*Image credit & courtesy Deccan Herald

Another performer is Sumit Nagal.  He beat Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4, in Tennis. So he became the first Indian since 1996 to win a singles match at the Olympics.

For this success, he struggled for two hours and 34 minutes to pull off the win. This event took place But the 25-years after India had got a place in the Olympics in singles. 

Incidentally, Nagal, 23, wasn’t even born in 1996 when Leander Paes went on to win bronze at the Games in Atlanta.

Now, Nagal had become only the third Indian after Zeeshan Ali (Seoul 1988) and Paes to win an Olympic singles match.

( Inputs courtesy The Indian Express) 


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