TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020, DAY 3 AND Day 4.
Day 2 Recap:
After a long wait of 4 years, the Olympics are here in Tokyo! The first two days have been a rollercoaster of emotions for India as we have seen many athletes rise sky high and many fail to succeed. After Mirabai Chanu’s sensational silver medal in weightlifting on the first day, Indian boxer Mary Kom, badminton maestro PV Sindhu and the Indian rowing team of Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal made it through in the foreign land.
Day 3 results:
On the third day of the event, India had a lot on their plate to prove. After facing a number of defeats on day 2 it was time for India to rise back up.
It was the first time in the history of Indian Olympics that someone took part in the fencing event. It was Bhavani Devi who made India proud by qualifying the first round. Devi gave a tough competition in the second round as well but unfortunately she lost the about 7-15 against the world #3 French fencer, Manon Brunet.
The archery trio of Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav faced a defeat against the Korean team (0-6) and had to bow out of the men’s archery event.
The table tennis virtuoso, Sharath Kamal enters the round two and will be facing Ma Long from China. Sharath gave the boost India needed after facing a few defeats on day 3. After qualifying for the round two on day 2, Sutirtha Mukherjee failed to knock out the Portuguese player Yu Fu and had to leave the tournament. By clearing the two rounds of women’s table tennis singles Manika Batra set her name up on the table but on day three, she faced a heart wrenching defeat against Sofia Polcanova.
The Indian sailors Vishnu Saravanan and Nethra Kumanan saw a drop in their positions on the leaderboards after a tough second and third round. Vishnu bagged 14th position in round one but dropped down to 20th and 24th position in round two and three respectively. Nethra Kumanan gave an impressive performance in the third race by finishing 15th but came down to 40th position in round 4. Vishnu and Nethra managed to bag some points and they have an overall position of 25th and 28th in their respective events.
In the men’s tennis singles, Sumit Nagal lost the bout 2-6, 1-6 against the Russian player Daniil Medvedev. Similar situation was seen in the men’s doubles event where the Indian duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty faced a sad defeat against Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi and Kevin Sanjaya.
Indian boxer Ashish Kumar faced a loss against Erbieke Tuoheta in the men’s middleweight boxing round of 32.
The national swimmer Sajan Prakash gave a tough fight and finished 24th overall in the men’s 200m butterfly event but failed to qualify for the semis. He surely gave his best and made India proud by reaching the quarter finals.
The pumped up Indian eves of hockey, saw a disheartening defeat against the German side. India faced a 0-2 loss after putting up a tough competition for the Germans.
Day 4 till now:
Day 3 hasn’t been a happy day for the Indian side. But day 4 saw a ray of hope in the face of the aspiring Indian boxer, Lovlina Borgohain.
Day 4 had a pretty agonizing start as paddler Sharath Kamal faced a defeat against Ma Long.
There have been mixed feelings for Indian shooters as the duos of Divyansh & Elavenil and Anjum & Deepak faced a loss. While on the other hand, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary are the toppers of their mixed team air pistol event.
The blue hockey army of India gave an outstanding performance by beating the Spanish team 3-0.