Rio 2016 Olympics, Day 6: Shuttlers start off campaign with a bang; archers crash out of mega event
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth all got off to winning starts on Day 6 of Rio Olympics 2016.
Rio De Janeiro: India's wait for the first medal continued at the biggest sporting extravaganza continued after another disappointing show at the Rio Olympics 2016 on Day 6.
Shuttlers started off their campaigns with a bang as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth all won their opening matches. However, women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a defeat in their opening match.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were also off to a winning start after they won their opening round match 7-5 6-4 in 73 minutes.
In Boxing, Shiva Thapa saw his campaign come to an end after he lost his Bantam weight (56kg) category bout to Cuba`s Robeisy Ramirez.
In Golf, Anirban Lahiri ends the day at +3 over par and SSP Chawrasia ended at even par.
The poor run of India's women's hockey team continued as they were thrashed 3-0 by USA.
In a positive news, men's hockey team advanced to the knockout stages of Rio Olympics despite a 1-2 defeat against Netherlands.
PR Sreejesh and his men played a superb match against the Dutch.