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

India won two medals at Rio Olympics and missed out on a few by inches, here are the most memorable moments for the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics.

FP Sports August 22, 2016 16:22:20 IST
Rio 2016: From PV Sindhu's silver to Sakshi Malik's comeback, India's most memorable moments at Olympics
Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

Rio 2016 From PV Sindhus silver to Sakshi Maliks comeback Indias most memorable moments at Olympics

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

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