Olympic women's football: Sweden stops America's invincible order, Brazil's big win over China

Olympic women's football: Sweden stops America's invincible order, Brazil's big win over China

Tokyo. Sina Blakstenius scored two goals as Sweden broke its 44-match unbeaten streak on Wednesday to beat world-ranked America in Olympic women's football 3-0. In other matches played on Wednesday, Brazil thrashed China 5-0 while Britain registered a 2-0 win over Chile. The US women's team, a strong contender for Olympic gold, had reached Tokyo unbeaten for 44 matches, where their unbeaten streak was halted by world ranking fifth-ranked Sweden. The special thing is that even five years before the Olympic Games (Rio 2016), Sweden had stopped America's victory in the quarter-finals. In this Group G match, the third goal for Sweden was scored by Lena Herting. China's women's team easily succumbed to the seventh-placed Brazil in the world rankings.

Marta (in the ninth and 74th minutes) scored two goals for Brazil, becoming the first player to score in five consecutive Olympics. Apart from Marta, Debinha, Andreessa Alves and Beatriz also contributed to Brazil's big win. Six-time FIFA 'Player of the Year' Marta has scored 111 international goals, the most for a Brazilian male or female player, with Ellen White's two goals in another match to help Britain qualify for the Olympics first. It didn't take much trouble to beat the women's team. Against world ranking 37th-ranked Chile, White gave Britain the lead in the 18th minute and then doubled the lead in the 75th minute. In this team of Britain, in addition to England, ranked sixth in the world rankings, Scotland, Players from Wales and Northern Ireland are included. Earlier, the UK team participated in the 2012 Olympics.


Indian equestrian Fawad Mirza finished 22nd after the cross country round

Indian equestrian Fawad Mirza finished 22nd after the cross country round

Tokyo. Fawad Mirza Ravivar , the only Indian to compete in equestrian in more than two decades at the Olympics after the cocross country event 11 . He finished 22nd with 20 penalty points. He and his horse Signor Medicott could finish in the top 25 if they do well in the individual show jumping qualifiers on Monday. With this they will make it to the finals of the individual category of Eventing Jumping to be held in the evening. Mirza's total 39. There are 20 penalty points. He completed the country run in just eight minutes.

In the equestrian crosscountry individual category, a competitor must complete the course in seven minutes and 45 seconds to reduce the time penalty. The lower the penalty, the higher the equestrian will be in the points table. Mirza and Signor started late due to a technical problem, due to which they got 11. Got 20 penalty points. He was ninth in the dressage round after a stellar performance. He got 28 penalty points in that. Now he has to move to show jumping, in which if he finishes in the top 25, he will make it to the eventing jumping final. Britain's Oliver Townend is at the top with a total of 23 . There are 60 penalty points. Britain's Laura Collett is second and Germany's Julia Krajewski third.