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Rio 2016 | Neymar & co. win gold for Brazil; Mo Farah defends title on Day 15

Great Britain's Mo Farah became only the second man in the history of Olympics to defend the 10000m and 5000m titles on the penultimate day of action at Rio. On the football field, Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil defeated Germany 5-4 in penalties to take the gold in the event.
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Rio 2016 | PV Sindhu provides silver lining; Aditi Ashok struggles on day 14

Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu won a historic silver medal after losing a hard-fought final in the women's singles event against World No.1 Carolina Marin. Meanwhile, Aditi Ashok has dropped down the leaderboard after struggling in the third round of the women's golf event on Friday at Rio.
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Rio 2016 | Sakshi Malik wins India's first medal; Kidambi Srikanth goes down fighting on Day 12

Finally, the wait is over! Sakshi Malik defeated Aysuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan to win the bronze in women's freestyle 58kg wrestling event, and secured India first medal at the Rio Olympics. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth lost his quarter-final match to Lin Dan of China in a tight three-setter.
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Rio 2016 | Simone Biles wins fourth gold; Lasha Talakhadze takes gold with world-record lift on Day 11

After a mistake ended her hopes of winning a record haul of 5 gold medals, Simone Biles bounced back by securing gold in women’s floor exercise to end her Games on a high. Another world record tumbled on Day 11 as Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze lifted 473kg to win the gold in men’s +105kg category.
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Rio 2016 | Srikanth, Sindhu enter badminton quarters while boxer Vikas Krishan loses on Day 10

Badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu upset higher-ranked rivals to enter the quarterfinal of their respective events on Day 10. However, boxer Vikas Krishan lost his quarterfinal bout even as India's track & field athletes failed to mark a mark in their events.
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Rio 2016 | Dipa Karmakar, Mirza-Bopanna finish fourth, while Saina crashes out on Day 9

On another disappointing day for India, Dipa Karmakar landed her Produnova to manage a fourth place, while Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lost their bronze-medal match in the mixed doubles event. The biggest disappointment of the day, however, was Saina Nehwal's ouster from the badminton event.
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Rio 2016 | So near, yet so far; Dipa Karmakar finishes fourth

Dipa Karmakar, who is the first-ever Indian gymnast to participate in a final event at the Olympics, finished fourth in the women’s vault final with a score of 15.066. In her first attempt, she scored a 14.866, but improved her score in the next attempt by scoring 15.266 to finish fourth.
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Rio 2016 | Michael Phelps bids farewell with another gold; Mo Farah defends title on Day 8

American swimmer Michael Phelps added one more gold to his kitty – fifth of the Rio Olympics and 23rd of his career – on day 8 of Rio Olympics to end the last race of his career on a high. British runner Mo Farah also dazzled on track, and won the 10000m race, despite a fall during the race.
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Rio 2016 | Phelps comes second; Rafael Nadal wins gold in doubles on day 7

Team USA added four more gold medals to their bulging tally, as they stayed seven clear of China on day 7. In swimming, Michael Phelps settled for a silver medal after finishing second in the men’s 100m butterfly, while Katie Ledecky set another world record in women's 800m freestyle.
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Rio 2016 | Archers and boxer Manoj Kumar dazzle, while Jitu Rai falters

Archers Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi won their matches to reach the pre-quarters, while boxer Manoj Kumar won an upset to also enter the pre-quarters in the 64 kg category. But Jitu Rai once again disappointed in the 50m pistol event, while the women's hockey team badly lost their match today.
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