Rio Olympics 2016: Day 7 India highlights


Day six of the Rio Olympics 2016 was to a great extent positive for India. The pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna traveled into the tennis blended duplicates semi-finals, beating Andy Murray and Heather Watson, while pugilist Vikas Krishnan progressed to the quarters, both one round far from a guaranteed award. Be that as it may, India's shooters, toxophilite, shuttlers and olympic style events competitors had a frustrating trip. Here's the manner by which India fared on day six of the Rio Olympics 2016:


Indian team of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the semi-finals of the blended duplicates, crushing Andy Murray and Heather Watson in straight sets. The fourth seeded Indian twosome won their quarter-last match 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and seven minutes, overwhelming their British rivals, with both Sania and Rohan demonstrating some fine work at the net and phenomenal returns of serve.

One more triumph will guarantee India a silver award and a thrashing in the elimination rounds would allow Sania and Rohan to battle for the bronze.

All through the match on Friday, the Britons never represented a danger to the Indians. Rohan was strong with his blasting serve while Sania played wonderfully from the back of the court.

Murray was obviously battling with his wellness in the wake of having played a tiring men's singles coordinate prior in the day, and both players conceded that containing him was the way to winning the match.

"We saw Andy's match the previous evening and our approach was to attempt and remove him from the amusement however much as could reasonably be expected and play to his shortcoming, on the off chance that he has a shortcoming. It was likewise to take the ball however much as could reasonably be expected to Heather. Andy was serving and volleying and for me that is a decent target," Sania said after the match.

"The conditions were additionally ideal. It was not all that breezy despite the fact that Andy Murray was playing astonishing tennis.. The best way to win was to keep Andy far from the ball. Furthermore, Sania hit the ball extremely well and helped me move well as well. I likewise served extremely well today. Fortunately we got a spotless match in straight sets," Rohan said.

Sania and Rohan are relied upon to confront an intense test in their next match, as they will go up against the US group of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram for a spot in the last.


Vikas Krishan stands one win far from a tricky Olympic award in the wake of outflanking Turkey's Sipal Onder 3-0 to make the quarterfinals of men's 75kg middleweight boxing.

The Haryana boxer overwhelmed each of the three rounds of the round-of-16 conflict to secure a consistent choice, with the judges scoring 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 to support him. The 24-year-old Indian began off with some counter punches in a quick paced round amusement in Pavilion 6 at Riocentro, and carried on the force all through to develop triumphant.

Sipal appeared to be somewhat out of his profundity and copped a ton from discipline from the Indian as the judges honored the first cycle 10-9, 10-9, 9-10 to Vikas. The 2011 World Championships medallist commanded the second round too with the judges administering 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 to support him. An edgy Sipal attempted to adjust a more forceful methodology in the third and last round, however Vikas still figured out how to get a 10-9, 9-10, 10-10 choice from the judges and wrap up the issue.

Vikas, who is only one win far from a decoration, will now confront Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan for a billet in the last four phase.


The men's hockey group, effectively guaranteed of a billet in the quarter-finals, twice led the pack against a lower-positioned Canada before permitting their adversaries to skip back and gain a 2-2 attract their finishing up pool amusement.

World No 5 India played an assaulting amusement, however needed to sit tight for 33 minutes to break the stop. Akashdeep Singh made it 1-0 for India in the wake of scoring on a punishment corner bounce back. In any case, Canada, positioned world No 15, took few moments to make it 1-1 with an effective punishment corner change from skipper Scott Tupper. Ramandeep Singh avoided a ball in close to the right post from a long slap from VR Raghunath to make it 2-1 for India in the 41st moment. However, Tupper carried Canada level with a fruitful punishment corner change in the 52nd moment.

Later, India got a lot of chances yet neglected to scored the champ.

With the draw, India dropped to fourth spot with seven focuses, while Canada finished their crusade with simply the lone call attention to are presently out of the Games. Netherlands and two-time protecting champions Germany involve the initial two positions with 10 focuses each, yet the last is ahead on objective contrast.

India will now confront an extreme test against a solid Belgium side in the quarter-last on Sunday.


Indian competitors had a disappointing day generally speaking, on the principal day of olympic style sports occasions.

Manpreet Kaur neglected to move beyond the ladies' shot put qualifying round. Manpreet scored 16.68 meters in her first endeavor and enhanced to 17.06 meters in her second. She secured just 16.76m in her third endeavor to complete 23rd. The qualifying mark for the 18 shot putters in Group B was 18.40 meters, or the 12 best entertainers will progress to the last round.

Jinson Johnson's crusade at the Rio Olympics finished after he completed fifth in the capability round of the men's 800 meters Heat 3. The Kerala competitor timed 1:47.27 minutes.

Plate hurler Vikas Gowda neglected to qualify in the qualifying round, securing 28th position among 35 competitors. The qualifying mark for the 18 shot-putters in Group B was to accomplish a toss of 65.50 meters, or the 12 best entertainers would progress to the last round. Gowda tossed 57.59 meters and 58.99m in his initial two endeavors, and an insignificant 58.70m toss in his third endeavor, path underneath the craved imprint.

In the men's 20km race walk occasion, Manish Singh completed thirteenth with a period of 1:21:21, while his two countrymen, Gurmeet Singh and Krishnan Ganapathi, were excluded early.

Later in the day, Muhammed Anas and Ankit Sharma additionally slammed out of their individual occasions. Anas completed 6th in his warmth and 31st in general in the men's 400m occasion with a planning of 45.95 seconds and couldn't fit the bill for the semi-finals while Ankit completed twelfth in Group B with a separation of 7.67 meter of the men's long bounce qualifying round.

In the 100m sprint, India's Dutee Chand completed seventh in her warms with a planning of 11.69 seconds to bow out of the Olympics too.


In badminton, the accomplished team of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was wiped out from ladies' duplicates occasion in the wake of losing a second progressive gathering A conflict, while Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy collided with their second annihilation in the gathering and were thumped out of decoration retribution.

In a rollercoaster diversion against the Dutch group of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek, Jwala and Ashwini went down 16-21, 21-16, 17-21 in a 48-minute conflict. Lying second from base in the gathering standings, Jwala and Ashwini will have quite recently pride to play for when they go up against Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Indonesia in their last gathering conflict.

Manu and Sumeeth lost to the Chinese pair of Biao Chai and Wei Hong 13-21 15-21. They lost 18-21 13-21 to World No 2 Indonesian twosome of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan on Thursday. They will complete their Olympics by going up against the Japanese team of Endo Hiroyuki and Hayakawa Kenichi on Saturday.


Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan stayed in the chase for an award after he delivered a noteworthy execution to complete tenth in the capability round of the men's skeet occasion. Be that as it may, Gagan Narang, Gurpreet Singh and Chain Singh did not fit the bill for their particular finals.

Khan had scores of 24, 25 and 23 in the three rounds to gather an aggregate of 72 focuses at the Shotgun Range of the Olympic Shooting Center.

Gagan Narang, alongside Chain Singh neglected to achieve the finals of the men's 50 meters rifle inclined rivalry. Narang, a bronze medallist at the 2012 Games in the 10 meters air rifle occasion, completed thirteenth in the capability round with a sum of 623.1 focuses. The 33-year-old scored 104.7, 104.4, 104.6, 103.0, 104.0 and 102.4 in the six arrangement. Chain completed 36th with an aggregate of 619.6 focuses. Chain posted scores of 104.1, 101.0, 104.4, 102.4, 103.9, 103.8 more than six arrangement. Gurpreet likewise set up a disillusioning execution as he completed tenth in the men's 25 meter fast discharge gun capability occasion. Gurpreet scored 289 focuses in the capability round.

Bows and arrows:

Atanu Das, India's sole toxophilite still in dispute, went down battling in the men's individual quarterfinals to end the nation's crusade in the bows and arrows occasions.

The 24-year-old from Bengal battled valiantly, in any case went down 4-6 (28-30, 30-28, 27-27, 27-28, 28-28) to South Korea's Seungyun Lee. It was a neck-and-neck challenge at the Sambodromo, and it started brilliantly for Atanu, who scored a flawless 10 in the primary set, before being overwhelmed by Lee who hit three back to back immaculate 10s to take a two-point lead. Atanu reacted unequivocally with three straight 10s of his own to take the second set 30-28 and square the challenge at 2-2 preceding squaring off the third set.

Atanu recoiled only once, in the fourth set, to go down 27-28. That solitary point ended up being lethal as both toxophilite hit one 10-pointer in the fifth and last set to square it at 28-28, permitting Lee to guarantee the match by the tightest of edges.


In golf, SSP Chawrasia brought home a second progressive even-standard 71 to lie tied at 30th spot while Anirban Lahiri checked a baffling two-more than 73 to be put tied at 51st spot after the second round.


In the interim, rower Dattu Bhokanal gave an energetic execution and fit the bill for Final C in the wake of completing second in men's singles sculls semi-last C/D 2.

The 25-year-old from the Indian Army, who had taken up the game only four years back, invest an energy of 7:19.02 minutes — a long way from his best — yet lead the race all through just to miss out in the exceptionally last second.

Bhokanal, who is contending in his lady Olympics, will now battle for a world positioning somewhere around 13 and 18. Bhokanal

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