Olympic Updates 23-07-2021 @ 6.00 p.m.IST

Archery

Deepika Kumari will partner Pravin Jadhav in the archery mixed pair event at Tokyo Olympics.Pravin was preferred instead of Deepika’s husband Atanu Das due to his form in qualification held on Friday.Deepika finished poor 9th in individual ranking round and has a tough draw.She will face Bhutan’s Karma.There was disappointment for Indian men also as trio of Das,Rai and Jadhav finished in the bottom half.

Athletics

Athletics Federation of India on Friday threatened to take action against those who do not perform well at Tokyo Olympics.long jumper M Sreeshankar and race walker K T Irfan both underperformed at the trials in Bengaluru.

Shooting

Indian shooters are ready to peak at Tokyo Olympics.Saurabh Chaudhary,Manu Bhaker are medal hopefuls in 10m air pistol while Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan are strong medal contenders in 10m air rifle event which starts on Saturday.

Multi-Sport

Manpreet Singh and M C Mary Kom led Indian parade at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics on Friday.Due to competition on Saturday and Covid fears,many athletes pulled out of the ceremony.

Boxing

Vikas Krishan will be the lone Indian boxer competing on the opening day of the event at Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.Vikas faces local favourite Mensah in 69kg.Vikas is playing in his third Olympics.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

 

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