PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to quarter-finals, Vikas Krishan's loss ends India's boxing campaign

India's Sindhu Pusarla celebrates after winning a point to Taiwan's Chou Tai Tzu-ying during a Women single match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

India's PV Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's singles, after notching up a dominating straight-game win over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying. AP

India's Srikanth Kidambi celebrates after beating Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen during a Men single match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

India's Srikanth Kidambi celebrates after beating Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen during a Men's single match at Rio Olympics. AP

India's Vikas Krishan, right, fights Uzbekistan's Bektemir Melikuziev during a men's middleweight 75-kg quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

India's boxing campaign at Rio Olympics came to an end after Vikas Krishan Yadav lost 0-3 to Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals of the men's middleweight (75-kg) category. AP

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Lalita Babar, India's first track and field athlete to qualify for an Olympic final in 32 years, finished 10th, finishing the women's 3,000metre steeplechase round in 9 minutes, 22.74 seconds. PTI

India's Renjith Maheswary makes an attempt in the men's triple jump qualification during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

India's Renjith Maheshwary failed to qualify for the final round of men's triple jump after he finished 30th in the qualification round. AP

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Preliminary - Women's 200m Round 1 - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 15/08/2016. Srabani Nanda (IND) of India reacts REUTERS

Srabani Nanda also failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's 200 meters after finishing 55th among 72 athletes in Round 1. Reuters

India's Seema Antil makes an attempt in the women's discus qualification during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

India's Seema Punia failed to advance to women's discus throw finals after finishing ninth in her qualifying round. AP

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Preliminary - Men's Greco-Roman 85 kg 1/8 Finals - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 15/08/2016. Ravinder Khatri (IND) of India and Viktor Lorincz (HUN) of Hungary compete. REUTERS

India's wrestling campaign also began on a disappointing note, as Ravinder Khatri lost to Hungary's Viktor Lorincz in men's Greco-Roman 85kg first round. Reuters


Published Date: Aug 16, 2016 11:57 am | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2016 11:57 am

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