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Boxing and Tennis give India hope

13 Aug 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Little respite after big disappointment on day 7

Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna beat Andy Murray and Heather Watson of Great Britain to reach the semi-finals of mixed doubles event in tennis. The pair won 6-4 6-4 in straight sets.

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan advanced to the quarter finals of men's 75kg middle-weight boxing.

He won 3-0 against Turkish boxer Sipal Onder .

In context: Little respite after big disappointment on day 7

13 Aug 2016Atanu loses, no medal for India in archery

Indian archer Atanu Das lost to South Korea's Lee Seung-Yun in the pre-quarter finals of men's individual event.

Das had a close game with the world number 8 but went down 4-6 in the five set game.

Indian archer was at his best during the game but Lee seemed to outperform him.

India is yet to open its medal account at Rio Olympics.

BadmintonIndian badminton pairs lose; women's team crash out

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the Olympics after they lost their second successive game at Rio Olympics.

The pair lost 16-21, 21-16, 17-21 against the Dutch team.

Indian men's pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy went down to Chinese pair in straight sets 13-21 15-21.

Their loss meant end of India's badminton doubles campaign.

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Gagan Narang and Chain Singh disappoint; lose in qualification round

ShootingGagan Narang and Chain Singh disappoint; lose in qualification round

Indian shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh lost in the qualification round of men's 50m rifle event, thus crashing out.

Both did not put up a good performance. Gagan finished 13th whereas Chain finished 36th.

In men's 25m rapid fire pistol, Gurpreet Singh finished 10th and will participate in the qualification round.

Miraj Ahmed finished 10 in the skeet qualification.

Gurpreet and Mairaj to resume on Saturday

After finishing 10th in their events, Gurpreet and Mairaj will resume on Saturday to qualify for the next round. Gurpreet Singh has a good chance to qualify for the semis, given his performance earlier.

AthleticsNo Indian athlete qualifies on first day

India opened their athletics event on a disappointing note as none of the athlete qualified for the next round.

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda failed to qualify for the next round.

Manish Singh finished 13th in the 20km race, while Gurmeet Singh, Ganapathi Krishnan were disqualified.

Mohammad Anas finished sixth in the 400m heats and Dutee Chand seventh in 100m.

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HockeyIndian men to face Belgium in quarters

In their last pool, Indian men's team failed to clinch a win against Canada after the match ended 2-2.

Indian team was attacking from the first minute of the game but Canada played their best and ended the match in a draw.

The Indian team was through to quarter-finals already. They will face the mighty Belgium next.

14 Aug 2016Sania, Bopanna's only hope is Bronze now

Indian tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna failed to reach the final of Rio Olympics 2016.

The duo was defeated by USA's Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram.

The two won the first set (6-2), they lost the second (2-6) and later on the tie-breaker (10-3).

The two will now compete against Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecká and Radek Štěpánek for bronze.