Rio Olympics 2016: India's men's hockey team advance to QF, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu claim wins

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Even though India lost their match 2-1 against Netherlands men's hockey team qualified for knock-outs for the first time since Moscow Games in 1980. Reuters

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One of India's biggest medal hopes Saina Nehwal staved off a spirited challenge from Brazilian Vicente Lohaynny 21-17 21-17 in a women's singles badminton match which lasted 39 minutes. AP

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PV Sindhu too had a good day in office as she spanked Laura Sarosi of Hungary 21-8 21-9 in a Group M women's singles badminton match that lasted for 27 minutes. PTI

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India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers. Image Courtesy: Twitter/OlympicsTennis

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India's Kidambi Srikanth began his campaign in the men's singles category with a win against Lino Munoz. AP

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Indian archer Bombayla Devi bowed out of Rio Olympics after she lost 2-6 to World No 18 Alejandra Valencia of Mexico by choking at crucial junctures. AP

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India's archer Deepika Kumari lost in her Round of 16 match 6-0 against World No 2 Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei. AP

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India's boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) bowed out of the Olympic Games after being out-punched by London Olympics flyweight gold-medallist Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the opening round. PTI

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Duo Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy began their debut campaign on a sour note after losing to Indonesia's Ahsan Mohammad and Setiawan Hendra 18-21, 13-21. AP

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Anirban Lahiri of India tees off on the sixth green during the first round of the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. AP

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Indian women’s hockey team yet again produced a lacklustre performance as it was outplayed by USA 0-3 to slump to its third successive loss in the Rio Olympics. Reuters


Updated Date: Aug 12, 2016 12:46 PM

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