Tokyo Olympics: The Indian men’s hockey team defeated New Zealand 3-2 in an intense Pool A match to open their Olympics campaign on a positive note here on July 24. Manpreet Singh led the Indian Hockey team scores double as India beat New Zealand 3-2.
India will now play Australia in their second pool game on Sunday
India beat New Zealand 3-2, in men’s hockey opening game in #TokyoOlympics
— ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2021
3:00 PM: Men’s Pool A – India vs Australia on Sunday at 3 PM
‘Brace’ ✌️ yourselves, Harmanpreet is here! 🔥
The vice-captain helped #IND recover with a crucial 3-2 lead against #NZL in the Pool A encounter in men’s #hockey. #BestOfTokyo#Tokyo2020 | #UnitedByEmotion | #StrongerTogether | @13harmanpreet pic.twitter.com/LkS6ULAwy1
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 24, 2021
On the other hand, Indian shooters Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela finished in 16th place and 36th, respectively, in the 10m Air Rifle competition. Valarivan, who made her Olympian debut, scored a 626.5 qualification over six series of 10 shots each, whilst Chandela aggregated 621.9 at the Asaka Shooting Range.
Meanwhile, Saurabh Chaudhary (586) is through to Men’s 10m Air Pistol final after finishing first in the qualification. Abhishek Verma (575) doesn’t make the cut, finishing 17th.
Saurabh Chaudhary qualifies for 10m air pistol final with impressive scores, Abhishek Verma misses out. This is good news after early disappointment in women’s event. Keep your eyes on this one, a medal is in the reckoning!#SaurabhChaudhary #India #Tokyo2020 #Olympics #shooting
— Harpreet Lamba (@HarpreetLamba88) July 24, 2021
Saurabh Choudhary has made it to the finals of 10 M Air Pistol as the top-ranked shooter. 19 year old from India ended with a score of 586 at the top of the Qualification table. Saurabh Chaudhary will now compete in the FINALS.
Full list of athletes who will participate at Tokyo Olympics 2020 on July 24
|Sports||Discipline||Date & Time||Event||Qualified|
|Shooting||Shooting||July 24 (05:00 IST)||10m Air Rifle Women’s, Qualification||Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan (IND)|
|Field hockey||Hockey||July 24 (06:30 IST)||Men’s, Pool A – New Zealand vs India||(IND) – (NZL)|
|Archery||Archery||July 24 (06:38 IST)||Mixed Team, 1/8 Eliminations||Atanu Das/Deepika Kumari (IND)|
|Shooting||Shooting||July 24 (7 am IST)||10m Air Rifle Women’s Final||Medal Round|
|Tennis||Tennis||July 24 (07:30 IST)||Men’s singles, First Round, NAGAL Sumit vs ISTOMIN Denis||Sumit Nagal (IND) – Istomin Denis (UZB)|
|Judo||Judo||July 24 (07:30 IST)||Women -48 kg, Elimination Round of 32, LIKMABAM Shushila Devi vs CSERNOVICZKI Eva||Shushila Likmabam (IND) – Eva Csernoviczki (HUN)|
|Rowing||Rowing||July 24 (07:50 IST)||Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls, Heat 1||Arjun Lal/Arvind Singh (IND)|
|Table tennis||Table Tennis||July 24 (08:30 IST)||Mixed Doubles, Round of 16, LIN Yun Ju / CHENG I Ching vs ACHANTA Kamal / BATRA Manika||Sharath Kamal Achanta/Manika Batra (IND) – Lin Yun Ju/Cheng I Ching (TPE)|
|Badminton||Badminton||July 24 (08:50 IST)||Men’s doubles, Group Play Stage, Group A – LEE Yang/WANG Chi-Lin vs RANKIREDDY Satwiksairaj/SHETTY Chirag||Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (IND) – Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (TPE)|
|Shooting||Shooting||July 24 (09:30 IST)||10m Air Pistol Men’s, Qualification||Abhishek Verma, Saurabh Chaudhary (IND)|
|Badminton||Badminton||July 24 (09:30 IST)||Men’s singles, Group Play Stage, Group D – B. Sai Praneeth vs ZILBERMAN Misha||B. Sai Praneeth (IND) – Misha Zilberman (ISR)|
|Weightlifting||Weightlifting||July 24 (10:20 IST)||Women’s 49kg, Group A||Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (IND)|
|Shooting||Shooting||12 pm IST||10m Air Pistol Men’s Final||Medal Round|
|Table tennis||Table Tennis||July 24 (12:15 IST)||Women’s singles, Round 1, BATRA Manika vs HO Tin-Tin||Manika Batra (IND) – Ho Tin-Tin (GBR)|
|Table tennis||Table Tennis||July 24 (13:00 IST)||Women’s singles, Round 1, BERGSTROEM Linda vs MUKHERJEE Sutirtha||Sutirtha Mukherjee (IND) – Linda Bergstroem (SWE)|
|Boxing||Boxing||July 24 (15:54 IST)||Men’s Welter (63-69kg), Preliminaries – Round of 32, OKAZAWA Sewonrets Quincy Mensah vs KRISHAN Vikas||Vikas Krishan Yadav (IND) – Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa (JPN)|
|Field hockey||Hockey||July 24 (17:15 IST)||Women’s, Pool A – Netherlands vs India||(IND) – (NED)|