“The good thing is we still have a chance to come back and get a shot at the bronze medal."
On August 14, India look set to win their first Olympic medal at Rio 2016. This is thanks to the efforts of Dipa Karmakar, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.
Karmakar is set to appear in the ‘Women’s Vault’ final, after qualifying in the top eight of 19 competitors.
But before that, Mirza and Bopanna of India will face the Czech Republic in the ‘Mixed Doubles Tennis’ event. The match will decide who receives the ‘Mixed Doubles’ bronze medal.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna to win India’s first medal?
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna incredibly beat Team GB in the quarter finals on August 12, 2016.
They beat event favourites, Heather Watson and 2012 gold medallist, Andy Murray, in the ‘Mixed Doubles Tennis’ event.
However, the duo slipped to defeat against USA’s Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram in the semi-finals.
Despite India winning the first set, they lost the second before heartbreakingly losing the tiebreak.
But nonetheless, that defeat sets up a bronze medal deciding match against Czech Republic.
Sania Mirza says: “The good thing is we still have a chance to come back and get a shot at the bronze medal. We have to recover well and come back by being positive. Our opponents will also be coming from a loss.”
In such great form, Mirza and Bopanna look set to win India’s first Olympic medal at Rio 2016.
Dipa Karmakar to win India’s second medal?
DESIblitz named Dipa Karmakar as a star individual to look out for in the Indian Olympic Team at Rio 2016.
And she has certainly lived up to that tag in her first Olympic appearance.
Karmakar is the first Indian gymnast to make it to the final of the individual vault category.
In 2014, she became only the third woman in gymnastics history to land the ‘Produnova Vault’.
Otherwise known as the handspring double front, Karmakar again pulled off the move as she qualified for the Olympic finals.
Can she successfully land it again to win one of India’s first Olympic medals at Rio?