On a dismal day for India, at the Tokyo Olympics, it was Mary Kom, the 6-time World Champion who brought cheer to the million of Indians back home by defeating her rival Miguelina Hernandez Garcia in the Women’s Flyweight (51kg). Manika Batra was another player who brought smiles to the faces of Indians by scripting a come-from-behind win to reach the women’s singles 3rd round table tennis.
Earlier in the day, P.V. Sindhu began her journey in Tokyo with a comfortable win by defeating Ksenia Poliparkova of Israel in straight games in her first match of Group J in women’s badminton.
Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh on Sunday produced the best-ever Olympic performance by Indian rowers as they cruised into the men’s lightweight double sculls semifinals.
Indian shooters had a below par showing with Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Deswal failing to qualify for the women’s 10m Air Pistol finals after finishing 12th and 13th, respectively in the qualification round. But the most dissapointing effort came from men’s hockey team who suffered a crushing defeat 1-7 against Australia.
FENCING Women’s Sabre Table of 64 Bhavani Devi vs Ben Azizi Nadi – 5:30
ARCHERY Men’s team round of 16 (Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav, Tarundeep Rai) – 6:00
HOCKEY Women’s team vs Germany – 17:45
SAILING Men’s laser race 3 – Vishnu Saravanan – 8:35
Women’s Laser Radial race 3 – Nethra Kumanan – 11:05
SHOOTING Men’s skeet qualification day 2 – Angad Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan – 6:30
TENNIS Sumit Nagal vs Daniil Medvedev – Not before 10:30