Stalwarts falter Sindhu, Srikanth shine

Stalwarts falter Sindhu, Srikanth shine
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In what was a hugely disappointing day for India with likely medal contenders bowing, the flag was kept flying high by shuttlers K Srikanth and P V Sindhu who atoned and brought some respectability.

Rio de Janeiro: In what was a hugely disappointing day for India with likely medal contenders bowing, the flag was kept flying high by shuttlers K Srikanth and P V Sindhu who atoned and brought some respectability. Saina was beaten 18-21,19-21 by Maria Ulitina while Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lost in the bronze medal play-off in straight sets to the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka 1-6- 5-7. To add insult to injury, the men's hockey squad, was bundled out of the competition by Belgium, which inflicted a 1-3 come-from-behind victory.

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