Live | Sindhu cruises into semis

Woman shuttler P.V. Sindhu will face a daunting task against China’s Wang Yihan, a silver-medallist four years ago in London, in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. The lanky player from Hyderabad and Kidambi Srikanth, who made it to the men’s singles quarters, are the only two medal contenders left in the competition. Day 11 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, track and field, boxing, wrestling and more.

India's P.V. Sindhu reacts as she scores a point over China's Wang Yihan during their women's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Latest updates (all times in IST):

0439 hrs: And the Indian wins! Sindhu plays spectacular badminton against the Chinese ace winning by 2-0.

0435 hrs: The Chinese ace catching up, playing aggressive badminton.

0431 hrs: Sindhu leads by five points. Spectators elated!

0422 hrs: Change of game! Sindhu leads. However, the Chinese ace looks determined to catch up.

0414 hrs: “India Jeete Ga!” (India shall win) chants spectators, as Sindhu scores a point against her opponent.

0412 hrs: Sensational performance by Sindhu. She wins first set against Chinese opponent.

0404 hrs: Sindhu levels score again with Chinese Wang Yihan. It’s a close game!

0358 hrs: Sindhu levels score with Wang Yihan. She is yet to lead against the Chinese.

0348 hrs: Competition doesn’t seem only on the court but among spectators too.

0344 hrs: China’s Wang Yihan leads by three points, although the Indian ace looks determined to catch up.

0331hrs: Women’s single quarter-final match in badminton between India’s P.V. Sindhu and China’s Wang Yihan to begin shortly.

03:30 hrs: US star Simone Biles won the women’s floor exercise at the Rio Olympics, becoming just the fourth woman in history to win four gymnastics gold medals at one Olympic Games. The 19-year-old dominated the floor with the highest difficulty and execution scores, winning with 15.966 points.

0308 hrs: Belgium wins men’s hockey semifinals against Netherlands by two goals.

Belgium will face Argentina in finals.

2048 hrs: Britain could claim three more gold medals and five more total after its riders all advanced through preliminary rounds during the morning track cycling session at the Rio Games. Becky James and Katy Marchant swept through the women’s sprint quarterfinals, and Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner are alive in the keirin. Laura Trott leads the multidiscipline omnium.

Track cycling concludes with the finals in all three events Tuesday night. IOC president Thomas Bach took in the session with UCI president Brian Cookson, the head of cycling’s world governing body. Bach also turned out to watch the end of the Olympic road race.

2047 hrs: Netherlands has finished off a sweep of the Olympic open water swimming races with a thrilling victory in the men’s 10-kilometre race.

Ferry Weertman captured the gold medal at Copacabana after Greece’s Spiros Gianniotis crossed under the finish line first but reached up after the Dutchman to touch the timing pad.

That gave the victory to Weertman in a time of 1 minute, 52.59.8 seconds, one day after Sharon van Rouwendaal took the women’s race for the Netherlands.

Gianniotis missed a chance to give Greece its first swimming gold since the inaugural Olympics in 1896.

The bronze went to France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier, who out-touched China’s Lijun Zu. American Jordan Wilimovsky was fifth.

Australia’s Jarrod Poort broke away from the pack early in the race, building a lead of more than a minute at the midway point. He couldn’t hold on, getting passed on the last of four laps and finishing 20th.

2023 hrs: Christian Taylor has successfully defended his Olympic triple jump title, leading Will Claye in a repeat U.S. sweep of gold and silver medals.

Taylor, who won gold in London in 2012 at 17.81,

set the benchmark on Tuesday with a season-leading mark of 17.86 on his first attempt.

Claye was second again and Dong Bin of China won bronze.

1955 hrs: Meanwhile, BB Sharan Singh, WFI president, has said that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed against the clean chit to wrestler Narsingh Yadav. “Hearing will be on 18 August, but we are confident as our case is strong”

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