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Tokyo Olympics Day 3 Recap: Bhavani Devi’s historic debut, Manika Batra's valiant run ends, Sarath Kamal enters third round, swimming, tennis, Hockey

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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.


Table Tennis


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.




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.




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.





Ashish Kumar loses to China's Erbieke Tuoheta 5-0 in the Round of 32.

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