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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics as she bagged silver in the women's 49kg weightlifting.

The 26-year-old had a total lift of 202kg - 87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk as the Manipur-girl finished second behind Hou Zihui of China who had a combined effort of 210kg (94 & 116) to set an Olympic record in snatch.

Meanwhile, India's ace shooter Saurabh Chaudhary finished seventh in the Men's 10m air pistol final. The 19-year-old had earlier topped the qualification of the event with a score of 586 out of 600. 

In other events, world No. 1 archer Deepika Kumari and her Pravin Jadhav crashed out in the archery mixed event after losing to South Korea 2-6.

Earlier, Deepika and Jadhav had advanced to the quarterfinals beating the Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Chia-En and Tang Chin-Chun 5-3 in the opening elimination round.

In table tennis, Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal were thrashed by Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Yun-ju and Cheng I-Ching in the round of 16 on Saturday. The India duo lost 8-11, 6-11, 5-11, 4-11 in just 27 minutes at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym Table.

Manika, however, eased to a comfortable win in the singles category, with a 4-0 win over Great Britain's Tin-Tin Ho. She will be joined in the round of 64 by Sutirtha Mukherjee, who secured a hard-fought 4-3 win against Sweden's Linda Bergstroemin.

However,  Indian men’s hockey team started their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a victory as they defeated New Zealand 3-2 in a nail-biting Pool A match.

India's boxing campaign began with Vikas Krishan losing out 0-5 to Japan's Serorets Okazawa in a one-sided game.

While the men's hockey team made a winning start to their Tokyo 2020 campaign, the women's team fell to an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at the hands of world champions the Netherlands.

That is all from us today after an eventful Day 2 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Some of India's biggest medal prospects in PV Sindhu and MC Mary Kom will begin their Tokyo 2020 campaign.

Stay tuned as we will return with coverage for Day 3 of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday, July 25 at 5:00 AM.

July 24, 7:30 PM: India's report card at the end of Day 2 at Tokyo 2020

Weightlifting (Women): Mirabai Chanu won silver in the women's 49kg category.

Shooting (Men's 10m Air Pistol): Saurabh Chaudhary finished 7th in the final.

Shooting (Women's 10m Air Rifle): Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan finished 36th and 16th respectively in the qualification round as they failed to make it to the final.

Badminton (Men's Doubles): Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat the world no. 3 ranked pair of Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin 21-16, 16-21, 27-25.

Badminton (Men's Singles): B. Sai Praneeth lost to Israel's Misha Zilberman 17-21, 15-21.

Tennis (Men's Singles): Sumit Nagal beat Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4

Table Tennis (Women's Singles): Manika Batra entered the second round with a 4-0 win over Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin. Sutirtha Mukherjee also advanced to next round after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Sweden's Linda Bergstroem.

Table Tennis (Mixed Doubles): Manika Batra and her partner Sharath Kamal lost to Chinese Taipei's Lin Yun Ju and Cheng I Ching 4-0 in their opening round meeting. 

Archery (Mixed Team): Deepika Kumari-Pravin Jadhav lost 2-6 to South Korea's An San and Kim Je Deok in the quarterfinals.

Hockey (Men): India beat New Zealand 3-2 in a quality match.

Lightweight double sculls (Men): Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualified for the repechage round with fifth-place finish.

Judo: Shushila Devi Likmabam lost to Hungary's Eva Csernoviczki by 10-0.

Boxing (Men): Vikas Krishan lost 5-0 to Japan's Sewonrets Okazawa in the round of 32.

Hockey (Women): India lost 5-1 to the Netherlands after the world champions ran riot in the third and fourth quarter of the fixture.

July 24, 6:40 PM: FULLTIME! Relentless Netherlands outclass India

The Netherlands drew curtains on a one-sided affair against India with the tie ending with a scoreline of 5-1.

The Dutch women made the breakthrough in the sixth minute through Felice Albers. It wasn't long before India responded with skipper Rani Rampal finding the goal in the 10th minute.

After a dull second quarter where neither side converted their opportunities, Netherlands took the baton in their hands to score twice in the third quarter.

Caia van Maasakker rounded off the rout in style as she scored off a penalty corner to see the game eventually end at 5-1.

A bright start to the top-ranked side in the world and a reality check for the Indian eves, who entered the game with a lack of playing experience against the top sides in the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 24, 6:28 PM: GOAL! Netherlands' free-scoring run continues

With eight minutes left into the game, the Netherlands have gone 5-1 against India courtesy of Caia van Maasakker.

The Dutch defender scores off a penalty corner that breezes past the bottom left of Indian goalkeeper Savita.

Score: 5-1

July 24, 6:22 PM: Final quarter! Can India pull off a miracle?

When the scores were tied 1-1 at half-time, the obvious thought was that the Indian women's hockey team could pull off a confident draw against the Netherlands.

However, a one-sided third quarter that was solely in favour of the Dutch players has showcased the gaps in the Indian eves.

Will there be a remarkable turnaround or will India end their opening game of their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a loss?

Score: 4-1

July 24, 6:18 PM: GOAL! Is there no stopping the Netherlands?

Within seconds of the third goal, the Netherlands have now gone 4-1 against India to effectively have the contest in the bag.

Felice Albers netted her second goal of the night after converting a cross from close range from Pien Sanders.

Frederique Matla's driving run and seemingly impressive back-hand shot at the goal gives the Dutch a sizeable lead over India. 

July 24, 6:15 PM: Indian eves flooring bodies to counter Dutch attack

The Netherlands, the top-ranked side in women's hockey, are seemingly making it difficult for India to breathe in the encounter. However, Rani Rampal's side have stepped up their efforts to correct their defensive lapses.

Plenty of action and drama awaits as we are into their final minutes of the third quarter.

July 24, 6:02 PM: GOAL! Netherlands regain lead

Third-time charm for the Netherlands as they finally score off a penalty corner against India.

Margot Van Geffen's shot takes a deflection off Nisha's stick into the top left corner of the Indian goal.

A successful referral meets a successful goal! The Dutch ladies are stamping their authority with ease.

Score: 2-1

July 24, 5:55 PM: HALFTIME! No breakthrough in dull second quarter

As things stand, India could possibly pull off a draw against the mighty Netherlands.

The tide of the game fluctuated from the hands of the Netherlands taking central command to the Women in Blue slowly gaining confidence to make an offensive move.

All eyes will be in the next quarter as the ladies, led by Rani Rampal, could draw inspiration from their comeback in the first quarter to take a lead in the third quarter.

Score: 1-1

July 24, 5:45 PM: Savita standing tall between the sticks

Indian goalkeeper Savita makes a couple of solid saves to stall the Netherlands pressure.

Two penalty corners but the Dutch still can't make a breakthrough. Can India take advantage of the situation and grab the lead instead?

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