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Mirabai Chanu opens India’s medal tally at Tokyo Olympics; clinches Silver medal

Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has secured the first medal for the country at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the silver medal in the women’s 49 kilogram category. She lifted a total 202 kilograms in clean and jerk category. Hou Zhihui of China won the gold lifting 210 kilograms creating an Olympic record.

In Tennis, India’s Sumit Nagal won his first round men’s singles match 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin while Indian Archers Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost to South Korea’s An San and Kim Je Deok 6-2 in the quarter final.

In Badminton, Chirag Shetty and Rankireddy defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Taipae 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in a group ‘A’ men’s doubles match. B. Sai Praneeth lost in men’s single category to Zilbarman Misha in  a Group ‘D’ encounter.

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary was placed at the 7th number in 10- metre Air Pistol finals.
Boxer Vikas Krishna Yadav lost to  Japan’s Okazava Sewonrets 5-0 in 63-69 KG category.

Earlier today, India started its men’s hockey campaign with a win, beating New Zealand 3-2 in Pool A opening match. Rupinder Pal Singh scored one goal while Harmanpreet Singh scored 2 goals. Indian women lost to the Netherlands 1-5 in the hockey opener.

In the Women’s 10m air rifle qualification event, India failed to qualify for the final round at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Former World No.1 Apurvi  Chandela finished at 36th place in her qualification round. She could manage only a 621.9.

China clinched its first gold medal in Tokyo Olympics in women’s 10m air rifle shooting. Yang Qian set an Olympic record of 251.8 to win the medal at the Asaka Shooting Range. Russia’s Anastasiia won silver while Switzerland’s Nina Christen won the first bronze medal of Tokyo 2020.

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