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India’s Olympic journey ends with two medals at Rio

With glowing lights and a stadium jam packed with fans, the Olympics ended with pomp and show as the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach officially declared Rio 2016 Olympics closed.

The Indian contingent was represented by Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who carried the national flag. India was ranked 67th with two medals at the Rio Olympic games. USA topped the chart with 121 medals followed by Great Britain with 67 medals with 27 gold medals. China stood at the third place with 26 gold medals and total 70.

Sakshi Malik (Image: Hindustan Times)
Sakshi Malik (Image: Hindustan Times)

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze medal for India in the 58kg freestyle, whereas PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in women’s singles badminton.

India’s medal tally was pretty low in comparison to 2012 London summer Olympics where Indian contingent won six medals.

Despite rains, the closing ceremony was held without any hiccups.

The Indian team couldn’t manage to bag another medal in its tally on the last day of Rio as wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his first bout against Mongolia’s Ganzorig Mandakhnaran by 0-3 in the 65kg freestyle event.

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