Some of India's top medal contenders produced stunning performances on Day 5 of Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday, July 28.

While star shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the round of 16 after defeating Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16 to top Group J, archer Deepika Kumari sailed into the round of 16 after winning her round of 64 and round of 32 matches to progress to the pre-quarter-final in the women's individual event.    

Meanwhile, boxer Pooja Rani defeated Ichrak Chaibof of Algeria 5-0 to enter the quarter-final of the women's middleweight category.

However, there were some disappointing performances as well as the Indian women's hockey team lost 1-4 to reigning Olympic gold medallists Great Britain.

Furthermore, archers Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav were knocked out of the men's individual recurve event.


That is all from us today after an eventful Day 6 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Some of India's biggest medal prospects in shuttler PV Sindhu and archer Deepika Kumari have advanced to the next round of their respective individual events.

Stay tuned as we will return with coverage for Day 7 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 AM.

July 28, 3:45PM: India's report card at the end of Day 6 at Tokyo 2020

Hockey: India 1 Great Britain 4 - Women's hockey Pool A match.

Archery: Tarundeep Rai loses 6-5 to Israel's Itay Shanny in the Round of 16.

Pravin Jadhav defeated Galsan Bazarzhapov 6-0 in Round of 32, but lost to Brady Ellison of USA in the Round of 16.

Deepika Kumari defeated Karma of Bhutan 6-0 to move to the second round. She followed it up with a 6-4 win against Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of USA to enter the round of 16.

Badminton: PV Sindhu beats Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16 in her Group J match.

B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 14-21 defeat against Mark Caljouw of Netherlands.


Pooja Rani defeated Algeria's Ichrak Chaib 5-0 to enter the women's middleweight quarter-finals.


Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh finished sixth in the lightweight men's sculls semifinal A/B 2. 


Men's skiff 49er race 4 (out of 12) -KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finished last in 19th place. They are currently in 18th place overall.

July 28, 3:25PM: B Sai Praneeth loses to Mark Caljouw of Netherlands

Another disappointing performance from B Sai Praneeth. The 28-year-old ends his Tokyo 2020 Olympics campaign with another loss as he suffers a 14-21, 14-21 defeat against Mark Caljouw of Netherlands. 

July 28, 3:09PM: Archer Deepika Kumari survives, enters quarter-final

Indian star archer Deepika Kumar beats USA's Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez 6-4 to enter the quarter-final of the women's individual recurve event.

July 28: 3:07PM: Deepika Kumari loses the fourth set

Deepika Kumari has lost the fourth set 24-25 against Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of USA. Deepika 4-4 Jennifer.

July 28, 3:05PM: Deepika Kumari wins the third set

India's star archer Deepika Kumari wins the third set 27-25 against USA's Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez. Deepika leads 4-2.

July 28, 3:02PM: Deepika Kumari bounces back, wins second set

This is a stunning comeback by the Indian. Deepika Kumar wins the second set 28-25 to level the contest at 2-2.

July 28, 3:00PM: Deepika Kumari loses the first set

India's star archer Deepika Kumari has lost the first set 25-26 against Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of USA.

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