The Manpreet-led team would now meet Germany in bronze medal match
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Led by Rani Rampal, the Indian team will count on their recent experience of playing against the Argentinians during their extensive tour of Argentina in January this year.
The 23-year-old from Assam is the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).
Today if Sindhu has won four medals in World Championship and two medals in Olympics, Ramana has taken a few calculated risks while giving the best facilities to his daughter.
“It was a well-guarded secret. There was cause of concern as we could not take risk of any medication before the Olympics. Luckily, the physio did a marvelous job with ice treatment,’’ said Pradeep Raju of the Suchitra Academy.
Sindhu, who won silver in Rio Games, in her talk, mentioned about the emotions and the drama after winning the last point against China’s He Bing Jiao for the bronze medal.
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Satish, who was injured during his previous bout against Jamaican Ricardo Brown, was doubtful till the morning of the bout.
Speaking after Sindhu’s win, Ramana said that he asked her to concentrate on her game against China's Bing Jiao in the bronze medal play-off.
The women's team had left Indian shores for Tokyo with the target of reaching the quarters and it managed that by finishing fourth with two wins and three defeats in the six-team Pool A.
The last time India won a medal was in 1980. India will now take on Belgium on Tuesday in the semis for a place in finals.
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