Home >> Sports

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 2: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar makes India proud, archers disappoint

Day two of the Rio Olympics turned out to be a mixed bag for India. India created history when gymnast Dipa Karmakar qualified for the final round of the Individual vault finals and the Indian women's hockey team made a hopeful return to the Olympics after 36 years, with a well-fought draw against Japan.

But on the same day Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for the 10m air pistol final and the Archery team narrowly lost the quarterfinal against Russia.

Dipa Karmakar on Sunday became the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic finals. The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics, after finishing eighth on the standings.

Competing in the third sub-division, Dipa had an average score of 51.665. She performed her much-vaunted 'Produnova' vault cleanly to score 14.850 on the vault, 11.666 on the uneven bars, 12.866 in balance beam and 12.033 in floor exercises.

In a disappointment, the Indian women's archery team crashed out after losing to Russia in the quarter-finals. India lost 23-25 in a close shoot-off, after both teams were locked 4-4 on points, having won two sets each.