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Girl power to the fore: PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik save India from drawing a blank in Rio Games

Girl power to the fore: PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik save India from drawing a blank in Rio Games

Three unassuming women became the redeemers for India at the Rio Olympics as the country concluded its campaign with some good, bad and ugly memories.

Women's archery challenge for India is over in Rio Olympics 2016

Women's archery challenge for India is over in Rio Olympics 2016

The former World No.1 was put under pressure by Ya-Ting from the very start and never really managed to threaten her more fancied opponent.

India at Rio, Day 5: Indian archers, Manoj Kumar raise expectations after Jitu Rai's heartbreaking exit

India at Rio, Day 5: Indian archers, Manoj Kumar raise expectations after Jitu Rai's heartbreaking exit

Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi, along with boxer Manoj Kumar, brought smiles back on the faces of Indian fans with their dominating performances on Day 5 at Rio.

Rio Olympics: India's complete schedule for Day 6; Saina Nehwal, Shiva Thapa, Archers in spotlight

Rio Olympics: India's complete schedule for Day 6; Saina Nehwal, Shiva Thapa, Archers in spotlight

Besides arhcers Laishram Bombayla and Deepika Kumari, shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will also see in action today.

Rio Olympics Round-up: How India performed on Day 5 of biggest sporting extravaganza

Rio Olympics Round-up: How India performed on Day 5 of biggest sporting extravaganza

Another bright spot for India on Day 5 was boxer Manoj Kumar's qualification in men's light welter (64kg) pre-quarters.

Rio Olympics: Laishram Bombayla, Deepika Kumari in pre-quarters of women's individual

Rio Olympics: Laishram Bombayla, Deepika Kumari in pre-quarters of women's individual

India's Atanu Das had also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Individual men's recurve event yesterday.

Rio Olympics Archery: Deepika Kumari blames it on 'windy conditions' after India ouster

Rio Olympics Archery: Deepika Kumari blames it on 'windy conditions' after India ouster

The Korean women's team remained invincible by annexing their eighth successive Olympic gold when they defeated Russia 5-1 in the final held for the first time under floodlights.

2016 Olympics: India's wait for the first medal at Rio Games continues

2016 Olympics: India's wait for the first medal at Rio Games continues

But the Indian hockey eves put up a brave face as it came back from a two-goal deficit to hold Japan 2-2 in its opening pool encounter.

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 2: Michael Phelps bags 19th gold medal; Novak Djokovic, Williams sisters suffer shocking defeats

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 2: Michael Phelps bags 19th gold medal; Novak Djokovic, Williams sisters suffer shocking defeats

While Phelps clinched his 23rd medal, Novak Djokovic and Williams sisters were knocked out in tennis.

Rio Olympics 2016: India's schedule on Day 2; Heena Sidhu, Deepika Kumari, Dipa Karmakar in action

Rio Olympics 2016: India's schedule on Day 2; Heena Sidhu, Deepika Kumari, Dipa Karmakar in action

After qualifying for Olympics after a gap of 36 years, Indian women's hockey team will be up against Japan today in their opening match.

Rio Olympics 2016: Deepika Kumari falters under pressure, Atanu Das finishes fifth in ranking round

Rio Olympics 2016: Deepika Kumari falters under pressure, Atanu Das finishes fifth in ranking round

Indian archers campaign got off to a rousing start with a brilliant show in the morning session by Atanu Das in his maiden Olympics appearance.

India's schedule at Rio Olympics today - August 5, 2016

India's schedule at Rio Olympics today - August 5, 2016

Indian archers will give the much-awaited opening ceremony of the Rio Games a miss.​

Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi all pumped up to lead India's Rio archery campaign from Friday

Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi all pumped up to lead India's Rio archery campaign from Friday

Atanu Das is the sole male archer to qualify for the Games scheduled to start from August 5.

Deepika Kumari

Deepika booked her Rio Olympics slot with a score of 686/720 in the women’s recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup. The 22-year-old has already won several marquee events in a run up to prestigious event.

India end campaign with solitary silver in Archery World Cup

India end campaign with solitary silver in Archery World Cup

After the early stutter, the Indian duo recovered to level the second, and shot 37 in the decisive set.

Good news! India win one silver, two bronze in Archery World Cup

Good news! India win one silver, two bronze in Archery World Cup

The mixed pair of Deepika and Atanu ended India's campaign on a high.

Archery World Cup: Women recurve team shocks top seed Germany to make final

Archery World Cup: Women recurve team shocks top seed Germany to make final

In the final, India will face seventh seed Chinese Taipei.

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari makes quarterfinal exit as no Indian left in individual events

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari makes quarterfinal exit as no Indian left in individual events

Besides Deepika, Laxmirani Majhi and Jayanta Talukdar too made quarterfinal exits in their respective events.

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari equals world record in recurve event

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari equals world record in recurve event

Kumari's score of 686/720 equalled the record-breaking score of 686/720 set by South Korean archer Ki Bo-Bae in 2015.