That brings us to the end of our coverage on Day 2 of the Olympics. A disappointing day for India overall. Barring few good performances in Table Tennis, badminton, and boxing, where Manika Batra, PV Sindhu, and Mary Kom registered wins, Indians were outclassed everywhere.
In Shooting, another bad day as Manu Bhaker ran out of luck in 10m air pistol and others were just below average in their qualifications.
Other big jolts were Sathiyan Gnanasekaran failing to win his first-round clash in TT and the Indian hockey team getting a 7-1 drubbing in hands of Australians.
The good news in badminton as PV Sindhu too eased into the second round.
In Tennis, Sania/Raina pair was beaten in the opening round.
Gymnast Pranati Nayak failed to make the cut in qualifications.
Rowers however Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s lightweight double sculls repechage at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tomorrow, our blog will be up again by 5 am IST. See you tomorrow. Goodbye for now.
Srihari Natraj fails to qualify for semis in men’s 100m backstrokes as he finishes 27th among the 41 swimmers in heats. He finished with a timing of 54.31 seconds and is behind by 2.16 seconds from the leader ROC’s Kliment Kolesnikov.
Swimming: Srihari Natraj clocks 54.14 in Heat 3 of the men’s 100m backstrokes. Germany’s Marek Ulrich finishes first among the eight swimmers in the heat, Natraj 0.57 seconds behind him. The top 16 swimmers will progress to the semis.