Tokyo Olympics 2020: Deepika Kumari won against Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of USA.© AFP
India’s archer Deepika Kumari defeated Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of USA 6-4 and booked a place in the pre-quarterfinals of women’s individual archery. Earlier, India’s Pravin Jadhav lost against Brady Ellison of USA 0-6 and was knocked out of men’s individual archery event. Archer Tarundeep Rai also disappointed when he was knocked out by Itay Shanny of Israel 6-5 in the men’s individual event. India’s Pooja Rani defeated Ichrak Chaib of Algeria 5-0 in the Round of 16 and advanced to the last 8 of the women’s Middle (69-75kg) category. India’s medal hopeful and 2016 Rio silver medallist, PV Sindhu won 2-0 against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in a Group J badminton match to qualify for women’s singles Round of 16. India’s Sai Praneeth lost 2-0 against Mark Caljouw of Netherlands in a Group D encounter in men’s singles badminton. In hockey, the Indian women’s team went down 1-4 against Great Britain in a Pool A match. Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh failed to qualify for the men’s lightweight double sculls final at the Tokyo Olympics after finishing sixth and last in the second semifinal. The Indian sailing pair of Varun Thakkar-KC Ganapathy was ranked 18th after 4 Races.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev sealed a win against Fabio Fognini of Italy in three gruelling sets in the third round of the men’s singles tennis event. World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets in men’s singles third round.
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