Rio Olympics 2016: Day 6 Highlights


Day six of the Rio Olympics 2016 was another blended pack for India. The blended duplicates pair of Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna and the men's hockey group fixed the quarterfinal spots, while India showcased their talent in archery, boxing and ladies' hockey but failed to get into the finals.


Indian shuttlers had a blended day in office as singles players Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanthmade a reverberating begin to their battle, however the ladies' duplicates team of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and the men's copies pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost their opening matches. 

Indian shuttler Kidambri Srikanth wins first group match in Rio Olympics

Prior in the day, London Games bronze victor Saina fought off a vivacious test from World no 73, Brazilian Vicente Lohaynny, 21-17 21-17 in a match that endured 39 minutes; while two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu, outflanked World no 64 Laura Sarosi of Hungary 21-8 21-9 in only 27 minutes. 

Saina will confront World no 61 Maria Ulitina of Ukraine in a Group G match and ninth seed Sindhu will conflict with Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion Li Michelle of Canada in Group M to finish the preparatory gathering engagements. 

Srikanth began his Olympic battle in wonderful design also, breezing past Lino Muzon of Mexico in straight diversions in the opening match. The main Indian to qualify in the men's singles occasion, Srikanth won 21-11, 21-17 in 41 minutes. He will play his next match against Henri Hurskainen of Sweden on Sunday. 

Jwala and Ashwini, nonetheless, lost their ladies' duplicates alliance opener subsequent to going down 15-21 10-21 to the World nobody Japanese pair of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto. The men's copies twosome of Manu and Sumeeth lost 18-21 13-21 to World no two Indonesian pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. 


India's blended duplicates pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna began their crusade on a positive note, crushing Sam Stosur and Jonathan Peers of Australia in straight sets. 

The Indian pair conquered a solid test from their Australian rivals in the primary set to cut out a 7-5,6-4 triumph in one hour and 13 minutes, to book their places in the quarter-finals. 

They will now go up against the British blend of Andy Murray and Heather Watson for a spot in the semi-finals, conveying them nearer to award dispute. 


The Indian men's hockey group neglected to change over upwards of five punishment corners seconds from the last hooter to go down 1-2 against Netherlands, yet at the same time figured out how to book a quarterfinal billet. 

India made it to the quarterfinals, attributable to the ruling Olympic champions Germany playing out a 4-4 attract with Argentina another Pool B match. India are currently on third spot in Pool B standings, with six focuses from four matches. Regardless of the possibility that they lose against Canada in their keep going gathering match on Friday, India are sure to make it to the last eight phase. 

This was India's second thrashing in Pool B. Netherlands scored both their objectives from punishment corners through Rogier Hoffman in the 32nd moment and Mink van der Weerden in the 54th, while India's solitary objective originated from VR Raghunath in the 38th. In any case, the match saw serious show in the last seconds as India did not bow out without a battle against the world number two side. 

In ladies' hockey, India's poor run proceeded as they parts 0-3 to US in a Pool B experience. Kathleen Bam struck twice for the Americans in the fourteenth and 42nd moment, while Melissa Gonzalez scored the third objective in the 52nd to hand the Indians their third continuous thrashing. 

Indian ladies' group are yet to win an amusement in Rio. They began their battle with a 2-2 draw against Japan, and afterward lost to Britain and Australia. 


India's golfers Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia scored three-more than 74 and 71 separately in the opening round. 

World No 69 Lahiri got off to a poor begin as he came up short the primary gap. He kept on battling by making intruder on the 6th, eighth, eleventh and twelfth openings. He by one means or another recouped to make two birdies on the fifteenth and eighteenth gap to pack a 74. 

His colleague, Chawrasia, however got off to a solid begin, making birdies on the second and fifth. Nonetheless, two intruder on the seventh and tenth took after, upsetting the great work done in the first place. He battled back to pack a birdie the eleventh gap however he missed the twelfth and the thirteenth opening to be one-over. He made a birdie on the eighteenth gap to get a standard 71. 

While Chawrasia was at the tied the 27th spot toward the end of the opening round, Lahiri was left mulling at the joint 50th position, with six different golfers. 


India's battle in ladies' bows and arrows reached a sudden end with the end of both Deepika Kumari andBombayla Devi at the pre-quarterfinal stage. Both Deepika and Bombayla slammed out in the wake of being discovered needing in a weight cooker climate. 

Deepika was up against World no two, Tan Ya-Ting, of Chinese Taipei, and was blanked 0-6 (27-28, 26-29, 27-30) – losing in straight sets, while Bombayla lost 2-6 to World no 18 Alejandra Valencia of Mexico (26-28, 26-23, 27-28, 23-25), in the wake of winning the second set. Both the toxophilite were blameworthy of giving their nerves a chance to improve of them. 

The thin trusts in bows and arrows now lays on the less fancied Atanu Das, who is in the pre-quarters of the men's occasion, and will be in real life on Friday. 


Youthful boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) bowed out of the Olympic Games in the wake of being out-punched by fourth-seeded Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the opening round. The 22-year-old, contending in his second Olympics, lost 0-3 in an uneven challenge, in which he likewise wound up maintaining notably better than his left eye. 

Shiva was on the backfoot from the earliest starting point of the challenge in Pavilion 6 at the Riocentro and was well beaten on focuses, losing each of the three rounds. The first round was won by the Cuban boxer 10-9, after some overwhelming hitting, in a consistent choice by all the three judges. 

Robeisy, the gold award victor at the 2012 London Olympics in the flyweight class, proceeded with his solid show to win the second round also, getting 10 from all the three judges while Shiva got 8,9 and 9. Rout in the initial two adjusts adequately finished Shiva's odds and Robeisy finished the defeat, effectively winning the third round as well, with a 30-26 edge. 

The Indian boxing test is presently constrained to Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg), both of whom have progressed to the pre-quarterfinals.

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