Archer Deepika’s performance in ranking round will help her to avoid the Koreans in the early rounds for the individual competition. Photo: @worldarchery
The rescheduled 2020 Summer Games will kick start today with a grand opening ceremony at the National Stadium in Tokyo amid the shadow of Covid-19 pandemic. The live telecast of Tokyo Olympics 2021 opening ceremony will begin at 4:30 pm IST. However, archers Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav will be in action on the inaugural day of 32nd Summer Olympic Games as the individual ranking rounds for men and women begin in Tokyo before the opening ceremony.
Archery’s ranking rounds timings
Deepika finished the rankings round at ninth position. Deepika’s performance will help her to avoid the Koreans in the early rounds for the individual competition. The men’s individual ranking round will begin at 9:30 am IST. The draws will be decided on the basis of performance in the ranking round.
Today’s events at Tokyo Olympics 2021
1. Archery ranking round
2. Rowing Sculls heats
3. Opening ceremony
Tokyo Olympics 2021 opening ceremony
Archers, shooters, boxers, and hockey squad among others from the Indian contingent will not be attending the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony on Friday with the exception of Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh. Around 50 people will attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics from the Indian side in view of the COVID-19 concerns in the Japanese capital. In the ceremony, India is at serial number 21 in the march past. The sequence of march past is as per the Japanese alphabet and only six officials can participate from each participating nation.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021 opening ceremony live telecast and streaming details
Doordarshan and Sony Sports Network will live telecast the opening ceremony of Olympics 2021 from 4:30 pm IST. Sony Ten 2 HD/SD will live broadcast the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony on cable network while DD Sports and DD National will live telecast the marquee events opening ceremony on Doordarshan’s D2H network. Meanwhile the live streaming of opening ceremony will be available on Sony LIV app and website.