Hello and welcome to Sportsstar’s live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, where we’ll walk you through the day’s events with Indian athletes PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina and Mary Kom headlining the action of the day.
Up Next is Manika Batra who will face Margaryta Pesotska in the women’s singles.
- 7-11 (7-11, 11-7,11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 6-11) – It’s a huge upheaval and Lam Siu Hang won a resounding victory, his first victory over Sathiyan. He got four match points and rocked the Indian who won three trotting matches. Lam Siu Hang came back from 3-1 to beat Sathiyan and advance to the third round. He just ambushed the Indian with his offensive play and caught Sathiyan off guard.
7-5 – Lam Siu Hang on the charge and although Sathiyan scored a point, Lam with a powerful forehand pushed the Indian back. Important service for Sathiyan.
4-2 – Lam Siu Hang is on the run and Sathiyan is clearly feeling the pressure. He’s the decider and after winning three matches, the Indian suddenly lost the sparkling …
12-10 (3-3) Lam Sui Hang game! Lam counterattacked to stop Sathiyan’s streak and scored two points at 10-8. But a net and a slow rebound allowed Sathiyan to cut the deficit, and then a powerful forehand gave Sathiyan two points. Counter, block and block but Lam wins a third game point. The back hand and Sathiyan get it wrong as Lam brings the game to the decider … We enter the seventh game! Phew, what an intense competition.
- 4-8 Lam Siu Hang isn’t throwing this away as he’s made a comeback and Sathiyan is clearly under pressure. Four points between them and if Lam Siu Hang wins, we will go to the decider.
- 3-1 Lam Siu Hang serves the sixth game and starts strong winning the lead but Sathiyan with a good backhand shoots to the level. The Indian is excited and keeping the racket high gets the top spin to take the lead.
- 9-11 – A formidable retaliation from Lam Siu Hang after losing the last three games as he blocked Sathiyan’s path and escaped with a very narrow margin winning the fifth game. Remember, Sathiyan has the advantage like any other game and the Indian will qualify for the next round.
- 5-7 Lam Sui Hang continues to dominate and Sathiyan is taken by surprise and his assault does not pay dividends.
- 2-4 – Game 5 is underway and Sathiyan with his forehand kept Lam Sui Hang at bay. But Lam Sui Hang was quick to take the lead after losing two sets and continues to make a mini comeback with a 4-2 lead.
- 3-1 (11-5) Sathiyan play and it was complete domination despite Lam Sui Hang pocketing four consecutive points. But, the Indian broke the streak by four points and got a point in six games. Sathiyan then finished with five game points to take a 3-1 lead.
- 9-0 – Sathiyan is bursting with confidence and is now playing with Lam Siu Hang. Long exchanges, position, power and therefore controlled execution of forehand and backhand.
- 5-0 – We are in Game 4 and Sathiyan takes a huge 4-0 lead and Lam Siu Hang is clearly feeling the heat. And Sathiyan is 5-0
- 2-1 (11-4) Sathiyan game! And what a comeback after losing the first set. Magnificent exhibition and the Indian has found its rhythm. At 10-3, Sathiyan won seven match points, then a comfortable block wins three matches.
- 7-2 – Sathiyan leads the shots and pushed Lam Siu Hang with wonderful quick forehands. The positioning was superb.
- 3-0 – Sathiyan is on fire as he takes a three-point lead in Game 3 after winning the second.
- 1-1 (11-7) Sathiyan got three game points with a 10-7 lead then demolished the ball to pocket the game 11-7.
- 7-5 Lam Sui Hang returns to the game but Sathiyan serves well and keeps the ball in play, engaging in long rallies.
- 4-2 Sathiyan starts off with a bang in Game 2 as he takes a two point lead and relies on a strong spin and picks up the pace.
- 1-0 (11-7) Lam Siu Hang takes the game and after Sathiyan had a slim lead the paddler forced him on the defensive and from there kept him in pursuit.
- 4-3 Sathiyan is up for the challenge but Lam Siu Hang is building up the pressure.
- Table tennis: We are all ready for the men’s singles between Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Lam Siu Hang. Sathiyan will start with the service. Best of seven games, the player who wins four sets wins the game.
Update: Gymnast Pranati Nayak finished 12th in the qualifying round with an overall score of 42.565 as the event continues.
Veil: Indian sailor Nethra Kumanan finishes race 1 33rd in the women’s radial laser event. Weather conditions in Kamakura have delayed the start of Race 2, where Nethra Kumanan will once again be in action.
Sania-Ankita game update: The Ukrainian took the set 7-6 to force a decider and Sania and Ankita allowed their opponents to come back after leading 5-4 in the second set.
Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh advanced to the semi-final of the A / B draft in the men’s lightweight pair at Sea Forest Waterway on Sunday.
Tokyo Olympics: rowers Arjun and Arvind qualify for the semi-finals
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A day after Mirabai Chanu won India’s first Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics, all eyes are now on as-shuttle PV Sindhu, who will open her badminton campaign against Israeli Ksenia Polikarpova.
Meanwhile, the Indian rowing duo of Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal Jat advanced to the draft after placing fifth in the men’s lightweight scull playoffs.
Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak will participate in the women’s all-around. In sailing, Nethra Kumanan and Vishnu Saravanan will be in action.
July 25 schedule
TBD – Table tennis – Ladies’ singles 2nd round – Manika Batra vs Margaryta Pesotska (Ukraine)
TBD – Table tennis – Men’s singles 2nd round – G. Sathiyan vs TBD
5:30 am – Shooting – Women’s 10m compressed air pistol qualification – Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal
6:30 am – Gymnastics – Women’s Multiple Qualification – Pranati Nayak
6:30 am – Rowing – Men’s lightweight two-couple draft – Arjun Lal & Arvind Singh
6:30 am – Shooting – Men’s Skeet Qualification – Angad Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan
7:10 – Badminton – Ladies’ Singles – PV Sindhu vs Ksenia Polikarpova (Israel)
7.45 a.m. – Shooting – Women’s 10m air pistol Final
8:35 am – Sailing – Laser Radial Women Series – Nethra Kumanan
9:30 am – Shooting – Men’s 10m air rifle qualification – Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar
11:05 – Sailing – Men’s Laser Series – Vishnu Saravanan
12h00 – Shooting – Men’s 10m air rifle final
1:30 p.m. – Boxing – 32nd Women’s Flyweight – MC Mary Kom vs Miguelina Hernandez Garcia (Dominican Republic)
3:00 p.m. – Hockey – Men vs Australia
3:06 PM – Boxing – 32nd round lightweight men – Manish Kaushik vs Luke McCormack (Great Britain)
15:32 – Swimming – Women’s 100m Backstroke Series – Maana Patel
3:47 p.m. – Swimming – Men’s 200m Freestyle Series – Sajan Prakash
4:21 PM – Swimming – Men’s 100m Backstroke Series – Srihari Nataraj