Tokyo Olympics July 24 highlights: Nagal advances; Satwiksairaj-Chirag pull of upset; Vikas Krishan loses

Catch all the LIVE Updates, Results, Medals Tally, Streaming and the Indian players in action on Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Updated : Jul 24, 2021 17:23 IST

India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, left, compete against Taiwan's Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin during their men's doubles group stage badminton match on Saturday.
India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, left, compete against Taiwan's Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin during their men's doubles group stage badminton match on Saturday.

India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, left, compete against Taiwan's Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin during their men's doubles group stage badminton match on Saturday.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live Tokyo Olympics coverage. First up along with the shooting will be the archery, followed by weightlifting, tennis, table tennis and boxing.


That brings an end to today's action in individual events. Please follow our Hockey blog (from 17:15 IST) to track Indian women's performance against Netherlands.


Round 3: Vikas Krishan loses to Japan's  Quincy Sewonrets Okazawa in a unanimous verdict.  Vikas is marked 9 by four judges and 8 by Judge 1. Okazawa, on the other hand, maintains a perfect score. The end result is 5-0 in favour of Okazawa.  There are no repechage rounds and this is the end of the campaign for Vikas Krishan in quite possibly his last appearance in Olympic Games.  This was a Round of 32 clash.

Round 2:  Things aren't looking great for the Indian. He gets a cut above his left eyebrow. The Japanese player is one smiling at Vikas during the second round. He clearly understands he has the upper hand. Round 2 also goes to Okazawa as all the five judges give a 10-9 verdict. Vikas who competed in the middleweight category at Rio Olympics, has moved to welterweight here in Tokyo.

Round 1: Japan's Okazawa draws the first blood. At the end of the first three minutes, the judges call in favour of the Japanese boxer. All five judges mark Okazawa a full 10 while Vikas Krishan gets 9s. While Vikas Krishan certainly tried his best to agitate his opponent with a cheeky smile during the defense, Okazawa was more successful in landing the punches. 

We are back after a short break as Vikas Krishan, a former World championships bronze medallist, opens India’s boxing campaign against Sewonrets Okazawa of Japan in a 69kg men’s first round contest. This is Vikas Krishan's third Olympic appearance.

Here's a crash course on boxing at Olympics to help understand his bout better. Our correspondent Y.B. Sarangi has done a preview of India's chances in boxing in Tokyo. Read here .



Sutirtha completely dominates in the seventh game and comfortably takes it 11-5. A memorable 4-3 victory for Sutirtha Mukherjee takes her to the second round where she will face 32nd seeded Fu Yu of Portugal.

Sutirtha comes from behind to win the sixth game 11-9 and forces the match into a decider.

Sutirtha keeps herself in the match by taking the fifth game 11-3 in a rather quick fashion. The Swede still leads 3-2.

Another close game and yet again, it is Bergstroem who triumphs and takes it 11-9. Sutirtha trails by 1-3.

Sutirtha turns on the aggression with some crisp forehand shots but squanders a golden opportunity to go 2-1 up at 11-10 allowing Bergstroem to bounce back. The Swede wins a close third game 13-11.

Sutirtha starts the second game much better by engaging Bergstroem into slightly longer rallies and cruising to a 8-2 lead. However, her opponent makes an incredible comeback to make it 8-8. Sutirtha keeps her calm and ultimately wins the game 11-9 to make it one-a-piece in the best-of-seven match.

Sutirtha is yet to find her rhythm. The Swedish paddler has easily wrapped up the first game 11-5.

Sutirtha Mukherjee is in action against Sweden's Linda Bergstroem in the women's singles first round.

Manika Batra is through to the second round with a 4-0 win over Great Britain's Tin-Tin Ho. She seals the win with a 11-9 in the fourth game.  She will face Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska who is seeded 20th at the Tokyo Olympics.

After trailing the paddler from Great Britain for much of the third game, it is Manika who crosses the finish line first. She wins 12-10 for a 3-0 lead. She needs to win one more game to progress to the second round. 

Manika has a smooth run for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven match.  She wins the second game 11-6.

Manika Batra has a slow start against her lower-ranked opponent, but finds her rhythm soon enough to pocket the first game 11-7.

Manika Batra is in action in the women's singles first round. She is up against Great Britain's Tin-Tin Ho.

Manika Batra spoke to Sportstar on her Tokyo aspirations before her departure. Watch here:


BADMINTON: India pulls off an upset in the men's doubles. Satwiksairaj Reddy and Chirag Shetty hold their nerves to win a thriller 21-16,16-21, 27-25 against Chinese Taipei's Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang.

TENNIS: Sumit Nagal is through the second round. Nagal defeated Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 in two hours and 34 minutes. He is likely to face Russian (ROC) Daniil Medvedev in the next round.

BADMINTON:  Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lose the second game 21-16 to Chinese Taipei's Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang.



India loses 6-2: India's Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lose to South Korea's An San and Kim Je Deok 6-2. The Koreans won the fourth set 36-33. A 6 in the first shot by Pravin Jadhav cost India dear.  India finished with scores of 6,9,9,9 while Koreans pipped ahead with 10,7,10,9.

India wins the third set 37-35 to stay alive in the contest (4-2) . Indian pair register scores of 9,9,10,9 while the Koreans managed 9,9,9,8.

South Korea leads 4-0 after two sets with scores of 35-32, 38-37.

In the first set, India had a series of  8,7,8,9 while Korea came with a 10,7,9,9.

In the second set, Indians fared better with scores of 10,8,10,9, but Koreans outdid the Indian pair again with scores of 10,10,9,9.


BADMINTON: After the disappointment in the men's singles, some cheer for India in the men's doubles. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty win the first game 21-16 against Chinese Taipei's Yang Lee and Chi-Lin Wang. 


It's time for the Mixed Team quarterfinal. Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav are in the mix here. The Indian pair came from behind after trailing 3-1 in the match to defeat their opponents 5-3 and set a date with South Korea's An San and Kim Je Deok.


BADMINTON:  India's men's singles campaign starts on a disappointing note as Sai Praneeth loses 21-17, 21-15 against Israel's Misha Zilberman.

TENNIS: Sumit Nagal loses the second set 7-6 (6) on tiebreaker. Denis Istomin was on top of the tiebreaker right from the beginning and held on to take the match into a decider. Sumit Nagal is ranked No. 160 while Istomin is at No. 197. Score: 6-4, 6-7(6)

BADMINTON:  Sai Praneeth begins his campaign in the men's singles against Israel's Misha Zilberman. The 13th seeded Indian has had a bit of a mid-game slip up and it currently trailing the Israeli 15-13.  He loses the first game 21-17.

TENNIS:  Positive start here from Sumit Nagal: He has taken the first set 6-4. Making his Olympic debut against the World no.33 player from Uzbekistan, Nagal has shown promise here, saving break points in the first set, including a crucial point in the final game. India is looking to win its first Olympic singles medal and those hopes rest on Nagal's shoulders. Check out his form guide and other details here:

Mixed day of results so far. Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal is also in action today.  He takes on Denis Istomin in the Men’s Singles first-round match.

TABLE TENNIS: 4-0: India's Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were out-smashed 11-8 11-6 11-5 11-4 in the best of seven games by the Chinese Taipei pair and this has been a brutal hammering as India's medal hope in table tennis fades away. The game lasted just 27 minutes!

India loses the third game and it will be very tough from here to stage a comeback. Is this the end of road in the mixed team event?

India 2-0 down and now trailing 6-3, the match is going towards the Chinese Taipei's way. Will be dramatic if Sharath and Manika can turn things around from this position. 

2-0: India has lost the second game also and the Taipei pair has four game points to take the second set. Speaks about the domination from the third seeded Chinese Taipei pair.

India has lost the first game by 8-11 points. In the second game, India leads 5-3 and needs to capitalise on the slender lead to gain advantage.

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in Action: Indian Table Tennis star players Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra are in action in the Round of 16 clash in the Mixed Doubles event. The pair is up against the Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Yun-ju and Cheng I-Ching.

Shushila Devi loses to Hungary's Csernoviczki in the round of 32 of the women's 48 kg Judo category.

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Up next is Judoka Shushila Devi who will begin her Tokyo Olympics campaign. She will face Hungary's Eva Csernoviczi in the Elimination Round of 32.

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Terrific comeback from India as they win 37-36 after forcing a tie-breaker. Both Deepika and Pravin delivered when it mattered the most as they scored two 10s to help India enter the quarterfinals.

Set 4 - Tie-Breaker : India beats Chinese Taipei 5-3 to enter the quarterfinals.  India 5 | Chinese Taipei 3 (35, 36 | 38,38 | 40,35 | 37,36)

Third set 3-3: Perfect 10 again from Pravin and Deepika too delivers to put the pressure back on Chinese Taipei. A quick release from Pravin gets India closer and a 10 from Deepika helps India take the game to the tie-breaker.

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Second set ends in a draw. Deepika and Pravin come back strongly as they both shoot the bulls' eye scoring the perfect 10 to take a small advantage. One point a piece in the second set and Chinese Taipei continues to lead with 3-1 on the scorecard.

First set goes to Chinese Taipei 36-35 (2-0) as it's a disappointing start for Pravin Jadhav and Deepika Kumari.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Shooting LIVE Updates

Right then we are all set for the mixed team event and it will be the Chinese Taipei who will get the event underway. Off goes the hooter!

Archery - Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav begin their campaign in mixed team event and are up against Chia-En Lin and Chih-Chun Tang of Chinese Taipei in the 1/8 Eliminations.

Indian athletes will aim to brighten their medal prospects as after the shooters, the archers will be in action for the mixed event knockout rounds.


However, all eyes will be on weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who is one of the favourites to finish on the podium. Also scheduled are badminton, table tennis and judo events.

Archery July 24

Mixed Team Eliminations, Medal Matches - Pravin Jadhav, Deepika Kumari 6 AM

Badminton July 24

Men’s Doubles Group Stage — Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin- 8:50 AM

Men’s Singles Group Stage — Sai Praneeth vs Zilberman Misha- From 9:30 AM


Women’s welterweight – Lovlina Borgohain 8:00 AM

Men’s welterweight round of 32 – Vikas Krishan vs Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa – 03:54 PM


Women’s 48kg Round of 32, Successive Rounds — Sushila Devi Likmabam- 7:30 AM

Table Tennis

Men’s and Women’s Singles Round 1, 2 and 3 — G Sathiyan, Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee - 5:30 AM

Mixed Doubles Round of 16 — Sharath Kamal/Manika Batra - 7:45 AM


Women’s 49kg Group B — Mirabai Chanu-

Women’s 49kg Medal Round — Mirabai Chanu (if qualifies)- 10:20 AM


Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Heat 2 - Arjun Jat Lal & Arvind Singh

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