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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 3 Highlights: Mirabai Chanu Returns Home, Sharath Kamal Win Only Cheer for India

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 3 Highlights: Indian women's hockey team lost 2-0 to Germany in their second Pool A game. Mirabai Chanu arrived back in India. Swimmer Sajan Prakash finished 24th and failed to qualify for the 200m butterfly semi-finals after boxer Ashish Kumar lost in the round of 32 of middleweight and Manika Batra's journey came to an end in the 3rd round. Indian Skeet shooters Mairaj and Angad failed to make the cut for the men's final and the men's archery team lost in the quarters.

News18.com | July 26, 2021, 19:14 IST

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.

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Jul 26, 2021 19:14 (IST)

Indian women's hockey team had its chances but could not make them count and Germany defended astutely as they lost 2-0 in their second Pool A encounter with Nike Lorenz and Anne Katarina Schroder scoring for Germany.

Jul 26, 2021 19:03 (IST)

Javelin star Neeraj Chopra is on his way to Tokyo for the Olympics!

Jul 26, 2021 18:55 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

46' - UNLUCKY FOR INDIA! Vandana with excellent skill to try and scoop the ball into the back of the net but her shot hits the crossbar. India have got a couple of good looks at the goal and could have easily been 2-2.

GER 2-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:53 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

END OF Q3: Germany stay in lead at 2-0 and have kept India quiet for most part of the game.

GER 2-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:50 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

44' - Germany have been extremely strurdy and have defended impeccably, hardly giving India chances.

GER 2-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:43 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

35' - GOAL! And India are made to pay for that Gurjit Kaur miss! Anne Katarina Schroder with a fantastic strike to double Germany's lead.

GER 2-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:40 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

India make an absolute mess of a fantastic chance! Gurjit Kaur stood up to take the penalty stroke and it hits the bar after the German keeper saves it. India might rue this one.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:36 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

33' - Rani Rampal with a fantastic drag flick off a penalty corner for India but it hit a German player and went out. Rani took the video referral and got the result in their favour. India have a penalty stroke.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:30 (IST)

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.

Jul 26, 2021 18:27 (IST)

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.

Jul 26, 2021 18:23 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

Half Time: India have been unable to find a way around Germany so far as the European opponents keep their lead intact. However, the game has been pacy and it should make for an intriguing second half.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:18 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

26' - India have not been penetrative so far, Germany have done very well to keep India contained and have control over the proceedings.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:13 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

22' - Another penalty corner for Germany but this time India did very well to deny them. Salima Tete was extremely brave to be in front of the goal and close down to deny Germany.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:09 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates - Hockey

19' - Germany had got the second penalty corner of the match but India went for a review and the result was in their favour. No penalty corner ultimately and India keep their review.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:04 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live - Hockey

It was the first penalty corner of the match for Germany and they scored from that itself. A perfect drag flick from Lorenz.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 18:01 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live - Hockey

Indian women's hockey team are behind! German Captain Nike Lorenz scored in the 12th minute to give her team the lead.

GER 1-0 IND

Jul 26, 2021 17:50 (IST)

Mirabai Chanu received a grand welcome at the airport as she returned with her silver medal from the Tokyo Olympics. She also underwent a mandatory RT-PCR test at the airport.

Jul 26, 2021 17:33 (IST)

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.

Jul 26, 2021 17:12 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics: Third Indian Men's Boxer Suffers First-round Defeat; Ashish Chaudhary Loses to Erbieke Touheta

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.

Jul 26, 2021 16:31 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: Table Tennis

Thank you so much for all your love. I will note down the mistakes and work on them so that I don't make the same mistakes again - Manika Batra looks disappointed with the loss.

Jul 26, 2021 16:30 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Table Tennis

"Sorry if I haven't been able to reply to people but I saw the messages now and I felt very happy that so many people were cheering for me from their homes." - Manika Batra on Insta Live

Jul 26, 2021 16:23 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics: Pranati Nayak’s Childhood Coach Minara Begum Questions Intent of her Ward for Not Performing Second Vault

India’s lone gymnast at Tokyo Olympics, Pranati Nayak failed to qualify for the all-round final of artistic gymnastics competition on Sunday.

Jul 26, 2021 16:10 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimming

Sajan Prakash of India finishes in 24th position overall and does not qualify for the semi-finals. 

Jul 26, 2021 16:03 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimming

India's Sajan Prakash finished fourth in Men’s 200m Butterfly Heat 2 with a time of 1:57.22!

The Indian's hope is all but over as there are 5 Heats with only the top 16 from all the races combined. 

Jul 26, 2021 15:30 (IST)

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. 

Jul 26, 2021 15:22 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Boxing

India's Ashish Kumar loses to China's Erbieke Tuoheta unanimous points decision!

Even though the Indian clinched the third round, his Chinese opponent bagged the clash having won the first two rounds.  

Jul 26, 2021 15:17 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Boxing

India's Ashish Kumar (in red) does manage to get a few blows in but China's Erbieke Tuoheta (in blue) is fighting the more technical fight in the Round of 32 of Men's Middle Weight (69-75kg)

The Indian loses the second round as well unanimously.

Jul 26, 2021 15:13 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Boxing

India's Ashish Kumar (in red) lads quite a number of punches to the body and face of Erbieke Tuoheta (in blue) of China in the Round of 32 of Men's Middle Weight (69-75kg)

The Indian though lost the first round!

Jul 26, 2021 15:03 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Boxing

Up Next! India's Ashish Kumar faces Erbieke Tuoheta of China in the Round of 32 of Men's Middle Weight (69-75kg).

Jul 26, 2021 14:55 (IST)

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day 3 Highlights: Mirabai Chanu Returns Home, Sharath Kamal Win Only Cheer for India
Mirabai Chanu returned back to India after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. (ANI Photo)

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.

Fencing

Women’s Sabre Individual Table of 64 – CA Bhavani Devi vs Nadia Ben Azizi – 5:30 am

Shooting

Skeet, Men’s Qualification – Angad Vir Singh Bajwa And Mairaj Khan, 6:30 am

Archery

Mixed Team Eliminations: India vs Kazakhstan: Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav, Tarundeep Rai – starts at 6 am.

Tennis

Men’s Singles, 2nd Round: Sumit Nagal vs Daniil Medvedev – 7:30 am

Badminton

Men’s Doubles Group Stage: India vs Indonesia: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty vs Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sujamuljo – 9.10 am

Boxing

Preliminaries, Round of 32 – Ashish Kumar vs Erbieke Tuoheta – starts 3:06 pm.

Hockey

Women’s Pool A: India vs Germany – starts at 5:45 pm.

Table Tennis

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

Sailing Laser

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

Swimming

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.

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