Day 3 at the Olympics wasn’t a one to remember for the Indian fans as there was no medal to add to the tally. Indian women’s hockey team suffered a second consecutive defeat at the hands of Germany later in the day. Elsewhere, tennis player Sumit Nagal lost to World number two Daniil Medvedev in Round 2. Manika Batra, who impressed everyone in her first two games, lost in straight games to tenth seed from Austria, Sofia Polcanova. At the end of the day, India have now dropped further down in the medal’s tally table to 34th position. All in all, it wasn't a great day for Indian athletes in Tokyo.
India's performance on Day 3 at Tokyo Olympics 2020:
Women’s Sabre Individual Round of 32- Fencer Bhavani Devi bowed out of Olympics as she lost 7-15 to France’s Manon Brunet after an impressive performance in the Round of 64.
Men’s Team 1/8 Eliminations: The Indian Archery team of Atanu Das, Tarandeep Rai and Pravin Kumar lost 0-6 to heavyweights South Korea in the quarterfinals
Skeet Men’s Qualification- Day 2- Mairaj Khan and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa failed to qualify for men’s skeet finals
Men’s Singles Round 2- Paddler Sharath Kamal reaches Round 3 after beating Portuguese Tiago Polonia 4-2. Sharath has had a good start to the Olympics and will be looking to make it count.
Women’s Singles Round 2- Sutirtha Mukherjee bowed out of the Games as she lost 4-0 against Portugal’s Fu Yu
Women’s Singles Round 3- Manika Batra lost 0-4 in straight games against 10th seed Sofia Polcanova. After a good first two rounds, Manika had her toughest challenge so far against the Austrian.
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser event- Vishnu Saravanan finished 20th in Race 2 and 24th in Race 3
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial event- Nethra Kumanan finished 15th in Race 3 and 40th in Race 4
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage Group A- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lost 13-21, 12-21 to Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi and Kevin Sanjaya
Men’s Singles Round 2- Sumit Nagal lost 2-6, 1-6 to World number two Daniil Medvedev. Daniil Medvedev was not troubled much by the Indian as he cruised into Round 3.
Men’s Middle (69-75kg) Round of 32- Ashish Kumar bowed out of Tokyo Olympics, losing 0-5 against Erbieke Tuoheta of China. Ashish did not have a good start to the match as he lost the first round 0-5 and was unable to come back in the game.
Men’s 200m Butterfly Heat 2- Sajan Prakash finishes 24th, fails to reach semis. Sajan’s timing of 1:57:22 was not enough to get him a place in the semis even though he finished fourth in his Heat.
Women’s Pool A- India lost 0-2 to Germany in their second game, suffering consecutive defeats. Germany took an early lead in the first quarter which they doubled in the third. India had chances to come back in the game but could not make them count. Gurjit Kaur missed a penalty stroke in the 32nd minute of the game.