The day started on a positive note as India’s first-ever women fencer, Bhavani Devi started her campaign with a win. The 27-year-old registered a 15-3 win against Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi but lost to Rio Olympic semifinalist Manon Brunet in the next round, 7-15.
Indian Archery men’s team trio Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, and Pravin Jadhav lost in straight sets against the Korean team in the quarterfinals at the Yumenoshima Park.
Sharath Kamal won his 2nd round match against Portugal, but her fellow paddler, Sutirtha Mukherjee crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics.
The world number 10 duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to the world number 1 duo, Sukamuljo, and Gideon in the second match.
In the evening, the Indian hockey women’s team lost 0-2 to the German women’s team in Pool A fixtures. Boxer, Ashish Kumar lost to Erbieke Tuoheta, 0-5 in the round of 32. Swimmer Sajan Prakash finished at the 24th spot in Men’s 200m butterfly, therefore, failing to qualify for the semi-finals.
Vishnu Saravavan, who finished on the 14th spot in laser class after day 1, moved further down to 25th while Nethra Kumanan dropped down from 27th to the 28th spot in the laser radial after day 2 of sailing qualifiers.
Sumit Nagal, a Tennis player lost round 2 to world number 2nd Daniil Medvedev. In the man’s skeet event, Angad Vir Singh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan finished 18th and 25th respectively. Table tennis star, Manika Batra lost 4-0 in the 3rd round to World number 17th Sofia Polcanova of Austria to end her Tokyo Olympic campaign.
Silver medalist, Mirabai Chanu returned to India. Chinese weightlifter Zhihui Hou, gold medalist in women’s 49kg category will be tested by anti-doping authorities and if the tests come back positive, then the silver medalist, Mirabai Chanu will be named the gold medalist in the event.
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 27, 2021