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.
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.
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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."
Here is the weightlifting medal ceremony after Mirabai Chanu won silver, India's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
India ki chaandi! 🥈— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 24, 2021
Mirabai Chanu lifts #Silver... becoming the first Indian medallist at #Tokyo2020! 🏋🏼#BestOfTokyo | #Olympics | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | @mirabai_chanu pic.twitter.com/ODnQoz9QKD
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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.
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’.
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. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/B6uJtDlaJo— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 24, 2021
WATCH: Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver Medal for India at Tokyo 2020
That's how you go into the history books! 🙌— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 24, 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu - Olympic silver medallist 🇮🇳#BestOfTokyo | #Tokyo2020 | #UnitedByEmotion | #StrongerTogether | @mirabai_chanu pic.twitter.com/r1wpEerN9u
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.
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.
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
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.