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Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights: Tennis Mixed Doubles to Bag a Medal for India

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights: With the United States gaining maximum medals in the list, Rio Olympics has seen some world record breakers on Day 7.

Michael Phelps has shocked by settling for a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly final on Saturday. Schooling of Singapore received gold in the event this is his first one in Olympics.

Murray and Nadal both squeak into semi-finals in tennis.

Chinese women set a world record in track team Olympic track cycling women’s team sprint final clocked 31. 98 seconds.

Ku Bon-chan of South Korea won gold in men’s individual archery

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Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights


Vikas Krishna enters quarter finals and is a win away to get a medal for India. 24-year-old Indian boxer has defeated Turkey’s Sipal Onder 3-0 to advance comfortably to the next round of men’s 75KG middleweight boxing.


Tennis duo Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, won their quarters match 6-4 against Britain unseeded pair  Andy Murray and Heather Watson.

The Indian pair seemed to be dominating from the beginning. The pair will be playing in semi-finals, and a bronze medal is sure for India after all the hardships.

Indian shuttlers, singles players Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, made a winning start to their campaign with the opening matches.

After the cheers from boxing and tennis events there lays a long list to get disappointed.

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Hockey India team couldn’t turn their 2 point lead into a win. The lower ranked Canadian team held to a 2-2 draw. However in pool b matches hockey team is at 3rd place.


Olympic medalist Gagan Narang and Chain Singh couldn’t enter into qualifiers of the 50-meter Rifle event, there by exiting from the event.


Indian athletes had a very short journey with Vikas Gowda finishing at 28th place in men’s discuss throw. The same continued with Shot putter Manpreet Kaur and Jinson Johnson.


Women’s doubles team  Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Dutch pairing of Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek 16-21, 21-16, 17-21. This is a second loss to the Indian women’s doubles team. The first was against Indonesian top ranked Indonesian pairing straight sets. This ended the hope of entering quarterfinals.

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Men’s doubles pair  Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy also got defeated against number two ranked Indonesian pair Ahsan Mohammad and Setiawan Hendra (18-21, 13-21) the Indian players will be playing their next match against Japan’ K. Hayakawa and H. Endo on 14th August 2016.


The last hope in archery also got ended up with Athanu Das slipping crucial chances to reach pre-quarterfinal at Rio Olympics. After showing consistent performance in the opening rounds, he tasted defeat. Athanu lost at 4-6 to Olympic gold medallist World No.8 Lee Seung-Yun from South Korea.

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Indian sports persons at failed to win a medal in the final events at Rio Olympics which was very disappointing for the country. India is yet to open its account after completion of the third day.


High expectations on Indian shooters Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang fetched no medal to the country in 10m air rifle shooting.

London Olympics bronze-medallist Gagan Narang ended in 23rd position couldn’t make into the finals.

However, Abhinav Bindra made till final but ended with 0.1 points miss at the fourth position. Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish who competed with Bindra took silver. Gold was claimed by Italian Niccolo Camprian.

I am done with shooting, even hobby shooting,” said Abhinav Bindra disappointed after his event at Rio.


Indian archer Laxmirani Majhi lost in the women’s individual archery event after loosing to Slovakia’s Alexandra Longova at 1-7.

Now all the hopes lie on other two archers from India, Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari who will compete on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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Men’s trap shooting:

In men’s trap shooting  Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai ended up at 16th and 19th positions failing to qualify for the semi-finals.

Men’s archery:

Athanu Das showed a good performance and finished in the fifth place in the qualifying round. He will be competing with 60th ranked candidate in the qualification round to move further.

Men’s hockey:

After going for a great win against Ireland, the team had to face a defeat of 1-2 to Germany at Rio. However, the team will have four more games to go. Hope that hockey team may bag a final win for India.

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Women’s hockey:

Indian women’s hockey team also fell short against great Britain in a second match at 3-0 loss. India will be facing Australia in the next match scheduled on Wednesday.

Official List of Indian Athletes qualified for ‘Rio Olympics 2016’

Never before in the history, India is sending a large fleet of athletes to this year’s RIO Olympics. Abhinav Bindra will be India’s flag bearer, under his leadership INDIA will be participating in various sections of games at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

A big list of 120 athletes has been released by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). IOA has announced the names of the players who have qualified for Rio Olympics 2016.It will be starting on August 5th and would end on 21st of the same month.

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Eight years ago the total athletes from India participated in Beijing Olympics are 56 whereas the number increased to 83 in the London Olympics four years back. This year the list had grown steadily to 120.The hike in the number of players going to the Olympics represents the change in the country’s view towards sports.

A total together of 120 players going to participate in 14 different categories that include Archery, Athletics, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Wrestling, Hockey, Swimming and Rowing.

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Here is the full list of Indian athletes who are going to represent India in Rio Olympics



  1. Deepika Kumari
  2. Laxmi Rani Majhi
  3. Bombayla Devi (All 3 for Recurve Team event)


  1. Atanu Das (Individual Recurve)



  1. Dharambir (200m)
  2. Muhammad Anas Yahiya (400m & 4x400m Relay)
  3. Jinson Johnson (800m)
  4. Ankit Sharma (Long Jump)
  5. Renjith Maheswary (Triple Jump)
  6. Inderjeet Singh (Shot Put)
  7. Vikas Gowda (Discus Throw)
  8. Nitendra Singh Rawat (Marathon)
  9. Gopi Thonakal (Marathon)
  10. Kheta Ram (Marathon)
  11. Manish Singh Rawat (20Km Race Walking)
  12. Gurpreet Singh (20Km Race Walking)
  13. Ganapathi Krishnan (20Km Race Walking)
  14. Sandeep Kumar (50Km Race Walking)
  15. Arokia Rajiv (4x400m Relay)
  16. Kunhu Muhammaed Puthanpurakal (4x400m Relay)
  17. Dharun Ayyasamy (4x400m Relay)
  18. Mohankumar Raja (4x400m Relay)
  19. Lalith Mathur (4x400m Relay)



  1. Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar
  2. Manu Atthri
  3. Sumeet Reddy Buss


  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. P.V. Sindhu
  3. Jwala Gutta
  4. Ashwini Ponnappa



  1. Shiv Thapa (56 kg)
  2. Manoj Kumr (64 kg)
  3. Vikas Krishan (75 kg)

GOLF (3)


  1. Anirban Lahiri
  2. Shivsankar Prasad Chawrasia


  1. Aditi Ashok



  1. Dipa Karmakar (Artistic - Individual Alround)

 JUDO (1)


  1. Avtar Singh (90 kg)



  1. Abhinav Bindra (10m air rifle)
  2. Kynan Chenai (Trap)
  3. Mairaj Ahmad Khan (Skeet)
  4. Prakash Nanjappa (50m pistol)
  5. Gagan Narang (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
  6. Jitu Rai (10m air pistol, 50m pistol)
  7. Chaini Singh (50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
  8. Gurpreet Singh (10m air pistol, 25m rapid fire pistol)
  9. Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Trap) Women
  10. Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle)
  11. Ayonika Paul (10m air rifle)
  12. Heena Sidhu (10m air pistol, 25m pistol)


  1. Sajan Prakash (200m butterfly)
  2. Shivani (200m freestyle)



  1. Achanta Sharath Kamal (Singles)
  2. Soumyajit Ghosh (Singles)


  1. Mouma Das (Singles)
  2. Manik Batra (Singles)



  1. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
  2. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg)
  3. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
  4. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
  5. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)


  1. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
  2. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
  3. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)



  1. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
  2. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg)
  3. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
  4. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
  5. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)


  1. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
  2. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
  3. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)



  1. Rohan Bopanna
  2. Leander Paes Women
  3. Sania Mirza
  4. Prarthana Thombare

 HOCKEY (32)


  1. Sreejesh P.R. (captain)
  2. Rupinder Pal Singh
  3. Raghunath V.R.
  4. Kothajit Singh
  5. Surender Kumar
  6. Harmanpreet Singh
  7. Danish Mujtaba
  8. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
  9. Manpreet Singh
  10. Sardar Singh
  11. Uthappa S.K.
  12. Devindar Sunil Walmiki
  13. Sunil S.V.
  14. Akashdeep Singh
  15. Ramandeep Singh
  16. Chandanda Aiyanna Nikkin Thimmaiah


  1. Navjot Kaur
  2. Deep Grace Ekka
  3. Monika
  4. Nikki Pradhan
  5. Anuradha Devi Thockcha
  6. Savita
  7. Poonam Rani
  8. Vandana Katariya
  9. Deepika
  10. Namita Toppo
  11. Renuka Yadav
  12. Sunita Lakra
  13. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (captain)
  14. Rani
  15. Preeti Dubey
  16. Lilima Minz