Boxer Vikas Krishan lost to Japan’s Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in Olympics 2020. He lost in his Men’s Welter (69kg) Round of 32 clashes on Day 2. Also, for this, it started Indian boxing’s campaign on a poor note.
India’s boxing campaign began on a poor note. Vikas Krishan lost to Japan’s Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in his Men’s Welter (69kg). Also, he lost in the Round of 32 clashes, on Day 2 of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier in the day, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu gave India its first medal at Tokyo 2020. she won the silver medal in the women’s 49kg category. In that event China’s Zhihu Hou took gold. China’s Zhihu lifted 94kg to create an Olympic record.
while a new Olympic record was registered by Mirabai Chanu with a successful lift of 115kg in clean and jerk. Indian shooters were also disappointed as Saurabh Chaudhary finished seventh in the men’s 10m Air Pistol final.
Elavenil Valarivan finished on the 16th. Also, it is sad that Apurvi Chandela finished 36th and therefore failed to qualify in the 10m air rifle women’s qualification round.
Result of Other Events:
In table tennis, singles events, Manika Batra won her first-round match against Tin-Tin Ho of Great Britain in straight games.
Also, there was another sad news in this because India lost doubles in Table Tennis. India’s Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra lost in straight games against the Chinese Taipei. Their opponent was pair of Yun Ju Lin and Ching I Cheng. This happened in their Round of 16 clashes in the mixed doubles event.
In tennis, Sumit Nagal won his first-round singles match against the 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. Indian badminton men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty overcame a difficult challenge from the Chinese Taipei’s duo of Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang.
Meanwhile, badminton player Sai Praneeth lost to Misha Zilberman of Israel. He lost in the men’s singles Group Stage. In men’s hockey, India beat New Zealand 3-2 in the Pool A match as they recovered from a bad start early in the match.
Indian women’s hockey team will also be kick-starting their campaign on Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In Archery, India’s Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost to South Korea’s An San and Kim Je Deok in the quarterfinal.