Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna subdued Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Rio Olympics Games.
India enters quarterfinals at Rio Olympic Games. Their last match was well fought game in which Canada shows resistance to Indian attack, Men in blue managed draw in their last match of the pool. India thus ended the group phase with two wins, two losses and a draw, accumulating seven points in the process.
India lifted its sagging morale as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna cruised into the semi-finals while pugilist Vikas Krishnan advanced to the quarters on a day the shooters, archers, shuttlers and track and field athletes suffered reverses at the Rio Olympics.
The 33-year-old Gowda, in his fourth straight Olympics, produced an utterly below-par performance with a best throw of 58.99m to finish 28th overall out of 34 competitors. He finished 16th in a field of 18 in Group B qualification round.
Vikas Krishan is just a win away from an elusive Olympic medal. He outclassed Turkey’s Sipal Onder 3-0 to comfortably to advance in the quarterfinals of men’s 75kg middleweight boxing at the Rio Games.
The experienced pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa eliminated from women’s doubles event after losing their second successive group A clash. In a rollercoaster game against the Dutch team of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek, Jwala and Ashwini went down 16-21 21-16 17-21 in a 48-minute clash.