Rio de Janeiro: After a dismal show by India shooters, who were the top bet for medals as far as India were concerned, India would be putting their hopes on the women archers Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi Laishram, who showed some form on Wednesday and reached the Elimination 1/16 round. Other Indians in fray on Thursday include women’s badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa, men's doubles pair of BS Reddy and M Attri, golfers Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawarasia, shutller PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.
In Boxing, India's Shiva Thapa will begin his campaign in the men's bantam weight 56 kg categoryand will be against Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez. Meanwhile, India's tennis' mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will be up against Australia's Samantha Stosur and John Peers.
The Indian men's hockey team will take the field against Netherlands in their fourth pool match, following their 2-1 victory against Argentina in their previous outing, while the Indian women's hockey team will take on USA.
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Srikanth Kidambi beats Lino Munoz of Mexico 21-11, 21-17 in men's singles Group H tie to start his campaign with a resounding win.
India women’s hockey team lose 0-3 against United States in their women's hockey encounter to drop down to the last position in Group B.
India’s mixed doubles tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna beat Samantha Stosur and John Peers from Australia 7-5, 6-4 to enter the mixed doubles quarterfinals.
Saina Nehwal beats Brazil's Lohaynny Vicente in straight games 21-17, 21-17.
Boxer Shiva Thapa out of Rio Olympics 2016 after 3-0 loss to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez.
PV Sindhu opens with a win, defeating Laura Sarosi of Hungary.
Fine performance from Indian men’s hockey team, though the men-in-blue lose to the Dutch team 1-2.
VR Raghunath converts penalty corner for India to equalise score at 1-1.
Indian men's hockey team trail Netherlands 0-1. Third quarter in progress.
Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy loses their men's doubles badminton group stage match to Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in straight games, 21-18, 21-13.
India’s campaign in women’s archery ends with the loss of Bombayla Devi Laishram to Mexican Alejandra Valencia. She crashes out of the Rio Olympics after losing 1st, 3rd and the 4th with a final 2-6 score.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta crashes out to a straight games defeat in first of three Group A matches. Up against number one seeds from Japan Misaki Matsutomo, Ayaka Takahashi, the Indian pair lost 15-21, 10-21 in just 38 minutes.
Archer Deepika Kumari fails to impress in the pre-quarterfinals as the Indian loses in straight sets to Tan Ya-Ting. The Chinese Taipei archer shoot a perfect 6-0 to move into the quarterfinals.