India at Tokyo Olympics on Friday: Bajrang Punia enters bronze medal bout; Aditi Ashok second ahead of final round

'The Indian women's team belongs at this big stage' (2:00)

Sharda Ugra on the fight shown by the women's team after their early losses (2:00)

The Indian women's hockey team came agonisingly close to a historic bronze at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. Meanwhile, wrestler Bajrang Punia lost his semifinal, Aditi Ashok continued her surprise run in women's golf.

Here's a recap of the day's action.

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WRESTLING: Bajrang Punia lost 12-5 to Haji Aliyev in the men's freestyle 65kg division semifinal. He will wrestle for bronze tomorrow

GOLF: Round 3 of the women's individual -- Aditi Ashok (2nd) and Diksha Dagar (tied-51st)

HOCKEY: Women's Bronze medal match -- India lost 3-4 to Great Britain.

ATHLETICS: Men's 50km race walk final - Gurpreet Singh [DNF - did not finish], Women's 20km race walk - Priyanka Goswami finishes 17th, Bhawna Jat 32nd; Men's 4x400m relay -- Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv, Nirma Noah Tom, and Muhammed Anas -- break Asian record, but out in heats.

WRESTLING: Seema Bisla lost to Sara Hamdi (Tunisia) in the women's 50 kg.

Here's how the action unfolded. (Please wait a while for the blog to load. Click here if it doesn't.)