December 2, 2022

India had combined fortunes on Sunday on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Though they failed so as to add to their medal tally, MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu made a successful begin. Whereas Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina had been knocked out within the opening spherical, Manika Batra made a rousing comeback to turn out to be the primary Indian to win two ladies’s singles matches in desk tennis on the Olympics. In the meantime, the boys’s hockey staff suffered a giant loss in opposition to heavyweights Australia in Pool A.

Listed here are the highlights from Sunday. (And here is what to be careful for on Monday.)


Hockey (Males’s)

India suffered their greatest ever loss on the Olympics after a 7-1 defeat in opposition to heavyweights Australia. India had overwhelmed New Zealand 3-2 of their first sport.

Boxing (ladies’s flyweight, spherical of 32 preliminaries)

Mary Kom beat Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of Dominican Republic 4-1.

Boxing (Males’s light-weight)

Manish Kaushik misplaced 4-1 to Luke McCormack within the round-of-32.


PV Sindhu started her quest for a second Olympic medal with a cushty 21-7, 21-10 win within the group stage over Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel.

Desk tennis (Ladies’s singles second spherical)

Manika Batra beat Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska in seven video games.

Desk tennis (Males’s singles, second spherical)

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran misplaced in seven video games to Hong Kong’s Lam Siu Grasp.


Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina misplaced 6-0, 6-7 (0), 8-10 to Nadiia and Liudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine. The Indian served for the match earlier than being damaged and misplaced a lopsided tiebreak. Within the tremendous tiebreak, they got here again from 7-1 all the way down to make it 8-8, however misplaced the following two factors to lose the match.

Capturing (Males’s Skeet Shotgun qualification, Day 1)

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan completed eleventh and twenty fifth, respectively, on Day 1 of qualification. Day 2 and the ultimate are on Monday, July 26.

Capturing (Ladies’s 10m Air Pistol)

Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal didn’t make the ultimate, ending twelfth and thirteenth, respectively, in qualification.

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Capturing (Males’s 10m Air Rifle)

Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar didn’t make the ultimate, ending twenty sixth and thirty second, respectively, in qualification.

Males’s light-weight double sculls

Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh have certified for Semifinal A/B after ending third within the repechage spherical.

Crusing (Ladies’s particular person laser radial)

Nethra Kumanan twenty seventh total after two races (out of 10).

Crusing (Males’s one individual dinghy – laser Race 2)

Vishnu Saravanan’s Race 2 was postponed because of poor climate. He completed 14th in Race 1.

Inventive gymnastics

Pranati Nayak completed with a complete rating of 42.565 throughout vault, uneven bars, stability beam and flooring and didn’t progress to the ultimate.


Srihari Nataraj grew to become the primary Indian swimmer to swim in a classification A warmth. He recorded a time of 54.31s to complete twenty seventh within the males’s 100m backstroke occasion.

Maana Patel, making her Olympic debut, completed with a time of 1:05.20 in ladies’s 100m backstroke. She completed second of three within the classification B warmth and couldn’t progress.

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