Fri Oct 4th / All-in Global / Archived
INDIA | SANIA AND ROHAN MIXING THINGS UP IN RIO
India normally save their best performances for the cricket field and sadly, it’s not an Olympic sport. But the record books show they’re pretty handy at hockey…
No country has won more Olympic golds in the men’s event than India, who have been Olympic champions on eight occasions. This time round they’re not quite as fancied but could well secure a bronze medal if they play to their potential.
Under the coaching of the super-experienced Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans, India won the Gold medal at the Asian Games where goalkeeper (and captain) PR Sreejesh saved two penalty strokes in the final against Pakistan. So far India have beaten Ireland and lost to Germany in Rio.
Tennis Mixed Doubles
It’s not a bad place to start when you have the Number 1 ranked female doubles player in your team. Sania Mirza will team up with men’s Number 10 Doubles ranked player Rohan Bopanna to try and win a medal for India.
A former World Number 27, Mirza gave up her singles career in 2013 due to a wrist injury but has flourished in Doubles where she has already won medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
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