DNS: Ankita Raina knocked OUT, Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, 24th August 2021: Javelin Thrower Tek Chand carries the Indian flag at the Opening Ceremony.The country is fielding its largest ever contingent with 54 athletes set to compete across 9 para sports including – Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing, Shooting, Swimming, Powerlifting, Table Tennis and Taekwondo. The athletes representing India at the Tokyo Paralympics span birthdays across 30 years. The 1973-born Parul Parmar (badminton) is the oldest in the contingent that has four 40-year-olds including double gold medallist Jhajharia. The youngest Indian athlete in the contingent is 17-year-old Kashish Lakra (club throw).

Team India At Tokyo Paralympic 2021

Tennis:

Ankita Raina knocked OUT in 1st Qualifying round of US Open (Tennis) by WR 195 Jamie Loeb 3-6, 6-2, 4-6. 3 wins required to enter main draw.

Volleyball:

India beat Nigeria 3 – 1 in their 1st Pool match of U19 Boys’ World Championship. India will take on host Iran tomorrow. 

Table Tennis:

Thanks to the WTT Contender tournament (Budapest) Mixed Doubles title win last week, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Manika Batra are World No. 20 (as a pair) now in the latest ITTF Mixed Doubles rankings. 

Top seed Sathiyan Gnanasekaran moves into Semis of Czech International Open with 4-0 win in a quarterfinal.