Rio 2016 Day 10 as it happened

  • Govindan Kishwar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2016 09:19 IST
India’s PV Sindhu defeated Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taiepei 21-13, 21-15 to reach the women’s singles quarterfinals. (REUTERS)

Another near miss for India as boxer VIkas Krishan lost in the men’s middleweight quarterfinal to Uzebekistan’s Bektemir Melikuzeiv.

However, it was a good day on the badminton court as PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the singles quarterfinals. Sindhu defeated Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taiepei 21-13, 21-15 while Srikanth beat Denmark’s Jan Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19. Srikanth next faces China’s Lin Dan, the reigning Olympic champion on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Lalita Babar finished 10th in the 3000m steeplechase final while runner Srabani Nanda, Greco-Roman wrestler Ravinder Khatri and triple-jumper Renjith Maheshwary bowed out.

Dipa Karmakar has said she will aim for a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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9:16 AM (IST): That’s it from us for Day 10 of the Games. We will be back in the evening with all the latest updates from Day 11 in Brazil.

8:29 AM (IST): Time for the hosts to cheer. Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva has won gold in men’s pole vault. Not only that, his 6.03 is a new Olympic record.France’s Renaud Lavillenie was second (5.98), while USA’s Sam Kendricks was third (5.85).


7:42 AM (IST): Shaunae Miller of the Bahama’s has beaten race favourite USA’s Allyson Felix to the gold medal in the women’s 400m final. Miller had a time of 49.44s.

7:42 AM (IST): Seema Punia has failed to qualify for the women’s discus final. Punia threw 57.58m in her first attempt, and 56.78m in her third. The qualifying score was 62m.


7:36 AM (IST): Defending champion Allyson Felix (USA) is at the start line for the women’s 400m final.

USA's Allyson Felix. (AFP)

7:25 AM (IST): Seema Punia got a 57.58 with her first throw, while the second did not count. The Indian looks unlikely to qualify.

7:21 AM (IST): David Rudisha has won the men’s 800m final with a time of 1m42.15s.


7:14 AM (IST): The men’s 800m final is about to begin, with Kenya’s world record holder David Rudisha in action.

7:06 AM (IST): ICYMI: Ruslan Nurudinov won gold for Uzbekistan on Monday in the men’s 105-kilogram weightlifting division. It was the first medal of any kind in weightlifting for the Central Asian nation, won with 194kg in the snatch and an Olympic-record 237 in the clean and jerk for a total of 431 kilos.

Ruslan Nurudinov, of Uzbekistan. (AP)

7:04 AM (IST ) : That 65.38 by Perez is the highest so far across the two groups.

7:02 AM (IST): So far, Yaime Perez of Cuba is the only one to have qualified for the discus final with a throw of 65.38.

6:53 AM (IST) : Seema Antil’s group has begun its throws.

6:43 AM (IST): Guys, we’re guessing you can relate to this fan on twitter.

6:29 AM (IST): Oh and, Bolt has got his medal from yesterday’s 100m win. Can you guess the colour? Yup, it’s gold.

Usain Bolt eased to the 100m final win.. (REUTERS)

6:25 AM (IST): Group A is complete. Sandra Perkovic (CRO, 64.81m), Dani Samuels (AUS, 64.46), Denia Caballero (CUB,62.94m), Feng Bin (CHN, 62.01m) have all qualified.

5:48 AM (IST): The women’s discus group A is back on the field after weather disrupted the competition. India’s Seema Punia is in group B.

4:50 AM (IST): India’s Seema Punia will be in action in the women’s discus qualifying soon.

4:14 AM (IST): On the bright side, PV Sindhu’s win made it a good day for Indian shuttlers.

3:57 AM (IST): Bektemir Melikuzeiv wins all three rounds as Vikas Krishan loses the quarterfinal. That’s the end of the Indian boxing challenge.

3:52 AM (IST): Melikuzeiv has dominated Krishan. He’s too swift and precise for the Indian. Krishan loses second round 25-30.

3:48 AM (IST): Krishan loses the first round 29-30.

3:43 AM (IST): Vikas Krishan takes on Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuzeiv in the men’s middleweight 75kg category.

3:01 AM (IST): Don’t go anywhere folks! VIkas Krishan will be in action shortly in the men’s middleweight 75kg category. A win guarantees a medal (at least bronze) for India.

2:53 AM (IST): PV Sindhu will take on the world No. 2 Wang Yihan of China in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, 2:00 AM (IST).

2:45 AM (IST): What a commanding display! PV Sindhu has defeated Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taiepei 21-13, 21-15 in 40 minutes to reach the women’s singles quarterfinals.

2:33 AM (IST): Sindhu has again raced to an early lead in the second game. Leads 11-6.

2:22 AM (IST): Easy does it for Sindhu. Takes the first game 21-13 in 19 minutes. The Indian is in command.

2:10 AM (IST): It is neck and neck so far! Sindhu leads the first game 9-6.

1:54 AM (IST): World No 10 PV Sindhu has a 2-4 head-to-head record against world No 8 Tai Tzu Ying.

1:44 AM (IST): Shake off the grogginess! PV Sindhu takes the court soon.

1:38 AM (IST): Chelsea’s season is well and truly underway. After a frustrating first half, Eden Hazard has broken the deadlock against West Ham.

1:30 AM (IST): With the largest total of openly gay athletes participating, 49 according to Outsports magazine in July and double the number of London in 2012, Rio 2016 has seen the first married gay couple competing and a lesbian marriage proposal at a medal ceremony.

12:56 AM (IST): The beam final was not short on action.

12:41 AM (IST): This is turning into some story. Simon Biles’ compatriot Lauren Hernandez almost goes top after a scintillating routine. 15.333! Sanne Wevers still leading with 15.466.

12:38 AM (IST): Some 9,000km away from Rio, Chelsea have begun their season against West Ham. Follow the action live here .

12:34 AM (IST): Simone Biles won’t be taking the fourth gold home. Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands takes the top spot with 15.466.

12:24 AM (IST): A major slipup couldn’t stop Simone Biles from posting 14.733, the best score so far in the beam final.

Simone Biles posted 14.733 in the women’s beam final. (REUTERS)

12:18 AM (IST): A Hollywood story.

12:15 AM (IST): Don’t miss USA’s golden girl Simone Biles go for her fourth gold in the balance beam final.

12:10 AM (IST): More unpleasant news from Rio.

11:20 PM (IST): Welcome back, folks! Wish we could say the same to Yelena Isinbayeva, who will not be taking part in tomorrow’s women’s pole-vault competition as Russian track and field athletes have been barred. Nothing’s stopping Isinbayeva from speaking her mind though.

8.00 PM (IST): Lalita Babar finishes 10th in the steeplechase, with a time of 9:22.74. A commendable performance from the Indian, given the competition.

7.45 PM (IST): Lalita Babar’s 3000m steeplechase final is about to begin.

7.25 PM (IST): Renjith Maheswary lands jumps of 15.80, 16.13 and 15.99 in the men’s triple jump, finishing 15th. He does not make the final.

Renjith Maheshwary during the triple jump qualification. (REUTERS)

7.20 PM (IST): Ravinder Khatri gets outclassed by Hungary’s Viktor Lorincz, who wins by technical superiority (9-0) in 85kg Greco-Roman wrestling.Remains to be seen if Ravinder will get a shot through the repechage rounds.

7.13 PM (IST): Great performance by Srikanth down the stretch to level and then step his performance up a notch to defeat Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19. The Indian enters the quarterfinal of the men’s singles.

India's Srikanth Kidambi returns a shot to Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen. (AP)

7.10 PM (IST): Neck and neck in the second game. Srikanth fights back to 17-17.

7.00 PM (IST): Srikanth leads 11-10 at the break in the second game.

6.50 PM (IST): Kidambi Srikanth wins the first game 21-19.

6.37 PM (IST): India’s Kidambi Srikanth leads Denmark’s Jan Jorgensen 11-9 at the break in Game 1 of their men’s singles pre-quarterfinals.

6.30 PM (IST): Srabani Nanda finishes sixth in heat 5 of the women’s 200m with a time of 23.58 seconds. It isn’t enough for her to advance.

Srabani Nanda finished fifth in 23.58 seconds. (REUTERS)

6.20 PM (IST): Renjith Maheswary manages 15.80m in his first attempt in the men’s triple jump qualification round.

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