EVENT SCHEDULE // BOXING: Lovlina Borgohain vs Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey) in Women’s 69kg Semi-Final, 11 AM IST | WRESTLING: Ravi Dahiya vs Nurislam Sanayev (Kazakhstan) in Men’s Freestyle 57kg Semi-Final, 2:45 PM IST | Deepak Punia vs David Taylor (USA) in Men’s Freestyle 86kg Semi-Final, 3 PM IST | HOCKEY: India vs Argentina in Women’s Semi-Final: 3:30 PM IST.