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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Highlights: Chanu's silver opens India's medal tally

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 today.

2020 Tokyo olympics | archery | Weightlifting

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 today, claiming silver in the women's 49kg . Mirabai had a total lift of 202kg - 87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk as she finished second behind China's Hou Zihui 210kg (94 & 116) who set an Olympic record in snatch.

Indian shooters, however, disappointed as Saurabh Chaudhary finished seventh in men's 10m Air Pistol final. Elavenil Valarivan finished at 16th while Apurvi Chandela finished 36th and therefore failed to qualify in the 10m air rifle women's qualification round.
China wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics 2021 as Qian Yang topped women's 10m air rifle event. Earlier, India shooters Apurvi Chandel and Elavenil Valarivan were knocked out in qualification in the same event.

Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav's mixed team has stormed into the quarterfinals after winning the first match against Chinese Taipei but failed to overcome Korean challenge in the quarterfinals.

Boxer Vikas Krishan lost to Japan's Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in his Men's Welter (69kg) Round of 32 clash. In table tennis singles event, Manika Batra won her first round match against Tin-Tin Ho of Great Britain in straight games. 

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while Sharath Kamal and Batra lost in straight games against the Chinese Taipei pair of Yun Ju Lin and Ching I Cheng in their Round of 16 clash in the mixed doubles event. 

In tennis, Sumit Nagal won his first round singles match against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin. 

In badminton, men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Chinese Taipei's Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang.

Meanwhile, badminton player Sai Praneeth lost to Misha Zilberman of Israel in the men's singles Group Stage. 

In men's hockey, India beat New Zealand 3-2 in the Pool A match, however, India's women's hockey team suffered defeat against Netherlands. 

India at Tokyo Olympics 2021: Results, July 24

49-kg category women's weightlifting: MIRABAI CHANU WINS SILVER

Mixed Team: Deepika Kumari-Pravin Jadhav d. Chinese Taipei 5-3 to make the quarterfinals (at 11:04AM IST).

10m Women's Air Rifle: Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela are out at qualification, finishing 16th and 36th, respectively.

Men's Hockey Pool A: India beat New Zealand 3-2 

10m Men's Air Rifle: Saurabh Chaudhary qualifies first. Abhishek Verma out at qualification, finishing 17th.

Men's singles Badminton: Sai Praneeth loses 2-0.

Mixed Team: Deepika Kumari-Pravin Jadhav lost to Korea's An San and Kim Je Deok in the quarterfinals.

Men's Singles Tennis: Sumit Nagal beats Uzbekistan's ISTOMIN Denis (6-4, 6-7, 6-4)

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India’s Olympics matches today
Events Indian participants Match timing (IST) Result
10m Air Rifle Women's Qualification Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan ENDS failed to qualify for main event.
10m Air Pistol Men's Qualification Abhishek Verma and saurabh Chaudhary Ends Abhishek fails to qualify
10m Air Pistol Men's finals Saurabh Chaudhary Ends Saurabh finishes seventh
Mixed Team Deepika Kumar and Pravin Jadhav - India won 5-3
Mixed Team Deepika Kumar and Pravin Jadhav ENDS India loses (6-2)
Group stage India vs New Zealand India won 3-2 (final score)
Group stage India vs Netherlands India lost 5-1
LWT Men's Double Sculls Heat 2 Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh ENDS Qualified for repachge
Men's singles first round Sumit Nagal vs Denis Istomin(UZB) Nagal wins 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Women's 48 kg Elimination round of 32 Shushila Devi vs Eva Csernoviczki (HUN) 7:30 AM TBD
Table Tennis
Mixed doubles Round of 16 Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal Achanta India lose 4-0
Women's singles Round 1 Manika Batra Manika wins 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9
Sutirtha Mukherjee Ends Wins in the 1st round
Men's Welter (63-69) kg, Round of 32 Vikas Krishan Ends Loses in the first round
Men's Doubles (Group Stage) Satwiksairaj and Chirag India wins 2-1
Men's singles first round B Sai Praneeth India loses 2-0



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