Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Live Updates Day 2: Nagal wins first set; Sharath, Manika disappoint; Archers Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav enter the quarters; all eyes on weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

Hello and welcome to Sportsstar’s live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. Archery will first be followed by weightlifting, tennis, table tennis and boxing.

Results in India:

Badminton: men’s singles: Sai Praneeth lost to Misha Zilbermann 21-17, 21-15.

Table tennis: Mixed team: Sharath Kamal / Manika Batra lost to Lin Yun-ju / Cheng I-Ching of Chinese Taipei 11-8, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4.

Archery : Mixed Team Quarter-Finals: India (Deepika Kumari / Pravin Jadhav) loses to South Korea (An San / Kim Je Deok) 6-2.

Tennis: Sumit Nagal beats Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4


BADMINTON: India managed a surprise in men’s doubles. Satwiksairaj Reddy and Chirag Shetty hold their nerves to win a thriller 21-16,16-21, 27-25 against Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang of Chinese Taipei.

TENNIS: Sumit Nagal is in the second round. Nagal beat Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 in two hours and 34 minutes. He is expected to face Russian (ROC) Daniil Medvedev in the next round.

BADMINTON: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lose Game 2 21-16 to Chinese Taipei’s Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang.


India loses 6-2: Indians Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost 6-2 to South Koreans An San and Kim Je Deok. The Koreans won the fourth set 36-33. A 6 in Pravin Jadhav’s first shot cost India dearly. India finished with scores of 6,9,9,9 while the Koreans advanced with 10,7,10,9.

India win third set 37-35 to stay alive in contest (4-2) . The Indian pair recorded scores of 9,9,10.9 while the Koreans scored 9,9,9,8.

South Korea leads 4-0 after two sets with scores of 35-32, 38-37.

In the first set, India had a streak of 8,7,8,9 while Korea came in with 10,7,9,9.

In the second set, the Indians fared better with scores of 10,8,10.9, but the Koreans again outperformed the Indian pair with scores of 10,10,9,9.

BADMINTON: After the disappointment in men’s singles, some applaud India in men’s doubles. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty win the first game 21-16 over Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang of Chinese Taipei.


It’s time for the mixed team quarter-finals. Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav are in the mix here. The Indian pair came back from behind after leading 3-1 in the match to defeat their opponents 5-3 and set a date with South Koreans An San and Kim Je Deok.

BADMINTON: India’s men’s singles campaign ended prematurely as Sai Praneeth lost 21-17, 21-15 to Israeli Misha Zilberman. It is a huge upheaval.

TENNIS: Sumit nagal loses second set 7-6 (6) to the tiebreaker. Denis Istomin was on top of the tiebreaker from the start and held on to make the game decisive. Sumit Nagal is ranked No. 160 while Istomin is No. 197. Note: 6-4, 6-7 (6)

BADMINTON: Sai Praneeth begins his men’s singles campaign against Israeli Misha Zilberman. The 13th seed Indian had a small mistake mid-game and is currently behind the Israeli 15-13. He loses the first game 21-17.

TENNIS: Positive start here by Sumit Nagal: He took the first set 6-4. Making his Olympic debut against world number 33 Uzbekistan, Nagal showed promise here, saving break points in the first set, including a crucial point in the final match. India are looking to win their first Olympic medal in singles and those hopes rest on Nagal’s shoulders. Check out his form guide and other details here: Tokyo Olympics: Indian Tennis – Sumit Nagal profile, standings, opponents, form guide

Mixed day of results so far. Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal is also in action today. He confronts Denis Istomin in the first round match in men’s singles.

TABLE TENNIS: 4-0: Indians Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were beaten 11-8 11-6 11-5 11-4 in best of seven games by the pair from Chinese Taipei and it was a blow as the medal hope of the India in table tennis is fading. The match only lasted 27 minutes!

India lose the third game and it will be very difficult from here to organize a comeback. Is this the end of the course in the mixed team event?

India is down 2-0 and is now down 6-3, the game going in the direction of Chinese Taipei. It will be dramatic if Sharath and Manika can turn things around from this position.

2-0: India also lost Game 2 and Taipei’s pair have four game points to take the second set. Talks about the dominance of the third seed from Chinese Taipei.

India lost the first game by 8-11 points. In Game 2 India leads 5-3 and must capitalize on their slim lead to gain the advantage.

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in action: Indian table tennis stars Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra are in action in the round of 16 of the mixed doubles event. The pair take on the Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Yun-ju and Cheng I-Ching.

Shushila Devi lost to Hungarian Csernoviczki in the round of 16 in the Women’s Judo 48 kg category.

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India’s formidable comeback as they win 37-36 after forcing a tiebreaker. Deepika and Pravin both delivered when it mattered most as they scored two 10s to help India advance to the quarterfinals.

Set 4 – Tie breaking: India defeats Chinese Taipei 5-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. India 5 | Chinese Taipei 3 (35, 36 | 38.38 | 40.35 | 37.36)

Third set 3-3: 10 perfect again from Pravin and Deepika also delivers to put the pressure on Chinese Taipei. A quick release from Pravin brings India closer and a 10 from Deepika helps India lead the tiebreaker.

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The second set ends in a draw. Deepika and Pravin come back with a vengeance as they both hit the nail on the head, scoring the perfect 10 to take a small advantage. One point per play in the second set and Chinese Taipei continues to lead with 3-1 on the scoreboard.

The first set goes to Chinese Taipei 36-35 (2-0) because it is a disappointing start for Pravin Jadhav and Deepika Kumari.

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At that point we are ready for the mixed team event and Chinese Taipei will launch the event. Let’s go !

Archery – Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav begin their mixed team campaign and face Chia-En Lin and Chih-Chun Tang of Chinese Taipei in the Round of 16.

Indian athletes will aim to improve their medal prospects as after shooters archers will be in action for the mixed round of 16.

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However, all eyes will be on weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who is among the favorites to finish on the podium. Badminton, table tennis and judo are also on the program.

Archery July 24

Mixed Team Eliminations, Medal Games – Pravin Jadhav, Deepika Kumari 6:00 a.m.

Badminton July 24

Men’s doubles group stage – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty vs. Lee Yang / Wang Chi-Lin – 8:50 a.m.

Men’s singles group stage – Sai Praneeth vs. Zilberman Misha – from 9:30 a.m.


Women’s welterweight – Lovlina Borgohain 8:00 AM

Round of 32 Men’s Welterweight – Vikas Krishan vs Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa – 3:54 p.m.


32nd final women 48kg, successive rounds – Sushila Devi Likmabam – 7:30 am

Table tennis

Men’s and Women’s Singles, Rounds 1, 2 & 3 – G Sathiyan, Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee – 5:30 a.m.

Mixed Doubles, Round of 16 – Sharath Kamal / Manika Batra – 7.45am


Women 49kg Group B – Mirabai Chanu-

Women’s 49kg medal event – Mirabai Chanu (if qualified) – 10:20 am


Heat 2 Men’s Lightweight Doubles – Arjun Jat Lal & Arvind Singh

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