The Tokyo Olympics 2020 kick-started with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23. The prestigious ceremony was held at the newly erected National Stadium in the Japanese capital city. On the first day of the mega sporting event, India opened its account with silver.
Mirabai Chanu ended the country’s 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics. Chanu had clinched the silver medal in the 49kg weightlifting category.
Fans can watch the live telecast of Tokyo Games 2020 on Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony TEN 1 HD/SD channels. Along with this, Doordarshan will also telecast the live coverage of Summer Games on its network. People can also watch live streaming on SonyLIV.
Let’s take a look at our sporting heroes who are slated to participate in various sporting events on Monday, July 26. Remember the timings mentioned are in IST.
Women’s Sabre Individual Table of 64 - CA Bhavani Devi vs Nadia Ben Azizi - 5:30 am
Skeet, Men’s Qualification - Angad Vir Singh Bajwa And Mairaj Khan, 6:30 am
Mixed Team Eliminations: India vs Kazakhstan: Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav, Tarundeep Rai – starts at 6 am.
Men’s Singles, 2nd Round: Sumit Nagal vs Daniil Medvedev - 7:30 am
Men’s Doubles Group Stage: India vs Indonesia: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty vs Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sujamuljo – 9.10 am
Preliminaries, Round of 32 - Ashish Kumar vs Erbieke Tuoheta – starts 3:06 pm.
Women’s Pool A: India vs Germany – starts at 5:45 pm.
Men’s Singles Round 2 – Sharath Kamal Achanta vs Tiago Apolonia – starts at 7:30 am
Women’s Singles Round 2 - Fu Yu vs Sutirtha Mukherjee – starts at 12 pm
Women’s Singles Round 3: Manika Batra vs Sofia Polcanova at 1 pm
Race 03: Vishnu Saravanan (if qualifies) – starts at 8:35 am
Race 04: Vishnu Saravanan (if qualifies) – starts at 9:50 am
Sailing Laser Radial
Race 03: Nethra Kumanan (If qualifies) – starts at 11:05 am
Race 04: Nethra Kumanan (If qualifies) – starts at 12:20 pm
Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats — Sajan Prakash, from 3:50 PM
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will witness the record participation of 119 Indian athletes, who will be competing for glory in 85 medal events at the mega sporting event. Of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 are female participants. It is the 32nd edition of the Olympic Games, which was ideally slated to be held last year. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and complete lockdown across several countries, the sporting event was postponed.
The closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will be held on August 8.