Archers shoot their way into pre-quarterfinals

11 Aug 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Olympics Day 5: Boxing, archery revive India's hopes

Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari cruised to the pre-quarterfinal round in the womens' individual archery event.

Bombayla beat Taipei's Lin Shih-Chia in the 1/16 round while Deepika, who was out in the first round during the 2012 Olympics beat Italy's Sartori Guendalina.

Earlier, India's Laxmi Rani Majhi crashed out in the first round of the women's individual archery event.

In context: Olympics Day 5: Boxing, archery revive India's hopes

HockeyAustralia trash India 6-1

After a 3-0 loss against Great Britain, India suffered another loss from the hands of Australia at the Olympics.

Australia beat India 6-1, where the only goal India could score was in the last few seconds of the match.

Indian team will now face United States in their next pool match.

India's hockey performance has cast doubts on their prospects for success.

11 Aug 2016Archers shoot their way into pre-quarterfinals

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Manoj won 2-1 to advance to the next round. He will face Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov.

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