The Indian Women’s hockey team got the lead, with a Gurjit Kaur goal from a penalty corner, but Argentina skipper Maria Noel Barrionuevo converted two penalty corners to win the their semi-final match 2-1. India will now face Great Britain in the battle of bronze.
Vinesh in Action, Men's Hockey Bronze Match at 7am on 5 August
Men's tournament Bronze medal match: India vs Germany, Match begins at 7:00 am IST
Women's Individual finals Round 2: Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar, event begins at 4:00 am IST
Men's 20km Walk Final: K. T. Irfan, Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohilla, event begins at 1:00 pm IST
Women's freestyle 53 kg 1/8 final: Vinesh Phogat vs Sofia Mattsson
Ravi Dahiya on Wednesday became only the second Indian wrestler to qualify for the gold medal clash at the Olympic Games when he sensationally turned around the 57kg semifinal by pinning Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev. Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal in Olympics after a 5-0 loss to Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in the semifinals.
Competing in his first Olympics, the 23-year-old Chopra took just a few seconds to make to the final round to be held on Saturday as he sent the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m in his first attempt.
Chopra's performance on Saturday will go down as one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics, as he finished ahead of gold-medal favourite and 2017 world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany.
Vetter, who had earlier said that Chopra will find it tough to beat him in the Olympics, struggled in his first two throws before crossing the automatic qualification mark with an 85.64m final throw.
The 28-year-old towering German, who came into the Olympics after having seven monster throws of 90m-plus between April and June, was lying at a dangerous seventh position after his first two throws but eventually qualified for the final at second.