Saurabh Chaudhary became the first Indian to reach the finals of 10m Air Pistol in the Tokyo Olympics. The Asian Games and Youth Olympics gold medallist secured the first spot in the Men's Qualification five series round. The 19-year-old appeared in his maiden Olympics with 586 points in the qualifications. Abhishek Verma, the other Indian in the competition however couldn't make it after finishing at the 17th rank.
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Sumit Nagal on July 24 became only the first Indian to win a Men's Singles match at the Olympic Games since 1996. Nagal who came in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a surprise entry beat former world No. 33 Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the opening match. With Sumit Nagal moving on to the second round, India's hope in the Men's Singles remains afloat.
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Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the silver medal in the woman's 49-kg category by lifting 202 kg at the 2020 Tokyo Games on July 24. Meanwhile, China's Zhihui Hou and Indonesia's Windy Cantika Aisah secured Gold and Bronze respectively. Chanu has become the second woman medalist after Karnam Malleswari's Bronze in weightlifting. Besides, Chanu won the first medal for India at the game.
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Sri Lanka defeated India in the third ODI after nine years at their home ground. The stars of the match were Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, whose batting lashed the Indian team by 3 wickets. The Sri Lankan team reached 55/1 in 10 overs, chasing the target of 225. However, the match was reduced to 47 overs per side owing to the rainfall.
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India's Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were knocked out of the mixed doubles Table Tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics in the round of 16 after losing 0-4 to Chinese Taipei team; Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching. The Indians had a good start with a 5-1 lead in the first game. However, the Chinese Taipei TT team, which ranks No. 1 in the world recovered soon and won the game.
Chinese shooter Qian Yang bagged the first gold medal in the 10 meter air rifle at the Tokyo Olympics. She defeated Russian Anastasiia Galashina in the finals. Meanwhile, Switzerland's Nina Bronzen was awarded the bronze medal. Archery, men's cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, taekwondo, and women's weightlifting were among the first medal events held in Tokyo on July 24.
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Indian archer Deepika Kumari secures ninth place with a score of 663 after 12 vigorous sets at the women's individual ranking round on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Deepika begun steadily and secured fourth place at the end of the first half but slipped in the second half. The opening ceremony of the Olympics will begin at 4 pm on July 23.
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After a video from the 1990s of Kentaro Kobayashi resurfaced, he was dismissed as the Show Director of the Olympics opening ceremony a day before the Tokyo Olympics started. Japan's Olympic Chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video which shows him making jokes on the Holocaust reminded "painful acts of history". This controversy has added to the long list of scandals that have surrounded the Tokyo Games this year.
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Indian Batsman KL Rahul made the foremost of the opportunity in whites by scoring a century in India vs England Test Series. The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman scored a 100-plus stand with Ravindra Jadeja (75) to safeguard an under-strength India out of early wickets after being reduced to 67 for 3. At stumps, India was 309 for 9. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has been tested positive for Covid-19.
Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who is ready to showcase her talent in Tokyo Olympics on July 24 said “I am competing with myself". She is participating in this Olympics five years after she was ruled out as her five out of six lifts were considered invalid in Rio. The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the strongest contenders who is likely to challenge China’s Hou Zhihui.
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