Women's hockey: India's defeat in the 'Bronze' match against Great Britain

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Women's Hockey: India's defeat in the 'Bronze' match against Great Britain


- Bajrang beats Kyrgyz and Iranian wrestlers in 5kg freestyle weight class

- Bajrang Poonia loses bronze medal in semi-final after two consecutive victories

Tokyo, 6 Aug

The Indian women's hockey team lost to Great Britain 2-2 in a hard-fought match for the bronze medal. With this, the Indian women's hockey team was deprived of winning the first medal in the history of the Olympics. As soon as the match was over, the Indian players were seen crying on the field. At that time, the players of England reassured the Indian players who were showing sportsmanship. While Indian wrestler Bajrang Poonia won the opening bout and advanced to the semi-finals. However, after losing there, he will go down tomorrow to win the bronze medal.

Bajrang beats Kyrgyz

One more medal opportunity for India in wrestling

Indian wrestler Bajrang Poonia made a great start in the 5 kg weight class freestyle wrestling competition. Bajrang had earlier been a contender for the gold medal in Tokyo as he had achieved significant success at the international level. He defeated Kyrgyzstan's Arnazar Akmatalev 3-1 in the first match

Both had the same technical points. However, Bajrang won the toss and elected to bat. He faced Morteza Ghisi of Iran in the quarter finals. In which, after the initial struggle, he defeated Ghisi 2-1 in a very critical match. However, in the semi-finals, he lost 6-12 to Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan. Now Bajrang will compete for the bronze medal. The winner will be Kazakhstan's Daulat Niyazbekov and Senegal's Adama Dietta.

The Indian women's team lost to Great Britain after a heavy struggle

The bronze medal match of the Tokyo Olympics between India and defending Olympic champions Great Britain was a draw. Both teams were tied 2-2 until the start of the fourth and final quarter. Great Britain's Sean Ryer scored in the 15th minute and Sarah Roberts in the 9th minute to give the team a 2-0 lead. After that Gurjeet Kaur from India equalized the team by scoring two consecutive goals in the 9th and 9th minutes. After this, Vandana Kataria's goal in the 9th minute of the match gave India a 2-2 lead. In the 8th minute of the third quarter, Captain Holly Pierre-Webb scored a goal to level the score. With 15 minutes left in the final quarter, Grace Ballsd scored to give Great Britain the lead. Which led to India's defeat. Great Britain scored 6 goals in 12 attacks against India. India, on the other hand, managed to score in three of the 11 attacks on the British side. British goalkeeper Hinch thwarted three of India's six attempts. Indian goalkeeper Savita, on the other hand, thwarted seven of Britain's 11 attempts.

Farewell to Marijan, the coach of the Ratiya women's team

Marijan from the Netherlands is now bidding farewell as the head coach of the Indian women's hockey team. Under the guidance of 6-year-old Marijan, the Indian hockey team excelled in the Olympics. "I haven't thought about what to do next," he said. This was my last match with the Indian women's hockey team. I have been missing my family for years. The Sports Authority of India has offered to extend Marijan's contract. However he has refused. The former Netherlands international joined the Indian women's hockey team in 2014 as a coach. The Prime Minister consoled the women’s hockey team over the telephone.

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