It was a much better day for the Indians as Boxer Vikas Krishan and Archer Atanu Das entered the pre-quarterfinals in Tuesday, while Indian hockey team beat Argentina 2-1 to put a foot in quarters.
Former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan Yadav (75kg), gave India’s boxing campaign a rousing start with a dominant victory over USA Charles Conwell to enter the pre-quarterfinals.
The 24-year-old Vikas Yadav will now face Turkey’s Onder Sipal, who got the better of Zambian Benny Muziyo in a fiercely-contested opening bout.
Archer Atanu Das defeated Nepalese rival Jitbahadur Muktan 6-0 and then vanquished Cuba’s Adrian Andres Puentes Perez 6-4 to enter the pre-quarters in men’s individual event where he will next face a tough rival in former world No 5 South Korean archer Lee Seung-Yun in the 1/8 Eliminators on 12 August.
Das began on a booming note, winning the first three of the best of five sets 29-26, 29-24, 30-26.
In men’s hockey, India beat Argentina for a nail-biting 2-1 win in a men’s hockey pool match at Rio Olympics.
It is India’s second win in three Pool B matches, after beating Ireland 3-2 and getting beaten by Germany 1-2.
The scorers for India in men’s hockey were Chinglensana (8th) and Kothajit Khadangbam (35th). Gonzalo Peillat (49th) reduced the margin for Argentina at Olympic Hockey Stadium.