The third day at Rio Olympics did not go well for India as the men’s Hockey team lost their second match to Germany by 1-2 in the last 3.1 seconds before the match ended. The team that had scored a close 3-2 win against Ireland, could not repeat their performance against Germany.
Separately, Indian women’s Hockey team also fell short against Britain. After an inspiring match against Japan which resulted in a draw, the women’s team lost their second Pool B match by 0-3 against Great Britain women’s team on Monday. The Indian women’s team that made a historic comeback in Olympics after 36 years wasn’t a match for Britain.
Even shooter Abhinav Bindra wasn’t able to bring smile on disappointed faces of Indian fans. Bindra, who had struck gold in 2008 Beijing Olympics, lost the bronze medal in Rio to Ukrainian Serhiy Kulish after both were tied for third place at 163.8 points in the men’s 10m air rifle event. He missed the Bronze medal with 0.1 points in the tournament.
After hit and miss situation in Bindra’s case, Indian shooter Gagan Narang did not even fall close to any chances of scoring a medal. He landed at 23rd position in the qualifying round.
In Men’s trap qualification round for semis, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai finished at 16th and 19th ranks respectively.
Indian archers also disappointed on the third day as Laxmirani Majhi scored 43rd position in the individual archery event after losing the match to Slovakia’s Alexandra Longova by 1-7. Hopes are a little high with Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari as they will feature on Wednesday in the individual event.
Swimmers Shivani Kataria in women’s 200m freestyle finished 28th and Sajan Prakash finished 41st in the men’s 200 mtere butterfly heats among 43 swimmers.