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Rio 2016: Saina Nehwal's ouster, Mirza-Bopanna bronze play-off loss sums up sorrowful day for India

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One of India's biggest medal hopes Saina Nehwal suffered a shock defeat and bowed out of Rio Olympics. After the match, Saina revealed that she played with pain in her knee. AP

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India's strongest chance of a podium finish were dashed when Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna lost in straight sets to Lucie Hradecka-Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in the play-off for the mixed doubles bronze medal. PTI

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India squandered a one goal advantage to go down 1-3 to Belgium in the quarterfinals and crashed out of the men's hockey competition of the Rio Olympics. PTI

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India's Manoj Kumar crashed out with a 0-3 loss to Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan in the men's light welterweight (64kg) category. AP

India's Dipa Karmakar competes in the men's floor event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Thomas COEX / AFP

Dipa Karmakar missed out on a historic medal in the women's vault by a whisker, but she created history for India with a creditable fourth place finish in the final. AFP

2016 Rio Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles Group Play - Riocentro - Pavilion 4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. P.V. Sindhu (IND) of India plays against Michelle Li (CAN) of Canada. REUTERS

India's PV Sindhu defeated Canadian Michelle Li and qualified for pre-quarters. Reuters

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Kidambi Srikanth outplayed Henri Hurskainen of Sweden 21-6, 21-18 in his group H preliminaries encounter and advanced for pre-quarters. AP


Updated Date: Aug 15, 2016 12:43 PM

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