Dipa, from the north eastern state Tripura, emerged as one of the few shining spots on a disastrous campaign as she ended up just outside a medal bracket after putting on a superb display in the eight-woman vault final.
India witnessed a gloomy day on Sunday which started with the the exit of London Games bronze medal winner Saina to further dampen the spirits of the contingent on the ninth day of competitions.
(Gymnast Dipa finishes fourth on disastrous day for India)
But more disappointment was in store for the contingent when mixed doubles medal hopes – Rohan and Sania – lost in the bronze medal play-off in straight sets to the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka.
To add insult to injury, the men’s hockey squad, which had qualified for the knock-out phase after 36 years, was bundled out of the competition by Belgium which inflicted a 3-1 defeat. A lackluster India squandered a one goal advantage and blew away a great opportunity to create history after a hiatus of 36 years to climb the medal podium.
Here is India’s schedule for August 15 (Monday) in Rio de Janeiro
Men’s Triple Jump Qualification Group A and Group B
Renjith Maheshwary (6 PM IST)
Women’s 200m Round 1 Heats 1-6
Srabani Nanda 6:05pm, 6:13pm, 6:21pm, 6:29pm, 6:37pm, 6:45pm IST
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
Lalita Babar (7:45PM IST)
Women’s Discus Throw Qualifiers Group A and Group B
Seema Punia (5:00 AM, 6:20 AM IST Aug 16)
Men’s Middle 75kg Quarterfinal (v Uzbekistan)
Vikas Krishan v Melikuziev Bektemir (3:15 AM IST Aug 16)
Women’s singles pre-quarterfinals
PV Sindhu (2 AM IST – Aug 16)
Men’s singles pre-quarterfinals
Kidambi Srikanth (5:30 AM IST – Aug 16)
Men’s 85kg 1/8 Final
Ravinder Khatri (6:30 PM IST)