Rio Olympics 2016: Indians in action on day 11

Prince Singh / 16 August 2016

India’s hopes of winning a medal in the on-going Rio Olympics took a huge blow when boxer Vikas Krishan failed to assure a medal after losing his last-eight bout against his Uzbekistan opponent Bektemir Melikuziev.

Rio 2016: Shuttlers Win, Vikas Krishan Loses As India's Medal Wait Continues

Meanwhile, shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu kept the medal hopes alive in badminton after winning their respective matches.
The 21-19, 21-19 win for Srikanth made him the second shuttler after P Kashyap in the London Games four years ago to reach the last eight in men’s singles.

Later, two-time World Championship bronze medalist PV Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition after notching up a dominating straight-game win over Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying.


Coming to the eleventh day, only two Indians will be in action.

Here is the schedule:

Wrestling Men’s Greco-Roman 98kg:
18:30 hrs:
Hardeep Singh, who won gold at the 2013 Commonwealth Championship, is the lone Indian remaining in the Greco-Roman wrestling.

Badminton Women’s Singles Quarterfinals:
02:00 hrs:
With Saina Nehwal gone, India’s medal hopes rest on Sindhu who will look to assure a medal by winning her last-eight match.

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