After a rather disappointing Sunday (highlights here), India will look to get back on track with some good performances on Monday. There’s plenty of action around, which we will cover wall-to-wall in the blog just below:
Archery – The men’s team will compete in their pre-quarters against Kazakhstan at 6.00 AM. The trio of Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai were seeded ninth after the ranking rounds.
WHAT’S COMING UP
Fencing – Bhavani Devi’s historic debut saw her beat Tunisia’s Nadia ben Aziz 15-3 to make it to the round-of-32, where she faces France’s Manon Brunet. That one is at 7.50 AM approx.
Skeet Shooting – The qualification rounds have already begun. 3 of 5 were completed on Sunday (that’s 75 shots taken out of 125), with the remaining two happening today starting today at 6.30 AM. If either Angad Vir Singh Bajwa or Mairaj Ahmad Khan make the final, we’ll see them in action at 12.20 PM
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Table Tennis – Achanta Sharath Kamal starts his Tokyo Olympics campaign against Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia at 6.30 AM. Sutirtha Mukherjee takes on another Portuguese athlete Yu Fu at 8.30 AM. Manika Batra will look to build on her superb win on Sunday when she takes on the no. 10 seeded Sofia Polcanova at 1 PM.
Sailing – They had to reschedule the Men’s radial race 2 due to lack of wind, so that gets underway at 8.35 AM, weather permitting. Vishnu Saravanan is in action there. Meanwhile, Nethra Kumanan’s laser radial race 3 will start at 11 AM (once again, provided the weather plays nice)
Badminton – Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will look to build on their impressive win against the world no.3 pair on Saturday by taking on a team they have never beaten (in 8 matches) — the great Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, the undisputed world no.1 pairing. That’s at 9.10 AM approx
Tennis – Sumit Nagal takes on Daniil Medvedev as he becomes just the second Indian to play an Olympics singles second round tie. The first, you may remember/know was Leander Paes, who eventually won a stunning bronze in 1996.
Boxing – We have Ashish Kumar taking on China’s Erbieke Tuoheta at 3.06 PM (approx)
Swimming – Sajan Prakash becomes just the second Indian to swim a classification A heat as takes part in the Men’s 200 Butterfly heat 2 (the first was Srihari Nataraj, who swam the 100m backstroke heat 3 yesterday)
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