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Mirabai Chanu secures first medal for India at Tokyo Olympics


Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who has secured first medal for the country at Tokyo Olympics, winning the silver medal in the women’s 49 kilogram category. She lifted a total 202 kilograms in clean and jerk category. Hou Zhihui of China won the gold lifting 210 kilograms creating an Olympic record.

In Tennis, India’s Sumit Nagal won his first round men’s singles match 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin while in women’s singles Suteertha Mukharjee defeated Bergstroem Linda 4-3 in first round.

Indian Archers Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost to South Korea’s An San and Kim Je Deok 6-2 in quarter final.

In Badminton, Chirag Shetty and Rankireddy have defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Taipae 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in a group ‘A’ men’s doubles match. B. Sai Praneeth lost in men’s single category to Zilbarman Misha in Group ‘D’ encounter.

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary was placed at 7th number in 10- metre Air Pistol finals.

In other encounters today Indian Eves will take on Netherland in womens’ hockey this evening. Boxer Vikas Krishna Yadav will contest with Japan’s Okazava Sewonrets in 63-69 KG category. (AIR NEWS)

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