Tokyo Olympics: India’s daughters MaryKom, PV Sindhu, Manika Batra continue to shine on Day 3

Tokyo Olympics: India's daughters MaryKom, PV Sindhu, Manika Batra continue to shines on Day 3 after Mirabai Chanu clinched SILVER on Day 2
Tokyo Olympics: India's daughters MaryKom, PV Sindhu, Manika Batra continue to shines on Day 3 after Mirabai Chanu clinched SILVER on Day 2

Tokyo Olympics: India’s daughters MaryKom, PV Sindhu, Manika Batra continue to shine on Day 3- It was once again that Indian daughters dominated the top-flight event after Mirabai Chanu won India’s first silver medal at the ongoing Olympics on Saturday. The likes of India’s medal prospects Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, and Manika Batra from India stood tall at the Tokyo Games on Day 3. The trio registered victories in their Boxing, Badminton, and Table tennis contests to help India keep track of the gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

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Tokyo Olympics: India’s daughters MaryKom, PV Sindhu, Manika Batra continue to shine on Day 3

Mary Kom

Boxer Mary Kom (51kg) stormed into the Round of 16 of women’s flyweight (48-51 kg) category event after defeating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 32 here at the Kokugikan Arena.

Mary Kom defeated Miguelina 4-1 in the round of 32 match on Sunday. After the first two rounds, the scoreline stood level at 19-19 and the match proved to be an exciting affair and it was evenly poised.

In Round 3, Mary Kom rose to the occasion and she did enough to progress ahead in the boxing event.

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Manika Batra

India paddler Manika Batra on Sunday progressed to Round 3 of the women’s singles event after defeating Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Batra defeated Margaryta Pesotska 4-3 in Round 2 of the women’s singles event on Sunday and as a result, she has progressed to Round 3. The entire match lasted for 57 minutes.

Ukraine’s Pesotska won Game 1 quite comprehensively and this put pressure on Manika pretty early on and she was left with all to do in the following games to progress further in the women’s singles event.

Pesotska displayed her class in the following Game, and she won it 11-4, and she needed just two more wins to progress to the next round.

Batra staged a comeback in Games 3 and 4, bringing the match into an exciting position. The match went back and forth, and as a result, the match was evenly poised at 3-3 and it went into the decider.

The Indian dominated in the final game and against all odds and she progressed to Round 3.

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in the decider

PV Sindhu

Shuttler PV Sindhu started her Tokyo Olympics campaign on a good note on Sunday as she won her opening Group J match here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 2.

Sindhu defeated Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10 in the Group J match. The entire match lasted for just 28 minutes. The 26-year-old brought out her A-game in the first game and she gave no chance to her opponent to take a breather and create any momentum. Sindhu wrapped up the first game, and she was looking set to win the match in straight games.

The sixth seed Sindhu continued with her charge in the second game, and Polikarpova was not able to make a comeback, and as a result, the Indian shuttler ended up winning the match in straight games.

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Tokyo Olympics: India’s daughters MaryKom, PV Sindhu, Manika Batra continue to shine on Day 3

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(with inputs from ANI)

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