MC Mary Kom in boxing, PV Sindhu in badminton and Manika Batra in table tennis won their respective matches on Sunday. In badminton, PV Sindhu defeated Israel’s rival Ksenia Polikarpova.
In Boxing, MC Mary Kom defeated Garcia Hernandez of Dominican Republic 4-1 in the round of 32 match. Manika Batra defeated 20th seed Ukraine player in table tennis. Good news has also come from rowing. In the men’s light weight doubles sculls event, the pair of Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualified for the semi-finals of the repechage race.
The Indian team, which won the first match against New Zealand in men’s hockey, looked completely colorless in front of Australia. Australia scored 1 goal in the first quarter, 3 in the second, 2 in the third and 1 goal in the fourth quarter. Dilpreet Singh scored the only goal for India in the third quarter of the match. India’s next match will be against Spain on Tuesday. To reach the quarter-finals, India will have to be in the top-4 in Pool A of 6 teams. In this context, India still has more opportunities to move forward.
Badminton medal hope and Rio silver medalist PV Sindhu has won her first bout in the group stage. She easily defeated Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel 21-7, 21-10 in Group J. Sindhu finished the match in just 28 minutes. During this, he also scored 12 consecutive points in his name.
The 38-year-old Mary Kom, a mother of three, faced a tough fight in the first two rounds of her bout. In the first round, 3 judges gave 10-1 points to Mary Kom. At the same time, 2 judges gave 10-10 points to his opponent. The same thing happened in the second round, but in the third round the Indian boxer threw all his experience and did not let the Dominican boxer survive.
In this round, all the three judges gave 10-10 points to Mary Kom. However, there is no good news for India in men’s boxing. Manish Kaushik lost to Luke McCormack of Britain in the 63 kg weight category.
Manika Batra made a strong comeback in the second round of women’s singles in table tennis. Ukraine’s Margareta Pesotska tried to make the match one-sided by winning the first two games, but Manika, who played defensively in the beginning, took an aggressive approach and won the next two games.
In the fifth game, the Ukrainian player again won, but Manika won the sixth and seventh games to win the match. The score of this match was 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 in favor of Line Manika.
On the other hand, Indian players did disappoint in shooting and tennis. In the women’s 10m air pistol event, India’s Manu Bhaker and Yashaswani Deswal could not qualify for the final. In the qualification round, Manu finished 12th with 575 marks and Deswal finished 13th with 573 marks.
In Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar could not reach the final. Deepak finished 26th with 624.7 points and Divyansh finished 32nd with 622.8 points. In tennis, Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina crashed out after losing in the first round of women’s doubles.
Today Indian shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar made his bid in the men’s 10m air rifle event but failed. For his success, the family had also got a havan done at home in Rohtak. The Havan took place on Saturday evening and also on Sunday morning. Divyansh could not reach the final due to his poor performance in the qualifying rounds. Divyansh, 18, is the youngest athlete in the Indian contingent.
The qualification rounds in shooting began on Sunday in the men’s and women’s skeet events. On the first day of qualification, India’s Angad Vir Singh Bajwa is 11th with 73 points and Mairaj Ahmed Khan is 25th with 71 points. The second round of qualification will be held on Monday.
In the women’s doubles of tennis, India’s Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina lost the match despite being in good shape. Sania-Raina was once 6-0, 5-3 against Ukraine’s Nadia Kichenok and Lyudmila Kichenok, but came back strongly from here to win the match 0-6, 7-6, 10-8. took.
Indian gymnast Parineeti Nayak could not make it to the finals of the all-round event of artistic gymnastics. He scored 10.633 in the floor event. He achieved a score of 13.466 in vault, 9.033 in uneven bars and 9.433 in balance beam.
India’s Sathiyan Ganaasekaran suffered a defeat in the Men’s Singles event of Table Tennis. In the second round match, he was defeated by Hong Hong Siu Lam 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 6-11.