Rio Olympics: Sindhu, Sakshi shine as India end campaign with two medals

The trio notched a few firsts for India; Sindhu, at 21, became the youngest to win an Olympic medal, a silver which was never achieved in badminton; and Sakshi’s bronze was also a first for women’s wrestling.


# P V Sindhu secured a silver medal after losing to Carolina Marin in the women’s singles final.

# Saina Nehwal failed to progress beyond the league stage in women’s singles.

# Kidambi Srikanth lost in the men’s singles quarterfinals against Lin Dan.

# Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa failed to advance to the knock—out stage of women’s doubles.

# Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also failed to make the knock—out stage.


# Sakshi Malik won bronze in women’s 58kg freestyle.

# Vinesh Phogat retired after suffering an injury in the quarterfinal of women’s 48kg.

# Babita Kumari lost in the pre-quarterfinal round of the women’s 53kg freestyle.

# London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt lost in qualification round of men’s 65kg freestyle.

# Sandeep Tomar lost his pre-quarterfinal bout of men’s 57kg freestyle.

# In Greco-Roman, both Ravinder Khatri and Hardeep Singh lost in the pre-quarterfinals of 85kg and 98kg, respectively.

# Narsingh Yadav was ruled out from representing India in men’s 74kg freestyle category after he was slapped with a four-year ban by Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for flunking a dope test after WADA challenged the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).


# Dipa Karmakar finished fourth in Vaults final.