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Mixed Day for Indian Players at Rio on Thursday

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Mixed Day for Indian Players at Rio on Thursday

August 12
13:15 2016

sainaNew Delhi, Friday, August 12 – Sports are one of the perfect mediums to see countrymen getting connected. Indian players at Rio Olympics have made the nationals to hold their hands and pray for success.

Each competition comes with different challenges, which are unseen. To be on the successful side, players have to beat all odds and make best use of the opportunities. It was a mixed day of the Indian players on Thursday since Pusarla Venkata Sindhu defeated Hungarian Laura Sarosi by winning both sets in badminton singles.

Sindhu had the grip right from the beginning and did not give her opponent any chance to be near her score. The 21-year-old Indian badminton player will now play against Michelle Li of Canada on Sunday, August 14. Victory came in the pocket of Saina Nehwal who thrashed Vicente Lohaynny of Brazil by 21-17, 21-17.  It was not easy for her to keep focused as Brazilian supporters were backing Vicente throughout.

Lohaynny did well and tried to gain points whenever possible. However, it was Saina’s efforts that paid off in the end after she upped her game. In Men’s tournament, Indian hockey team was defeated by Netherlands after failing to capitalize penalty corners that came one after the other despite the end of 4th round. They went down 1-2. Now, they got to win their next contest to advance further. In 56 kg boxing, Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba defeated Shiva Thapa of India.


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