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Rio Olympics 2016: Indian Hockey Wins Hearts On Day 1, Shooters Disappoint

Olympics | News18.com | August 7, 2016, 4:15 am
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Rupinder Pal Singh struck twice as drag-flickers ruled the roost to help India register a fighting 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match of the men's hockey competition at the Rio Olympics. (Getty Images)

Rupinder Pal Singh struck twice as drag-flickers ruled the roost to help India register a fighting 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match of the men's hockey competition at the Rio Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal entered the quarterfinals of the Men's Single Sculls after finishing third in his qualifying round of the Rio Olympics. In the first heat of the day, Armyman Bhokanal finished the 2000m race with a timing of 7:21.67s behind Angel Fournier Rodriguez of Cuba (7:06.89s) and Mexico's Juan Carlos Cabrera (7:08.27s). (World Rowing)

Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal entered the quarterfinals of the Men's Single Sculls after finishing third in his qualifying round of the Rio Olympics. In the first heat of the day, Armyman Bhokanal finished the 2000m race with a timing of 7:21.67s behind Angel Fournier Rodriguez of Cuba (7:06.89s) and Mexico's Juan Carlos Cabrera (7:08.27s). (World Rowing)

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Star Indian shooter Jitu Rai was way off the mark in the men's 10m Air Pistol final, finishing a lowly eighth to bow out of the competition in the Rio Olympics. (Getty Images)

Star Indian shooter Jitu Rai was way off the mark in the men's 10m Air Pistol final, finishing a lowly eighth to bow out of the competition in the Rio Olympics. (Getty Images)

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India's men's tennis doubles pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna went down 4-6, 6-7 (6) against Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski in their first round match. (Getty Images)

India's men's tennis doubles pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna went down 4-6, 6-7 (6) against Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski in their first round match. (Getty Images)

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Indian women paddlers Mouma Das and Manika Batra faced early elimination from the Rio Olympics after losing their preliminary round singles matches to higher-ranked rivals in the Table Tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)

Indian women paddlers Mouma Das and Manika Batra faced early elimination from the Rio Olympics after losing their preliminary round singles matches to higher-ranked rivals in the Table Tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)

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Indian women shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the Rio Olympics 2016 after losing in the quarter-finals in their 10 metre air rifle event. (Getty Images)

Indian women shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the Rio Olympics 2016 after losing in the quarter-finals in their 10 metre air rifle event. (Getty Images)

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Indian women paddlers Mouma Das and Manika Batra faced early elimination from the Rio Olympics after losing their preliminary round singles matches to higher-ranked rivals in the Table Tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)

Indian women paddlers Mouma Das and Manika Batra faced early elimination from the Rio Olympics after losing their preliminary round singles matches to higher-ranked rivals in the Table Tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)

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Indian women shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the Rio Olympics 2016 after losing in the quarter-finals in their 10 metre air rifle event. (Getty Images)

Indian women shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the Rio Olympics 2016 after losing in the quarter-finals in their 10 metre air rifle event. (Getty Images)

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India's Soumyajit Ghosh crashed out in the first round of the men's singles table tennis competition at the Olympics. (Getty Images)

India's Soumyajit Ghosh crashed out in the first round of the men's singles table tennis competition at the Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Sopita Tanasan of Thailand reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women's 48kg weighlifting. (Getty Images)

Sopita Tanasan of Thailand reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women's 48kg weighlifting. (Getty Images)

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Silver medallist Rossella Fiamingo of Italy, gold medallist Emese Szasz of Hungary, and bronze medallist Yiwen Sun of China (L-R) kiss their medals at a victory ceremony for the women's epee individual fencing event at the Rio 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images)

Silver medallist Rossella Fiamingo of Italy, gold medallist Emese Szasz of Hungary, and bronze medallist Yiwen Sun of China (L-R) kiss their medals at a victory ceremony for the women's epee individual fencing event at the Rio 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Beslan Mudranov of Russia celebrates his gold medal after defeating Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan in the men's -60kg judo contest on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Games. (Getty Images)

Beslan Mudranov of Russia celebrates his gold medal after defeating Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan in the men's -60kg judo contest on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Games. (Getty Images)

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Paula Pareto of Argentina celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's -48 kg Judo on Day 1. (Getty Images)

Paula Pareto of Argentina celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's -48 kg Judo on Day 1. (Getty Images)

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Gold medalist South Korea (white/Blue), silver medalist USA (L) and bronze medalist Australia (R) pose on the podium during the medal ceremony at the end of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Men's Team completion at the Sambodromo archery venue in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)

Gold medalist South Korea (white/Blue), silver medalist USA (L) and bronze medalist Australia (R) pose on the podium during the medal ceremony at the end of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Men's Team completion at the Sambodromo archery venue in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)

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India's veteran paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal was knocked out of the Olympics in the first round of the men's singles competition. (Getty Images)

India's veteran paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal was knocked out of the Olympics in the first round of the men's singles competition. (Getty Images)