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India at Rio 2016 Olympics: Medals two; disappointments multiple

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Jonathan Selvaraj shows how of the 85 in the Indian squad – excluding team events such as field hockey – only 13 could be reckoned to have matched a season’s best, qualifying mark or advanced past the first round of their event.

ATHLETICS:

Mohd Anas (400m)

Qualification: 45.40s, At Rio: 45.95s.

Jinson Johnson (800m)
Qualification: 1:45:98s, At Rio: 1:47:27s.
Recorded the second fastest time by an Indian a month before the Olympics. He was 1.29 seconds slower at the Rio Games.

Gurmeet Singh (20k walk),
Qualification: 1:20:29s, At Rio: DSQ,

Manish Singh (20k walk),
Qualification: 1:20:26s, At Rio: 1:21.21.

Ganapathy Krishnan (20k walk)
Qualification: 1:21:41s, At Rio: DSQ.

Sandeep Kumar (50k walk)
Qualification: 3:57:03s, At Rio: 4:07:55.

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Men’s 4x400m relay team
Qualification: 3:00.91s, At Rio: DSQ
After recorded the second fastest time of the year a month back, the team were disqualified in their Olympic heat.

Kavita Raut (Marathon)
Qualification: 2:38:38, At Rio: 2:59:29.*
*Kavita Raut was more than 20 minutes slower than her qualification time.

OP Jaisha (Marathon)
Qualification: 2:42:26s, At Rio: 2:47:19s.

Sapna Poonia (20k walk)
Qualification: 1:35:57s, At Rio: DNF.

Khushbir Kaur (20k walk)

Qualification: 1:34:53s, At Rio: 1:40:33s.

Manpreet Kaur (Shot put)
Qualification: 17.94m, At Rio: 17.06m
*Kaur would have qualified for the shot put final if she had matched her qualifying throw.

Seema Antil (Discus throw)
Qualification: 62.62m, At Rio: 57.58m
Antil threw 5m less than her qualifying throw.

Dutee Chand (100m)
Qualification: 11:24s, At Rio: 11:69s.

4x400m relay team
Qualfication: 3:27.88s, At Rio: 3:29.53s
The team was almost two seconds off the mark they had set a month before Rio.

Srabani Nanda (200m)
Qualification: 23:07s, At Rio: 23:58s.

Nirmala Sheoran (Event: 400m)
Qualification: 51:48s, At Rio: 53.03.

Tintu Luka (800m)
Qualification: 2:01:84s, At Rio: 2:00.58s.

Lalita Babar (3000 steeplechase)
Qualification: 9:27:09s, At Rio: 9:19.76 NR.

Sudha Singh (3000 steeplechase),
Qualification: 9:26:55s, At Rio: 9:43:29.

Thonakal Gopi (Marathon)
Qualification: 2:16:15s; At Rio: 2:15:25 PB

Kheta Ram (Marathon)
Qualification: 2:17:23s At Rio 2:15:26 PB

Nitendra Singh Rawat (Marathon)
Qualification: 2:15:48s At Rio: 2:22:52s

BOXING

Shiva Thapa (Bantamweight)
World Rank:3 , At Rio: 1st round loss.
Facing eventual gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez, Shiva Thapa exited in the first round of the Olympics for the second straight tournament.

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Manoj Kumar (Light welterweight)
World Rank: 6 At Rio: 2nd round loss.

Vikas Krishan (Middleweight)
World Rank: 13 At Rio: Quarter-final.

GOLF

Aditi Ashok
Rio Seeding 56, At Rio: 41/60

Anirban Lahiri
Rio Seeding: 19, At Rio: 57/60

SSP Chawrasia
Rio Seeding: 44, At Rio: Tied 50

JUDO

Avtar Singh
World Ranking: 72, At Rio: 1st round loss.
Lost to world no. 91 Popole Misenga competing as a refugee

Jitu Rai (50m pistol)

Quota at 2014 World Championships,
Qualifying: 565, (won silver); At Rio (554, finished 12)

(10M PISTOL)

(2016 World Cup, qualifying: 580, (won silver); At Rio (580, finished 8)

Abhinav Bindra (10m air rifle)
Qualifying score in 2015: 627.5, finished 6th); At Rio (qualifying 625.7, final 4th)

Gagan Narang (50m rifle prone),
Qualifying score in 2015: 626.3; At Rio (623.1, finished 13)

Chain Singh (50m 3 position)
Qualifying score in 2015:1174; At Rio 169, finished 23

Gurpreet Singh (10m air pistol)
Qualifying score in 2015: 578; At Rio 576, finished 20th

Kynan Chenai (Mens Trap)
Qualifying score in 2016: 120, At Rio (114, finished 19th)

Mairaj Khan (Men’s skeet)
Qualifying score in 2015:122; At Rio (121 (+3) finished 9th)

Manavjit Sandhu (Mens trap)
World Rank: 18; At Rio finished 16

PN Prakash (50m pistol)
Qualifying score in 2015: 567; At Rio 547, finished 25

Heena Sidhu (25m air pistol women)
Qualifying score in 2016: 387; At Rio (576, finished 20)

Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle women)
Qualifying score in 2015: 418.4; At Rio (411.6, finished 34)

Ayonika paul (10m air rifle women),
Qualifying score in 2016: 416.6; At Rio (407.0, finished 43)

TABLE TENNIS

Sharath Kamal (Singles)
World Rank: 73, At Rio: 1st round loss

Soumyajit Ghosh (Singles)
World Rank: 65, At Rio: 1st round loss
Lost to world no. 181 Tanviriyavechakul Padasak ; Women’s players Manika Batra and Mouma Das too lost in the first round of their respective draws.

BADMINTON

Jwala Gutta – Ashwini Ponappa (Doubles)
World Rank: 22 Result: Group stage exit.

Manu Attri – B Sumeeth Reddy (Doubles)
World Rank: 21, Result: Group stage exit.
*Despite exiting in the group stage, the Indian mens doubles team managed to upset the higher ranked pair of Hiroyuki Endo and Kenicha Hayakawa

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PV Sindhu (Singles)
World Rank: 10 Result: Silver medal.

Saina Nehwal (Singles)
World Rank: 5, Result: Group stage exit.
Nehwal was the highest ranked Indian singles player but exited the group stage after battling a knee injury.

K Srikanth (Singles)
World Rank: 11, Result: Quarter-final.

WEIGHTLIFTING

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TENNIS

Leander Paes+Rohan Bopanna (men’s doubles)
World Rank: Rohan Bopanna (WR10), Leander Paes (WR62) , At Rio: 1st round loss

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Rohan Bopanna+Sania Mirza, (mixed doubles)
World Rank: Rohan Bopanna (WR10) , Sania Mirza (WR1) , At Rio: Lost bronze medal playoff
*Lost to Venus Williams (WR 35) +Rajeev Ram (WR 22) in semifinals; Lost to Lucie Hradecka (WR 9) +Radek Stepanek (WR 32)

Sania Mirza +Prarthana Thombare, (Women’s doubles)
World Rank: Sania Mirza (1) , Prarthana Thombare (190); At Rio: Lost in Round 1*
*Lost to Peng Shuai (WR 147) +Zhang Shuai (WR 456)

WRESTLING

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Vinesh Phogat (Women’s 48kg freestyle)
World Rank 14, At Rio: Lost in second round

Babita Phogat
(Women’s 53kg freestyle)
At Rio: Lost in first round

Sakshi Malik
(women’s 58kg freestyle)
At Rio: Bronze medal

Sandeep Tomar
(mens’s 57kg freestyle)
At Rio: Lost in first round

Yogeshwar Dutt
(Men’s 65kg)
World Rank 12, At Rio: Lost in first round

Ravinder Khatri
( Men’s 85kg greco roman)
At Rio: Lost in first round

Hardeep Singh
(Men’s 98kg greco roman)
At Rio: Lost in first round

ARCHERY

Deepika Kumari
Rank 12 / Womens team rank 3: At Rio: Rd of 16 and QF (team).

Laxmi Rani Manjhi
Rank: 15/ Womens team rank 3 At Rio: Rd of 16 and QF (team).

L Bombayla Devi
Rank 70/ Womens team rank 3; At Rio: Rd of 16 and QF (team).

Atanu Das (Individual)
World Rank 22 At Rio: Quarter-final

ROWING

Dattu Bhokanakal (Single sculls)
Qualifying time: 7:07.49, At Rio: 6:54:96.

GYMNASTICS

Dipa Karmakar
Expectation: Likely to reach final, At Rio: Finished fourth

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