Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 3 Highlights: Indian women’s hockey team is in action against Germany in their Pool A game. Mirabai Chanu, who won India’s first medal at the Games, returned home. Sajan Prakash failed to qualify for the semis as he finished 24th in the swimming 200m butterfly event. Manika Batra was blown away by her Austrian opponent Sofia Polcanova in their third-round clash as the world number 17 won the contest 4-0. Sharath Kamal reached the third round of the men’s singles campaign, however, it was the end of the road for paddler Sutirtha Mukherjee. In tennis, Sumit Nagal was shown the door by World number two Daniil Medvedev as the Russian won the contest in straight sets (6-2, 6-1). Indian Skeet shooters Angad Bajwa and Mairaj Ahamd were knocked out after they finished 18th and 25th respectively. Men’s Archery team of Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai were ousted by top seed South Korea in the quarterfinal stage. The Koreans won the contest 6-0. India’s men’s doubles badminton pair of Satwaik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty to lost their Group A match against world number one pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. CA Bhavani Devi who scripted history by becoming the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics has crashed out after losing her second-round match to fourth seed Manon Brunet of France. She had beaten Nadia Ben Azizi of Tunisia 15-3 in the first.
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz Wins First-ever Olympic Gold for Philippines
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history on Monday when she became the first athlete from the Philippines to win an Olympic gold medal. The 30-year-old Rio 2016 silver medallist from the southern city of Zamboanga realised her dream in the women's 55kg class at the Tokyo International Forum, smashing her personal best to see off world record holder Liao Qiuyun of China who had to settle for silver.
Russian Men Win Rare Artistic Gymnastics Team Gold
Nikita Nagornyy led the Russian team to men's artistic gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Defending champions Japan took silver with China in bronze. Russia, competing under a neutral banner in Tokyo due to their doping suspension, last won the coveted men's team title in 1996.
India's first medallist at Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu, returned back to India after her silver-medal show in Tokyo. Chanu is currently in contention for even a gold medal as the Chinese weightlifter who won the top prize is still in Tokyo and has to undergo a dope test.
Indian boxer Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) paid for an underwhelming start as his maiden Olympic appearance ended with an opening-round loss to China's Erbieke Touheta here on Monday.
India’s lone gymnast at Tokyo Olympics, Pranati Nayak failed to qualify for the all-round final of artistic gymnastics competition on Sunday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimming
India's Sajan Prakash is in action in the Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats! There are 5 Heats with only the top 16 from all the races combined.
Tokyo 2020: Tennis
Novak Djokovic gets an easy win!
Top-ranked tennis Djokovic remains on course for a Golden Slam after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany at the Tokyo Games.
Djokovic is attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same calendar year.
The Serb already won the Australian and French Opens as well as Wimbledon this year. He now needs the Tokyo title and the U.S. Open trophy to complete the unique collection.
Steffi Graf was the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam in 1988.
Djokovic will next face 16th-seeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain. Davidovich Fokina edged John Millman of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3.
Where can I watch the Summer Olympics?
The broadcasting rights for Tokyo Olympics 2020 have been given to Sony Pictures Networks. Sports lovers can watch the events live on Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 2 channels. Apart from that, Doordarshan will also broadcast the events.
How can I live stream the Tokyo Olympics 2020?
Those wanting to watch the events online can do so through the Sony LIV app and website.
Let’s take a look at our sporting heroes who are slated to participate in various sporting events on Monday, July 26.
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.