In men's Hockey, India into quarterfinals at Rio Olympics, even after team India wasted as many as five penalty corners, seconds from the final hooter to go down 1-2 against Netherlands.
The Indian combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was off to a disappointing start in the women’s doubles event, losing 15-21 10-21 to the World No.1 Japanese pair of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto in a match which lasted 36 minutes in their Group A opener.
Former World No. 1 Saina staved off a spirited challenge from World No. 73 Brazilian girl Vicente Lohaynny 21-17 21-17 in a women’s singles match which lasted 39 minutes at the Riocentro.
Ninth seed Sindhu beats Laura Sarosi of Hungary in the women’s singles competition 21-8, 21-9 in a Group match that lasted for 27 minutes at Rio Olympics.
Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) bowed out of the Olympic Games after being out-punched by fourth-seeded Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the opening round at Rio Olympics.
Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of tennis competition at the Rio Olympics with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers.
First Published: Friday, Aug 12, 2016 04:32 AM