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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights: Mirabai Chanu Wins India's 1st Medal

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Latest News and Live Updates: Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal. Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee won their women's singles games. Indian men's hockey team won their Pool A encounter while Indian women's hockey team lost.

News18.com | July 24, 2021, 18:53 IST

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: Mirabai Chanu won silver for India in the 49kg Weightlifting. Indian women’s hockey team was trounced 5-1 by Netherlands. Sutirtha Mukherjee won her first round of table tennis women’s singles match against her Swedish opponent. Saurabh Chaudhary finished in 7th position in the final of the Men’s 10m Air Pistol, finishing top of qualification with a score of 586 as Abhishek Verma finished  17th. Manika Batra defeated Tin-Tin Ho of Great Britain in straight games in the Women’s Singles round 1 match as Sutirtha Mukherjee takes on Linda Bergstroem of Sweden. Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav’s mixed team ran into the top seeds Korea and the quarters and the Indians were no match. Koreans won 6-2 to move to the semis. Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra lost to Yun Ju Lin and Ching Cheng of Chinese Taipei straight games in their Table Tennis mixed doubles round of 16 match.

The Indian men’s hockey team defeated New Zealand 3-2 in their first match in Pool A. While Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav overcame the higher-ranked team of Chinese Taipei in missed team event pre-quarters, it was not a good start for the country at the shooting range with both Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela failing to qualify for the finals in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification round. Likmabam Sushila Devi lost to Eva Csernoviczki of Hungary in Women’s 48kg Round of 32 elimination bout, thus ending India challenge in Judo. As far as women’s hockey is concerned, India lost to the Netherlands 1-5.


Jul 24, 2021 18:53 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics
So a mixed day one finally comes to an end for Team India where Mirabai Chanu did win a silver, but there were a host of disappointments. India's biggest hope for a gold medal, Saurabh Chaudhary ended seventh in men's 10m air pistol. Hopefully, our shooters will have a better day tomorrow. 

Jul 24, 2021 18:43 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey
So finally it's over. Indian players must be breathing of sigh of relief that the match has ended and they conceded only five goals. India lose to the Netherlands 1-5.

Jul 24, 2021 18:34 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey
Maasakkerr gets another goal through a penalty corner as India is conceding in a bunch. This match should end soon for India or Netherlands will score 10 goals. It's 5-1 now. 

Jul 24, 2021 18:31 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey
Things are looking grim for the Indian team at the moment as they seem to have lost all steam in the last quarter. They must look to not concede any more goals here as the Netherlands lead 4-1. 

Jul 24, 2021 18:27 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey
And it is a complete turnaround in the last five minutes of the third quarter as the Dutch come up with two more field goals. The scoreline is 4-1 now. 

Jul 24, 2021 18:24 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

GOALS! It's turning out to be a goal rout now. India are down by three goals. Two quick goals from Netherlands.

Jul 24, 2021 18:09 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

GOAL! Perfect finish from the penalty corner for Netherlands. India's defensive line was open and the keeper could have done better to save that one. But a good finish and Netherlands now lead 2-1.

Jul 24, 2021 17:55 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

It's been a very tight battle so far with both teams balancing the attack and defence very well. India is doing well to hold off the Netherlands despite their incessant penalty corner.

Jul 24, 2021 17:35 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Women's Hockey

Felice Albers gave the lead to Netherlands early in the game but India captain Rani Rampal equalised to bring India back on level terms.

Jul 24, 2021 17:05 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Hockey

We are just 15 minutes away from the start of the hockey campaign for the Indian women's team. They take on Netherlands in their Pool A opener.

Jul 24, 2021 16:53 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Weightlifting
An ecstatic Mirabai added, "I will eat pizza first, this our first medal, tho party toh hogi hi." On the other hand her coach went on to say, "Personally, I was under a lot of pressure, but was giving Mira tips on how to overcome her pressure (on performance). It was a dream come true. Lessons from Rio helped us a lot. Mira is the first Indian weightlifter to set a World Record in clean and jerk  and that happened after the failure in Rio."

Jul 24, 2021 16:51 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Weightlifting
After winning the silver, Mirabai Chanu said, "My dream has been fulfilled. I am very happy and I can't express the feeling. I felt like I was in a dream when our Prime Minister called me and congratulated me."

Jul 24, 2021 16:23 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing
Vikas Krishan's campaign ends in Tokyo Olympics as he faces a heavy defeat against Japanese opponent. Not the best of starts for the Indians in boxing ring here. 

Jul 24, 2021 16:19 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing
And Okazawa is leading by two round to nil. Krishan looks like he is trouble here. He isn't getting that opening he is looking for till now, and the Japanese has displayed solid defence. 

Jul 24, 2021 16:19 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing
And Okazawa is leading by two round to nil. Krishan looks like he is trouble here. He isn't getting that opening he is looking for till now, and the Japanese has displayed solid defence. 

Jul 24, 2021 16:14 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing
The Japanese has taken the first round unanimously. Early setback for Krishan here. 

Jul 24, 2021 16:11 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing
Vikas' bout gets underway. The Japanese looks like a tough opponent but Krishan has all the experience with him. And looks like he is ahead at the moment -- the Indian.

Jul 24, 2021 15:59 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Archery
Archery powerhouse Republic of Korea wins the first gold medal in the sport at Tokyo 2020, and the first-ever mixed team Olympic gold medal! They defeated the Netherlands, who take silver. Mexico take bronze. South Korea had defeated India earlier in the first round itself. 

Jul 24, 2021 15:54 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Judo
Kosovo's Distria Krasniqi win women's 48 kg Judo gold. She beat Tonaki Funa (JPN). Silver for the hosts. Bronze went to Daria Bilodid (UKR) and Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL).

Jul 24, 2021 15:46 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Boxing
India's Vikas Krishan will soon be in action in men's welterweight category. He will be up against Japan's OKAZAWA Sewonrets Quincy Mensah.

Jul 24, 2021 14:47 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Table Tennis

Sutirtha Mukherjee advances to the second round of women's singles with a 4-3 win over Linda Bergstroem of Sweden. She won 5-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5.

Jul 24, 2021 14:17 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Table Tennis

Sutirtha Mukherjee levels it up against Linda Bergstroem of Sweden to force a deciding seventh set in the women's singles first round encounter. She had three game points and was able to clinch the game in the last game point after a fantastic rally.

Jul 24, 2021 14:14 (IST)

Here is the weightlifting medal ceremony after Mirabai Chanu won silver, India's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Jul 24, 2021 14:01 (IST)
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Jul 24, 2021 13:46 (IST)

A Story in 2 Photos!

Mirabai Chanu failed at the Rio Olympics (left) and now at Tokyo 2020, she emerges a champion!

Jul 24, 2021 13:41 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics - Table Tennis

Sutirtha Mukherjee takes on Linda Bergstroem of Sweden in the Women's Singles Round 1 match!

Jul 24, 2021 13:28 (IST)

As Sourabh Loses, Record Falls!

Javad Foroughi has become the oldest Iranian athlete to win an Olympic medal, earning gold in men’s 10-meter air pistol.

Foroughi set an Olympic record with 244.8 points, finishing 6.9 ahead of silver medalist Damir Mikec of Serbia. China’s Pang Wei, the 2008 gold medalist, took bronze.

The 41-year-old Foroughi surpasses Iranian weightlifter Mahmoud Namdjou, who was 38 when he took bronze at the 1956 Melbourne Games.

Foroughi, ranked fourth in the world, qualified fifth and immediately jumped to the lead in the finals with a series of shots in the 10-ring. He led Mikec by 4.2 points entering the final two shots and celebrated by waving his towel before kneeling on it to pray.

Jul 24, 2021 13:25 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s silver medal win in the Tokyo Olympics, said that India is elated by her stupendous performance and that it couldn’t have asked for a happier start to the grand sporting event. Chanu became the first Indian weightlifter to win silver medal in Olympics.

“Could not have asked for a happier start to Tokyo2020! India is elated by Mirabai Chanu’s stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian," Modi tweeted with the hashtag ‘Cheer4India’.


Jul 24, 2021 13:07 (IST)

WATCH: Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver Medal for India at Tokyo 2020  

Jul 24, 2021 12:57 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Table Tennis

Manika Batra defeated Tin-Tin Ho of Great Britain in straight Games in the Women’s Singles Round 1 match!

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights: Mirabai Chanu Wins India's 1st Medal
Mirabai Chanu won silver for India (Twitter)

The women’s hockey team, who face the Netherlands. Indian boxer Vikash Krishan will face Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa of Japan in the 69kg round of 32.

Where to Watch Tokyo Olympics Live in India?

Indians can enjoy the live telecast of the Tokyo Games on Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD channels. Additionally, national broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast the Tokyo Olympics on its network in India. While live streaming is available on SonyLIV.

India’s schedule on the second day of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.


Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav vs Chia-En Lin and Chih-Chun Tang (Chinese Taipei) in Mixed Team 1/8 Eliminations: 6:00 am IST.

Bronze Medal Match: 12:55 pm IST and Gold Medal Match: 1:15 pm IST.


Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Shetty Chirag) vs Yang Lee/Chi-Lin Wang (Chinese Taipei) in Men’s Doubles Group A match: 8:50 am IST.

B Sai Praneeth vs Misha Zilberman (Israel) in Men’s Singles Group D match: 9:30 am IST


Vikash Krishan vs Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa (JPN): 69kg Round of 32 match: 3:54 pm IST.


India vs New Zealand in Men’s Pool A match: 6:30 am IST

India vs the Netherlands in Women’s Pool A match: 5:15 pm IST


Likmabam Sushila Devi vs Eva Csernoviczki (Hungary) in Women’s 48kg Round of 32 elimination bout: 10th bout after 7:30 am start.


Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Heat 2: 7:30 am IST.


Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan in Women’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification: 5:00 am IST and Women’s 10m Air Rifle Final: 7:15 am IST

Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification: 9:30 am IST *and Men’s 10m Air Rifle Final: 12 pm IST

Table Tennis:

Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra vs Yun Ju Lin and Ching Cheng (Chinese Taipei) in Mixed Doubles Round of 16 match: 8:30 am IST.

Manika Batra vs Tin-Tin Ho (Great Britain) in Women’s Singles Round 1 match 12:15 pm IST.

Sutirtha Mukherjee vs Linda Bergstroem of Sweden in Women’s Singles Round 1 match 1:00 pm IST.


Sumit Nagal vs Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) in Men’s Singles Round 1 match: 2nd match after 7:30 am IST start.


Mirabai Chanu in women’s 49kg: 10:20 am IST.

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