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Rio Olympics 2016 highlights Day 11: PV Sindhu beats Wang Yihan to enter semis

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Rio Olympics 2016 highlights Day 11: PV Sindhu beats Wang Yihan to enter semis
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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu will take on winner of Nozomi Okuhara/Akane Yamaguchi in Semis on 18th. 

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    Badminton Updates: BreakingPV SINDHU INTO THE SEMIS! She beats world No.2 Wang Yihan 22-20, 21-19.

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    Badminton Updates: Match point for SIndhu now. 20-19.

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    Badminton Updates: Brilliant return of serve from Sindhu. It's 19-19 now. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu trails now. 18-19. 

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    Badminton Updates: Yihan fighting it out in the middle. She trails by 1 point now. 17-18. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu now just 3 points away from a semis berth. She leads 18-13.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu leads 12-10 in the 2nd game.

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    Badminton Updates: Brilliant smash from Sindhu. At the break in the 2nd game - Sindhu leads 11-8.

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    Badminton Updates: Good mix of aggression and defense from PV Sindhu. Pretty good on the drop shots. He leads 9-5.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu has taken a 8-3 lead now.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu  has taken a 5-3 lead in the 2nd game.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu takes the 1st game 22-20. The crowd lets out huge roar. What a game!

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu takes the lead - 21-20. Another game point now. 

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    Badminton Updates: Wang Yihan makes it 20-20. PV Sindhu squanders 2 game points. 

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    Badminton Updates: Wang Yihan pulls one back. Sindhu still has one game point. Longest rally of the match. 

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    Badminton Updates: Game point for PV Sindhu now. 20-18. 

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    Badminton updates: PV Sindhu leads 19-18 in the 1st game. Yihan has lost both the challenges in the game. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu into the lead now. 18-17. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu makes it 17-17. Excellent smash.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu trails 15-17 now. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu is into the lead for the first time in this opening game. 15-14. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu is back level - 13-13. 

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu now playing some wonderful badminton. Trails by just one point now. 11-12. 

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    Badminton Updates: At the break - Sindhu trails 8-11 against Wang Yihan in the 1st game.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu trails 6-8 in the first game.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu hits back to make it 5-5. Good mix of aggression and defense from her.

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    Badminton Updates: Wang Yihan has started off well and taken a 3-0 lead against PV Sindhu in 1st game.

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu in the house!

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    Badminton Updates: PV Sindhu remains the sole Indian woman still participating, and will take on China's Wang Yihan in the quarter-final. Two-time World Championship bronze-medalist Sindhu will face a steep task against Yihan, who won silver at the 2012 London Games after defeating Saina Nehwal in the semi-finals.

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    Badminton Update: PV Sindhu will be in quarter-final action at 3:25 AM IST. Stick around for all the Live Updates of the match

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    Men's 200m Update! Usain Bolt wins the Heat with a canter yet again. The Jamaican clocked 20.29 seconds

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    Men's 200m Update! Usain Bolt will be in action in Men's 200m Heat shortly. Stay tuned for further updates

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    Badminton Update! PV Sindhu will be in quarter-final action at 3:25 AM IST. Stick around for all the Live Updates of the match

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    BREAKING! WADA have appealed NADA's clean chit to Narsingh Yadav, putting his participation in Rio Olympics in doubt. There will be a hearing in Rio and the verdict is expected to come few hours before Narsingh's match is scheduled

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    Men's Greco-Roman Update! Hardeep Singh loses his first bout 2-1 to Turkish wrestler Cenk Idlem at the Round of 16 stage

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    Men's Greco-Roman Update! Hardeep scores his first point and it's 2-1 right now in the game

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    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling Update! The Turkish wrestler Cenk Ildem takes 2-0 lead in the contest 

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    It Starts!

Rio de Janeiro: Woman shuttler P V Sindhu carries India's medal hope on day 11 of the Rio Olympics when she faces a daunting task against China's Wang Yihan, silver-medallist four years ago in London, in the quarterfinals.

The lanky player from Hyderabad and Kidambi Srikanth, who made it to the men's singles quarters, are the only two medal contenders left in the competition after the shock elimination of last Games bronze medallist and former world no. 1 Saina Nehwal two days ago.

 Rio Olympics 2016 highlights Day 11: PV Sindhu beats Wang Yihan to enter semis

India's PV Sindhu reacts triumphantly after winning a point against Tai Tzu Ying. AP

Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist Sindhu advanced to the last eight of women's singles by notching up a dominating 21-13 21-15 win in 40 minutes over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying on Monday onwhich should serve as a good morale boost against the formidable Yihan.

The 21-year-old from Hyderabad outclassed eighth seed Tai 21-13 21-15 in a 40-minute pre-quarterfinals clash Rio de Janeiro

Srikanth also showed his class when he upset higher ranked Danish rival Jan Jorgensen to become the second man from India to enter the last eight in badminton after Parupalli Kashyap in the 2012 London Games.

He too faces an arduous task in the quarters on Wednesday against two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, who is defending the title which he won in London.

Greco-Roman wrestler Hardeep Singh is the other Indian in action on Tuesday in the 98kg section.

Barring the encouraging display of Sindhu and Srikanth it was yet another extremely disappointing day for India Rio de Janeiro on day 10 on Monday.

There was disappointment in the boxing arena as well with former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas (75kg) taking a pounding from second seed Bektemir Melikuziev in the quarterfinals to bow out of the Games, ending India's boxing challenge without a medal for the first time in eight years.

With Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) already out of contention, Vikas' loss on Tuesday drew the curtains on the Indian boxing challenge in the Games.

It is the second successive time that the male boxers failed to secure a medal given that the 2012 bronze had come through M C Mary Kom (51kg).

Vijender Singh (75kg) thus remains the first and only Indian male boxer to have secured an Olympic medal, bronze in the 2008 Beijing Games.

In the quarterfinal contest last night, seventh-seeded Vikas was simply no match for the world No.3, a World Championships silver-medallist and the reigning Asian champion, a title he won after beating Vikas in the final last year.

Adding to the overall gloom in the Indian camp, discus thrower Seema Antil finished ninth in Group B qualifying round, and 20th overall, to crash out to cap another poor day for the country.

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games gold medallist, with a personal best of 62.62 metres, was not in her elements and her best throw came in the first attempt, a 57.58m attempt, following a delayed start because of a heavy downpour.

Seema committed a foul in her next attempt before finishing with a 56.78m throw in the third and final attempt to conclude her campaign and cap another disastrous day for the athletics.

Yaime Perez of Cuba topped the group with a throw of 65.38m.

Two other Indian athletes -- Srabani Nanda, in women's 200m, and triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary -- had also made tame exits in the first round earlier in the day while woman steeplechaser Lalita Babar could finish only 10th in the final of the gruelling 3000m event.

Lalita, the first track athlete to qualify for an Olympic final in 32 years, clocked 9 minutes, 22.74 seconds in the final after having set a new national mark of 9:19.76 when she qualified for the medal race two days ago.

The gold was won with a searing run by Bahrain's diminutive Kenya-born Asian Games champion Ruth Jebet in 8:59.75.

Despite her 10th place finish, Babar's effort was still the best performance by an Indian in a track event after PT Usha's fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

The 27-year-old from the drought-prone Satara district in Maharashtra had become the second Indian woman after Usha to qualify for a final of a track event at quadrennial extravaganza.

2015 World Championships gold winner Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkomoi of Kenya took the silver in 9:07.12s while American Emma Coburn won the bronze in 9:07.63s.

Srabani, in women's 200m, and triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary, however, made tame exits in the first round while wrestler Ravinder Khatri lost his opening round fight against Hungary's Viktor Lorincz 0-9 in the Greco-Roman 85kg class.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Aug 17, 2016 05:19:15 IST