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Rio Olympics: How Indian athletes performed on Day 8

Here is what happened on Day 8 of the Games in Rio.

Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 05:46
Rio Olympics: How Indian athletes performed on Day 8

New Delhi: India were left to rue a missed opportunity in tennis with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna's mixed doubles semifinal loss but Lalita Babar became the first woman in three decades to enter the final of a track event at an Olympic Games, here on Sunday.​

Here is what happened on Day 8 of the Games in Rio.

Tennis: Sania and Bopanna lost 6-2 2-6 3-10 to the Americans and will now fight for the bronze medal.

Athletics: Lalita Babar qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final after finishing fourth in the qualifying heat 2.
Sudha Singh was eliminated after a poor run in heat 3.
Nirmala Sheoran finished a distant 35th overall after ending up sixth out of seven runners in heat 1 in 53.03 seconds.

Shooting: Gurpreet Singh failed to qualify for the men's 25m rapid fire pistol final, while Mairaj Ahmad Khan bowed out in a shoot-off in men's skeet.

Hockey: In women's hockey, India were thrashed by Argentina 0-5.

Rowing: Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished 15th overall in men's single sculls after coming in first in his final ranking race clocking 6:54.96.

Badminton: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered their third successive loss in their final Group A

Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy defeated Hiroyuki Endo and K. Hayakawa of Japan.

Golf: SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were placed tied 22nd and joint 57th after posting two-under 69 and four-over 75 respectively in the third round. 

First Published: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 05:03

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