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Archery: Atanu Das overcomes Korea's double cross Olympic hero, advances to Round of 16

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Atanu Das crushed double cross Olympic gold medallist Oh Jin Hyek in a blending Round of 32 conflicts of men's individual segment at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. The match went into a shoot-off where Das struck a 10 because of the Korean's 9. With the success, the 29-year-old Indian booked a spot in Round of 16. Goodness Jin Hyek discovered two 9s to take the main set 26-25 preceding Das three progressive 9s to tie the subsequent set. The third set likewise was a bind with Das hitting three progressive 9s once more. Das improved of Hyek in the fourth set to even out it 4-4, compelling the match to go to a shoot-off. Also Read: Tokyo Olympics PV Sindhu Rages Into Pre Quarterfinals Das and his better half Deepika Kumari have now made it to the Round of 16. They are the two Indians left in the conflict. Prior to that day, Das saw off an extreme test from Chinese Taipei's Deng Yu-Cheng in a five-setter to move into cycle two. Both the players won two sets each after some extreme shooting to be secured 4-4 and in the decider to they were going in a dead heat till 19-all. Yet, the toxophilite from Chinese Taipei disintegrated under tension, failing a 7 as Das, who had slipped behind new kid on the block Pravin Jadhav in the positioning round on Friday, held his nerve to seal a 6-4 success in the wake of penetrating in a 9 in the yellow ring.Also Read: India In England Virat Kohli Drives A Middle Wicket Instructional Meeting In Durham

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Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia to skip wrestling world championships in October

  • Aug 24, 2021
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Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will not compete in the upcoming World Wrestling Championships after recommending a six-week rehabilitation program to treat a ligament he suffered in his right knee in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics. The World Championships will be held in Oslo, Norway, from October 2 to10, and Punia will not be able to begin his mat training until his rehabilitation program is completed. Punia recently underwent an MRI scan to find out the extent of his injury in Russia in June before the Olympics and consulted with Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, who runs the Center for Sports Medicine at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. "It's a ligament tear and Dr. Dinshaw asked me to go through a six-week rehab program. I won't be able to compete in the world championships," Punia told PTI. There are no ranking series events organized for the rest of the year and Punia said his season is over. "The World Championship was the only major tournament on the calendar this year. I don't see myself competing in any other tournament this season." Punia was injured in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics when he participated at Russian tournament, Ali Aliyev in June. He had lost his semi-final match against AbulMazhid Kudiev, who grabbed the Indian's right leg and threw it roughly in the first half of the match. This impact had an effect on Bajrang's right knee and he immediately left the mat, but he competed in the Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 65kg category. "As it was my first Olympics and I had a dream of winning an Olympic medal, I participated in Tokyo despite the pain," he said. Bajrang said he has not consulted any particular physical therapist for his rehabilitation. "I'm doing it myself in a Sonepat. Dr. Dinshaw recommended some exercises that I do every day now in the gym. The mat training time will also go to rehab." The 27-year-old said he wants to continue with his Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis, who has now left for his country Since the Indian Wrestling Federation has not offered him a new contract.Also Read- Odisha FC sign Malaysian international Liridon Krasniqi on loan