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Tokyo Olympics: Day 3 Roundup: Disappointing day for India, as Manika, Atanu, and Sajan failed to make an impression today

Day 3 in the Tokyo Olympics was mostly about disappointments for India as big names failed to impress

Sharath Kamal at Tokyo 2020

Sharath Kamal creates history at Tokyo Olympics (Source Getty Images)


Keyur Jain

Updated: 26 July 2021 4:12 PM GMT

On Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics, India had a disappointing performance. From Archery to Hockey, some big names failed to make an impression in Tokyo. Sharath advancing to the third round and Bhavani Devi's tough challenge at the Fencing event were the highlights of the day. Let's take a look at everything that has happened today at the Tokyo Olympics.


Bhavani Devi, India's first-ever fencer in the Olympics, was eliminated in the round of 32 stages of the sabre fencing event at the Tokyo Olympics. Bhavani Devi, who easily won her first round, was defeated by Manon Brunet in her second match in the Tokyo Olympics, However, she gave a tough fight and managed to win the first round. being a debutant in Olympics she has made the nation proud by entering the event for the first time from India. Although Bhavani failed to win a medal but it was indeed a great campaign for the Olympic debutant.

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The Indian Men's Archery Team of Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav, and Tarundeep Rai, were eliminated from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after falling to win against South Korea in the quarter-finals of the men's team event.

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Angad and Miraj were eliminated from the Skeet men's event after failing to advance in the further rounds. With 120 hits, Angad Bajwa finishes 18th in Men's Skeet qualifying round, while Mairaj finishes 25th with 117 hits. The Indian team has been unable to win a medal in any of the shooting events till now.


In race four of the Women's One Person Dinghy-Laser Radial, Nethra Kumanan upped the charge and moved ahead by ten places to finish 15th after starting from the 25th position. Saravanan, on the other hand, struggled during the race today but fought hard, placing 20th in race two and 24th in race three; his overall ranking is 25 as of now, with more races to go, both have a chance to come back and get a good rank.

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Table Tennis

To begin with the good news, Achanta Sharath Kamal advanced to the third round of the Men's Singles category by defeating Portuguese paddler Tiago Apolonia 2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9.

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Indian table tennis superstar Manika Batra's spectacular second Olympic adventure came to an end after losing against the Austrian player Sofia Polcanova, 11-8, 11-2,11-5, 11-7 in the Round of 32 showdown. It was heartbreaking for Indian fans as Manika was one of the medal prospects for the Indian side at the Tokyo Olympics.

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After impressing everyone at the first round, Sutirtha Mukherjee's Olympic campaign ends after losing to Fu Yu of Portugal in the second round, 3-11, 3-11, 5-11, 5-11.

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The Indian badminton duo, Satwik and Chirag lost against the Indonesian duo today, 21-13, 21-12. The Indian duo will face Ben Lane & Sean Vendy tomorrow.


Ashish Kumar Chaudhary was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics today at Men's Middle (69-75kg) - Preliminaries - Round of 32. Ashish's Olympic ambition was shattered when he lost against Touheta Erbieke of China in a unanimous decision.

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After finishing fourth in Heat 2 of the Men's 200m Butterfly event at the Tokyo Olympics, Indian swimmer, Sajan Prakash, failed to qualify for the Semifinals of the Men's 200m Butterfly event. Sajan finished the race in 01:57.22 minutes.

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Sumit Nagal loses to World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in the Men's Singles second round of the Tokyo Olympics after a fantastic first-round performance.

After Sumit's defeat, the fans got disappointed because he was India's only hope in tennis, as Sania Mirza/Ankita Raina had previously got an early exit out in the first round of the Olympics. As India's tennis campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end, the good news arrived: Sumit Nagal and Sania Mirza's names had been added to the entry list for the mixed doubles events. Now Sumit and Sania will compete in the mixed doubles events at the Tokyo Olympics, keeping the Indian tennis fans hope alive.


After the defeat against the Netherlands in the group stage, the Indian women's team lost against the German side by 0-2 in their second match today.

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