Shuttler Sindhu stuns! Storms into the final
India is assured of another Olympic medal as badminton player PV Sindhu beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the women's badminton singles semi-finals. She beat World's No.6 Okuhara in straight sets 21-19, 21-10 and became the first Indian ever to reach an Olympic badminton final. She will face Spain's Carolina Marin - ranked World's No.1 - for the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
India's women's freestyle wrestling dreams ended after Babita Kumari couldn't manage to advance in the 53kg category. Babita Kumari managed to score a single point against Greek wrestler Maria Prevolaraki in the opening round and later found it tough to score. Had Prevolaraki advanced to the final, Babita would have got a shot at medal; but the Greek wrestler couldn't advance beyond the quarters.
Amidst the highs of PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, India's 18-year-old golfer Aditi Ashok quietly made waves in women's golf at the Olympics. Aditi impressed as she recorded a second straight three-under 68 that brought her total to six-under 136. The Bengaluru-based golfer tied for the eighth place with four other women golfers after the completion of the second round of women's golf event.
Argentina beat Belgium 4-2 in the Olympic men's field hockey final. Argentina took the gold for the first time in Olympics, while Belgium settled for silver. Germany beat Netherlands for bronze. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Argentina lost only at the hands of India.
The world's fastest man - Usain Bolt took only 19.78 seconds to defend his 200m title in the men's Olympic event. It was his eighth Olympic gold and sixth individual; Andre De Grasse got the silver and Christophe Lemaitre settled for bronze. US' Ryan Crouser won the men's shot put final as he threw 22.52m braking Ulf Timmermann's 28-year-old Olympic record of 22.47m.
Americans Kerron Clement and Dalilah Muhammad won the gold in the men's and women's 400m hurdles finals respectively. Algeria's Larbi Bourrada too got the gold medal in 1500m men's decathlon final event.
Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav will not be able to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 74kg category as he has been slapped a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). The CAS, which earlier hinted at accepting India's National Anti-Doping Agency's decision to clear Yadav of doping charges, reversed its decision following World Anti-Doping Agency's appeal.