The Indian contingent had an underwhelming third day at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, barring a few key performances.

While two of India’s biggest medal prospects, PV Sindhu and MC Mary Kom began their campaigns on a positive note, Sania Mirza's Olympic dream came to an abrupt end in the first round of women's tennis doubles.

On the other hand, the Indian men’s hockey team had a forgettable Pool A fixture against Australia, having succumbed to a 7-1 loss while G Sathiyan also saw his run in the men's table tennis singles event come to an end.

The only positive besides Sindhu and Mary Kom was Manika Batra, who staged a valiant fightback to stun Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska in seven games.

July 25, 5:00PM: India's report card at the end of Day 3 at Tokyo 2020


PV Sindhu defeated Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10 in the group stage encounter.

Boxing - women's 49kg

Mary Kom beat Dominican Republic's Miguelina Hernandez Garcia 4-1 in the round of 32.

Table tennis 

Manika Batra stunned Margaryta Pesotska of Ukraine in the women's singles second round.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost in seven games to Hong Kong's Lam Siu Hang in the men's singles second round.


The Indian men's hockey team lost 1-7 to Australia in a Pool A match.


Indian pair Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina lost 6-0, 6-7 (0), 8-10 to Ukraine's Nadiia and Liudmyla Kichenok in the opening round.

Shooting - Men's Skeet Shotgun qualification

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan finished 11th and 25th, respectively, on Day 1 of qualification. 

Shooting - Women's 10m Air Pistol

Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal finished 12th and 13th respectively in qualification.

Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle

Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar failed to make the final as they finished 26th and 32nd, respectively, in qualification.

Men's lightweight double sculls

Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh finishing third in the repechage round as they qualify for semifinal A/B.

Sailing (Women's individual laser radial)

Nethra Kumanan 27th overall after two races 

Sailing (Men's one person dinghy - laser Race 2)

Vishnu Saravanan's Race 2 has been postponed. He finished 14th in Race 1.

Boxing - Men's Lightweight (57-63kg)

Manish Kaushik lost 1-4 to Great Britain's Luke McCormack in Men's Lightweight (57-63kg) Round of 32 bout.


Maana Patel finished second in women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 1 with a timing of 1:05.20.

Srihari Nataraj finished fifth in Heat 3 of men's 100m backstroke event with a timing of 54.31.

Artistic gymnastics

Pranati Nayak finished in 16th place

July 25, 4:40PM: Srihari Nataraj finishes 5th in Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 3

Indian Swimmer Srihari Nataraj has finished fifth in Heat 3 of men's 100m backstroke event with a timing of 54.31.

July 25, 4:35PM: India lose 1-7 to Australia

It's finally over! The Indian men's hockey team has suffered a 1-7 defeat against Australia in their Pool A encounter.


July 25, 4:22PM: Australia extend their lead

GOAL!!! The Aussies have brought on their ‘A’ game as they take 7-1 lead. Timothy Brand scores a fantastic goal from a tight angle. India 1-7 Australia

July 25, 4:10PM: Aussies convert another penalty corner

GOAL!!!The kookaburras are having no mercy as they convert yet another penalty corner to extend their lead. India 1-6 Australia

July 25, 4:05 PM: Australia are unstoppable at the moment!

GOAL!!! Blake Govers scores Australia's fifth goal, this time from a penalty stroke. India 1-5 Australia

July 25, 3:54 PM: India pull one back courtesy Dilpreet

GOAL!!! Dilpreet Singh scores a field goal for the Men in Blue. India 1-4 Australia

July 25, 3:40 PM: Maana Patel finishes second in women's 100m Backstroke heats

India's Maana Patel has finished second with a timing of 1:05.20 in women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 1.

July 25, 3:40 PM: Australia lead India 4-0 at halftime

Just WOW! Another GOAL! Australia have scored another spectacular field goal. The Men in Blue are struggling with the pace of the Aussies. India 0-4 Australia

July 25, 3:31 PM: Aussies are on fire, take 3-0 lead!

Australian left-winger Flynn Ogilvie has scored another stunning goal to extend their lead. This is total domination by the Aussies. India 0-3 Australia

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