Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights

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

Boxing

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

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

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.

Shooting

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

Athletics

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.

Badminton

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.

Archery

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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