Rio Olympics 2016
The Olympics this year was held at Rio from 5th of August to 21st August was one the most happening events this year. With 207 countries taking part in 306 events in 28 sports, it was a major success. In the end of this major event, America was declared as the winner with a total of 121 medals which includes 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze followed with the United Kingdom and China while India secured a rank of 67.
India won two medals in the Olympics, Silver, and Bronze. PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik were the reason that Indians didn’t come back alone. Most of the athletes couldn’t make it further than the quarterfinals.
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Discussing men’s performance in the Olympics, discus thrower Vikas Goda performed ay below his average and ended up securing a rank as low as 28. Manish Singh Rawat finished securing a rank o 13 while two of his compatriots were disqualified earlier in the 20km race walk event. Sandeep Kumar had a very poor performance as he secured a low rank of 34 in the men’s 50km Race Walk event by walking for 4 hours and 7 minutes and 55 seconds while the winner completed it just in 26 minutes and 57 seconds. Abhinav Bindra missed the medal by a very minute margin the 10m Air Rifle category by ending up securing the 4th position.Live updates avalble on hotstar
Three women became the pride of the entire country, P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar as they finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the finals in badminton, wrestling, and gymnastics. Dora went on to be the first ever Indian female gymnast to make it to the finals. Manpreet Kaur was ranked as 23rd in the omen’s shot-put qualifications. Tintu Luka couldn’t make it to the semi-finals of the women’s 800m race and secured 6th rank in the heat Seema Punia, finished 20th in the Rio qualifiers in discuss throw though couldn’t make it to s.
Talking about the new sensation of the country P V Sindhu, she is the first fe