• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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India despairs over Rio flops

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India despaired Monday (August 15) at a weekend of failures by its main medal hopefuls in Rio, as commentators warned that the Olympics’ ultimate under-achievers could return home from Brazil completely empty-handed. Following a string of disappointments in the first week of competition, sports fans had been banking on India’s tennis, badminton and hockey stars to lift the mood and restore some national pride in time for Monday’s Independence Day celebrations. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar finished fourth in the vault finals But those hopes were crushed during a string of below-par performances on Sunday afternoon, before the final blow came in…

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