Mary Kom, PV Sindhu & Manika Batra Shine on Super Sunday in Tokyo Olympics


Guwahati:  Day 3 we saw Mary Kom and PV Sindhu for the first time as they feature in their opening games. Both the athletes are big medal hopes for India and they would like to get off to a winning start.

Indian boxing legend Mary Kom witnessed a comfortable victory against Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Garcia to advance to the round of 16. Four of the five judges of the bout voted in favour of Mary Kom.

Star player Manika Batra witnessed an exact opposite story of Sathiyan. She was trailing against higher-ranked Margaryta Pesotska with a score of 0-2 at one point. But Manika didn’t lose her hopes and fought back hard. She ended up winning with a score of 4-3. She will next face World No. 16 Sofia Polcanova for a place in the pre-quarterfinal.

India’s ray of hope PV Sindhu started off her Olympic campaign with a dominating victory against Israel’s Polikarpova Ksenia with a score of 21-7 and 21-10.