India at Rio Olympics, Day 12: Sakshi Malik wins bronze, Kidambi Srikanth bows out despite a brave fight

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Sakshi Malik ended India's long wait for a medal at Rio Olympics after she won against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in her women's freestyle 58kg bronze medal match. AP

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Valeriia Koblova of Russia, Kaori Icho of Japan, Maroua Amri of Tunisia and Sakshi Malik of India pose with their medals. Reuters

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India's Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting against two-defending champion Lin Dan of China in the quarterfinal of Men's badminton singles. AP

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Kidambi Srikanth put up a gritty performance but the the five-time world champion Dan edged World No 11 Srikanth 21-6, 11-21, 21-18. AP

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India's Vinesh Phogat was forced out of the 48kg competition due to an unfortunate knee injury suffered during her Women's Freestyle 48 kg quarterfinal bout against Chinese rival Sun Yanan. Reuters

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In athletics, Tintu Luka ran a poorly judged 800m race and exited from the fray after finishing sixth in her first round heat in 2:00.58 which gave her the overall 29th place from 65 participants. AP

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Aditi Ashok of India, hits her tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the women's golf event at Rio Olympics, AP


Updated Date: Aug 18, 2016 14:07 PM

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