Mixed day for Indians in Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo: There were defeats and wins at Tokyo Olympics for Team India in various disciplines in Tokyo Olympics today.

Lovlina makes it to Quarter Finals

Indian ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain makes her debut in Olympics with a win 3-2 against Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the preliminaries of Women’s Welterweight category at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

In her bout against Nadine, the Assamese boxer took the lead in the first round and maintained her lead into the third round as three judges favored her and two favored her opponent in both the rounds. The Indian pugilist went on to win the bout in a split decision.

Lovlina became the second boxer to qualify to the quarters after star boxer Mary Kom. The boxer will next face Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nei-chin on Friday. Lovlina Borgohain was the first boxer from Assam to qualify Olympics.

Out despite win

Indian badminton players Satwicksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out of Tokyo Olympics despite their won 2-0 against Britain Ben lane and Sean Vendy, as they finished third in the group in men’s doubles.

In their final game of Tokyo Olympics against British pair Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, the Indian pair was at their best and put on an aggressive play to win the match in straight sets.

The Indian duo began their maiden Olympics with a stunning win against World no. 3 Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang of Chinese Taipei but went down in their second game against World No. 1 Indonesian pair, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

They still had a chance to qualify to the Quarterfinals until the Chinese pair shot down the Minions early on Tuesday morning. The Chinese and Indonesian pairs are set to enter the Quarter Finals.

India humbles Spain

Indian men’s hockey team displays an all-round performance to win the group game against Spain after an embarassing 7-1 loss at the hands of the Aussies.

The number of goal opportunities India and Spain had will testify how well the former had outplayed the latter in every department of the game. India has successfully defended 16 goal attempts by the Spaniards, of which seven were penalty corners and nine were field goal opportunities. India made three goal opportunities count of its 10 attempts.

Rupinder Pal Singh stands out with his two goals. Simranjeet Singh makes Spain pay with his penalty corner. The experienced goalie Sreejesh made some exceptional stops frustrating Spanish strikers like Alejandro Alonso and Pau Quemeda.

Manu and Saurabh exit

Chaudhary and Bhaker shot a total of 380 in Qualification stage 2 and hence they bowed out of the Olympics in the mixed event. The other Indian team consisting of Yashaswini Singh and Abhishek Verma was eliminated in the very first qualification stage ending up in the 17th sploses

Sharath Kamal loses

Sharath Kamal has been knocked out of Round 3 by MA Long. Sharath was in great form coming into this match after defeating Portuguese Tiago Apolonia. However, Sharath was defeated in this Round by Rio Olympics gold medalist MA Long: 11-7, 8-11, 13-11, 11-4, and 11-4. Even though Sharath played really well in Games 2 and 3, MA Long- one of the greatest table tennis players gave him no hopes of a comeback against him. MA Long qualifies for the Round of 16 after defeating Sharath Kamal in Round 3 of the Men’s Singles Event.