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Rio 2016: Saina, Sindhu Win; Men's Hockey in Quarters on Day 6

Olympics | News18.com | August 12, 2016, 4:49 am
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London Games bronze winner Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to her badminton campaign at the Rio Olympics. Former World No. 1 Saina staved off a spirited challenge from World No. 73 Brazilian girl Vicente Lohaynny 21-17 21-17 in a women's singles match which lasted 39 minutes. (Getty Images)

London Games bronze winner Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to her badminton campaign at the Rio Olympics. Former World No. 1 Saina staved off a spirited challenge from World No. 73 Brazilian girl Vicente Lohaynny 21-17 21-17 in a women's singles match which lasted 39 minutes. (Getty Images)

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India wasted as many as five penalty corners seconds from the final hooter to go down 1-2 against Netherlands but still sealed a quarterfinal spot at Rio Olympics hockey competition. (Getty Images)

India wasted as many as five penalty corners seconds from the final hooter to go down 1-2 against Netherlands but still sealed a quarterfinal spot at Rio Olympics hockey competition. (Getty Images)

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Ninth seed PV Sindhu too had a good day in office as she spanked Laura Sarosi of Hungary 21-8 21-9 in a Group M women's singles match that lasted for 27 minutes. She will play against Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion Li Michelle of Canada on August 14 to complete the preliminary group engagements. (Getty Images)

Ninth seed PV Sindhu too had a good day in office as she spanked Laura Sarosi of Hungary 21-8 21-9 in a Group M women's singles match that lasted for 27 minutes. She will play against Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion Li Michelle of Canada on August 14 to complete the preliminary group engagements. (Getty Images)

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Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) bowed out of the Olympic Games after being out-punched by fourth-seeded Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the opening round. The 22-year-old, competing in his second Olympics, lost 0-3 in a one-sided contest in which he also ended up sustaining a cut above his left eye. (Getty Images)

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) bowed out of the Olympic Games after being out-punched by fourth-seeded Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the opening round. The 22-year-old, competing in his second Olympics, lost 0-3 in a one-sided contest in which he also ended up sustaining a cut above his left eye. (Getty Images)

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The Indian challenge in Olympic women's archery event came to an abrupt end after Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari lost their respective pre-quarterfinal matches by choking at crucial junctures. Deepika was blanked 0-6 by World No.2. (Getty Images)

The Indian challenge in Olympic women's archery event came to an abrupt end after Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari lost their respective pre-quarterfinal matches by choking at crucial junctures. Deepika was blanked 0-6 by World No.2. (Getty Images)

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The Indian combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was off to a disappointing start in the women's doubles event, losing 15-21 10-21 to the World No.1 Japanese pair of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto in a match which lasted 36 minutes in their Group A opener. (Getty Images)

The Indian combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was off to a disappointing start in the women's doubles event, losing 15-21 10-21 to the World No.1 Japanese pair of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto in a match which lasted 36 minutes in their Group A opener. (Getty Images)

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In the men's doubles competition, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost 18-21 13-21 to World No.2 Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. (Getty Images)

In the men's doubles competition, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost 18-21 13-21 to World No.2 Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. (Getty Images)

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Indian archer Bombalya Devi bowed out of the Rio Olympics after going down to Alejandra Valencia of Mexico 102-104 in the 1/8 eliminations round of the women's individual category. Bombalya lost to the Mexican 26-28, 23-26, 27-28, 23-25 at the Sambodromo arena. (Getty Images)

Indian archer Bombalya Devi bowed out of the Rio Olympics after going down to Alejandra Valencia of Mexico 102-104 in the 1/8 eliminations round of the women's individual category. Bombalya lost to the Mexican 26-28, 23-26, 27-28, 23-25 at the Sambodromo arena. (Getty Images)