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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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