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India's men's doubles team in badminton Shetty failed to qualify for the Quarterfinals despite a win today. Check India today's Olympics matches, Tokyo 2020 live updates and telecast details in India

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) advanced to the quarterfinals in her debut appearance, defeating German veteran Nadine Apetz in a closely-fought last-16 stage bout at Tokyo 2021 on Tuesday. Now she is one win away from winning a medal.

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Borgohain, the lone Indian boxer in action on the day, prevailed 3-2 over her rival who is 12 years her senior. Both the boxers were making their Games debut and the Indian became the first from her nine-strong team to make the quarterfinal stage.

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The 23-year-old showed great poise in a tense contest to triumph by the thinnest of margins. She claimed all the three rounds on split points.

The 35-year-old Apetz was the first German woman to qualify for a boxing event at the and also a two-time world championship bronze-medallist and a former European champion.

Borgohain is a two-time World and Asian championships bronze-medallist. She will next face Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chen, who is seeded fourth and a former world champion, on July 30. A win in that bout would assure Borgohain of at least a bronze medal at the mega-event.

India's men's doubles players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty failed to qualify for the Quarterfinals despite a win over Great Britain today. The Indian pair failed to qualify for Quarterfinals on the basis of number of sets won. Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and India have won two matches each in their group.

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Earlier, make a strong back in Tokyo 2020 Summer Games as it defeated Spain men's team 3-0 in a Pool A match today. Indian men's hockey team lost their previous game against Australia, which was also India's worst defeat in history.

Meanwhile, Indian shooters continued to disappoint in Olympics 2021 as Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary crashed out of 10m Air Pistol Mixed team event on Day 4 of Tokyo Olympics 2021 after finishing seventh in the second stage of qualification round. While the other Indian pair of Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek Verma was knocked out in the first stage of 10m Air Pistol Mixed team event as they finished 17th. 

Later in the day, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Elavenil Valarivan, Deepak Kumar, and Anjum Moudgil also failed to make any mark in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event after finishing 12th and 18th in qualification round stage 2. 

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In the laser race, sailors Nethra Kumanan and Vishnu Saravanan will compete, while sailors KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar will compete in the 49er event.

RESULTS: India at Tokyo Olympics 2021 on Day 4

  • 10m Air Pistol Mixed team event: Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek Verma knocked out in first round of qualification
  • 10m Air Pistol Mixed team event: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary crashed out in stage 2 of qualificcation round.
  • Men's hockey: India beats Spain 3-0.
  • Men's table tennis singles Round 3: Defending gold medalist Ma Long (China) defetaed Sharath Kamal (4-1).
  • Men's double badminton: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty beats Great Britain in straight sets but fails to qualify for 
  • Women's welter (66-69 kg) boxing: Lovlina Borgohain storms to quarterfinals. 
India Olympics matches today

Events Indian participants Timings Results
10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification Saurabh Chaudhary/Manu Bhaker ENDS Crashes out in Stage 2 qualification
Yeshahswini Deswal/Abhishek Verma Crashes out in Stage 1 qualification
10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Qualification Elavenil Valarivan/Divyansh Singh Panwar ENDS Crashes out in Stage 1 qualification
  Crashes out in Stage 1 qualification
Men's Hockey India vs Spain India wins (3-0)
Men's Doubles Group A Match Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Ben Lane/Sean Vendy (Great Britain) India wins 2-0
Table Tennis
Men's singles round 3 Achanta Sharath Kamal India loses 4-1 (final score)
Women's 69kg Round of 16 Bout Lovlina Borgohain vs Nadine Apetz (Germany) India wins 3-2

Tokyo Olympics 2020 live telecast India and streaming details
The live broadcast India’s Olympics matches will take place on Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony SIX HD/SD with English commentary. Sony TEN 3 HD/SD to live telecast Tokyo Olympics 2021 with Hindi Commentary. DD Sports will live broadcast India matches on its Direct-to-home DTH service.
The live streaming of Olympics 2021 will be available on Sony LIV APP and Website.
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