Rio 2016: PV Sindhu Assures a Silver, Aditi Also in Medal Contention

Olympics | News18.com | August 19, 2016, 1:59 am
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Teen Indian golf sensation Aditi Ashok raised hopes of an Olympic medal as she stood just three strokes off the pace at tied 7th after the second round of the Women's Individual event on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Teen Indian golf sensation Aditi Ashok raised hopes of an Olympic medal as she stood just three strokes off the pace at tied 7th after the second round of the Women's Individual event on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst employed a special mind trick to help deal with the raucous home crowd as they crushed hosts Brazil to win the women's Olympic beach volleyball final. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst employed a special mind trick to help deal with the raucous home crowd as they crushed hosts Brazil to win the women's Olympic beach volleyball final. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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 Indian grappler Babita Kumari started her campaign in the women's 53 kg class by losing 1-5 to Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in the Olympic Games on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Indian grappler Babita Kumari started her campaign in the women's 53 kg class by losing 1-5 to Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in the Olympic Games on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete excluded from the Rio Olympics for doping. He won the bronze medal in the 69kg contest, tested positive for strychnine, (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete excluded from the Rio Olympics for doping. He won the bronze medal in the 69kg contest, tested positive for strychnine, (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Pusarla Sindhu sent Indian fans into a frenzy by blasting through Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to reach the gold medal decider for the women's singles at the Olympic badminton on Thursday. v

Pusarla Sindhu sent Indian fans into a frenzy by blasting through Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to reach the gold medal decider for the women's singles at the Olympic badminton on Thursday. v

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Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeated Denmark's Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl to claim the women's doubles gold medal at the Olympics on Thursday and secure their nation's first ever badminton title. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeated Denmark's Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl to claim the women's doubles gold medal at the Olympics on Thursday and secure their nation's first ever badminton title. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Sindhu will meet Spanish top seed Carolina Marin, who hammered China's reigning champion Li Xuerui 21-14 21-16 in the early semi-final. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Sindhu will meet Spanish top seed Carolina Marin, who hammered China's reigning champion Li Xuerui 21-14 21-16 in the early semi-final. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Cuba's three-time amateur world champion Julio Cesar La Cruz bamboozled Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov to win light-heavyweight Rio Olympic gold on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Cuba's three-time amateur world champion Julio Cesar La Cruz bamboozled Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov to win light-heavyweight Rio Olympic gold on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Argentina won their first Olympic men's hockey gold on Thursday with a 4-2 victory over Belgium thanks to a 10-minute goal blitz in the first half. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Argentina won their first Olympic men's hockey gold on Thursday with a 4-2 victory over Belgium thanks to a 10-minute goal blitz in the first half. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)