As far as the updates go, the Indian contingent till now has at least some reasons to cheer in the Abhinav Bindra who has struck the lone Gold in a 10m air rifle event. The medal hopes for the Indian contingent to stay alive with Akhil Kumar and Jitendra Kumar in boxing.
Akhil Kumar advanced to the quarter-finals beating World Champion from Russia. The tennis duo of Paes and Bhupathi have crashed out of the Olympics when they were comprehensively beaten by the Swiss duo of Roger Federer and his partner.
However, disappointment came in the form of Athens Silver medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who failed to qualify for the final in the double trap event. Also, shooters Anjali Bhagwat, Samresh Jung, Gagan Narang, and tennis star Sania Mirza along with a few others like archer Dola Banerjee and shuttler Anup Sridhar failed to advance to the next round thereby reducing the chances of more medals.
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