Indian star players in the Rio Olympics other than PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik

Indian star players in the Rio Olympics other than PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik

Other Indian star players in the Rio Olympics Game

While the whole nation cheered for the two Olympic medalists, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik who won a silver and bronze respectively at the Rio Olympics, a few Indian athletes despite closely losing out on a medal, won billions of hearts.
 
Howdy, folks!
So today in this article of SAIKISITE, I bring to you the names of the Indian athletes who showed  unparalleled courage and fought till the last moments of their games, giving the Indian sports what it needs the most, undiminished hope and sturdy shoulders for the forthcoming games and championships.
 

So let’s look at some of these Athletes :

1. Dipa Karmakar

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Discipline: Artistic gymnast.
 
Event at Rio: Women’s Vaults Gymnasts.
 
Position obtained at Rio: 4th.
 
A native of Agartala, Tripura, Dipa Karmakar stunned the nation and the world alike after successfully landing the “Produnova”, the most difficult vault in gymnastics, a feat achieved by only four other women besides her.
A 21 yr old girl, creating history seems to be a habit for her.
In the April of 2016, she became the first woman gymnast from India to qualify for the Olympics and the only Indian Gymnast to represent the country in Olympics since Tokyo 1964.
Finishing fourth in the event, Deepa narrowly missed out on a bronze , finishing with a score of 15.066.
 
PS: The Indian government refused to provide her with a physiotherapist to accompany her to the games deeming it as “wasteful”. Later, a physiotherapist was rushed for her after she reached the quarterfinals.
 

2. Vinesh Phogat

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Discipline: Freestyle wrestling.
 
Event at Rio: 48 kg Women’s freestyle
 
A native of Haryana and coming from a family of successful wrestlers, the story of Vinesh Phogat is one of immense dedication and will power. From breaking the gender stereotypes, to her family being declared as immoral for letting women become a part of wrestling, she has dealt with turbulent obstacles before reaching the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics.
After a stunning performance in the previous match by outclassing Romanian wrestler, Alina Emilia by 11-0, she went down 1-2 in her quarterfinal match with Chinese wrestler Sun Yanan following a terrible knee injury.
While as a viewer tears strolled down my eyes for the wrestler, one can only imagine her state of mind following the heartbreaking event and losing out on her dream, for now.
 
 

3. Srikanth Kidambi

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Discipline: Badminton.
 
Event: Men’s Singles.
 
A resident of Hyderabad and another star player coached by Pullela Gopichand at his academy, S.Kidambi  at 23, is the current highest ranked Indian player with a World Ranking of 11.
In a historic feat, K Srikanth displayed a strong fighting spirit while taking on two-time defending champion in the quarterfinals  and five-time world champion, Chinese player, Lin Dan.
In a game where Srikanth refused to give up, his dedication and performance was lauded by every badminton fan. His game was a reassurance of the fact that Indian badminton is in good hands.
 
 
While they lost out on medals, their feats have redefined the concept of struggle and perseverance.
 
Signing off for now, hoping that these heroes will not be forgotten!
 
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