India at Rio, Day 10, Highlights: As it happened - NEWS SENTRY


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

India at Rio, Day 10, Highlights: As it happened

Kidambi Srikanth
ive Updates of Day 10 of India at Rio Olympics (Full Coverage)
And on that disappointing note we end our coverage of the Indian events at the Olympics on Day 10. It was another miserable day for the country, barring the shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, none of the other Indian athletes managed to achieve a win and crashed out of the Games in Rio. Let's hope for a better tomorrow.
7.42 IST: Athletics:India's Seema Punia crashes out after failing to qualify for the women's discus throw final
7.37 IST: Athletics: Seema is currently placed ninth in her group in the women's discus throw qualifying round.
7.36 IST: Athletics: Seema Punia throws 56.78 meters in her third attempt in the women's discus throw qualifying.
7.22 IST: Athletics, Women's discus throw qualifying: Seema Punia's second throw is disqualified.
7.08 IST: Athletics: Seema Punia throws 57.58 meters in her first attempt in the women's discus throw qualifying. 
7.00 IST: Athletics: Seema Punia's discus throw qualifying round has begun. The Indian will be the last athletes to feature in the event.
Progression rules: Qualifying performance 62.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final 
5.20 IST: Athletics: Women's Discus Throw Qualifying has been stopped half-way through the competition in Group A due to heavy rain in Rio. Seema Punia is placed in Group B. 
4.15 IST: Next up at 5.00 IST, Seema Punia will compete in the Women's Discus Throw Qualifying Round.
3.57 IST: And with that loss, India's boxing campaign at the Olympics has come to an end. Medal drought continues for India in Rio.
3.54 IST:Boxing, Men's Middleweight: Vikas Krishan loses 0-3 to Melikuziev Bektemir of Uzbekistan in men's middleweight 75kg quarterfinals.
3.50 IST:Boxing, Men's Middleweight: Melikuziev takes the second round as well as Vikas looks a little jittery at the moment. He will need to come back really hard in the final round.
3.47 IST:Boxing, Men's Middleweight: Vikas loses the first round 9-10 against Melikuziev.
3.40 IST: Boxing, Men's Middleweight:  Vikas is keeping his guard up in defense in the first round against his Uzbek opponent.
Next up at 3:30 IST, Vikas Krishan takes on Uzbek boxer Bektemir Melikuziev in 75kg middleweight quarterfinals. 
Earlier in the day, Kidambi Srikanth also entered the quarterfinals after beating Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen. 
2:44 IST PV Sindhu storms into the quarters after beating Ying Tzu Tai 21-13, 21-15. 
2:41 IST Ying Tzu just throwing it awy by hitting it wide. Sindhu now sitting pretty with a 17-12 lead. 
2:35 IST Ying Tzu feeling the heat now as she makes yet another mistake at the net. Sindhu now holds a 14-7 lead. 
2:32 IST Sindhu at the break of second game, leading 11-6. 
2:27 IST Ying Tzu draws level 3-3 in the second game. The Chinese Taipei shuttler looking a bit more determined. 
2:22 IST PV Sindhu has taken the first game 21-13. Though she was a bit jittery in the middle but did well to get her composure back. 
2:19 IST Couple of unforced errors from Ying Tzu has given Sindhu to take a healthy 18-13 lead. 
2:14 IST Ying Tzu clawing her way back after the break, has won four points on the trot. Sindhu can't afford to let go the momentum and lead.
2:11 IST Sindhu at the break of first game leading 11-6. Can the Chinese Taipei shuttler bounce back? 
2:10 IST Sindhu now dominating the proceedings and more importantly moving well. Now she has a lead of 10-6 in the first game. 
2:06 IST Not going to be an easy one for Sindhu. Her opponent is good near the net and especially the drop shots. Sindhu leading the first game 7-5.
1:57 IST PV Sindhu vs Ying Tzu Tai of Chinese Taipei Rd of 16 match to start shortly.  Both shuttlers are now warming up.
India's long distance coach Nikolai Snesarev was on Sunday arrested for assaulting a medical staff at the Rio Olympics. Marathon runner OP Jaisha fell unconscious after finishing her marathon on Sunday and was soon taken to the medical room. Her coach Nikolai wanted to be there with her in that room while she was being administered. The medical staff, a volunteer from USA, tried to stop her but Nikolai pushed her away  and she fell (some sources also say that he even slapped her, although that is not confirmed). The lady complained to the police and Nikolai was taken away by Police. Sources say that he was there in the police till evening and later a compromise was reached which is when he was released. 
21.00 IST: WRESTLING - Game over for wrestler Ravinder Khatri loses out on 85kg Greco-Roman repechage berth after his earlier opponent Viktor Lorincz lost in the semis.
20.00 IST: 3000m Steeplechase - Lalita Babar finishes 10th in the final with a timing of 9.2.74, which is way below her personal best, the National Record of 9.19.76. Lalita impressed in the heats with the National Record but was no were near her best in the final today. 
Bahrain's Ruth Jebet takes Gold, Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng takes Silver and USA's Koburn Emma takes Bronze. 
19.22 IST: Disappointments - Three exits in a span of 15 minutes for India. Renjith Maheshwary finished 15th in Group B to miss a final berth. Three jumps of 15.80, 16.13 and 15.99m were not enough for him to progress. 
Srabani Nanda also finished a disappointing 55th in the 200m heats and stood no chance of progressing to the semi-final.
Wrestler Ravinder Khatri lost to Hungary's Viktor Lorincz in the Round of 16 Greco-Roman 85kg category. However, his campaign in Rio is not over. She still has a chance to make a comeback in the repechage for a Bronze  
19.15 IST: BADMINTON.  Kidambi Srikanth has done it! He has stunned World No.5 Jan O Jorgensen to storm into the quarters of men's singles. He will face two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the quarters. Notably, Srikanth defeated Lin Dan in the finals of All England in 2014.  
18.43 IST: Renjith Maheswary improves in his second attempt, but still needs more to qualify.16.13m in his second attempt, currently placed 24th overall, top 12 qualify. 
18.28 IST: Srikanth is in action now. He is trailing first game 1-3 against the Denmark shuttler.  
18.25 IST: Not a great run by India's Srabani Nanda. The sprinter finishes sixth in Heat 5 with a timing of 23.58s. She is placed 31st overall with four more heats to go. She has grim chances of making it to the finals. 
18.15 IST: Renjith Maheswary records a 15.80m with his first jump. He is currently placed 4th in Group B. A decent start for the Indian jumper. 
18.05 IST: India's Srabani Nanda is gearing up for the women's 200m dash. She will compete in Heat 5. The Heat 1 just got over and we can expect Srabani shortly. 
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Vijay Goel sends his wishes to Dutee Chand, oh wait! Srabani Nanda. Are we just seeing Dutee's photo is in his tweet?  
18.00 IST: ATHLETICS - As we wait for Srikanth, Renjith Maheshwary will be shortly in action in men's triple jump qualification round. He will compete with 48 other athletes in Rio. This will be the third Olympic appearance for the 2012 Asian Grand Prix winner. Can he make it count today?
17.50 IST: Delay in badminton. Srikanth has to wait for his pre-quarterfinal match.  
16.50 IST: Badminton -  We're are 40 minutes away from badminton men's singles Round of 16 match in which India's Kidambi Srikanth takes on Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen, who is also the World No. 5. Can the lowly-ranked Srikanth progress? 
16.30 IST: As we gear up for the first event of the day, let us revisit what Dipa Karmakar, the Tripura girl who stole the show with her fourth place-finish in vault final, had to say after her event yesterday. 
"I did my absolute best. Am glad I could break the 15 point barrier and performing the produnova to perfection gave me a lot of satisfaction.
"I will keep working hard and keep giving my best at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games and the Tokyo Game," Dipa told India Today.  
15.50 IST: Steeplechaser Lalita Babar, who created history by breaking the national record to qualify for the steeplechase final, will run for glory today at 19.45 IST. India's lone badminton hope in the men's category, Kidambi Srikanth, will begin the day for the country at 17.30 PM. Vikas Krishan Yadav will also battle for a place in the quarterfinal of the men's middleweight 75kg
15.30 IST: After another day of heartbreaks, we head into Monday's action. We have a medal event lined up along with a few crucial final rounds on the Independence Day. 
India at Rio Olympics: Monday action 
Women's 3000m Steeplechase final -- 7:45PM
Lalita Babar
Women's 200m heats - 6.00 PM onwards
Srabani Nanda  
Men's Triple Jump Qualifying Round -- 6.00PM
Renjith Maheswary
Women's Discus Throw Qualifying Round -- 5AM (Tuesday morning)
Seema Punia
Badminton pre-quarters draws yet to be announced -- 5.00PM onwards
Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu
Men's Middle (75kg) Quarter-finals -- 3.30AM (Tuesday morning)
Vikas Krishan
Men's Greco Roman 85kg -- 6:45PM
Ravinder Khatri

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