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Day 3, Tokyo Olympics: Disappointing 2-0 Defeat for Rampal & Co vs Germany

Indian women's hockey team led by Rani Rampal lost their 2nd game in 2020 Tokyo Olympics when they lost to Germany.

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Snapshot
  • Fencer Bhavani Devi's campaign has ended with a Round of 32 defeat to fourth seed Manon Brunet.

  • Sharath Kamal won his second round table-tennis match 4-2.

  • India's Men's Team Archery campaign ended in the Q/F against South Korea

  • India's Tennis campaign in Tokyo all but over as Sumit Nagal loses to Daniil Medvedev.

  • Manika Batra has been blown away in the 3rd round by Austrian Sofia Polcanova.

6:50 PM , 26 Jul

Hockey: India vs Germany: 0-2

India in search of an equaliser in the second half got a penalty stroke after Rani Rampal referred a decision accurately but Gurjit could not put it away. The Germans struck back almost instantly as Anne Katarina Schroder scored. India had another chance to score before the end of the third quarter but Vandana Kataria missed a one on one chance.

Anna though saw a Green card soon after and had to sit out for 2 minutes.

In the 4th quarter, Sharmila Devi went off after getting a yellow card.

No goals today for the Indian women’s hockey team, who squandered a couple of very good chances though. Rani Rampal and co will definitely be very disappointed about the missed chances, especially after the defeat in the opening game.

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6:22 PM , 26 Jul

Hockey: India vs Germany: 0-1

Both India and Germany are playing aggressive hockey but it has been the Germans who have had the better of the exchanges so far in the first half. India have not had much luck in the final third as they search for an equaliser after Germany converted a PC in the first quarter when Nike Lorenz’s dragflick was too hard for Savita.

The Indian team’s problems against the Dutch began after the first half. What will happen here?

5:46 PM , 26 Jul

Hockey: India vs Germany

The Rani Rampal led team have their task cut out against Germany. The women's team went down 5-1 against Netherlands in their opener.

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3:57 PM , 26 Jul

Swimming: Sajan Prakash Finishes 4th

India's Sajan Prakash has finished fourth in his Heat in the Men's 200m butterfly stroke event. He finished with a timing of 1.57.22. Only the top-16 move forward after all the Heats are done.

Sajan finished 24th overall in the heats.


Published: 26 Jul 2021, 6:53 AM IST
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