Day 2, Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Wins for Mary & Sindhu; Aus Score 7 Past Sreejesh

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Tennis duo Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina were knocked out in the first round.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mary Kom after winning her bout on Sunday.&nbsp;</p></div>
  • MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu open campaigns with easy victories.

  • Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal fail to qualify for 10m Air Pistol final.

  • Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar fail to qualify to the 10m Air Rifle Men's Final.

  • Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina knocked out in Round one by Nadiia and Lyudmyla Kichenok 6-0, 6(0)-7, 8-10.

  • Indian men's hockey team hammered 7-1 by Australia.

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4:34 PM , 25 Jul

Hockey: India vs Australia Q4 FT: After managing most of the final quarter superbly, Australia went through the gears once more, from back to front and Tim Brand rounded a charging Sreejesh to score a seventh against India with a bullet of a shot.

India well and truly beaten on the day as Australia won their second consecutive game in the competition, scoring a total of 12 in both.

4:12 PM , 25 Jul

Hockey: India vs Australia Q3: A far more enterprising India came out after half time and attacked Australia, who lost Aran Zalewski through a green card for a couple of minutes after the first two minutes. India’s attacks yielded two PCs neither of which resulted in goals though.

Manpreet at the heart of it all was pulling the strings well and eventually a big booming drive from Rupinder was deflected in by Dilpreet after 4 minutes into the quarter. India had to look for more goals and duly attacked, making their way through the Australian defence a couple of times and even getting a PC after a successful review. However, they failed to score as Mandeep couldn’t finish a couple of tough chances.

With 5 minutes to go in the quarter, a penalty stroke fell Australia’s way and Blake Grovers put it away and then put away a PC too as Australia started to embarrass India. Before the quarter ended, Beale saw a green card too as the Aussies finished the phase with 10 players on the pitch.

3:48 PM , 25 Jul

Swimming: In the pool, India’s Maana Patel has come in at 2nd in Heat 3 of the women's 100m backstroke in 1:05.20 while Zimbabwe’s Donata Katai finishes first (1:02.73). Maana failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Tokyo Olympics: India's Maana Patel (centre) before the 100m backstroke event.&nbsp;</p></div>

Tokyo Olympics: India's Maana Patel (centre) before the 100m backstroke event. 

Image: PTI

3:39 PM , 25 Jul

Hockey: India vs Australia Q2: India may have finished the first quarter strongly, but Australia after the break went for the kill as their opponents looked for an equaliser. India conceded another penalty corner, and another goal to Jeremy Hayward and Australia. An exquisite dragflick from Hayward, low and hard swerving away from Sreejesh, rattled into the back of the goal. A couple of minutes later, Australia extended their lead when Flynn Ogilvie scored with a pile driver which Sreejesh had no chance of stopping. Matters got worse for India with 4 minutes left in the first half as Joshua Beltz rattled it past Sreejesh to make it 4-0.

If that wasn’t enough, India’s Dilpreet saw a green card which put him out for a couple of minutes due to an off the ball foul.

India ended the first half well and truly on the mat.

Published: 25 Jul 2021, 5:42 AM IST
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