Monday Blues: Paddler Sharath, fencer Bhavani convey uncommon smiles on powerful day for Indians -

Monday Blues: Paddler Sharath, fencer Bhavani convey uncommon smiles on powerful day for Indians -

Veteran paddler A Sharath Kamal turned again the clock to make the following spherical and fencer CA Bhavani Devi confirmed some spark in her debut however India’s Olympics marketing campaign on Day 3 of competitions was affected by disappointments in archery, taking pictures, boxing and tennis.

Manika Batra  misplaced in straight video games

The 39-year-old Sharath defeated Portugal’s Tiago Polonia 2-11 11-8 11-5 September 11 11-6 11-9 in 49 minutes to arrange a conflict with Olympics and world champion Ma Lengthy from China.

However the girls’s singles marketing campaign in the identical sport got here to an finish with each Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee shedding their preliminary spherical matches.

CA Bhavani Devi gained her opener earlier than happening to world No. 3. Ap/pti

Loss awaited India’s first ever fencer within the Olympics too. However the two rounds Bhavani lasted within the girls’s particular person sabre occasion made for memorable moments in an in any other case deflating day.

The Indian girls’s hockey crew misplaced 2-0 to Germany

The 27-year-old started her marketing campaign with a 15-3 win towards Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi however ran into world No. 3 Manon Brunet of France within the subsequent spherical, shedding 15-7.

There was an all-too-familiar disappointment awaiting the archers after they squared off towards the invincible South Koreans.

Sumit Nagal misplaced his Spherical 2 match to Daniil Medvedev in straight units. PTI

The lads’s crew of Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai opened its account with a 6-2 win over Kazakhstan. Within the subsequent spherical although, they went down 6-0 to South Korea, two days after the combined crew was knocked out by the identical nation. South Korea went on to win the title by smashing Chinese language Taipei 6-0.

Nagal bows out

On the tennis court docket, Sumit Nagal was blown away by world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev within the males’s singles second spherical. The Russian didn’t even want his ‘A’ recreation as he cruised to a 6-2 6-1 win in simply 66 minutes towards one hundred and sixtieth ranked Nagal.

One other downer has been the lads’s boxing marketing campaign. Ashish Chaudhary paid for an underwhelming begin in his maiden look as he misplaced his 75kg opener 5-0 to China’s Erbieke Touheta.

A greater battle got here from the ladies’s hockey crew however poor execution proved to be its undoing, resulting in a 2-0 defeat by the hands of Germany. After the 5-1 drubbing by the hands of world No. 1 Netherlands, the Indians lifted their recreation but it surely was not sufficient to get previous world No. 3 Germany of their second Pool A match.

There have been no surprises in swimming as nicely, with Sajan Prakash failing to qualify for the lads’s 200m butterfly semifinals, ending fourth in Warmth 2. Prakash, who clocked a private better of 1 minute, 56:38 second final month to breach the ‘A’ mark for Olympics qualification, might solely handle 1:57.22 to complete twenty fourth amongst 38 swimmers.

In badminton, the Indian males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a straight-game loss to world No. 1 Marcus Gideon Fernaldi and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia of their second Group A match.

The world No. 10 Indians might by no means discover their rhythm and misplaced 21-13 21-12 in 32 minutes. It was their ninth defeat to the Indonesian pair in as many conferences.

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa completed 18th, whereas his senior compatriot Mairaj Ahmad Khan ended twenty fifth within the males’s skeet occasion. — PTI

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Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya clinched the title within the girls’s avenue skateboarding competitors, shedding tears of happiness after nailing her last trick and changing into the nation’s youngest-ever gold medal winner.

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) ended Asia’s domination of the gymnastics males’s crew occasion after they survived a ferocious fightback from China and Japan to assert the gold medal for the primary time in 25 years. Russia are competing as representatives of the ROC as a result of the nation has been stripped of its flag and anthem for doping offences.

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