IMAGE: Lalita Babar competes in the women's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images India were left to rue a missed opportunity in tennis with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna's losing in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles after Lalita Babar became the first woman in three decades to enter the final of a track event, on Day 8 of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.A historic Olympic silver medal was well within ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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India's report card on the eighth day of the 2016 Olympics. ATHLETICS: IMAGE: India's Ankit Sharma competes in the men's Long Jump qualifying round at the Rio Games. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Women's 3000m steeplechase Lalita Babar finished fourth in the qualifying Heat 2, clocking 9 minutes, 19.76 seconds and qualified for the final. Sudha Singh placed 9th in Heat 2, clocking a poor 9:43.29s. She finished 30th overall. Women's 100m semis: Dutee Chand finished seventh in Heat 5, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna play against Andy Murray and Heather Watson during the mixed doubles. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI. India lifted its sagging morale as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna cruised into the semi-finals while pugilist Vikas Krishan advanced to the quarters on a day the shooters, archers, shuttlers and track and field athletes suffered reverses at the Rio Olympics. Sania and Bopanna subdued Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The mens doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy suffered a straight game loss to Chinas Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the second match of Group D to draw curtains on Indias badminton doubles campaign at the Rio Olympics here today. Playing in their first ...Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
The mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna and mens hockey team sealed the quarterfinal spots at Rio Olympics, even as Indias campaign continued to be haunted by setbacks in archery, boxing and womens hockey on the sixth day of competitions here.Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
Saina Nehwal will be hungry to taste gold this time IMAGE: Saina Nehwal of India reacts. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images for Falcon. Four years after a bronze at London Games made her the toast of the nation, Saina Nehwal will once again carry a billion hopes when she along with the other six shuttlers, including doubles exponent Jwala Gutta, begin their campaign at the Rio Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. Saina had started her Olympic journey as an 18-year-old ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'The draw at the Olympics is a small draw. It is a 16-player draw and out of them 2-3 are just continental entries. So it is really boiling down to 13 top players.' 'It's not about the draw, but winning under pressure.' IMAGE: Saina Nehwal with her former coach Pullela Gopichand. Photograph: PTI . India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says the draw hardly matters if the shuttlers are focused on gunning for a medal at the Olympics. He believes that it will boil down to two good ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the semifinals of the USD 55,000 Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament after notching up contrasting victories in the mens singles competition here. Top seeded Jayaram defeated fellow Indian ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago Shuttlers Jayaram, Praneeth reach Canada Open semis Rediff.com, 1 month ago Jayaram, Prannoy in last 8 of Canada Open Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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