India has won its first medal in Tokyo Olympics. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weight category by lifting a total of 202 kg. Hou Zihui of China won the gold medal by lifting 210 kg. Indonesia’s Cantika Windi won the bronze.
Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary, on the other hand, finished seventh in the final of the 10m air pistol event. Saurabh finished first in the qualifying round of the 6th series with 586 marks out of 600. But he could not perform well in the final.
In men’s hockey, India made a great start by defeating New Zealand 3-2. The pair of Deepika Kumari and Praveen Jadhav lost in the quarterfinals of the Archery Mixed Event. At the same time, in women’s 10m air rifle event in shooting, Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela of India could not qualify for the final. India’s Sushila Devi had to face defeat in Judo.
Harmanpreet scored two goals
In men’s hockey, India defeated New Zealand 3-2 in Pool A of the men’s section. For India, Harmanpreet Singh (26th and 33rd minute) scored two goals and Rupinder Pal Singh (10th minute) scored one goal. For New Zealand, Ken Russell scored the first goal in the sixth minute and Stephen Jaynes (43rd minute) scored the second goal. This was the 8th encounter between India and New Zealand at the Olympic Games. In this, the Indian team has won for the fifth time.
24 July – #Shooting / Women’s 10m Air Rifle
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— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 24, 2021
China wins gold in women’s 10m air rifle
China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. In the women’s 10m air rifle event, China’s Yang Qianan won the gold medal in the final with an Olympic record of 251.8 points. Russia’s Anastasia Galasina won silver and Switzerland’s Nina Christiansen won bronze. Indian shooters Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela were eliminated in the qualification round itself.
Deepika-Praveen lost to Korean pair
In the quarter-finals of the Archery Mixed event, Deepika and Praveen Jadhav were defeated by the Korean pair 6-2. Korea won the first two sets and scored 4 points. In the third set, India tried to make a comeback by winning, but in the third set, the Korean archers again won. Earlier, the Indian pair had managed to overcome a tough challenge from Chinese Chappe in the pre-quarterfinals. The Indian pair won that match 5-3.
🎯 First set: 0-2
🎯 Second set: 1-1
🎯 Third set: 2-0
🎯 Deciding set: 2-0
▪️ Final score: 5-3
— ESPN India (@ESPNIndia) July 24, 2021
Deepika will also play in the pre-quarterfinals in women’s singles
Deepika finished ninth in the women’s singles ranking round with 663 points on the opening day of the Olympics on Friday. South Korea’s archers were on the first three positions in the ranking round. Korea’s Aan San came first with 680 points, Jang Minhye (677) second and Kang Zhi (675) third. Whereas, Deepika will face 54th-placed Bhutanese archer Karma in the pre-quarterfinals.
Praveen was 31st in men’s singles
Among the archers in the men’s ranking round, Praveen Jadhav was 31st with 656 points, Atanu Das was 35th with 653 points and Tarundeep Roy was 37th with 652 points.
He finished ninth in the men’s team event.
Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan miss out on the race for the medals! Apurvi – 36th and Elavenil – 16th. Great effort @apurvichandela & a good debut @elavalarivan #RukengeNahi #EkIndiaTeamIndia #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/AdEy9B80gM
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) July 24, 2021
Disappointing performance by Elavenil and Apurvi
Indian players disappointed in the women’s qualification in 10m Air Rifle. Both Apurvi and Elavenil failed to qualify for the finals. Elavenil finished 16th with a score of 626.5 and Apurvi finished 36th with a score of 621.9.
Badminton: India’s Sai Praneeth lost to Israel’s Misha Zillmerman in the Group D match. The Israeli player defeated them 21-17, 21-15 in consecutive games.
Indian pair missed the semifinals in rowing, now hope for repechage round
In rowing, Indian pair of Arvind Singh and Arjun Jat Lal missed out on the semi-finals after finishing fifth in the heat of the men’s doubles sculls lightweight. Indian rowers clocked 6.40.33 minutes in Heat 2. The Indian pair will now enter the repechage round and claim for the bronze medal.
hope in judo
India’s only hope in judo, Sushila Devi, lost the first match itself. She was easily defeated by Eva Cernowicz of Hungary in the round of 32 match.