India at Olympics Live: After a bright start on Monday morning the results for India have been disappointing. Sumit Nagal has crashed out of men’s singles tennis while the men’s archery team lost in the quarter-finals with Korea. Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty lost their men’s doubles badminton group-stage match. Manika Batra and the women’s hockey team are up next later in the day. Let’s hope for the best.
So what happened today and what’s coming up next?
Coming Up Next: Manika Batra in table tennis action
Manika Batra will have her next match in the women’s singles Round 3 in a bit from now. She will take on Australia’s Sofia Polkanova for a spot in the Round of 16.
Badminton: Satwik and Chirag still in contention to reach quarters
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost their Group A match to World No. 1 pairing of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Gideon Marcus Fernaldi. Nonetheless, the World No. 10 pair remain in contention for quarter-final berth.
Tennis: Sumit Nagal ousted, 2-6, 2-6 loss in Round 2
It’s all over for Sumit Nagal. It was a straight-set win for the World No. 2 who finished the match in just over an hour. It’s also the end of India’s tennis challenge at the Olympic Games.
Archery: India men’s team lose quarter-final 0-6 to Korea
India men’s had a crushing defeat against South Korea. They managed scores of 54, 57, 54 but it was not enough against the Koreans who were nearly unbeatable. India went down 0-6 in the men’s team quarter-finals. Pravin Jadhav was in top form, hitting 4 10s in 6 arrows but Atanu Das had a poor day. Tarundeep Rai was good as well but the star man needed to step up which unfortunately did not happen.