Kamalpreet Kaur earned direct qualification to Women’s Discus final event with a 64m throw. Seema Punia was knocked out.
It was a disappointing start for India on Day 8 with boxer Amit Panghal getting knocked out after losing to Colombia’s Yuberjen Martinez in the Men’s Flyweight Round of 16 match.
Archer Atanu Das also lost to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the pre-quarterfinal match and was knocked out. Seema Punia was also out of contention for the Women’s Discus Throw Final.India shooters Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant will be in action in 50m Rifle 3 positions qualifiers.
PV Sindhu will face Tai Tzu-Ying in the women’s singles semifinal. Boxer Pooja Rani will also be in action. India hopes to grab another medal and add to the silver won by weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Day 1 as Sindhu will either go into her second consecutive Olympics final or settle for a bronze medal match.
Remaining matches of Day 8: SAILING:KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar in Men’s Skiff 49er Race 10, 11 and 12: 8:35 AM
BADMINTON: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu-Ying (Chinese Taipei) in Women’s Singles Semifinal Match: 3:20 PM
BOXING: Pooja Rani vs Li Qian (China) in Women’s 75kg quarterfinal bout. 3:36 PM
ATHLETICS: Sreeshankar in Men’s Long Jump Qualification – Group B: 3:40 PM