India women suffered their second straight loss in Pool A, going down 0-2 to Germany in the women’s hockey encounter.
It was a sad day for the Indian athletes at the Tokyo Games on July 26th, Monday with the day where India suffered a 0-2 loss for the Indian women’s hockey team. In Pool A, this is India’s second straight loss following a 5-1 humiliating loss at the hands of the Netherlands. This loss placed India at the bottom of Pool A.
Earlier, Boxer Ashish Kumar Chaudhary was knocked out in the 32nd Round when he lost his bout against Erbieke Tuoheta of China in the men’s Middle category (69-75kg). Manika Batra, the Indian star player also finished the Tokyo Olympics 2021 after losing her women’s singles 3rd round match to Austria’s Polcanova in straight games. The happy moment for India came early in the day with Sharath Kamal securing a 4-2 win against Tiago Apolonia of Portugal in the 2nd Round of the men’s singles table tennis event.
Sumit Nagal, the Indian tennis star was knocked out in the men’s singles event as he lost the second round match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia in straight sets. Indian archery team of Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das, and Tarundeep Rai lost to South Korea in the quarterfinals of the men’s team event, going down 0-6. Earlier, the Indian team had defeated Kazakhstan 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals, but the Korean side proved too good.
India’s tough day continued when Indian duo Rankireddy and C Shetty lost their men’s doubles badminton match in straight games, 21-13 21-12, against the Indonesian pair of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon. After registering a victory earlier in the day, Indian fencer Bhavani Devi was knocked out by Manon Brunet of France 7-15 in Women’s Sabre Individual Table Of 32. In men’s shooting – Skeet Men’s Qualification – Mairaj Ahmad Khan (Rank 25) and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa (Rank 18) ailed to qualify for the final. The Indian women’s hockey team, after losing their Olympics opener to the Netherlands, lost their match against Germany in their Pool A fixture.