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Rio Olympics: Shuttlers Saina, Srikanth, Sindhu advance to second round

Saina Rio OlympicsAce Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made winning starts as they registered easy victories in their first group games in the Rio Olympics 2016.

Medal hopeful Saina faced tough resistance from Brazilian player Lohaynny Vicente but displayed her experience and skills at crucial junctures to post a win  21-17, 21-17 in the first match of her Rio campaign.

Another shuttler Sindhu marked an easy win in the women’s individual competition by beating Laura Sarosi of Hungary 21-8, 21-9.

Similarly Srikanth started his Olympics campaign in superb fashion, winning 21-11, 21-17 against Mexico’s Lino Munoz in men’s singles category.

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