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Sports Corner: Indians at the Rio Olympics - 2016

asked Aug 17, 2016 in Articles by longhands1 (84,390 points)
edited Mar 25, 2017 by longhands1

Indians at the Rio Olympics - 2016

Shuttler PV Sindhu keeps India's Medal Hopes Alive

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna started their campaign on a positive note, defeating Australia's Sam Stosur and Jonathan Peers in straight sets in the mixed doubles tennis event. Indian pair overcame a strong challenge from their opponents in the first set to carve out a 7-5,6-4 victory and book their places in the quarter-final.

India women's badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnapa lost their opening Group A match against Japan's Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo in straight games 15-21, 10-21.

India's men's hockey team was beaten by the Netherlands 1-2 for its second loss in Group B. India has another group match to go in their Group stage matches. Men in blue will play Canada in their final pool game where even a draw will be enough to take them to the quarter-finals. Despite the loss, India remains in the third spot with six points, while the Dutch side moved to the top spot with 10 points.

India conceded their first goal in the 54th minute when Dutchmen Mink van der Weerden was able to score on a rebound attempt after India gifted a penalty corner to the Dutch side.

Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu started her Group M campaign thrashing Laura Sarosi 21-8, 21-9 in straight games of women's singles badminton at the Rio Olympics. Sindhu took just 27 minutes to beat the Hungarian.

Indian archer Deepika Kumari bowed out of the Rio Olympics, going down to Taipei's Ting Tan Ya in the round of 16 in the Women's Individual category. Deepika lost 27-28, 26-29, 27-30 at the Sambodromo arena.

Bombalya Devi bowed out of the Rio Olympics after going down to Alejandra Valencia of Mexico 102-104 in the pre-quarters of women's individual category. Indian archer lost to the Mexican 26-28, 23-26, 27-28, 23-25, ending India's campaign in women's archery at the 31st Rio Olympics has come to an end.

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa ends his Rio Olympics campaign after he was beaten by Robeisy Ramirez 0-3 in his men's Bantam weight (56kg) category. Shiva was on the backfoot from the very beginning and was well beaten on points, losing all the three rounds.

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history as she became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing 8th in the qualifying round.

The Tripura-girl, who is the country's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.

commented Aug 17, 2016 by kapilh (1,205 points)
Indian  has to generate more number of sports person , and support gymnast like Dipa Karmakar

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