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Tokyo Olympics: Key Indian hockey, boxing, wrestling, discus events you should not miss

Tokyo Olympics: Key Indian hockey, boxing, wrestling, discus events you should not miss

Tokyo Olympics: Key Indian hockey, boxing, wrestling, discus events you should not miss
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By Pradeep Suresh  Aug 2, 2021 3:38:48 PM IST (Updated)

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From hockey field to wrestling mat, here's a look at Indian teams and players left at Tokyo Olympics who are inches away from glory.

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Over a billion Indians are pinning their hopes on Olympic medal wins on the shoulders of top sportspersons from the country participating in the 2020 Tokyo Games. (AP Photo)

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Men's Hockey:  The Indians side has surprised many by reaching the semis after a gap of 49 years. The hopes of over a billion Indians will be behind the men in blue when they play against Belgium in the semis on Tuesday 7 AM.  (PTI Photo)

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Women's Hockey: The women's team created history by reaching the semifinals for the first time. The side which has even failed to qualify for the Olympics for nearly four decades beat the powerhouse Australia in the quarter and will play their semifinal match on Wednesday. (Photo: Hockey India Twitter)

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Women's Discus Throw: All eyes are set on Kamalpreet Kaur as India awaits its first-ever Olympic medal in athletics after the heartbreaks of 1960 and 1984 (Milkha Singh and PT Usha). The 25-year old will participate in the women’s discus throw final that begins today at 4.30 PM.

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Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain who has already secured a medal by reaching the semifinals will look to go for gold as she will take on Turkey's Surmeneli in the semifinals that will be held on Wednesday 11 AM.

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Bajrang Punia: The Arjuna award winner who represents India in the men's freestyle 65kg category is the winner of three medals at the World Wrestling Championships. He is also India’s biggest hope for winning a medal in Tokyo.   (Image: UWW)

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Vinesh Phogat:  The winner of gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games, she was the first Indian wrestler to book her place in the Tokyo Olympics.

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Deepak Punia.: World Championships silver medalist and Arjuna Award nominee will compete in the 85kg freestyle category at Tokyo Games. (Image: IANS)

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