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Ranking the 10 best Indian performers at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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Published 22 Aug 2016, 09:45 IST
22 Aug 2016, 09:45 IST

The 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday, and needless to say it was a disappointing two-week period for India at the event, with many near-misses and close shaves and only two medals. However, there were quite a few performers who put a spirited show in their respective events.

Here's a look at India's best 10 performers at the Games:

10. Dattu Bhokanal

Dattu Bhokanal

The only Indian rower to feature at the Rio Olympics, the story of Dattu Bhokanal was as inspiring on the waters of Rio as it was away from it. The young rower, appearing in his maiden Games, put forth a very commendable performance, to finish 1st in the ‘C’ finals of the Men’s Singles Sculls with a timing of 6:54.96.

Prior to that, he finished 4th in his heats to make it through to the quarterfinals, where he finished 15th. Bhokanal was second in the C/D Semifinal with a time of 7:19.02, which ensured he progressed through to the ‘C’ Single Sculls final.

His was a story that made everyone stand up and applaud and hopefully in the days to come, he can scale grander heights for India.

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