The giants from South America pampered on the first day of the football tournament in Rio Olympics. Brazil played a stalemate with 10 men South Africa while Argentina were handed a defeat by the impressive Portuguese team.
The team of Germany also played a draw with the gold medal holders Mexico. The highlight of day one was the goal fest between Nigeria and Japan, which ended with a score line of 5-4.
Brazilian women’s football team claimed an impressive victory while the Canadian team earned a record by scoring the fastest ever goal in the Olympics and German women’s team also dominated their game against the Zimbabwe side. The USA women’s team also secured a comfortable victory over New Zeeland as they handed a 2-0 defeat to the kiwis.
South Korean archer, Kim Woo-Jin scored a record breaking 700 as the Korean contingent dominated the proceedings in all the ranking rounds by finishing first in men’s individual, women’s individual, men’s team and women’s team while the Indian women’s team struggled to perform well in the ranking round according to the expectations.
It was a bad day from Deepika Kumari’s point of view as she finished on a lowly 20th rank while the one to shine was Atanu das who finished impressively on the fifth spot. The Indian team finished 7th in the women’s team rankings with Bombayla Devi Laishram finishing on the 24th spot.
The women draw was also carded with Deepika Kumari facing 45th placed Kristine Esebua, Bombayla Devi Laishram facing 41st ranked Baldauff and Laxmirani Majhi facing 22nd ranked Longova in the round of 64.
The Indian shooting campaign started poorly for the Indian team as both Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul disappointed as they carded a relatively low scores in the first four rounds. Both the women Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul, who are debuting in the summer games, carded scores of 370.8 and 371.5 respectively after end of the fourth round. The same performance continued till the ending rounds where it was already clear that both the shooters will not qualify for the finals with lowly ranks of 34th and 43rd .
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