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India’s girl power at Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa, Sania, Lalita grab national attention

Indian Players At Rio Olympics 2016 Have Managed To Capture The Imagination Of Indian Audiences. Whilst The Nation Waits For The First Olympics Medal This Year, The Nation’s Hopes In Next Two Days Will Remain Tied Up With The Girl Power –Dipa Karmakar, Sania Mirza And Lalita Babbar.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 14 Aug 2016, 10:19:40 AM
Dipa Karmakar, Sania Mirza and Lalita Babbar at Rio Olympics 2016 (Image source: Getty Images)

Rio de Janeiro:

Indian players at Rio Olympics 2016 have managed to capture the imagination of Indian audiences. Whilst the nation waits for the first Olympics medal this year, the nation’s hopes in next two days will remain tied up with the girl power –Dipa Karmakar, Sania Mirza and Lalita Babbar. 

Dipa Karmakar 
Women’s Vault Final: Sunday, 23:17 hrs

Dipa Karmakar will be the biggest news of the day as she will compete in the finals of the vaults on Sunday night. Last time, nation stayed up late to watch her amazing Produnova technique live, but were grossly disappointed as the broadcaster chose to show only a glimpse of the first Indian female gymnast in Olympics. Let’s hope Indian audiences get to see her performance with a win this time. 

Read: Dipa Karmakar scripts history, qualifies for vault finals

Sania Mirza (and Rohan Bopanna)
Match for bronze medal: Monday, 00:30 hrs  

World no. 1 doubles tennis player Sania Mirza is hoping to secure a bronze medal at Rio Olympics 2016 along with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles on Sunday. The duo crashed out of semi-finals after losing to Americans Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram at Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. But the hope for bronze is still alive. 

Read: Sania-Bopanna lose mixed double semis; to fight for bronze now

Lalita Babbar
Women's 3000m steeplechase finals: Monday, 19:45 hrs

Lalita Babar qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final after finishing fourth in the qualifying heat 2 with a national record time in the Rio Olympic 2016 on Saturday. She also became first Indian after PT Usha to reach a track final. Now she will compete for medal in the finals on Monday.  

Read: Lalita Babar lights up eighth day for India

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First Published : 14 Aug 2016, 10:02:00 AM