• November 29, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: How India’s athletes fared on Monday, July 26

 Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Table Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Kamal Achanta of India reacts after winning match against Tiago Apolonia of Portugal REUTERS/Thomas Peter – SP1EH7Q05L0L2

Achanta Sharath Kamal’s progress to the third round of the men’s singles in table tennis was the only bright spot on another gloomy day for India at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

The veteran paddler overcame a sluggish start to beat Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia in his second round match and set up a meeting with China’s defending Olympic champion Ma Long.

Fencer C A Bhavani Devi also showed some spark in her Olympics debut, otherwise it was a dismal outing for Indians in most disciplines

Here’s a look at their performances on Monday, July 26.

ARCHERY

India (Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai) beat Kazakhstan in the Men’s Team 1/8 Eliminations 6-2.

In the Round of 8, India lost to South Korea 0-6.

BADMINTON

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lost 13-21, 12-21 to Marcus Gideon Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia) in Men’s Doubles Group A.

BOXING

Ashish Kumar lost to China’s Erbieke Tuoheta 0-5 in Men’s 75kg Round of 32 bout.

FENCING

C Bhavani Devi beat Nadia Ben Azizi (Tunisia) 15-3 in Women’s Sabre Individual Round 1.

Lost to France’s Manon Brunet 7-15 in Round 2.

HOCKEY

India lost to Germany 0-2 in Women’s Pool A match.

SHOOTING

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa finished 18th with a score 120 (24, 25, 24, 23, 24), while Mairaj Ahmad Khan placed 25th with a score of 117 (25, 24, 22, 23, 23) in Men’s Skeet, failed to make six-man final.

SWIMMING

Sajan Prakash failed to qualify for the men’s 200m butterfly semi-finals after finishing fourth in Heat 2. With a timing of 1:57.22 seconds he placed 24th among 38 swimmers.

TABLE TENNIS

Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia 2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11 11-6, 11-9 in Men’s Singles Round 2.

Manika Batra lost Austria’s Sofia Polcanova 8-11, 2-11, 5-11,7-11 in Women’s Singles Round 3.

Sutirtha Mukherjee lost 3-11, 3-11, 5-11, 5-11 to Sweden’s Linda Bergstrom in Women’s Singles Round 2.

TENNIS

Sumit Nagal lost 2-6, 1-6 to Daniil Medvedev of Russian Olympic Committee in Men’s Singles Round 2.

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