Tokyo Olympic Live: India’s daughters continue to play brilliantly in Tokyo Olympics. MC Mary Kom in boxing, PV Sindhu in badminton and Manika Batra in table tennis won their respective matches on Sunday. However, there were disappointments in shooting and tennis. In badminton, PV Sindhu defeated Israel’s rival Ksenia Polikarpova. In Boxing, MC Mary Kom defeated Garcia Hernandez of Dominican Republic 4-1 in the round of 32 match. Manika Batra defeated 20th seed Ukraine player in table tennis. Good news has also come from rowing. In the men’s light weight doubles sculls event, the pair of Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualified for the semi-finals through the repechage race.
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Sindhu Won in 28 Minutes
Badminton medal hope and Rio silver medalist PV Sindhu has won her first bout in the group stage. She easily defeated Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel 21-7, 21-10 in Group J. Sindhu finished the match in just 28 minutes. During this, he also scored 12 consecutive points in his name.
Indian Shooters Could Not Reach the Final
On the other hand Indian players performed disappointingly in shooting and tennis. In the women’s 10m air pistol event. India’s Manu Bhaker and Yashaswani Deswal could not qualify for the final. In the qualification round, Manu finished 12th with 575 marks and Deswal finished 13th with 573 marks. In Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar could not reach the final. Deepak finished 26th with 624.7 points and Divyansh finished 32nd with 622.8 points. In tennis, Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina crashed out after losing in the first round of women’s doubles.
Havan at Home for the Success of Divyansh
Today Indian shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar was competing in the men’s 10m air rifle event. For his success, the family members have done havan at home in Rohtak. The Havan took place on Saturday evening and also on Sunday morning. Divyansh could not reach the final due to his poor performance in the qualifying rounds. Divyansh, 18, is the youngest athlete in the Indian contingent. Tokyo Olympic Live.
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Shooting: Qualification Round of Skeet Event
The qualification rounds in shooting began on Sunday in the men’s and women’s skeet events. In the men’s section, India’s Mairaj Ahmed Khan scored a perfect 25 in the first round and 24 in the second round. They are running in 14th place. At the same time, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa scored 24 in the first round and 25 in the second. They are in ninth place. No Indian shooters are participating in the women’s skeet event.
Sania-Raina Pair Lost After Winning the First Set
In the women’s doubles of tennis, India’s Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina lost the match despite being in good shape. Sania-Raina was at one time 6-0, 5-3 against Ukraine’s Nadia Kichenok and Lyudmila Kichenok. But coming back strongly from here, the Ukrainian pair won the match 0-6, 7-6, 10-8.
Indian Gymnast Could Not Qualify for Final
Indian gymnast Parineeti Nayak could not make it to the finals of the all-round event of artistic gymnastics. He scored 10.633 in the floor event. He achieved a score of 13.466 in vault, 9.033 in uneven bars and 9.433 in balance beam.
Table Tennis: Sathiyan Ganaasekaran Loses in Men’s Singles
In table tennis, India’s Sathiyan Ganaasekaran suffered a loss in the men’s singles event. In the second round match, he was defeated by Hong Hong Siu Lam 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 6-11.