As It Happened, Rio 2016, Day 11: Shuttler PV Sindhu keeps India's Medal Hopes Alive
Catch all the action from Day 11 of the Rio Olympics 2016 with our Live blog.
PV Sindhu. (Getty Images)
This is it from us for today. See you again at 4:30 pm IST later in the day.
MEDAL ALERT: Omar McLeod wins the 110m Hurdles to become Jamaica's first gold medalist in the event
MEDAL ALERT: Canada's Derek Drouin wins men's high jump gold medal.
Medal alert: China win women's team table tennis gold.
Sindhu plays the winner of this all Japanese QF between Okuhara in orange and Yamaguchi in blue pic.twitter.com/7074MfhdU3— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 16, 2016
PV Sindhu beats Wang Yihan 22-20, 21-19 to enter the badminton singles semis
Wang Yihan 19- 19 Sindhu.
18-18 now. Brilliant comeback from the Chinese.
18-17 for Sindhu in the second game.
18-13. Three more points needed.
What a shot! Sindhu leading 15-12 now.
It is no longer just Saina vs China pic.twitter.com/tBQMWmZuri— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 16, 2016
Sindhu extends her lead to 14-11. Crucial phase of the game now.
WANG Yihan trying to make a comeback but Sindhu still leading 11-8 in 2nd game.
PV Sindhu looks in complete control now. Leading 8-3 now in the second game now.
After winning the first game, Sindhu leading 3-2 in the second.
PV Sindhu wins the 1st game 22-20 against WANG Yihan.
WANG Yihan fights back to make it 20-20.
It's 19-18 for Sindhu now. Two points away from taking the first game.
PV Sindu wins two big points to make it 17-17 in the first game.
Sindhu makes another comeback and wins few crucial points. It's 13-13 in the first game now.
Coach Gopi gives instructions in the mid game changeover pic.twitter.com/64V5fnnCjZ— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 16, 2016
It has been neck and neck so far in the first game. Sindhu 8-11 WANG Yihan. Sindhu eyeing another comeback.
After trailing 0-3, PV Sindhu fights back to make it 5-5 against her Chinese opponent in the first game.
Court side Gopi eggs her on pic.twitter.com/6oarwe2bvh— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 16, 2016
In action now: PV Sindhu takes on WANG Yihan in Women's Badminton Singles Quarters.
The Olympic Champ is through to the semis pic.twitter.com/Lz5wl4v9oH— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 16, 2016
Badminton: PV Sindhu will be up in action vs WANG Yihan in Women's Singles Quarters shortly.
Belgium beat the Netherlands 3-1 in men's hockey semis to set up final clash with Argentina
Medal alert: Britain's Trott retains women's cycling omnium gold
Medal alert: Germany's Fabian Hambuechen wins men's horizontal bars gold.
Gymnastics: Simone Biles wins Women's Floor Exercise Final, claims 4th gold at the games.
All locked up, scoreless at the break. Will there be a golden single goal to advance to the gold medal match? pic.twitter.com/TyD9RnBSjX— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 16, 2016
GOLF: Defending Olympic champions Germany knocked out of men's hockey 5-2 by Argentina in the semis.
GET SET FOR BOLT: Usain Bolt wins Heat with a time of 20.29 in the men's 200m. He qualified for the semifinals.
GET SET FOR BOLT Usain Bolt is on the track.
GOLD ALERT: Sandra Perkovic of Croatia wins the women's discus event with a throw of 69.21m.
Men'S 200m Heat 5: Justing Gatlin goes through in first position clocking 20.43 sec.
Men'S 200m Heat 2: Bruno Hortelano of Spain pips Jamaica's Yohan Blake in the last couple of strides to finish in the first position.
UPDATE FROM THE WOMEN'S DISCUS THROW FINAL
BEGINNING NOW: Men's 200m Heats. Usain Bolt in action later at 9:15 pm in Heat 9.
LATEST IN THE NARSINGH YADAV DOPING CASE. READ BELOW:
Now on: Women's Discus Throw Final
BREAKING: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's participation in Rio Olympics in doubt as World Anti-Doping Agency appeals against NADA clean chit. Hearing on August 18. Narsingh's event, 74 kg Freestyle wrestling, begins Aug 19.
Shock exit in the women's PV - Fabiana Murer has three X at her opening height 4.55 pic.twitter.com/dxAfNzlZKi— IAAF (@iaaforg) August 16, 2016
MEDAL ALERT: Christian Taylor of USA wins Men's Triple Jump Gold with an effort of 17.86. USA also won the silver with Will Claye while the bronze went to China's Bin Dong.
Hardeep Singh loses his Round of 16 match of 98-kg Greco Roman wrestling to Turkey's Cenk Ildem 1-2.
Greco Roman 98-kg Wrestling, Round of 16: One point for Hardeep at the start of round two. Score 2-1 now.
Greco Roman 98-kg Wrestling, Round of 16: A warning for Hardeep in that first round, and he loses it 2-0.
Hardeep in action now in the first round
6:40 pm Wrestling events on Day 11 have begun. India will be in action when Hardeep Singh takes on Cenk Ildem of Turkey in the Greco Roman 98-kg Round of 16 in 30 minutes from now.
What sportsmanship from Abbey D'Agostino and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin, helping each other after 5000m heats fall. pic.twitter.com/71dYWd8FBc— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) August 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. There are 12 men competing in the Triple Jump final. Christian Taylor of USA currently leading with a jump of 17.86 in his first attempt.
On Now: Men's Triple Jump Final and women's 5000m Heats
MEDAL ALERT: Germany's Sebastian Brendel wins the Men's Canoe Sprint 1000m Gold.
6 p.m. - Women's Doubles Badminton Semifinal: Misaki Matsumoto and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan are into the final with a 21-16, 21-15 win over Korea's Eun Kyung Jung and Chang Seun Shing.
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This week's cover: The stars of a Red Hot American Summer! pic.twitter.com/slhs6sNbHc— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 16, 2016
5:45 p.m. - Women's Doubles Badminton Semifinal: The Japanese pair of Misaki-Ayaka is leading the Korean duo of Kyung-Seung 11-8 in the second game after winning the first 21-16.
5:35 p.m. As far as interest of the hosts is concerned, the home fans will be glued to women's football semi-finals in which Brazil will take on Sweden.
On Now: The women's doubles badminton semifinal between Japan and Korea.
5:10 p.m. Also lined up on Day 11 are the men's hockey semi-finals:
Germany vs Argentina at 8:30 pm IST
Netherlands vs Belgium at 1:30 am IST (Aug 17)
5:05 p.m. The spotlight among international fixtures today will be on the Men's 200m Heat 9 at 9:15 pm IST, where Usain Bolt will bring the world to a standstill once again.
5 p.m. And you will surely love this victory dance by Mijain Lopez Nunez on the wrestling mat yesterday
4:50 p.m. The below was perhaps the image of Day 10 at Rio 2016.
Finish-line scenes don't get better than this. Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas (L) dived over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's 400m Final ahead of silver medalist Allyson Felix of the United States
Hardeep Singh vs Cenk Ildem (Turkey) - Greco Roman 96kg - Round of 16 - 7:10 pm
PV Sindhu vs Yihan Wang - Women's Singles Badminton - Quarterfinal - 3:25 am (Aug 17)
Her quarterfinal is the showpiece match of Day 11 for India, when the country will feature in only one other event. Hardeep Singh will wrestle in the Greco-Roman 98kg Round of 16 against Cenk Ildem of Turkey
Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist Sindhu advanced to the last eight of women's singles by notching up a dominating 21-13 21-15 win in 40 minutes over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying yesterday which should serve as a good morale boost against the formidable Yihan.
The lanky player from Hyderabad and Kidambi Srikanth, who made it to the men's singles quarters, are the only two medal contenders left in the competition after the shock elimination of last Games bronze medallist and former world no. 1 Saina Nehwal two days ago.
The 21-year-old from Hyderabad outclassed eighth seed Tai 21-13 21-15 in a 40-minute pre-quarterfinals clash.
PV Sindhu carries India's medal hope on day 11 of the Olympic Games here when she faces a daunting task against China's Wang Yihan, silver-medallist four years ago in London, in the quarterfinals.
Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from Day 11 of the Rio Olympics 2016.
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