Roundup of Rio Olympics 2016: Indian events on 07th August 2016

Sivaramakrishnan S
|Published August 08, 2016

In this article we summarize the performances of Indians in various events on every day basis. The following is the Roundup of Rio Olympics 2016: Indian events on 7th August


Lawn Tennis:

Doubles Women’s Results: Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare crashed out in the first round.

Brief Report: Sania and Thombare lost to China’s Shuai Peng-Shuai Zhang. It was a closely fought contest and lasted 2 hours 44 minutes. The final scoreline was  7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 7-5.

 Table Tennis:

Singles Men’s Result: Sharath Kamal Exits in First Round.

Brief Report: Kamal lost to Adrian Crisan (Romania) 1-4 (8-11, 12-14, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11). It was a battle of equals, but the Romanian obtained a well fought victory at the end.

 Women’s Hockey:

Result: Drew 2-2 against Japan

Brief Report: India went down 0-2 initially, but later fought bravely to come back 2-2 and gain a point from the game.

Weight lifting Women’s 48 Kg:

Result: Mirabhai Chanu got eliminated in both clean and jerk and snatch without completing the rounds.

Brief Report: Out of six chances — three in snatch and three in clean and jerk — Mirabai could pick the weight up just once. It was a poor show from her.

Shooting Women’s 10m air pistol qualification:

Result: Heena Sindhu got eliminated in the qualification round

Brief Report: She ended up at 15th position with a score of 48.

Shooting Men’s Trap qualification:

Result: Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai were at 17th and 19th spots at the end of first day.

Brief Report: 75 rounds have taken place on first day. There are 25 more on the second day. After its completion, the entry to the final will be confirmed if one of them/ both of them get qualified.

Gymnastics Women’s qualification:

Result: Dipa Kamarkar is waiting for her results..

Brief Report: She is currently in 7th position. Only 8 qualify. However, there are more than a couple of good gymnasts left to perform and hence it’s highly unlikely for her to qualify. Irrespective of qualification, it was a respectable performance.

 Archery Women’s team:

Result: India lost against Russia in quarter finals.

Brief Report: Indian team played well against Columbia in the qualifications round to beat them 5-3. In the quarters, they were pitted against the champions Russians. Despite starting off on a brilliant note, Indians failed to capitalize it and went on to lose 4-5.

Overall, it was a disappointing day for Indians.

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