Confident performances from India on Day 3 of Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been the biggest positive for the contingent, despite results not going their way.
Bhavani Devi created history as the first Indian fencer to play at the Olympic Games. Despite not advancing past the Round of 32, the 27-year-old has scripted a new chapter for Indian fencing at the Olympics.
The Indian women's hockey team put up an inspirational fight against Germany, although going down 0-2. The Indian eves are still in contention and will look to secure their first win of the campaign in their upcoming fixture against Great Britain.
India's medal prospects in Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee couldn't replicate their previous round results as they crashed out in table tennis' women's singles event. But, all is not lost for Indian table tennis at Tokyo 2020 as the seasoned Sharath Kamal advanced to the third round.
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July 26, 7:15 PM: India's report card at the end of Day 4 at Tokyo 2020
Archery: India's men's team of Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav, and Tarundeep Rai lose to South Korea in the quarter-finals and are knocked out.
Badminton: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in Men's doubles group stage match. They have one more group match remaining.
Boxing: India's middle-weight boxer Ashish Kumar lost to China's Erbieke Tuoheta by a unanimous decision.
Fencing: Bhavani Devi crashes out in the round of 32
Sailing: Vishnu Saravanan finished 20th in race 2 and 24th in race 3 of men's one person dinghy-laser category. His current overall position is 25th. Nethra Kumanan was 15th in race 3 and 40th in race 4 in the women's one person dinghy-laser radial category. She is currently 28th in the overall ranking. They will resume their race tomorrow.
Shooting: Indian rifle shooters Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Agand Bajwa failed to qualify in the final round of the men's skeet event.
Swimming: India's Sajan Prakash failed to qualify for the semi-final of the Men's 200 butterfly event after falling 1.26 seconds short of a place in the top 16.
Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal progresses into the third round after beating Tiago Apolonia. Sutirtha Mukherjee and Manika Batra crash out in the second round and third round, respectively. While Mukherjee lost to Yu Fu, Batra lost to Sofia Polcanova.
Tennis: Sumit Nagal lost to Daniil Medvedev in Men's singles to crash out of the Summer Games.
Hockey: The Indian women's hockey team lost 0-2 to Germany in their second Pool A game.
July 26, 7:10 PM: India 0 - 2 Germany (Full-time)
India lose their second consecutive Pool A game in the women's hockey event at Tokyo 2020, this time going down 0-2 to Germany.
The Germans were clinical from the get-go, exploiting the gaps in the Indian defence and continuously pushing for the goal.
India, on the flip side, came back in the second half and stood toe-to-toe with their opponents. While they couldn't break past German goalkeeper Julia Sonntag, the Indian eves showed grit to keep the Rio 2016 bronze medallists from scoring more than two goals.
July 26, 6:58 PM: Final five minutes into the contest
The pulsating contest between India and Germany enters its final moments.
Germany, who have been dominant throughout the game, have left no room for India to breathe in their half.
Lots of lessons to take for the Indian eves from this encounter.
July 26, 6:55 PM: Germany aiming for more
Within nine minutes to go for the final whistle, Germany are continuing their charge for a third goal.
Skipper Nike Lorenz scores wide from a penalty corner while another close miss puts India under pressure, defensively.
July 26, 6:50 PM: Close! Vandana hits the woodwork
Vandana Katariya has been India's best player in the ongoing game, and she made an ambitious run into the German box before attempting a flick above Germany's Julia Sonntag.
To her dismay, it hits the bar.
July 26, 6:46 PM: Can India convert third quarter push in final quarter?
The Indian women's hockey team were more aggressive in the third quarter, pushing Germany back a little bit.
However, all that matters is putting the finishing touches on their attacking prowess.
Will India strike back?
July 26, 6:40 PM: Sonntag denies Vandana
Germany goalkeeper Julia Sonntag makes a magnificent save to deny Vandana Katariya a goal from a tight angle.
The 29-year-old took advantage of a miss from Kia Horn, and tried to score in a one-on-one situation with Sonntag. Howver, Sonntag blocked the shot without breaking a sweat.
July 26, 6:34 PM: India 0 - 2 Germany 33'
Germany made the most of India's failure as Ana Schroder's thunderous strike makes it 2-0 in favour of the in-form side at the moment.
The Indian eves are feeling the heat.
July 26, 6:31 PM: India fail to covert penalty stroke
Indian captain Rani Rampal's successful review earns India a penalty stroke.
However, Gurjeet's shot is saved by Germany goalkeeper Julia Sonntag.
The pressure is off Germany's shoulders, for now.
July 26, 6:29 PM: India vs Germany - third quarter begins
Both teams start trying to keep possession, but India are rewarded their first penalty quarter.
Is a breakthrough coming?