• Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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India’s Rio Games highs and lows

PV Sindhu with her silver medal

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Three unassuming women became the redeemers for India at the Rio Olympics as the country concluded its campaign with some good, bad and ugly memories. Defying all odds and showing killer instincts, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar became the unlikely heroines and saved the country’s pride from returning empty-handed for the first time since Barcelona 1992. The trio notched a few firsts for India. Sindhu, at 21, became the youngest to win an Olympic medal, a silver which was never achieved in badminton; and Sakshi’s bronze was also a first for women’s wrestling. India’s first female gymnast Dipa…

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