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A very few moved on while a number of contenders bid farewell.
Two of Indian women headlined Monday’s events at the Tokyo Games as Bhavani Devi created history to become first Indian fencer to win a game at the Olympics before falling to a French opponent Manon Brunet, who was a semi-finalist in Rio Olympics, in second round; similarly, Manika Batra, who became first India paddler to reach the 3rd round in a singles evet before ousted by a higher-ranked player.
Here is a look at who impressed and who had a day to forget.
Finishing was the difference, as the Indian women's hockey team suffer 2-0 loss against Germany.
Bhavani Devi became the highlight of the day as she won India's first-ever fencing match at the Olympics before she was ousted.
India men's Archery team bow out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics after losing their quarterfinal match against Korea. Earlier, the men's Archery team won their 1/8 Elimination round 6-2 against Kazakhstan. While, Men's doubles pair of Chirag and Satwiksairaj lost their second match against top-seeded Indonesian pair.
The run for India's tennis contingent ends at the Olympics as Sumit Nagal loses 6-2, 6-1 to World No 2 Daniil Medvedev in the second round of men's singles.
Sharath Kamal beats Portugese player Tiago 4-2. 🇮🇳😍🏓#FistoSports #sports #India #TOKYO2020 #olympics #tabletennis #RoadToGlory #東京2020 #东京2020 #Токио2020 #फिस्टोस्पोर्ट्स #ஃபிஸ்டோஸ்போர்ட்ஸ் #フィストスポーツ #cheer4india #teamindia pic.twitter.com/8ww1H3dm5d— FISTO (from 🏡) (@FISTOSPORTS) July 26, 2021
India's experienced paddler Sharath Kamal won his men's singles match (2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9) against Portugal's Tiago Apolonia and advances to next round. He will play against one of Table Tennis' all time greats, China's Ma Long in his next match.
Men's skeet qualification: Angad Singh Bajwa finished 18th, Mairah Ahmed Khan finished 25th.
Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash fails to make it to Top 16 in Men's 200m Butterfly race by 0.14 seconds (Heat 2). 💔🇮🇳🏊#FistoSports #sports #India #TOKYO2020 #olympics #swimming #200mbutterfly #RoadToGlory #東京2020 #东京2020 #Токио2020 pic.twitter.com/fCgavExUEe— FISTO (from 🏡) (@FISTOSPORTS) July 26, 2021
Sajan Prakash, who became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, failed to qualify for the semi-finals. He finished 24th overall. .Also, boxer Ashish Kumar crashed out in the round of 32 match.
#Tokyo2020 #TeamIndia #Sailing— Rajkumar M (@raj_kumar48) July 26, 2021
Laser Radial Women Race 3 & 4#NethraKumanan did brilliant in Race 3 finished 15th but disappointing in Race 4 finished 40.
After 4 races she was placed at 28th rank with 64 net points & 104 total points with 6 races to go for Medal race on Aug 1. pic.twitter.com/6WYXr5MXqJ
Nethra Kumanan is currently placed 28th in the overall list after four races;Vishnu Saravanan is currently placed 25th in the overall list after three races.
Chin up, champ!— Kishor Khabiya (Jain) (@kishorkhabiya) July 26, 2021
Ashish Kumar goes down fighting a valiant bout against Erbieke Tuoheta!
What a Braveheart you are @OLyAshish#TokyoOlympics #Olympics #StrongerTogether #UnitedByEmotion #Tokyo2020 #boxing #TeamIndia #RukengeNahi #EkIndiaTeamIndia #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/5PMrAs7tmX
Ashish Kumar loses to China's Erbieke Tuoheta 5-0 in the Round of 32.