India at Tokyo Olympics July 26 Day 3: Bhavani Devi creates history; Became the first Indian fencer in Olympics

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5:35 am: Bhavani is on fire from the start, picking up two points with two touches from the first two moves.

5:32 am: In case you are not aware of the way this game works, Bhavani Devi needs to make around 15 touches on her Tunisian opponent to win the match.

5:31 am: Irrespective of Bhavani’s result, the Indian fencer deserves all the respect for introducing India to a sport that has a rich history in the Olympics.

5:29 am: The 29th seeded Indian will face Tunisia’s 36th seed Nadia Ben Azizi.

5:25 am: Fencer Bhavani Devi is about to make her 64’s debut in the women’s individual kirpan fencing table.

5:15 am: Welcome to the live blog of the Indian events of the Tokyo Olympics. A lot of Indian stars are in action on the third day with medal rounds in some events. Let’s take a look at the full schedule in the coming days.

Welcome to the live blog of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Three women athletes – unstoppable wonder MC Mary Kom, world badminton champion PV Sindhu, and leading paddler Manika Batra – kept Indian hopes alive on what was otherwise a bad day for the Indians at the Tokyo Olympics, made worse by the men. The hockey team was defeated by world number one Australia 7-1. The shooters continued to score as Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar finished 26th and 32nd respectively in the men’s 10m air rifle. Disappointing news also came from the tennis court as multiple-time Grand Slam winners Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina crashed out in the opening round, leaving Sumit Nagal as the only hope in the men’s singles.

Despite a disappointing Day 2, there is a lot in action for India from day three with medal hopes in the shooting events and some big names from other disciplines as well. Stay tuned as we will soon be sharing the full Indian schedule from Day 3.


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