Rio 2016: From PV Sindhu's silver to Sakshi Malik's comeback, India's most memorable moments at Olympics

India's V. Sindhu Pusarla wears her silver medal during the medal ceremony for women's badminton singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. AP Photo

PV Sindhu at 21 became the youngest to win an Olympic medal, a silver which was never achieved in badminton for India. AP

India's Sakshi Malik reacts after winning bronze against in the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. AP Photo

Sakshi Malik ended India's long medal wait at Rio Olympics after she defeated Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in the bronze medal match. AP

2016 Rio Olympics - Badminton - Men's Singles - Quarterfinals - Riocentro - Pavilion 4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Lin Dan (CHN) of China talks with Srikanth Kidambi (IND) of India over the net after winning their match. REUTERS

India's Kidambi Srikanth put up a good show in men's singles badminton and reached quarterfinals. But he went down fighting against London gold-medallist Lin Dan of China in the quarters and bowed out of Olympics. Reuters

2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Vault Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes. REUTERS

India's first female gymnast Dipa Karmakar missed out on a bronze medal by 0.15 points but her clean finish in the high-risk Produnova vault won the hearts of a nation. Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza of India in action during the mixed doubles bronze medal match against Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lifted India's medal hopes before losing to the Czech duo of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka in the bronze play-off. Getty Images

Abhinav Bindra of India competes during men's 10 meter air rifle qualification at Olympic Shooting Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. AP Photo

Abhinav Bindra in his fifth and final Olympics came close to a medal but finished fourth after being edged out by 0.5 points in the shoot-off against eventual silver-medallist Serhiy Kulish of Ukraine. AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Dattu Baban Bhokanal of India reacts in the Single Sculls Final C at Lagoa Stadium August 13, 2016 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jeremy Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Already out of medal contention, Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished 1st in the Final C of men's single sculls to finish 13th overall at the Rio Olympics. Getty Images

2016 Rio Olympics - Archery - Preliminary - Men's Individual 1/8 Eliminations - Sambodromo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/08/2016. Atanu Das (IND) of India competes. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTSMX6D

Archer Atanu Das fought valiantly but ultimately went down 4-6 against South Korea's Seungyun Lee in men's Individual 1/8 Eliminations. Reuters

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

In boxing, Vikas Krishan provided a ray of hope before being outclassed in a tough quarter-final match-up against Bektemir Melikuziev. AP

FILE-In this Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, players from India stay in the pitch a little longer after they lost to Belgium during a men's field hockey quarter final match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although months ahead of the Rio Games, Indian sports officials vowed that this massive nation, long known for its dismal Olympic results, would be proud of its athletes this year, with just a few days left, India has yet to win even one medal. AP Photo

Indian men's hockey drew Belgium as their opponents in the quarterfinals and lost comprehensively to make early exit. AP

Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech, right, and India's Lalita Babar, center, competes in a women's 3000-meter steeplechase heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. AP Photo

Lalita Babar became the second Indian woman to qualify for the final of a track event at the Olympics in 32 years (PT Usha being the previous one in Los Angeles 1984) and finished 10th in the 3000m steeplechase. AP


Updated Date: Aug 22, 2016 18:06 PM

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