India at Olympics, Day 8 updates: Sania-Bopanna lose to Venus and Rajeev Ram in semis

sania mirzaRio de Janeiro: After their stupendous show on Day 7, all eyes will be on mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, who after beating Andy Murray and Heather Watson in the quarters, will take on USA's Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram in the semi-finals on Saturday. A win on Day 8 will assure them of a medal.

Meanwhile, in golf, India's Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will continue their campaigns in the men's individual third round. In shooting, in the men’s 25m Rapid fire pistol and men’s skeet qualification, Gurpreet Singh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan will look to qualify for the finals.

The track and field events will also see some of the Indian athletes in action. Lalitha Babar, the first Indian woman steeplechaser to reach a world final, and Sudha Singh will start with the steeplechase heats. Nirmala Sheoran will be part of the 400m heats. There are others who would also be in action on Day 8.

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Heartbreaking for India as mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Sania Rohan Bopannalose to Americans Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram 6-2 2-6 3-10. The Indian pair will now fight for the bronze.

Lalita Babar not only broke the national record at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday but also qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final as one of the fastest losers in the Heats. She became the first Indian to reach the final of a track event at the Olympics in 32 years.

Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan fails to qualify for men's skeet event.

Indian women hockey lose to Argentina 0-5.

Sudha Singh finishes 9th in women's steeplechase Heat 3, out of contention.

Lalita Babar finishes 4th in Heat 2 of the Women's 3000m steeplechase.

Women’s hockey: Argentina lead India 5-0 in 2nd quarter.

Rowing: Dattu Bhokanal finishes 1st in Final C with a time of 6:54.96 in men's single sculls.

Mairaj Ahmed Khan scores 25 in Round 4. He climbs to 6th place with an overall total of 97.