Indian shuttler PV Sindhu made a gallant effort to give India its second individual Gold at the Olympics but lost the match 21-19, 12-21, 21-15 to world no 1. Carolina Marin in women’s singles final and settled with a silver medal on Friday.
India's Sandeep Kumar finished 35th in the men's 50km Race Walk event here at the ongoing Rio Olympics on Friday. The 30-year-old racewalker took four hours, seven minutes and fifty five seconds to complete the distance.
If there is one person and one academy which helped India produce world-class shuttlers and emerge as a badminton hotbed, it's Pullela Gopichand and his badminton academy.
Sixteen years after his heart-breaking defeat at the Sydney Olympics, Gopichand came close to realising his Olympic dream -- albeit in a different role. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
World champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia edged young Japanese sensation Rei Higuchi to claim men's under-57kg gold at the Rio Olympics on Friday.
Chinese duo Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan defeated Malaysia's Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong to win gold in a pulsating men's badminton doubles final in Rio on Friday.
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei said he was "very proud" to have avenged two heartbreaking Olympic badminton final defeats to Lin Dan with a last-four victory against his nemesis at Rio Friday.
India's Aditi Ashok went through a horrendous third round of eight-over 79 to drop 23 places to be tied 31st in the women's golf event at the Olympic Games here on Friday.
Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced her retirement from athletics on Friday.
Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday in style by punching her way into the history books as she became the first Frenchwoman to win Olympic boxing gold on Friday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Great Britain won their first Olympic Games women's hockey gold medal on Friday with a dramatic shoot-out triumph over two-time defending champions the Netherlands.
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Germany handed departing coach Silvia Neid the perfect send off by claiming women's football Olympic gold for the first time thanks to a 2-1 win over Sweden in front of a huge crowd at Rio's Maracana. (Photo Credit: Reuters)