Latest Sports Updates 22-07-2021 @ 6.00 p.m.IST

Weightlifting

Olympic bronze medallist Karnam Malleshwari has advised Mirabai Chanu to focus on one lift at a time at Tokyo Olympics.Mirabai is competing in 48kg and is best Indian bet for a medal in Tokyo.Malleshwari says Chanu should not take pressure.

Hockey

Indian men’s hockey team striker Mandeep Singh on Thursday said the team has the ability to break any rival defence at Tokyo Olympics.He is the most experienced striker in the team.

Football

Spain were held to a goalless draw by Egypt in their opening football game at Tokyo Olympics.They lost two players to injury.Mexico upset France 4-1 in the group stage on Thursday.

Table Tennis

Indian table tennis star Manika Batra says she wants to surprise herself at Tokyo Olympics.She will give her best.Apart from women’s singles,Batra will also compete in mixed doubles.

Athletics

German javelin thrower Johannes Vetter says Neeraj Chopra is good competitor but it will be tough for him to beat him at Tokyo Olympics.

Tennis

Sumit Nagal will face Dennis Istomin in the opening round of men’s singles at Tokyo Olympics.If he crosses first hurdle,second seed Daniil Medvedev will be his likely opponent in the next round.

Shooting

Ronak Pandit-coach of Indian pistol shooter Manu Bhaker says Manu is used to pressure and she is focusing on task at hand.Manu will compete in 3 events at Tokyo Olympics-10m individual and mixed team plus 25m pistol.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

 

 

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