Roundup of Rio Olympics 2016: Indian events on 09th August 2016

Sivaramakrishnan S

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 09th August 2016

Shooting Men’s 10m air rifle Qualification:

Result: Abhinav Bindra ended up at 4th place while Gagan Narang didn’t get qualified for the finals.

Brief Report: Abhinav Bindra fought brilliantly in the Bronze medal game, but ended up losing by a whisker in the tense shoot-off. This is the closest India has ever got to a Rio Olympics medal until now. This is the only event Bindra is competing in the ongoing Olympics and this is his last Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Roundup of Events
Abhinav Bindra missed Bronze medal by a whisker
Archery (Women) Individual Eliminations:

Result: Laxmirani Majhi got eliminated in the first round

Brief Report: Laxmirani Majhi played against the talented Slovakia’s Alexandra Longova. It was clear from the beginning that the Indian was no match for her and didn’t even win one set of the contested four.

Shooting Men’s Trap Qualification:

Result: Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai couldn’t qualify for the finals.

Brief Report: Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai continued their horrific display on Day 1 to finish at 16th and 19th positions respectively.

Men’s Hockey:

Result: Lost 1-2 against Germany

Brief Report: India and Germany were par at 1-1 with four seconds for the final whistle. That’s when the Indian hearts were broken with Germany scoring an unlikely goal and taking all points from the game.


Result:  Both Sajan Prakash and Shivani Kataria got eliminated from the heats.

Brief Report: In the women’s 200m freestyle, Shivani finished 28th out of the total 29 swimmers. Sajan finished 41st amongst the 43 swimmers

Women’s Hockey:

Result: Lost 0-3 against Great Britain

Brief Report: India got two penalty corners, but failed to convert both of them. This was in fact, clearly covered in our preview as the drawback of Indian women’s team and this has haunted them in the tournament. The British were clinical and deserved to win the game.

Once again, it was a disappointing day for Indians.

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Sivaramakrishnan S

Sivaramakrishnan S

I love sports. I’m currently pursuing MBA and despite the rat race that’s going on around me, I still like watching test matches. I'm passionate about Chelsea and CSK.

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