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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.

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 08:54
Rio 2016 Olympics, Day 6: Shuttlers start off campaign with a bang; archers crash out of mega event

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.

First Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 08:51

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