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Prospect of winning six medals at Tokyo Olympics 2020 today

The Indian contingent has some big events coming their way today at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The day possibly holds the prospect of winning six medals.

 

Mirabai Chanu who is the sole Indian representative in weight-lifting will kickstart her campaign today. Competing in the 49kg category, her real challenge lies in China’s Zhihui Hou, but looking at the recent form of the Manipur-based lifter, it is safe to say that Chanu can indeed come back with a medal. Her match starts at 10.20 Indian Standard Time.

 

Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma will represent India in the 10m air pistol men event at 9.30 am. This is the second event in the shooting sport at the Tokyo Games. Abhishek Verma leads the international rankings as he is currently World No. 1. His compatriot, Saurabh Chaudhary, is not far behind. He is the World No. 2. Final of Men’s 10 m air pistol can be watched from 12 noon.

 

The Men’s and Women’s Badminton competition kicks off at Tokyo 2020 with the singles, doubles and mixed doubles Group Play at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.  India duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will play their Men’s  Doubles Group A match against Chinese Taipei players at 8.50 am. In Men’s Singles B Sai Praneeth will take on Israel’s Misha Zilberman in Group D match at 9.30 am.

 

In the round of 32, Boxer Vikash Krishan will fight Japanese Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in 69kg at 3:55 pm

 

In Table Tennis, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will take on Yun Ju Lin and Ching Cheng of Chinese Taipei in Mixed Doubles Round of 16 match at 8:30 am IST. Manika Batra will also play Women’s Singles Round 1 match against Tin-Tin Ho of Great Britain at 12:15 pm. In another, Women’s Singles Round 1 match, Sutirtha Mukherjee will take on Linda Bergstroem of Sweden.

 

Judo will see Likmabam Sushila Devi fighting Eva Csernoviczki  of Hungary in Women’s 48kg in the round of 32 elimination bout.  Their bout starts at 8.30 am.

 

Meanwhile, in Rowing, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh failed to qualify for finals in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls.

 

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