Rio Olympics 2016: Day 11 highlights of India


In Day 11 of the Rio Olympics 2016, Shuttler PV Sindhu reached to the women’s singles semifinal by beating London silver medallist Wang Yihan from China.

After the long controversy by WADA, Wrestler Narsingh Yadav decided to appeal against the clean chit given to him by NADA in a dope scandal.

Here’s a the highlights of Day 11:

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu focuses on semis, not on medal


Indian’s PV Sindhu brought on an immense agitated, staggering World No two Wang Yihan of China in straight amusements in the ladies’ singles quarterfinals.

Confronted with a much higher appraised adversary, the 21-year-old scripted a 22-20, 21-19 triumph in 54 minutes over the previous World No one, who had beaten bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal at London, on Tuesday.

The match saw a considerable measure of long energizes with both players showing a lot of abilities, fantastic court scope and a radiant feeling of situation. Wang, a previous World and Asian champion, had the more grounded begin, outfoxing Sindhu consistently with her cunning arrangements which regularly constrained the Indian to commit errors.

The nearby scoreline of 2-20, 21-19 indicates exactly how tight the opposition was, with Sindhu keeping her nerve and Yihan conferring a few mistakes. The two players kept on battling it out without holding back, with each point being all around challenged. At last, an unforced blunder by Wang then gave Sindhu a very much earned triumph.

After the match, Sindhu declared that she is resolved to deliver a comparative exertion in the semi-finals and make history by turning into the principal Indian shuttler — male or female — to enter the Olympic last. “Yes, this is a standout amongst the most fulfilling wins that I have played. I have played Wang Yihan a few times and at times she plays an alternate amusement. This one was one of the best, and I trust it will happen in the following diversion,” she said.

“In the primary diversion, she shot exceptionally well. My win was not by any stretch of the imagination luckiness, since she played splendidly. I was down in that diversion, however then I returned. Despite the fact that she was driving, I knew the amusement could change any minute. After that the score was going equivalent and it was difficult to get a point for both of us. I think we both played truly hard,” she included.

Sindhu’s mentor and adolescence icon Pullela Gopichand stored acclaim on her.”I think Sindhu played truly well and it was an extremely vivacious execution. From the earliest starting point both the players truly battled like hellfire. Sindhu had a decent lead in the second amusement yet Wang Yihan recouped exceptionally well. However Sindhu kept quiet and got to be forceful in the last few focuses to complete it off,” Gopichand said.

Sindhu will confront World no six Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the last-four phase. Okuhara crushed comrade Akane Yamaguchi 11-21, 21-17, 21-10 in a hard-battled all-Japan quarter-last conflict which delayed for one hour and eight minutes.


In the mean time, wrestler Hardeep Singh was out of the men’s Greco-Roman 98 kg in the wake of losing to Turkey’s Cenk Ildem 1-2 on focuses.

The main time frame started with both the wrestlers neglecting to increase any favorable position before the 30-year-old Turk was punished. In any case, Hardeep did not take the favorable position leaving both scoreless. Two minutes into the main time frame, Hardeep was punished for a foul and Ildem benefited as much as possible from it to lead 2-0.

The second time frame began with a notice to Ildem, which gave the 25-year-old Indian a point. In the most recent 30 seconds, both wrestlers hoped to conquer each other futile, wrapping everything up for the Turkish grappler.

Hardeep’s disposal has cut down the blinds on India’s crusade in the Greco-Roman class after Ravinder Khatri lost to Hungary’s Viktor Lorincz by specialized prevalence in 85kg on Monday.

Elsewhere in the world, Narsingh Yadav’s interest in the Rio Olympics was in risk on Tuesday with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) engaging in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the perfect chit given to him.

“Yes, WADA has claimed the decision on Narsingh to CAS, which will hear both sides on Thursday August 18,” Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Indian wrestling’s administering body president, told IANS on Tuesday.

Narsingh, who stowed the quantity with a bronze award complete in a year ago’s World Championships, initially returned positive for a banned steroid taking after a numbskull test on 25 June by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

Be that as it may, NADA excused him of all the doping charges on 1 August, subsequent to delaying the decision twice in July, saying he “was a casualty of treachery done by a contender”.

Narsingh is booked to open his Rio battle in the 74 kilogram free-form classification on Friday, 19 August, a day after the hearing is planned to occur.

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