Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal, Manika Batra in women’s singles Round 2-Sport News, Firstpost


Follow the live blog for results and updates from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics while the eyes of the Indian contingent rest.

Tokyo Olympics live, day 1: Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal to bring India into the medal standings. AP

Preview day 1: India’s day at the Tokyo pandemic delayed Olympics begins with Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan qualifying for the women’s 10-meter air rifle. Shortly thereafter, mixed-team archers will be in action, followed by the men’s hockey team against New Zealand.

Also in action today: Shushila Devi in ​​the 48kg judo for women; Arjun Lal, Arvind Singh in the men’s lightweight double sculls; Table tennis events with Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Manika Batra, Achanta Sharath Kamal. The men’s doubles pairing Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will start their campaign on the badminton court, as will the men’s single player B Sai Praneeth.

After her disappointment at the Rio Olympics, Mirabai Chanu will try to overcome the pressure to achieve results in the women’s weightlifting in the Group A final.

Youngsters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma will continue shooting and carry India’s hopes in 10m air pistol qualifying.

Later that day, boxer Vikas Krishan faces Quincy Okazawa of Japan in his first fight at the Tokyo Olympics. The rest of the Indian boxers originally scheduled for today’s competition were given a bye in the first round.

The day is drawing to a close for India in the field of hockey. Rani Rampal leads the women’s team in the first group game against the Netherlands.